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Atlantic Solo Ocean Crossings from West to East
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Atlantic W-E (from the USA, NY Area) solo completed

#

FIRST
NAME

SURNAME

COUNTRY

BOAT

MILES

DEPART

ARRIVAL

DAYS

FROM TO
1 Oliver Hicks GB Miss Olive 3980 May 27 2005 September 28 2005 123 days 22h 08min Atlantic Highlands, NJ, USA St Mary's, Isles of Scilly (UK)

 

Atlantic W-E (from the USA, Cape Cod Area) solo completed

#

FIRST
NAME

SURNAME

COUNTRY

BOAT

MILES

DEPART

ARRIVAL

DAYS

FROM TO

1

Gerard d'Aboville

(France)

Captaine Cook

2735

July 10 1980

September 20 1980

71 days
23 hours

Cape Cod (USA) Brest (France)

2

Joseph Le Guen

France

Pour les Sauveteurs
en Mer

2747

June 13 1995

September 24 1995

103

Chatham, Cape Cod (USA) Ile Molene
Brittany France

3

Emmanuel Coindre

France

Lady Bird

4545

July 29 2002

October  25 2002

87 days 13hours
 59 min

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

June 03 2004

August 08 2004

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

July 09 2004

September 10 2004

62 days 19hours
 48 min
open class

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

 

Atlantic W-E (from Canada*) solo completed
* - including French territory Saint Pierre and Miquelon

#

FIRST
NAME

SURNAME

COUNTRY

BOAT

MILES

DEPART

ARRIVAL

DAYS

FROM TO

1

Tom McClean

GB

Super Silver

1885

May 17 1969

July 27 1969

70 days 18h 35m

St Johns
(Newfoundland Canada)
Blacksod Bay
(Ireland)

2

Tom McClean

GB

Skoll 1080

2090

June 16 1987

August 10 1987

55
(towed to land)

St Johns
(Newfoundland Canada)
Bishop Light House England

3

Don

Allum

GB

QE3

1888

June 21 1987

September 5 1987

76

St Johns
(Newfoundland Canada)
Dooagh, Achili Island, Ireland

4

Sean Crowley

GB

Finn Again

2490

June 17 1988

September 21 1988

92

Halifax (Canada) Galaway, Ireland

5

Maud Fontenoy

France

Pilot

2310

June 13 2003

October 9 2003

117days  14h 10 m

St Pierre  (French territory off Canada) La Coruna, Spain

6

Rob Munslow

GB

Carnegie X-Stream

2100

June 27 2006

August 30 2006

64 days 10h 48m
record in classic class

St Johns
(Newfoundland Canada)
Rosevear Island, Scilly Isles (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 Mylène Paquette Canada Hermel

2732

July 06 2013 November 12 2013 128d 22h 34min Halifax, Canada Lizard Meridian
9 Laval St.Germain Canada True Blue

2755

June 15 2016 9:00GM August 7 2016 17:26GMT 53 days 8hrs 26min
record in open class
Halifax, Canada Brest, France

INCOMPLETE
(from USA and from Canada)

 # FIRST NAME SURNAME COUNTRY BOAT MILES DEPART ARRIVAL DAYS AT SEA FROM TO
1 Kenneth Kerr GB Bass Challenger 700 01/05/79 26/06/79 58 days
hours
St. John's, Newfoundland (Canada) --- (Incomplete)
2 Kenneth Kerr GB Bass Challenger 2100 21/05/80 after16/09/80 119? days
hours
Corner Brook, Newfoundland (Canada) --- (Lost at Sea)
3 Andrew Wilson GB Nautica -- 25/06/80 Unknown Unknown St. John's, Newfoundland (Canada) --- (Lost at Sea)
4 Guy Lemonier France Jacquet Enterprises 30 16/06/87 17/06/87 1 days
hours
Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
5 Guy Lemonier France Jacquet Enterprises
21/06/87 21/08/87 57 days
hours
Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
6 Frederic Guerin France Ramereve 1600 27/06/91 22/09/91 87 days
hours
Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
7 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"
8 Jean Lukes France Luxior Assurances
24/06/95 27/06/95 3 days
hours
Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
9 Jean Lukes France Luxior Assurances 55 03/07/95 06/07/95 3 days
hours
Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
10 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.
11 Matthew Boreham GB Spirit of Spelthorne II 6 22/07/99 22/07/99 0 days
hours
St. John's, Newfoundland (Canada) --- (Incomplete)
12 Nenad  Belic USA LUN 2618 11/05/01 lost at sea
30/09/01
142 day Stage Harbour, Chatam, Cape Cod, Mass lost at sea
13 Jean  Lukes France Les Sauveteurs En Mer 335 21/06/01 30/06/01 9 days Stage Harbour, Chatam, Cape Cod, Mass rescued
14 Theodore Rezvoy Ukraine Ukraine 251 02/07/03 10/07/03 8 days New York, New York -- (Incomplete)
picked up by "USS Doyle"
15 Emmanuel Coindre France Lady Bird 68 26/07/03 28/07/03 2 days Chatham, Cape Cod (USA) rescued
16 Jean  Lukes France Sojasun   26/06/04 11/07/04 15 days Chatham, Cape Cod (USA) airlifted by Canadian Coast Guard helicopter, boat recovered later by Canadian Coast Guard
17 Andreas Rommel Germany Lady Georgia   16/07/04 02/09/04 47 days Chatham, Cape Cod (USA) picked up by Federal Elba, boat recovered
18 Charlie Girard France Caliste   30/06/07 30/06/07 1 day Orleans, Cape Cod (USA) -- (Incomplete) returned for repairs
19 Charlie Girard France Caliste   04/07/07 06/07/07 1.5 day Orleans, Cape Cod (USA) -- (Incomplete) picked up
20 Charlie Girard France Caliste - 19/05/09 29/05/09 10 days Orleans, Cape Cod (USA) -- (Incomplete)  rescued
21 John Mollison GB Shepherd Purple Heart   05/07/09 28/07/09 22 days Nantucket Island, Cape Cod, USA -- (Incomplete)  rescued
22 Peter Bray GB Black Knight 1180 08/07/09 19/08/09 42 days St.John's, Newfoundland Canada -- (Incomplete)  rescued
23 Sean Moriarty Ireland Positive Outcome   11/06/11 13/06/11 1d 20h St. Johns, Newfoundland (Canada) -- (Incomplete)  rescued
24 Bruno Froideval France Caouanne   20/06/12 29/06/12 8 days Chatham, Cape Cod, USA --incomplete, returned to land
25 Mathieu Bonnier France Liteboat   20/06/12 02/07/12 11d 15hrs Chatham, Cape Cod, USA incomplete, returned to land
26 Charlie Girard France Passenger   May 29 2014 May 30 2014 1 day Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, Canada incomplete,
returned to land
27 Niall Iain Macdonald GB Alliance Trust   June 5 2014 June 14 2014 8 days Jersey City, NJ., USA incomplete,
rescued
28 Sarah Outen GB Happy Socks   May 14 2015 October 3, 2015 142 days Chatham, Cape Cod, USA -- (Incomplete)  rescued
29 Stein Hoff Norway Fox II   May 15 2016 August 6 2015 83 days New York, USA -- (Incomplete)  rescued

 

 

 

S  T  A  T  I  S  T  I  C  S
COMPLETED 15
INCOMPLETE 29
 
ROWERS LOST AT SEA 3

15 successful rows were completed by 13 rowers
Tom McClean and Emmanuel Coindre rowed the Atlantic W - E twice

29 unsuccessful attempts were undertaken by 20 rowers
2 of them made 2 unsuccessful attempts,
Charlie Girard - 4,
Jean Lukes - 5 .
Emmanuel Coindre - 1,  and succeeded after the second attempt

TWO OR MORE ATTEMPTS
successful further attempt is marked with blue square

 # FIRST NAME SURNAME COUNTRY BOAT MILES DEPART ARRIVAL DAYS AT SEA FROM TO
1 Kenneth Kerr GB Bass Challenger 700 01/05/79 26/06/79 58 days
hours
St. John's, Newfoundland (Canada) --- (Incomplete)
2 Kenneth Kerr GB Bass Challenger 2100 21/05/80 after16/09/80 119? days
hours
Corner Brook, Newfoundland (Canada) --- (Lost at Sea)

 

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)

 

1 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"
2 Jean Lukes France Luxior Assurances
24/06/95 27/06/95 3 days
hours
Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
3 Jean Lukes France Luxior Assurances 55 03/07/95 06/07/95 3 days
hours
Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
4 Jean  Lukes France Les Sauveteurs En Mer 335 21/06/01 30/06/01 9 days Stage Harbour, Chatam, Cape Cod, Mass rescued
5 Jean  Lukes France Sojasun   26/06/04 11/07/04 15 days Chatham, Cape Cod (USA) airlifted by Canadian Coast Guard helicopter, boat recovered later by Canadian Coast Guard

 

1 Emmanuel Coindre France Lady Bird 68 26/07/03 28/07/03 2 days Chatham, Cape Cod (USA) rescued
2 Emmanuel Coindre France Lady Bird 3387

July 09 2004

September 10 2004

62 days 19hours
 48 min

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

 

1 Charlie Girard France Caliste   30/06/07 30/06/07 1 day Orleans, Cape Cod (USA) -- Incomplete, returned for repairs
2 Charlie Girard France Caliste   04/07/07 06/07/07 1.5 day Orleans, Cape Cod (USA) -- Incomplete, picked up
3 Charlie Girard France Caliste - 19/05/09 29/05/09 10 days Orleans, Cape Cod (USA) -- (Incomplete)  rescued
4 Charlie Girard France Passenger   May 29 2014 May 30 2014 1 day Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, Canada incomplete,
returned to land
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