Ocean Rowing Society 1983

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To this day of May 23rd 2024, there have been 1211 rows/human-power ocean expeditions attempts; 843 have been completed; 1 vessels are at sea; 1768 ocean rowers/explorers have successfully crossed an ocean, including 172 individuals, who achieved it more than once solo, in pairs or multi-crew teams; In total there were 384 female rowers/explorers and 1719 male rowers/explorers; 308 rows/expeditions are recorded as incomplete; 14 ocean rowers/explorers were lost at sea. 2,213,874 Total nautical miles (2,547,681 miles, 4,100,095 km) were successfully traversed by human-power and 183 years 285 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 303 265 38 - 211 185 26 - 90 78 12 - 147 129 18 - 95 84 11 - 50 43 7 - 156 136 20 - 116 101 15 - 40 35 5 -
Pair 290 244 17 29 242 207 14 21 48 37 3 8 60 49 - 11 42 35 - 7 18 14 - 4 230 195 17 18 200 172 14 14 30 23 3 4
Three 39 23 11 5 37 21 11 5 2 2 - - 5 3 - 2 4 2 - 2 1 1 - - 34 20 11 3 33 19 11 3 1 1 - -
Four 143 101 27 15 134 95 26 13 9 6 1 2 21 18 1 2 15 14 - 1 6 4 1 1 122 83 26 13 119 81 26 12 3 2 - 1
Five 20 15 2 3 17 12 2 3 3 3 - - 9 6 - 3 7 4 - 3 2 2 - - 11 9 2 - 10 8 2 - 1 1 - -
Six 12 8 - 4 9 5 - 4 3 3 - - 11 7 - 4 8 4 - 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 821 664 95 62 661 531 79 51 158 131 16 11 266 220 19 27 181 149 11 21 83 69 8 6 555 444 76 35 480 382 68 30 75 62 8 5
North to South Pair 1 1 - - - - - - 1 1 - - 1 1 - - - - - - 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 1 1 - - - - - - 1 1 - - 1 1 - - - - - - 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total Solo 303 265 38 - 211 185 26 - 90 78 12 - 147 129 18 - 95 84 11 - 50 43 7 - 156 136 20 - 116 101 15 - 40 35 5 -
Pair 291 245 17 29 242 207 14 21 49 38 3 8 61 50 - 11 42 35 - 7 19 15 - 4 230 195 17 18 200 172 14 14 30 23 3 4
Three 39 23 11 5 37 21 11 5 2 2 - - 5 3 - 2 4 2 - 2 1 1 - - 34 20 11 3 33 19 11 3 1 1 - -
Four 143 101 27 15 134 95 26 13 9 6 1 2 21 18 1 2 15 14 - 1 6 4 1 1 122 83 26 13 119 81 26 12 3 2 - 1
Five 20 15 2 3 17 12 2 3 3 3 - - 9 6 - 3 7 4 - 3 2 2 - - 11 9 2 - 10 8 2 - 1 1 - -
Six 12 8 - 4 9 5 - 4 3 3 - - 11 7 - 4 8 4 - 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 822 665 95 62 661 531 79 51 159 132 16 11 267 221 19 27 181 149 11 21 84 70 8 6 555 444 76 35 480 382 68 30 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 17 16 - 1 8 8 - - 9 8 - 1 17 16 - 1 8 8 - - 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 85 78 6 1 38 34 4 - 47 44 2 1 81 74 6 1 35 31 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 17 16 - 1 8 8 - - 9 8 - 1 17 16 - 1 8 8 - - 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 86 79 6 1 38 34 4 - 48 45 2 1 82 75 6 1 35 31 4 - 47 44 2 1 4 4 - - 3 3 - - 1 1 - -
South Atlantic East to West Solo 6 6 - - 3 3 - - 1 1 - - 6 6 - - 3 3 - - 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pair 3 2 - 1