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 2019 - 2020

 
 

THE OLDEST

 

The oldest person to row an ocean solo
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The oldest person to row an ocean more than once

On 25 Jan 2020, Graham Walters (UK, b. 17 Jul 1947) departed La Gomera in Gran Canaria at the age of 72 years 193 days and completed a single-handed row to English Harbour in Antigua. His 95-day crossing was made on board Geary – a boat that the retired carpenter built himself at home and named in honour of his grandfather.

 


THE FIRST

 

First team of six to row from Europe to South America
The first team of six to row from Europe to South America was Ralph Tuijn (Netherlands), Niklas Persson (Sweden), Therese Lundgren (Sweden), Jacob Rothing (Norway), James Morissey (Ireland) and Denis Gorbyley (Russia) in their row from Portimao, Portugal to Remire-Montjoly, French Guiana with a pause at Mindelo, Cape Verde Islands for one day. They set off on 1st April 2019 and arrived on 21st May 2019 in a total crossing time of 50 days, 4 hours and 5 minutes in their boat Rose.

 

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First three brothers to row an ocean
The first three brothers to row an ocean are Ewan, Jamie and Lachlan Maclean (all UK) who rowed 2,550 nautical miles (4,722km; 2,934 miles) from San Sebastian, La Gomera in the Canary Islands to English Harbour in Antigua on board their boat Broar in 35 days 9 hours 9 minutes between 12th Dec 2019 and 16th Jan 2020.

 

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First brother and sister team to row across an ocean
The first brother and sister team to row an ocean are Anna (UK/USA) and Cameron (UK) McLean who rowed 2,550 nautical miles (4,722km; 2,934 miles) from San Sebastian in La Gomera in the Canary Islands to English Harbour in Antigua on board Lily in 43 days 15 hours 22 minutes between 12th Dec 2019 and 25th Jan 2020.

 

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OTHER RECORDS


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Most solo ocean rows completed by a rower
he most solo ocean rows completed by a rower is seven by Emmanuel Coindre (France) who rowed the Atlantic five times, the Pacific once and Indian once.
Coindre rowed the Atlantic E-W from Puerto Mogan, Gran Canaria to Guadeloupe in his boat Arc-en-ciel in 2001, the Atlantic W-E from Chatham, Cape Cod to I.d'Ouessant, France in his boat Ladybird in 2002t, the Atlantic E-W from Playa Santiago, La Gomera to Guadeloupe in his boat Ladybird in 2004, the Atlantic W-E from Chatham, Cape Cod to the Meridian of I.d'Ouessant, France in his boat Ladybird in 2004, the Pacific from W to E from Choshi (Japan) to Coos Bay, Oregon, USA in his boat Somewhere in 2005, the Indian E to W from Carnarvon, WA to Reunion Island in his boat The Lady in 2013-2014, the Atlantic E-W TW2, from Dakar, Senegal to Dégrad des Cannes, French Guiana in his boat Onoff in 2019
Note: Coindre’s 7th solo row in 2019 was his 8th crossing of an ocean solo under human power (1 - pedalling, 6 - rows on three oceans).


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Longest time rowed non-stop solo across an ocean
The longest non-stop time spent rowing solo across an ocean is 335 days 22 hours 30 minutes which was the time it took Jacob Adoram (USA) to row the Pacific E-W, who departed from Neah Bay, WA, USA on 7th July 2018 and arrived into Trinity Beach, Queensland, Australia on 8th June 2019 in his boat Emerson.

 

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THE IMPOSSIBLE ROW RECORDS

List of records by The Impossible Row is linked here

 
 
 
 
 
 

                      

 
 

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