Guinness World Records Set by GB Row
In Memory of Angela Madsen
The first paraplegic to row an ocean solo, the only person to row on 3 oceans and to circumnavigate Great Britain in GB Row Challenge 2010
With extreme sadness it has been announced that Angela Madsen did not complete her solo row to Hawaii in June 2020. Angela was rowing The Pacific E-W solo from Marina Del Rey, California to Honolulu, Hawaii on board Rowoflife to become the oldest woman to row an ocean solo. Satellite tracking showed the boat appeared to be drifting mid crossing and with no communications received from Angela the US Coastguard tasked a C17 to over fly the boat. The plane saw Angela in the water, apparently deceased and tethered to RowofLife. The Cargo Ship Polynesia was tasked with the recovery of Angela’s body.
Angela loved being on the water and was the first paraplegic to row an ocean solo, the only person to row on 3 oceans and complete the circumnavigation of Great Britain in the 2010 GB Row Challenge Race.
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.