First team of 16 to row any ocean

The first 16-man crew to row any ocean was that of the Big Blue, which crossed the Atlantic east to west from Tarfaya in Morocco to Barbados in the West Indies in 47 days 18 hr from 15 January to 4 March 2011. The skipper, David Davlianidze (Georgia), was joined on board the vessel by Ernst Fiby (Austria), Angela Madsen, Ryan Worth, Elizabeth Koenig, Aleksandra Klimas-Mikalauskas, Louise Graff (all USA), Liam Flynn (UK), Steve Roedde, Nigel Roedde, Dylan White, Zach Scher, Charles Wilkins, Sylvain Croteau (all Canada), Thomas Butscher (Switzerland/Canada) and Margaret Bowling (Australia).