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The ORS Int. is the official adjudicator of ocean rowing records for Guinness World Records


Kenneth Frank Crutchlow,
the Founder and the President of the The Ocean Rowing Society Int. since 1983, (Bio)
March 18, 1944 -  January 17, 2016



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Now at Sea :                  Romuald Kaperski
Martin Cruickshank & Fenella McAlister 
József Orha
Talisker Whisky Challenge Race
Returned / Rescued / Suspended :
On Standby :     Braam Malherbe & Clyde Barendse             
Ocean rowers/ ocean rowboats in other adventures
Calendar of ocean rows in   2017 2018


  Romuald Koperski (Poland)





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 is rowing the Atlantic E-W solo from the Canaries to the Caribbean Islands on board Pianist. This row is planned to be followed by a future row across the Pacific Ocean W-E, from Japan to the North American coast.

Departed from Las Gallatas, Tenerife on October 31, 2016 at 14:50GMT 

   Martin Cruickshank (Croatia) & Fenella McAlister (UK)


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have resumed their row across the Atlantic E-W from Gran Canaria 

In 2015 undertook an attempt to row the Atlantic E-W from Sagres, Portugal to Barbados on board Fifty-Fifty. Due to adverse weather made a stop on the Canaries.
When successful they will become the first team of brother & sister,  and Martin - the first Croatian to row an ocean.

Departed from  Puerto de Mogan, Gran Canaria at 10:00GMT on November 29, 2016 

   József Orha (Hungary)





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is rowing the Atlantic E-W solo from Lagos, Portugal to Antigua via Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, on board a custom-built 6.9 m long boat Spartan. The boat was built by Hungarian ocean rower and creator of Fire Ant - Gábor Rakonczay

Left  Lagos, Portugal on December 11, 2016 at 11:00GMT

An annual race across the Atlantic from East to West

La Gomera, Canary Islands - Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda
Organized by Atlantic Campaigns

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 12 crews taking part in the race started their row at/after 9:30GMT on December 14, 2016 from San Sebastian, La Gomera 






   Braam Malherbe & Clyde Barendse  (SA)



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will be rowing across the South Atlantic Ocean on board Mhondoro from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro during the next Cape to Rio yacht race, The departure is scheduled for Friday, January 20, 2017 (weather permitting)

On Standby in Cape Town




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Calendar of ocean rows in  2017


Mike Burton (UK) 


Olly Hicks (GB)

has rowed the Atlantic E-W in pairs with Tom Salt (2013/14) and now intends to row solo from Gran Canaria to Antigua in a boat built by Global Boat works.
The departure is scheduled for January 8, 2017

is preparing to circumnavigate the Southern Hemisphere W - E solo and unsupported. The Global Row voyage encompasses all of the world's major Oceans, covering over 18,000 nautical miles, and will take approximately 18-22 months
The departure from Tasmania is t.b.a.

Grant 'Axe' Rawlinson (NZ)
Charlie Smith (GB)


Ted Welman & Jack Faulkner (UK)

Grant is going to undertake a Human Powered expedition "Rowing Home", which will include rowing from Singapore to Darwin (2600 miles), cycling from Darwin to Sydney and rowing across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand (1300 miles). on board his ocean rowboat Simpson's Donkey
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UK-born Singapore-based Charlie Smith will join Grant in rowing from Singapore to Darwin, Australia. The departure is planned for January 2017


- two doctors are preparing to row the Indian Ocean E-W from Geraldton, WA. to Mauritius as a team Doctors Adrift in a bid to break the current speed record for Pairs on this route of 85 days 2 hrs 05 min.
The departure is scheduled for March 2017
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Francesco Tomba (Italy/UK)  


Duncan Hutchison (GB)

intends to row the Indian Ocean E-W solo from Australia to Tanzania to become the first person to row this route from continent to continent non-stop and the youngest male (28) to row the Indian Ocean solo.
The departure from Perth, WA. is scheduled for April 2017
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intends to embark on a challenge to complete a 3,500 mile solo row across the Atlantic W-E from New York to Lochinver (North West Scotland), in a self-built, clinker style skiff converted for ocean rowing. The departure is planned for May 2017


Lia Ditton (UK)


Charlie Martell  (GB)

is preparing to row the North Pacific E-W from Choshi, Japan to San Francisco, USA.

The departure is scheduled for May 2017
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is going to undertake another attempt to row across the Pacific W-E solo, from Choshi, Japan to San Francisco on board Blossom
The departure is planned for Summer 2017
News article
>>>  9.04.2015


Joseph Gagnon(CAN) + 1


Jacob Adoram (USA) 

 will be rowing across the North Atlantic W-E from Canada to France in Summer 2017;
And a year later Joseph will be rowing across the North Atlantic W-E from Canada to France solo, Summer 2018
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intends to row the Pacific E-W solo in a purpose built ocean rowboat (currently under construction) from Washington State to Northeast Australia.
The departure is planned for Summer 2017




Paddy Gallagher (Ireland)


Andras Bakos (Hungary) &
 Erik Harrewijn (NZ)

will attempt to row the North Atlantic W-E solo from St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada to Dugort pier, Achill Island, Ireland
to become the first amputee to row an ocean solo .
The expedition will start at the first suitable weather window in June 2017
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15.12. 2016
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intend to row the Atlantic W-E from New York to Paris non-stop on board a trimaran style ocean rowboat Samson. The departure is planned for Summer 2017



Non-stop endurance rowing race around Britains coast

2,000 miles

From Tower Bridge to Tower Bridge

Starts on June 1st, 2017




Duncan Tebb (Australia), Rhys Deane, Jeremy Webb &
 Nigel Le Cassick (all UK)



Team of Four Island Voyagers are going to row Around the UK, aiming to depart on July 1st 2017 from Southampton on board All Relative
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Calendar of ocean rows in  2018


Kiko Matthews (UK) 


Stian Aker & Rune Malterud (Norway)

i s going to row the Atlantic E-W solo from La Gomera, Canary Islands to Barbados onboard speed record holder open class boat Soma (Charlie Pitcher, UK. 2013) to set a solo speed record for women in an open class rowboat. The record for classic boats (Anne Quemere, France. 2002/2003) is 56 days, 13hrs 09min.
The departure is planned for February 2018
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Norwegian adventurers (winners of the First Race to South Pole 2008/099) plan to row the Atlantic W-E from New York, USA to England, retracing the route of Harbo&Samuelsen,  on board a purpose-built boat in less than 55 days.
The departure is scheduled for June 6,  2018

Run by New Ocean Wave
Pairs and Fours
from Monterey, California
to Diamond Head, O’ahu, Hawaii

Start is scheduled for June 2018


Race across the Atlantic Ocean from West to East

Pairs and Fours

from Newport, Rhode Island, USA

to Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK

Start is scheduled for June 24, 2018





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