Ocean Rowing Society 1983

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To this day of July 20th 2024, there have been 1221 rows/human-power ocean expeditions attempts; 846 have been completed; 6 vessels are at sea; 1777 ocean rowers/explorers have successfully crossed an ocean, including 173 individuals, who achieved it more than once solo, in pairs or multi-crew teams; In total there were 387 female rowers/explorers and 1734 male rowers/explorers; 311 rows/expeditions are recorded as incomplete; 14 ocean rowers/explorers were lost at sea. 2,224,364 Total nautical miles (2,559,752 miles, 4,119,522 km) were successfully traversed by human-power and 185 years 255 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 - 212 186 26 - 90 78 12 - 147 129 18 - 96 85 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 145 103 27 15 135 96 26 13 10 7 1 2 21 18 1 2 15 14 - 1 6 4 1 1 124 85 26 13 120 82 26 12 4 3 - 1
Five 21 16 2 3 18 13 2 3 3 3 - - 9 6 - 3 7 4 - 3 2 2 - - 12 10 2 - 11 9 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 824 667 95 62 664 534 79 51 159 132 16 11 266 220 19 27 182 150 11 21 83 69 8 6 558 447 76 35 482 384 68 30 76 63 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 - 212 186 26 - 90 78 12 - 147 129 18 - 96 85 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 145 103 27 15 135 96 26 13 10 7 1 2 21 18 1 2 15 14 - 1 6 4 1 1 124 85 26 13 120 82 26 12 4 3 - 1
Five 21 16 2 3 18 13 2 3 3 3 - - 9 6 - 3 7 4 - 3 2 2 - - 12 10 2 - 11 9 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 825 668 95 62 664 534 79 51 160 133 16 11 267 221 19 27 182 150 11 21 84 70 8 6 558 447 76 35 482 384 68 30 76 63 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 - - 2 2 - - 6 6 - - 3 3 - - 2 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Pair 3 2 - 1