- Fiann Paul, Tathagata Roy, Jeff Willis, Carlo Facchino, Tor Wigum
- 2.557 nautical mile(s) per hour or knot(s)
- Norway (Hornsund)
The fastest recorded row on the Arctic Ocean Open Waters was achieved at an average speed of 2.557 knots (4.73 km/h; 2.94 mph) by a team of five: Fiann Paul (Iceland), Tathagata Roy (India), Jeff Willis (UK), Carlo Facchino (USA) and Tor Wigum (Norway), who rowed 824 km (445 nautical miles) from Tromsø to Hornsund, Svalbard, Norway, land to land - as part of their row from Tromsø to Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway - in 7 days 6 hr 49 min between 20 and 27 July 2017 on board Polar Row.
The definition of "Rows on the Arctic Ocean Open Waters" applies only to pure rowing expeditions across major water basins above the Polar Circle from land to land, excluding any use of sail, paddling on kayaks or canoes, as well as rows around islands, within archipelagos and coastal rows, i.e., within the vicinity of land and with the possibility to get ashore.