Ocean Rowing Society 1983

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To this day of September 16th 2021, there have been 1004 rows/human-power ocean expeditions attempts; 675 have been completed; 3 vessels are at sea; 1371 ocean rowers/explorers have successfully crossed an ocean, including 125 individuals, who achieved it more than once solo, in pairs or multi-crew teams; In total there were 257 female rowers/explorers and 1389 male rowers/explorers; 278 rows/expeditions are recorded as incomplete; 12 ocean rowers/explorers were lost at sea. 1,777,312 Total nautical miles (2,045,294 miles, 3,291,582 km) were successfully traversed by human-power and 162 years 200 days were spent at sea.
Ocean Group Ocean Direction Crew Attempts total Attempts independent Attempts in races
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total male female mixed total male female mixed total male female mixed total male female mixed total male female mixed total male female mixed total male female mixed total male female mixed total male female mixed
Atlantic Atlantic East to West Solo 259 231 28 - 176 159 17 - 83 72 11 - 124 110 14 - 80 72 8 - 44 38 6 - 135 121 14 - 96 87 9 - 39 34 5 -
Pair 254 219 12 23 210 185 9 16 44 34 3 7 53 44 - 9 39 33 - 6 14 11 - 3 201 175 12 14 171 152 9 10 30 23 3 4
Three 16 10 3 3 14 8 3 3 2 2 - - 4 2 - 2 3 1 - 2 1 1 - - 12 8 3 1 11 7 3 1 1 1 - -
Four 96 70 19 7 89 66 18 5 7 4 1 2 16 13 1 2 11 10 - 1 5 3 1 1 80 57 18 5 78 56 18 4 2 1 - 1
Five 17 12 2 3 14 9 2 3 3 3 - - 9 6 - 3 7 4 - 3 2 2 - - 8 6 2 - 7 5 2 - 1 1 - -
Six 11 7 - 4 8 4 - 4 3 3 - - 10 6 - 4 7 3 - 4 3 3 - - 1 1 - - 1 1 - - - - - -
Seven 1 1 - - 1 1 - - - - - - 1 1 - - 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Eight 5 3 - 2 4 3 - 1 1 - - 1 5 3 - 2 4 3 - 1 1 - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ten 1 1 - - - - - - 1 1 - - 1 1 - - - - - - 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Eleven 1 1 - - 1 1 - - - - - - 1 1 - - 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twelve 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 - - - - 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 - - - - 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 - - - -
Fourteen 3 2 - 1 2 1 - 1 1 1 - - 3 2 - 1 2 1 - 1 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sixteen 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 - - - - 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 667 557 64 46 522 437 49 36 145 120 15 10 229 189 15 25 157 129 8 20 72 60 7 5 438 368 49 21 365 308 41 16 73 60 8 5
North Atlantic East to West Four 1 1 - - - - - - 1 1 - - 1 1 - - - - - - 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 1 1 - - - - - - 1 1 - - 1 1 - - - - - - 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
West to East Solo 50 45 5 - 19 16 3 - 31 29 2 - 50 45 5 - 19 16 3 - 31 29 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pair 14 13 - 1 6 6 - - 8 7 - 1 14 13 - 1 6 6 - - 8 7 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Three 1 1 - - - - - - 1 1 - - 1 1 - - - - - - 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Four 11 11 - - 7 7 - - 4 4 - - 7 7 - - 4 4 - - 3 3 - - 4 4 - - 3 3 - - 1 1 - -
Five 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - - - - - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 77 70 6 1 33 29 4 - 44 41 2 1 73 66 6 1 30 26 4 - 43 40 2 1 4 4 - - 3 3 - - 1 1 - -
Total Solo 50 45 5 - 19 16 3 - 31 29 2 - 50 45 5 - 19 16 3 - 31 29 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pair 14 13 - 1 6 6 - - 8 7 - 1 14 13 - 1 6 6 - - 8 7 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Three 1 1 - - - - - - 1 1 - - 1 1 - - - - - - 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Four 12 12 - - 7 7 - - 5 5 - - 8 8 - - 4 4 - - 4 4 - - 4 4 - - 3 3 - - 1 1 - -
Five 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - - - - - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 78 71 6 1 33 29 4 - 45 42 2 1 74 67 6 1 30 26 4 - 44 41 2 1 4 4 - - 3 3 - - 1 1 - -
South Atlantic East to West Solo 3 3 - - 3 3 - - - - - - 3 3 - - 3 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pair 3 2 - 1 2 2 - - 1 - - 1 3 2 - 1 2 2 - - 1 - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 6 5 - 1 5 5 - - 1 - - 1 6 5 - 1 5 5 - - 1 - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Around GB Clockwise Solo 5 5 - - - - - - 5 5 - - 5 5 - - - - - - 5 5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pair 4 3 1 - 2 2 - - 2 1 1 - 2 2 - - 1 1 - - 1 1 - - 2 1 1 - 1 1 - - 1 - 1 -
Three 1 - - 1 - - - - 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 - - - - 1 - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Four 11 9 1 1 6 5 1 - 5 4 - 1 5 5 - - 3 3 - - 2 2 - - 6 4 1 1 3 2 1 - 3 2 - 1
Six 2 - - 2 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 - - - - 1 - - 1 - - - - 1 - - 1
Total 23 17 2 4 9 7 1 1 14 10 1 3 14 12 - 2 5 4 - 1 9 8 - 1 9 5 2 2 4 3 1 - 5 2 1 2
Total Clockwise Solo 5 5 - - - - - - 5 5 - - 5 5 - - - - - - 5 5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pair 4 3 1 - 2 2 - - 2 1 1 - 2 2 - - 1 1 - - 1 1 - - 2 1 1 - 1 1 - - 1 - 1 -
Three 1 - - 1 - - - - 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 - - - - 1 - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Four 11 9 1 1 6 5 1 - 5 4 - 1 5 5 - - 3 3 - - 2 2 - - 6 4 1 1 3 2 1 - 3 2 - 1
Six 2 - - 2 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 - - - - 1 - - 1 - - - - 1 - - 1
Total 23 17 2 4 9 7 1 1 14 10 1 3 14 12 - 2 5 4 - 1 9 8 - 1 9 5 2 2 4 3 1 - 5 2 1 2
East to West Solo 262 234 28 - 179 162 17 - 83 72 11 - 127 113 14 - 83 75 8 - 44 38 6 - 135 121 14 - 96 87 9 - 39 34 5 -
Pair 257 221 12 24 212 187 9 16 45 34 3 8 56 46 - 10 41 35 - 6 15 11 - 4 201 175 12