Ocean Rowing Society 1983

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To this day of October 1st 2022, there have been 1077 rows/human-power ocean expeditions attempts; 730 have been completed; 3 vessels are at sea; 1499 ocean rowers/explorers have successfully crossed an ocean, including 132 individuals, who achieved it more than once solo, in pairs or multi-crew teams; In total there were 298 female rowers/explorers and 1493 male rowers/explorers; 292 rows/expeditions are recorded as incomplete; 13 ocean rowers/explorers were lost at sea. 1,916,905 Total nautical miles (2,205,935 miles, 3,550,108 km) were successfully traversed by human-power and 167 years 101 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 114 83 21 10 107 79 20 8 7 4 1 2 19 16 1 2 14 13 - 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 718 592 74 52 568 468 58 42 150 124 16 10 244 201 18 25 168 138 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 54 49 5 - 22 19 3 - 32 30 2 - 54 49 5 - 22 19 3 - 32 30 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pair 14 13 - 1 6 6 - - 8 7 - 1 14 13 - 1 6 6 - - 8 7 - 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 82 75 6 1 36 32 4 - 46 43 2 1 78 71 6 1 33 29 4 - 45 42 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 14 13 - 1 6 6 - - 8 7 - 1 14 13 - 1 6 6 - - 8 7 - 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 83 76 6 1 36 32 4 - 47 44 2 1 79 72 6 1 33 29 4 - 46 43 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 -