congratulations Sean, a fantastic achievement. John/Ursula Delaney. john delaney Désolé nous ne parlons pas Anglais, mais "congratulations" pour votre exploit et contents d'avoir été vos voisins a La Gomera début décembre 2009 Philippe et Francine de NACOUDA a la GOMERA Well done Sean, what determination you had on completeing yor nightmareish journey,it was a great pleasure in meeting you in Antigua and hearing about your battle across the Atlantic what a brave and courageous man you are also a credit to your Family.... All the best Bridget & Kevin Bridget & Kevin Pearce So delighted that you made it safely. Huge congrats....well done. You'll be wibbly-wobbly on land for a week! Sean and Aideen Killaloe Hello Sean, Just to say many congratulations on your achievement. I was there to witness your arrival, as I'd been sailing in ARW. It was an emotional moment for all those witnessing your arrival and I don't even know you! Congratulations again....amazing. Johanna Shaun, you really are a man of steel. Lookin forward to catching you at the prize giving. Tremendous! mike arnold Sean Job well done.!!!!Have enjoyed following your progress and monumental achievement. Good luck. Ian McGlade Congratulations Sean, a job well done.We are in awe at all the rowers achievements.Congratulations to you all.Also admiration of everyone involved on the organising teams.You all did an amazing job, with every competitor arriving safely. Brian King Cardiff Yacht Club,S. Wales. Brian King What an epic journey! It was a pleasure to meet you in La Gomera and I have watched you all the way. Well done Liz Scott (mighty bouche's Mum Liz Scott Comhgairdeas Sean, An maith go Deo. An gaisce deanta agat. Taimid an bhródúil gur as luimneach a Thainig Tu. go maireadh tu i bhfad. Frank Dennison Frank Dennison Abbeyfeale


Sean & Tess, still watching your amazing progress. Not much more to endure now. Keep your spirits up, so many people are wishing well and willing you on. It seems that Ireland is going to be rocking when you finally finish! All the best, Sheila Parker-Brown, CYC
Sheila Parker-Brown, 19 Apr 2010 15:00 BST

Hi Sean and Tess. We're willing you all the way to the finish which is getting so close now. Your journey has been so testing and yet you never let it beat you. Keep well and stay safe.
Amy and Gerry, 19 Apr 2010 10:24 BST

Sean on Tess
Great've reached the magical 450nm mark so it's downhill from here, or so they say!! Keep your spirits up, there's loads of people rooting for you, willing you to the finish line so
Stay safe and strong
Best wishes
Louise from a cold and wet Cape Town, South Africa
Louise Goddard, 19 Apr 2010 09:58 BST

Sean and James - rock on, you're so close now! wishing you fair winds and decent weather
sheila, 19 Apr 2010 05:24 BST

Truly amazing that you rowed your biggest daily distance at this stage...some strength of mind and body.Glued to your progress here.Good health and rowing for the coming days,
Tommy Cradock
Tommy Cradock, 18 Apr 2010 22:34 BST

Well done Leo congrats

enjoy that nice cold beer and a big big steak hope James and Sean join you soon.

Tom Mc Gowan
Tom Mc Gowan, 18 Apr 2010 21:36 BST

Come on Uncle Seán & Tess, you can do it, the dot is getting closer by the minute. Can't wait to see you and we will have a big party in Limerick when you get home, so hurry home!!!
Love Seán, Rónan & Darragh xxx
The Lyons Clan, 18 Apr 2010 19:37 BST

A very big well done Leo. Outstanding achievement! If you do the West to East route next.....or will it be Everest? Can I join you? ha ha . Top man Leo. All the very best. Charlie
charlie Pitcher, 18 Apr 2010 09:00 BST

Sean under 500nm to go,James you look so close on the website. You two are fantastic it must be so hard for you knowing the others are done but you will get there.dont know how the food is holding out but think of what awaits you on land. Loved ones good food cold beer and a soft bed.You can do it just keep pulling strong stay safe and well.Lee's mum

Sandra Fudge, 18 Apr 2010 08:58 BST

leo well done you have done it congratulations.Enjoy you're well deserved, hard earned rest.what an achievementcold beer,good food and a soft bed what more could you ask for.
Sandra Fudge, 18 Apr 2010 08:50 BST

Hi Sean/Tess,
Congratulations you passed the 500 miles mark. Excellent progress the last 24 hrs.Well done you will make it. Keep going,best wishes Hans
Hans, 18 Apr 2010 08:43 BST

Great job, Team Boogie Woogie. Congratulations. We're glad to see you are safe and have been so successful, Ole. "Good on you, both". Give us a call when you get home and tell us all about it.
Harry & Yvonne Spies, 18 Apr 2010 07:17 BST

Sean, you have really done well, your almost home and then the celebrations can begin, the menu could well be garlic chips with cheese if Chloes got anything to do with it. We're all really proud of what you have accomplished, but first come home safe and sound, and then revere us with the stories of the most memorable trip of a lifetime! As always take care of yourself, & see you soon,,
Trudy, Stephen, Jason, Evan, Alison, 18 Apr 2010 00:35 BST

well done Sean, are you starting to feel land at your back getting closer every day. will have to make a trip down to the Club to hear all your stories. Best wishes, Arthur.

Arthur O'Brien, 18 Apr 2010 00:05 BST

Well done Leo congratulations we are so proud of you, not long to go now James and Sean watching you guys every day..
Dean & Neil (Spirit of MA), 17 Apr 2010 23:48 BST

To Sean & Tess. Keep up the good work. You're on the home stretch. Looking forward to seeing you. Love Mam & Dad xxxx
Mam & Dad, 17 Apr 2010 21:37 BST

You did it!!! Alot to be proud off and a monumental effort!!! Have been an armchair follower of you guys. Well done and enjoy the down time.
Ian McGlade, 17 Apr 2010 15:51 BST


Looking forward to speaking with you when you get back to Marshfield.

Capt Lou
Nautical Talk Radio
Capt Lou, 17 Apr 2010 15:19 BST

Boys, Leo, James and Sean... I'm glued to the screen. One of you has met up with the mermaid I met.?. Come on now, tell us the truth. I thought she'd catch one of us. So who is the lucky man?? Missing you. Charlie
charlie Pitcher, 16 Apr 2010 21:51 BST

Way to go Leo
You da sculler!!
Mark Stratton, 16 Apr 2010 21:16 BST

Well done Leo - hope you're enjoying your amazing achievement. Glad you're safe in Antigua now.
Tracey, 16 Apr 2010 20:25 BST

Once around Guadeloupe then head for the garage...well done!!!
Ian Hamby, 16 Apr 2010 19:29 BST

We are just back from Florida and looked you up as soon as we came in the door.Delighted with your progress..its all down hill now safe journey and speedy landfall..Marie and Liam Rossbeigh
Liam marie Skinner, 16 Apr 2010 19:15 BST

Congrats leo. you guys rowing solo really deserve the praise you will no doubt recieve! Fantastic achievement!! Hope you are enjoying Antigua, friends and family, and the pleasure of air conditioning!!! Mike.
Mike Arnold., 16 Apr 2010 15:13 BST

Leo, I can only say what everyone else is saying Congratulations...You are mentally and physically a very strong person.
I myself am very, very proud of you.
See you next week.
Love & Prayers,

Mimi, 16 Apr 2010 15:02 BST

What an amazing achievement!! Looking forward to hearing all about your adventure!
Jackie, 16 Apr 2010 14:57 BST

Sorry I couldn't be there to greet you. That was an amazing show. Leo. You kept me watching the whole time. You did a really amazing thing for all of us old guys, thanks.
Mike, 16 Apr 2010 13:17 BST

Hip hip hurray. Do not forget to call back WROR and let them know.
stan, 16 Apr 2010 12:27 BST

Hi Seán,
Take the next couple of days to rest up while on para, kids getting really excited now watching the dot on the final leg of this great adventure. Stay safe!
Love Brigid, Adrian, Seán, Rónan & Darragh xxxxx
The Lyons Clan, 16 Apr 2010 12:20 BST

Well done Leo, enjoy the celebrations!!!
The Lyons Clan (Seán's Family!)
The Lyons Clan, 16 Apr 2010 12:18 BST

uncle leo, i would say unbelievable that you made it but it isbelievable! i new you would make it! congrats!!!! cant wait to see you and hear all about your journey of a lifetime. you should be so proud !!!! love eric, robin,shane and tyler.
eric altenbach, 16 Apr 2010 09:57 BST

And then there were two ! James & Sean - you can do it guys, we're with you till the end. Keep safe, keep well.
John & Tricia Ketchell, 16 Apr 2010 08:53 BST

Leo, CONGRATULATIONS, what a truly awesome achievement, we are so so pleased for you. Relish the celebrations, then some rest. James's mum & dad.
John & Tricia Ketchell, 16 Apr 2010 08:36 BST

Steve, 16 Apr 2010 05:44 BST

Your almost on land Leo. A fruity drink in your hand, a cigar ablaze, and more importantly ground under your feet! I knew your choice would be to get to Antigua however you could, and damn it you're about to do it! What an amazing trip! We're all proud of you, and definitely impressed!!!! When you hit land, smile turn to the ocean and laugh, cause you kicked it's ass!

Jeff W.., 15 Apr 2010 23:48 BST

To Sean & Tess. Hope you enjoyed the flying fish. Not as good as Donkey Fords? We are thinking of you. Keep safe and get home to us soon. Miss and love you xxx
Mam & Dad, 15 Apr 2010 22:32 BST

The KID one of you're last hurdles or milestones
Eamon Russell, 15 Apr 2010 22:29 BST

Antigua is getting closer to you. Keep going.

Chrys, 15 Apr 2010 22:27 BST

Kevin N, 15 Apr 2010 21:52 BST

Leo - You are inspirational. 8 more miles! Ted Pembroke MA
Ted McLaughlin, 15 Apr 2010 20:06 BST

Leo a hearty Congrats to you on your accomplishment. Not bad for a Yankee fan.
Ernie Moran, 15 Apr 2010 18:49 BST

Congratulations Leo, a remarkable achievement.
Paul Dunne, 15 Apr 2010 18:16 BST

Congratulations!!!! What an accomplishment. Glad you made it safe and sound.
Ruth May, 15 Apr 2010 18:12 BST

Hi Seán, Great mileage again today, the home stretch is within sight. Everyone here asking how you are getting on and wishing you the very best. Not too long more now, keep her lit!
Love Brigid, Adrian, Seán, Rónan & Darragh xxxxx
The Lyons Clan, 15 Apr 2010 18:09 BST

Last stretch of open water Leo. Although maybe you don't think of it like that anymore after being in the mid Atlantic!
Your looking great. Take it home now!
Mike R-B, 15 Apr 2010 14:54 BST

Wow Leo just think you'll be on dry land tomorrow...fresh fruit, cold drinks with ice cubes......i'm liking the fact that you're squeezing in a small carribean cruise on your way into Antigua.....doing it in style. Have been thinking of you the whole way and seeing how you're getting on. Keep strong and happy...enjoy every minute you have left because if you're any thing like me you'll get back to normal life and still wish you were out in that boat again......Sarah x (aka charades queen !!!)
Sarah and the Jersey girls, 15 Apr 2010 08:36 BST

Nearly there Sean, your getting closer to home each day, it won't be long before you leo and james will be in Antigua, stay safe for the last few days of the journey, ye are nearly there, hope weather improves for ye, x x x
donna mc gowan, 14 Apr 2010 23:43 BST

Sean on Tess,another couple of good days under your belt.Grit your teeth and pull for your dream.Following you all the way.Stay positive,you will achieve your goal.Good Luck, stay safe.B.K. C.Y.C.
Brian King, 14 Apr 2010 20:39 BST

Hey Leo, From the sat pics, it looks like you're at a dock on a small island off Guadeloupe!! Have fun, you've earned it!!
Tommy, 14 Apr 2010 19:08 BST


Just a few more days and you will be back with your family. Words fail me still when i think of your courage and strength of mind.
Stay safe.
Reidys clarecastle
Reidy family, 14 Apr 2010 17:47 BST

What a fantastic achievement. Your progress over the past few days has been great. Looking forward to seeing you arrive safely in harbour.

Beth on Grand Canal!, 14 Apr 2010 17:38 BST

Hi Leo. You're in the very last leg of this tremendous journey and I just wanted to give you one last shout out to wish you well and a peaceful trip into safe harbor. Thanks Leo for all that you've given your "land" audience these last months. We are all so proud of you on this great accomplishment.
Peg Donaher
Peg Donaher, 14 Apr 2010 16:29 BST

The end is in sight! You are amazing. I leave for China tonight and I will be monitoring your final miles by satellite. Go Leo!
Mimi, 14 Apr 2010 14:51 BST

On the map it looks like you have land in site! I hope that has you pumped up.
Just have to get to the right harbor now. Keep your eye on the finish, and keep going, get that bow over the line, so close, you will make it!
Mike R-B, 14 Apr 2010 14:38 BST

Leo, Been watching and reading the heartfelt messages to you. Words cannot express the feelings except for the tears. Love you, Charlotte
charlotte rosati, 14 Apr 2010 14:30 BST

Congratulations, Leo. You made it. You are now the oldest American to row across the Atlantic Ocean. Holy Cow. Truly and utterly amazing. Good going, brother.
Netta Vercollone, 14 Apr 2010 13:57 BST

Stort tillykke til Ole og Brian, Boogie Woogie.

Anna og Ole, 14 Apr 2010 11:18 BST

Munster is shouting for you, and wish you a safe final few miles so you can get home and shout for Munster. Like you, they need all the support they can get to go to Paris and bring back the cup!! You, like they, are our heros.
Ber, 14 Apr 2010 10:38 BST

Hi Sean,

You made great progress last night, such determination to keep going, we are so proud of you. Stay safe.
Natalie McGowan, 14 Apr 2010 09:42 BST

Well done!! I've been following your progress from day one. You've made New England proud.
Mike from Plymouth,MA, 13 Apr 2010 23:21 BST


Looking good! On the map it looks like your sightseeing in the Caribbean! Are you looking for a nice place to set up your retirement villa or just a place to continue to enjoy the serenity and smoke a nice cigar in peace. Keep've conquered an ocean! AMAZING.

Jeff W., 13 Apr 2010 21:09 BST

The KID & Tess
You might be taking you're time and taking in the surrounding views of the SEA & SEA mut you are doing great. Have you had a captain to captain vhf conversation with any super tanker telling him to move out of you're way you are coming through "over"
If rations are running low don't forget fresh fish is nice sushi !
Think of all you're family and friends wating for you
Keep it going KID

Eamon Russell, 13 Apr 2010 20:12 BST

Keep pushing team speedo, look forward to your stories when you return home. Hope its in time for my wedding, would be good to see you there.
Will Cubberley, 13 Apr 2010 16:13 BST

Sean and Jamo, you guys R cracking the wip now. Ride dem waves man. You guys must be exhausted but hey man who said this was gonna be eezi. We will not leave your side till you arrive alive with Oh so much well deserved Pride. You guys are champion sweepers.......just hang on suzie & ride your dream it, dream it and just do it as Roger says xxxx have a bright sunshiney day xxx Tess (Nyamazela land)
Tess Mills, 13 Apr 2010 15:19 BST

A huge hand shake waiting for Leo, countdown has begun as you set the pace to arrive with grace. Huge congratulations on your bonvoyage across that wild and wet ocean. Oaresome achievement and what a lot of stories you have to tell. Tomorrow you will be the grand finale & what a lot of days to remember. I salute you mate. It has been great sharing your adventure with you all. Its party time xxx Tess (Nyamazela land)
Tess Mills, 13 Apr 2010 15:14 BST

Way to go, Leo! What an accomplishment! Congrats!!

Jackie, 13 Apr 2010 14:14 BST

Sean on Tess
What fantastic progress..almost at the magical 500nm mark!
Remember, each stroke fo the oar brings you closer to the finish line.
Stay safe and strong
Best wishes
Louise, Cape Town, SA
Louise Goddard, 13 Apr 2010 09:11 BST

Hi Sean , best wishes from cobh we keep up to date daily with your progress and keep you in our thoughts and prayers, we are the parents of mike jones crew member of sara G, carmel @ kevin jones
carmel jones, 12 Apr 2010 22:47 BST

Leo, I never doubted for a minute that you would conquer the Atlantic. Only days left until you get to savor all the cheeseburgers and popsicles you can handle. Don't forget to call when you see land!
Shelley Murphy, 12 Apr 2010 21:43 BST

Almost there Leo...maybe 3 more days Keep up the good work!
Lisa Kunze, 12 Apr 2010 19:12 BST

Hi Seán, Good on you another milestone looming. Looking forward to seeing you sooner rather than later in Antigua, so keep her lit and bring her home!!!
Love Brigid, Adrian, Seán, Rónan and Darragh xxxxx
The Lyons Clan, 12 Apr 2010 19:10 BST

Great work Sean & Tess, not having seen the site for a couple of days, and look how far you've gone! Great progress, keep it up and God's speed to you.
Sheila, CYC
Sheila Parker-Brown, 12 Apr 2010 16:38 BST

Leo, well done my friend. I'm in the office now, but when I get home I'm going to do what I said I would do. See you when you get back, we'll call in a tee time, I'll even drive the cart.

Steve D
Steve D, 12 Apr 2010 15:38 BST

You can do it Sean!
You're nearly there.
Keep going!
Yvonne Walsh, 12 Apr 2010 15:26 BST

Ole and Brian,
This race has dominated our winter but what brilliant use of time to be warmed and inspired by so much courage and determination. Congratulations !!!!!!!!!! Carol&Ray
Carol&Ray, 12 Apr 2010 14:57 BST

Go Leo!

Just a few more days!
I don't know how you put in those huge miles over the weekend, you are amazing!
Steady and strong to the finish. Go, Go!

Mike R-B, 12 Apr 2010 14:44 BST

Leo, you are amazing! I am trying to work it out to get there to meet you. Don't know if I can yet. I will check with Faye.
Mike, 12 Apr 2010 14:22 BST

LEO - YOU DID IT! Outstanding. I knew you had it! See you soon. XO Spell
Spell, 12 Apr 2010 14:09 BST

Hi Tess, i have supported yorkshire challenger all the way and watched your progress, you are doing a heroic row, keep going good luck, iam willing you on.
chris topham, 12 Apr 2010 13:58 BST

Just a couple more wake-ups and my friend you will have done it!!!! Sure would like to join you for the victory celebration. Proud of you Leo. Will be watching your 'victory lap'. YEEHA Virgil
Virgil B., 12 Apr 2010 13:14 BST

Speedo. James, awesome effort mate. To do this alone is so hardcore! Its hard enough and soul destroying enough with 2 on a boat. Nearly there now tho and the rewards are waiting. Enjoy the last few miles and some beers in Antigua. Mike A
Mike Arnold, 12 Apr 2010 10:21 BST

C'mon Sean. you are doing great, nearly at the final milestone, the 500nm to go, ticking off the days til we see you in Antigua. Stay safe.
Natalie McGowan, 12 Apr 2010 09:12 BST

Congratulations to Brian & Ole, the BOOGIE WOOGIE boys. Dry land at last, what an achievement, enjoy the celebrations!
John & Tricia Ketchell, 12 Apr 2010 09:08 BST

To Leo(Halcyon)James(Speedo and Sean(Tess)
you're all doing really well keep it up.Row strong keep the spirits up you are getting guys are all awesome and I have so much respect for you all.Lees mum(Brit111)
Sandra Fudge, 12 Apr 2010 08:07 BST

Ole and brian
well done to you both fantastic achievement.Now for some well deserved rest and recreation,good food cold beer and soft beds.Enjoy .
Lees mum (Brit111)
Sandra Fudge, 12 Apr 2010 08:02 BST

Leo, Congratulations!! What an amazing accomplishment. Great Job!!
Jack & Maryann Brosnahan, 12 Apr 2010 00:52 BST

96 Days on the ocean needs a lot of will power and determination and you have it ALL. Enjoy the land and real food and party with your family and friends. We will be thinking of you as you recover your strenght and sea legs.
All our very best to you both and hope to see you when you get back to Vancouver.
Very Best Wishes!
Vic & Shirley Hnatyszyn
11 Apr 2010
Vic & Shirley Hnatyszyn, 11 Apr 2010 18:10 BST

Hey Uncle Leo, you are almost to the end....!!! So close, don't give up now. When you get back, we'll all go out to a fancy restaurant where you can have filet mignon, lobster and champagne!!!

Keep going!!!

Kim Corey, 11 Apr 2010 17:53 BST

et stort tillykke til Ole og Partner, jeg har fulgt jer hele vejen. HIP HIP HURRA, DET VAR FLOT GJORT
lisa miller, 11 Apr 2010 16:48 BST

team Boogie Woogie missoin accomplished what's next Ole?
very proud of you i'm sure you and Brian just want to get your land legs operational again, talk to you when you return
Bill Ryan, 11 Apr 2010 14:45 BST

"Row , row , row your boat gently cross the POND", the BIG Pond. You're doing a hell of a job out there Leo, keep it up and the next thing you know you'll be yelling "Land Ho"!

Frank Dawson, 11 Apr 2010 14:26 BST

Fantastic adventure congratulations Ole and Brian
Boomers, 11 Apr 2010 13:46 BST

well done sean wa,tching your progress every day since jan you have some guts you are an insperation havent seen you in years but never forgot your passion for rowing,the last couple of days when the currents were against you must have been gut wrenching and driving demons in your head then you come back with great knots per day well done will find you when you get back.
donal, 11 Apr 2010 12:52 BST

BOOGIE WOOGIE --forget the pain and discomfort. Finish the race and look forward to a lifetime of unforgetable memories and pride.
Rene Miller, 11 Apr 2010 01:09 BST

fantastisk - fantastisk. vi hat fulgt jer og er glade og stolte på jeres vegne. Vi fjrer jeres ankomst med en anelse koldt øl og sender stort tillykke og mange hilsner til jer begge fra Kronborg.
BIRTHE OG OVE, 11 Apr 2010 00:52 BST


You're almost close enough now that you can almost ride the next wave all the way into the harbor! I'm sure you wish it was that easy. I'll tell you watching the map every day, and you make it look like a piece of cake! Although when I look at the mileage you've already done, I get tired for you! Keep going, you are soooo close. So whats on the agenda next? We look forward to the next Leo-Adventure. We're all on that boat helping as much as we can, so don't stop til you hit the dock.

Best wishes and God speed.

Jeff W., 10 Apr 2010 23:39 BST

Kevin N, 10 Apr 2010 23:02 BST

Soon you will be dancing onshore. Well done!!!
Holger, 10 Apr 2010 20:15 BST

Go Go Go Sean / Tess - broken the 800 mark and fab mileage in the last few days.

jane from devon, 10 Apr 2010 17:24 BST

c'mon Sean and Tess keep at it !! from the supporters of team JCT 600 we are all thinking of you !
kaz , 10 Apr 2010 16:38 BST

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