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

 

 

Kenneth Frank Crutchlow

the Founder and the President
of the The Ocean Rowing Society Int. 1983-2016
 (Bio)

March 18, 1944 -  January 17, 2016

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Recent additions to the website / news: 
  
Team skippered by Ralph Tuijn arrived to French Guiana


  The
Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge Race is over

 

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Arrivals:            

 

Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge Race

Xavier Fabre

 

         Ralph Tuijn, Chris Shirley, Duncan Roy, 
         Danny Obrien, Neal Marsh

Now at Sea              Colin Sanders      

József Orha      
 
Team of Six

        Greg Bailey & Jude Massey

        Kiko Matthews

  

 
 

  Returned / Rescued / Suspended :     

On Standby :      
Ocean rowers/ ocean rowboats in other adventures
Calendar of ocean rows in   2018  ●  2019

 

ARRIVALS

 

Atlantic E - W Trade Winds I

La Gomera, Canary Islands - Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda
Organized by Atlantic Campaigns
 

  Race entrants                 ●  Race tracker

Departed from San Sebastian, La Gomera
on Thursday, December 14, 2017

 The race is over on February 15, 2018, with the arrival of the last participant Damian Brown.

   

 

 


 Ralph Tuijn (Skipper. NL),  Chris Shirley, Duncan Roy, Danny Obrien, Neal Marsh (all UK)

         
 

 

 Days : hours : minutes : seconds
          65 : 16 : 04 : 00            

 Time on TW2
   27 : 16 : 50 : 00

FB: Ralph>

Chris> Duncan> Danny>  Neal>  

Homepage   ● Tracking

Team of Five have rowed the Atlantic E-W from Europe, Portugal to South America, French Guyana on board Rannoch 45 Rose skippered by Ralph Tuijn.
 

Left Portimao, Portugal on December 12, 2017 at 12:46GMT

After being hit by a storm on Dec 16th, some of the boats equipment has suffered significant damage, so the skipper and crew have decided to make a stop in the Canaries to assess and repair under shelter.
Made a stop-over in Lanzarote on December 25, 2017 at 7:00GMT

Left Marina Lanzarote on December 30, 2017 at 10:20GMT

Made a stop-over for repairs at Minelo, Cape Verde on January 13, 2018 at 9:00GMT


Resumed their row on  January 19, 2018 at 12:00GMT

to become the first team to row on the Trade Winds II Route

Arrived to French Guyana on February 16, 2018 at 4:50GMT
 

 

  Xavier Fabre (France)

         
 

Homepage

 Days : hours : minutes : seconds
51 : 09 : 00 : 00 

FB page
 Tracking           

has rowed the Atlantic E-W solo from El Hierro, Canary Islands to Martinique, West Indies on board Carpe Diem

Left from La Restinga, El Hierro on December 28, 2017 at 14:00GMT
Arrived to Martinique on February 17, 2018; took a tow within vicinity of land and landed at 23:00GMT

 

 



NOW AT SEA


  Colin Sanders (UK) 

         
 

Homepage

 
 

Press article
 Tracking           

is rowing the Atlantic E-W solo from Canary Islands to Barbados. He was 66 at the start, so he decided he needed "an epic adventure before it's too late".

Departed from Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria on December 10, 2017 at 08:30GMT (t.b.c.)


 

  József  Orha (Hungary)

         
 

Homepage

 
 

  Tracking           

has resumed his row across the Atlantic E-W solo from Lagos, Portugal to Antigua after a stop-over in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, that he made in January 2017. Jozsef is rowing on board a custom-built 6.9 m long boat Spartan. The boat was built by Hungarian ocean rower and creator of Fire Ant - Gábor Rakonczay

Departed from Canary Sun Sailing Yacht Club, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
on December 17, 2017 at 11:44GMT 


 

  Dr. Greg Bailey & Jude Massey  (UK)

         

 

Homepage & tracking

 
 

FB page

Team Ocean Brothers, coordinated by Leven Brown,  will be rowing the Atlantic East to West from Gran Canaria to Barbados in memory of Peter, Judes father and Gregs stepfather and to raise funds for the British Skin Foundation.
When successful, Jude will become the youngest male ocean rower to row any ocean in Pair
 

Departed from Pasito Blanco, Gran Canaria on January 18, 2018 at 5:56GMT  

 

   Kiko Matthews  (UK)

         
 

Homepage

 
 

FB page
 Tracking            

is going to row the Atlantic E-W solo from Gran Canaria, Canary Islands to Barbados onboard speed record holder open class boat Soma (Charlie Pitcher, UK. 2013) to set a solo speed record for women in an open class rowboat. The record for classic boats (Anne Quemere, France. 2002/2003) is 56 days, 13hrs 09min.
 

Left Gran Canaria on February 1, 2018 at 16:00GMT

 

Isaac Giesen (NZ), Alex Dumbrava (Romania), Edmund Berg,
Jógvan Clementsen, Niclas Olsen, Jákup Jacobsen (all Faroe Islands)

       

Homepage

 
 

Tracking
  Pics of the start              

FB: Isaac

Alex Edmund Jogvan Niclas Jakup  

Team of Six on board Saga are rowing the Atlantic E-W from Portimao, Portugal to Florida, USA via Cuba  to become the first team to row from Europe to Cuba and North America.
 

Left Portimao, Portugal on February 10, 2018 at 11:34GMT

 



 RETURNED / RESCUED / SUSPENDED

 

 

 


Calendar of ocean rows in  2018


 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Ralph Tuijn, skipper (Dutch), Mahee Blais-Bernatchez (Canada), Damien Cornet (France), Niklas Persson (Sweden), 5th TBA
are going to row the Atantic E-W from Europe to South America, from Portimão,
Portugal to Cayenne, French-Guyana.
The departure is scheduled in March 2018

FB pages: Ralph>   Mahee>   Damien>  Niklas >

 

Ness Knight (UK)

 

Duncan Hutchison ( Scotland) 

is aiming to become the first female to row the Pacific solo non-stop from East to West, from San Francisco, USA to Sydney, Australia - continent to continent.
The departure is scheduled for May 2018.
FB page >>>

 

intends to embark on a challenge to complete a 3,500 mile solo row across the Atlantic W-E from New York to Lochinver (North West Scotland), in a self-built clinker style skiff converted for ocean rowing. The departure is planned for May 201 8
Homepage >>>


Lia Ditton (UK)

 

Andras Bakos (Hungary) &
 Erik Harrewijn (NZ)

is preparing to row the North Pacific E-W from Choshi, Japan to San Francisco, USA.
The departure is scheduled for May 2018
FB page
>>>

 

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 Summer 2018


Non-stop endurance rowing race around Britains coast

2,000 miles

From Tower Bridge to Tower Bridge

Starts on June 1st, 2018

 

Charlie Martell  (GB)

   

Jacob Adoram (USA) 

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 2018
Homepage >>>
 

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 2018


Stian Aker & Rune Malterud (Norway)

 

 

   

Robin Buttery, James Plumley, Darren 'Billy' Taylor &
 Barry Hayes (all UK)
 

Norwegian adventurers (winners of the First Race to South Pole 2008/099) plan to row the Atlantic W-E from New York, USA to England, retracing the route of Harbo&Samuelsen,  on board a purpose-built boat in less than 55 days.
The departure is scheduled for June 6,  2018

 

a Team of Four Indian Ocean Row 18 are going to row the Indian Ocean E-W from Exmouth, WA. to Port Louis, Mauritius on board Rannoch ocean rowing boat and set a speed record for an open-class Four. Current speed record for Classic Four, set by Tiny Dancer in 2014 is 71 days 14h 51min, av. speed 2.07 knots.
The departure is planned for June 2018
FB page >>>


 

 

 

 

Gavan Hennigan (Ireland)

 

 

having successfully finished his solo row across the Atlantic E-W, intends to embark on the Atlantic W-E solo row from the NY Area, with the arrival to his native city of Galway, Ireland.
The departure, which had been planned for Summer 2017, was postponed till Summer 2018 due to back injury



 
 
Run by New Ocean Wave
Pairs and Fours
from Monterey, California
to Diamond Head, O’ahu, Hawaii

                                                                               Start is scheduled for June 2018



 

Race across the Atlantic Ocean from West to East

ORGANISED BY AVENTURA SPORTS GROUP LTD.
Pairs and Fours

from Newport, Rhode Island, USA

to Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK

Start is scheduled for June 24, 2018

 


An annual race across the Atlantic E - W

La Gomera, Canary Islands
- Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda
Organized by Atlantic Campaigns
Starts on December 201818

  Race entrants                    ● 

 

 

Olly Hicks (GB)

   

 

is preparing to circumnavigate the Southern Hemisphere 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 December 2018

 

 


 

 



Calendar of ocean rows in  2019

 

 

Lee Frank Spencer (UK)

   

 

former Royal Marines Commando and Guinness World Record holding ocean rower is going to row the Atlantic E-W solo from Gibraltar to Venezuela to become the first physically disabled person to row any ocean solo from continent to continent. The start is planned for January 2019
Homepage
FB page

 

 

 

An annual race across the Atlantic E - W

La Gomera, Canary Islands
- Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda
Organized by Atlantic Campaigns
Starts on December 201918

  Race entrants              

 

 


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