Ocean Rowing Society 1983

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To this day of November 28th 2021, there have been 1008 rows/human-power ocean expeditions attempts; 678 have been completed; 1 vessels are at sea; 1372 ocean rowers/explorers have successfully crossed an ocean, including 126 individuals, who achieved it more than once solo, in pairs or multi-crew teams; In total there were 258 female rowers/explorers and 1389 male rowers/explorers; 278 rows/expeditions are recorded as incomplete; 12 ocean rowers/explorers were lost at sea. 1,785,077 Total nautical miles (2,054,230 miles, 3,305,963 km) were successfully traversed by human-power and 162 years 116 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 260 232 28 - 177 160 17 - 83 72 11 - 125 111 14 - 81 73 8 - 44 38 6 - 135 121 14 - 96 87 9 - 39 34 5 -
Pair 254 219 12 23 209 184 9 16 45 35 3 7 53 44 - 9 38 32 - 6 15 12 - 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 668 558 64 46 522 437 49 36 146 121 15 10 230 190 15 25 157 129 8 20 73 61 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 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 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 263 235 28 - 180 163 17 - 83 72 11 - 128 114 14 - 84 76 8 - 44 38 6 - 135 121 14 - 96 87 9 - 39 34 5 -
Pair 257 221 12 24 211 186 9 16 46 35 3 8 56 46 - 10 40 34 - 6