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Sarah Outen has been picked up by a ship and is heading back to North America

●  James Caple & Cindy Way intend to row the Atlantic W-E  

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Now at Sea :      
John Beeden

Emma Mitchell, Laura Penhaul, Natalia Cohen and  Lizanne Van Vuuren
Returned / Rescued / Suspended : Sarah Outen
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Calendar of ocean rows in  2015 2016 2017






    Sarah Outen (GB)




Time elapsed
Days  :  hours  :  minutes  :  seconds

142  :   00   :   00  :  00 

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undertook an attempt to row 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) 
On October 3, 2015  Sarah was picked up by a ship and is heading back to North America

She has been forced to abort her Atlantic row due to impending severe weather conditions.
Her website reports she has had to abandon her boat Happy Socks

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  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)


Emma Mitchell,  Laura Penhaul , Natalia Cohen and  Lizanne Van Vuuren (GB)    



after having completed the first leg of their row across the Pacific E-W (from California to Hawaii)  are rowing on to Australia on board Doris,  to become the first all-female crew to row across the Pacific.
For this second leg (Hawaii - Samoa)
Lizanne Van Vuuren replaced  Isabel Burnham

Left San Francisco on April 20, 2015. Arrived to Hawaii  on July 20, 2015  after 68 days 1h 30 min at sea.

Left Hawaii on July 29 2015 at 00:01GMT (t.b.c.)





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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




 Levente Kovácsik &  Norbert Ádám Szabó



are going to paddle the Atlantic E-W on board ocean kayak Kele, from Spain to Barbados with a stop over in Gran Canaria, to become the first team of two to complete such a voyage.
The departure from Spain is planned for mid-October 2015, and after a short stay in Gran Canaria they intend to leave for Barbados in November 2015

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



James Caple & Cindy Way (USA)


Stian Aker & Rune Malterud (Norway)


are going to row the Atlantic W-E from Massachusetts USA to Brest, France to become the first American pair and the first mixed crew (and for Cindy - the first American female) to row the Atlantic W-E.
The departure is planned for
May 22, 2016


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,  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
Press article
Press article
  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) 


Scott Butler (UK) 

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


s going to complete his 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.
He had finished his cycling leg in Bulgaria but had to postpone the start of the sea journey until the next year.
The departure is planned for
June 2016


Olly Hicks (GB)


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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