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  • Who: Erden Eruç

  • What: First person to row three oceans

  • Where: Madagascar

Erden Eruç (Turkey) is the first oarsman to conquer three different oceans: the Atlantic east to west from Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands to Guadeloupe in 95 days 22 hr between 29 January and 5 May 2006; the Pacific east to west from Bodega Bay, California, USA, to New Guinea in 312 days between 10 July 2007 and 17 May 2008; and the Indian Ocean east to west from Carnarvon, Australia, to Madagascar in 136 days 12 hr between 13 July and 26 November 2010. All rows were completed solo in Erden’s vessel, Around-n-Over.


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