Updated August 8, 2016

Atlantic Ocean Crossings from West to East
As Compiled by Oceanrowing.com

Historic Oceanrows -

 

Modern Day Oceanrows -

 

 

S  T  A  T  I  S  T  I  C  S 
TOTAL ATTEMPTS 68
COMPLETED 27
INCOMPLETE 41
IN PROGRESS 0


ROWS FROM CANADA >>>


ROWS FROM THE USA - COMPLETED

From NY Area
   ●   From Cape Cod Area
 

 # FIRST NAME SURNAME COUNTRY BOAT MILES DEPART ARRIVAL DAYS AT SEA FROM TO TO MAINLAND UK & EUROPE
NON-STOP
PAIRS
1 George Harbo Norway Fox 3270 06/06/1896 01/08/1896 55 days 13hours New York, NY (USA) Scilly Isles (GB) 55 days then to Le Havre (France) in 5 days  
Frank (Gabriel) Samuelsen
2 John Ridgway GB English Rose III 2485 04/06/66
21:30GMT
03/09/66
19:30GMT
90 days 22h Orleans, Cape Cod (USA) Aran Isles (Ireland)  
Chay Blyth
3 Chris 'Darby' Walters GB     June 7 2014 9:28GMT August 6 2014  10:34GMT 60d 01h 06min Battery Park, Manhattan, New York Scilly Isles  
Elliott Dale
4 Tom  Rainey GB

Ocean Valour

  May 3 2015 14:53GMT August 4 2015 15:53GMT 93d 01h 20min Battery Park, Manhattan, New York Salcombe (UK) •
Lawrence Walters
5 Tom Hudson GB

Macpac Challenger.

  May 21 2015 00:47GMT August 27 2015 11:12GMT 98d 10h 25min Gateway Marina, New York Falmouth(UK) •
Pete Fletcher Australia
SOLO
1 Gerard d'Aboville France Captaine Cook 2735 10/07/80 20/09/80 71 days
23hours
Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) Lizard Meridian (his stated goal)  
2 Joseph Le Guen France Pour les Sauvateursc en Mer 2747 13/06/95 24/09/95 103 days
hours
Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) Ile Molene (France) •
3 Emmanuel Coindre France Lady Bird

4545

29 /07/02

25/10/02

87 days 13hours
 59 min

Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) I.d'Ouessant, France •
4 Anne Quèmèrè France Le Connetable 4065

03 /06/04

30/08/04

87 days 12hours
 15 min

Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass. (USA)  Meridian of I.d'Ouessant, France (her stated goal)  
5 Emmanuel Coindre France Lady Bird 3387

09 /07/04

10/09/04

62 days 19hours
 48 min

Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass. (USA)  Meridian of I.d'Ouessant, France  
6 Oliver Hicks GB Miss Olive 3980

26 /05/05

28/09/05

124 days 22hours
 08min

Atlantic Highlands, NJ, USA  St Mary's, Scilly Isles  
FOUR
1 Gijs Groeneveld Netherlands Vopak Victory 3708 27/05/05 27/07/05

60 days 16hours
 19 min

Atlantic Highlands, NJ, USA Longitude of Bishop's Rock  
Robert Hoeve
Jaap Koomen
Maarten Staarink
2 Brad Vickers USA James Robert Hanssen ~3450 10/06/06 20/08/06

71 days 3hours
 22 min
35 sec
(from land to land)

Liberty Landing Marina, Jersey City,  NJ, USA Falmouth,  Port Pendennis Marina
 
•
Dylan LeValley
Greg Spooner
Jordan Hanssen
3 Carl Powell GB Yorkshire Warrior ~ 10/06/06 25/08/06

75 days
17 hours
39 min

Liberty Landing Marina, Jersey City,  NJ, USA Longitude of Bishop's Rock  
Andrew Unwin
Mick Cataldo
Paul Tetlow
4 Ben Fouracre GB Team Hesco ~ 10/06/06 03/09/06

84 days
23h 59min

Liberty Landing Marina, Jersey City,  NJ, USA Mevagissey, Cornwall UK •
Charlie   Martell
Mark Waterson
Pete Rowlands
5 Leven Brown GB Artemis Investments 3450 17/06/10
17:30GMT
31/07/10
14:56:48GMT

43 days
21h 26min
48sec

Battery Park, Manhattan, New York, USA St Mary's, Scilly Isles  
Ray  Carroll Ireland
Don Lennox GB
Livar Nysted Faroe Islands
FIVE
1 Guin Batten GB Liberty 3450 June 7 2016 15:20GMT July 27 2016  4:47GMT 49d 13h and 27m
Fastest to UK
Liberty Landing Marina,  New Jersey, USA Falmouth, UK •
Molly Brown
Alex  Holt
Mary  Sutherland
Gilly Mara

 

From NY Area

 # FIRST NAME SURNAME COUNTRY BOAT MILES DEPART ARRIVAL DAYS AT SEA FROM TO
PAIRS
1 George Harbo Norway Fox 3270 06/06/1896 01/08/1896 55 days New York, NY (USA) Scilly Isles (GB) 55 days then to Le Havre (France) in 5 days
Gabriel Samuelsen
2 Chris 'Darby' Walters GB     June 7 2014 9:28GMT August 6 2014  10:34GMT 60d 01h 06min
(open class)
Battery Park, Manhattan, New York Scilly Isles
Elliott Dale
3 Tom  Rainey GB

Ocean Valour

  May 3 2015 14"53GMT August 4 2015 15:53GMT 93d 01h 20min Battery Park, Manhattan, New York Salcombe (UK)
Lawrence Walters
4 Tom Hudson GB

Macpac Challenger.

  May 21 2015 00:47GMT August 27 2015 11:12GMT 98d 10h 25min Gateway Marina, New York Falmouth(UK)
Pete Fletcher Australia
SOLO
1 Oliver Hicks GB Miss Olive 3980

26 /05/05

28/09/05

124 days 22hours
 08min

Atlantic Highlands, NJ, USA  St Mary's, Scilly Isles
FOUR
1 Gijs Groeneveld Netherlands Vopak Victory 3708 27/05/05 27/07/05

60 days 16hours
 19 min

Atlantic Highlands, NJ, USA Longitude of Bishop's Rock
Robert Hoeve
Jaap Koomen
Maarten Staarink
2 Brad Vickers USA James Robert Hanssen ~3290 10/06/06 20/08/06

71 days 3hours
 22 min
35 sec
(from land to land)

Liberty Landing Marina, Jersey City,  NJ, USA Falmouth,  Port Pendennis Marina
 
Dylan LeValley
Greg Spooner
Jordan Hanssen
3 Carl Powell GB Yorkshire Warrior ~ 10/06/06 25/08/06

75 days
17 hours
39 min

Liberty Landing Marina, Jersey City,  NJ, USA Longitude of Bishop's Rock
Andrew Unwin
Mick Cataldo
Paul Tetlow
4 Ben Fouracre GB Team Hesco ~ 10/06/06 03/09/06

84 days
23h 59min

Liberty Landing Marina, Jersey City,  NJ, USA Mevagissey, Cornwall UK
Charlie   Martell
Mark Waterson
Pete Rowlands
5 Leven Brown GB Artemis Investments 3450 17/06/10
17:30GMT
31/07/10
14:56:48GMT

43 days
21h 26min
48sec

Battery Park, Manhattan, New York, USA  St Mary's, Scilly Isles
Ray  Carroll Ireland
Don Lennox GB
Livar Nysted Faroe Islands

 

FIVE
1 Guin Batten GB Liberty 3450 June 7 2016 16:00GMT July 27 2016  5:30GMT 48 days
13hrs 49 min
Liberty Landing Marina,  New Jersey, USA Falmouth, UK
Molly Brown
Alex  Holt
Mary  Sutherland
Gilly Mara

From Cape Cod Area

 # FIRST NAME SURNAME COUNTRY BOAT MILES DEPART ARRIVAL DAYS AT SEA FROM TO
PAIRS
1 John Ridgway GB English Rose III 2485 04/06/66
21:30GMT
03/09/66
19:30GMT
90 days 22h Orleans, Cape Cod (USA) Aran Isles (Ireland)
Chay Blyth
SOLO
1 Gerard d'Aboville France Captaine Cook 2735 10/07/80 20/09/80 71 days
23hours
Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) Lizard Meridian (his stated goal)
2 Joseph Le Guen France Pour les Sauvateursc en Mer 2747 13/06/95 24/09/95 103 days
hours
Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) Ile Molene (France)
3 Emmanuel Coindre France Lady Bird

4545

29 /07/02

25/10/02

87 days 13hours
 59 min

Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) I.d'Ouessant, France
4 Anne Quèmèrè France Le Connetable 4065

03 /06/04

30/08/04

87 days 12hours
 15 min

Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass. (USA)  Meridian of I.d'Ouessant, France
5 Emmanuel Coindre France Lady Bird 3387

09 /07/04

10/09/04

62 days 19hours
 48 min
(open class)

Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass. (USA)  Meridian of I.d'Ouessant, France
 

ROWS FROM THE USA - INCOMPLETE

 # FIRST NAME SURNAME COUNTRY BOAT MILES DEPART ARRIVAL DAYS AT SEA FROM TO

PAIRS

1 David Johnston GB Puffin 1432 21/05/66 03/09/66 105days last log entry Virginia Beach, VA USA --- (Lost at Sea)
John Hoare
2 Andy Clark GB Team Sevenoaks - 16/06/07 17/06/07 1 day New York Harbour, NJ. USA returned for repairs
Weston Miller
3 Andy Clark GB Team Sevenoaks - 01/06/08 02/06/08 1 day Liberty Landing Marina
 Jersey City, NJ
--- (Incomplete)
towed back
Pete Lumley
4 James Caple USA Nautilus - 06/06/16 08/06/16 2 days Scituate, MA. USA --- (Incomplete)
towed back
Cindy Way
  &

SOLO

1 Guy Lemonier France Jacquet Enterprises 30 16/06/87 17/06/87 1 days
hours
Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
2 Guy Lemonier France Jacquet Enterprises
21/06/87 21/08/87 57 days
hours
Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
3 Frederic Guerin France Ramereve 1600 27/06/91 22/09/91 87 days
hours
Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
4 Jean Lukes France Luxior Assurances 135 31/07/94 08/08/94 8 days
hours
Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
picked up by "Atlantic Mistress"
5 Jean Lukes France Luxior Assurances
24/06/95 27/06/95 3 days
hours
Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
6 Jean Lukes France Luxior Assurances 55 03/07/95 06/07/95 3 days
hours
Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
7 Tori Murden USA Sector No Limits American Pearl 3050 14/06/98 07/09/98 85 days
hours
Nag's Head, N. Carolina (USA) --- (Incomplete)
Boat abandoned, later recovered off Portugal.
8 Nenad  Belic USA LUN 2618 11/05/01 lost at sea
30/09/01
142 day Stage Harbour, Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass lost at sea
9 Jean  Lukes France Les Sauveteurs En Mer 335 21/06/01 30/06/01 9 days Stage Harbour, Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass rescued
10 Theodore Rezvoy Ukraine Ukraine 251 02/07/03 10/07/03 8 days New York, New York -- (Incomplete)
picked up by "USS Doyle"
11 Emmanuel Coindre France Lady Bird 68 26/07/03 28/07/03 2 days Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass -- (Incomplete)
Airlifted   by coast guard helicopter
12 Jean Lukes France Sojasun 499 26/06/04 11/07/04 15days Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass -- (Incomplete)
Airlifted   by coast guard helicopter
13 Andreas Rommel Germany Lady Georgia 1551 16/07/04 02/09/04 47 days Chatham, Cape Cod (USA) picked up by Federal Elbe, boat recovered
14 Charlie Girard France Caliste - 30/06/07 30/06/07 - Orleans, Cape Cod (USA) -- (Incomplete)  returned for repairs
15 Charlie Girard France Caliste - 04/07/07 06/07/07 1.5 days Orleans, Cape Cod (USA) -- (Incomplete)  picked up
16 Charlie Girard France Caliste - 19/05/09 29/05/09 10 days Orleans, Cape Cod (USA) -- (Incomplete)  rescued
17 John Mollison GB Shepherd Purple Heart   05/07/09 28/07/09 22 days Nantucket Island, Cape Cod, USA -- (Incomplete)  rescued
18 Bruno Froideval France Caouanne   20/06/12 29/06/12 8 days Chatham, Cape Cod, USA incomplete, returned to land
19 Mathieu Bonnier France Liteboat   20/06/12 02/07/12 11d 15hrs Chatham, Cape Cod, USA incomplete, returned to land
20 Niall Iain Macdonald GB Alliance Trust   June 5 2014 June 14 2014 8 days Jersey City, NJ., USA incomplete,
rescued
21 Sarah Outen GB Happy Socks   May 14 2015 October 3, 2015 142 days Chatham, Cape Cod, USA -- (Incomplete)  rescued
22 Stein Hoff Norway Fox II   May 15 2016 August 6 2015 83 days New York, USA -- (Incomplete)  rescued
FOUR
1 Alasdair MacGillivray GB Team Sevenoaks ~ 50 10/06/06 11/06/06 1 day Liberty Landing Marina
 Jersey City, NJ
-- (Incomplete)
towed back by support yacht for repairs
Andy Clark
Peter Stevenson
Steve Hayson
2 Chris Jenkins GB Scilly Boys ~ 50 01/06/08 14/06/08 12 days Liberty Landing Marina
 Jersey City, NJ
-- (Incomplete)
Capsized.Rescued by
tanker Gulf Grace
Tim Garratt,
Wayne Davey
Joby Newton
3 Leven Brown GB Artemis Investments ~150 30/05/10 01/06/10 2 days Liberty Harbour Marina
 Jersey City, NJ
-- (Incomplete)
towed back to land for repairs
Ray Carroll Ireland
Don Lennox GB
Livar Nysted Faroe Islands
4 Leven Brown GB Artemis Investments ~ 12/06/10 12/06/10 0 days Liberty Harbour Marina
 Jersey City, NJ
-- (Incomplete)
returned due to adverse weather
Ray Carroll Ireland
Don Lennox GB
Livar Nysted Faroe Islands

From NY Area (including start points South from NY)

 # FIRST NAME SURNAME COUNTRY BOAT MILES DEPART ARRIVAL DAYS AT SEA FROM TO

PAIRS

1 David Johnston GB Puffin 1432 21/05/66 03/09/66 105days last log entry Virginia Beach, VA (USA) --- (Lost at Sea)
John Hoare
2 Andy Clark GB Team Sevenoaks - 16/06/07 17/06/07 1 day New York Harbour, NJ(USA) returned for repairs
Weston Miller
3 Andy Clark GB Team Sevenoaks - 01/06/08 02/06/08 1 day Liberty Landing Marina
 Jersey City, NJ
--- (Incomplete)
towed back
towed back
Pete Lumley
SOLO
1 Tori Murden USA Sector No Limits American Pearl 3050 14/06/98 07/09/98 85 days
hours
Nag's Head, N. Carolina (USA) --- (Incomplete)
Boat abandoned, later recovered off Portugal.
2 Theodore Rezvoy Ukraine Ukraine 251 02/07/03 10/07/03 8 days New York, New York -- (Incomplete)
picked up by "USS Doyle"
3 Niall Iain Macdonald GB Alliance Trust   June 5 2014 June 14 2014 8 days Jersey City, NJ., USA incomplete,
rescued
FOUR
1 Alasdair MacGillivray GB Team Sevenoaks ~ 50 10/06/06 11/06/06 1 day Liberty Landing Marina
 Jersey City, NJ
-- (Incomplete)
towed back by support yacht for repairs
Andy Clark
Peter Stevenson
Steve Hayson
2 Chris Jenkins GB Scilly Boys ~ 50 01/06/08 14/06/08 12 days Liberty Landing Marina
 Jersey City, NJ
-- (Incomplete)
Capsized.Rescued by
tanker Gulf Grace
Tim Garratt,
Wayne Davey
Joby Newton
3 Leven Brown GB Artemis Investments ~150 30/05/10 01/06/10 2 days Liberty Harbour Marina
 Jersey City, NJ
-- (Incomplete)
towed back to land for repairs
Ray Carroll Ireland
Don Lennox GB
Livar Nysted Faroe Islands
4 Leven Brown GB Artemis Investments ~ 12/06/10 12/06/10 0 days Liberty Harbour Marina
 Jersey City, NJ
-- (Incomplete)
returned due to adverse weather
Ray Carroll Ireland
Don Lennox GB
Livar Nysted Faroe Islands

From Cape Cod

 # FIRST NAME SURNAME COUNTRY BOAT MILES DEPART ARRIVAL DAYS AT SEA FROM TO

PAIRS

1 James Caple USA Nautilus - 06/06/16 08/06/16 2 days Scituate, MA. USA --- (Incomplete)
towed back
Cindy Way

 

SOLO
1 Guy Lemonier France Jacquet Enterprises 30 16/06/87 17/06/87 1 days
hours
Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
2 Guy Lemonier France Jacquet Enterprises
21/06/87 21/08/87 57 days
hours
Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
3 Frederic Guerin France Ramereve 1600 27/06/91 22/09/91 87 days
hours
Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
4 Jean Lukes France Luxior Assurances 135 31/07/94 08/08/94 8 days
hours
Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
picked up by "Atlantic Mistress"
5 Jean Lukes France Luxior Assurances
24/06/95 27/06/95 3 days
hours
Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
6 Jean Lukes France Luxior Assurances 55 03/07/95 06/07/95 3 days
hours
Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
7 Nenad  Belic USA LUN 2618 11/05/01 lost at sea
30/09/01
142 day Stage Harbour, Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass lost at sea
8 Jean  Lukes France Les Sauveteurs En Mer 335 21/06/01 30/06/01 9 days Stage Harbour, Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass rescued
9 Emmanuel Coindre France Lady Bird 68 26/07/03 28/07/03 2 days Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass -- (Incomplete)
Airlifted   by coast guard helicopter
10 Jean Lukes France Sojasun 499 26/06/04 11/07/04 15days Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass -- (Incomplete)
Airlifted   by coast guard helicopter
11 Andreas Rommel Germany Lady Georgia 1551 16/07/04 02/09/04 47 days Chatham, Cape Cod (USA) picked up by Federal Elbe, boat recovered
12 Charlie Girard France Caliste - 30/06/07 30/06/07 - Orleans, Cape Cod (USA) -- (Incomplete)  returned for repairs
13 Charlie Girard France Caliste - 04/07/07 06/07/07 1.5 days Orleans, Cape Cod (USA) -- (Incomplete)  picked up
14 Charlie Girard France Caliste - 19/05/09 29/05/09 10 days Orleans, Cape Cod (USA) -- (Incomplete)  rescued
15 John Mollison GB Shepherd Purple Heart   05/07/09 28/07/09 22 days Nantucket Island, Cape Cod, USA -- (Incomplete)  rescued
16 Bruno Froideval France Caouanne   20/06/12 29/06/12 8 days Chatham, Cape Cod, USA --incomplete, returned to land
17 Mathieu Bonnier France Liteboat   20/06/12 02/07/12 11d 15hrs Chatham, Cape Cod, USA incomplete, returned to land
 

ROWS FROM CANADA* - COMPLETED
* - including French territory Saint Pierre and Miquelon

SOLO

 # FIRST NAME SURNAME COUNTRY BOAT MILES DEPART ARRIVAL DAYS AT SEA FROM TO
1 Tom McClean GB Super Silver 1680 17/05/69 27/07/69 71 days St. Johns, Newfoundland (Canada) Blacksod Bay (Ireland)
2 Tom McClean GB Skoll 1080 1732 16/06/87 10/08/87 55 days
towed to land
St. Johns, Newfoundland (Canada) Bishops Light (UK)
3 Don Allum GB QE3 1720 21/06/87 05/09/87 76 days St. Johns, Newfoundland (Canada) Achili Island (Ireland)
4 Sean Crowley GB Finn Again 2160 17/06/88 21/09/88 92 days Halifax (Canada) Galway (Ireland)
5 Maud Fontenoy France Pilot 4038 13/06/03 9/10/03 117 days 14h 10m Saint Pierre and Miquelon La Coruna, Spain
6 Rob Munslow GB Carnegie X-Stream - 27/06/06 30/08/06 64h 10h 48min
record in classic class
St. Johns, Newfoundland (Canada) Rosevear Island, Isles of Scilly, UK
7 Charles Hedrich France Respectons la Terre   July 9 2012
14:33GMT
December 2 2012 1:30GMT 145d 10h 57min Saint Pierre and Miquelon Martinique ( Petite Anse d'Arlet)  via European and African coasts
8 Mylθne Paquette Canada Hermel   July 06 2013 November 12 2013 128d 22h 34min Halifax, Canada Lizard Meridian
9 Laval St.Germain Canada True Blue

 

June 15 2016 9:00GM August 7 2016 17:26GMT 53 days 8hrs 26min
record in open class
Halifax, Canada Brest, France
                                    FOUR
1 George Rock GB Naturally Best 2312 31/05/05 10/07/05 39 days 22hours 10min 30sec St. Johns, Newfoundland (Canada) Longitude of Bishop's Rock
Robert Munslow
Nigel Morris
Steven Dawson

 ROWS FROM CANADA - INCOMPLETE
PAIRS

 # FIRST NAME SURNAME COUNTRY BOAT MILES DEPART ARRIVAL DAYS AT SEA FROM TO
1 Don Allum GB QE3 1000 05/06/72 19/08/72 76 days St. Johns, Newfoundland (Canada) --- (Incomplete)
Geoff Allum 150 11/06/72 5 days Geoff rescued due to injury
2 Roy Finlay GB Celtic Crossing 250 28/07/00 24/08/00 26 days St. Johns, Newfoundland (Canada) --- (Incomplete)
towed back by Canadian Coastguard
Colleen Cronin USA

SOLO

 # FIRST NAME SURNAME COUNTRY BOAT MILES DEPART ARRIVAL DAYS AT SEA FROM TO
1 Kenneth Kerr GB Bass Challenger 700 1/05/79 26/06/79 58 days
hours
St. Johns, Newfoundland (Canada) rescued
2 Kenneth Kerr GB Bass Challenger ~2100 21/05/80 after 16/09/80 ? 119? days
hours
Corner Brook, Newfoundland (Canada) --- (Lost at Sea)
3 Andrew Wilson GB Nautica -- 25/06/80 unknown unknown St. Johns, Newfoundland (Canada) --- (Lost at Sea)
4 Matthew Boreham GB Spirit of Spelthorne II 6 22/07/99 22/07/99 0 days
hours
St. Johns, Newfoundland (Canada) --- (Incomplete)
5 Peter Bray GB Black Knight 1180 08/07/09 19/08/09 42 days St.John's, Newfoundland Canada -- (Incomplete)  rescued
6 Sean Moriarty Ireland Positive Outcome   11/06/11 13/06/11 1d 20h St. Johns, Newfoundland (Canada) -- (Incomplete)  rescued
7 Charlie Girard France Passenger   May 29 2014 May 30 2014 1 day Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, Canada incomplete,
returned to land
FOUR
1 Mark  Stubbs GB Skandia 1041 June 11th 2002 (19:39 GMT) July 3rd 2002 (06:30 GMT) 21 days St. Johns, Newfoundland
(Canada)
recovered
Robert  Munslow
Nigel  Morris
George  Rock
2 Mark Stubbs GB Pink Lady 1954 30/06/04 15:17GMT 8/08/04 38days St. Johns, Newfoundland (Canada) -- (Incomplete)
rescued by Scandinavian Reefer
Peter Bray
John Wills
Jonathan Gornall

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