Created in 2008
Chronological Listing of Incomplete Ocean Rows
compiled by Oceanrowing.com


The first 18 incomplete oceanrows plus the row of Eugene Smurgis (row 25) were all undertaken without water makers, without sat phones, without GPS, EPIRB,s and liferafts.
In fact, to quote Geoff Allum : "The first oceanrows were done under conditions that were not much different from the days of Columbus"
As Gerard d' Aboville said of his Atlantic row and of all oceanrowers from that time ( 1896 - 1982): "We were like test pilots without a parachute..." .
ORS considers that the first 18 +1 incomplete rows are "Historic oceanrows".
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Starting with row of Peter Bird ( from San Francisco to Australia, 1982), who had both watermaker and Argos onboard, the rows can be described
as "Modern Day rows".

 

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Page 1
Departures from
May 21 1966 to July 15 1999

Historic Oceanrows -

1- 18, 25

Modern Day Oceanrows   

19 - 24, 26 - ...

 

H i s t o  r i c    O c e a n r o w s

Ocean Rows 1 through 18 (Departures from May 21 1966 to June 25 1980)

INDEPEND.
ROWS
OCEAN ROWED FIRST NAME SURNAME COUNTRY BOAT MILES DEPART ARRIVAL DAYS AT SEA FROM TO
1 Atlantic W to E (double) David Johnstone UK Puffin 1432 21/05/66 03/09/66 105 days - last log entry Virginia Beach, VA (USA) --- (Lost at Sea)
John Hoare
2 Atlantic E to W (solo) Sidney Genders UK Khaggavisana 120 28/05/69 15/06/69 18 days
 
Fort Wrath (Scotland) --- (Incomplete)
3 Pacific W to E (solo) Arthur Hornby UK Yorkshire Rose
(Hacker Helsman?)
170 1/05/1970 31/05/70 30 days Onagawa (Kamaishi, 280 miles NE from Tokio), Japan --- (Incomplete)
4 Indian E to W (solo) Anders Svedlund Sweden Roslagena 130 15/09/70 19/09/70 3 days
hours
Perth (Australia) --- (Incomplete)
5 Pacific E to W (double) John Fairfax UK Britannia II
10/04/71 10/04/71 0 days
hours
San Francisco, CA (USA) --- (Incomplete)
Sylvia Cook
6 Pacific E to W (double) John Fairfax UK Britannia II
15/04/71 15/04/71 0 days
hours
San Francisco, CA (USA) --- (Incomplete)
Sylvia Cook
7 Pacific E to W (double) John Fairfax UK Britannia II
20/04/71 20/04/71 0 days
hours
San Francisco, CA (USA) --- (Incomplete)
Sylvia Cook
8 ? Pacific W to E (solo) Arthur Hornby UK Yorkshire Rose   1972 1972 3 days Kamaishi, Japan --- Incomplete
9 Atlantic W to E (double) Don Allum UK QE3 1000 05/06/72 19/08/72 76 days St. Johns, Newfoundland (Canada) --- (Incomplete)
Geoff Allum 150 11/06/72 5 days Geoff rescued due to injury
10 Pacific E to W (double) Partick  Quesnel US Hawaiiki 230 18/05/72 25/05/72 7 days La Push, Washington State --- (Incomplete)
Depoe Bay, Oregon
Peter Doorish
11 Pacific E to W
(double)
Patrick  Quesnel US Hawaiiki 790 02/06/72 02/07/72 31 days Depoe Bay, Oregon --- (Incomplete)
San Francisco, California
Peter  Doorish
12 Pacific E to W
(double)
Patrick  Quesnel US Hawaiiki 150 28/08/72 03/09/72 6 days San Francisco --- (Incomplete)
Half Moon Bay, Cailifornia
Steve  Ewbanks
13 Pacific E to W
(double)
Patrick  Quesnel US Hawaiiki 1400  03/10/72 04/01/73 93 days Half Mooon Bay, California --- (Incomplete)
rescued by Coast Guard and taken to Seatle
John  Martineau 130 08/10/72 5 days
14 Atlantic E to W (three/double) Derek King UK Britannia II 3545 24/03/74 10/08/74 93 days
7 hours
Gibraltar Vieux Fort, St. Lucia (West Indies) via Casablanca (Morocco)
Peter Bird
Carol Maystone 150 24/03/74 04/04/74 10 days Gibraltar Casablanca (Morocco)
Left voyage
15 Pacific E to W (solo) Patrick Satterlee USA Britannia II 3 13/07/78 13/07/78 1 days
hours
San Diego, CA (USA) --- (Incomplete)
16 Atlantic W to E (solo) Kenneth Kerr UK Bass Conqueror
01/05/79 26/06/79 58 days
hours
St. John's, Newfoundland (Canada) --- (Incomplete)
17 Atlantic W to E (solo) Kenneth Kerr UK Bass Conqueror 2100 21/05/80 after16/09/80 119? days
hours
Corner Brook, Newfoundland (Canada) --- (Lost at Sea)
18 Atlantic W to E (solo) Andrew Wilson UK Nautica
25/06/80     St. Johns, Newfoundland (Canada) --- (Lost at Sea)
 

M o d e r n     D a y    O c e a n r o w s

Ocean Rows 19 through 33 (Departures from August  27 1986 to August 4 1996)

INDEP. ROWS IN A RACE OCEAN ROWED FIRST NAME SURNAME COUNTRY BOAT MILES DEPART ARRIVAL DAYS AT SEA FROM TO
19   Atlantic E to W (solo) Geoff Cooper UK My Annette
27/08/86

? --- (Incomplete)
20   Atlantic E to W (solo) Geoff Cooper UK Water Rat



? --- (Incomplete)
21   Atlantic W to E (solo) Guy Lemonier France Jacquet Enterprises 30 16/06/87 17/06/87 1 days
hours
Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
22   Atlantic W to E (solo) Guy Lemonier France Jacquet Enterprises
21/06/87 21/08/87 57 days
hours
Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
23   Atlantic W to E (solo) Frederic Guerin France Ramereve 1600 27/06/91 22/09/91 87 days
hours
Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
24   Pacific W to E (solo) Peter Bird UK Sector Two 570 06/06/92 25/06/92 19 days
hours
Vladivostok (Russia) --- (Incomplete)
25   Atlantic E to W (solo) Eugene Smurgis Russia Max-4 755 29/09/93 19/11/93 52 days
hours
London (England) --- (Lost at Sea)
26   Pacific W to E (solo) Peter Bird UK Sector Two 6300 12/05/93 12/03/94 304 days
hours
Vladivostok (Russia) --- (Incomplete)
27   Atlantic W to E (solo) Jean Lukes France Luxior Assurances 135 31/07/94 08/08/94 8 days
hours
Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
picked up by "Atlantic Mistress"
28   Pacific W to E (solo) Peter Bird UK Sector Two 30 12/06/95 13/06/95 1 days
hours
Nakhodka (Russia) --- (Incomplete)
29   Pacific W to E (solo) Peter Bird UK Sector Two 30 14/06/95 15/06/95 1 days
hours
Nakhodka (Russia) --- (Incomplete)
30   Atlantic W to E (solo) Jean Lukes France Luxior Assurances
24/06/95 27/06/95 3 days
hours
Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
31   Atlantic W to E (solo) Jean Lukes France Luxior Assurances 55 03/07/95 06/07/95 3 days
hours
Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) --- (Incomplete)
32   Pacific W to E (solo) Peter Bird UK Sector Two 1400 27/03/96 03/06/96 69 days
hours
Nakhodka (Russia) --- (Lost at Sea)
33   Pacific E to W (solo) Mick Bird USA Reach 250 04/08/96 14/08/96 10 days
hours
Monterey, CA (USA) Ventura (California)
(Incomplete)

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Ocean Rows 34 through 42 (Departures October 12 to October 22 1997 )

INDEP.
 ROWS
IN A RACE OCEAN ROWED FIRST NAME SURNAME COUNTRY BOAT MILES DEPART ARRIVAL DAYS AT SEA FROM TO
  34 Atlantic E to W (double) Tori Murden USA American Pearl 29 12/10/97 13/10/97 1 days
hours
Los Gigantes, Tenerife (Canaria) --- (Incomplete)
Louise Graff
  35 Atlantic E to W (double) Ian Chater UK This Way Up 30 12/10/97 13/10/97 1 days
hours
Los Gigantes, Tenerife (Canaria) --- (Incomplete)
Nigel Garbett
  36

 

Atlantic E to W (double) Peter Haining UK Walter Scott Partners 60 12/10/97 14/10/97 2 days
hours
Los Gigantes, Tenerife (Canaria) --- (Incomplete)
David Riches
 

 

37 Atlantic E to W (double) David Immelman South Africa Key Challenger 2861 12/10/97 18/12/97 66 days
14 hours
Los Gigantes, Tenerife (Canaria) Port St. Charles,
Barbados
David Mossman -- 17/10/97-- 5 days --- (Incomplete)
Rescued due to injury
  38 Atlantic E to W (double) John Searson UK Commodore Shipping 3046 12/10/97 11/12/97 59 days
12 hours
Los Gigantes, Tenerife (Canaria) Port St. Charles,
Barbados
Carl Clinton 250 19/10/97 7 days
hours
--- (Incomplete)
Airlifted off after a week
  39 Atlantic E to W (double) Boris Renzelmann Germany Wabun 300 12/10/97 22/10/97 10 days
hours
Los Gigantes, Tenerife (Canaria) --- (Incomplete)
Nikolai Wedemeye
  40 Atlantic E to W (double) Jean Marc Meunier France La Baleine 510 12/10/97 29/10/97 17 days
hours
Los Gigantes, Tenerife (Canaria) --- (Incomplete)
Marie Christine Meunier

 

41 Atlantic E to W (double) Edward Boreham UK Spirit of Spelthorne 840 12/10/97 13/11/97 28 days
hours
Los Gigantes, Tenerife (Canaria) --- (Incomplete)
Matthew Boreham

 

42 Atlantic E to W (double) Tori Murden USA American Pearl 60 22/10/97 24/10/97 2 days
hours
Los Gigantes, Tenerife (Canaria) --- (Incomplete)
Louise Graff

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Ocean Rows 43 through 50 (Departures from March 10 1998 to July 15 1999)

INDEP.
ROWS
IN A RACE OCEAN ROWED FIRST NAME SURNAME COUNTRY BOAT MILES DEPART ARRIVAL DAYS AT SEA FROM TO
43   Atlantic E to W (solo) Peggy Bouchet France Sector No Limits 3000 10/03/98 28/05/98 79 days
hours
Port De Morgan (Canaria) --- (Incomplete)
Capsized. Rescued 120 miles from Guadeloupe
44   Atlantic W to E (solo) Tori Murden USA Sector No Limits American Pearl 3050 14/06/98 07/09/98 85 days
hours
Nag's Head, N. Carolina (USA) --- (Incomplete)
Boat abandoned, later recovered off Portugal.
45   Atlantic E to W (solo) Matthew Boreham UK Spirit of Spelthorne II
17/08/98 25/08/98 9 days
hours
Los Gigantes, Tenerife (Canaria) --- (Incomplete)
46   Atlantic E to W (solo) Richard Jones USA Brother of Jared
24/09/98 27/09/98 3 days
hours
Lisbon (Portugal) --- (Incomplete)
47   Atlantic E to W (team) Roy Finlay UK Atlantic Endeavour
01/11/98 16/11/98 16 days
hours
Port de Morgan (Gran Canaria) --- (Incomplete)

and crew of 15

48

  Atlantic E to W (solo) Arnaud Guiot Belgium Koloss
06/12/98 13/12/98 7 days
hours
Tenerife (Canaria) --- (Incomplete)
49   Atlantic E to W (solo) Elisabeth Hoff Norway Star Atlantic 420 17/02/99 27/02/99 10 days
hours
Los Gigantes, Tenerife (Canaria) --- (Incomplete)
50   Pacific E to W (solo) Andrew Halsey UK Brittany Rose 6700 15/07/99 05/04/00 266 days
hours
San Diego, CA (USA) --- (Incomplete)

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