- Graham Walters
- 72:192 year(s):day(s)
- Canary Islands ()
The oldest person to make a solo human-powered ocean crossing is Graham Walters (UK, b. 17 July 1947), who was aged 72 years 192 days when he embarked on his successful single-handed row across the Atlantic from Gran Canaria to Antigua. He departed on 25 January 2020 and arrived on 29 April 2020.
Walters has previously rowed the Atlantic four times (1997, 2001, 2003/04, 2007). For his fifth crossing, he rowed from Pasito Blanco in Gran Canaria to English Harbour in Antigua. His 95-day crossing was made on board Geary – a boat that the retired carpenter built himself at home and named in honour of his grandfather.