Mission Atlantic girls you are doing fantastically!! Very nearly there....just a little way to go now, what a marvellous achievement. Have a great party when you get there. Trish x
Trish, 19 Mar 2010 13:03 GMT
Adam and Jimmy!
Sterling effort boys, only a few more days slogging and success will be yours. And loving the picture of your bare ass Racks ;)
andrew jones, 19 Mar 2010 12:58 GMT
Pete, at this rate of knots you might have to deploy the sea achor or you could over shoot the mark!!! Amazing progress, stay strong. Good luck.
Johann A, 19 Mar 2010 12:46 GMT
Neil and Dean!
Not far to go now til you reach finishing point and all your hard work will be over! Well done to you both :) xx
Kathryn, 19 Mar 2010 12:22 GMT
Hi Alex and Luke - get a move on you two - Alex your Mum and Dad will be on their way soon!! Row, row, row!!! You're doing fantastic! Sooooo proud of you!
Love Lyn, Rodger, Blaine and Christopher xxx
Lyn, 19 Mar 2010 12:21 GMT
Karen, Sarah, Jo and Kiley, Henk and I shared the same Hotel as Karens' Mam&Dad and since then, we follow every rowing inch!
There were tears in our eyes the moment we saw boats landing at English Harbour. So sorry we cannot welcome you, had to leave the Island on Wednesday 17th. But we will embrace you and we think what you did is the GREATEST! Succes with the last days.
marianne de graaff & henk de bruijn, 19 Mar 2010 12:21 GMT
Just as you celebrated 500 miles to go, I was celebrating having done 500 miles by commuting to work on my bike that I got this year! I've thought about you both when my speed had been very slow as a result of the head winds.
Keep going boys - we're still enjoying reading the interesting blogs.
Keep smiling - it's quite unlikely you'll get to experience anything similar again.
Jude and Doug
Jude and Doug, 19 Mar 2010 12:19 GMT
Go Steve and Richard in No Fear, you're nearly there guys and can't wait to buy you and ice cold bear when I see you again Rich!
Iain, 19 Mar 2010 12:00 GMT
Our bruised & battered Pete, can sure take the heat, even on his seat, he is our hero, hard to beat. No defeat, victory is concrete. Woohoo get ready folks our 2nd time round small town boy is coming home soooon. Someone please book me a flight to come share in your delight xxxx Tess from Nyamazela land
Tess Mills, 19 Mar 2010 11:56 GMT
Mike & Si
Wow you guys are really flying, that finishing line well in sight. Just few more days to go. Really admire you both. I bet you've got some amazing stories to tell when your back home. Enjoy these last couple of days
Mary, 19 Mar 2010 11:34 GMT
Great last 24hrs rowing really pushing the envelope. Guess you can smell the rum by now and look forward to having a Sunday off.
Pam may have to tie your hands as your muscle memory may "keep rocking the Bed".
I may have a celebration nippy sweetie myself Saturday night just to keep you company.
May the easterlies fly you ashore quickly.
William Ferguson, 19 Mar 2010 11:28 GMT
Less than 100 miles to go now I bet, brilliant guys.xxx
Jan, 19 Mar 2010 11:23 GMT
Spirit of MA
Dean/Neil, 80 miles to go, you are the next ones due in,just keep up the effort for the next 24 hours and it will be party time 10th overall, 8th in class, unbelieveable, well done to both of you, what do I do now for 2 years ?
Steve.....Leeds, 19 Mar 2010 11:16 GMT
Well done Peter what an achievment , you do us proud Good luck with your last few miles Go For It !!
Peter A & Family
Peter Adriaens, 19 Mar 2010 11:04 GMT
VISION OF CORNWALL
COME ON BOYS YOU CAN DO IT NOT FAR NOW THE BEERS AWAIT AND SO DO ALL OF US KEEP PULLING ON THEM OARS Love from your families Mum & Dave
jackie cummings, 19 Mar 2010 10:41 GMT
Hi Rob and Stu. great to see the arrow pointing west again. keep going. be encouraged, love and prayers. God bless. Nigel
Nigel Rawlinson, 19 Mar 2010 10:30 GMT
GO PETE GO ... you are flying. Dig deep ... almost there
Riaan, 19 Mar 2010 10:06 GMT
Well done Seán & Tess,
Great mileage again yesterday and another big milestone approaching. All here asking for you and pass on their best wishes. Stay safe!
The Lyons Clan
The Lyons Clan, 19 Mar 2010 09:40 GMT
BRILLIANT Annie & Mel!! At this rate you'll be there on Tuesday. It would be great to announce at Ladies Dinner that evening. WOWEE! You're really flying.. Luv Mike
MIKE, 19 Mar 2010 09:39 GMT
Good morning from a sunny Stockport. James we continue to think and pray for you and your back. I start my radio show in a week so it looks like you wont be back for an interview James!
How do you get five donkeys on a fire engine?
Two in the front, two in the back, and one on the roof going EE-AW-EE-AW
See you soon xx
Andrew, Sarah and MArissa, 19 Mar 2010 09:12 GMT
James and Adam
well done... almost there. Just a few more days!!
Love Liz and Mike XX
Mike and Liz , 19 Mar 2010 08:45 GMT
go go mission atlantic almost there now
keep up the hard work for the last few miles
love and hugs
loz, 19 Mar 2010 08:16 GMT
Dream Maker, Congratulations!What a fantastic row against all the weather could throw at you. Well done Mick and Lia hope you enjoy a well earned rest even if life is a little wobbly at first! Love from all the Parkers alias the slightly obsessive red dot watchers!
Annette & Adrian Parker, 19 Mar 2010 07:53 GMT
Dream It, Do It.
Woo hoo Rog...full steam ahead!!!
So pleased for you!!
Take care and stay safe!
Lots of love,
Lin and Den xxxx
Lin Rayment, 19 Mar 2010 07:30 GMT
BEECH BOYS: Absolutely fantastic news that Lydia will be able to be there for the finish! Thrilled for you all.
Hope you have much better wind direction and that James you're not too sore today. Keep up your great efforts to look after it. Give that one-handed physio a Hoot of Praise!
lots of love and prayers from us all
Warren Jill Daniel Evannie Anna and Lydia, 19 Mar 2010 07:28 GMT
You're so close now I'm sure you can smell land....knowing that Kim and Hannah are arriving in English Harbour today is obviously helping you push on...each stroke of the oar is one stroke closer to being with them again.
Your epic journey is almost over which is great news for you but I'm going to miss following that little dot across the ocean!
Stay safe and strong
Lots of love
Louise Goddard, 19 Mar 2010 07:08 GMT
At this rate you're going to need reverse jets so you don't overshoot the mark!! Jy is rerig die man van die oomblik!!
Dennis Donnelly, 19 Mar 2010 06:55 GMT
Pete, you're doing brilliantly, and have made such good progress. Is it because you know your incredible wife and child are waiting for you at the finish?! Keep strong. Fillet and Kim
Philippa, 19 Mar 2010 06:34 GMT
Kim & Pete this ones for you. When wil we see you at slummies airport? Need to prepare for the grand welcome again. What fun, i get goosie bumps just writing about it. Our African Nyamazela hero xx have a safe trip home & cant wait to hear your stories face to face xxxxx Tess Mills
Tess Mills, 19 Mar 2010 06:23 GMT
Congrats Tom & Rich. Xcellent crossing. There should be plenty celebrations in the harbour this weekend with some other crew arriving. Wish I could be there to share your victory with u. But blogging has to do. Have a fabulous peachy smiley face weekend xxx Tess from Nyamazela land
Tess Mills, 19 Mar 2010 06:22 GMT
Hi Pete. you are surely motoring now, the end of the race is near and so is your amazing wife and Hannah, now that should be the motivation you need to really "klap" those last miles.
May our Lord continue to watch over you and bring you home safely
marion, 19 Mar 2010 05:48 GMT
Pete v KETS on Nyamezela
Thats speed bugger, 2.31 knots
I`ve been busy with a show at CTICC, where we met
154 NM to go. GOD SPEED and give that lovely wife and your daughter a big hug. Mate, loose that beard as soon as you can
carl reiche, cape town, 19 Mar 2010 05:29 GMT
Mick & Lia. Fantastic news , Well done. What an "OARSOME" Challenge!
Guy & Ans Chilvers, 19 Mar 2010 03:07 GMT
Neil & Dean
Congratulations to you lads.
See you in Antigua.
Eric Gyllenship, 19 Mar 2010 02:08 GMT
WOT no blog???
Just because you guys have finishd doesn't mean us dot watches aren't keen to know about the finishing moments and your feelings. Get on there you champions - you are brilliant, brilliant people. I think you have been fantastic, and i for one envey you enormously. YOU ARE MY HEROS
Graham from Rayeigh Round Table
Graham, 19 Mar 2010 00:47 GMT
Tom and Rich: Congratulations, well done!
Michael and Josephine Baron,USA, 18 Mar 2010 23:58 GMT
Hi Mike & Simon,
Well done to you both. Your nearly there. Been following your progress and love Wednesday mornings on 'the Wave'. Dont know what we will talk about in school on Wednesday mornings when the race is over!!
Amanda, 18 Mar 2010 23:47 GMT
keep on going sean its a long time since you pulled the pints in mc nights man you got balls of steel not to mind heart . i will have a tequila when you finnish
donal mulcahy, 18 Mar 2010 22:53 GMT
Mission Atlantic Gals...
Wow...so so nearly there, watching your progress daily. So proud of your phenominal achevement.... Wow ! Enjoy the last few days and excited about seeing you soon....
love, love Heidi xx
Heidi, 18 Mar 2010 22:32 GMT
Hi Beechboys Awesome rowing again - hope those forecast waves speed you on your way. All sounds so exhausting from this end!!! Wish we could air drop you some more biscuits and jelly babies!!
We have moved into Autumn here - so cooler mornings - but often hot by the afternoon - but not up in your temperatures!!!
I noticed boat has gone through its 2,000 service - how about you 2?? !
Fantastic blogs still!!!!
Love, Gill,Mike, Katie and Hannah
Mike and Gill, 18 Mar 2010 22:25 GMT
Séan I can't believe how fast you're getting down the nm you will be down to three digits in no time spite E wind well done the KID stay positive keep you're mind on the finish
Eamon Russell, 18 Mar 2010 22:24 GMT
Congratulations Lia and Mick. A huge achievement.
Liz Ditton, 18 Mar 2010 22:23 GMT
annie mel. someone watching in Nepal.dont forget all the school kids up and down the uk.also must mention that a lot of charities are going to benefit from all you rowing contestants [a very big thankyou everyone] and well done where ever you are at this moment in time regards to you all pete
bristol balloon pete, 18 Mar 2010 22:08 GMT
Loving your blog Beech Boys - you will have to keep it up after you have returned. The easterlies look as if they are picking up and the wave direction is also turning towards the east so you should soon be surfing your way into Antigua. Yeeeh haaaaa! love from Taff and Karin
Taff and Karin, 18 Mar 2010 22:04 GMT
Go for it boys nearly there. Listen to you every wednesday on the wave. Unbelieveable achievement. So proud to say you are from wales. Hope you get there on sunday and see your families. xx
Delma Roberts and Lorraine Lloyd, 18 Mar 2010 21:46 GMT
annie mel you broke the 200 barrier absolutely brilliant. you should now feel the magnetic pull from english harbour the word is that the reception is awsome. the excitement is mounting as all boats near the destination. by the way i live near preston 180 from bristol.love pete.
bristol balloon pete, 18 Mar 2010 21:41 GMT
Mike & Simon(Pendovey Swift),
Not far now lads, brilliant effort, just keep thinking about that first beer!!! :-D
Russ Day, 18 Mar 2010 21:37 GMT
21.23 local time and I'm still not sure if you have finished as it says you are still a mile away .
Who cares , well done . Watch out for those first few steps .
Colin, 18 Mar 2010 21:25 GMT
Vision of Cornwall - Keep going lads, you are nearly there. You are doing amazingly well. So proud of you Ben. Keep rowing. Love and hugs. Helenxx
Helen Mildren, 18 Mar 2010 21:24 GMT
well done Tom & Will. what a fantastic effort. only a few miles to go now!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck boys - stick in there.
Philip & Catherine, 18 Mar 2010 20:51 GMT
Hi Phil & Skippy,
Hope you are ok, not far to go now theend is in sight. We are so proud of your achievement. Take care. See you soon.
Love Ali & Bernard xx
bernard & ali, 18 Mar 2010 20:31 GMT
Girls on Missy
Just over 100nm to go, so well done. Keep rowing, keep up the good work and you will be with your families and loved ones in no time.
Good to see those blogs still going through the support team, so thanks to all the people involved in this behind the scenes. Im sure the girls are very proud of all your efforts and us readers too.
Girls its been an amazing experience, and we are all very proud of you, sometimes I guess being on this side of the ocean, has just made us realise your an inspiration to us all. If you set your mind to something, you can do anything.
So a speedy return, hopefully a big party planned and we will see you soon. :)
Take Care & Stay Safe
Louise Turmaine, 18 Mar 2010 20:24 GMT
Luke and Macca in Yorkshire Challenger. Having lost (almost) everything at Cheltenham races this week, the last of the money is on you to pick up one more place! Go for it boys...
john and Wendy Knight, 18 Mar 2010 19:46 GMT
Well done lads nearly there, How's the rations hope you havnt had to start eating bits of each other yet!! And remember yellow sea water is the same as yellow snow!! Keep it up should be all finished over the weekend fantastic effort.
All the best Paul
Paul Jones, 18 Mar 2010 19:23 GMT
To Tom and Rich on Red Arrow WELL DONE, fantastic achievement. enjoy that first cold drink and the celebrations!
John & Tricia Ketchell, 18 Mar 2010 18:57 GMT
Wow, you've done some great mileage over the last few days. Can't be much longer. Remember, we are with you, urging you on with every pull of the oar.
coombe, 18 Mar 2010 18:46 GMT
Hi Norman and James
Antigua looks pretty close now on the progress map! Hope James' back is improving. Great news that Lydia will be there to greet you. We look forward to seeing you on your return and hearing all about your adventures. x
Mark and Gemma Miles, 18 Mar 2010 18:00 GMT
Hi Norman and James,
Great progress - we look forward to seeing you back in Coniston soon! All the best!
Katharina & Simon, 18 Mar 2010 17:48 GMT
almost within sight norman and james. have been following your progress every day. so proud of you both. love judy and ted x
judy dawson, 18 Mar 2010 17:31 GMT
Just wanted to say a MASSIVE congrats to Mick & Lia for a great achievement…I’m sure you must feel both relieved and elated at the same time, glad it’s over, time to reflect, lots of emotions, sore (!), dying for some decent for and drink, dying for ‘other company’(!)…but wow what a great sense of YOU’VE DONE IT!
Enjoy your time in Antigua before being reunited with your families and friends
julie buck, MATER, 18 Mar 2010 16:42 GMT
Tom and Rich - fantastic finish! No doubt your ocean friends will miss you but I bet there isn't a dry eye in English Harbour this afternoon! Can't wait to see the photos, the video, get the tee shirt......
Vivien W., 18 Mar 2010 16:37 GMT
Pete, we are SO PROUD of you - not far to go now. Looking forward to hearing ALL about it. Take care Jim, Penn, Murray and Bryden Armstrong
Armstrongs, 18 Mar 2010 16:21 GMT
Hi Tom & Rich,
Well done ! What an amazing effort. Loved the blogs, shared your highs and lows, laughed and cried. I'm exhausted !! from a stranger.
Carol, 18 Mar 2010 15:36 GMT
Hi Norman and James
We've just been reading your blog and
would love an invite to Joe's and Bubbles wedding!!!
If we can't make it please can we have a photo?
We all think what you are doing is amazing and an inspiration to us all!
Not too far to go now!! Keep rowing boys!
Best wishes Gilly Bennett and Year 6
Year 6 and Mrs Bennett at St. Joseph's School, Christchurch, 18 Mar 2010 15:26 GMT
I'm pulling for you brother...
Be well and stay safe..
Larry, 18 Mar 2010 15:19 GMT
Mick, brilliant effort! You have a lovely family waiting for you in Antigua. Enjoy the reception in English Harbour its amazing trust me!!
Jonnie (Patience), 18 Mar 2010 15:04 GMT
Hi Boys, nearly there, well done, so proud of the both of you, you have done so well and must be very proud of yourselves aswell. Keep going and look forward to a nice cold beer and shower at the end of it all, take care and lots of love Lizzi & Bill xxx
Lizzi & Bill Richardson, 18 Mar 2010 14:47 GMT
Phil and Skippy Vision of Cornwall
Your are in in the good direction now.
I am and we are still trusting in you both.
Jean-Noël, 18 Mar 2010 14:36 GMT
Well done Mission Atlantic! you are so nearly there, keep going! You are all amazing and can't wait to hear you are safely back on land.
Jen x x
Jen Robinson, 18 Mar 2010 14:31 GMT
Hi Mel and Annie - Down to the last stretch now - terrific achievement - hope the bums are not too bad and keep looking forward to the celebrations at the end! Margaret
Margaret Sayer, 18 Mar 2010 14:28 GMT
You are my hero, Pete! Nearly at the end now. Just give it hell for a little while longer. See you at E.L. airport love Di le roux
Diane le Roux, 18 Mar 2010 14:27 GMT
Dean/Neil your update is in and your flying, you are 11th overall 8th in class and 120 to go, you can make the top ten cos theres a foursome just in front of you, looks like a sunday roast in English harbour for you 2, including YORKSHIRE puds however much you have made for charity you have fully deserved, very, very well done
Steve.....Leeds, 18 Mar 2010 14:16 GMT
Spirit of Manchester Hi Neil&Dean almost there now boys we're thinking of you every day well done Love John Jan Libby &Emily xxx
UNCLE jOHN, 18 Mar 2010 13:59 GMT
Cmon Yorkshire Challenger, downhill all the way?! Go guys x sue x
sue, 18 Mar 2010 13:53 GMT
Wish the 13.30 update wld appear. No work done 2day at the office, just googling the screen waiting to see the numbers left. Like an addiction. Pete, its Bills turn next year. U can teach him the tricks of the solo trashcan. Zoom in now & dont let me distract you xxxx Tess
Tess Mills, 18 Mar 2010 13:45 GMT
Hi Pete..Just spoke to Bill and he says you are doing well. Good going dude almost over now - you doing East London proud..again
Lawrence Boucher, 18 Mar 2010 13:20 GMT
keep er lit
from dan and philip again
dean, 18 Mar 2010 12:58 GMT
dan bowsers here
are you getting fed up u running low on supplies did ya have a few drinks on paddys well good luck
love from philip and dan
dean, 18 Mar 2010 12:57 GMT
Spirit of Montanaro
Doldrums gone: last stretch lads - soon be back on dry land - good luck for the final few days!
Alan & Maria Eveleigh
Alan & Maria Eveleigh, 18 Mar 2010 12:47 GMT
You are doing fantastic..distance getting shorter all the time.Best wishes and safe passage from Strandhill,Sligo
Tommy Cradock, 18 Mar 2010 12:39 GMT
hello boogie woogie i am a 5th grade girl who is reaserching your boat and i live in antigua i will be at your arrival . i admire your courage for rowing across the ALANTIC OCEAN
Lucky Eddi Prendergast, 18 Mar 2010 12:33 GMT
Go Peter Go !!!!!! You are so close now. You have done so well! Congratulations, you are amazing!
Lots of love, Nenette
Nenette Scott, 18 Mar 2010 12:22 GMT
spirit of montanaro,hi lad`s hope you are well,we can all see it has been a trying time for you the last few day`s but you are almost there!!,instead of around the world in eighty day`s ,it will be across the atlantic in eighty day`s,keep up the good work,best wishes phil
phil collins, 18 Mar 2010 11:45 GMT
Min dae bru, min dae.
You are now in the final straights with just a short sprint left.
Well done and we hope the last bit is smooth sailing.
See u back in slummies.
Cilliers, 18 Mar 2010 11:36 GMT
go atalantic waterbabes the end is in sight well done girls see you at the finish linexxxx
michael vieira, 18 Mar 2010 11:25 GMT
great going girls lmost down to under the 100 nm mark how great must that make you feel
I expect by the time you get this you will be almost, if not on dry land and starting those mega celebrations.
So come on girls dig deep with those oars and reemember with each stroke you are closer to home and your loved ones
lo, 18 Mar 2010 11:13 GMT
Spirit of MA
Dean/Neil with your tracking beacon not working your updates are behind but Woodvale say you are 12th overall, 9th in class, it seems that you will end up slaying the Welsh Dragons, !! though to be fair they are putting up a decent fight, you should be getting good easterlys so you can push on, just hope you don`t run out of steam cos your last week has been incredible, keep it up lads, P S wheres the Yorkshire Challenger gone ? they`ll be on the mobile trying to sell a car !
Steve........Leeds, 18 Mar 2010 11:06 GMT
Tom and Rich
Well done boys. Enjoy the celebrations. Been keeping up with your progress every stroke of the way
The blogs have been good - just don't write a book! Can't wait to see the photos.
Take it easy on the beer.
Steve and Jackie Green, 18 Mar 2010 10:42 GMT
Phil and Skippy Vision of Cornwall
The wind will bring you west directions, towards Antigua...
The wind is a kind of solar energy too...
When you stop rowing, you are gathering human so solar energy for the future...
Jean-Noël, 18 Mar 2010 10:13 GMT
YOU'VE DONE IT!!!!!!!!!
Well done Tom & Rich...
What a fantastic achievement.
Rayleigh Round Table salutes you.
Graham Wilkinson, 18 Mar 2010 09:54 GMT
DreamMaker,Can't believe you are nearly there, no doubt you will arrive whilst I'm at uni today. Have an amazing landing in Antigua. What a feeling! Take care,
annette& adrian parker, 18 Mar 2010 09:36 GMT
Ltd Intelligence, Dom,Andy,Paul. hearty congrats, you are so near to the finish, remember its not over till its over. wish i could be their to shake your hands. enjoy your success. Colin-Carole.
colin briggs, 18 Mar 2010 09:20 GMT
Keep going boys - the dream is nearly a reality!
Ned Crowe, 18 Mar 2010 09:17 GMT
been following your progress daily ,finally you're on the home straight may the wind be at your back. The Arch deTriomf and chequered flag are in sight.
Johann A, 18 Mar 2010 09:01 GMT
Come on boys! Willing you both on to that finish line, Mark
Mark Clayton, 18 Mar 2010 09:01 GMT
Good luck Spirit of MA - Nearly there lads!! Had you down as winning, can only assume that youve had some problems!! Only joking lads - What you two have achieved is brilliant, enjoy the finish line, it's going to be emotional!!!
Marshy, 18 Mar 2010 08:44 GMT
Keep going girls - well done! With you every mile. Willing you on!
Hugh Hicks, 18 Mar 2010 08:42 GMT
Vision of Cornwall
Keep at it Ben and Phil, Keep it up lads not far to go. Were all thinking of you. Sambo ,Rica ,Finlay, Otis.
sam cummings, 18 Mar 2010 08:34 GMT
Gee Pete U R flying, moved up 5 positions fr yesterday. Thats our man from Nyamazela land. The final spring & nobody can stop U. Kim & Hannah what an influence U have on this wonderboy of yours. Saturday/Sunday it should be Land Ahoy!!! Excellent performance & man oh so proud R we here at home. Keep flying......the mind is an amazing battleground & U sure know how to use it xxxx Tess Mills
Tess Mills, 18 Mar 2010 08:19 GMT
I have been following you all the way, you are a ledgend, makes our windpowered crossing of the Sahara pale in comparison. Min dae - vasbyt!!
Eric in Auz
Eric Pearson, 18 Mar 2010 03:35 GMT