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OCEAN ROWING SOCIETY INT. ARCHIVE
(in order of the dates of arrivals)

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20052004 2003 •  2002 •  2001 2000 1999-97
 

 2018
 


Arrivals in 2018:
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 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Rowing Race

 Nicolas Maubert

 Stéphane Nedelec

 Jay & Kiran Olenicz

 Ramon Gutierrez

 Stu Morton

Gilles Ponthieux & Philippe Berquin

Gwénaël Rien

Ralph Tuijn,  Chris Shirley, Duncan Roy, Danny Obrien, Neal Marsh

Stephen Shanly

Xavier Fabre

Herve le Merrer

József Orha

Colin Sanders

Greg Bailey & Jude Massey

Kiko Matthews

Isaac Giesen, Jógvan Clementsen, Niclas Olsen,
Jákup Jacobsen

Duncan Hutchison (1)

Niall Iain Macdonald

Stian Aker & Rune Malterud

Bryce Carlson

Sören Kjellkvist & Glenn Mattsing

Poldy van Lynden & Robert McArthur

Great Pacific Race

Robin Buttery, James Plumley,
Darren 'Billy' Taylor &  Barry Hayes

Duncan Hutchison (2)

 

 

   Duncan Hutchison ( Scotland) 

         
 


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made an attempt to row solo across the Atlantic W-E from the USA  to Britain (preferably Lochinver, North West Scotland) in a self-built, clinker style skiff converted for ocean rowing - Sleipnir ( 8 legged horse).


Started his row from Manhattan Yacht Club, Jersey City, NJ., USA  on May 31, 2018
On June 3rd  was towed to Barnegat Light due to adverse weather .

Left Strathmere, NJ., USA on June 14, 2018 at 14:30GMT
On September 22, 2018 the row was over.

Due to technical problems Duncan had to ask for assistance
and is now safely onboard a freight vessel bound for New York

 

Atlantic W - E Solo Rows

 

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

         
 
 

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a Team of Four Indian Ocean Row 18 (IOR18) have rowed the Indian Ocean E-W from Geraldton, WA. to   Mauritius on board No Great Shakes to 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.
 


Departed from Geraldton, WA. on July 5, 2018 at 23:59GMT (July 6, 2018 at 7:59 AWST)

Arrived to Grand Baie, Mauritius on September 14, 2018 at 5:00GMT

IOR18 became the first open class four to row the Indian Ocean,
setting a speed record for an Open Class Four - av. speed 1.86 knots

 IOR18 is the 500th team to successfully row across an ocean !
 

Indian Ocean Rows

 


 
Run by New Ocean Wave
Pairs and Fours
from Monterey, California
to Diamond Head, O’ahu, Hawaii

                                                                          

Started on  June 6, 2018 at 6pm PST ( June 7, 2018 at 2am BST )

Finished on August 28, 2018 at 07:54 am PST (3:54 pm BST)

 

 


    Poldy van Lynden & Robert McArthur (UK)

         
 

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have completed their row of the Arctic Ocean Open Waters from Torsvag, Norway to Svalvard as a part of their human powered expedition, which included a run from London to Dover, a swim across the English Channel, a cycle from Calais, kayaking across the Baltic, paddleboarding from Denmark to Sweden, kayaking Norwegian fjord and finally a row from Tromso to Longyearbyen, Svalbard on board Lady Susan.
 

Began their challenge on June 15, 2018
Started their rowing leg from Tromso, Norway on August 7, 2018
Stopped over in Torsvag on August 8, 2018

Left Torsvag for the row to Svalbard on August 13, 2018 at 7:00GMT

Landed in Longyearbyen, Svalbard on September 4, 2018 at 10:00GMT

 

Rows Above the Arctic Circle

 

 

   Sören Kjellkvist & Glenn Mattsing (Sweden)

       

 

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After the row from Norway to Svalbard, from Ersfjordbotn, Norway to Barentsburg,  on board ocean rowboat Albedo in 2017, resumed and completed their row around   the islands of archipelago Svalbard.                                                                  

Left Longyearbyen, Svalbard on July 28, 2018
Reached 80°31.197N, the northernmost point of their journey on August 4, 2018
and completed the row  at the southern tip of Svalbard on August 20, 2018 by crossing their own route from the last summer
 

 

    Bryce Carlson (USA)

         
 

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has completed his solo row across the North Atlantic west to east route 'From Canada' - from St.John's, Newfoundland to Scilly Isles, UK on board a purpose-built open-class boat Lucille

Left  St John's, Newfoundland on June 27, 2018 at 11:50GMT ( 7:50 EDT, 9:20 local time)

Landed in St Mary's Harbour, Scilly Isles on August 4, 2018 at 18:39GMT

Congratulations on the World Speed Record  -
The Fastest Solo Row in Open Class across the Atlantic W-E from Canada
(average speed 2.5 knots
)

The previous speed record for solo open class on this route was set by
 Laval St Germain (Canada. 2016)
with average speed 1.86 knots

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Atlantic W - E Solo Rows


 

  Stian Aker & Rune Malterud (Norway)

         
 

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Norwegian adventurers (winners of the First Race to South Pole 2008/099) have rowed the Atlantic W-E from New York, USA to England, retracing the route of Harbo&Samuelsen,  on board a purpose-built boat.
After a stop-over in England they plan to row on to Oslo


Left
North Cove, Manhattan, New York, USA on May 25, 2018 at 8:20am local time / 12:20 GMT 

Landed Saint Marys Harbour , Scilly Isles on July 23, 2018 at 8:21GMT

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Departed Saint Marys Harbour 25 July 2018 at 20.05 GMT rowing to Norway

Stopped over in Burnham-on-Crouch on August 7, 2018, waiting for a weather window

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Atlantic W - E Rows from USA Atlantic W - E Rows

 

 

Ole Sylvest Elmer
January 11th 1948 - July 10th 2018
 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ole Elmer.
 
 Ole rowed the Atlantic E-W twice, once in 2010 and then again in 2011. Rowing two oceans would have been more than enough for most people - however Ole decided to make two further attempts in late 2011 and 2013.
 
 The contribution that Ole made to the sport however is far greater than simply rowing across the Atlantic. He commissioned the construction of a number of Ocean Rowing Boats including two new designs, but above all he brought his smile, generosity and huge enthusiasm to so many fellow ocean rowers.
 
 Our thoughts go out to all of Ole’s friends and family at this time.
 
 
Ocean Rowing is simple - just get in the boat and row, then row some more
  Ole Elmer (Ocean Rower)

 

 

   Niall Iain Macdonald  (Scotland)

         
 

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has stopped his third attempt to row solo across the North Atlantic Ocean west to east from Norfolk, Virginia, US to his home in the Hebrides, Isle of Lewis on board ALBA


Left Norfolk on May 23, 2018 at 6am local time / 10:00 GMT)
 
Rescued by
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Atlantic W - E Solo Rows

 

   Duncan Hutchison ( Scotland) 

         
 


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has embarked on a challenge to complete a solo row across the Atlantic W-E from New York area to Britain (preferably Lochinver, North West Scotland), in a self-built, clinker style skiff converted for ocean rowing - Sleipnir ( 8 legged horse).


Started his row from Manhattan Yacht Club, Jersey City, NJ., USA  on May 31, 2018 at 17:19GMT
On June 3rd at approx. 22:00GMT  Duncan was towed to Barnegat Light due to adverse weather and the risk of being pushed on shore

The re-start date t.b.a. when the situation with the boat and the weather becomes clear.
 

 

Isaac Giesen (NZ), Jógvan Clementsen, Niclas Olsen,
Jákup Jacobsen (all Faroe Islands)

       

 

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Team of Four on board Saga have restarted their row (started in Team of Six) of the Atlantic E-W from Portimao, Portugal to Florida, USA via Cuba to become the first team to row from Europe to Cuba and North America.
 

Left Portimao, Portugal  on February 10, 2018 at 11:34GMT
Made a stop-over for repairs in Las Palmas, Cran Canaria  on Feb 23, 2018 at 11:50GMT
Being as two crew members  - Alex Dumbrava and Edmund Berg - had to leave the project,
the team will go on in Four

Left Las Palmas, Cran Canaria on March 12, 2018 at 12:52GMT

Arrived to Puerto de Baracoa, Cuba on May 13, 2018 at 3:00GMT
 

 

   Kiko Matthews  (UK)

         
 


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has completed her row across the Atlantic E-W solo from Gran Canaria, Canary Islands to Barbados onboard speed record holder open class boat Soma (Charlie Pitcher, UK. 2013) to break a solo speed record for women in an open class (Elaine Hopley, 2016/17 - 59 d 19hrs 14 min). The record for female solo pure-class (Anne Quemere, France. 2002/2003) is 56 days, 13hrs 09min.
 

Left Gran Canaria on February 1, 2018 at 16:00GMT
Arrived to PSC, Barbados on March 22, 2018 at 23:15 GMT

Congratulations
 on
 a  World Speed Record in an open class female solo !

 

Atlantic E-W Solo Rows Female Solo Ocean Rowers
  Ocean Rows by Women

 

  Dr. Greg Bailey & Jude Massey  (UK)

         

 

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Team Ocean Brothers, coordinated by Leven Brown,  have rowed the Atlantic East to West from Gran Canaria to Barbados in memory of Peter, Jude’s father and Greg’s stepfather and to raise funds for the British Skin Foundation.
 

Departed from Pasito Blanco, Gran Canaria on January 18, 2018 at 5:56GMT
Arrived to PSC Barbados on March 11, 2018 at 21:46GMT (17:46 local time)

Congratulations to Jude Massey on becoming
The youngest ocean rower to row any ocean in a Pair !

 

The youngest Ocean Rowers & Teams Rows by Related Persons

 

 

Isaac Giesen (NZ), Alex Dumbrava (Romania), Edmund Berg,
Jógvan Clementsen, Niclas Olsen, Jákup Jacobsen (all Faroe Islands)

       

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Team of Six on board Saga made an attempt to row the Atlantic E-W from Portimao, Portugal to Florida, USA via Cuba to become the first team to row from Europe to Cuba and North America.
 

Left Portimao, Portugal  on February 10, 2018 at 11:34GMT
Made a stop-over for repairs in Las Palmas, Cran Canaria  on Feb 23, 2018 at 11:50GMT

Two crew members - Alex Dumbrava and Edmund Berg - had to leave the project.
The team will go on in Four

 

Atlantic E-W Rows from Europe Atlantic E-W Rows to Americas

 

  Colin Sanders (UK) 

         

 

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has completed the row across the Atlantic E-W solo from Canary Islands to Barbados. He was 66 at the start, so he decided he needed "an epic adventure before it's too late". He's made it !

Departed from Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria on December 10, 2017 at 08:30GMT

Arrived to Antigua on March 3, 2018 (time t.b.c.)
 

The Oldest Ocean Rowers Solo Rowers' Age
Ocean Rowers Who Were 50 and More At The Start Atlantic E-W Solo Rows

 

  József  Orha (Hungary)

         
 


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has completed his solo row across the Atlantic E-W that he made in two stages:  from Lagos, Portugal to Gran Canaria (2016 - 17), and then from Gran Canaria to Barbados (2017 - 2018)
Jozsef has rowed 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
 

Departed from Canary Sun Sailing Yacht Club, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
on December 17, 2017 at 11:44GMT 
Arrived to Barbados on February 24, 2018 at 08:05GMT
 
Solo Rows By Country

 

    Herve le Merrer (France)

         
 


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has successfully crossed the Atlantic E-W from El Hierro to Martinique sculling with a single oar moved over the stern.

Departed from El Hierro on December 28, 2017
 
Arrived to Martinique on February 24, 2018
 

 

  Xavier Fabre (France)

         
 

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has rowed the Atlantic E-W solo from El Hierro, Canary Islands to Martinique, West Indies on board Carpe Diem

Left from La Restinga, El Hierro on December 28, 2017 at 14:00GMT
Arrived to Martinique on February 17, 2018; took a tow within vicinity of land and landed at 23:00GMT

 

 

 Ralph Tuijn (Skipper. NL),  Chris Shirley, Duncan Roy, Danny O'Brien, Neal Marsh (all UK)

         
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Team of Five have rowed the Atlantic E-W from Europe, Portugal to South America, French Guyana on board Rannoch 45 Rose skippered by Ralph Tuijn.
 

Left Portimao, Portugal on December 12, 2017 at 12:46GMT

After being hit by a storm on Dec 16th, some of the boat’s equipment has suffered significant damage, so the skipper and crew have decided to make a stop in the Canaries to assess and repair under shelter.
Made a stop-over in Lanzarote on December 25, 2017 at 7:00GMT

Left Marina Lanzarote on December 30, 2017 at 10:20GMT

Made a stop-over for repairs at Minelo, Cape Verde on January 13, 2018 at 9:00GMT


Resumed their row on  January 19, 2018 at 12:00GMT

to become the first team to row on the Trade Winds II Route

Arrived to French Guyana on February 16, 2018 at 4:50GMT
 

Atlantic E-W Rows from Europe Atlantic E-W Rows to Americas
AGE OF OCEAN ROWERS ON ROUTE FROM EUROPE TO SOUTH AMERICA

 

    Stephen Shanly (UK)

         
 

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has rowed the Atlantic E-W solo on Trade Winds I Route, from The Canaries to Barbados

Left Puerto Mogan, Gran Canaria on January 4, 2018 at 6:10GMT
 
Docked at Port St Charles, Barbados on February 14, 2018 at 6:20GMT  

 

 Gwénaël Rien (France)

         
   

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has rowed solo across the Atlantic E-W along Trade Winds II Route from Dakar, Senegal to French Guyana

Left Dakar, Senegal on December 15, 2017 at 09:00GMT
Arrived to Kourou, French Guyana  on February 4, 2018 

 

  Gilles Ponthieux & Philippe Berquin (France)

         
 

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have completed their row across the Atlantic E-W from Canary Islands to Martinique on board Audilab

Left Gran Canaria on December 14, 2017 at 17:00GMT
Arrived to Martinique on February 4, 2018 at 17:30GMT

 

   Stu Morton (UK)

         
 

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a former Royal Marines Commando has undertaken an attempt to row the Atlantic E-W solo on board Wallace from Portugal to Venezuela, to become the fastest solo on this route and to raise money for the JWF and R2R charities.

Departed from Lagos, Portugal on February 1, 2018 at 12:00GMT

 The attempt was abandoned due to equipment failure. Towed back to Sagres, Portugal
  on Febuary 2, 2018

 

   Jay & Kiran Olenicz (UK)

         
 

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two brothers have rowed the Atlantic E-W from Gran Canaria to Barbados on board White Dwarf  in an attempt to become the youngest team (22 & 19) and the youngest siblings to row any ocean.
 

Departed from Pasito Blanco, Gran Canaria on December 12, 2017 at 09:31GMT
Arrived to PSC Barbados on January 29, 2018 at 16:02GMT 
The youngest Ocean Rowers & Teams Rows by Related Persons
The Youngest / The Oldest Related Pairs

 

  Ramon Gutierrez (Spain)

         

 

 
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completed his row across the Atlantic E-W solo on Trade Winds II route from Africa to South America, from Senegal to Kourou, French Guiana on board Leon

Departed from Dakar, Senegal on December 10, 2017 at 13:15GMT
Arrived to
Kourou, French Guiana on January 29, 2018 at 9:27GMT 
 
Solo Rows on Trade Winds II Route Solo Rowers' Age

 

 Stéphane Nedelec (France)

         

 

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has rowed the Atlantic E-W solo on Trade Winds II route from Africa to South America, from Senegal to Kourou, French Guiana on board Ned

Departed from Dakar, Senegal on December 10, 2017 at 13:15GMT
Crossed the finish line in Kourou, French Guiana on January 27, 2018 at 07:13GMT

 

  Nicolas Maubert (Guiana)

         

 

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has completed the row of the Atlantic E-W solo on Trade Winds II route from Africa to South America, from Senegal to French Guiana on board Cariacou Boto III

Departed from Dakar, Senegal on December 10, 2017 at 13:15GMT
Arrived to Kourou, French Guiana on January 22, 2018 at 14:28GMT
Solo Rows on Trade Winds II Route Solo Rowers' Age
 
 
 

 Atlantic E - W Trade Wind I

La Gomera, Canary Islands - Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda


Started from
San Sebastian, La Gomera on Thursday, December 14, 2017

 The race is over on February 15, 2018, with the arrival of the last participant - Damian Brown.
 

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Name

Surname Country Arrival Days at sea No

Name

Surname Country Arrival Days at sea
- David ‘Wez’ Weston UK incomplete, towed back to land 4 days 11

Will

Whitehead

UK Jan 21 2018 37d 22 h 32 min
- Sam Ohman Finland incomplete, towed back to land 4 days Mark Brownjohn
- Omar  Samra Egypt incomplete,
rescued
Dec 22 2017
8 days 12 Roger McCarthy
Omar Nour Dan Warner
  Jorge Pena Spain  completed
see No 20
  Andrey Rosu Romania Jan 22 2018 38d 14h 32min
Jesus  de la Torre incomplete picked up
 
Dec 17 2017
4 days Vasile Osean
1 George Biggar UK Jan 13 2018 29d 14hrs 34min 13 Marius Alexe
Peter Robinson Ionut Olteanu
Stuart Watts

Paddy

Montgomery

UK Jan 22 2018 38d 22hrs 31min
Richard Taylor Seamus Crawford
2 Eli Fuller Antigua Jan 13 2018 30d 02hrs 12min 14 Oliver Crane USA Jan 28 2018 44 d 16hrs 9min
John Watts 15 Brian Kerr UK / USA Jan 28 2018 45d 13hrs 01 min
Nico Psihoyos Kyle Smith
Scott Potter James  Lamb
3 Marlin Strub Switzerland Jan 13 2018 30d 04hrs 59min Phil Van Benthen
 Laurenz Elsasser 16 Jon Lakin  UK Feb 6 2018
(dep. Dec 17, 2018)
50d 20hrs 31min
Luca Baltensperger Mark Gibson
Yves Schultheiss   Steve Baker
4 Mark Slats Netherlands Jan 13 2018 30 d  7hrs 49min   Dan Baker
 
5 George McAlpin Northern Ireland Jan 14 2018 31d 08hrs 57min 17 Dylan Jones Australia Feb 4 2018 53d 4hrs 18min
Ally  Cooper Sam Weir
Gareth Barton 18 Kris Elliot Scotland Feb 7 2018 55d 1h 54min
 Luke  Baker Allan Huntly
6 Sean Underwood Ireland Jan 16 2018 32d 22hrs 04min 19 George Biggar UK Feb 7 2018 55d 2h 23min
Eoin O’Farrell Peter Robinson
Thomas Browne Stuart Watts
Patrick O’Connor Richard Taylor
7 Amber  Li China Jan 18 2018 34d 13hrs 13min 20 Jorge  Pena Spain
 (started as a Pair with Jesus de la Torre)
Feb 11 2018 58 d 18 hrs 49min
Sarah Meng
Cloris Chen
Tina Liang
8 Sophie Stabell Norway Jan 19 2018 36d 9 hours 53 min 21 Dianne Carrington UK Feb 13 2018 60d 18hrs 34min
Camilla Bull Elaine Theaker
Cornelia Bull Sharon Magrath
Hege Svendsberget            
9 Jon Armstrong UK Jan 20 2018 37d 8hrs 8min 22 Damien Browne Ireland February 15 2018 63 days
Jordan Beecher
10 Oliver Glanville UK Jan 20 2018

37d 9 hrs 46min

           
George Randell
 
Rows From La Gomera Atlantic E-W Pairs
Rows To Antigua Atlantic E-W Solo
   
Atlantic E-W Rows By Pairs Under 60 Days Atlantic E-W Solo Rows Under 60 days
Atlantic E-W Rows under 41 days  
   
50 y/o and more at the day of the start The Youngest & Oldest ocean rowers / teams
 

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