The ORS Int. is the official adjudicator of ocean rowing records for Guinness World Records

 

 


 OCEAN ROWING RECORDS , SUBMITTED BY THE ORS INT. TO GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS IN 2018 - 2019

 
 

THE OLDEST

Oldest person to row any ocean solo
The oldest person to row any ocean solo is Fedor Konyukhov, Russia (b. 12th December 1951) who was 66 years and 359 days old at the start of his row across the South Pacific from west to east, from New Zealand to South America. He rowed the distance of 4036 nautical miles (7475 km ; 4645 miles) in 154 days 13 hrs 37 min between 6th December 2018 - 9th May 2019 on board Akros

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The oldest person to row oceans three times
The oldest person to row oceans three times is Fedor Konyukhov, Russia (b. 12th December 1951) who was 66 years and 359 days old at the start of his last row across the South Pacific from west to east, from New Zealand to South America on 6th December 2018. He completed the row in 154 days 13 hrs 37 min between 6th December 2018 - 9th May 2019 on board Akros
He started the first row across the Atlantic E-W in 2002 at age 50, and the second row across the Pacific E-W in 2013-14 at age 62.

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Oldest average age of related team of four to row the Atlantic
The oldest average age of related team of four at the start of a row across the Atlantic east to west is 28 years 50 days by "Oar Inspiring" (all UK) – a team of brothers and brothers-in-law comprising George Blandford (26 years 137 days), Justin Evelegh (32 years 302 days), Caspar Thorp (27 years 241 days) and Toby Thorp (25 yrs 251 day). They rowed a distance of 2,550 nautical miles (4,722 km; 2,934 miles) from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Spain, to English Harbour, Antigua, in 35 days 8 hours 5 minutes between 12 December 2018 and 16 January 2019 on board Lionheart.

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Oldest person to row the Atlantic from continental Europe
The oldest person to row from continental Europe across the Atlantic is John Wilson (UK, b. 21 October 1960), who was 58 years 27 days old when he embarked with teammate Ricky Reina (UK) on their journey from Cadiz in Spain to Antigua in the Caribbean on 27 November 2018. They pair rowed as team "Atlantic Avengers" on board Sic Parvis Magna and arrived on 23 February 2019, completing their 3,150-nautical-mile (5,833-km; 3,624-mile) adventure in 88 days 9 hours 22 minutes.


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Oldest average age of a team to row the Atlantic from continental Europe
The oldest average age of team to row from continental Europe across the Atlantic are John Wilson (UK, b. 21 October 1960 - 58 years 27 days at the start) and Ricky Reina (UK, b. 2 October 1971 - 47 years 56 days at the start), who were an average of 52 years 228 days old when they embarked on their journey from Cadiz in Spain to Antigua in the Caribbean on 27 November 2018. They rowed as team "Atlantic Avengers" on board Sic Parvis Magna and arrived on 23 February 2019, completing their 3,150-nautical-mile (5,833-km; 3,624-mile) adventure in 88 days 9 hours 22 minutes.

 

 


THE YOUNGEST

 

The youngest average age of all-male team of four to row any ocean
The youngest average age of an all-male team of four to embark on a successful ocean row is 22 years 246 days by "Mad4Waves" (all South Africa), comprising Lee Gordon (b. 29 March 1996) at 22 years 258 days old, Cole Barnard (b. 29 May 1996) at 22 years 197 days, Matthew Boynton (b. 3 February 1996) at 22 years 312 days and Grant Soll (b. 8 May 1996) at 22 years 218 days. The team rowed 2,550 nautical miles (4,722 km; 2,934 miles) from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Spain, to English Harbour in Antigua in 39 days 8 hours 43 minutes between 12 December 2018 and 20 January 2019 on board Jasmine 2.
 

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Youngest person to complete three ocean crossings
The youngest person to row oceans three times is Alex Simpson (UK, b. 25 January 1992), who was 27 years 4 days old at the start of his third row, in a pair across the Atlantic east to west on the Trade Winds 1 route from Gran Canaria, Spain, to Barbados on 29 January 2019. He was 22 years old at the start of his first row – across the Indian Ocean on 30 June 2014 – and 24 years old at the start of his row across the Atlantic east to west on 14 December 2016.

 

 


THE FIRST

 

The first crossing of the South Pacific from west to east
The first crossing of the South Pacific from west to east is completed by Fedor Konyukhov (Russia), who rowed a distance of 4036 nautical miles (4645 miles; 7475 km) as the crow flies, total by log 6223 nautical miles (7161 miles; 11525 km) from Port Chalmers, South Island, NZ to  the longitude of Diego Ramirez Islands, Chile in 154 days 13 hrs 37 min between 6th December 2018 - 9th May 2019 on board Akros.

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The First person to row across the Pacific in both directions
The First person to row across the Pacific in both directions is Fedor Konyukhov (Russia), who rowed the ocean in E-W direction from South America to Australia in 159 days 16 hrs 58 min between 22nd Dec 2013 - 31st May 2014 on board Tourgoyak and then across the South Pacific from west to east, from New Zealand to South America in 154 days 13hrs 37 min between 6th December 2018 - 9th May 2019 on board Akros.

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First related team of four to row the Atlantic east to west
The first team of four related rowers to cross the Atlantic east to west is "Oar Inspiring", comprising brothers Caspar and Toby Thorp and brothers-in-law George Blandford and Justin Evelegh (all UK), who rowed 2,550 nautical miles (4,722 km; 2,934 miles) from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Spain, to English Harbour in Antigua on board Lionheart  in 35 days 8 hours 5 min between 12 December 2018 and 16 January 2019

 

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First male pair to row the Atlantic from continental Europe
The first all-male pair to row from continental Europe across the Atlantic east to west non-stop are John Wilson and Ricky Reina (both UK), who rowed 3,150 nautical miles (5,833 km; 3,624 miles) from Cadiz, Spain to Antigua between 27 November 2018 and 23 February 2019. They rowed as team "Atlantic Avengers" on board Sic Parvis Magna and completed the route in 88 days 9 hours 22 minutes.

 

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First multi-crewed team to row across the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea
A team of four comprising Isaac Giesen (NZ), Jógvan Clementsen, Niclas Olsen and Jákup Jacobsen (all Faroe Islands) rowed 3,245 nautical miles (6,010 km; 3,734 miles) from Las Palmas in Gran Canaria, Spain, to Puerto de Baracoa in Cuba non-stop in 61 days 14 hours 8 minutes between 12th March and 13th May 2018 on board SAGA.

 

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First amputee to row an ocean solo
The first amputee – and physically disabled person – to row an ocean solo, from continent to continent, is Lee Frank Spencer (UK), who crossed the Atlantic east to west from Portimao in Portugal to Cayenne in French Guyana in 60 days 16 hours 6 minutes between 9th January and 10th March 2019 on board Rowing Marine. Spencer – a former Royal Marine who lost his right leg in a road-traffic accident while off duty in 2014 – was also the fastest ever solo rower on route from Europe to South America.
 

 

 

SPEED RECORDS


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Fastest solo row in open class on route 'Atlantic W-E from Canada'
Fastest solo row in open class on route 'Atlantic W-E from Canada' is by Bryce Carlson (USA), who rowed a distance of 2302 nm from
St John's, Newfoundland, Canada to St Mary's Harbour, Scilly Isles, UK in 38 days 6 hrs 49 min at average speed 2.5 knts between 27th June - 4th August 2018 on board Lucille.

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Fastest related team to row the Atlantic east to west
The fastest time for a team of related rowers to cross the Atlantic east to west is 35 days 8 hrs 5 min by team of four "Oar Inspiring", comprising brothers Caspar and Toby Thorp and brothers-in-law George Blandford and Justin Evelegh (all UK), who rowed 2,550 nautical miles (4,722 km; 2,934 miles) from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Spain, to English Harbour in Antigua at an average speed 3.007 knots on board Lionheart between 12th December 2018 and 16th January 2019.

 

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Fastest Pair to row the Atlantic from continental Europe
The fastest tandem to row from continental Europe across the Atlantic east to west are John Wilson and Ricky Reina (both UK), who rowed 3,150 nautical miles (5,833 km; 3,624 miles) from Cadiz to Antigua in 88 days 9 hours 22 min at an average speed of 1.485 knots between 27th November 2018 and 23rd February 2019 as team “Atlantic Avengers” on board Sic Parvis Magna.

 

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Fastest row by an open class pair across the Atlantic east to west (Trade Winds 1)
The fastest open-class pair to row the Atlantic on TW1 route are Alex Simpson and Jamie Gordon (both UK), who rowed 2,602-nautical-mile (4,818 km; 2,994 mile) in 37 days 17 hrs 43 min at average speed 2.875 knots between 29th January–8th March 2019 on board Hyperion Atlantic Challenge.

 

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Fastest solo row from Europe to South America
The fastest time for a solo row from Europe to South America is 60 days 16 hours 6 minutes by Lee "Frank" Spencer (UK), who rowed 3,162 nautical miles (5,856 km; 3,639 miles) from Portimao, Portugal to Cayenne, French Guyana at average speed 2.17 knots between 9th January and 10th March 2019 on board Rowing Marine.



 

OTHER RECORDS

 

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The Southernmost (recorded) latitude reached by a rowboat
The Southernmost (recorded) latitude reached by a rowboat is 56° 45' 28''S, off-coast Diego Ramirez Islands, Chile by Fedor Konyukhov (Russia) on May 09, 2019 at 08:00UTC during his row across the South Pacific from New Zealand to South America, that he completed in 154 days 13hrs 37 min between 6th December 2018 - 9th May 2019 on board Akros

 

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The southernmost route on any ocean
The southernmost route on any ocean between the most southerly starting point of all completed crossings (45.77S 170.72E) and the southernmost finish point in the history of ocean rowing (56.65S 68.55W) is the route of the row of Fedor Konyukhov, Russia, who rowed from Port Chalmers, South Island, NZ to Cape Horn, Chile in 154 days 13 hrs 37 min between 6th December 2018 - 9th May 2019 on board Akros

 

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Longest distance rowed by a team of four across the Atlantic east to west (Trade Winds I)
The longest distance rowed by a team of four across the Atlantic east to west (Trade Winds I) is 3,245 nautical miles (6,010 km; 3,734 miles) by the crew of SAGA, comprising Isaac Giesen (NZ), Jógvan Clementsen, Niclas Olsen and Jákup Jacobsen (all Faroe Islands), who rowed from Las Palmas in Gran Canaria, Spain, to Puerto de Baracoa in Cuba non-stop in 61 days 14 hours 8 minutes between 12 March and 13 May 2018.

 

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Longest distance solo row by an amputee
The longest solo row by a physically disabled person is 3,162 nautical miles (5,856 km; 3,639 miles) by Lee "Frank" Spencer (UK), who rowed the Atlantic east to west from Portimao in Portugal to Cayenne in French Guyana in 60 days 16 hours 6 minutes between 9 January and 10 March 2019 2019 on board Rowing Marine.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

                      

 
 

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