The ORS Int. is the official adjudicator of ocean rowing records for Guinness World Records


(in order of the dates of arrivals)

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Arrivals in 2019:
(click on the name)

Talisker Whisky Atlantic Rowing Race

Patrick Bol, Lewis Knollman, Matt Wilds, Andrew Ruinoff

Christophe Papillon

Ralph Tuijn

Dawn Wood

John Wilson & Ricky Reina

Richard Allen

Alex Simpson & Jamie Gordon

Jérôme Bahuon

Lee Frank Spencer


Fedor Konyukhov

Ralph Tuijn

Mary Rose

Emmanuel Coindre

Jacob Adoram


RuiHan Yu

Shirley Thompson

Fiann Paul, Colin O'Brady, Andrew Towne, Cameron Bellamy, Jamie Douglas-Hamilton , John Petersen

Stu Morton




   Fiann Paul, captain (ISL), Colin O'Brady (US), Andrew Towne (US), Cameron Bellamy (ZA), Jamie Douglas-Hamilton (UK), John Petersen (US)


Days : hours : minutes

12  :  01  :  45  




have completed their row across Drake Passage from Cape Horn to Antarctic Peninsula.

That was the first completely human powered crossing of Drake Passage.

Fiann Paul became the first person to complete Ocean Explorers Grand Slam (to row on 5 oceans)
(note: Ned Gilette and a three person crew completed a hybrid crossing from Cape Horn to the outer islands of the Antarctic peninsula by rowing with the aid of a sailing mast in 1988.)


ORS tracking
 Blogs/social media:  Fiann >  Colin >  Andrew >  Cameron >  Jamie >  John >

Started their row from Cape Horn, Chile on December 13th, 2019 at 12:00UTC

Finished their row at Charles Point, near Cierva Cove, mainland Antarctic Peninsula
on December 25, 2019 at 13:45UTC

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  Shirley Thompson (Ireland))




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undertaken her second attempt to row the Atlantic E-W solo on board Amigo from the Canaries to the Caribbean in aim to become the oldest female (61yrs 229 days at the start) and the first Irish woman to row any ocean solo.
The current record of the oldest solo female oceanrower is 55 years 135 days, it has been held by Diana Hoff (the 2nd woman to row any ocean solo) for already 19 years -  since  2000

Started her row from La Restinga Marina, El Hierro on December 21, 2019 at 9:30UTC
Returned to land for repairs .
Stats of the oldest oceanrowers Oceanrowers 50+ (at the day of the start)
Female ocean rows Female solo ocean rows



  Stu Morton (UK)




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a former Royal Marines Commando undertook an attempt to row the Atlantic E-W solo from Lagos, Portugal to Miami, USA on board Soma to become the first person to row from Mainland Europe to Mainland North America non-stop.

Started his row from Lagos, Portugal on December 5, 2019 at 9:30UTC
Row over on December 17, 2019

From Stu Morton:

Unfortunately due to an unforeseen serious injury sustained whilst I was at sea I had to be rescued by the passing ship. Soma was rescued separately and we are both safe



   RuiHan Yu (China)



123 - 125

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undertook his second attempt
* to row solo across  the Pacific E-W from From Sausalito, California, USA to Australia.
* - In
July 9 2017 Ruihan started his 1st attempt from Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA.  and was rescued 50 km off the island of Maui, Hawaii... by mysterious coincidence -   on the 123rd day at sea

Started from Sausalito, California, USA on Jul 27, 2019 at 10:45UTC


RuiHan's vessel TARADUACU had capsized 360 nautical miles NNE of Kwajalein Atoll, he had lost all survival gear, including a life vest. Last seen by the C130 air crew on Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. clinging to the hull of his vessel. He reported that the engine was flooding, and the vessel was sinking lower in the water.
Friday, Nov. 29: The C130 crew returned to the scene from Kwajalein and spotted both the overturned life raft and the overturned, mostly submerged hull, but no sign of Rui-Han Yu.


Pacific Ocean Rows


   Jacob Adoram (USA) 



Days : hours : minutes : seconds

335 : 22 : 30 : 00

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Rowed solo across  the Pacific E-W  in a purpose built ocean rowboat Emerson from Washington State to Northeast Australia.

Started from Neah Bay, WA. USA on July 7, 2018 at 19:30GMT

Arrived to Trinity Beach, Queensland, Australia on 08 July, 2019 at 1800GMT

Longest time rowed non-stop solo across an ocean


   Emmanuel Coindre (France)



Days : hours : minutes : seconds
58 : 00 : 30 : 00

 ORS photo album (2001 - 2014)  

Rowed solo across the Atlantic E-W TW2, from Dakar, Senegal to Dégrad des Cannes, French Guiana to beat the current speed record set by Charles Hedrich (France, 2007)  - 36 days 06hrs 37min (Av.speed 2.415 knts)
to better his own record of
The only person to complete 6 solo ocean rows. It was Emmanuel's 7th solo row and 8th crossing of an ocean solo under human power (1 -pedalling, 6  -rows on three oceans)

Left Dakar, Senegal on April 17, 2019 at 8:00UTC

Arrived to Dégrad des Cannes, French Guiana on June 14, 2019 at 08:30UTC

The only person to complete 7 solo ocean rows

Atlantic E-W Trade Winds II Solo Multiple Crossings
(Atlantic + Pacific + Indian)
Pacific Ocean Rows


   Mary Rose (Australia)



Days : hours : minutes : seconds
11 : 20 : 10 : 00

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Attempted to row solo across the Mid Pacific E-W from California to Hawaii.


Started from Ventura, California on June 9, 2019 at 16:30UTC
Returned to Marina Del Rey, California on June 17, 2019.

Pacific Ocean Rows


    Charlie Martell (UK)



Days : hours : minutes : seconds

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attempted to row across the Pacific W-E solo, from Choshi, Japan to San Francisco on board Blossom in bid to become the first person to complete the crossing solo unsupported from land to land
Note: there have been only two successful rows on this route - by Gerard d;Aboville and Emmanuel Coindre. Both rowers were forced to accept tow in the vicinity of land due to life threatening weather conditions.

Left Choshi, Japan on May 23, 2019 at 6am UTC
Rescued on May 28, 2019 due to shoulder injury
Pacific Ocean Rows


   Ralph Tuijn, skipper (Dutch), Niklas Persson & Therese Lundgren (both
Jacob Rothing (NO), James Morrissey (IRE)  & Denis Gorbylev (RU)






are rowing the Atlantic E-W from Europe to South America, from Portimão, Portugal to Cayenne, French-Guyana.

 FB pages:  Ralph>   Niklas >  Therese>  Jacob>  James> Denis>

Left Portimão, Portugal on April 01, 2019 at 19:10UTC
Reached Cape Verde and called in for repairs on April 24, 2019.

Left Cape Verde on April  25, 2019 at 17:15UTC

Arrived to  Remire-Montjoly, French Guiana on May 22, 2019

Rows from Europe Rows to South America



   Fedor Konyukhov  (Russia) 


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Days : hours : minutes : seconds
154  :  13  :  37  :  00

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is rowing solo the South Pacific W-E from New Zealand to Cape Horn (the first stage of the planned three phases of the Around-The-World Row) on board Akros, purpose-designed by Phil Morrison and built by Rannoch Adventure.

Left Port Chalmers, South Island, NZ  on December 6, 2018 at 7:08UTC (20:08 local time)

On May 09, 2019 at approx. 18:00UTC
Fedor crossed the finish line of Diego Ramirez Longitude  ( 68.68W ) within vicinity of land
and with this
has officially completed his row across the South Pacific Ocean from west to east.

Took a tow of the support yacht at 20:45UTC.

Ocean Rows from/to Australia & New Zealand


   Jérôme Bahuon (France) 



Days : hours : minutes : seconds
60  :  05  :  50  :  00

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completed his solo row across the Atlantic E-W on the TW1 route, from the Canaries to the Caribbeans on board Tiwena

Left El Hierro on February 2, 2019 at 9:00UTC (t.b.c.)

Arrived to Martinique on April 3, 2019 at 14:50UTC


   Lee Frank Spencer (UK)



Days : hours : minutes : seconds

60  : 16  :  06  :  40

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former Royal Marines Commando and Guinness World Record holding ocean rower has completed his row across the Atlantic E-W solo from Portimao, Portugal to French Guiana to become the first physically disabled person to row any ocean solo from Europe to South America, from continent to continent

Left Portimao, Portugal  on January 9, 2019 at 12:00UTC
Stopped over for repairs in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria on Jan 22, 2019 at 12:40UTC

Resumed his row on  January 26, 2019 at 12:00UTC

Arrived in Cayenne, French Guiana on March 11, 2019 at 04:06:40UTC

Congratulations on becoming the First  Physically Disabled Person
to row an ocean solo from continent to continent;
on the longest solo row by a physically disabled person
on the fastest solo row from Europe to South America

Ocean Rows By Physically Disabled Rows from Europe
  Age of Ocean Rowers on Route from Europe


   Alex Simpson & Jamie Gordon (UK)



Days : hours : minutes : seconds
37  :  17  :  43  :  00

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have rowed the Atlantic E-W as a team Hyperion Atlantic Challenge from Gran Canaria to Barbados on board their open class rowboat Storm Adventures.

Left  Gran Canaria on January 29, 2019 at 09:35 UTC 

Crossed the finish line at PSC Barbados on March 8, 2019 at 03:18:45UTC

Congratulations on becoming
the fastest open-class Pair to row 2602 nautical miles on the Atlantic Trade Winds I Route at average speed 2.875 knots

Note: They have beaten the previous World speed record for open-class Pair on the Atlantic east to west by Jon Armstrong & Jordan Beecher (both UK) who rowed 2550 nautical miles from La Gomera to Antigua in 37days 8hrs 8min at average speed
2,845 knots between 14 Dec 2017 - 20 Jan 2018 on board Trident


Congratulations to Alex Simpson on becoming the youngest person to row oceans three times, being 27 years 4 days at the start of his last row

Note: The previous age record in this category was 27 years 84 days by Angus Collins


  Richard Allen (UK/Commonwealth)



Days : hours : minutes : seconds
76  :  02  :  12  : 00

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has completed his row of the Atlantic E-W on TW II  solo from Freetown, Sierra Leone to Georgetown, Guyana on board Rannoch R25 boat Tamu’kke.

Left Freetown, Sierra Leone at 19:08UTC on December 13, 2018
Arrived to Georgetown, Guyana on February 27, 2019 at 21:20 (t.b.c.) 


    John Wilson & Ricky Reina (UK)



Days : hours : minutes : seconds
88  :  09  :  22  :  00

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The Atlantic Avengers have rowed   the Atlantic east to west from Europe following the 2nd voyage of Columbus from Cadiz to Antigua

Departed Cadiz, Spain on November 27, 2018 at 7:23UTC  
Arrived to Antigua on February 23, 2019 at 16:45UTC
Rows from Europe Age of rowers on route
Europe - South America & Caribbean Islands



An annual race across the Atlantic E - W

La Gomera, Canary Islands
- Antigua, Antigua & Barbuda
Organized by Atlantic Campaigns
Started on December 12, 201818
Finished on Feb 27, 2019 at 4:12UTC

  Race entrants                  ●  Race tracker


   Dawn Wood (UK)



Days : hours : minutes : seconds

51 : 18 : 28 : 00

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has completed her solo row across the Atlantic E-W from Gran Canaria to Barbados on board True Blue

Left Pacito Blanco, Gran Canaria on January 5, 2019 at 9:02UTC 
Arrived to PSC, Barbados on February 26, 2019 at 3:30UTC
Atlantic TW1 Solo Rows Ocean Rows by Women
Solo Rower's Age Ocean Solo Rows by Women


   Christophe Papillon (France) 



Days : hours : minutes : seconds
64 : 08 : 30 : 00

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has completed his solo row across the Atlantic E-W from El Hierro, Canary Islands to Martinique. 

Left El Hierro on December 9, 2018 at 8:30UTC

Arrived to Le Robert, Martinique on February 11, 2019 at 17:00UTC

Atlantic E-W Solo Rows Rows from La Palma and El Hierro
   Rows to Martinique


   Ralph Tuijn (Netherlands)



Days : hours : minutes : seconds
10 : 30 : 00 : 00

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is rowing the Atlantic E-W solo from Europe to South America, from Portimão, Portugal to Cayenne, French-Guyana.

Left  Portimao, Portugal on January 21, 2019 at 11:00UTC 

Stopped over in Lanzarote on January 31, 2019  at 11:30UTC due to technical problems

Rows from Europe Rows to South America


Patrick Bol (Netherlands/United Arab Emirates), Lewis Knollman, Matt Wilds, Andrew Ruinoff (all UK/ United Arab Emirates)



Days : hours : minutes : seconds
24 : 03 : 53 : 00

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undertook an attempt to row the Atlantic on TW2 Route  in team Row4Ocean   from Dakar, Senegal to Paramaribo, Suriname on board a trimaran Year of Zayed.

Departed from Terroubi Hotel Marina, Dakar, Senegal at 12:07UTC on December 14,  2018

The row is over due to irreparable damage to rudder on Year of Zayed

On January 7, 2019 at approx 16:00 UTC the sailing vessel shadowing Year of Zayed, attached a tow line to the rowing boat