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LIST OF THE YOUNGEST AND OLDEST OCEANROWERS AND TEAMS
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Compiled by the Oceanrowing.com
Last update March 12 2018

THE YOUNGEST
 
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SURNAME, NAME

COUNTRY

DATE OF BIRTH

DATES OF ROW

AGE AT THE START AND RECORD

         

Oliver Crane

USA July 19 1998

Dec 14 2017 - Jan 28 2018

19 yrs 148 days (119 years, 4 months, 25 days or 7088 days) - the youngest solo oceanrower 

Katie Spotz

USA April 18 1987

Jan 3 - March 14 2010

22 yrs 260days  - the youngest female solo oceanrower 

Jude Massey 

UK

6 March 1999

Jan 18 2018 - March 11 2018

18 yrs 318 day - the youngest oceanrower in a Pair

Victoria Holmes

Canada June 15 1984

Nov 30 2005 - Feb 23 2006

21yrs 168 days  - the youngest female in a mixed Pair 

Margaret Bowling

Australia November 17 1981

Dec 2 2007 - Feb 13 2008

26yrs 15 days  - the youngest female in an all-female Pair 

Rachel Flanders UK September 3 1990 Dec 2 2007 - Feb 14 2008 17 yrs 90 days - the youngest female oceanrower in a team (Team of Four)

Eoin Charlie Hartwright

UK

 January 17 1997

Dec 23 2013 - February 5 2014

16 yrs 340 days or 6184 days -
the youngest oceanrower in a team (Team of Four)

Kiran Olenicz

UK

 Sept 11 1998

Dec 12 2017 - January 29 2018

19 (+3 months, 1 day / 19 yrs 92d)

Average age 20 years 318 days the youngest team
Jay Olenicz June 17 1995 22 (+5 months, 25d / 22y yrs 178d)
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Rebecca Thorpe

UK

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

 

Amber Li Xiaobing

China

16 Oct 1995

14 Dec  2017 -
18 Jan 2018

22 years 59 days

Average age  22 years 236 days the youngest team of four and
the youngest all-female team
Sarah Meng Yajie 18 Nov 1995 22 years 26 days
Cloris Chen Yuli 3 Oct 1994 23 years 72 days

Tina Liang Mintian

19 Oct 1994 23 years 54 days
 

Adam Wolley

UK June 25 1988 Dec 5 2011  - Jan 16 2012

23 yrs 163 days

Average age 23 years 5 days the youngest all-male team of four

Greg Symondson

Aug 11 1989

22 yrs 116 days

Hugo Turner

Oct 22 1988

23 yrs 44 days

Ross Turner

Oct 22 1988 23 yrs 44 days
 

Atlantic E-W  (Trade Winds I)

Oliver Crane

USA July 19 1998

Dec 14 2017 - Jan 28 2018

19 yrs 148 days (119 years, 4 months, 25 days or 7088 days) - the youngest solo oceanrower 

Katie Spotz

USA April 18 1987

Jan 3 - March 14 2010

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

         

Rachel Flanders

UK

September 3 1990

Dec 2 2007 - Feb 14 2008

17 - the youngest female oceanrower (team of four)

Jude Massey 

UK

6 March 1999

Jan 18 2018 - March 11 2018

18 yrs 318 day - the youngest oceanrower in a Pair

Eoin Charlie Hartwright

UK

 January 17 1997

Dec 23 2013 - February 5 2014

16 yrs 340 days or 6184 days -
the youngest oceanrower (team of Four)

         

Kiran Olenicz

UK

 Sept 11 1998

Dec 12 2017 - January 29 2018

19 (+3 months, 1 day / 19 yrs 92d)

Average age 20 years 316 days the youngest team
Jay Olenicz June 17 1995 22 (+5 months, 25d / 22y yrs 178d)
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 yrs 163 days

Average age 23 years 5 days the youngest all-male team of four

Greg Symondson

August 11 1989

22 yrs 116 days

Hugo Turner

October 22 1988

23 yrs 44 days

Ross Turner

October 22 1988 23 yrs 44 days
 
Amber Li Xiaobing

China

16 Oct 1995

14 Dec  2017 -
18 Jan 2018

22 years 59 days

Average age  22 years 236 days the youngest team of four and
the youngest all-female team
Sarah Meng Yajie 18 Nov 1995 22 years 26 days
Cloris Chen Yuli 3 Oct 1994 23 years 72 days

Tina Liang Mintian

19 Oct 1994 23 years 54 days
 
Atlantic Trade Winds II - under construction
 
             
             
             
             
 
Atlantic From Europe to South America
 
Alex Bellini Italy   Sept 18 2005 - April 30 2006 27 yrs - the youngest solo on this route
Clement Mas France 6 August 1991 6 March - 23 April 2017 25 yrs 212 days - the youngest rower on this route
Susannah Cass UK 11 June 1988 Feb 29 - April 23 2016 27 yrs 263 days - the youngest female ocean rower on this route
Jake Heath UK May 19 1986 Feb 29 - April 23 2016 29 yrs 286 days  the youngest team on this route, av.age 29 yrs
Mel Parker Aug 27 1987 28 yrs 186 days
Susannah Cass 11 June 1988 27 yrs 263 days
Luke Richmond June 11 1984 31 yrs 263 days
 
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 yrs 310d - the youngest solo oceanrower on this route
 Simon Chalk UK Sept 12 1972 Feb 27 - June 15 2003 30 - the youngest male solo 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
Sarah Duff UK 8 April 1983 19 April - 6 July 2009 26 yrs 11 days - the youngest woman in an all-female team on this route
James Thysse UK Dec 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) = 8,192d

Hamish Khayat

January 8 1991

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

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

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 11th June 1988 June 9 -  Aug 5 2014 25 (+363 d) - the youngest female to row on 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 Arctic 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

 

Arctic Ocean E-W Off-Coast

Alexander Smurgis Russia Dec 27 1971 - April 21 2005 Aug 20 1992 - - - Sept 1 1993

20 (+ 7m 24 d)

 The youngest ocean rower on this route

 

Arctic Ocean N - S Open Waters

Tyler Carnevale USA June 22 1994 Aug 8 - 12 2017

23 yrs 47 days

The youngest rower on this route

 

Arctic Ocean E - W Open Waters

 

USA

 

July 17th 2012

 

The youngest rower on this route

 

Arctic Ocean S - N Open Waters

Tathagata Roy India 6 Sept 1983 20 - 30 July 2017

33 yrs 317 days

- The youngest person to row on this route

Sφren Kjellkvist Sweden June 26 1974 July 19 - Aug 7 2017

43 yrs 23 days

- The youngest team to row on this route, average age 41 yrs

Glenn Mattsing Aug 18 1978

38 yrs 334 days

 
 
THE OLDEST
 

SURNAME, NAME

COUNTRY

DATE OF BIRTH

DATES OF ROW

AGE AT THE START AND RECORD

Gerard Marie France November 28 1947 Oct 18 2014 - Jan 10 2015

66 yrs 323 d - the oldest solo oceanrower

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

55 y 135 d - the oldest solo female oceanrower

Dianne Carrington UK Dec 30 1955 Dec 14 2017 -  Feb 13 2018 61 yrs 349 d - the oldest female oceanrower
Peter Smith UK May 17 1941 Dec 20 2015 - Feb 10 2016

74 yrs 217 d  - the oldest 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

Philippe Berquin

France

June 20 1959

December 14 2017 - February 4 2018

58

- the oldest all-male team -
combined age is 118 years 198 days
(average - 59 years 99d)

Gilles Ponthieux

France

November 23 1957

60

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
Gerard Marie France November 28 1947 Oct 18 2014 - Jan 10 2015

66 yrs 323 d - the oldest solo oceanrower

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

55 - the oldest solo female oceanrower

Dianne Carrington UK Dec 30 1955 Dec 14 2017 -  Feb 13 2018 61 years, 11 months, 14 days - 22,630 days -
- the oldest female oceanrower
Peter Smith UK May 17 1941 Dec 20 2015 – Feb 10 2016

74 (+ 217 d)  - the oldest oceanrower

         

Philippe Berquin

France

June 20 1959

December 14 2017 - February 4 2018

58

the oldest team to row the Atlantic -
combined age is 118 years 198 days
(average - 59 years 99d)

Gilles Ponthieux

France

November 23 1957

60

Dianne Carrington

UK

Dec 30 1955

December 14 2017-
February 13 2018

61 yrs 349 days

the oldest all-female team to row the Atlantic;
combined age is 171yrs 117d
(average - 57 years 31.5 days)

 Sharon McGrath Jan 30 1963 54 yrs 318 d

Elaine Theaker

June 16 1963

54 yrs 182 d

Linda Griesel

UK

January 7 1966

December 2 2007-
February 16 2008

41

the oldest all-female Pair to row the Atlantic;
combined age is 79 years  10 months 2 days
(average - 39 years 11m  1d)

Rachel Smith

UK

December 24 1969

37

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  on this route

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

38 - the oldest female solo on this route

Guin Batten UK 27 Sept 1967 June 7 - July 27 2016.

 48 + 254 days - the oldest female 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 + 289d - the oldest solo oceanrower to row the Indian Ocean

Roz Savage UK December 23 1967 April 30 - Oct 4 2011 43 - the oldest female solo oceanrower to row the Indian Ocean
Angela Madson USA May 10 1960 April 28 - June 25 2009

49 - the oldest female oceanrower to row the Indian Ocean

 Fiona Walters UK 09 October 1974 19 April - 6 July 2009

34 yrs 192 days - the oldest woman in an all-female team on this route

Ben Stenning   1980 April 21 - Aug 14 2011

31

- the oldest tandem to row the Indian Ocean. Average age 31 yrs, combined age - 62 yrs
James Adair 1980 31
Angela Madson USA May 10 1960 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

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

Jeff Willis

UK

25.5.1961 July 20 - July 27 2017 56 (+1m 25d)

The oldest person to row above the Arctic Circle

 

Arctic E - W  Off-Coast

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) Average age 28 years 6 m
Alexander Smurgis Dec 27 1971 - April 21 2005 22 (+4m 8d)

Arctic S - N Open Water

Fiann Paul Iceland 15.8.1980 July 20 - July 27 2017 36 yrs 339d the oldest team to row above the Arctic Circle, average age 41 years 45 days
Tathagata Roy India 6.9.1983 33 yrs 317d)
Jeff Willis UK 25.5.1961 56 yrs 56d
Carlo Facchino USA 22.4.1975 42 yrs 89d
Tor Wigum Norway 18.2.1981 36 yrs 152d

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Arctic N - S Open Water

Carlo Facchino

USA

22.4.1975

   August 8 - 21 2017

42 yrs 89d

The oldest ocean rower on this route

 
 Fiann Paul Iceland

15.8.1980

August 8 - 21 2017

36 yrs 339d

 
Alex Gregory UK 11.03.1984  35
Danny Longman 01.01.1987 30
Sam Vye 15.1.1987 30
Carlo Facchino USA 22.4.1975 42 yrs 89d
Tyler Carnevale 22.06.1994 23

 

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