Ocean Rowing Society 1983

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To this day of February 4th 2023, there have been 1094 rows/human-power ocean expeditions attempts; 732 have been completed; 13 vessels are at sea; 1502 ocean rowers/explorers have successfully crossed an ocean, including 136 individuals, who achieved it more than once solo, in pairs or multi-crew teams; In total there were 300 female rowers/explorers and 1521 male rowers/explorers; 296 rows/expeditions are recorded as incomplete; 13 ocean rowers/explorers were lost at sea. 1,924,732 Total nautical miles (2,214,942 miles, 3,564,604 km) were successfully traversed by human-power and 176 years 132 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 272 241 31 - 185 166 19 - 87 75 12 - 133 116 17 - 86 76 10 - 47 40 7 - 139 125 14 - 99 90 9 - 40 35 5 -
Pair 269 228 15 26 221 191 12 18 48 37 3 8 58 48 - 10 40 34 - 6 18 14 - 4 211 180 15 16 181 157 12 12 30 23 3 4
Three 23 14 5 4 21 12 5 4 2 2 - - 5 3 - 2 4 2 - 2 1 1 - - 18 11 5 2 17 10 5 2 1 1 - -
Four 116 85 21 10 107 79 20 8 9 6 1 2 20 17 1 2 14 13 - 1 6 4 1 1 96 68 20 8 93 66 20 7 3 2 - 1
Five 18 13 2 3 15 10 2 3 3 3 - - 9 6 - 3 7 4 - 3 2 2 - - 9 7 2 - 8 6 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 723 596 74 53 568 468 58 42 155 128 16 11 248 204 18 26 168 138 10 20 80 66 8 6 475 392 56 27 400 330 48 22 75 62 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 54 49 5 - 22 19 3 - 32 30 2 - 54 49 5 - 22 19 3 - 32 30 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pair 16 15 - 1 7 7 - - 9 8 - 1 16 15 - 1 7 7 - - 9 8 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Three 2 2 - - - - - - 2 2 - - 2 2 - - - - - - 2 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 84 77 6 1 37 33 4 - 47 44 2 1 80 73 6 1 34 30 4 - 46 43 2 1 4 4 - - 3 3 - - 1 1 - -
Total Solo 54 49 5 - 22 19 3 - 32 30 2 - 54 49 5 - 22 19 3 - 32 30 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pair 16 15 - 1 7 7 - - 9 8 - 1 16 15 - 1 7 7 - - 9 8 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Three 2 2 - - - - - - 2 2 - - 2 2 - - - - - - 2 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 85 78 6 1 37 33 4 - 48 45 2 1 81 74 6 1 34 30 4 - 47 44 2 1 4 4 - - 3 3 - - 1 1 - -
South Atlantic East to West Solo 4 4 - - 3 3 - - 1 1 - - 4 4 - - 3 3 - - 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pair 3 2 - 1 2 2 - - 1 - - 1 3 2 - 1 2 2 - - 1 - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 7 6 - 1 5 5 - - 2 1 - 1 7 6 - 1 5 5 - - 2 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Around GB Clockwise Solo 6 6 - - 1 1 - - 5 5 - - 6 6 - - 1 1 - - 5 5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pair 6 3 1 2 2 2 - - 4 1 1 2 4 2 - 2 1 1 - - 3 1 - 2 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
Five 2 - 1 1 - - - - 2 - 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - 1 1 - - - - 2 - 1 1
Six 3 - - 3 1 - - 1 2 - - 2 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 - - - - 2 - - 2 - - - - 2 - - 2
Total 29 18 3 8 10 8 1 1 19 10 2 7 17 13 - 4 6 5 - 1 11 8 - 3 12 5 3 4 4 3 1 - 8 2 2 4
Total Clockwise Solo 6 6 - - 1 1 - - 5 5 - - 6 6 - - 1 1 - - 5 5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pair 6 3 1 2 2 2 - - 4 1 1 2 4 2 - 2 1 1 - - 3 1 - 2 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
Five 2 - 1 1 - - - - 2 - 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - 1 1 - - - - 2 - 1 1
Six 3 - - 3 1 - - 1 2 - - 2 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 - - - - 2 - - 2 - - - - 2 - - 2
Total 29 18 3 8 10 8 1 1 19 10 2 7 17 13 - 4 6 5 -