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W O M E N O C E A N R O W E R S

Female Pairs       Female Fours (scroll down)

Last update February 3, 2017

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 to 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
Margaret Bowling 26 Australia
5 Atlantic  E-W Linda Griesel 41 UK December 2 2007-
February 16 2008
76 days 11h 12min  
Rachel Smith 38
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 fastest 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 1. 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
Liz Dycus 58
11 Mid-Pacific E-W Vicki  Otmani 34 USA June 5  -
July 31 2016
57 days 16hrs 9 min  
Megan  Binging 31

 

Female Fours

Total - 10 teams

Last update February 3, 2017

Atlantic East to West

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

Guernsey, UK

Mission Atlantic

Nov 30 2005 -  February 05 2006

67d 07h  20 min

San Sebastian, La Gomera (Spain)

Antigua

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

rescued due to health problem

 
3 Atlantic E- W Emily Kohl USA UnFinished Business

Classic boat

December 2 2007  - January 23 2008 51 days 16h
31 min
San Sebastian, La Gomera (Spain) Antigua The fastest Classic all-female Four
Sarah Kessans USA
Tara Remington NZ
Jo Davies UK
4 Atlantic  E-W Clair Desborough UK Silver Cloud December 2 2007 -February 14 2008 74 days 1h 54min San Sebastian, La Gomera (Spain) Antigua  
Fiona Waller
Rachel Flanders
Sarah  Duff
5 Atlantic E-W Catherine Remy France Vivaldi (Rames Dames) Jan 04 -March 9 2010 64 days San Sebastian, La Gomera, Spain Antigua  
Quitterie Marque
Laurence Grand Clement
Laurence  De Rancourt

 

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

Butters

 

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

 

Mid-Pacific + Pacific East to West

1 Pacific E-W Emma  Mitchell 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
Laura  Penhaul May 13 2015 4:00GMT July 20 2015
5:30GMT
68d 1h 30min Santa Barbara, CA. Honolulu, Hawaii The First Team of Four to row the Pacific
Natalia Cohen
Mid-Pacific E-W Isabel Burnham *
Lizanne Van Vuuren ** 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 *** 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 UK Black Oyster June 9 2014 GMT August 8 2014 50d 8h 14m Monterey, CA.
USA
Honolulu, Hawaii  
Amanda Challans
Ingrid Kvale USA
Aoife Ni Mhaoileoin Ireland

 

Indian East to West

1 Indian  E - W Sarah  Duff UK Pura Vida April 19 2009 July 6 2009 78 days Geraldton, Western Australia Port Louis, Mauritius  
Fiona Waller
Jo  Jackson
Elin Haf Davis

 

 

 


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