P A C I F I C      O C E A N        R O W S
As Compiled by Oceanrowing.com

Last update September 27, 2013

+ - ROWS COMPLETED
-    ROWS INCOMPLETE
 
  Attempts West to East Attempts East to West Mid-Pacific
E to W
Mid-Pacific
W to E
On all routes
  Solo Double Solo Double Solo Solo  
  + - Total + - Total + - Total + - Total + - Total + - Total + - Total
Rows 2 14 16 1 1 2 8 6 14 2 7 9 5 1 5 1 0 1 17 29 48
Rowers 2 7

9

2 2 4 8 5 10 4 6 8 5 0 5 1 0 1 20 12 37

 

List of All Pacific Ocean Rowers - (rows completed and rows with departures but no arrivals)

Sylvia Cook
John Fairfax
Peter Bird
Kathleen Saville
Curtis Saville
Gerard d’Aboville
Emmanuel Coindre
Mick Bird
Jim Shekhdar
Andrew Halsey
Anders Svedlund
Joseph Le Guen
Mick Dawson
Dom Mee
Tim Welford
Erden Eruc
Patric Quesnel
Maud Fontenoy
Ralph Tuijn
Patrick Satterlee
Arthur Hornby
Roz Savage
Peter Doorish
Steve Ewbanks
John Martineau
Alex Bellini
Chris Martin
Serge Jandaud
Charlie Martell
Sarah Outen
Angela Madsen
Romauld Koperski
 


West to East Solo

Pacific Ocean  W-E Solo Completed

NO

FIRST
NAME

SURNAME

COUNTRY

BOAT

MILES

DEPART

ARRIVAL

DAYS

FROM TO

1

Gerard d’Aboville

France

Sector

6200

July 11 1991
08.00GMT

November 21 1991
20.15GMT

134d
12h 15m

Choshi (Japan)

Ilwaco, Washington State USA

2

Emmanuel Coindre

France

Somewhere

5988

June 24 2005
06.00GMT

November 1 2005
8.30GMT

130d
1h 30m

Choshi (Japan)

Coos Bay, Oregon State, USA

Mid-Pacific Ocean W-E Solo Completed

NO

FIRST
NAME

SURNAME

COUNTRY

BOAT

MILES

DEPART

ARRIVAL

DAYS

             FROM                TO
1 Sarah Outen GB Happy Socks - April 27 2013
07:33GMT
September 23 2013
20:34GMT
149d 13h 01min Choshi, Japan

Adak, Alaska,USA

Pacific Ocean W-E Solo Incomplete

NO

FIRST
NAME

SURNAME

COUNTRY

BOAT

MILES

DEPART

END OF ROW

DAYS

FROM

1

Arthur Hornby

GB

Yorkshire Rose

170

May 1 1970

May 31 1970

30

Kamaishi, Japan

2

Peter Bird

GB

Sector Two

570

June 6 1992

June 25 1992

19

Vladivostok (Russia)

3

Peter Bird

GB

Sector Two

6300

May 12 1993

March 12 1994

304

Vladivostok (Russia)

4

Peter Bird

GB

Sector Two

30

June 12 1995

June 13 1995

1

Nakhodka (Russia)

5

Peter Bird

GB

Sector Two

30

June 14 1995

June 15 1995

1

Nakhodka (Russia)

6

Peter Bird

GB

Sector Two

1400

March 27 1996

June 3 1996

69

Nakhodka (Russia)

7

Joseph Le Guen

France

www.Keepitblue.com

1770

February 3 2000

April 2 2000

59

Wellington (New Zealand)

8

Mick Dawson

GB

Mrs D

713

June 02 2003

June 14 2003

12

Choshi (Japan)

 9 Jim Shekhdar

GB

Hornette

50

October 16 2003

October 16 2003

1

        Bluff, New Zealand

 10 Jim Shekhdar

GB

Hornette

?

November 04 2003

November 18 2003

14

        Bluff, New Zealand

11

Mick Dawson

GB

Mrs D's Viking Spirit

4139

May 6 2004 August 23 2004

109

Choshi (Japan)
12 Charlie Martell GB Blossom   May 4, 2012 June 8 2012 35 days Choshi, Japan
13 Sarah Outen GB Gulliver   May 12, 2012 June 8 2012 26 days Choshi, Japan
14 Romauld Koperski Poland Pianist 661 July 07 2013
20:13GMT
July 24 2013 9:20GMT 16 days Choshi, Japan

 

Pacific Ocean W-E Solo
Two or more departures (of one rower) with no arrivals

NO

FIRST
NAME

SURNAME

COUNTRY

BOAT

MILES

DEPART

END OF ROW

DAYS

FROM

1

Peter Bird

GB

Sector Two

570

June 6 1992

June 25 1992

19

Vladivostok (Russia)

2

Peter Bird

GB

Sector Two

6300

May 12 1993

March 12 1994

304

Vladivostok (Russia)

3

Peter Bird

GB

Sector Two

30

June 12 1995

June 13 1995

1

Nakhodka (Russia)

4

Peter Bird

GB

Sector Two

30

June 14 1995

June 15 1995

1

Nakhodka (Russia)

5

Peter Bird

GB

Sector Two

1400

March 27 1996

June 3 1996

69

Nakhodka (Russia)


1

Mick Dawson

GB

Mrs D

713

June 02 2003

June 14 2003

12

Choshi (Japan)

2

Mick Dawson

GB

Mrs D's Viking Spirit

4139

May 6 2004 August 23 2004

109

Choshi (Japan)

1 Jim Shekhdar

GB

Hornette

50

October 16 2003

October 16 2003

1

        Bluff, New Zealand

 2 Jim Shekhdar

GB

Hornette

?

November 04 2003

November 18 2003

14

        Bluff, New Zealand

11 unsuccessful solo attempts were undertaken by 5 rowers
Peter Bird
- 5 departures
Mick Dawson
- 2
Jim Shekhdar
- 2
Arthur Hornby
- 1
Jo Le Guen - 1

 

West to East Double

Pacific Ocean W-E Double Completed

NO

FIRST
NAME

SURNAME

COUNTRY

BOAT

MILES

DEPART

END OF ROW

DAYS

FROM TO

1

Mick Dawson

GB

Bojangles

5082

May 08 2009

November 13 2009

189

Choshi, Japan San Francisco, USA
Chris Martin

 

Pacific Ocean W-E Double Incomplete

NO

FIRST
NAME

SURNAME

COUNTRY

BOAT

MILES

DEPART

END OF ROW

DAYS

FROM

1

Tim Welford

GB

Pacific Odyssey

5515

May 05 2001

September 17 2001

135

Choshi, Japan
Dom Mee



 East to West

 Mid-Pacific Ocean E-W Solo Completed

NO

FIRST
NAME

SURNAME

COUNTRY

BOAT

MILES

DEPART

ARRIVAL

DAYS

             FROM                TO
1 Anders Svedlund Sweden Waka Moana

6462

Feb 27 1974 Sept 06 1974

191

Huasco, Chile

Apia, West Samoa via Papeete, Tahiti

2 Patrick Quesnel

USA

Hawaiiki

3400

July 14 1976

Nov 2 1976

111

La Push, Washington State USA  Hawaii, his stated destination
3 Peter Bird

GB

Britannia II

3400

October  1 1980

Feb  26 1981

147

San Francisco, CA USA   Maui Island, Hawaii via Baja (San Quentin, Mexico)
4 Maud Fontenoy France Oceor

4217

Jan 12 2005 March 26 2005

72

Callao, Lima, Peru

Hiva 'Oa, Marquesas Islands

5 Serge Jandaud France Clinique Pasteur Toulouse

 

June 12 2010 Nov 23 2010

163

Callao, Lima, Peru

Wallis Island



 Pacific Ocean E-W Solo Completed

NO

FIRST
NAME

SURNAME

COUNTRY

BOAT

MILES

DEPART

ARRIVAL

DAYS

             FROM                TO

1

Peter Bird

GB

Hele-on-Britannia

8688

Aug 23 1982

June 14 1983

294

San Francisco California USA
37:47:36N 122:33:17W
Great Barier Reef Australia
(near Lockhart river)
12:00:00S 143:07:48E

2

Mick Bird

(US)

Reach 2600 Aug 19 1997 Oct 23 1997 64 Fort Bragg, California Kona, Hawaii
1800 Jul 19 1998 Sept 23 1998 65 Hawaii Majuro, Marshall Islands
1100 May 18 1999 Jun 23 1999 36 Majuro, Marshall Islands Solomon Island
1200 Jul 11 1999 Aug 1 1999 21 Solomon Island Cairns, Australia

3

Jim Shekhdar

GB

Le Shark 10652 June 29 2000 March 30 2001 273d 13h 12min Ilo, Peru 17:38:31S 71:21:00W NStradbroke Isl, Australia
27:32:24S 153:30:00E

4

Erden Eruc

Turkey

Around-n-Over 9493 July 10 2007 May 17 2008 312 days Bodega Bay, CA. USA New Guinea
0.02634N, 144.61426E
811 Jan 15 2009 Feb 4 2009 19 days 21h 31min 0.02634N, 144.61426E Papua New Guinea, Finsch Harbor (Dreger)
598 Dec 7 2009 Jan 9 2010 32 days Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Thursday (Waiben) Island, Australia

5

Ralph Tuijn Netherlands Zeeman Challenger 8737

 

March 14 2007 Aug 25 2007 163 days Callao, Peru Atafu Atoll
October 19 2007 November 27 2007 38 days Atafu Atoll 132 miles from Fiji
April 27 2008 July 16 2008 80 days
Total: 281d
Port Denerau,Fiji New Britain, Papua New Guinea

6

Alex Bellini Italy Rosa d'Atacama II t.b.c. Feb 21 2008

Dec 12  2008

294 days
7h 20min
Callao, Peru The Coral Sea,
65 miles off the coast of Australia
7 Roz Savage GB Brokade 2545 May 25 2008 Sept 01 2008

99 days

San Francisco, USA Oahu, Hawaii
2681 May 24 2009 September 6 2009 104 days 21h 30m Waikiki, Hawaii Tarawa,  Kiribati
  April 18 2010 June 3 2010 46 days Tarawa,  Kiribati Madang, Papua New Guinea

Pacific Ocean E-W Solo Incomplete

NO

FIRST
NAME

SURNAME

COUNTRY

BOAT

MILES

DEPART

END OF ROW

DAYS

FROM
1 Patrick Satterlee USA Britannia II 3 July 13 1978 July 13 1978 1 San Diego, CA. USA
2 Mick Bird USA Reach 250 August 4 1996 August 14 1996 10 Monterey, CA. USA
3 Andrew Halsey GB Brittany Rose 6700 July 15 1999 April 5 2000 266 San Diego, CA. USA
4 Andrew Halsey GB Le Shark 
Brittany Rose
4111 November 25 2002 April 3 2003 129 Callao, Peru
5 Erden Eruc Turkey Around-and-Over 13 June 5 2007 June 5 2007 1 San Francisco, CA. USA
6 Roz Savage GB Brocade 193 Aug 12 2007 Aug 23 2007 11 Crescent City, CA. USA

Pacific Ocean E-W Solo Incomplete
Two or more departures of one rower
Blue square marks a completed row, that followed an unsuccessful attempt

NO

FIRST
NAME

SURNAME

COUNTRY

BOAT

MILES

DEPART

END OF ROW

DAYS

FROM TO
1 Mick Bird USA Reach 250 August 4 1996 August 14 1996

10

Monterey, CA. USA incomplete

2

Mick

Bird

(US)

Reach 2600 Aug 19 1997 Oct 23 1997

64

Fort Bragg, California Kona, Hawaii
1800 Jul 19 1998 Sept 23 1998 65 Hawaii Majuro, Marshall Islands
1100 May 18 1999 Jun 23 1999 36 Majuro, Marshall Islands Solomon Island
1200 Jul 11 1999 Aug 1 1999 21 Solomon Island Cairns, Australia

1 Andrew Halsey GB Brittany Rose 6700 July 15 1999 April 5 2000 266 San Diego, CA. USA incomplete
2 Andrew Halsey GB Le Shark 
Brittany Rose
4111 November 25 2002 April 3 2003 129 Callao, Peru incomplete

1 Erden Eruc Turkey Around-and-Over 13 June 5 2007 June 5 2007

1

San Francisco, CA. USA incomplete
2 Erden Eruc Turkey Around-and-Over 9493 July 10 2007 May 17 2008

312 days

Bodega Bay, CA. USA New Guinea
0.02634N, 144.61426E
811 Jan 15 2009 Feb 4 2009 19 days 21h 31min 0.02634N, 144.61426E Papua New Guinea, Finsch Harbor (Dreger)
598 Dec 7 2009 Jan 9 2010 32 days Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Thursday (Waiben) Island, Australia

1 Roz Savage GB Brocade 193 Aug 12 2007 Aug 23 2007 11 Crescent City, CA. USA incomplete
2 Roz Savage GB Brocade 2545 May 25 2008 Sept 01 2008

99 days

San Francisco, USA Oahu, Hawaii
2681 May 24 2009 September 6 2009 104 days 21h 30m Waikiki, Hawaii Tarawa,  Kiribati
  April 18 2010 June 3 2010 46 days Tarawa,  Kiribati Madang, Papua New Guinea

 

Pacific Ocean E-W Double Completed

NO

FIRST
NAME

SURNAME

COUNTRY

BOAT

MILES

DEPART

ARRIVAL

DAYS

FROM TO

1

John Fairfax

GB

Britannia II

8041

April 26 1971

April 22 1972

361

San Francisco California USA
37:47:36N 122:33:17W
via Ensanada Mexico
&Washington island
& Fanning Island(Line Island)
& Onotoa Gilbert Islands
to Hayman Island (Australia)
20:02:24S 148:31:12E
Sylvia Cook

2

Curtis Saville

(US)

Excalibur Pacific

9673

July 04 1984

July 31 1985

189

Callao (Peru) via Galapagos
&Pago Pago
&Marquesis
&New Hebrides
to Cairns (Australia)
16:36:36S 145:25:48E
Kathleen Saville

Pacific Ocean E-W Double Incomplete

NO

FIRST
NAME

SURNAME

COUNTRY

BOAT

MILES

DEPART

END OF ROW

DAYS

FROM

1

John Fairfax

GB

Britannia II

--

April 10 1971

April 10 1971

0

San Francisco California USA
Sylvia Cook

2

John Fairfax

GB

Britannia II

--

April 15 1971

April 15 1971

0

San Francisco California USA
Sylvia Cook

3

John Fairfax

GB

Britannia II

--

April 20 1971

April 20 1971

0

San Francisco California USA
Sylvia Cook
4 Partick  Quesnel US Hawaiiki 230 May 18 1972  June 25 1972 7 La Push, Washington State
Peter Doorish
5 Patrick  Quesnel US Hawaiiki 790  June 02 1972 July 02 1972 31 Depoe Bay, Oregon
Peter  Doorish
6 Patrick  Quesnel US Hawaiiki 150 August 28 1972 September 03 1972 6 San Francisco
Steve  Ewbanks
7 Patrick  Quesnel US Hawaiiki 1400 October 03 1972 January 04 1973 93 Half Mooon Bay, California
John  Martineau 130 October 08 1972 5

Pacific Ocean E-W Double Incomplete
Two or more departures of one team
Blue square marks a completed row, that followed an unsuccessful attempt (attempts)

NO

FIRST
NAME

SURNAME

COUNTRY

BOAT

MILES

DEPART

END OF ROW

DAYS

FROM TO

1

John Fairfax

GB

Britannia II

--

April 10 1971

April 10 1971

0

San Francisco California USA incomplete
Sylvia Cook

2

John Fairfax

GB

Britannia II

--

April 15 1971

April 15 1971

0

San Francisco California USA incomplete
Sylvia Cook

3

John Fairfax

GB

Britannia II

--

April 20 1971

April 20 1971

0

San Francisco California USA incomplete
Sylvia Cook

4

John Fairfax

GB

Britannia II

8041

April 26 1971

April 22 1972

361

San Francisco California USA
37:47:36N 122:33:17W
via Ensanada Mexico
&Washington island
& Fanning Island(Line Island)
& Onotoa Gilbert Islands
to Hayman Island (Australia)
20:02:24S 148:31:12E
Sylvia Cook

1 Partick  Quesnel US Hawaiiki 230 May 18 1972  June 25 1972 7 La Push, Washington State incomplete
Peter Doorish
2 Patrick  Quesnel US Hawaiiki 790  June 02 1972 July 02 1972 31 Depoe Bay, Oregon incomplete
Peter  Doorish
3 Patrick  Quesnel US Hawaiiki 150 August 28 1972 September 03 1972 6 San Francisco incomplete
Steve  Ewbanks
4 Patrick  Quesnel US Hawaiiki 1400 October 03 1972 January 04 1973 93 Half Mooon Bay, California incomplete
John  Martineau 130 October 08 1972 5
5 Patrick Quesnel USA Hawaiiki 3400 July 14 1976 Nov 2 1976 111 La Push, Washington State USA  Hawaii, his stated destination

 

Mid-Pacific Ocean E-W Solo Incomplete

1 Angela Madsen USA Spirit of Orlando   June 10 2013 June 17 2013 7d Santa Cruz, CA. USA

 

 

"I did not conquer the Pacific. It let me go across."  - GERARD  D'ABOVILLE

"When I say that I value my personal freedom above all else, I also accept the other side of that coin, namely that I take full responsibility for my actions and conduct. One hundred percent…

  "This voyage across the North Pacific is, to my mind, the supreme responsibility, because in putting my life on the line I have risked my all…

  "True responsibility, the ultimate exercise of one's freedom, is to know that in the event you fail you expose yourself to the supreme penalty, death. That in itself is enough to make me feel the full weight of what I do. All the rest is so much literature."  

"I have chosen the ocean as my field of confrontation, my field of battle", writes d'Aboville, "because the ocean is reality at its toughest, its most demanding. As my weapons against this awesome power, I have human values: intelligence, experience, and the stubborn will to win."

From the book by Gerard d'Aboville "ALONE"

 

 

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