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


March 18, 1944 -  January 17, 2016

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News / Recent additions to the website: 

It's our pleasure to announce that
an ocean rower Fiann Paul joined the board of the ORS Int.


  Ocean rowing records submitted by the ORS Int. to Guinness World Records in 2018 - 2019

   Rowers wanted



Attention of all those who are going to row an ocean!

 Due to the reorganization in our work, there are changes in registration of intended rows
 and the  ORS Int. services. Please read the details >>>

  Please be aware that the ORS Int. e-mail address  oceanrowing@btinternet.com    is no longer in use,
use oceanrowing@gmail.com only


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   Attention of ocean rowers and their funs!  
the ORS club patches, ocean rowers' ties  
and mugs;
    scale ocean rowboat model

    are now available at our Online Shop

    For details >>>

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- Simpson's Donkey
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- Albedo

- Doireann  
-new price

Carry Them Home

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Rough & Ready
- Arctic Joule

Dream It Do It
Southern Cross
- The Nutilus

- Saddle Sand Sea (R20)
- Worst Case Scenario

- Washington's Crossing
- Limited Intelligence

- Kutsch - Rames Guyane Solo
- Rossiter Ocean 3


- 6-man Ocean Rowing Boat Mould


- Atlantic Ocean Rowboat Playhouse

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Arrivals:   Team of Six (skippered by Ralph Tuijn)

Charlie Martell 

Now at Sea        

Jacob Adoram 

Emmanuel Coindre

  Karlis Bardelis 


  Returned / Rescued / Suspended :   

On Standby :

Calendar of ocean rows in   2019 ●  2020




Go to ORS Archive to view all previous arrivals

   Ralph Tuijn, skipper (Dutch), Niklas Persson & Therese Lundgren (both
Jacob Rothing (NO), James Morrissey (IRE)  & Denis Gorbylev (RU)






are rowing the Atlantic E-W from Europe to South America, from Portimão, Portugal to Cayenne, French-Guyana.

 FB pages:  Ralph>   Niklas >  Therese>  Jacob>  James> Denis>

Left Portimão, Portugal on April 01, 2019 at 19:10UTC
Reached Cape Verde and called in for repairs on April 24, 2019.

Left Cape Verde on April  25, 2019 at 17:15UTC

Arrived to  Remire-Montjoly, French Guiana on May 22, 2019




    Charlie Martell (UK)



Days : hours : minutes : seconds

 FB page

is going  to row across the Pacific W-E solo, from Choshi, Japan to San Francisco on board Blossom in bid to become the first person to complete the crossing solo unsupported from land to land
Note: there have been only two successful rows on this route - by Gerard d;Aboville and Emmanuel Coindre. Both rowers were forced to accept tow in the vicinity of land due to life threatening weather conditions.

Left Choshi, Japan on May 23, 2019 at 6am UTC
Pacific Ocean Rows




   Emmanuel Coindre (France)



Days : hours : minutes : seconds

 ORS photo album (2001 - 2014)  

is rowing solo across the Atlantic E-W TW2, from Dakar, Senegal to Kourou, French Guiana to beat the current speed record set by Charles Hedrich (France, 2007)  - 36 days 06hrs 37min (Av.speed 2.415 knts)
to better his own record of
The only person to complete 6 solo ocean rows - when successful, it will be Emmanuel's 7th solo row and 8th crossing of an ocean solo under human power (1 -pedalling, 6  -rows on three oceans)

Left Dakar, Senegal on April 17, 2019 at 8:00UTC

Atlantic E-W Trade Winds II Solo Multipul Crossings
(Atlantic + Pacific + Indian)


   Karlis Bardelis (Latvia)



Days : hours : minutes : seconds

FB page


is rowing solo across  the South Pacific E-W from South America to Australia as a rowing leg of his human powered Around the World expedition.

Started from Playa Pescadores, Lima, Peru on July 12, 2018 at 15:00UTC
Arrived to Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands on December 2, 2018 at 03:00UTC.

Resumed his row from Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands
on February 6, 2019 at 17:00UTC
Pacific Ocean Rows


   Jacob Adoram (USA) 



Days : hours : minutes : seconds

FB page

 Tracking 2 (inReach)   

is rowing solo across  the Pacific E-W  in a purpose built ocean rowboat Emerson from Washington State to Northeast Australia.

Started from Neah Bay, WA. USA on July 7, 2018 at 19:30GMT
Pacific Ocean Rows


Calendar of ocean rows in  2019


Neil Blackeby, Daryl Farmer, Sean McGuigon, Andy Warner, Stephen Murphy (all UK) & Mike Matson (USA) 

are going to row The Atlantic W-E from New York to mainland UK.
The departure is planned for late Spring 2019


Stu Morton (UK)


a former Royal Marines Commando is going to row the Atlantic E-W solo from Lagos, Portugal to Miami, USA on board a Rannoch boat to become the first person to row from Mainland Europe to Mainland North America non-stop.
The departure is planned for November 2019.
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              




  Olly Hicks (UK)


  is preparing to circumnavigate the Southern Hemisphere W - E solo. 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
is planned for December 2019


Calendar of ocean rows in 2020


Peter Rhodes (UK)


Lia Ditton (UK)

is going to row solo the Atlantic West to East from Canada - from St Johns, Newfoundland to Oban, Scotland.
The departure is planned for Late May 2020
FB page >>>


is preparing to row the North Pacific E-W from Choshi, Japan to San Francisco, USA.
The departure is scheduled for March 2020
FB page >>>


Non-stop endurance rowing race around Britains coast

2,000 miles

From Tower Bridge to Tower Bridge

Starts on June 1st, 2020







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