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




Sonya Baumstein has been rescued


Recent additions to the website
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●  Section "OCEAN ROWERS / OCEAN ROWBOATS IN OTHER ADVENTURERS" has been moved to a separate page   


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



 Added to Sale page:
- Macpac Challenger

New build ocean rowing boat hull solo/pair

New price:
 - Innovation - for urgent sale


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Now at Sea :       Tom Rainey & Lawrence Walters 
 Sarah Outen

Emma Mitchell, Isabel Burnham,
Laura Penhaul
& Natalia Cohen

 Tom Hudson & Pete Fletcher

John Beeden


Returned / Rescued / Suspended :  Sonya Baumstein
On Standby :         James Ketchell & Ashley Wilson
Ocean rowers/ ocean rowboats in other adventures
Calendar of ocean rows in  2015 2016 2017





  Sonya Baumstein (USA)




Days  :  hours  :  minutes  :  seconds

05   :   23   :   30  :  00 


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undertook an attempt to row the Pacific Ocean from Choshi, Japan to San Francisco on board Icha in bid to become the first female to row across the Pacific  solo non-stop and the first female to row across the Pacific W-E.

Left Choshi, Japan on June 7, 2015 at 8:30GMT
Ended her row because of expected bad weather. Was rescued on June 13, 2015 at 08:00GMT.





   Tom Rainey & Lawrence Walters (GB)





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Ocean Valour Team are rowing the Atlantic West-East from New York (USA) to Salcombe (UK).

Departed from North Cove Marina, Battery Park, Manhattan, New York 
on May 3, 2015 at 14:33GMT (10:33 EDT)


Emma Mitchell, Isabel Burnham, Laura Penhaul and Natalia Cohen (GB)    


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are rowing 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.

Left San Francisco on April 20, 2015 at 9:15GMT
On May 6, 2015 at 3:00GMT landed in Santa Barbara for repairs  after
15 days 17hrs 45 min at sea

Left Santa Barbara on May 13, 2015 at 04:00GMT (May 12, 2015 at 21:00PDT)


    Sarah Outen (GB)





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is rowing 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).

Left Chatham, Cape Cod, USA on May 14, 2015 at 13:45GMT (9:45 EDT) 


   Tom Hudson (GB) & Pete Fletcher  (Australia)





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are rowing the Atlantic W-E from New York  to London  on board Macpac Challenger.

Left Gateway Marina, New York, USA  on May 21, 2015 at 00:47GMT (May 20, 2015 at 20:47 EDT)



  John Beeden (GB)





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is rowing the Pacific E-W solo from North America to Australia in a bid to row from continent to continent non-stop.

Left Horseshoe Bay, San Francisco, CA.  USA on June 1,  2015 at 05:50GMT (10:50pm May 31, 2015  PDT)





 James Ketchell & Ashley Wilson (UK)





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are going to undertake their second attempt to row the Indian Ocean E-W from Geraldton, WA. to Mauritius on board James Lewis in a bid to become the fastest pair on this route.

The re-start is planned for June 7-8, 2015 (weather permitting)

The current speed record for pairs on this route is 85d 2hrs 05min, achieved by Laurence Grand-Clement & Laurence De Rancourt (France).
The fastest time of crossing by a male pair is 102d 13hrs 40min by Guy Andrew & Watts Delaney (UK).

On Standby in Geraldton, WA.




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Angelo Wilkie-Page (South Africa) Anne Quemere (France)
Mick Dawson and Steve Grenham (GB) Serge Girard (France)
Alex Bellini (Italy) Stephen Harpin (GB)


Calendar of ocean rows in  2015

Mary Rose (Australia) 



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
>>> 11.04.15 



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 Summer 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

Stein Hoff (Norway)


Erden Eruc (Turkey) & Kendon Glass (Australia)

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 person to row an ocean.
The departure is scheduled for Sunday, 15th May 2016   News article >>>
Press-release May 2015

  will undertake their second attempt to row  across the Atlantic Ocean W-E  from New York City to Portugal, and then (in pair with Mark Gasson, GB/Australia)  - Mediterranean Sea toward Anzac Cove near Gallipoli in Turkey, to pay tribute to Turkish, Australian and New Zealand soldiers who died in the Dardanelles during the Great War.

The departure is scheduled for April 15, 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) 


Olly Hicks (GB)

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


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 


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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