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O C E A N    R O W S   O F   M O R E   T H A N   1 0 0   D A Y S

in   decreasing order

( View  list of  O C E A N    R O W S   O F   M O R E   T H A N   1 0 0   D A Y S  in order of departure)

Last update  March 16 2015


 

No Ocean 1st Name Surname Country Solo/Double Boat Miles Depart Arrival Days From To
1 Pacific
E to W
John Fairfax GB double Britannia II 6000 26/04/71 22/04/72 361 San Francisco, 
CA (USA)
Australia
Sylvia Cook
2 Pacific E to W Erden Eruç Turkey solo Around-n-Over 9493 10/07/07 17/05/08 312 Bodega Bay, CA.
USA

Papua New Guinea, Finsch Harbor (Dreger)

3 Pacific
 W to E
Peter Bird GB solo Sector 
Two
6300 12/05/93 12/03/94 304 Vladivostok 
(Russia)
(Incomplete)
4 Pacific
 E to W
Peter Bird GB solo Hele-on-
Britannia
6000 23/08/82 14/06/83 294 San Francisco, 
CA (USA)
Great Barrier Reef 
(Australia)
5 Pacific
 E to W
Alex Bellini Italy solo Rosa d'Atacama II t.b.c. 21/02/08 12/12/08 294 Callao, Peru Australia
6 Pacific
E to W
Ralph Tuijn Netherlands solo Zeeman Challenger 8736 14/03/07 24/08/07 281  Callao, Peru

Atafu Atoll, Tokelau Islands

19/10/07 27/11/07 Atafu Atoll 132 miles off Fiji
27/04/08 16/07/08 Fiji New Britain, New Guinea
7 Pacific
E to W
Jim Shekhdar GB solo Le Shark 10652 29/06/00 30/03/01 273 Ilo (Peru) N Sradbroke, Australia
8 Pacific
E to W
Andrew Halsey GB solo Brittany Rose 6700 15/07/99 05/04/00 266 San Diego, CA (USA)  (Incomplete)
9 Atlantic E to W Alex Bellini Italy solo Rosa d'Atacama II ~5000 18/09/05 30/04/06 224 Genoa, Italy Fortaleza, Brazil
10 Mid-Pacific
 E to W
Anders Svedlund Sweden solo Waka 
Moana
6462 27/02/74 06/09/74 191 Huasco
(Chile)
Apia, West Samoa via Papeete, Tahiti
11 Pacific
 E to W
Curtis Saville USA double Excalibur 4000 04/07/84 21/08/85 189 Calleo (Peru) via Galapagos Islands via Marquises Islands
Cairns (Australia)
Kathleen Saville
12 Pacific
W to E
Mick Dawson GB double Bojangles 5082 May 8 2009 Nov 13 2009 189 Choshi, Tokio, Japan San Francisco, USA
Chris Martin
13 Atlantic
E to W
John Fairfax GB solo Britannia 4342 20/01/69 19/07/69 180 San Agustin 
(Canaria)
Hollywood Beach, 
FL (USA)
14 Atlantic E to W Erden Eruc Turkey solo Around-n-Over 4557 09/11/05 05/05/06 176 Lisbon, Portugal Guadeloupe
15 Atlantic E to W Riaan Manser South Africa double Take me 2NY   Dec 30 2013 June 20 2014 172 Agadir, Morocco New York, USA via Miami
Vasti Geldenhuys
16 Pacific
 E to W
Serge Jandaud France solo Clinique Pasteur Toulouse 6620 12/06/10 23/11/10 163 Callao, Peru Wallis Island
17 Pacific E-W Fyodor Konyukhov Russia solo Tourgoyak
9720
Dec 22 2013 May 31 2014 159 Concon, Chile Mooloobala,
Queensland,
Australia
18 Indian
 E to W
Roz Savage GB solo Sedna   30/04/11 04/10/11 157 Geraldton, WA. Mauritius
19 Atlantic
 E to W
Erden Eruc Turkey solo Around-n-Over 6144 10/10/11 11/03/12 153 Luderitz, Namibia Guiria, Venezuela
20 Atlantic
E to W + Carribean
Jilie Wafaei Canada double Ondine 5111 23/09/05 24/02/06 153 Lisbon, Portugal via St Lucia to Limon, Costa Rica
Colin Angus
21 Atlantic
W to E
Nenad Belic USA solo LUN 2618 11/05/01 30/09/01 151 Stage Harbour, Chatam, Cape Cod, Mass lost at sea
22 Mid-Pacific W-E Sarah Outen GB solo Happy Socks   April 27 2013
07:33GMT
September 23 2013
20:34GMT
149d 13h 01min Choshi, Japan Adak, Alaska,USA
23 Mid-Pacific
 E to W
Peter Bird GB solo Britannia II 3000 01/10/80 26/02/81 147 San Francisco, 
CA (USA)
via San Quinten (Mexico)
Maui, Hawaii (USA)
24 Atlantic
 W to E
&
E-W
Charles Hedrich France solo Respectons la Terre   July 9 2012
14:33GMT
December 2 2012 1:30GMT 145d 10h 57min Saint Pierre and Miquelon Martinique ( Petite Anse d'Arlet)  via European and African coasts
25 Atlantic
E to W plus Caribbean
Abraham Levy Mexico solo Cascarita   October 21 2014 March 14 2015 144 days 01h 32min Huelva, Spain Cancun, Mexico
via Gomera and Antigua
26 Indian
 E to W
Erden Eruc Turkey solo Around-n-Over 5523 13/07/10 26/11/10 136 Carnarvon, WA. Mahajanga, Madagascar
27 Pacific
 W to E
Tim Welford GB double Pacific
Odyssey
5515 05/05/01 17/09/01 135 Choshi (Japan) (rescued)
Dom Mee
28 Pacific
 W to E
Gerard d'Aborville France solo Sector 6200 11/07/91 21/11/91 134 Choshi (Japan) Ilawaco, Washinton 
State (USA)
29 Atlantic
E to W
Richard Jones USA solo Brother
of Jared
3675 10/10/00 20/02/01 133 Los Gigantes, 
Tenerife (Canaria)
Ragged Island, 
Bahamas
30 Arctic
N to S
Eugene Smurgis Russia double Max-4 3510 20/07/92 01/09/93 131 Tiksi (Russia) London (England)
Alexander Smurgis
31 Pacific
W  to E
Emmanuel Coindre France solo Somewhere 5988 24/06/05 31/10/05 129 Choshi, Japan Coos bay, Ore.USA
32 Pacific
E to W
Andrew Halsey GB solo Le Shark
Brittany Rose
4111 25/11/02 03/04/03 129 Callao, Peru  (Incomplete)
33 Atlantic
E to W
 
Victor Mooney USA solo     Feb 18 2014 June 27 2014 129 Maspalomas, Gran Canaria Saint Martin (French)
34 Atlantic
 W to E
Mylène Paquette Canada solo Hermel   July 06 2013 November 12 2013 128d 22h 34min Halifax, Canada Lizard Meridian
35

Indian
E to W

Sarah Outen GB solo

Serendipity

-3600

 1/04/09 3/08/09 124

Fremantle, Western Australia

Mauritius

36 Atlantic
W to E
Oliver Hicks GB solo Miss Olive 3980 27/05/05 28/09/05 123 Atlantic Highlands, NJ, USA St Mary's, Isles of Scilly
37 Atlantic
E to W
 
Leven Sinclair Brown GB solo Atlantic Wholff 4278 26/08/05 27/01/06 123 Rota, Spain Trinidad, West Indies
38 Atlantic
E to W
Louis Ginglo Canada solo Moose on the Move   20/01/04 20/05/04 120 San Sebastian
La Gomera (Spain)
Port St. Charles,
Barbados
39 Atlantic
E to W
Vladimir Maximov Russia solo Solaris 3550 Nov 16 2014 March 15 2015 119 Lisbon, Portugal PSC Barbados
40 Atlantic
 W to E
Kenneth Kerr GB solo Bass Conqueror

~2100

21/05/80 ~16/09/80 ~119 Corner Brook (Newfoundland, Canada) lost at sea
41 Atlantic
E to W
Henry Dale GB double Kenneth C   20/01/04 18/05/04 118 San Sebastian
La Gomera (Spain)
Port St. Charles,
Barbados
Justin Coleman
42 Atlantic
E to W
Sean McGowan Ireland solo Tess ~3000 Jan 4 2010 02/05/10 118 San Sebastian
La Gomera (Spain)
Antigua
43 Atlantic
W to E
Maud Fontenoy France solo Pilot 2343 13/06/03 09/10/03 117 St. Pierre, French territory off Canada Ouessant, France
44 Atlantic
E to W
Andrew Halsey GB solo Brittany Rose 2800 28/04/97 23/08/97 116 Santa Cruz 
(Canaria)
St. Lucia 
(West Indies)
45 Atlantic
E to W
 
Tiny Little      GB solo Womble 3479 21/01/05 17/05/05 116 San Sebastian
La Gomera (Spain)
Antigua
towed 51 miles
46 Atlantic
E to W
Don Allum GB solo QE3 2715 30/01/86 23/05/86 114 Pasito Blanco 
(Canaria)
Nevis (West Indies)
47 Atlantic
E to W
Diana Hoff GB solo Star Atlantic II 3025 13/09/99 05/01/00 113 Los Gigantes, 
Tenerife (Canaria)
Port St. Charles
Barbados (West Indies)
48 Atlantic
E to W
Mike Norman GB double Fraser's Boat 3256 29/01/06 21/05/06 112  San Sebastian
La Gomera (Spain)

Antigua

Tim Bradbury
49 Atlantic
E to W
Andrew Veal GB double Troika
Transatlantic
370 07/10/01 20/10/01 13 Playa San Juan
Tenerife (Spain)
rescued
Debra Veal 2900 26/01/02 111 Barbados 
(West Indies)
50 Mid-Pacific
 E to W
Patrick Quesnel USA solo Hawaiiki 3400 14/07/76 02/11/76 111 La Push, Washington 
State (USA)
Hawaii
51 Atlantic
E to W
James Ketchel GB solo Speedo ~3000 Jan 4 2010 April 25 2010 110 San Sebastian
La Gomera (Spain)
Antigua
52 Atlantic
E to W
Stuart Boreham GB solo Macmillan Spirit 3341 15/11/04 03/03/04 109 Playa Santiago
La Gomera (Spain)
Port St. Charles,
Barbados
53 Pacific
W to E
Mick Dawson      GB solo Mrs D's Viking Spirit 4139 06/05/04 23/08/04 109 Choshi (Japan) incomplete,  rescued
54 Atlantic
 E to W
Christophe Sepot Belgium double Zeeman Challenger January 26 2010 May 15 2010 109d 4h 15min Arguineguin, Gran Canaria (Spain) Kourou, French Guiana
Bart Verboven
55 Atlantic
E to W
Malcolm Atkinson GB double Kaos 2900 07/10/01 24/01/02 108 Playa San Juan
Tenerife (Spain)
Barbados 
(West Indies)
Ben Martell
56 Indian
 E to W
John Williams GB double (for 89 days) then solo) Atlantic Warrior - 24/03/07 10/07/07 107days 21h 30min Fremantle, Australia

Longitude of Rodriguez Island

57 Indian
E to W
Simon Chalk GB solo True Spirit 4027 27/02/03 15/06/03 107 Kalbarri (West Australia) Longitude of Rafael Island
58 Atlantic
E to W
Bhavik Gandhi India solo Miss Olive 3285 28/02/07 14/06/07 106 La Rastinga de El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain Antigua
59 Atlantic
W  to E
David Johnstone GB double Puffin 1432 21/05/66 03/09/66 105
last log entry
Virginia Beach, VA (USA) lost at sea
John Hoare
60 Atlantic
E to W
Sally Kettle GB double Calderdale ~3000 20/01/04 05/05/04 105 San Sebastian
La Gomera (Spain)
Port St. Charles,
Barbados
Sarah Kettle
61 Atlantic
W to E
Joseph Le Guen France solo Pour les 
Sauvateurs 
en Mer
2747 13/06/95 24/09/95 103 Chatham, Cape Cod, 
Mass. (USA)
Ile Molene 
(France)
62 Atlantic E to W Roz Savage GB solo Sedna Solo ~3000 30/11/05 13/03/06 103 San Sebastian
La Gomera (Spain)

Antigua

63 Indian
 E to W
James  Thysse GB double Southern Cross 3600 April 19 2009 July 31 2009 103d 9h 26min Geraldton, Western Australia Port Louis, Mauritius
James Facer-Childs
64 Atlantic
 E to W
Tom Dignum GB double   3000 November 25 2011 March 7, 2012 103 d 6h Puerto Mogan, Gran Canaria PSC, Barbados
Christian Howard
65 Indian
 E to W
Guy  Watts GB double Flying Ferkins ~3600 April 19 2009 July 30 2009 102d 13h 40min Geraldton, Western Australia Port Louis, Mauritius
Andrew Delaney
66 Atlantic
E to W
Richard Wood GB solo NaJoJo ~3000 20/01/04 30/04/04 101 San Sebastian
La Gomera (Spain)
Port St. Charles,
Barbados
67 Atlantic
E to W
Rik  Knoop Holland double Domani 2 2900 09/10/01 18/01/02 101 Playa San Juan
Tenerife, Spain
Port St. Charles,
Barbados
Michael Tuijn
68 Atlantic
E to W
Amyr Khan Klink Brazil solo Paraty 3370 09/06/84 18/09/84 101 Bahia de Luderitz 
(Namibia)
Praia de Espera 
(Brazil)
69 Atlantic
E to W
Leo Rosette USA solo Halcyon ~3000 Jan 4 2010 April 14 2010 100 San Sebastian
La Gomera (Spain)
 Les Saintes (off Guadeloupe)
70 Atlantic
E to W
Jan Meek GB double Carpe Diem 3044 12/10/97 21/01/98 100 Los Gigantes, 
Tenerife (Canaria)
Barbados 
(West Indies)
Daniel Byles

 


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