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                 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

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March 18, 1944 -  January 17, 2016

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Arrivals:  
Lilian Dauzat and Guilhem Orlhac  
Cockleshell Endeavour  Frank Rothwell (UK)
 

Now at Sea        


Andrew Baker (UK)


 


Zirk Botha (South Africa)

 


 

  Returned / Rescued / Suspended / Lost at sea :  Gabor Rakonczay (Hungary) - Stand Up Paddleboard

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Calendar of ocean rows in   ●  2021

 



 RETURNED / RESCUED / SUSPENDED / LOST AT SEA

 

 

   Gabor Rakonczay (Hungary)

         
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Is Stand Up Paddleboarding the Atlantic solo from East to West from Gran Canaria, Canary Islands to Antigua in his purpose built SUP - Old Benoni.


Departed Pasito Blanco, Gran Canaria at 06:00 UTC on 10th January 2021

Rescued 300km south of El Hierro after activation of emergency beacon.
Gabor Rakonczay is reported as "well" following the rescue.
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ARRIVALS

 
 

    Frank Rothwell (UK) 
    Team Alzheimer's Research

         
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Is rowing from La Gomera, Canary Islands to English Harbour, Antigua in his open class boat as part of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge


Departed La Gomera, Canary Islands at 11:44 UTC on 12th December 2020
Arrived English Harbour, Antigua at 16:21 on 6th February 2021 in a time of

56 days 3 hours 41 minutes

At 70 years old, Frank becomes the second oldest person to row any ocean solo.

The Guinness World Record for the oldest person to row any ocean solo is Graham Walters who was 72 years and 192 days who completed a solo row across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Antigua, on 29 April 2020.
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Team Cockleshell Endeavour departed on their row across the Atlantic from East to West from Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria to Port St Charles, Barbados aboard their Classic class boat "Endurance".

The team include two currently serving Royal Marines (David Bruce and Sam Edwards) and two former Royal Marines (Will Schweppe and Juniour McIlhiney) and are raising funds for the Royal Marine Charity.
 

Departed Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria at 10:10 UTC on 5th December 2020

Arrived Port St Charles, Barbados on 24th January 2021 in a time of

49 days 19 hours 45 minutes
 

 

 
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Lilian Dauzat and Guilhem Orlhac are rowing across the Atlantic E to W from El Hierro to Martinique on board their classic class boat Blue Gold.


Departed from La Restinga, El Hierro on November 22, 2020 at 08:00UTC

Arrived at Le Marin, Martinique on January 9, 2020 at 00:05UTC
 


 


 

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    Andrew Baker (UK) - Reach into the blue

         
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Andrew Baker departed for his row across the Atlantic E to W from Lagos, Portugal to Barbados on board his boat Aurelia.


Departed from Lagos, Portugal on December 8th 2020.
 

 

 

    Zirk Botha (South Africa) - Row2Rio

         
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Is going to row from Cape Town, South Africa to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in his open class boat.

Zirk attempted to depart on this route on 5th December 2020 but returned to land after one day after facing adverse weather conditions.


Departed Cape Town, South Africa at 06:00 UTC on 19th December 2020
 

 

Any crews who has not registered with the Ocean Rowing Society International will have a single line of text here giving details of their row. They will be included in the overall statistics but their rows and any records achieved will not be registered with the Guinness World Records or include links to their website, tracking etc. To register your row, please click here.

21 crews departed from La Gomera on 12th December 2020 - 8 solos including Frank Rothwell (above), 2 pairs, 1 trio and 10 fours. Some of these crews have arrived.

Mr J-M Dupont departed on 13th December 2020 to row the Atlantic solo from El Hierro to Martinique.

Mr G. Soudee departed on 15th December 2020 to row the Atlantic solo from El Hierro to Martinique.

 


Calendar of ocean rows in 2021

 

   

Koen De Gezelle + 2 TBC (BEL)

  Cyril Derreumaux (FRA/USA)

are aiming to be the first to row the Atlantic East to West from Portimao, Portugal to Miami, USA -  Mainland to Mainland, non-stop, in their boat "Jan Martens"
The departure is planned for: February 2021
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  is going to kayak the mid-Pacific E-W solo from Monterey, California to Honolulu, Hawaii in his bespoke kayak "Valentine".
 The departure is planned for May 2021.
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   Victoria Evans (UK)

  Emma Wolstenholme (UK)


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attempting to be the fastest female to row the Atlantic East to West along the Trade Winds 1 route from the Canary Islands to Barbados.
The departure is planned for: End of Feb 2021
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is
going to row the Atlantic East to West from the Canary Islands to Antigua (tbc).
The departure is planned for: December 2021
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   Peter Rhodes (UK)

  Guy Rigby and TBC (UK)


is going to row the Atlantic solo West to East from Canada - from St Johns, Newfoundland to Oban, Scotland.
The departure is planned for: Postponed
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is going to row the Atlantic East to West from La Gomera to Antigua in a pair as part of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.
 The departure is planned for December 2021
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Matt Mason, Joel Mcglynn, Ian Clinton, Dom Rogers (all UK)

  Milan Svetlik (CZ/USA)

are going to row the Atlantic West to East from New York, USA to London, England.
The departure is planned for: May 2021
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  is going to row the Atlantic solo West to East from New York, USA to the Scilly Isles, UK.
 The departure is planned for April 22 2021
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Departing Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco on 25th May 2021.
Finishing at Diamond Head, Hawaii.
2,400nm of hard ocean rowing.
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Picture setting off amidst the backdrop of the iconic skyline of San Francisco, passing under the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge and rowing away from the carnival atmosphere of the race village and out into the world's largest ocean. Over the first few days you'll be rowing through one of the countries largest national marine sanctuaries teaming with rich marine life and then off into thousands of miles of open water until the shores of O'ahu and the Hawaiian beaches of Waikiki.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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