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LIST OF THE YOUNGEST AND OLDEST OCEANROWERS AND TEAMS
ROWS COMPLETED

Compiled by the Oceanrowing.com
Last update 2016

THE YOUNGEST
 

SURNAME, NAME

COUNTRY

DATE OF BIRTH

DATES OF ROW

AGE AT THE START AND RECORD

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

James Beech  

GB

February 17 1991

Jan 4 2010 - March 27 2010

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

Callum Gathercole

GB 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

GB

 September 18 1994

Dec 20 2015 -

21 (+93 d) 

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

Jamie Sparks

GB

January 11 1992

June 30  - Sept 10 2014

22 (+5m 19d)

Average age 8,400.25 days or
23 years 104.25 days
the youngest team of four

Alex Simpson

January 25 1992

22 (+5m 5d)

Hamish Khayat

January 8 1991

23 (+5m 22d)

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

Lauren Morton

GB

29 Oct 1984

Dec 20 2015  - Jan 16 2016

31 yrs 52 d

Average age 26 years 136.25 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

GB

September 3 1990

Dec 2 2007 - Feb 14 2008

17 - the youngest oceanrower

James Beech  

GB

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

GB May 15 1995

Dec 20 2015 -

20 (+219 days - the youngest solo oceanrower 

Freddie Wright

GB

 September 18 1994

Dec 20 2015 -

21 (+93 d) 

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

Adam Wolley

GB

June 25 1988

Dec 5 2011  - Jan 16 2012

23 (+5m 10d)

Average age 8,505.5 days the youngest team of four on this route

Greg Symondson

August 11 1989

22 (+3m 24d)

Hugo Turner

October 22 1988

23 (+1m 13d)

Ross Turner

October 22 1988 23 (+1m 13d)
 
 
Atlantic W- E
Lawrence Walters

GB

December 30 1991

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

Oliver Hicks

GB

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 - the youngest female oceanrower on this route

Tom Rainey

GB  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 GB May 26 1985 April 1 - Aug 3 2009 23 - the youngest solo oceanrower on this route
 Simon Chalk GB September 12 1972 Feb 27 - June 15 2003 30 - the youngest male solo oceanrower on this route
James Thysse GB December 8 1986 April 19 - July 31 2009 22

the youngest team on this route

James Facer-Childs July 11 1987 22

Jamie Sparks

GB

January 11 1992

June 30  - Sept 10 2014

22 (+5m 19d)

  the youngest team of four

Alex Simpson

January 25 1992

22 (+5m 5d)

Hamish Khayat

January 8 1991

23 (+5m 22d)

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

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 GB May 26 1985 April 27 - Sept 23 2013  27              the youngest solo to row Mid-Pacific W-E
 
 

Pacific E - W

Peter Bird GB February 19 1947 - June 3 1996 Aug 23 1982 - June 14 1983  35 - the youngest solo oceanrower on this route
Sylvia Cook GB November 28 1938 April 26 1971 - April 22 1972 32 (+4m 29d) the youngest person to row across the Pacific
John Fairfax GB 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 - the youngest solo male oceanrower on this route
Maud Fontenoy France September 9 1977 Jan 12 - March 26 2005  27 - 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

Suzanne Pinto USA March 4 1953 January 31 - March 15 2011

57 - the oldest female oceanrower

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

74 (+ 217 d)  - the oldest oceanrower

Diana Hoff GB  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

Tim Bradbury

GB

August 7 1951

January 29 - May 21 2006

54

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

Mike Norman

GB

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 GB 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

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

74 (+ 217 d)  - the oldest oceanrower

Diana Hoff GB  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

GB

 

January 29 - May 21 2006 

54

- the oldest team

Mike Norman

GB

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)

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 GB  

Dec 20 2015 - Feb 25 2016

45 yrs the oldest female team of four -
combined age is
188 years (t.b.c.)
Frances Davies   47 yrs
Janette Benaddi   51 yrs
Helen Butters   45 yrs
Atlantic W- E

Don Allum 

GB

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

50 - the oldest 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

GB

1958

June 7 - August 6, 2014

55

- the oldest team of two on this route, combined age is 110 years

Elliott Dale

1958

55

Ben Foreacre

GB

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

GB

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

GB October 23 1926 - April 20 1979 February 27 -September 6 1974   47 - the oldest oceanrower on this route
Angela Madsen USA May 10 1960 May 21 - July 20 2014   54 - the oldest female to row in the Pacific
Angela Madsen USA May 10 1960 May 21 - July 20 2014 54 - the oldest team to row in the Pacific - combined age 98 years 6 days, average age 49 years 3 days
Tara Remington NZ May 26 1970 43
 
 

Arctic E - W . Rows above the Polar Circle

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
 

 

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