Rowing World Best

World Records as such are not recognized by the International Rowing Federation because of the great differences affecting the various courses. Only World Best times are counted and the condition is that the race must have taken place at a course that have held World Championships, Olympic Games or World Cups since 1980.

The German eight is celebrating their new world best in Poznan in 2017. (Source:


1x Robert Manson NZL 6:30,74 20170618 Poznań, POL
2- Hamish Bond, Eric Murray NZL 6:08,50 20120728 London, GBR
2+ New Zealand NZL 6:33,26 20140829 Amsterdam, NED
2x Martin Sinković, Valent Sinković CRO 5:59,72 20140829 Amsterdam, NED
4- Great Britain GBR 5:37,86 20120525 London, GBR
4+ Germany GER 5:58,96 19910824 Wien, AUT
4x Netherlands NED 5:32,03 20210728 Tokyo, JPN
8+ Germany GER 5:18,68 20170618 Poznań, POL
LM1x Jason Osborne GER 6:41,03 2018 Plovdiv, BUL
LM2- Simon Niepmann, Lucas Tramer SUI 6:22,91 20140829 Amsterdam, NED
LM2x Fintan McCarthy, Paul O’Donovan IRL 6:05,33 20210728 Tokyo, JPN
LM4- Denmark DEN 5:43,16 20140829 Amsterdam, NED
LM4x Greece GRE 5:42,75 20140829 Amsterdam, NED
LM8+ Germany GER 5:30,24 19920813 Montreal, CAN


1x Rumjana Nejkova BUL 7:07,71 20020921 Sevilla, ESP
2- Grace Prendergast, Kerri Gowler NZL 6:47,41 20210728 Tokyo, JPN
2x Olympia Aldersey, Sally Kehoe AUS 6:37,31 20140829 Amsterdam, NED
4- New Zealand NZL 6:14,36 20140829 Amsterdam, NED
4x China CHN 6:05,13 20210728 Tokyo, JPN
8+ Romania ROU 5:52,99 20210728 Tokyo, JPN
LW1x Zoe McBride NZL 7:24,46 20150620 Varese, ITA
LW2- Eliza Blair, Justine Joyce AUS 7:18,32 19970906 Aiguebelette, FRA
LW2x Federica Cesarini, Valentina Rodini ITA 6:41,36 20210728 Tokyo, JPN
LW4x Netherlands NED 6:15.96 20140829 Amsterdam, NED

Zoe McBride eradicated a 21 year old best when she rowed 7:24,46 in the womens lightweight single sculler in Varese on June 20th 2015. (Source: