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 Fiann Paul (IS),  Tathagata Roy (IN),  Jeff Willis (UK),
Carlo Facchino (USA), Tor Wigum (NOR)

       

    Days : hours : minutes : seconds
07 : 06 : 49 : 00

512 miles (445 nm)(824 km)
Average speed - 2.557 Knots

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  Toatal from Tromso to Longyearbyen
Days 
: hours : minutes : seconds
09 : 23 : 26 : 00
600 miles (521 nm)(965 km)
Average speed 2.18 knots

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Team of Five have completed their row from Tromso, mainland Norway to Longyearbyen, Svalbard 
 

Departed from Tromso, Norway at 7:30GMT on July 20, 2017
Reached Hornsund, Svalbard and stopped over on July 27, 2017 at 14:19GMT
Resumed their row northbound on July 28, 2017 at 18:40GMT and
landed in
Longyearbyen on July 30, 2017 at 6:56GMT

Congratulations to the crew on the following records:

On July 30, 2017 Polar Row Team reached 78 15'20''N -
the Northernmost (recorded) latitude reached by a rowing vessel
They broke the record of Eugene Smurgis, that stood for 27 years
( Chelyuskin Cape,  26.08.90 - 77 44'N )



The First Recorded Row Across The Barents Sea S-N - The Arctic Ocean Open Waters from South to North;
The First Recorded Team of Five to row the Arctic Ocean Open Waters;
The Biggest Recorded Number of People on the Team to Row the Arctic Ocean Open Waters;
The Fastest Recorded Row above the Arctic Circle.

Congratulations to Fiann Paul  on becoming
The First Person to Row on Four Oceans
and the only person to hold current speed records on all four oceans

 Fiann Paul (IS),  Alex Gregory,  Danny Longman, Sam Vye (all UK),
 Carlo Facchino & Tyler Carnevale (both USA)

       

 

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Team of Six have resumed the Polar Row, rowing from Longyearbyen, Svalbard  to Iceland, starting from the Northernmost (recorded) latitude reached by a rowing vessel.

Left Longyearbyen, Svalbard  at 00:30GMT on August 8, 2017
Rowing northbound, on August 9, 2017 the team reached the permanent ice shelf at 79 55'50'' ,
 the northernmost (recorded) latitude reached by a rowing vessel,
and from there turned SW for their row to Iceland.

  Stopped-over in Jan Mayen at 18:00GMT on August 21, 2017
 

Congratulations to the team on
Taking off from the Northernmost  (recorded) Start Point for an ocean row;
Reaching
 the Northernmost (recorded) Latitude ever reached by a rowing vessel;

on becoming The First Team of Six to row on the Arctic Ocean