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HISTORIC OCEANROWS

MODERN DAY OCEANROWS

1896 1974 1982 1988 1996 2001 2005 2009 2013
1966 1976 1984 1991 1997 2002 2006 2010  
1969 1980 1986 1992 1999 2003 2007 2011  

1971

1981 1987 1995 2000 2004 2008 2012  


Rows  1896 - 2000

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Completed Ocean Rows in Chronological Order 2008 - 2010  -  to Page 3 >>>
 
Completed Ocean Rows in Chronological Order 2011 - ...    to Page 4 >>>

Page 1

The first 12 completed oceanrows were all undertaken without water makers, without sat phones, without GPS, EPIRB 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 all oceanrowers from that time ( 1896 - 1982): "We were like test pilots, but without a parachute".
ORS considers that the first 12 rows are
"Historic Oceanrows".
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 Oceanrows".

HISTORIC OCEANROWS

1896

NO

FIRST
NAME

SURNAME

COUNTRY

BOAT

MILES

DEPART

ARRIVAL

DAYS

FROM

TO

1

George Harbo

(Norway)

Fox

3250

June 06 1896

August 01 1896

55 days
13 hours

Battery Park Manhattan
New York (USA)

St.Mary/s,  Isles of Scilly
(England)
Then La Havre (France)
in 5 days

Gabriel Samuelsen

1966 

2

John Ridgway

(GB)

English Rose III

2485

June 04 1966

September 03 1966

91

Orleans Cape Cod (USA)

Aran Isles (Ireland)

Chay Blyth

1969

3

John Fairfax

(GB)

Britannia

5342

January 20 1969

July 19 1969

180

San Agustin
Grand Canaria
Canary Islands
Hollywood
Beach
(USA Florida)

 

4

 

Tom McClean

(GB)

Super Silver

1680

May 17 1969

July 27 1969

70 days 18h 35m

St Johns
(Newfoundland Canada)
Blacksod Bay
(Ireland)

 

5

Sidney Genders

(GB)

Khaggavisana

1700

September 11 1969

November 18 1969

68

Sennen Cove (UK) Las Palmas
(Tenerife Canary Islands)

3800

December 25 1969

March 08 1970

73d 8hrs

Las Palmas
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Antigua
(West Indies)

500

May ? 1970

June ? 1970

25

Antigua
(West Indies)
Miami
(Florida USA)

1971

6

Don Allum

(GB)

QE3

2730

January 12 1971

March 26 1971

74

Las Palmas
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
Geoff Allum

 

7

Anders Svedlund

(Sweden)

Roslagen

4313

April 21 1971

June 23 1971

64?

Kalbarri (Western Australia) a beach of Ankirikiriky, near Diego Suarez, Madagascar

 

8

John Fairfax

(GB)

Britannia II

8041

April 26 1971

April 22 1972

361

San Francisco California (USA)
37:47:36N 122:33:17W
via Ensanada Mexico
&Washington island
& Fanning Island(Line Island)
& Onotoa Gilbert Islands
to Hayman Island (Australia)
20:02:24S 148:31:12E
Sylvia Cook

1974

 

9 Anders Svedlund Sweden Waka Moana 6462 February 27 1974 September 06 1974 191 days Huasco (Chile) Apia, West Samoa via Papeete, Tahiti

 

10

Derek King

(GB)

Britannia II

3303

March 24 1974

August 10 1974

103 days

Gibraltar via Barbate
(Spain) & Casablanca (Morocco) 
St Lucia
(West Indies)
Peter Bird
Carol Maystone

150

April 4 1974

10 days Casablanca (Morocco)
Left voyage

1976

11

Patrick Quesnel

USA

Hawaiiki 3400 July 14  1976 November 2 1976

111 days
 

La Push, Washington State (USA)

 Hawaii

1980

12

Gerard d'Aboville

(France)

Captaine Cook

2735

July 10 1980

September 20 1980

72

Cape Cod (USA) Brest (France)
13 Peter Bird

(GB)

Britannia II 3400 October 1 1980

February 26 1981

148 days San Francisco, CA  (USA) Maui, Hawaii (USA)
via San Quinten (Mexico)

1981

14

Curtis Saville

(US)

Excalibur

2800

March 18 1981

June 10 1981

89

Casablanca
(Morocco)
via Hierro
Canary Islands
English Harbour  Antigua
(West Indies)
Kathleen Saville

MODERN DAY OCEANROWS

1982

NO

FIRST
NAME

SURNAME

COUNTRY

BOAT

MILES

DEPART

ARRIVAL

DAYS

FROM

TO

15

Peter Bird

GB

Hele-on-Britannia

8688

August 23 1982

June 14 1983

294

San Francisco California (USA)
37:47:36N 122:33:17W
Great Barrier Reef Australia
(near Lockhart river)
12:00:00S 143:07:48E

1984

16

Hugh King-Fretts

(GB)

Hulu

2733

January 30 1984
10.00GMT

May 8 1984
14.00GMT

99d 4hr

Los Christianos
Tenerife Canary Islands
Concept Bay
Barbados, West Indies

 

17

Amyr Khan Klink

(Brazil)

Paraty

3370

June 09 1984

September 18 1984

101

Bahia de Luderitz
(Namibia)
Paria de Espera
(Brazil)

 

18

Curtis Saville

(US)

Excalibur Pacific

9673

July 04 1984

July 31 1985

189

Callao (Peru) via Galapagos
&Pago Pago
&Marquises
&New Hebrides
to Cairns (Australia)
16:36:36S 145:25:48E
Kathleen Saville

1986

19

Sean Crowley

(GB)

In Finnegans Wake

2676

January 30 1986

April 14 1986

73

Pasito Blanco
(Gran Canaria)
Georgetown (Guyana)
Mike Nestor

 

20

Don Allum

(GB)

QE3

2715

January 30 1986

May 23 1986

114

Gran Canaria Nevis
(West Indies)

1987

21

Tom McClean

(GB)

Skoll 1080

1732

June 16 1987

August 10 1987

55

St Johns
(Newfoundland Canada)
Bishop Light House (England)

 

22

Don

Allum

(GB)

QE3

1720

June 21 1987

September 5 1987

76

St Johns
(Newfoundland Canada)
Dooagh, Ireland

1988

23

Sean Crowley

(GB)

Finn Again

2160

June 17 1988

September 21 1988

92

Halifax (Canada) Galaway (Ireland)

1991

24

Gerard d’Aboville

(France)

Sector

6200

July 11 1991
08.00GMT

November 21 1991
20.15GMT

134d 12hr 15min

Choshi (Japan)

Ilwaco Washington State (USA)

1992

25

Gerard Seibel

(France)

La Mondiale

2800

March 25 1992

April 29 1992

35 days
8h 30 min

Santa-Cruz-de-la-Palma
(Canary Islands)

Martinique
(West Indies)

(11 man crew)

 

26

Eugene Smurgis

(Russia)

Max-4

3510

July 20 1992

September 1 1993

131

Tiksi (Russia) London (England)
Alexander Smurgis

1995

 

27

Joseph Le Guen

(France)

Pour les Sauveteurs
en Mer

2747

June 13 1995

September 24 1995

103

Chatham, Cape Cod (USA) Ile Molene
(Brittany France)

1996

28 Roger Montandon

Switzerland

Exodus

2760

February 23 1996

 April 22 1996

59 days

Pasito Blanco(Las Palmas, Canary Islands) Jipioca Island
(Amapá, Brazil)

 

1997

29

Andrew Halsey

(GB)

Brittany Rose

2800

April 28 1997

August 23 1997

116d 21hr

Santa Cruz
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
St. Lucia
(West Indies)

 

30

Mick Bird

US

Reach 2600 Aug 19 1997 Oct 23 1997 64 Fort Bragg, California Kona, Hawaii
1800 Jul 19 1998 Sept 23 1998 65 Hawaii Majuro, Marshall Islands
1100 May 18 1999 Jun 23 1999 36 Majuro, Marshall Islands Solomon Island
1200 Jul 11 1999 Aug 1 1999 21 Solomon Island Cairns, Australia

 

31*

Rob Hamill

(NZ)

Kiwi Challenge

2753

October 12 1997

November 22 1997

41 days
2 hours
55 min

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
Phil Stubbs

32

Pascal Blond

(France)

Atlantic Challenge

2906

October 12 1997

November 30 1997

49d 8hr

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
Joseph Le Guen

33

David Rice

(GB)

Hannah Snell

2931

October 12 1997

December 06 1997

55d 2hr

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
Nadia Rice

34

Ian Blandin

(GB)

Spirit of Jersey

2933

October 12 1997

December 08 1997

57d 12hr

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
Rob Cassin

35

Eamonn Kavanagh

(Ireland)

Christina

2847

October 12 1997

December 09 1997

58d 4hr

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
Peter Kavanagh

36

Steve Issacs

(GB)

Toc H Phoenix

2875

October 12 1997

December 09 1997

58d 12hr

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
Mark Stubbs

37

Peter Hogden

(GB)

Hospiscare

2939

October 12 1997

December 09 1997

58d 13hr

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
Neil Hitt

38

John Searson

(GB)

Commodore Shipping

3046

October 12 1997

December 11 1997

59d 12hr
(line of longitude)

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
Carl Clinton

--

    October 19 1997

7 days

Carl Clinton airlifted off after 7 days due to back injury

39

Wayne Callaghan

(GB)

Ryvita

2893

October 12 1997

December 11 1997

60d 5hr

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
Tim Welford

40

Steven Lee

(GB)

Kielder Atlantic Warrior

2829

October 12 1997

December 12 1997

61d 2hr

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
John Bryant

41

Danniel Innes

(GB)

Golden Fleece

2861

October 12 1997

December 12 1997

61d 3 hr
(line of longitude)

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
Peter Lowe

42

Graham Walters

(GB)

George Geary

2948

October 12 1997

December 13 1997

62d 4hr

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
Keith Mason-Moore

43

Duncan Nicoll

(GB)

Mt Gay Rum Runner

2980

October 12 1997

December 14 1997

63d 0hr

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
Jock Wishart

44

Andrew Watson

(GB)

Bitzer

2970

October 12 1997

December 15 1997

64d 3hr

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
Russell Reid

45

Simon Chalk

(GB)

Cellnet Atlantic Challenger

3012

October 12 1997

December 15 1997

64d 5hr

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
George Rock

46

John Van Katwyck

(GB)

Endeavour

3016

October 12 1997

December 15 1997

64d 7hr

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
Geoff Gavey

47

Jim Shekdar

(GB)

Boatcom Waverider

Unknown

October 12 1997

December 20 1997

64d 18hr

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
Dave Jackson

48

Michael Elliot

(GB)

Cornish Challenger

2883

October 12 1997

December 17 1997

66d 5hr

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
Louis Hunkin

49

Charles Street

(GB)

Sam Deacon

2878

October 12 1997

December 17 1997

67d 2hr
(line of longitude)

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
Roger Gould

50

David Immelman

(South Africa)

Key Challenger
(started as double)

2861

October 12 1997

December 18 1997

66d14hr
(line of longitude)

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
David Mossman

--

October 17 1997

5 days

David Mossman picked up after 5 days due to injury

51

Stein Hoff

(Norway)

Star Atlantic

2938

October 12 1997

December 20 1997

69d 6hr

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
Arvid Bentsen

52

Martin Bellamy

(GB)

Salamanca

2861

October 12 1997

December 25 1997

73d 10hr
(line of longitude)

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
Mark Mortimer

53

Isabel Fraser

(GB)

Stylus Mistral Endeavour

3058

October 12 1997

January 04 1998

84d 1hr
(line of longitude)

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
Richard Duckworth

54

Jan Meek

(GB)

Carpe Diem

3044

October 12 1997

January 21 1998

100d18hr
(line of longitude)

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)
Daniel Byles

1999

 

55

Tori Murden

(US)

Sector No Limits American Pearl

3333

September 13 1999

December 03 1999

81d 7hr
first woman

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Guadeloupe

56

Diana Hoff

(GB)

Star Atlantic ll

3025

September 13 1999

January 05 2000

113

Los Gigantes
(Tenerife Canary Islands)
Barbados
(West Indies)

57

Peggy Bouchet

(France)

SFR(Formerly known as Sector No Limits)

2524

November 18 1999
12h20m

January 05 2000
8h40m

47d 20h

San Pedro Light house
San Vicente
Cape Verde
(shortened crossing)
16:45:00N 22:57:00W
Martinique
(West Indies)
14:27:05N
60:48:08W

58

Patrick Lihurt

(France)  

Lune de mer

3000

December 09 1999

February 14 2000

67d 15hr

Gran Canaria Petit-Bourg
Guadeloupe

2000

59

Jim Shekhdar

GB

Le Shark 10652 June 29 2000 March 30 2001 273d 13h 12min Ilo, Peru 17:38:31S 71:21:00W N Stradbroke Isl., Australia
27:32:24S 153:30:00E

 

60

Richard Jones

USA

Brother of Jared

4579

October10
2000
7.32 GMT

February20 2001

133 d

Los Gigantes, Tenerife (Canaries) Ragged Island, Bahamas
 
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