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




Emma Mitchell, Isobel Burnham, Laura Penhaul and Natalia Cohen are now at sea  


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●  Section "OCEAN ROWERS / OCEAN ROWBOATS IN OTHER ADVENTURERS" has been moved to a separate page 

● A list of ocean rowing records submitted to GWR in 2014  


Wanted - ocean rowers (to join teams) and crews to participate in races  


●  Wanted -  2 - 4 man second hand ocean rowing boat (or pedal boat) to buy or to rent 


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 "List of rowers who rowed an ocean / oceans twice or more" (with age at the start) has been added to the stats.

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  ORS Int. technical team offers their service in restoring/repairing/refreshing second-hand ocean rowboats



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- Lia  

- Maple

- Southern Cross

- Curryfishball
- An ocean rowboat
- Innovation 

New price:
 - London Pride 

 - Flying Carrot  for urgent sale

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Now at Sea :       Emma Mitchell, Isobel Burnham, Laura Penhaul and Natalia Cohen  
Returned / Rescued / Suspended :
On Standby :  Sarah Outen 
Ocean rowers/ ocean rowboats in other adventures
Calendar of ocean rows in  2015 2016 2017








Tracking page

are rowing the Pacific E-W from Long Beach, California to Cairns, Australia on board Doris to become the first all-female crew to row across the Pacific.
Left San Francisco on April 20, 2015 at 9:15GMT




    Sarah Outen (GB)





Tracking page

will row the Atlantic W-E from Cape Cod to England as the final leg of her "Circumnavigation of the Northern Hemisphere under human power - London 2 London" project. She left London on April 1st, 2011, travelling by bicycle, kayak and rowboat, and her journey has included rowing mid-Pacific W-E, from Japan to Aleutian Islands (off the coast of Alaska). The departure is expected in April 2015 

On Standby in Chatham, Cape Cod, USA 


For details  >>>

Angelo Wilkie-Page (South Africa) Anne Quemere (France)
Mick Dawson and Steve Grenham (GB) Serge Girard (France)
Alex Bellini (Italy) Stephen Harpin (GB)


Calendar of ocean rows in  2015


Tom Rainey & Lawrence Walters (GB)



Ocean Valour Team are going to row the Atlantic West-East from New York (USA) to Salcombe (UK).The departure is planned for May 1, 2015

Press article >>> 25.03.15 
Press article >>> 11.04.15 

Mary Rose (Australia) 


Sonya Baumstein (USA)

will undertake her second attempt to row solo along the route Mid-Pacific East to West, this time from San Diego to Honolulu on board Dipper. The row will begin from San Diegos Mission Bay Harbour on May 16, 2015
Press article
Press article
>>> 11.04.15 


is preparing to row the North Pacific W-E from Japan to San Francisco on board her yet to be named solo boat. The departure is scheduled for 2015.

Scott Butler (UK) 


Andras Bakos (Hungary) &
 Erik Harrewijn (NZ)

is going to undertake a journey from UK to the summit of Elbrus, which consists of 1800 mile cycle ride through Europe to the Western coast of the Black Sea (Burgas, Bulgaria), a solo row of 750 miles across the Black Sea to the far reaches of the Eastern coast (Batumi, Georgia), a bicycle ride of couple of hundred miles to the base of Mount Elbrus and finally - climbing the highest mountain in Europe. The start is planned for Summer 2015.


intend to row the Atlantic W-E from New York to Paris non-stop on board a trimaran style ocean rowboat Samson. The departure is planned for May 2015 


NOMAN Row to End HPV

Barcelona to Ibiza and Ibiza to Barcelona
July 2015
Run by New Ocean Wave

Join one of two identical four man boats in a race across the Mediterranean


The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge 2015 Run by Atlantic Campaigns
from San Sebastian de La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain

Solo, Pairs, Fours.

The start is scheduled for December 2015


Calendar of ocean rows in  2016

Stein Hoff (Norway)


Erden Eruc (Turkey) + 1 (t.b.n.)

is going to row  the Atlantic W-E solo to commemorate and honour the first ever row across an ocean by Norwegian-Americans Georg Harbo and Gabriel "Frank" Samuelsen 120 years earlier, as well as hoping to be the first Norwegian to row the Atlantic from West to East. The row will start in Battery Park, Manhattan, New York and will end in St. Mary, Scilly Isles, England.
When successful, Stein will become the oldest person to row an ocean.
The departure is scheduled for Sunday, 15th May 2016   News article >>>


plans to row across the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea - from New York City to Portugal, and then heading through the Mediterranean toward Anzac Cove near Gallipoli in Turkey - to pay tribute to his countrymen and Australian and New Zealand soldiers who died in the Dardanelles during the Great War.
News article >>> 24.03.15


Run by New Ocean Wave
Pairs and Fours
from Monterey, California
to Diamond Head, Oahu, Hawaii
Start is scheduled for June 2016


Jacob Adoram (USA) 


Olly Hicks (GB)

intends to row the Pacific E-W solo in a purpose built ocean rowboat (currently under construction) from Washington State to Northeast Australia.
The departure is planned for Summer 2016


is preparing to row around the globe W - E solo and unsupported. The Global Row voyage encompasses all of the world's major Oceans, covering over 18,000 nautical miles, and will take approximately 18-22 months
The departure from Tasmania is planned for October 2016 


Calendar of ocean rows in  2017

Charlie Martell  (GB)



is going to undertake another attempt to row across the Pacific W-E solo, from Choshi, Japan to San Francisco on board Blossom
The departure is planned for Summer 2017
News article
>>>  9.04.2015





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