The ORS Int. is the official adjudicator of ocean rowing records for Guinness World Records

 

W O M E N O C E A N R O W E R S   IN   ALL FEMALE   TEAMS

Female Pairs        Female Trio        Female Fours          Female Five

Last update February 16, 2018

No Ocean / Route Name Surname Age at the start Country Dates of Crossing Time at Sea Notes
                 
1 Atlantic E-W Stephanie Brown 35 New Zealand October 10 -
 November 26 2001
50d 7 hrs
 

1. The first all-female Team to row any ocean
2. The fastest all-female Pair to row the Atlantic E-W
3. The First NZ females to row an ocean

Jude Ellis 35
2 Atlantic E-W Sally Kettle 26

UK

January 20 - May 5 2004

105d 16h 28min 1. The first Mother & Daughter crew
Sarah Kettle 45
3 Atlantic E-W Rebecca Thorpe 26 UK Nov 30 2005 -
February 13 2006
75 days 11h The youngest female Pair to row any ocean
Stephanie Temperton 26
4 Atlantic E - W Catherine Allaway 34 UK December 2 2007 -
February 13 2008
73 days 5h 14min 1. Margaret Bowling - the first Australian female to row an ocean
2. The youngest woman in an all-female Pair
Margaret Bowling 26 + 15d Australia
5 Atlantic  E-W Linda Griesel 41 UK December 2 2007-
February 16 2008
76 days 11h 12min The oldest all-female Pair to row the Atlantic Ocean
Rachel Smith 37
6 Atlantic  E- W Elin Haf Davies 31 UK December 2 2007 -
February 17 2008
77 days 7h 37min  
Herdip Sidhu 36
7 Atlantic E-W Melanie King 36 UK Jan 04 -
March 22 2010
77 days  
Anne Januszewski  
8 Indian E-W
 
Laurence Grand-Clement 27 France April 19 -
July 13 2012
85d 2h 05min 1. The only female Pair to row the Indian Ocean
2. The first French females to row the Indian Ocean
Laurence De Rancourt 27
9
Mid-Pacific E-W
Angela Madsen 54 USA May 21 -
July 20 2014
60d 5h 5min Tara Remington - the First NZ female to row a Pacific route
Tara Remington 43 NZ
10 Mid-Pacific E-W Pat Hines 61 USA June 5 -
July 21 2016
46 days
17 hrs 47 min
1.The fastest all-female Pair to row Mid-Pacific route
2. The oldest all-female Pair to row any ocean
Liz Dycus 58
11 Mid-Pacific E-W Vicki  Otmani 34 USA June 5  -
July 31 2016
57 days 16hrs 9 min The youngest all-female Pair to row the Mid-Pacific route
Megan  Binging 31

 

Female Trio

1

Atlantic E-W

Dianne Carrington 61+ 349d UK

Dec 14 2017  -
Feb 13 2018 

60d 18hrs 34min

1.Dianne C. - the oldest woman to row any ocean 2. The oldest all-female team to row the Atlantic;
3.The First all-female trio
Elaine Theaker 54
Sharon Magrath 54

 

Female Fours

Total - 10 teams

Last update January 28 2018

Atlantic East to West

No Ocean / Route Name Surname Age at the Start Country Boat Dates of Crossing Time at Sea Daparture Arrival Notes
 
1 Atlantic E-W Paula Evemy 38

Guernsey, UK

Mission Atlantic

Nov 30 2005 -  Feb 05 2006

67d 07h  20 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera (Spain)

Antigua

The First all-female Four

Kathy  Tracey 43
Sarah Day 40
Lois  Rawlins-Duquemin 32
2 Atlantic E-W Sally Kettle 28 UK Shelterbox
( Rowgirls)
Nov 30 2005 - Feb 15 2006 77 days San Sebastian, La Gomera (Spain) Antigua  
Claire Mills 23
Sue  McMillan 30
Jo Davies   January 14 2006 45 days

rescued due to health problem

 
3 Atlantic E- W Emily Kohl 25 USA UnFinished Business

Classic boat

Dec 2 2007  - Jan 23 2008 51 days 16h
31 min
San Sebastian, La Gomera (Spain) Antigua The fastest  all-female Pure-class Four

The First multinational
all-female Four
Sarah Kessans 24 USA
Tara Remington 37 NZ
Jo Davies 29 UK
4 Atlantic  E-W Clair Desborough 32 UK Silver Cloud December 2 2007 -February 14 2008 74 days 1h 54min San Sebastian,
La Gomera (Spain)
Antigua  
Fiona Waller 33
Rachel Flanders 17
Sarah  Duff 24
5 Atlantic E-W Catherine Remy 31 France Vivaldi (Rames Dames) Jan 04 -March 9 2010 64 days San Sebastian, La Gomera, Spain Antigua The First French all-female Four
Quitterie Marque 31
Laurence Grand Clement 27
Laurence  De Rancourt 27

 

6 Atlantic E-W Lauren   Morton 26 UK Miss Nellie
open-class
Dec 20 2015 -January 29 2016 40 days 8hrs 26 min La Gomera, Spain Antigua The fastest British all-female open-class Four
Bella Collins 23
Olivia Bolesworth 27
Georgina Purdy 23
7 Atlantic E-W Janette Benaddi 51 UK Rose Dec 20 2015 -February 25 2016 67d 5hrs 2min La Gomera, Spain Antigua  
Frances  Davies 47
Niki  Doeg 44
Helen

Butters

45

 

8 Atlantic E-W Sarah Hornby 30 UK Atlantic Endeavour
open-class
Dec 14 2016 10:00GMT -
Feb 08 2017
 1:04GMT
55 days 13hrs 34min San Sebastian, La Gomera Antigua  
Kate Hallam 33
Becky Charlton 28
Charlotte Best 30

 

9

Atlantic E-W
 

Amber  Li 22 China

Jasmine 2
open-class

Dec 14 2017
11:00GMT -Jan 18 2018 00:13GMT

34d 13hrs 13min

San Sebastian, La Gomera Antigua The fastest all-female open-class Four

The First Asian all-female team
Sarah Meng 22
Cloris Chen 23
Tina Liang 23

 

10

Atlantic E-W
 

Sophie Stabell

28

Norway

Ellida

Dec 14 2017-  Jan 19 2018

36d 9 hours 53 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera Antigua The fastest all-female European open-class Four
Camilla Bull 28
Cornelia Bull 32
Hege Svendsberget 28

 

Mid-Pacific + Pacific East to West

1 Pacific E-W Emma  Mitchell 30 UK Doris April 20 2015 9:45GMT May 6 2015
3:00GMT
 15 d 17hrs 45 min San Francisco, CA. Santa Barbara, CA. The First all-female team to row the Pacific

The First Team of Four to row the Pacific

Laura  Penhaul 32 May 13 2015 4:00GMT July 20 2015
5:30GMT
68d 1h 30min Santa Barbara, CA. Honolulu, Hawaii
Natalia Cohen 40
Mid-Pacific E-W Isabel Burnham * 30
Lizanne Van Vuuren ** 27 July 29 2015 November 1, 2015 20:40GMT 95d 20hrs 40min Honolulu, Hawaii Apia, Samoa
November 9 2015 21:30GMT January 24 2016
21:00GMT
Apia, Samoa Australia
Meg Dyos *** 25 75d 23hrs 30min
    Total:
279 days
 11 hrs
 

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

 

Mid-Pacific East to West

1
Mid-Pacific E-W
Emily  Blagden 27 UK Black Oyster June 9 2014 GMT August 8 2014 50d 8h 14m Monterey, CA.
USA
Honolulu, Hawaii  
Amanda Challans 29
Ingrid Kvale 44 USA
Aoife Ni Mhaoileoin 26 Ireland

 

Indian East to West

1 Indian  E - W Sarah  Duff 26 UK Pura Vida April 19 2009 July 6 2009 78 days Geraldton, Western Australia Port Louis, Mauritius The First all-female team to row the Indian Ocean
Fiona Waller 35
Jo  Jackson 29
Elin Haf Davis 33

 

Female Five

One Team

Atlantic W-E

 

1 Atlantic W-E Guin  Batten 48 + 254 UK Liberty June 7 2016 15:20GMT July 27 2016  4:47GMT 49 days
 13 hrs
47 min
Liberty Landing Marina,  New Jersey, USA Falmouth, UK The first all-female team to row the Atlantic west to east
Molly  Brown 20 + 279
Alex   Holt 26 + 215
Mary  Sutherland 36 + 75
Gilly Mara 34 + 203

 


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