Ocean Rowing Society 1983

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To this day of May 22nd 2022, there have been 1062 rows/human-power ocean expeditions attempts; 725 have been completed; 2 vessels are at sea; 1493 ocean rowers/explorers have successfully crossed an ocean, including 131 individuals, who achieved it more than once solo, in pairs or multi-crew teams; In total there were 294 female rowers/explorers and 1494 male rowers/explorers; 283 rows/expeditions are recorded as incomplete; 13 ocean rowers/explorers were lost at sea. 1,909,283 Total nautical miles (2,197,164 miles, 3,535,992 km) were successfully traversed by human-power and 172 years 260 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 271 240 31 - 185 166 19 - 86 74 12 - 132 115 17 - 86 76 10 - 46 39 7 - 139 125 14 - 99 90 9 - 40 35 5 -
Pair 267 227 15 25 221 191 12 18 46 36 3 7 56 47 - 9 40 34 - 6 16 13 - 3 211 180 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 113 82 21 10 106 78 20 8 7 4 1 2 18 15 1 2 13 12 - 1 5 3 1 1 95 67 20 8 93 66 20 7 2 1 - 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 717 591 74 52 567 467 58 42 150 124 16 10 243 200 18 25 167 137 10 20 76 63 8 5 474 391 56 27 400 330 48 22 74 61 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 53 48 5 - 22 19 3 - 31 29 2 - 53 48 5 - 22 19 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 80 73 6 1 36 32 4 - 44 41 2 1 76 69 6 1 33 29 4 - 43 40 2 1 4 4 - - 3 3 - - 1 1 - -
Total Solo 53 48 5 - 22 19 3 - 31 29 2 - 53 48 5 - 22 19 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 81 74 6 1 36 32 4 - 45 42 2 1 77 70 6 1 33 29 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 6 6 - - 1 1 - - 5 5 - - 6 6 - - 1 1 - - 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 24 18 2 4 10 8 1 1 14 10 1 3 15 13 - 2 6 5 - 1 9 8 - 1 9 5 2 2 4 3 1 - 5 2 1 2
Total Clockwise Solo 6 6 - - 1 1 - - 5 5 - - 6 6 - - 1 1 - - 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 24 18 2 4 10 8 1 1 14 10 1 3 15 13 - 2 6 5 - 1 9 8 - 1 9 5 2 2 4 3 1 - 5 2 1 2
East to West Solo 274 243 31 - 188 169 19 - 86 74 12 - 135 118 17 - 89 79 10 - 46 39 7 - 139 125 14 - 99 90 9 - 40 35 5 -
Pair 270 229 15 26 223 193 12 18 47 36 3 8 59 49 - 10 42 36 - 6