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


                              The Ocean Rowing Society Int. - its team and its founder  >>>

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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  Recent additions to the website / news: 

Riaan Manser & Vasti Geldenhuys have arrived to Hawaii in a record-breaking time 
   Martin Cruickshank & Fenella McAlister  will resume their row from Gran Canaria


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

●  Partner wanted for ocean row ! See details >>>



 Added to Sale page:

- Sogno Atlantico
- Mugatu

- Dream It Do It
- Layla
- Limited Intelligence
- Black Oyster 
- Worst Case Scenario

 - London Pride - a mini refit and new price
- Hope - reduced price
- Papa Delta - new price
- Innovation - for urgent sale


Arrivals:          Riaan Manser & Vasti Geldenhuys
Now at Sea :                  Karlis Bardelis & Gints Barkovskis   

Returned / Rescued / Suspended :
On Standby :  
Ocean rowers/ ocean rowboats in other adventures

Calendar of ocean rows in   2016 2017 2018



  Riaan Manser & Vasti Geldenhuys (SA)



 FB - VastiFB Riaan
YB tracking

are celebrating their honeymoon by rowing the Mid-Pacific route from California to Hawaii on board "Honeymoon". The couple have already rowed the Atlantic E-W in 2014 from African coast to NY.

Monterey, CA. on July 15, 2016 at 14:21GMT

Landed at  Waikiki Yacht Club in Ala Wai Boat Harbor, O'ahu, Hawaii
on August 23, 2016 at 19:07GMT (9:07am local time)
39 days 4hrs 46min at sea.

The team have become the first South Africans to row on any Pacific route.
This is the fastest row (Open Class) on the Mid-Pacific E-W route.







The boat of Stein Hoff Fox II is still at sea. As long as the tracking continues, you can see her positions here >>> YB tracking


 Karlis Bardelis & Gints Barkovskis (Latvia)



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YB tracking

Bored of Borders team are taking the slowest way to Rio - rowing on board Linda across the South Atlantic from Luderitz, Namibia, to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, the home town of the XXXI Summer Olympic Games

Luderitz, Namibia on May 4, 2016 at 07:00GMT




For details  >>>

Yorkie Lomas & Phil Langman (GB)   Mick Dawson and Steve Grenham (GB)
Olly Hicks and George Bullard (GB)  



Calendar of ocean rows in  2016


Romuald Koperski (Poland)



 is going to row 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.
The departure is scheduled for Autumn 2016


Martin Cruickshank (Croatia) &
Fenella McAlister (UK)


Olly Hicks (GB)

n 2015 undertook an attempt to row the Atlantic E-W from Sagres, Portugal to Barbados on board Fifty-Fifty. Due to adverse weather were towed to the Canaries.
The restart is planned for
December 1, 2016 from Puerto Mogan, Gran Canaria.
When successful they will become the first team of brother & sister,  and Martin - the first Croatian to row an ocean.


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 planned for December 2016

Peter Van Kets & Braam Malherbe  (SA)


Grant Axe Rawlinson (New Zealand)
Alan Silva (Australia)

will be rowing across the South Atlantic Ocean on board Spirit of Madiba from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro during the next Cape to Rio yacht race, starting at the end of December 2016

Peter Van Kets >>>

FB Braam Maherba >>>


are planning 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).
The departure is scheduled for
December 2016
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Calendar of ocean rows in  2017

Charlie Martell  (GB)


Duncan Hutchison (GB)

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


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

Jacob Adoram (USA) 


Stian Aker & Rune Malterud (Norway)

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


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,  2017.


Joseph Gagnon,
Jean Gagnon,  
Monika Gagnon (CAN)


Andras Bakos (Hungary) &
 Erik Harrewijn (NZ)

Joseph in team with his father Jean and aunt Monika have completed the first of three expeditions they intend to set off. In July 2016 they rowed down the St. Lawrence River.
Next they will be rowing across the North Atlantic W-E from Canada to France.- team of Three, 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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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

Calendar of ocean rows in  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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