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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,
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March 18, 1944 -  January 17, 2016

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An annual race across the Atlantic from East to West

La Gomera, Canary Islands - Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda
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 12 crews taking part in the race started their row at/after 9:30GMT on December 14, 2016 from San Sebastian, La Gomera 
9 teams have successfully completed the race. 1 has retired. Teams currently at sea:

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   Grant 'Axe' Rawlinson (NZ) & Charlie Smith (GB)

   

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Grant is undertaking a Human Powered expedition "Rowing Home" -  from his current home in Singapore to his birthplace in Taranaki New Zealand, which  includes rowing from Singapore to Darwin (2600 miles), cycling from Darwin to Sydney and rowing across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand (1300 miles). on board his ocean rowboat Simpson's Donkey

UK-born Singapore-based Charlie Smith have joined Grant in rowing from Singapore to Darwin, Australia.

Set off from Singapore on 3 January 2017

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having rowed the Atlantic E-W in pairs with Tom Salt (2013/14) is now rowing the Atlantic E-W solo  from Gran Canaria to Antigua on board Storm Petrel built by Global Boat works.

 Set off from Puerto Rico Marina, Gran Canaria on January 10, 2017 at 8:00GMT

   Braam Malherbe & Wayne Robertson  (SA)  

       

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are rowing across the South Atlantic Ocean on board Mhondoro from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro.

Left Cape Town on February 7, 2017 at 8:00GMT (10:00SAST)

 

 

 


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 Ralph Tiujn (Skipper. NL), Niall Bates (Ireland), Clement Mas (France) & Colin Blears (Australia)

   
 

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Four nation team is going to row the Atlantic E-W from Europe to South America, from Portugal to French Guiana, Cayenne on board Rose, in a bid to break the current speed record for this route, which is 50 days 10 hrs 36min
The departure is scheduled for 1 March 2017

On Standby in Portimao, Portugal  


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Ted Welman & Jack Faulkner (UK)

 

 

- two doctors are preparing to row the Indian Ocean E-W from Geraldton, WA. to Mauritius as a team Doctors Adrift in a bid to break the current speed record for Pairs on this route of 85 days 2 hrs 05 min.
The departure is scheduled for March 2017
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Olly Hicks (GB)

   

Malcolm Skelton (Australia)

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.

 

will be rowing across the Tasman Sea from Coffs Harbour, Australia to New Plymouth, New Zealand. Departure t.b.c.
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Duncan HGMThison (GB)

 

Ness Knight (UK)

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 2017

 

 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.
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Gavan Hennigan (Ireland)

 

Charlie Martell  (GB)

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 is planned for Summer 2017

 

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
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Jacob Adoram (USA) 

 will be rowing across the North Atlantic W-E from Canada to France in Summer 2017;
And a year later Joseph will be rowing across the North Atlantic W-E from Canada to France solo, 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 2017

 

 

Paddy Gallagher (Ireland)

 

Andras Bakos (Hungary) &
 Erik Harrewijn (NZ)

will attempt to row the North Atlantic W-E solo from St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada to Dugort pier, Achill Island, Ireland
to become the first amputee to row an ocean solo .
The expedition will start at the first suitable weather window in June 2017
News article >>> 15.12. 2016
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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 2017

 

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Non-stop endurance rowing race around Britains coast

2,000 miles

From Tower Bridge to Tower Bridge

Starts on June 1st, 2017



   

 

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

 

Robin Buttery, James Plumley, Darren 'Billy' Taylor &
 Barry Hayes (all UK)
 

Team of Four Island Voyagers are going to row Around the UK, aiming to depart on July 1st 2017 from Southampton on board All Relative
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a Team of Four Indian Ocean Row 17 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 2017
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Callum McDonald (UK) 

 

József  Orha (Hungary)

is going to row solo Around GB clockwise non-stop to become the first person to row this route solo.
The departure is planned for Summer 2017

 

  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



 

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

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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

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Dr. Greg Bailey & Jude Massey (UK)

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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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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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Lia Ditton (UK)

 

Stian Aker & Rune Malterud (Norway)

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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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



 
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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