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


STATISTICS OF OCEANROWING is the first and only site dedicated to the History of Oceanrowing.

It was created in 1997 in California by  American Tom Lynch,
 re-designed in 2000 by Ukrainian oceanrower Theodore Rezvoy
 The stats was built on information compiled mainly by
 D. H. (Nobby) Clarke (formally of Guinness Book of Records, UK),
 British oceanrowers Geoff Allum and Mike Nestor,
the founder of the Ocean Rowing Society British/American Kenneth F.Crutchlow
and Tatiana Rezvaya-Crutchlow
during the last 30 years.

To keep up with the modern oceanrowing statistics, Kenneth F.Crutchlow and team of -
 a handful of private individuals in the world, - have put in an enormous effort over many years.
All tables and information presented on this site are  sole ownership and copyright of

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However, any website may link directly to any part of the statistics page.

In the case of newspapers, newsletters or other media wanting to use any part of stats page,
please contact us to get permission:
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Last update Jan 11 2020

All Ocean Rowing Departures in Chronological Order


Completed Ocean Rows in Chronological Order

Incomplete Ocean Rows in Chronological Order


To this day of January 11th 2020, there have been 858 attempts to row an ocean;
544 rows have been completed;
41 ocean rowboats are at sea;

1079 ocean rowers have successfully rowed an ocean,
including 70 individuals, who rowed an ocean / oceans more than once solo, in pairs or multi-crew teams;

276 rows are recorded as incomplete.
9 ocean rowers were lost at sea.

Ocean Rows    Ocean  Rowers     Crossing Time


Ocean rows

Ocean Rows Completed  (by oceans and categories)
Ocean Rows Incomplete  (by oceans and categories)
The Longest Incomplete Rows
Statistics of All Ocean Rows in Figures
Index of successful  ocean rows by oceans and categories

Atlantic Ocean

Atlantic East to West

Atlantic West to East

Solo Rows Solo Rows
Pairs Rows Rows West to East
"Trade Winds 2"  Solo Rows  
Rows from: Rows from:
Canary Islands and Morocco  Canada 
Gran Canaria   ●   Tenerife  ●  La Gomera  USA
La Palma & El Hierro  ● Morocco Cape Cod Area ● NY Area
Northern Europe  
Cape Verde and Senegal (Trade Winds 2)  
Rows to:  
Antigua   ●   Barbados   ●  Solo to Barbados   
Guadeloupe & Martinique and other West Indies  
South America  ●  North America  
Ocean Rows by Country  
Ocean Solo Rows By Country  

Pacific Ocean

Indian Ocean

Pacific Ocean Rows

Indian Ocean Rows

Mid-Pacific Ocean Rows

Ocean Rows from / to Australia & NZ  and Trans-Tasman Rows

Arctic Ocean Around Britain

Completed Solo Rows in/to Southern Hemisphere
 (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian oceans and Tasman Sea)





Ocean rowers

List of Oceanrowers (rows completed) - country, year of row, image 
List of Oceanrowers (rows incomplete)

Rowers who were the first

Lost at sea
Multiple crossings by one person
List of ocean rowers who rowed an ocean / oceans twice or more with age at the start
List of ocean rowers with two or more ocean crossings in consecutive years


Oceanrowers by Country

Ocean Solo Rows By Country

Women ocean rowers

Ocean rows by women

Ocean rows by women Solo  
Ocean rows by all-female Pairs 
Ocean Rows in Mixed Pairs  
Ocean Rows in Mixed Fours  
Rows by related persons (out of date)
 Date of birth & row; age at the start     A - C       D - J       K - P      Q - Z
The youngest and the oldest rowers and teams (by oceans, categories and gender)
The youngest and the oldest related Pairs 
Age of solo rowers at the start
Oceanrowers over 50 years old
From Europe to South America rowers' age

Around GB - rowers' age


Returned, rescued, lost at sea (out of date)



Crossing Time

Longest distance in 24 hours (all routes)  
Atlantic East to West
"Trade Winds I"  
Holders of World Records  
Club "Under 41"  
The fastest 13 boats  
Club "Under 45"


Crossing time of less than 45 days Club "100+"
  Ocean rows of more than 100 days:
Club "Under 60"  in decreasing order
Crossing time of less than 60 days - Pairs in order of departure
in races             ● independent from Canary Islands
Crossing time less than 60 days - Solos  

 All Oceans

"Club 100+"

Ocean rows of  more than 100 days  in decreasing order Solo rows of more than 100 days  in decreasing order
Ocean rows of more than 100 days  in order of departure Solo rows of more than 100 days  in order of departure

"Club 180+"

Ocean rows of more than 180 days

Solo rows of more than 180 days


"Club 250+"

The longest total time at sea ( 250+ days)


Ocean Explorers Grand Slam

Open Waters Row on 5 oceans


Ocean rowboats (out of date)

Types of Ocean rowboats

       Ocean rowboats, that changed their names or rowers







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