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Ocean Rowing Records submitted to Guinness World Records in 2014

Please mind - the list below is not complete - some records were submitted to GWR earlier in 2014 and will be added to this list.
If you believe you are eligible for a record but don't see you name below, please contact us ASAP. 

Under the list of records you can see a list of personal records of Angela Madsen (USA).
We intend to post the personal records of Erden Eruc (Turkey), Emmanuel Coindre (France)
and many more glorious ocean rowers, holders of numerous GWR records We are working on it.
 

The fastest time of crossing the Indian Ocean solo in an open class rowing boat is 56 days 07 hrs 29 min 11 sec set by Emmanuel Coindre (France) who rowed from Carnarvon, Western Australia to Saint Denis, Reunion Island between 30th November 2013 and 25th January 2014 on board The Lady.

The fastest time of crossing the Atlantic Ocean west to east along the route "From USA, New York Area" for a team of two in an open class boat is 60 days 1 hour 6 min achieved by Chris 'Darby' Walters & Elliott Dale (GB), who rowed from New York to Scilly Isles between 7th June and 6th August 2014 on board The Precious Lives Atlantic Challenge

The fastest team of eight to row across the Atlantic Ocean east to west along “Trade Winds I” are Simon Chalk (skipper), Paul Williams, Matt Inglesby, Matt Mason, James Prior, Oliver Waite, Gavin Emmerson (GB) &Yaacov Mutnikas (Lit), who rowed from Gran Canaria, Canary Islands to Barbados at an average speed of 3.30 knots in 32 days  22 hrs  31 min 25 sec between 10th February  2014 and 15th March  2014 on board Toby Wallace

The first person to row solo non-stop across the Pacific Ocean from mainland South America to mainland Australia is Fedor Konyukhov (Russia), who rowed 7393 miles (6424 nautical miles) from Concon, Chile to Mooloobala, Qeensland, Australia in 159 days 16 hrs 58 min between 22nd December 2013 and 31st May 2014 on board Tourgoyak

The fastest time of crossing the South Pacific Ocean from east to west solo is 159 days 16 hrs 58 min, achieved by Fedor Konyukhov (Russia) who rowed 7393 miles (6424 nautical miles) from Concon, Chile to Mooloobala, Qeensland, Australia between 22nd December 2013 and 31st May 2014 on board Tourgoyak

The first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean east to west from mainland Africa to mainland North America is by Riaan Manser and Vasti Geldenhuys (SA), who rowed from Agadir, Morocco to New York, USA via Bahamas and Miami in 172 days 08 hrs between  30th December 2013 and 20th June 2014 on board Spirit of Madiba

The fastest time of crossing the Indian Ocean in a team is 57 days 10 hrs 58 min by Leven Brown, Jamie Douglas-Hamilton, Heather Rees-Gaunt (all GB); Tim Spiteri, Shane Ushar (Australia); Fiann Paul (Iceland) & Cameron Bellamy (South Africa), who rowed 4208 miles (3656 nautical miles) from Geraldton, Western Australia to Mahe, Seychelles at average speed 2, 65 knots, between 11th June and 7th August 2014 on board Avalon

The longest distance rowed in the Indian Ocean by a team is 4208 miles (6772 km) (3656 nautical miles) by Leven Brown, Jamie Douglas-Hamilton, Heather Rees-Gaunt (all GB); Tim Spiteri, Shane Ushar (Australia); Fiann Paul (Iceland) & Cameron Bellamy (South Africa), who rowed from Geraldton, Western Australia to Mahe, Seychelles between 11th June and 7th August 2014 on board Avalon

The first team of seven to row across the Indian Ocean are Leven Brown, Jamie Douglas-Hamilton, Heather Rees-Gaunt (all GB); Tim Spiteri, Shane Ushar (Australia); Fiann Paul (Iceland) & Cameron Bellamy (South Africa), who rowed from Geraldton, Western Australia to Mahe, Seychelles between 11th June and 7th August 2014 on board Avalon

The fastest time of crossing the Indian Ocean in a team of four is 71 days 14h 51min  achieved by Jamie Sparks, Angus Collins, Hamish Khayat & Alex Simpson (all GB), who rowed 4090 miles (3554 nautical miles) from Exmouth Cape, Western Australia to Mahe, Seychelles at average speed  2,07 knots, between 30th  June  and 10th September 2014 on board Tiny Dancer

The youngest combined age of a team of four to row any ocean is 94 years 55 days (average age at the start - 23 years 6 months 13 days), achieved by: Jamie Sparks (22 years 5m 19d), Alex Simpson (22 years 5m 5d), Hamish Khayat (23 years 5m 22d) and Angus Collins (24 years 9m 9d), who rowed the Indian Ocean from Exmouth Cape, Western Australia to Mahe, Seychelles between 30th June  and 10th September 2014 on board Tiny Dancer


The most ocean rows by one person is 9
by Simon Chalk
(UK), who rowed -
The Indian Ocean from east to west: solo (2003) and in team of eight (2009);
the Atlantic Ocean from east to west: in team of two (1997), five (2007-8), fourteen (2011), eight (2012), six (2013), eight (2014) and seven (2014-15)
with total time at sea 458 days 9 hrs 05 min

 

The longest distance travelled by an ocean rowing boat in 24 hrs is 192.4km (103.88nm), achieved by Simon Chalk, Roland Burr, John Farndale, Stephen Harpin, Oliver Waite, Jeremy Webb (all GB) and Noel Watkins (NZ) on the route Atlantic Ocean east to west “Trade Winds I” from 04:00GMT on the 2nd January to 04:00GMT on the 3rd January 2015 on board Toby Wallace

First team of four to row in the Pacific Ocean are Craig Hackett (NZ), Andre Kiers (Netherlands),  Junho Choi (Republic of Korea) and Caspar Zafer  (UK), who travelled 2283 nautical miles along “Mid-Pacific east to west” route from Monterey, CA. USA to Honolulu, Hawaii in 43 days 7hrs 39 min between 9th June and 23rd July 2014 on board Danielle
The fastest crossing time for a team of four on route “Mid-Pacific east to west” from Monterey, CA. USA to Honolulu, Hawaii is 43 days 7hrs 39 min, achieved by Craig Hackett (NZ), Andre Kiers (Netherlands),  Junho Choi (Republic of Korea) and Caspar Zafer  (UK) between 9th June and 23rd July 2014 on board Danielle
The youngest person to row in the Pacific Ocean is Nick Kempster (UK), 24 years 7 days at the start, who travelled in team of four along “Mid-Pacific east to west” route from Monterey, CA. USA to Honolulu, Hawaii between 11th June and 29th July 2014 on board Isabel
The youngest team of four to row in the Pacific at average age of 24 years 206 days (8972.5 days) at the start, are Nick Kempster, Mark Gleeson, Jack Carter and Chris Blacketer (all UK), who travelled  along “Mid-Pacific east to west” route from Monterey, CA. USA to Honolulu, Hawaii between 11th June and 29th July 2014 on board Isabel
The first mixed team of four to row in the Pacific Ocean are Duncan Tebb (Australia), Susannah Cass (UK), John Wagner and Matt Lasky (USA), who travelled along “Mid-Pacific east to west” route from Monterey, CA. USA to  O'ahu, Hawaii between 9th June and 5th August 2014 on board Limited Intelligence
The youngest female to row in the Pacific Ocean is Susannah Cass (UK), who was 25 years 363 days old at the start of her row  in a team of four along “Mid-Pacific east  to west” route from Monterey, CA. USA to off-O'ahu, Hawaii between 9th June and 5th August 2014 on board Limited Intelligence
The First all-female crew of four to row in the Pacific Ocean are Emily Blagden, Amanda Challans (UK), Ingrid Kvale (USA) and Aoife Ni Mhaoileoin (Ireland), who travelled along “Mid-Pacific east to west” route from Monterey, CA. USA to Honolulu, Hawaii in 50 days 8hrs 14min between 9th June and 8th August 2014 on board Black Oyster
The first all-male traditional class Pair to row in the Pacific east to west are Clement Heliot and Christophe Papillon (France), who travelled along “Mid-Pacific” route from Monterey, CA. USA to Honolulu, Hawaii in 75 days 9 hrs 25 min between 9th June and 23rd August  2014 on board La Cignogne
The fastest crossing time for an open-class Pair on route “Mid-Pacific east to west” is 45 days 3 hrs 43 min set by Sami Inkinen (Finland) and Meredith Loring (USA), who rowed from Monterey, CA. USA to Honolulu, Hawaii between 18th June and 2nd August 2014 on board Roosevelt
The first open-class Pair on route “Mid-Pacific east to west” are Sami Inkinen (Finland) and Meredith Loring (USA), who rowed from Monterey, CA. USA to Honolulu, Hawaii in 45 days 3 hrs 43 min between 18th June and 2nd August 2014 on board Roosevelt
The first all-female team to row in the Pacific is a team of two - Angela Madsen(USA) and Tara Remington (NZ), who rowed Mid-Pacific east to west from Long Beach, California to Honolulu, Hawaii in 60 days 5 hrs 5 min, between 21st May and 20th July 2014 on board Spirit of Orlando
The first team to complete Mid-Pacific row is a team of two - Angela Madson(USA) and Tara Remington (NZ), who rowed from Long Beach, California to Honolulu, Hawaii in 60 days 5 hrs 5 min, between 21st May and 20th July 2014 on board Spirit of Orlando
The oldest team to row in the Pacific are Angela Madsen (USA), 54 years 11 days old and Tara Remington (NZ), 43 years 11 months 25 days old, whose combined age was 98 years 6 days at the start of their Mid-Pacific row from Long Beach, California to Honolulu, Hawaii, which lasted 60 days 5 hrs 5 min, between 21st May and 20th July 2014 on board Spirit of Orlando
The fastest time of crossing the Atlantic Ocean west to east along the route "From USA, New York Area" for a team of two in an open class boat is 60 days 1 hour 6 min achieved by Chris 'Darby' Walters & Elliott Dale (GB), who rowed from New York to Scilly Isles between 7th June and 6th August 2014 on board The Precious Lives Atlantic Challenge
The oldest team to row the Atlantic west to east are Chris 'Darby' Walters & Elliott Dale (GB), who were 55 years old each, combined age 110 years at the start of their row from New York to Scillie Isles between 7th June and 6th August 2014 on board The Precious Lives Atlantic Challenge
 
The first person to both sail and row across the Indian and the Atlantic Oceans is James Kayll (GB),
who sailed from Thailand to Djibouti on board Ocean Song between 8th January 13th February 2005;
rowed from Geraldton, WA, to Mauritius on board Indian Runner 4 between 21st April and 6th July 2011;
sailed from Gran Canaria to St Lucia on board Polyphagus between 19th November and 6th December 2000 and
rowed from La Gomera to Antigua on board Row 2 Recovery between 4th December and 21st January 2014
 

Records of Angela Madsen
 Some records were submitted for the first time, some of them are old but worth to be repeated.

When there are team records, all crew can apply for GWR certificates.

The first person to complete four ocean rows in three oceans is Angela Madsen (USA), who rowed:

1. Atlantic east to west from La Gomera to Antigua: December 2 2007- February 7 2008, in 66 days 23h 24min. Team of two, boat Row of Life

2. Indian east to west from Geraldton, WA. to Port Louis, Mauritius: April 28 - June 25 2009, in 58d 15h 08min. Team of eight. Boat  Aud Eamus

3. Atlantic east to west from Tarfaya, Morocco to Barbados: January 15th - March 4th 2011, in 47d 18h. Team of 16. Boat Big Blue

4.Mid-Pacific east to west from Long Beach, California to Honolulu, Hawaii in 60 days 5 hrs 5 min, between 21st May and 20th July 2014 on board Spirit of Orlando in team of two.

 

The first person to complete four ocean rows in three oceans and a row around the British mainland is Angela Madsen (USA), who rowed:

1. Atlantic east to west from La Gomera to Antigua: December 2 2007- February 7 2008, in 66 days 23h 24min. Team of two, boat Row of Life

2. Indian east to west from Geraldton, WA. to Port Louis, Mauritius: April 28 - June 25 2009, in 58d 15h 08min. Team of eight. Boat Aud Eamus

3. Atlantic east to west from Tarfaya, Morocco to Barbados: January 15th - March 4th 2011, in 47d 18h. Team of 16. Boat Big Blue

4.Mid-Pacific east to west from Long Beach, California to Honolulu, Hawaii in 60 days 5 hrs 5 min, between 21st May and 20th July 2014 on board Spirit of Orlando in team of two

5. “GB Row” - around the British mainland from London Bridge to London Bridge in 51 days 16 hrs 42 min between 1st June  and  23rd July 2010 in team of all-female four Seagals on board Go  Commando

 

The first all-female team to row in the Pacific is a team of two - Angela Madsen(USA) and Tara Remington (NZ), who rowed Mid-Pacific east to west from Long Beach, California to Honolulu, Hawaii in 60 days 5 hrs 5 min, between 21st May and 20th July 2014 on board Spirit of Orlando
The first team to complete Mid-Pacific row is a team of two - Angela Madson(USA) and Tara Remington (NZ), who rowed from Long Beach, California to Honolulu, Hawaii in 60 days 5 hrs 5 min, between 21st May and 20th July 2014 on board Spirit of Orlando
The oldest female to row the Indian Ocean is Angela Madsen, who was 48 years 11 months 18 days old at the start of her row in team of eight, from Geraldton, WA. to Port Louis, Mauritius, which lasted 58 days 15 hrs 08min between 28th April and 25th June 2009 on board Aud Eamus
The oldest female to row in the Pacific is Angela Madsen, who was 54 years and 11 days old at the start of her Mid-Pacific row in team of two from Long Beach, California to Honolulu, Hawaii, which lasted 60 days 5 hrs 5 min, between 21st May and 20th July 2014 on board Spirit of Orlando
The oldest team to row in the Pacific are Angela Madsen (USA), 54 years 11 days old and Tara Remington (NZ), 43 years 11 months 25 days old, whose combined age was 98 years 6 days at the start of their Mid-Pacific row from Long Beach, California to Honolulu, Hawaii, which lasted 60 days 5 hrs 5 min, between 21st May and 20th July 2014 on board Spirit of Orlando
The most ocean rows by a person of above 45 years old is 4 by Angela Madsen, USA who at the start of her rows was 47 and 50 (Atlantic east to west, 2007 and 2011), 48 (Indian Ocean 2009), 54 (Mid-Pacific 2014)
The only all-female row around the British mainland was completed by a team of four Seagals -  Angela Madsen (USA),   Belinda   Kirk, Beverley  Ashton and Laura  Thomasson (all UK), who rowed from London Bridge to London Bridge in 51 days 16 hrs 42 min between 1st June  and  23rd July 2010 on board Go  Commando
The oldest woman to row around the British mainland is Angela Madsen, who was 50 years 21 days old at the start of her row in all-female team of four, from London Bridge to London Bridge, which lasted for 51 days 16 hrs 42 min between 1st June  and  23rd July 2010 on board Go  Commando
The first and the only team of 16 to row any ocean is “Big Blue” – Angela Madsen (skipper), Ryan  Worth, Elizabeth  Koenig, Aleksandra  Klimas-Mikalauskas (USA), Steve  Roedde, Nigel  Roedde , Dylan  White , Zach  Scher , Charles  Wilkins, Sylvain  Croteau  (Canada), Tom  Butscher (Canada/ Switzerland ), Margaret  Bowling (Australia), Ernst   Fiby (Austria), Liam   Flynn (GB), David  Davlianidze (Georgia), -  who rowed the Atlantic east to west from Tarfaya, Morocco to Barbados between 15th January and 4th March 2011 in 47 days 18hrs
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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