- Fiann Paul, Tathagata Roy, Jeff Willis, Carlo Facchino, Tor Wigum
- 41:45 year(s):day(s)
- Norway ()
The highest average age for a team to row the Arctic Ocean Open Waters is 41 years 45 days (combined age: 205 years 224 days) at the start of the row, by Fiann Paul (Iceland, b. 15 August 1980; 36 years 339 days), Tathagata Roy (India, b. 6 September 1983; 33 years 317 days), Jeff Willis (UK, b. 25 May 1961; 56 years 56 days), Carlo Facchino (USA, b. 22 April 1975; 42 years 89 days) and Tor Wigum (Norway, b. 18 February 1981; 36 years 152 days), who rowed from Tromsø, Norway, to Hornsund, Svalbard, 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.