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




   Avalon is now at sea  

All-female Four have arrived to Honolulu

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Arrivals:                  Emma Mitchell, Isabel Burnham, Laura Penhaul & Natalia Cohen

Now at Sea :      Tom Rainey & Lawrence Walters 
 Sarah Outen
John Beeden
Tom Hudson & Pete Fletcher
Team Avalon




Returned / Rescued / Suspended :
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Ocean rowers/ ocean rowboats in other adventures
Calendar of ocean rows in  2015 2016 2017




Emma Mitchell, Isabel Burnham, Laura Penhaul and Natalia Cohen (GB)    


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have rowed the first leg, Mid-Pacific, of their row across 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
On May 6, 2015 at 3:00GMT landed in Santa Barbara for repairs after
15 days 17hrs 45 min at sea

Left Santa Barbara on May 13, 2015 at 04:00GMT (May 12, 2015 at 21:00PDT)

Arrived to Ala Wai Boat Harbour, Honolulu, Hawaii  on July 20, 2015 at 5:30GMT (July 19, 2015 19:30 local time)





   Tom Rainey & Lawrence Walters (GB)





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Ocean Valour Team are rowing the Atlantic West-East from New York (USA) to Salcombe (UK).

Departed from North Cove Marina, Battery Park, Manhattan, New York 
on May 3, 2015 at 14:33GMT (10:33 EDT)


    Sarah Outen (GB)





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is rowing 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).

Left Chatham, Cape Cod, USA on May 14, 2015 at 13:45GMT (9:45 EDT) 


   Tom Hudson (GB) & Pete Fletcher  (Australia)





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are rowing the Atlantic W-E from New York  to London  on board Macpac Challenger.

Left Gateway Marina, New York, USA  on May 21, 2015 at 00:47GMT (May 20, 2015 at 20:47 EDT)



  John Beeden (GB)





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is rowing the Pacific E-W solo from North America to Australia in a bid to row from continent to continent non-stop.

Left Horseshoe Bay, San Francisco, CA.  USA on June 1,  2015 at 05:50GMT (10:50pm May 31, 2015  PDT)


Livar Nysted, Bergleif Brimvík, Fróði Magnussen, Ingi a Torgarði, Jakup Jacobsen,
Jogvan Clementsen, Niclas Olsen, Ove Heinesen, Petur Kari Funding & Sjurður Gullbein
(all Faroe Islands)



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Team of Ten skippered by Livar Nysted are rowing  from  Thurso, Scotland to Tórshavn, Faroe Islands,
a distance of 260 miles (420 km)(226 nautical miles)
on board Avalon to become the first team to row along this route as part of the expedition Scotland - Faroes - Scotland. The second leg of the expedition will be the return route from Tórshavn to Thurso. This will be led by Leven Brown with a mixed team.

Left Thurso, Scotland on July 25, 2015 at 4:22GMT 





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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

Scott Butler (UK) 




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.
Currently is finishing his cycling leg in Bulgaria and will be soon on Standby for sea journey




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) & Kendon Glass (Australia)

is going to row  the Atlantic W-E solo on board Fox II 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 >>>
Press-release May 2015

  will undertake their second attempt to row  across the Atlantic Ocean W-E  from New York City to Portugal, and then (in pair with Mark Gasson, GB/Australia)  - Mediterranean Sea toward Anzac Cove near Gallipoli in Turkey, to pay tribute to Turkish, Australian and New Zealand soldiers who died in the Dardanelles during the Great War.

The departure is scheduled for April 15, 2016



Mary Rose (Australia) 


Andras Bakos (Hungary) &
 Erik Harrewijn (NZ)

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
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  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 2016

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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