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 >>>


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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

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- Poppy
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- Auriga  
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- Doireann  
-new price

Carry Them Home

- Miss Jay
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- Mugatu

Rough & Ready
- Arctic Joule

Dream It Do It
Southern Cross
- The Nutilus

- Saddle Sand Sea (R20)
- Worst Case Scenario

- Washington's Crossing
- Limited Intelligence

- Rossiter Ocean 3


- 6-man Ocean Rowing Boat Mould


- Atlantic Ocean Rowboat Playhouse





Arrivals:   Jacob Adoram

Emmanuel Coindre  

Now at Sea        


  Karlis Bardelis 


  Returned / Rescued / Suspended :   

Mary Rose  

On Standby :

Calendar of ocean rows in   2019 ●  2020




   Mary Rose (Auatralia)



Days : hours : minutes : seconds
11 : 20 : 10 : 00

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Attempted to row solo across the Mid Pacific E-W from California to Hawaii.


Started from Ventura, California on June 9, 2019 at 16:30UTC
Returned to Marina Del Rey, California on June 17, 2019.

Pacific Ocean Rows



Go to ORS Archive to view all previous arrivals

   Jacob Adoram (USA) 



Days : hours : minutes : seconds

335 : 22 : 30 : 00

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 Tracking 2 (inReach)   

Rowed 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

Arrived to Trinity Beach, Queensland, Australia on 08 July, 2019 at 1800GMT

Longest time rowed non-stop solo across an ocean


   Emmanuel Coindre (France)



Days : hours : minutes : seconds
58 : 00 : 30 : 00

 ORS photo album (2001 - 2014)  

Rowed solo across the Atlantic E-W TW2, from Dakar, Senegal to Dégrad des Cannes, 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. It was 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

Arrived to Dégrad des Cannes, French Guiana on June 14, 2019 at 08:30UTC

The only person to complete 7 solo ocean rows

Atlantic E-W Trade Winds II Solo Multiple Crossings
(Atlantic + Pacific + Indian)
Pacific Ocean Rows



   Karlis Bardelis (Latvia)



Days : hours : minutes : seconds

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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



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.
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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
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is preparing to row the North Pacific E-W from Choshi, Japan to San Francisco, USA.
The departure is scheduled for March 2020
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Non-stop endurance rowing race around Britain’s coast

2,000 miles

From Tower Bridge to Tower Bridge

Starts on June 1st, 2020







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