Last update September 2018

The Ocean Rows from/to Australia and New Zealand
As Compiled by Oceanrowing.com
 

 ROWS ACROSS THE TASMAN SEA

FROM AUSTRALIA TO NEW ZEALAND (W-E)

 # CATEGORY FIRST NAME SURNAME COUNTRY BOAT MILES DEPART ARRIVAL DAYS AT SEA FROM TO
1 Solo Shaun Quincey NZ Tasman Trespasser 2 - Jan 20 2010 March 13 2010
12:35
54 days New South Wales, Australia 90 Mile Beach, NZ
2 Four Nigel Cherrie NZ Team Gallagher   26 Nov 2011 16 Jan 2012 50d 3h 52min Sidney, Australia Bay of Islands, NZ
Martin Berka
James Blake
Andrew McCowan
3 Solo Grant "Axe' Rawlinson NZ Simpson's Donkey   18 October 2017 11 Novemberh 2017 24 days Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia incomplete - towed back to land

 

FROM TASMANIA TO NEW ZEALAND (W-E)

 # CATEGORY FIRST NAME SURNAME COUNTRY BOAT MILES DEPART ARRIVAL DAYS AT SEA FROM TO

1

Solo

Oliver Hicks UK

Flying Carrot

-

Jan 23 2009 Apr 28 2009 95 days

Fisher's Point of Recherche Bay, Tasmania

Stewart Island/Rakiura, NZ

Boat Team Gallagher: Four

FROM NEW ZEALAND TO AUSTRALIA (E-W)

1 Solo Anders Svedlund Sweden/NZ Roslagena - March 17 1969 March 22 1969 5 days Manakau Harbour, Auckland --- (Incomplete)
2 Solo Colin Quincey NZ Tasman Trespasser - Feb 07 1977
12:00
April 10 1977
19:00
62d 7h Hokianga, NZ

Markus Beach, Queensland, Australia

3 Four Steven Gates

Australia

Sara G

 

Nov 29 2007 Dec 30 2007

31 days

Hokianga, NZ Sidney, Australia
Andrew Johnson
Kerry Tozer
Sally Macready

 

OCEAN ROWS FROM AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
(other than the Tasman Sea)

 

From New Zealand W - E (South Pacific Ocean)

 # OCEAN ROWED FIRST NAME SURNAME COUNTRY BOAT MILES DEPART ARRIVAL DAYS AT SEA FROM TO
1 Pacific W to E (Solo) Joseph Le Guen

(France)

Keepitblue.com

1770

03/02/00 02/04/00 59 days -----Wellington (New Zealand)  (Rescued)
2 Pacific W to E (Solo) Jim Shekhdar UK Ocean Challenge 50 16/10/03 16/10/03 1 day Bluff (New Zealand) --- (Towed back for rePairs)
3 Pacific W to E (Solo) Jim Shekhdar UK Hornette - 04/11/03 18/11/03 14 days Bluff (New Zealand) --- (Picked up by Research Vessel Tangaroa)

 

From Australia E - W (Indian Ocean)

 

 # OCEAN ROWED FIRST NAME SURNAME COUNTRY BOAT MILES DEPART ARRIVAL DAYS AT SEA FROM TO
1 Indian E to W (Solo) Anders Svedlund Sweden Roslagena 130 15/09/70 19/09/70 3 days Geraldton, WA. Australia --- Kalbarri (Incomplete)
2 Indian E to W (Solo) Anders Svedlund Sweden Roslagena 4313 21/04/71 23/06/71 64 days Kalbarri, Western Australia

A beach near Diego Suarez, Madagascar

3 Pacific W to E (Solo) Joseph Le Guen

(France)

Keepitblue.com

1770

03/02/00 02/04/00

59 days

-----Wellington (New Zealand)

 (Rescued)
3 Indian E to W (Solo) Mick Bird USA Reach 2267 20/09/00 24/11/00 65 days Thursday Island (Australia) Cilacap (Indonesia)
4 Indian E to W (Pair) Simon Chalk UK Elssea 111 15/05/02 17/05/02 2 days Kalbarri (Western Australia) --- (Rescued)
Bill Greaves
5 Indian E to W (Solo) Simon Chalk UK True Spirit 4027 27/02/03 15/06/03 107days Kalbarri (Western Australia) Longitude of Rafael Island
6 Indian E to W (Pair) Mike Noel-Smith UK TRANSVenture approx. 1800 19/04/03 04/06/03 46days Carnarvon (Western Australia) --- (Rescued)
Rob Abernethy
7 Indian E to W (Pair) Alexander Sinelnik Russia Rus   22/04/05 16/05/05 24 days Carnarvon
(Western
Australia)
 (Rescued)
Sergey Sinelnik
8 Indian E to W (Solo) Theodore Rezvoy Ukraine Ukraine 1406 03/08/05 23/08/05 19 days Carnarvon
(Western
Australia)
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
9 Indian E to W (Solo) Pavel Rezvoy Ukraine Ukraine 2977 13/09/05 09/11/05 57 days Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Australia Mahe, Seychelles Islands
10 Indian E to W (Pair & Solo) John Williams UK Warrior 3935 24/03/07 10/07/07 107 Fremantle
 (Western
 Australia)
Longitude of Rodriguez Island
Glenn Edwards Canada 3450 22/06/07 89 picked up
11 Indian E to W (Pair) Sergey Sinelnik Russia Rus - 16/06/08 18/06/08 2 days Carnarvon
(Western
 Australia)
Rescued
Alexander Sinelnik

12

Indian E to W (Solo)

Sarah Outen UK

Serendipity

-

March 13 2009 March 24 2009 10 days

Fremantle, Western Australia

returned for rePairs

13

Indian E to W (Solo)

Sarah Outen UK

Serendipity

-3600

April 1 2009 August 3 2009 124d 14h 9min

Fremantle, Western Australia

Mauritius

14 Indian E to W (Solo) Mick Moran UK

Hoppipolla

  April 19 2009 April 21 2009 1 day

Geraldton, Western Australia

- incomplete
15 Indian E to W (Pair) Roger Haines UK

Dream it Do it

  April 19 2009 April 21 2009 1 day

Geraldton, Western Australia

- incomplete
Tom  Lee
16 Indian E to W (Four) Matt Hort Australia
 
Whatever it Takes   April 19 2009 April 22 2009 3 days

Geraldton, Western Australia

- incomplete
Andrew Taylor
Peter Tomic
David  Louw
17

Indian E to W (Pair)

Ben Steadman UK

Doing Time

April 19 2009 April 30 2009 11 days

Geraldton, Western Australia

- incomplete
Mark Davis,
18 Indian E to W (Solo) Simon Prior UK

Old Mutual Endurance

April 19 2009 June 11 2009 53 days

Geraldton, Western Australia

- incomplete
19 Indian E to W
(Four)
Phil McCorry UK Bexhill Trust Challenger 3600 April 19 2009 June 26 2009
22:40GMT
68d 19h 40min

Geraldton,
Western
Australia

Port Louis, Mauritius

Nick McCorry
Matt  Hellier
Ian  Allen

20

Indian E to W
(Four)
Sarah  Duff UK Pura Vida 3600 April 19 2009 July 6 2009 78 days

Geraldton,
Western
Australia

Port Louis, Mauritius

Fiona Waller
Jo  Jackson
Elin Haf Davis

21

Indian E to W
(Four)
Tom Wigram UK Rowing for Prostate 3600 April 19 2009 July 9 2009 81 days

Geraldton,
 Western
Australia

Port Louis, Mauritius

Billy  Gammon NZ
Mat Hampel NZ
Pete  Staples UK
22 Indian E to W (Pair) Guy  Watts UK Flying Ferkins   April 19 2009 July 30 2009 102d 13h 40min Geraldton, Western Australia Port Louis, Mauritius
Andrew Delaney
23 Indian E to W (Pair) James  Thysse UK Southern Cross   April 19 2009 July 31 2009 103d 9h 26min Geraldton, Western Australia Port Louis, Mauritius
James Facer-Childs
24 Indian E to W (eight) Angela Madsen USA  Aud Eamus 3600 April 28 2009 June 25 2009 15:02GMT 58d 15h 08min Geraldton, Western Australia Port Louis, Mauritius
Helen  Taylor UK
Bernard Fissett Belgium
Doug Tumminello USA
Brian  Flick USA
Paul Cannon UK
Ian Couch UK
Simon Chalk UK
25 Indian E to W (Solo) Erden Eruc Turkey Around-n-Over 5523 July 13 2010 Nov 26 2010 136d 12h
31min
Carnarvon, Western Australia Mahajanga, Madagascar
26 Indian E to W (Solo) Roz Savage UK Sedna April 12 2011 April 25 2011 13 days Fremantle, Western Australia - incomplete
27 Indian E to W (Solo) Rob Eustace UK 2Hopes April 13 2011 April 15 2011 2 days Geraldton, Western Australia - incomplete
28 Indian E to W (Pair) Ben  Stenning UK Indian RunnerII April 21 2011 August 14 2011 115d 7d 45min Geraldton, Western Australia Port Louis, Mauritius
James  Adair
29 Indian E to W (Four) James Kayll UK Indian Runner 4 April 21 2011
23:20GMT
July 6 2011
10:41GMT
75d 11h 21m Geraldton, Western Australia Port Louis, Mauritius
Edward Wells
Oliver Wells
Tom Kelly
30 Indian E to W (Solo) Roz Savage UK Sedna April 30 2011 October 4 2011 175d 7h 30min Geraldton, Western Australia Mauritius
via Abrolhos Islands
31 Indian E to W (Solo) Keith Whelan Ireland May 07 2011 May 19 2011 12 days Geraldton, Western Australia - returned due to adverse weather
32 Indian E to W (Solo) Keith Whelan Ireland 216 June 04 2011 June 07 2011 3 days North Abrohlos Island, WA. - incomplete,
called for assistance,
rescued by a cargo ship
33 Indian E to W (Solo) Ralph Tuijn Netherlands Me Inc - June 28 2012 July 3 2012 4d 21h 45min Geraldton, Western Australia - incomplete
34 Indian E-W
(Pair)
Laurence Grand-Clement France     April 19, 2012 July 13 2012 85d 2h 05min
The fastest Pair
Geraldton, WA. Mauritius
Laurence De Rancourt
35 Indian E to W (Solo) Ralph Tuijn Netherlands Me Inc 1406 August 1 2012 October 8 2012 68d Geraldton, Western Australia Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  May 5 2013 May 30 2013 25d Cocos (Keeling) Islands - incomplete
rescued
36 Indian E-W
(trio)
Maxime Chaya Lebanon tRIO   June 9 2013 August 5 2013 15:49GMT 57d 15h 49min Geraldton,
Western
 Australia
Mauritius
Livar Nysted Faroe Islands
Stuart Kershaw UK
37 Indian E-W
(Solo)
Emmanuel Coindre France Long-Cours 3720
(actual 4056)
November 30 2013
00:00GMT
January 25 2014
07:29:11GMT
56d 07hrs 29min
the fastest row (open class)
Carnarvon,
Western
 Australia
Reunion
38 Indian E-W (Seven) Cameron Bellamy South Africa Avalon 4210 June 11 2014 04:00GMT August 7 2014
14:58GMT
57d 10h 58min
The fastest row
Batavia Marina, Geraldton, Western Australia Mahe, Seychelles

Shane Ushar (Australia) was picked up from Avalon by a diverted ship due to health problem.

Timothy Spiteri Australia
Shane Ushar*
Fiann  Paul Iceland
Jamie Douglas-Hamilton UK
Heather Rees-Gaunt
Leven Brown
39 Indian E-W (Four) Jamie Sparks UK Tiny Dancer 4090 June 30 2014  23:30GMT September 10 14:21GMT 71 days 14h 51min Tantabiddi Beach, Exmouth Cape, WA.  Mahe, Seychelles
Angus Collins
Hamish Khayat
Alex Simpson
40 Indian E-W (Pair) James Ketchell UK James Lewis   May 18 2015 04:34GMT May 19 2015 1 day Geraldton, Western Australia incomplete - towed back to land
Ashley Wilson

41

Indian E-W (Four)

Robin Buttery UK No Great Shakes
(concept class)
3611 miles
3138 nm
July 5 2018  23:59GMT Sept 14 2018 05:00GMT 70 days 05h 01min
(av.speed
1.86 knots)

Geraldton, Western Australia

Grand Baie, Mauritius

 James Plumley
Darren 'Billy'  Taylor
Barry Hayes

 

OCEAN ROWS TO AUSTRALIA

 # OCEAN ROWED FIRST NAME SURNAME COUNTRY BOAT MILES DEPART ARRIVAL DAYS AT SEA FROM TO
1 Pacific E to W (Pair) John Fairfax UK Britannia II 6000 26/04/71 22/04/72 361 days
hours
San Francisco, CA (USA) Australia
Sylvia Cook
2 Pacific E to W (Solo) Peter Bird UK Hele-on-Britannia 6000 23/08/82 14/06/83 294 days
hours
San Francisco, CA (USA) Great Barrier Reef (Australia)
3 Pacific E to W (Pair) Curtis Saville USA Excalibur 4000 04/07/84 21/08/85 189 days
hours
Callao (Peru) via Galapagos Islands
via Marquises Islands
Cairns (Australia)
Kathleen Saville
4 Pacific E to W (Solo) Mick Bird USA Reach 2600 19/08/97 23/10/97 64 days
hours
Fort Bragg, CA (USA) Kauna, Hawaii (USA)
1800 19/07/98 28/09/98 65 days
hours
Kauna, Hawaii (USA) Majoro Atoll (Marshall Islands)
1100 18/05/99 23/06/99 36 days
hours
Majoro Atoll 
(Marshall Islands)
Solomon Islands
1200 11/07/99 01/08/99 21 days
hours
Solomon Islands Cairns (Australia)
5 Pacific E to W (Solo) Andrew Halsey UK Le Shark
Brittany Rose
6700 15/07/99 05/04/00 266 days
hours
San Diego, CA (USA) (Rescued)
6 Pacific E to W (Solo) Jim Shekhdar UK Le Shark 10652 29/06/00 30/03/01 273 days
13h 12min
Ilo (Peru) North Stradbroke Island, Australia
7 Pacific E to W (Solo) Andrew Halsey UK Le Shark
Brittany Rose
8108 25/11/02 03/04/03 129 days
2 hrs 5 min
Callao (Peru) (Rescued)
8 Pacific E to W (Solo) Erden Eruc Turkey Around-n-Over
811 10/07/07 17/05/08 312 days Bodega Bay, CA. USA Off New Guinea
0.018N 144.618E
598 15/01/09 04/02/09 19 days 21h 31min 0.02634N, 144.61426E Papua New Guinea, Finsch Harbor (Dreger)
  07/12/09 09/01/10 32 days Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Thursday (Waiben) Island, Australia
9 Pacific E to W (Solo) Alex Bellini Italy Rosa d'Atacama   21/02/08 12/12/08 294 days 7h Callao, Peru The Coral Sea, 65 miles off the coast of Australia
10 Pacific E to W
(Solo)
Roz Savage UK 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
11 Pacific E to W
(Solo)
Serge Jandaud France Clinique Pasteur Toulouse   12/06/10 23/11/10 163d 11h Callao, Peru Wallis Island
  t.b.a.     Wallis Island Australia
12 Pacific E to W
(Solo)
Fyodor Konyukhov Russia Tourgoyak   Dec 22 2013 May 31 2014 159days 16h 58min
the fastest South Pacific
Concon, Chile Mooloobala,
Queensland,
Australia

 

13 Pacific E to W
(Four)
Emma  Mitchell  UK Doris   April 20, 2015 9:45GMT May 6 2015
3:00GMT
 15 d17h 45 m San Francisco, CA. Santa Barbara, CA.
Isabel Burnham *
Laura  Penhaul May 13 2015 4:00GMT July 20 2015
5:30GMT
68d 1h 30min Santa Barbara, CA. Honolulu, Hawaii
Natalia Cohen July 29 2015 November 1, 2015 20:40GMT 95d 20hrs 40min Honolulu, Hawaii Apia, Samoa
Lizanne  Van Vuuren ** November 9 2015 21:30GMT  January 25, 2016 at 00:15GMT 76d 2h 45min Apia, Samoa Australia
Meg Dyos ***
 

Total time at sea - 279d 2hrs 30min

* - Isabel Burnham rowed from San Francisco to Hawaii.
** - Lizanne Van Vuuren replaced
 Isabel Burnham in Hawaii and rowed to Apia, Samoa
*** -
Meg Dyos replaced Lizanne Van Vuuren in Samoa and rowed to Australia

 

14 Pacific E to W
(Solo)
John Beeden UK   7021 June 1  2015 05:50GMT   Dec 27 2015 03:00GMT 208d 21h 10min Horseshoe Bay, San Francisco, CA.  USA Cairns
Australia

 

  ROUTE FIRST NAME SURNAME COUNTRY BOAT MILES DEPART ARRIVAL DAYS AT SEA FROM TO
15 Indonesian Archipelagic Seas
NW-SE
(Pair)
Grant "Axe' Rawlinson NZ Simpson's Donkey 2100
(1810nm)
3 January 2017 21 March 2017 77 days Singapore Darwin, WA.
Charlie Smith UK

 

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