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●  Mary Rose will undertake her second attempt to row Mid-Pacific E-W

●  Erden Eruc is changing the plan of his forthcoming row

Sarah Outen is approaching the Cape Cod 

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Arrivals:    Nelson - five 
Now at Sea :     
Serge Girard    
Returned / Rescued / Suspended :
On Standby :  Sarah Outen 
Calendar of ocean rows in  2015 2016



Sam Greatrex, Tara Adams,  Jim Alsford, Nicholas Sen (all GB) & Ralph Tuijn  (Netherlands)


Days  :  hours  :  minutes  :  seconds

52   :   06   :   00  :  00 



Team of Five have rowed  the Atlantic E-W from  Europe to West Indies  on board Nelson

Left Lagos, Portugal  on January 26, 2015 at 12:00GMT (t.b.c.) 
Arrived in Cedros, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago on March 19 2015 at 18:00GMT (t.b.c.) 

Congratulations on a new record !

The longest distance rowed by any team non-stop on route Atlantic east to west  is
3790 miles (6100 km)(3295 nautical miles)
achieved by Sam Greatrex, Tara Adams, Jim Alsford, Nicholas Sen (all GB) & Ralph Tuijn (Netherlands), who rowed from Lagos, Portugal to Cedros, Trinidad and Tobago in 52 days 6 hrs
between 26th January and 19th March 2015
on board Nelson




 Serge Girard (France)





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is undertaking an attempt to circumnavigate the Southern Hemisphere under human power from East to West, by rowing three oceans and running three continents without a break in his itinerary.
The journey began and will finish in Reunion Island.
Started his journey - a run across the Reunion Island - from Le Barachois, Saint Denis
March 8, 2015 at 06:00GMT
 (10:00 local time) Finished this leg in Le Port on March 13, 2015

Left Basin Père Guèze, Le Port, Reunion on March 17, 2015 at 6:00GMT 




    Sarah Outen (GB)





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will row the Atlantic W-E from Cape Cod to England as the final leg of her "Circumnavigation of the Northern Hemisphere under human power - London 2 London" project. She left London on April 1st, 2011, travelling by bicycle, kayak and rowboat, and her journey has included rowing mid-Pacific W-E, from Japan to Aleutian Islands (off the coast of Alaska). The departure is expected in March 2015 

Approaching the Standby  point in Cape Cod, USA 



 Angelo Wilkie-Page (South Africa)




is going to circumnavigate the Globe under human power fro East to West and Pole to Pole, which will include rowing the Atlantic Ocean. The expedition is expected to take a period of eight years. The adventurer kicked off his journey from Santa Monica Pier, Ca. 

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Started his journey on November 20th 2014 from the Santa Monica Pier, Ca.

 Mick Dawson and Steve Grenham (GB)




In Spring 2016 ocean rower Mick Dawson & Steve Grenham, both former Royal Marines, are going to kayak the 650 miles of coastline of the Falkland Islands.
Prior to that, they intend to complete a number of challenges, including competing in The Devizes to Westminster Canoe/Kayak race in April 2015, The Yukon River Quest in June of 2015, a circumnavigation of The Isle of Mann and then a circumnavigation of Ireland.

Cockleshell Endeavour was officially launched on January 29, 2015 

 Alex Bellini (Italy)




Ocean rower (Atlantic E-W and Pacific E-W solo) intends to live for twelve months on the tip of a drifting iceberg in a survival capsule.

The start is scheduled for 2015  



Calendar of ocean rows in  2015


Tom Rainey & Sam Coombs (GB)

Emma Mitchell, Isobel Burnham, Laura Penhaul and Natalia Cohen (GB) - are going to row the Pacific E-W from Long Beach, California to Cairns, Australia on board Doris to become the first all-female crew to row across the Pacific. The departure is planned for Mid-April 2015.
Press article >>>


Ocean Valour Team are going to row the Atlantic West-East from New York (USA) to Salcombe (UK).The departure is planned for May 2015

Press article >>> 25.03.15 

Mary Rose (Australia) 


Sonya Baumstein (USA)

will undertake her second attempt to row solo along the route Mid-Pacific East to West, this time from San Diego to Honolulu on board Dipper. The row will begin from San Diegos Mission Bay Harbour on May 16, 2015
Press article


is preparing to row the North Pacific W-E from Japan to San Francisco on board her yet to be named solo boat. The departure is scheduled for 2015.

Scott Butler (UK) 


Andras Bakos (Hungary) &
 Erik Harrewijn (NZ)

is going to undertake a journey from UK to the summit of Elbrus, which consists of 1800 mile cycle ride through Europe to the Western coast of the Black Sea (Burgas, Bulgaria), a solo row of 750 miles across the Black Sea to the far reaches of the Eastern coast (Batumi, Georgia), a bicycle ride of couple of hundred miles to the base of Mount Elbrus and finally - climbing the highest mountain in Europe. The start is planned for Summer 2015.


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 May 2015 


NOMAN Row to End HPV

Barcelona to Ibiza and Ibiza to Barcelona
July 2015
Run by New Ocean Wave

Join one of two identical four man boats in a race across the Mediterranean


The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2015 Run by Atlantic Campaigns
from San Sebastian de La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain

Solo, Pairs, Fours.

The start is scheduled for December 2015


Calendar of ocean rows in  2016

Erden Eruc (Turkey) + 1 (t.b.n.)


Jacob Adoram (USA) 

plans to row across the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea - from New York City to Portugal, and then heading through the Mediterranean toward Anzac Cove near Gallipoli in Turkey - to pay tribute to his countrymen and Australian and New Zealand soldiers who died in the Dardanelles during the Great War.
News article >>> 24.03.15


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 2016


Run by New Ocean Wave
Pairs and Fours
from Monterey, California
to Diamond Head, Oahu, Hawaii
Start is scheduled for June 2016


Olly Hicks (GB)



is preparing to row around the globe 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 planned for October 2016 









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