- Fiann Paul, Alex Gregory, Danny Longman, Sam Vye, Carlo Facchino, Tyler Carnevale
- 79° 55' 500'' N degree(s) minute(s) second(s)
- Norway ()
The northernmost recorded latitude from which a rowing vessel started a north-to-south row on the Arctic Ocean Open Waters is 79° 55' 500'' N, at the edge of the Arctic ice pack, by Fiann Paul (Iceland), Alex Gregory, Danny Longman, Sam Vye (all UK), Carlo Facchino and Tyler Carnevale (both USA) on 9 August 2017, during their row from Longyearbyen, Svalbard, to Jan Mayen Island, Norway, completed between 8 and 21 August 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.