- Fiann Paul
- first first
- Norway (Longyearbyen)
The first person to row on four oceans is Fiann Paul (Iceland): he rowed across the Atlantic east to west (2011, team of six, on board Sara G); across the Indian Ocean east to west (2014, team of seven, on board Avalon); on the Mid-Pacific route east to west (2016, team of four, on board Danielle); and on the Arctic Ocean Open Waters south to north (2017, team of five, 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.