Ocean Rowing Society 1983

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To this day of April 21st 2021, there have been 981 rows/human-power ocean expeditions attempts; 659 have been completed; 3 vessels are at sea; 1334 ocean rowers/explorers have successfully crossed an ocean, including 118 individuals, who achieved it more than once solo, in pairs or multi-crew teams; In total there were 252 female rowers/explorers and 1376 male rowers/explorers; 275 rows/expeditions are recorded as incomplete; 12 ocean rowers/explorers were lost at sea. 1,752,116 Total nautical miles (2,016,299 miles, 3,244,919 km) were successfully traversed by human-power and 2,185 years 101 days were spent at sea.
Ocean Direction Crew Attempts total Attempts independent Attempts in races
total completed incomplete total completed incomplete total completed incomplete
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 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 95 69 19 7 88 65 18 5 7 4 1 2 15 12 1 2 10 9 - 1 5 3 1 1 80 57 18 5 78 56 18 4 2 1 - 1
Five 16 12 2 2 13 9 2 2 3 3 - - 8 6 - 2 6 4 - 2 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 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 664 556 64 44 519 436 49 34 145 120 15 10 226 188 15 23 154 128 8 18 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 48 43 5 - 18 15 3 - 30 28 2 - 48 43 5 - 18 15 3 - 30 28 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pair 14 13 - 1 6 6 - - 8 7 - 1 14 13 - 1 6 6 - - 8 7 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Four 10 10 - - 6 6 - - 4 4 - - 6 6 - - 3 3 - - 3 3 - - 4 4 - - 3 3 - - 1 1 - -
Five 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - - - - - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 73 66 6 1 31 27 4 - 42 39 2 1 69 62 6 1 28 24 4 - 41 38 2 1 4 4 - - 3 3 - - 1 1 - -
Total Solo 48 43 5 - 18 15 3 - 30 28 2 - 48 43 5 - 18 15 3 - 30 28 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pair 14 13 - 1 6 6 - - 8 7 - 1 14 13 - 1 6 6 - - 8 7 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Four 11 11 - - 6 6 - - 5 5 - - 7 7 - - 3 3 - - 4 4 - - 4 4 - - 3 3 - - 1 1 - -
Five 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - - - - - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 74 67 6 1 31 27 4 - 43 40 2 1 70 63 6 1 28 24 4 - 42 39 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 1 - - 1 - - - - 1 - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - 1 - - - - 1 - - 1
Total 22 17 2 3 8 7 1 - 14 10 1 3 13 12 - 1 4 4 - - 9 8 - 1 9 5 2 2 4 3 1 - 5 2 1 2
Indian East to West Solo 18 14 4 - 8 6 2 - 10 8 2 - 16 12 4 - 8 6 2 - 8 6 2 - 2 2 - - - - - - 2 2 - -
Pair 11 10 1 - 5 4 1 - 6 6 - - 7 6 1 - 3 2 1 - 4 4 - - 4 4 - - 2 2 - - 2 2 - -
Three 1 1 - - 1 1 - - - - - - 1 1 - - 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Four 7 6 1 - 6 5 1 - 1 1 - - 3 3 - - 3 3 - - - - - - 4 3 1 - 3 2 1 - 1 1 - -
Seven 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 - - - - 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Eight 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 - - - -
Total 39 31 6 2 22 16 4 2 17 15 2 - 28 22 5 1 16 12 3 1 12 10 2 - 11 9 1 1 6 4 1 1 5 5 - -
Pacific East to West Solo 31 24 7 - 19 16 3 - 12 8 4 - 31 24 7 - 19 16 3 - 12 8 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pair 7 4 - 3 4 1 - 3 3 3 - - 6 3 - 3 3 - - 3 3 3 - - 1 1 - - 1 1 - - - - - -
Six 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - - - - - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 39 28 8 3 24 17 4 3 15 11 4 - 38 27 8 3 23 16 4 3 15 11 4 - 1 1 - - 1 1 - - - - - -
Mid-Pacific East to West Solo 14 11 3 - 5 5 - - 9 6 3 - 8 7 1 - 5 5 - - 3 2 1 - 6 4 2 - - - - - 6 4 2 -
Pair 13 6 4 3 8 3 3 2 5 3 1 1 4 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 - - 9 4 3 2 5 2 2 1 4 2 1 1
Three 1 -