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Last update March 15 2014
 

THE LONGEST TOTAL TIME AT SEA
(more than 250 days)

 
OCEAN ROWED FIRST NAME SURNAME BOAT MILES DEPART ARRIVAL DAYS AT SEA FROM TO

 

Peter Bird (GB) - 937 Days

Atlantic E to W (double) Derek King Britannia II 3545 March 24 1974 Aug 10 1974 93 days
7 hours
Gibraltar Vieux Fort, St. Lucia (West Indies)
via Casablanca (Morocco)
Peter Bird
Carol Maystone 150 March 4 1974 10 days Casablanca (Morocco)
Mid-Pacific E to W (solo) Peter Bird Britannia II 3400 Oct 01 1980 Feb 26 1981 147 days San Francisco, CA (USA) Maui, Hawaii (USA)via San Quinten (Mexico)
Pacific E to W (solo) Peter Bird Hele-on-Britannia 6000 Aug 23 1982 June 14 1983 294 days San Francisco, CA (USA) Great Barrier Reef (Australia)
Pacific W to E (solo) Peter Bird Sector Two 570 June 06 1992 June 25 1992 19 days Vladivostok (Russia) Incomplete
Pacific W to E (solo) Peter Bird Sector Two 6300 May 12 1993 March 12 1994 304 days Vladivostok (Russia) Incomplete
Pacific W to E (solo) Peter Bird Sector Two 30 June 14 1995 June 15 1995 1 days Nakhodka (Russia) Incomplete
Pacific W to E (solo) Peter Bird Sector Two 1400 March 27 1996 June 03 1996 69 days Nakhodka (Russia) Lost at Sea

 

 Erden Eruç (Turkey) - 876 

Atlantic E to W  (double/solo) Erden Eruc Around-n-Over 1028 November 9 2005 December 11 2005 32 days Lisbon, Portugal Las Palmas
Tim Harvey
Erden Eruc 4557 January 29 2006 May 05 2006 96 days Las Palmas Guadeloupe
Pacific E to W (solo) Erden Eruc Around-n-Over 13 June 5 2007 June 5 2007 1 day San Francisco, CA. USA incomplete
Pacific E to W (solo) Erden Eruc Around-n-Over 9493 July 10 2007 May 17 2008 312 days
the longest non-stop row
Bodega Bay, CA. USA Off New Guinea
811 Jan 15 2009 Feb 4 2009 19 days 21h 31min 0.02634N, 144.61426E Papua New Guinea, Finsch Harbor (Dreger)
598 Dec 7 2009 Jan 09 2010 32 days 23h 03min Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby Turtle Head Island, Australia
Indian E to W (solo) Erden Eruc Around-n-Over 5523 July 13 2010 Nov 26 2010 136 days 12h 31min Carnarvon, WA Mahajanga, Madagascar
414 March 26 2011 April 20 2011 25 days 16h 10min Mahajanga, Madagascar Cidade de Angoche, Mozambique
Atlantic E to W (solo) Erden Eruc Around-n-Over 6144 October 10 2011 March 11 2012 153 days 11h Luderitz, Namibia Guiria, Venezuela
  March 22 2012 May 27 2012 66days 18h 12min Carupano, Venezuela Cameron, LA., USA

 

John Fairfax (GB) - 541
 

Atlantic E to W (solo) John Fairfax Britannia 4342 Jan 20 1969 July 19 1969 180 days San Agustin (Canaries) Hollywood Beach, FL (USA)
Pacific E to W (double) John Fairfax Britannia II 6000 Apr 26 1971 April 22 1972 361 days San Francisco, CA (USA) Australia
Sylvia Cook

 

Alex Bellini (Italy) - 540

Mediterranean and Atlantic E to W (solo) Alex Bellini Rosa d'Atacama 601 October 21  2004 November 12 2004 22 days Genoa, Italy Incomplete
Atlantic E to W (solo) Alex Bellini Rosa d'Atacama II ~5000 September 18 2005 April 30 2006 224 days Genoa, Italy

Fortaleza, Brazil

Pacific E to W (solo) Alex Bellini Rosa d'Atacama II t.b.c. February 21 2008 December 12 2008 294 days Callao, Peru

The Coral Sea, Australia


Andrew Halsey (GB) - 512

Atlantic E to W (solo) Andrew Halsey Brittany Rose 2800 April 28 1997 Aug 23 1997 116 days
21 hours
Santa Cruz (Canaries) St. Lucia (West Indies)
Pacific E to W (solo) Andrew Halsey Brittany Rose 6700 July 15 1999 April 5 2000 266 days San Diego, CA (USA) Incomplete
Pacific E to W (Solo) Andrew Halsey Le Shark Brittany Rose 4111 Nov 25 2002 April 3 2003 129 days Callao, Peru rescued

 

 

 

Roz Savage (GB) - 510
 

Atlantic E to W (solo) Roz Savage Sedna Solo 2935 November 30 2005 March 13 2006 103d 5h 43min San Sebastian,
La Gomera, Spain

Antigua

Pacific E to W (solo) Roz Savage Brocade  2324 May 25 2008 September 1 2008 99d 8h 55min San Francisco, USA

Waikiki, Hawaii

3158 May 24 2009 September 6 2009 104d 21h 30m Waikiki, Hawaii

Tarawa,  Kiribati

- April 18 2010 June 3 2010 46 days Tarawa,  Kiribati

Madang, Papua New Guinea

Indian E to W (solo) Roz Savage Sedna
- April 30 2010 October 4 2011 157d 7h 30min Geraldton, WA. Mauritius

 

Emmanuel Coindre (France) - 454

Atlantic E to W (solo) Emmanuel Coindre Ville de Dinard 3024 Apr 15 2001 June 11 2001 57days
4h30min
Puerto de Mogan, 
Gran Canaria (Canaries)
Guadeloupe
Atlantic W to E (Solo) Emmanuel  Coindre Lady Bird 3147 July 29 2002  October 25 2002 87 days
13h 59 m
Chatham, Cape Cod,
Mass. (USA)
I. d'Ouessant, France
Atlantic W to E (Solo) Emmanuel  Coindre Lady Bird 68 July 26 2003 July 28 2003 1 day 23h 41min Chatham, Cape Cod,
Mass. (USA)
incomplete.
Atlantic E to W (solo) Emmanuel  Coindre Lady Bird - January 4 2004 10:06GMT January 5 2004 1 day 12h San Sebastian,
La Gomera, Spain
stopped over at El Hierro, due to bad weather
Atlantic E to W (solo) Emmanuel  Coindre Lady Bird 2891 January 7 2004 10:06GMT February 19 2004 01:32GMT 42days 14h 32 min Restinga Del Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain Guadeloupe
Atlantic W to E (solo) Emmanuel  Coindre Lady Bird 3387 July 9 2004  16:36GMT September 10 2004 62 days 19h
 48min
Chatham, Cape Cod, USA Meridian of I.d'Ouessant, France
Pacific W to E (solo) Emmanuel  Coindre Somewhere 5988 June 24 2005 November 1 2005 129d 17h 22min Choshi, Japan Coos Bay, Ore. USA
Atlantic E to W (solo) Emmanuel  Coindre LADY GÉNIE - November 19 2006 December 5 2006 16 days Saint Louis, Senegal incomplete.
Indian E to W (solo) Emmanuel  Coindre The Lady 3690 November 30 2013 January 25 2014 56days 7h 29min 11sec Carnarvon, WA. Saint Denis, La Reunion

 

Mick Dawson (GB) - 439

Atlantic E to W (double) Mick Dawson Mrs D ~3000 Oct 07 2001 Dec 16 2001 70 days
9h 12min
Playa San Juan
Tenerife, Spain
Port St. Charles,
Barbados
Steve Dawson
Pacific W to E (Solo) Mick Dawson Mrs D 713 June 2 2003 June 14 2003 12 days
18h 35 min
Choshi, Japan incomplete
Pacific W to East (solo) Mick Dawson Mrs D's Viking Spirit 4139 May 6 2004 August 23 2004 109days 4h Choshi, Tokio, Japan Incomplete
Atlantic E to W (double) Mick Dawson Charmed Life ~3000 December 6
2005
February 05 2006 61d 02h 50min San Sebastian,
La Gomera, Spain
Antigua
Andrew  Morris
Pacific W to East (double) Mick Dawson Bojangles May 8 2009 Nov 13 2009 189d 10h 39min Choshi, Tokio, Japan San Francisco, USA
Chris Martin


 

                       Simon Chalk (GB) - 418  10h 49 min

Atlantic E to W (double) Simon Chalk Cellnet Atlantic Challenger 3012

October 12 1997

December 15 1997

64d 3hr

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife 
Canary Islands)

Barbados
(West Indies)

George Rock
Indian E to W (double) Simon Chalk Elssea 111

May 15  2002

May 18 2002

3 days 1h


Kalbarri (West Australia)

rescued

Bill Greaves
Indian E to W (solo) Simon Chalk True Spirit 4027

February 27 2003

June 15 2003

107 days


Kalbarri (West Australia)

Longitude of Rafael Island

Atlantic E to W (six) Simon Chalk Oyster Shack - December 5 2007

December 6 2008

1 day

San Sebastian,
La Gomera, Spain

incomplete -
El Hierro, Spain

            + 5

Atlantic E to W (five) Simon Chalk Oyster Shack 3011 December 23 2007

January 29 2008

37d 5h 50min

San Sebastian,
La Gomera, Spain

Antigua

            + 4

Indian E to W (eight)            Simon Chalk  Aud Eamus 3600 April 28 2009 June 25 2009 15:02GMT 58d 15h 08min

Geraldton, Western Australia

Port Louis, Mauritius

            + 7
Atlantic E to W (fourteen)          Simon Chalk Britannia III 2994 January 31 2011 March 15 2011 42d 17h 54min

Puerto Mogan, Gran Canaria

PSC, Barbados

             + 13
Atlantic E to W (eight)           Simon Chalk Titan 2994 February 26 2012 March 31 2012 34d 15h 31min

Puerto Mogan, Gran Canaria

PSC, Barbados

             + 7
Atlantic E to W (six)         Simon Chalk Titan 2994 January 15 2013 February 19 2013 35d 13h 50min

Puerto Mogan, Gran Canaria

PSC, Barbados

            + 5
Atlantic E to W (six)          Simon Chalk Imagine - December 17 2013 December 19 2013 1d 12hrs

Puerto Mogan, Gran Canaria

incomplete

           + 5
Atlantic E to W (eight)          Simon Chalk Toby Wallace 2994 February 10 2014 March 15 2014 32d 22hrs 31min

Puerto Mogan, Gran Canaria

PSC, Barbados

            + 7

Ralph Tuijn (Netherlands) - 370

Atlantic E to W (double) Ralph Tuijn Netherlands Zeeman Challenger ~3850 Sept 27 2006 Dec 22 2006 86 days 9h 15min San Sebastian,
La Gomera, Spain
Curaçao, Dutch Antilles
Michael Tuijn
Pacific E to W (solo) Ralph Tuijn Netherlands Zeeman Challenger 8736 March 14 2007 Aug 25 2007 163 days Callao, Peru Atafu Atoll
Oct 19 2007 November 27 2007 38 days Atafu Atoll 132 miles from Fiji
Apr 27 2008 July 16 2008 80 days Fiji New Guinea

 

Sylvia Cook (GB) - 361
 

Pacific E to W (double) Sylvia Cook

Britannia II

6000

Apr 26 1971 April 22 1972

361 days

San Francisco, CA (USA) Australia
John Fairfax

Jim Shekhdar (GB) - 351

Atlantic E to W (double) Jim Shekdar Boatcom Waverider 2950 Oct 12 1997 Dec 20 1997 64 days
6 hours
Los Gigantes, Tenerife (Canaries) Port St. Charles,
Barbados
Dave Jackson
Pacific E to W (solo) Jim Shekhdar Le Shark 10652 June 29 20000 March 30 2001 273days
13h 12min
Ilo (Peru) N Sradbroke, Australia
Pacific+Atlantic W to E (Solo) Jim Shekhdar Hornette 50 October 16 2003 October 16 2003

0 days 18h
20min

Bluff, New Zealand incomplete
Pacific+Atlantic W to E (Solo) Jim Shekhdar Hornette   November 04 2003 November 18 2003 14 days Bluff, New Zealand incomplete

Don Allum (GB)  - 340

Atlantic E to W (double) Don Allum QE3 2730 Jan 12 1971 March 26 1971 74 days
 
Las Palmas (Grand Canaries) Barbados (West Indies)
Geoff Allum
Atlantic W to E (double) Don Allum QE3 1000 June 05 1972 Aug 19 1972 76 days St. Johns, Newfoundland (Canada) Incomplete
Geoff Allum 150 June 11 1972 5 days Geoff rescued due to injury
Atlantic E to W (solo) Don Allum QE3 3080 Jan 30 1986 May 23 1986 114 days
hours
Pasito Blanco (Canaries) Nevis (West Indies)
Atlantic W to E (solo) Don Allum QE3 1720 June 21 1987 Sept 05 1987 76 days
hours
St. Johns, Newfoundland (Canada) Achill Island (Ireland)

Graham Walters (GB) - 334

Atlantic E to W (double) Graham Walters George Geary 2948 Oct 12 1997 Dec 13 1997 62 days
4 hours
Los Gigantes, Tenerife (Canaries) Port St. Charles,
Barbados
Keith Mason-Moore
Atlantic E to W (double) Graham Walters George Geary ~3000 Oct 07 2001 Dec 24 2001 77 days
21h 02min
Playa San Juan
Tenerife, Spain
Port St. Charles,
Barbados
Michael Ryan
Atlantic E to W (Solo) Graham Walters George Geary 3216 October 29 2003 January 26 2004 17.00GMT 89days 6h 15 min Playa Santiago,
La Gomera, Spain
Port St. Charles,
Barbados
Atlantic E to W (solo) Graham Walters Puffin - January 30 2006, 12:29GMT February 5 2006 6 days San Sebastian,
La Gomera, Spain
El Hierro, Spain.
Stopped for repairs
Atlantic E to W (solo) Graham Walters Puffin 3271 February 03 2007 May 13 2007 99 days 8h 38min San Sebastian,
La Gomera, Spain
St Barts

 

Curtis & Kathleen Saville (USA) - 278

Atlantic E to W (double) Curtis Saville Excalibur 3618 March 18 1981 June 10 1981 89 days Casablanca (Morocco) via El Hierro (Canaries)
English Harbour, Antigua (West Indies)
Kathleen Saville
Pacific E to W (double) Curtis Saville Excalibur - July 04 1984 July 31 1985 189 days
(392 total)
Callao (Peru) via Galapagos Islands
via Marquises Islands
Cairns (Australia)
Kathleen Saville

 

Serge Jandaud (France) - 266  

Atlantic E to W (solo) Serge Jandaud Diogène 3371 February 13 2006
9:15GMT
April 30 2006,
21:00GMT
76d 11h 45min Pasito Blanco,  Gran Canaria Saint Francois, Guadeloupe
Pacific E to W (solo) Serge Jandaud Clinique Pasteur Toulouse 6620 June 12 2010 Nov 23 2010 163d 11h Callao, Peru Wallis island
  May 29 2011 June 25 2011 27 d Wallis island Vanuatu Islands

 

Jo  Le Guen (France) - 261

Atlantic W to E (solo) Joseph Le Guen Pour les Sauvateursc en Mer 2747 June 13 1995 Sept 24 1995 103 days Chatham, Cape Cod, Mass. (USA) Ile Molene (France)
Atlantic E to W (double) Joseph Le Guen Atlantic Challenge 2906 Oct 10 1997 Nov 30 1997 49 days Los Gigantes, Tenerife (Canaries) Port St. Charles,
Barbados
Pascal Blond
Pacific W to E (solo) Joseph Le Guen www.Keepitblue.com 1770 Feb 03 2000 April 02 2000 59 days Wellington (New Zealand) Incomplete
Atlantic E to W (solo) Jo Le Guen RAMES GUYANE - November 21 2006 January 8? 2007 50 days? Saint Louis, Senegal incomplete

 

Anders Svedlund (Sweden) - 258

Indian E to W (solo) Anders Svedlund Roslagena

130

Sept 15 1970

Sept 19 1970

3 days

Geraldton, WA. Australia

Kalbarri (Incomplete)

Indian E to W (solo) Anders Svedlund Roslagena

4313

April 21 1971

June 23 1971

64days

Kalbarri (Western Australia)

A beach near Diego Suarez, Madagascar

Pacific E to W (solo) Anders Svedlund Waka Moana

6462

Feb 27 1974 Sept 06 1974 191 days Huasco, Chile

Apia, West Samoa via Papeete, Tahiti

 

 

Chris Martin (GB) - 258

 

Atlantic E to W (solo) Chris Martin Pacific Pete 3000 Nov 30 2005 Feb 07 2006 68d 15h 19min San Sebastian,
La Gomera, Spain
Antigua
Pacific W to E (double) Chris Martin Bojangles - May 08 2009 Nov 13 2009 189 days 10h 39min Choshi, Tokio, Japan San Francisco, USA
Mick Dawson

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