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Simon Chalk & Semen Deyak are now at sea  

● A list of ocean rowing records submitted to GWR in 2014  

● 6 photos added to Photo album of Emmanuel Coindre 

Short story of Alex Bland and Harry Martin-Dreyer is added to "LOGS" 


Wanted - ocean rowers (to join teams) and crews to participate in races  


●  Wanted -  2 - 4 man second hand ocean rowing boat (or pedal boat) to buy or to rent 


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 "List of rowers who rowed an ocean / oceans twice or more" (with age at the start) has been added to the stats.

   Your additions / corrections are welcome

  ORS Int. technical team offers their service in restoring/repairing/refreshing second-hand ocean rowboats


 Sale   - Curryfishball is added to Sale page 
            - An ocean rowboat has been added to Sale page  

            - Innovation  has been added to Sale page  

            - London Pride - new price
            -  Dippers
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Now at Sea :     
Abraham Levy  - solo
Vladimir Maximov  - solo
 Avalon - eight
Nelson - four
  Semen Deyak & Simon Chalk  
Returned / Rescued / Suspended : (go to the archive)
On Standby : 
Calendar of ocean rows in  2015 2016





 Abraham Levy (Mexico)




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is rowing the Atlantic E-W solo from  Mainland Spain to Mexico on board Cascarita 

Left Huelva, Spain on October 21, 2014 at 15:15GMT
Stopped over in San Sebastian de La Gomera at 08:00GMT on November 10, 2014.
Resumed his row at 15:00GMT on December 2, 2014
Stopped over at English Harbour, Antigua on January 29, 2015 at 4:21 GMT

Resumed the row on February 13, 2015

 Vladimir Maximov (Russia)




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is rowing the Atlantic E-W from Lisbon, Portugal to Barbados on board a custom-built Rossiter Rowing Boats'  Solaris.

Left Lisbon, Portugal on November 16, 2014. at 09:30GMT

Leven Brown - Skipper (GB), Thato Mabeline (South Africa), Julie Dunne (GB/Ireland), Don Lennox & James Robins (GB), Caetano Altafin (GB/Brazil), Stuart Connacher & Nikki Brown (GB)





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Team of Eight are rowing the Atlantic E-W from Gran Canaria to Barbados on board a Rossiter's Avalon aiming for sub 30 day time.

Left Puerto Mogan, Gran Canaria on January 20, 2015 at 23:30GMT  

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



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Team of Five are rowing  the Atlantic E-W from continental Europe to continental South America - from Lagos, Portugal to Georgetown, Guyana via the Canary Islands, - on board Nelson

Left Lagos, Portugal  on January 26, 2015 at 12:00GMT (t.b.c.) 

 Semen Deyak (Russia) & Simon Chalk (UK)



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are rowing  the Atlantic east to west from Gran Canaria to Barbados on board Sevlush.
It's going to be the 10th ocean row for ocean rower Simon and the first one for an experienced adventurer - mountaineer, polar explorer and yachtsman Semen.

Left Gran Canaria  on March 1, 2015 at 10:00GMT 





 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. 

Tracking page
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 



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 April 2015.
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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


Sonya Baumstein (USA)


Erden Eruc (Turkey)

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.


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.
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Sarah Outen (GB)


Andras Bakos (Hungary) &
 Erik Harrewijn (NZ)

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. 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 Spring 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


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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