GB Row is the ultimate rowing challenge. Complex tides and very changeable British weather mean good navigation skills are required, as well as the tactical ability to make the most of weather and sea conditions, which can be as important as a team’s strength, stamina and endurance. The race is organised by rowers who have been there themselves, meaning GB Row’s priority is to ensure teams have an enjoyable and safe race round the spectacular British coastline.
The first GB Row Challenge took place in 2005 when the four man team headed by William de Laszlo set a new World Record of 26 days 21 hours and 14 minutes for unaided rowing around Britain.
William de Laszlo
Event Owner of GB Row Challenge Ltd
Inaugural Guinness World Record Holder for GB Row and overall control of proceedings.
GB Row World Record Holder (2005)
Expert advice on crew preparations and challenges during the race itself.
Since 2005 GB Row events (run by Will and Jim) have taken place in 2010 and 2013.
Every event has seen Guinness World Records set or broken.
Entries are now open for GB Row 2021. Could you be a world record breaker?
RECORDS TO CHALLENGE
THE ISLANDERS, a 4 man crew, achieved the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD in June 2013 for “The Fastest Row around the British Mainland (men’s four)” in 26 days.
SAVOIR FAIRE, a 2 man crew from Salcombe Devon, achieved the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD in July 2013 for “The fastest Row around the British Mainland (men’s pair)” in 41 days.
THE SEAGALS, a ladies 4 crew, achieved the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD in Aug 2010 for “The fastest Row around the British Mainland (ladies four)” in 51 days
To qualify for the Guinness World Record, all rows must start and finish at Tower Bridge, London.
For more information about the rules and eligibility for the 2020 race please refer to Notice of 2020 GB Row Race