Soloists Set Two Ocean Rowing Records

Emmanuel Coindre on a previous ocean row. Photo: Emmanuel Coindre

In the last month, rowing records have fallen in both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

Emmanuel Coindre – Only person to complete seven solo ocean rows

Forty-four-year-old Frenchman Coindre crossed the Atlantic Ocean from east to west in 57 days and 19 hours [Editors note: This time was corrected on 02/08/19]. Starting from Dakar, Senegal on April 17, Coindre went across the Atlantic and finished in the French overseas territory of Guiana, in South America, on June 14. He became the only person to complete seven solo ocean rows, bettering his own record, and completed his 8th solo crossing of an ocean in a leg-powered craft called a Hydrocycle.

Jacob Adoram – Longest Duration Non-Stop Solo Across an Ocean

Photo: Jacob Adoram

American fighter pilot Jacob Adoram has become the second person to row across the Pacific Ocean from North America to Australia non-stop. Adoram began in Washington State on July 7, 2018 and rowed west to Queensland Australia, which he reached last month after almost exactly 11 months at sea: 336 days, to be exact. He covered 11,499km.

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Ash Routen

Ash Routen

Ash Routen is an outdoor and adventure writer from the UK specialising in adventurous travel and expeditions, such as mountaineering, polar travel, and ocean crossings. Ash juggles a day job as a public health scientist with this second career in outdoor writing.

His words have featured in national newspapers, national and international outdoor and adventure magazines, and various websites. Bylines include Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, Outside Magazine, Rock and Ice, and Red Bull.

Alongside writing, Ash also spends some time undertaking his own adventures, and completed a 640 km foot crossing of a frozen Lake Baikal in 2018. His next arctic journey is a 700 km trek along the coast of Baffin Island in Canada.


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Coindre’s time is 57 days 19 hours