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LIST OF THE YOUNGEST AND OLDEST OCEANROWERS AND TEAMS
ROWS COMPLETED

Compiled by the Oceanrowing.com
Last update July 28 2017

THE YOUNGEST
 

SURNAME, NAME

COUNTRY

DATE OF BIRTH

DATES OF ROW

AGE AT THE START AND RECORD

         
Rachel Flanders UK September 3 1990 Dec 2 2007 - Feb 14 2008 17 (+2m 29days) - the youngest oceanrower

James Beech  

UK

February 17 1991

Jan 4 2010 - March 27 2010

18 (+10m 18days) - the youngest male oceanrower

Callum Gathercole

UK May 15 1995

Dec 20 2015 - Feb 16 2016

20 yrs 219 days or  - the youngest solo oceanrower 

Katie Spotz

USA April 18 1987

Jan 3 - March 14 2010

22 yrs 260days  - the youngest female solo oceanrower 

Freddie Wright

UK

 September 18 1994

Dec 20 2015 - February 5 2016

21 (+93 d) 

Average age 21 years 112,75 d the youngest team
Jack Galsworthy August 9 1994 21 (+133 d)
 
Rebecca Thorpe

UK

  Nov 30 2005 - Feb 13 2006 26 26 the youngest all-female Pair
Stephanie Temperton   26

 

Adam Wolley

UK June 25 1988 Dec 5 2011  - Jan 16 2012

23 (+5m 10d) = 8,563 d

Average age 8,400.5 days the youngest team of four

Greg Symondson

August 11 1989

22 (+3m 24d) = 8,151 d

Hugo Turner

October 22 1988

23 (+1m 13d) = 8,444 d

Ross Turner

October 22 1988 23 (+1m 13d) = 8,444 d
 

Lauren Morton

UK

29 Oct 1989

Dec 20 2015  - Jan 16 2016

26 yrs 52 d

Average age 25 years 45 days
(
9176.25 days)
the youngest all-female team of four

Bella Collins

5 Nov 1992

23 yrs 45 d

Olivia Bolesworth

16 Apr 1988

27 years 248 d

Georgina Purdy

31 May 1992 23 years 203 d
 
 

Atlantic E-W

         

Rachel Flanders

UK

September 3 1990

Dec 2 2007 - Feb 14 2008

17 - the youngest oceanrower

James Beech  

UK

February 17 1991

Jan 4 2010 - March 27 2010

18 (10m 18days) - the youngest male oceanrower

Katie Spotz

USA April 18 1987

Jan 3 - March 14 2010

22 (+260d) - the youngest female solo oceanrower 

Callum Gathercole

UK May 15 1995

Dec 20 2015 - February 16 2016

20 (+219 days - the youngest solo oceanrower 

Freddie Wright

UK

 September 18 1994

Dec 20 2015 - February 5 2016

21 (+93 d) 

Average age 21 (+112,75days) the youngest team
Jack Galsworthy August 9 1994 21 (+133 d)
Rebecca Thorpe

UK

  Nov 30 2005 - Feb 13 2006 26 26 the youngest all-female Pair
Stephanie Temperton   26

Adam Wolley

UK

June 25 1988

Dec 5 2011  - Jan 16 2012

23 (+5m 10d) = 8,563 d

Average age 8,400.5 days the youngest team of four

Greg Symondson

August 11 1989

22 (+3m 24d) = 8,151 d

Hugo Turner

October 22 1988

23 (+1m 13d) = 8,444 d

Ross Turner

October 22 1988 23 (+1m 13d) = 8,444 d
 

Lauren Morton

UK

29 Oct 1989

Dec 20 2015  - Jan 16 2016

26 yrs 52 d

Average age 25 years 45 days
(9176.25 days)
the youngest all-female team of four

Bella Collins

5 Nov 1992

23 yrs 45 d

Olivia Bolesworth

16 Apr 1988

27 years 248 d

Georgina Purdy

31 May 1992 23 years 203 d
 
 
Atlantic W- E

Oliver Hicks

UK

December 3 1981

May 27 Sept 28 2005

23 (+175d) - the youngest solo oceanrower on this route

Maud Fontenoy

France September 9 1977

June 13 - Oct 9 2003

25 (+277 d) - the youngest female solo oceanrower on this route

Molly Brown

UK September 2 1995

June 7 - July 27 2016

20 (+279 d) - the youngest oceanrower on this route

Lawrence Walters

UK

December 30 1991

May 3 - Aug 4  2015 23 (+124d) - the youngest male oceanrower on this route

Tom Rainey

UK  June 30 1991  May 3 - August 4  2015 23 (+307d) the youngest team on this route

Lawrence Walters

 December 30 1991 23 (+124d)
 Gijs Groeneveld

 Netherlands

November 23 1978

 May 27 - July 27 2005

26 the youngest team of four on this route
 Robert Hoeve September 29 1977 27
 Jaap Koomen July 1 1974 30
 Maarten Staarink June 4 1977 27
 
 

Indian Ocean E - W

 Sarah Outen UK May 26 1985 April 1 - Aug 3 2009 23 - the youngest solo oceanrower on this route
 Simon Chalk UK September 12 1972 Feb 27 - June 15 2003 30 - the youngest male solo oceanrower on this route
 Sarah Outen UK May 26 1985 April 1 - Aug 3 2009 23 - the youngest female oceanrower on this route
James Facer-Childs UK July 11 1987 April 19 - July 31 2009 21 (9 m 8 d) - the youngest male  oceanrower on this route
James Thysse UK December 8 1986 April 19 - July 31 2009 22 (+ 4m 11d)

the youngest team on this route

James Facer-Childs July 11 1987 21 (9 m 8 d)

Jamie Sparks

UK

January 11 1992

June 30  - Sept 10 2014

22 (+5m 19d) = 8,206d

Average age
8,505 days
the youngest team of four on this route

Alex Simpson

January 25 1992

22 (+5m 5d) = 8,192 d

Hamish Khayat

January 8 1991

23 (+5m 22d) = 8,574 d

Angus Collins Sept 21 1989 24 (+9m 9d) = 9,048 d
 
 

Pacific W - E

 Emmanuel Coindre France November 11 1972 June 24 - Oct 31 2005  32 (+7m13d)              the youngest solo to row across the Pacific  

Mid-Pacific W - E

Sarah Outen UK May 26 1985 April 27 - Sept 23 2013  27 (+336 d)             the only solo to row Mid-Pacific W-E
 
 

Pacific E - W

Peter Bird UK February 19 1947 - June 3 1996 Aug 23 1982 - June 14 1983  35 - the youngest solo oceanrower on this route
Sylvia Cook UK November 28 1938 April 26 1971 - April 22 1972 32 (+4m 29d) the youngest person to row across the Pacific
John Fairfax UK May 21 1937 April 26 1971 - April 22 1972  33  the youngest team to row across the Pacific
Sylvia Cook November 28 1938  32

Mid-Pacific E - W

Quesnel Patrick USA March 25 1949 July 14 - Nov 2 1976  27 (+ 124 d) - the youngest solo oceanrower on this route
Maud Fontenoy France September 9 1977 Jan 12 - March 26 2005  27 (+230 d) - the youngest solo female oceanrower on this route
Susannah Cass UK June 9 -  Aug 5 2014 25 (+363 d) - the youngest female to row in the Pacific
Nick Kempster UK June 11 - July 29 2014 24 (+7 d) - the youngest male to row in the Pacific
Nick Kempster  UK June 11 - July 29 2014 - the youngest Four to row in the Pacific at average age of 24 years 206 days (8972.5 days)
Mark Gleeson
Jack Carter
Chris Blacketer
 
 

Arctic Ocean - Rows above the Polar Circle

Alexander Smurgis Russia Dec 27 1971 - April 21 2005 Aug 20 1992 - - - Sept 1 1993 20 (+ 7m 24 d) - The youngest person to row in the Arctic

 
 
THE OLDEST

SURNAME, NAME

COUNTRY

DATE OF BIRTH

DATES OF ROW

AGE AT THE START AND RECORD

Pat Hines USA June 28 1954 5th June 21st July 2016

61 years, 11 months, 8 days - 22,623 days - the oldest female oceanrower

Peter Smith UK May 17 1941 Dec 20 2015 - Feb 10 2016

74 (+ 217 d)  - the oldest oceanrower

Diana Hoff UK  May 1 1944 Sept 13 1999 - Jan 5 2000

55 - the oldest solo female oceanrower

Pavel Rezvoy Ukraine November 28 1938 Sept 13 - Nov 9 2005

66 - the oldest solo oceanrower

Pat Hines USA June 28 1954 5th June 21st July 2016 61

the oldest team to row any ocean,  combined age is 120 years 8.5 months (44088 days)
Average -  60 years 129 days

Liz Dycus USA August 29 1957 58

Tim Bradbury

UK

August 7 1951

January 29 - May 21 2006

54

- the oldest all-male team -
combined age is 112 years 226 days
(average - 56 years 113 d)

Mike Norman

UK

December 9 1947

58

Nick Fuller

Antigua

19 November 1948

20 Dec 2015 - 10 Feb 2016

67 years 31 d

- the oldest team of four -
combined age is
223 years 211.25 days
(81,662 days)
average - 55.75 years 52 days

Peter Smith 17 May 1941 74 years 217 d
JD Hall 17 April 1986 29 years 247 d
Rowan Bailey 28 Sept 1963 52 years 83 d
Niki Doeg UK January 22 1971

Dec 20 2015 - Feb 25 2016

44 yrs 332 d the oldest female team of four -
combined age is
188 years 195 days
(68,862 days)
average - 47 yrs 48.75 days
Frances Davies September 28 1968 47 yrs 83 d
Janette Benaddi October 20 1964 51 yrs 61 d
Helen Butters September 25 1970 45 yrs 86 d
 
Atlantic E-W
Suzanne Pinto USA March 4 1953 January 31 - March 15 2011

57 - the oldest female oceanrower on this route

Peter Smith UK May 17 1941 Dec 20 2015 Feb 10 2016

74 (+ 217 d)  - the oldest oceanrower

Diana Hoff UK  May 1 1944 Sept 13 1999 - Jan 5 2000

55 - the oldest solo female oceanrower

Pavel Rezvoy Ukraine November 28 1938 January 20 March 22 2004

65 - the oldest solo oceanrower

Tim Bradbury

UK

 

January 29 - May 21 2006 

54

 the oldest all-male team;
the oldest team on this route
combined age is 112 years 226 days
(average - 56 years 113 d)

Mike Norman

UK

December 9 1947

58

Nick Fuller

Antigua

19 November 1948

20 Dec 2015 - 10 Feb 2016

67 years 31 d

- the oldest team of four -
combined age is
223 years 211.25 days
(81,662 days)
average -  55.75 years 52 days

Peter Smith 17 May 1941 74 years 217 d
JD Hall 17 April 1986 29 years 247 d
Rowan Bailey 28 Sept 1963 52 years 83 d
Niki Doeg UK 22 Jan 1971

Dec 20 2015 - Feb 25 2016

44 years 332 days
(16,403 d)
the oldest female team of four -
combined age is
188 years 195 days
(68,862 days)
average - 47 yrs 48.75 days
Frances Davies 28 Sep 1968 47 yrs 83 d
(17,249 d)
Janette Benaddi 20 Oct 1964 51 yrs 61 d
(18,688 d)
Helen Butters 25 Sep 1970 45 yrs 86 d
(16,522 d)
 
Atlantic W- E

Don Allum 

UK

May 17 1937 November 2 1992 June 21- September 5 1987

50 - the oldest solo oceanrower on this route

Anne Quéméré  France May 2 1966 June 3 - August 30 2004

38 - the oldest female oceanrower on this route

Chris 'Darby' Walters

UK

1958

June 7 - August 6, 2014

55

- the oldest team of two on this route

Elliott Dale

1958

55

Ben Foreacre

UK

February 2 1970

June 10 - September 3 2006

36

 

- the oldest team of four on this route

 

Charlie Martell November 24 1970 35
Mark Waterson March 25 1960 46
Pete Rowlands October 3 1960 45
Atlantic W- E from the USA

Joseph  Le Guen

France

March 29 1947

June 13- September 24 1995

 

48 - the oldest oceanrower on this route

 

Atlantic W- E from Canada

Steve Dawson

UK

July 13 1960

May 31 - July 10 2005

44

 

- the oldest team of four on this route

 

Nigel Morris   41
Robert Munslow   27
George Rock   42

Indian Ocean

Pavel Rezvoy Ukraine November 28 1938 Sept 13 - Nov 9 2005

66 - the oldest solo oceanrower

Angela Madson USA April 28 - June 25 2009

49 - the oldest female oceanrower to row the Indian Ocean

Angela Madson USA 28 April - 25 June 2009 49

- the oldest team to row the Indian Ocean (average age - 38.5 years)

Helen Taylor UK 23
Bernard Fissett Belgium 46
Doug Tuminello USA 44
Brian Flick USA 24
Paul Cannon UK 45
Simon Chalk UK September 12 1972 37
Ian Coach UK 40
 
 

Pacific W - E

Gerard d'Aboville France September 5 1945 July 11- November 21 1991

45 - the oldest oceanrower on this route

Mick Dawson UK June 12 1964 May 8 - November 13 2009 44

- the oldest team to row across the Pacific

Chris Martin January 27 1981 28
 

Pacific E - W

Fedor Konyukhov Russia December 12 1951 December 22 2013 - May 31 2014   62 - the oldest oceanrower to row the Pacific
Kathleen  Saville USA March 22 1956 June 29 2000 March 30 2001             28   - the oldest team on this route
Curtis Saville August 22 1946
April 28 2001

37

Mid-Pacific E - W

Anders  Svedlund

UK October 23 1926 - April 20 1979 February 27 -September 6 1974   47 - the oldest male solo rower on this route

Greg Vlasek  

USA December 30 1955 5 June -July 23 2016   60 years, 5 months, 6 days - the oldest male rower on this route
Pat Hines USA June 28 1954 5th June 21st July 2016

61 years, 11 months, 8 days - 22,623 days - the oldest oceanrower on this route; the oldest female ocean rower

Pat Hines USA June 28 1954 5th June 21st July 2016 61 the oldest team to row any ocean,  combined age 120 years 8.5 months or 44088 days,
average -  60 years 129 days
Liz Dycus USA August 29 1957 58
Rick Leach USA Sept 14 1962 5th June 23rd July  2016  53 years, 8 months, 22 d
(
19,623 days)
the oldest all-male team on this route, combined age 106 years 10 days, average - 53 years 5 days
Todd Bliss USA Feb 15  1964  52 years, 3 months, 21 d
(
19,104 days)


Rows above the Arctic Circle
 

Arctic E - W 

Eugene Smurgis Russia August 19 1938
  November 14
 1993
June 24 - Aug 8 1988 Solo 49 (+10m 5d)  
July 20 - Sept 24 1990 Solo
Aug 18 - Sept 30 1992 Pair 53 (+11m 30d)  
June 4  - Sept 1 1993 Pair
Eugene Smurgis Russia Aug 19 1938
  Nov 14
 1993
June 4  - Sept 1 1993 Pair 54 (+9m 16d) the oldest team on this route,
Average age 28 years 6 m
Alexander Smurgis Dec 27 1971 - April 21 2005 22 (+4m 8d)

Arctic S - N

Fiann Paul Iceland   July 20 - July 27 2017 36 the oldest team to row above the Arctic Circle, average age 40 years approx.  (more precise calculation on getting the DOB)
Tathagata Roy India   35
Jeff Willis UK   42
Carlo Facchino USA   33
Tor Wigum Norway   56

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