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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:


  Offers / Invitations

 "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

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



 Added to Sale page:
- Hope 


- Limited Intelligence
- Black Oyster 

New price:
- Worst Case Scenario - new price
- Papa Delta - new price

 - Innovation - for urgent sale

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Arrivals:                Team Essence
Grand Expedition
Now at Sea :                 


Returned / Rescued / Suspended :    
On Standby :               
Ocean rowers/ ocean rowboats in other adventures
Calendar of ocean rows in   2016 2017





 Patrick Favre, Aude Dove, Lucie Richard, Benjamin Fauchié, Nicolas Moriceau-Gomez (all France), Francesco Tomba (Italy/UK)




Team of Six skippered by Patrick Favre are rowing across the Atlantic E-W from Gran Canaria to Guadeloupe on board Grand Expedition in a bid to beat the speed record.

Left Puerto De Mogan, Gran Canaria on January 26, 2016 at 10:25GMT



Matt Bennett, Oliver Bailey, Aldo Kane, Jason Fox, Ross Johnson




Team of Five are rowing across the Atlantic E-W from mainland Europe to mainland South America, from Lagos, Portugal to Venezuela on board Essence - in attempt to become the first team to row from Europe to South America non-stop.


Left Lagos, Portugal  on February 7, 2016




For details  >>>

Elin Haf Davies (GB) - completed Stephen Harpin (GB) - completed
Mick Dawson and Steve Grenham (GB) Angelo Wilkie-Page (South Africa)
Alex Bellini (Italy)  



Calendar of ocean rows in  2016

Stein Hoff (Norway)



is going to row  the Atlantic W-E solo on board Fox II to commemorate and honour the first ever row across an ocean by Norwegian-Americans Georg Harbo and Gabriel "Frank" Samuelsen 120 years earlier, as well as hoping to be the first Norwegian to row the Atlantic from West to East. The row will start in Battery Park, Manhattan, New York and will end in St. Mary, Scilly Isles, England.
When successful, Stein will become the oldest (71) person to row an ocean.
The departure is scheduled for Sunday, 15th May 2016 

Press article >>>
Project >>>
FB page -  Stein Hoff - Atlantic Row 2016





James Caple & Cindy Way (USA)


Stian Aker & Rune Malterud (Norway)


are going to row the Atlantic W-E from Massachusetts USA to Ireland (preferably Dingle) to become the first American pair and the first mixed crew (and for Cindy - the first American female) to row the Atlantic W-E.
The departure is planned for
May 22, 2016


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,  2016


Mary Rose (Australia) 


Andras Bakos (Hungary) &
 Erik Harrewijn (NZ)

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
Press article
Press article
  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 2016

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


Jacob Adoram (USA) 


Scott Butler (UK) 

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


s going to complete his 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.
He had finished his cycling leg in Bulgaria but had to postpone the start of the sea journey until the next year.
The departure is planned for
June 2016


Joseph Gagnon,
Jean Gagnon,  

Monika Gagnon (CAN)


Olly Hicks (GB)

Joseph in team with his father Jean and aunt Monika intend to set on three expeditions:
rowing 800 miles down the St. Lawrence River - team of Three, Summer 2016;
rowing across the North Atlantic W-E from Canada to France.- team of Three, Summer 2017;
rowing across the North Atlantic W-E from Canada to France solo - Joseph, Summer 2018
FB page >>>


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


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
When successful, they will become the first Pair to row the South Atlantic and the first Pair to row from mainland Africa to mainland South America

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
FB page >>>


Calendar of ocean rows in  2017

Charlie Martell  (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







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