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


                

 


 
Kenneth Frank Crutchhlow
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: 

  Joseph Gagnon & Brian Conville  have been rescued by Irish Coast Guard  IRCG helicopter  

   Sören Kjellkvist & Glenn Mattsing  and a Team of 5 - Polar Row
    are now at sea,  rowing the Open Waters Arctic Ocean

   Lee Frank Spencer will be rowing the Atlantic E-W solo    

  Team of 5, skippered by Ralph Tuijn will row the Atlantic in December 2017

 

  Attention of ocean rowers!  
    In response to enquiries on the club patches of The Ocean Rowing Society Int.,
    we are pleased to announce that they are available on the ORS Online Shop
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  Rowers Wanted :

To complete a Pair team to row across the Atlantic E-W . Click here for details >>>
 

 

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Arrivals:
Now at Sea :     
                            
 The Common Oars 
 TheLionheart
 
Andy Hodgson
Island Voyagers  

Ruihan Yu          
Sören Kjellkvist & Glenn Mattsing 
Polar Row Team                             
Returned / Rescued / Suspended : Joseph Gagnon &   Brian Conville
On Standby :                          
Ocean rowers/ ocean rowboats in other adventures
Calendar of ocean rows in   2017 2018


 



  RETURNED / RESCUED / SUSPENDED

 

  Joseph Gagnon(CAN) & Brian Conville (Ireland)

       

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made an attempt to row the North Atlantic W-E from Newfoundland, Canada to Ireland on board Évelyne. When successful, they would become the first Pair to row the Atlantic W-E from Canada and the First Modern Days Pair  to row the Atlantic W-E to Ireland (The First Historic Pair to row to Ireland were  John Ridgway & Chay Blyth. 1966). They as well would become the Youngest Pair , and Joseph - the youngest male to row the Atlantic in this direction

A year later Joseph will be rowing across the North Atlantic W-E from Canada to France solo, Summer 2018

Left St.John's, Newfoundland on 13 June 2017 at 12:00UTC

At approx. 10:30am on July 21, 2017 IRCG received a distress signal from the boat of the rowers, whose boat had capsized.
Early afternoon both rowers  were  airlifted and brought to a hospital 

For details >>>

 

 

 


ON STANDBY


 


NOW AT SEA

FOR THE FIRST TIME
TWO OCEAN ROWING CREWS WILL COMPETE ON THE ARCTIC OPEN WATERS
TO BECOME THE FIRST TO ROW THE ARCTIC OCEAN S-N,
THE FIRST TO ROW ABOVE THE ARCTIC CIRCLE IN BOTH DIRECTIONS,
TO REACH THE NORTHMOST LATITUDE

 Fiann Paul (IS),  Tathagata Roy (IN),  Jeff Willis (UK),
Carlo Facchino (USA), Tor Wigum (NOR)

       

   

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Team of Five are rowing from Tromso, mainland Norway to Longyearbyen, Svalbard  and back to become the First to row the Arctic Ocean Open Waters from South to North, reaching the highest Polar latitudes, to complete the First Row above the Arctic Circle in both directions and to become the fastest crew on the Arctic.
 

Departed Tromso, Norway at 7:30GMT on July 20, 2017


 

   Sören Kjellkvist & Glenn Mattsing (Sweden)

       

 

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are rowing from Norway to and around archipelago Svalbard, from Tromsø, Norway to Tromsø,  on board ocean rowboat Albedo, to become the First to row the Open Waters Arctic Ocean from South to North, reaching the highest Polar latitudes above 80◦ due to expected free from ice waters around the archipelago. When successful their row will become the First Row above the Arctic Circle in both directions.


                                                                 
         Left Tromso, Norway  at 19:52GMT on July 19, 2017
 


 

 


  Leo & Dan Foster, Oli Buck, Luke Taster (all UK)

       

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Team of Four The Common Oars are rowing  Around GB clockwise from The Tower Bridge to Tower Bridge on board Sic Parvis Magna  in a bid to break the current speed record on this route - 26 days  9 hrs 9min 58sec.

Started the row on Saturday,  May 27,  2017 


  Angus Collins (skipper), Laura Try , Lesley Foden (all UK)
  + other rowers
joining   for 1 3 legs each

       

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Homepage of Lesley Foden
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team of 5 (on each leg) are rowing around the coast of Great Britain from Burnham-on-Crouch on board Lionheart. Rowing in a clockwise direction, the team will complete the journey in 8 legs.        

Departed from Burnham-on-Crouch at 13:00UTC (14:00BST) on June 3,  2017.


 
 
 

  Andy Hodgson (UK)

       

 

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is circumnavigating the British Isles from Tower Bridge to Tower Bridge on board Rannoch R15 ocean rowboat Spirit of Ahab, to become the first solo to complete a row along this route.
 

Started his voyage from Tower Bridge, London  on July 2, 2017 at 9:30GMT

 

 Duncan Tebb (Australia), Rhys Deane, Jeremy Webb &  Nigel Le Cassick  (all UK) 

       

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-Team of Four Island Voyagers are rowing Around the UK, aiming to depart on July 8, 2017 from Southampton on board All Relative
 

Departed from Southampton on July 8, 2017 at 13:00GMT

 

 Ruihan Yu (China)

       

 

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is attempting to row across the Pacific E-W solo, from the USA to China.

Started his row  12 miles west from the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA. (after a tow to the positions)
at 23:16GMT on July 9, 2017

 



ARRIVALS


 

OCEAN ROWERS / OCEAN ROWBOATS IN OTHER ADVENTURERS
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Calendar of ocean rows in  2017





 

NOMAN Row to End HPV

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

 

Colin Sanders (UK) 

 

József  Orha (Hungary)

is preparing to row the Atlantic E-W  solo from Canary Islands to Barbados. He will be 66 at the start, so he decided he needed "an epic adventure before it's too late".
The departure is planned for late Autumn 2017
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  will resume 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
The departure is planned for Autumn 2017



 
Columbus row Portugal to Canary Islands
700 miles - est.10 - 15 days
Departure is scheduled for the end of October 2017
Applications are welcomed from men and women >>>

The Fifth Ocean Rowing Race of Solos across the Atlantic East to West 

Route Trade Winds II  - from Senegal to Guyane
Starts on Saturday,  25 November 2017

    Race entrants

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Ralph Tuijn (NL, skipper), Chris Shirley, Duncan Roy,
Danny Obrien, Heather Reese Gaunt (all UK) -

   

a Team of Five is going to row the Atlantic E-W from Europe, Portugal to South America, French Guyana in a bid to beat the speed record of 48 days 4hrs 53 min set on this route in April 2017 by team of five in the same boat (Rannoch 45 Rose) skippered by Ralph Tuijn.
The departure is planned for December 1, 2017
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An annual race across the Atlantic from East to West

La Gomera, Canary Islands - Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda
Organized by Atlantic Campaigns
Starts on December 12 2017

  Race entrants 

 

 


Calendar of ocean rows in  2018


 

Stu Morton (UK)

 

Dr. Greg Bailey & Jude Massey (UK)

ia former Royal Marines Commando intends to row the Atlantic E-W solo on board Wallace from Portugal to Venezuela, to become the fastest solo on this route and to raise money for the JWF and R2R charities.
The departure is planned for January 2018
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Team Ocean Brothers 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.
The departure is scheduled for January 2018

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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 departure is scheduled for January 2018
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Kiko Matthews (UK) 

   

Buster Brown (UK) 

iis going to row the Atlantic E-W solo from La Gomera, 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.
The departure is planned for February 2018
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is set to row the Atlantic E-W solo non-stop from Europe to South America - from Lagos, Portugal  to Cayenne in French Guinea on board his boat RocknRow
The departure is scheduled for February 2018
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Ness Knight (UK)

 

Duncan HGMThison (GB)

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 2018


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
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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 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
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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
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Olly Hicks (GB)

 

Gavan Hennigan (Ireland)

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 t.b.a.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  
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