Keep it up. We are really looking forward to all your stories.
Mike & Pam
Mike & Pam Donnelly, 23 Feb 2010 08:54 GMT
Hi Chris, (Team HCL)
Never a day goes by that I don't think about you. Sincerely hope the conditions are a tad more comfortable where you are compared to back home in dank, wet and miserable Steyning. It's impossible to begin to imagine what you and Jo are experiencing together.....cannot wait to read the book!!! All the very, very best to you both, Cheers, Ashley.
Ashley Fearon, 23 Feb 2010 08:38 GMT
Vision of Cornwall.
Good going boys. Sorry, have missed messaging for a couple of days - computer crash!!! In school at the moment, probably should be doing something other than spots before the eyes. Nearly there now so keep up the good work. X
Jill Chidg, 23 Feb 2010 08:30 GMT
luke and macca
amazing mileage guys, your little dot has wings! keep up your good work, your mum is getting the rum punches lined up for you both-worried she may try and drink them!!!!! worried clare may try and help! x sue x
sue, 23 Feb 2010 08:15 GMT
Joe and Chris HCLWF1
Wow you have just travelled 62nm in last 24 hrs --best in the fleet.Brilliant keep this up .Love from us to you.
Mary and Ian, 23 Feb 2010 08:11 GMT
Phil and Skippy Vision of Cornwall
All the colored dots seem to gather together as flowers in a bunch...
Your efforts and success are the main parts of your presence in this bunch. Great!
Jean-Noêl, 23 Feb 2010 08:05 GMT
Keep it up Team Red Arrows.... well done and keep it up
Peter Bushell, 23 Feb 2010 07:56 GMT
Hello there I say - ALMOST THERE I SAY!! Row row row - Get that fine ass to Antg!! Tired of all this fretting now - Tons of love. Pat-Jo
Pat-Jo, 23 Feb 2010 07:04 GMT
Just a little message before going to my office.
Now we see, at the same time, the flag to finish and your dot.
hourra Vivaldi, karukera and all crews.
On regrettera de ne pouvoir être à l'arrivée.
Nous comptons les jours. Et vous souhaitons très gros moral.
Jean de Rancourt, 23 Feb 2010 06:25 GMT
You are still doing very well. We are enormously proud of you. Keep up the good spirit and Gods speed on this last leg.
Lou & Dad
Dad & Lou , 23 Feb 2010 06:16 GMT
Bravo Vivaldi, vous gardez le même rythme que Karukera. Continuez comme cela à nous surprendre chaque jour, ou plutôt 4 fois par jour. Vous allez marquer l'histoire de cette course en arrivant tout début mars. Déjà cette semaine JJ devrait ouvrir le bal es arrivées.
Recevez nos encouragements
e&h de Rancourt
e&h de Rancourt, 23 Feb 2010 06:03 GMT
Charlie - you must be almost able to smell the land by now! Absolutely awesome progress - and well-deserved. Best wishes for the last few miles! And enjoy your moment of glory in Antigua.
All best - Roz
Roz Savage, 23 Feb 2010 03:48 GMT
Some good recovery Sean. Keep it going. Best wishes.
Fintan, 23 Feb 2010 03:34 GMT
Hi there. I've been keeping an eye on your progress. You are doing great guys. I'm full of admiration for you. We could do with some of your sunshine here - we had snow again at the weekend, though it turned out to be a sunny day in the end. Keep your spirits up and watch out for those flying fish! Linda Knight
Linda Knight, 22 Feb 2010 23:52 GMT
Charles you and JJ Insure have made fantastic progress with the finish almost in sight - well done. You have really earnt some great R & R upon arrival! Best wishes for a safe landfall....the Sussex Barnes family.
Bill Barnes, 22 Feb 2010 23:43 GMT
Keep pulling Dream Maker Mick & Lia. You are doing so well. We are love the blog and watching your great progress. Woody and the team,
woodford &Co, 22 Feb 2010 22:03 GMT
Great to see you making progress again, hopefully things are beginning to turn for the better for you, you deserve a break at this stage!! Stay safe and keep her lit!
Love Brigid, Adrian, Seán, Rónan & Darragh xxxxx
The Lyons Clan, 22 Feb 2010 22:00 GMT
Norman and James
Now if you do this to celebrate your 19th, what do you have planned for your 21st ?! Belated happy returns J. Satellite Soccer sounds very relaxing though not with the rowing element. Delighted the winds are behaving themselves - it's all downhill to the finish now you're over half way - well done !!. D,R,J&H
David Taylor, 22 Feb 2010 21:57 GMT
Go go go KARUKERA et VIVALDI
Vous etes toujours dans le bon ton.
En rythme , c'est du bon.
Rame rameur ramez...
Toujours aussi exceptionnels les Frenchies.
Christian de Grenoble, 22 Feb 2010 21:51 GMT
Moving up through the fleet! You just needed a Marlin beak to steer by. Just watch out for flying fish, marlins and Yellowfin Tuna.
The Olympics are on and Canada is doing not bad. GB has one Gold medal won by a woman in the Skeleton race.
Susan Kerr, 22 Feb 2010 21:39 GMT
Come on, stop slacking and finish this my boy....
Chris Starr, 22 Feb 2010 21:22 GMT
Hello Norman and James. Christine has just latched me on to your progress reports. We are all praying for the right kind of wind for you - wrong kind of snow here - everyone keeping in touch for the daily news. Your description of skies, whales, etc reminds me of the Water Babies with a dash of the Ancient Mariner - sorry Norman!
Best wishes from us all.
Ibby Brown, Coniston, 22 Feb 2010 21:06 GMT
Hi Guys,hows it going,only 1000 miles to go, on the home straight now,seen any thing of interest,keep your spirits up and be safe,weather still frosty and snowy here,hope you are having good seas,speak soon.
Kev,Chris ,Lauren and Liam
Kevin Heames, 22 Feb 2010 21:05 GMT
To Sean & Tess. Great to see that you are clocking up the miles again and that the weather seems to have improved. Praying for you constantly. Stay safe. Love and God Bless, Mam & Dad xx
Mam and Dad, 22 Feb 2010 20:59 GMT
Hi folks. Good to read your blog and hear that you are keeping your hearts up. Certainly your move to row a little further south looks like a good idea. The weather maps look to be a bit unsettled north of 18 but more in your direction further south. Funny how we can all think we are experts from the sofa!!! Not sure how accurate these maps are!!!and even less how accurately I can read them!!. Keep it up. All the effort will be worth it in the end. Love & prayers.xxxx
The Murrays (Coleraine), 22 Feb 2010 20:04 GMT
annie mel. you have given so much and travelled so far,dig deep find some more of your inner strengths to push for the finish which is getting nearer,you are both absolutely awe inspiring, love pete and fan club. xxx
bristol balloon pete, 22 Feb 2010 19:27 GMT
Stick to it Charlie - Our bet is on you - Great celebrations ahead - wish we could join you - Definitely
One UK Gold but well done to Olli and James as well - you will get the Silver. Keep it up Boys. A great Double for Burnham.
Mia and Martin, 22 Feb 2010 19:18 GMT
We just wait for the next bulletin with anticipation and pure wonderment. 'Good on you lads', you are closing in on No 3 pair - keep it up there IS room for you on that podium - you are doing fantastically.
David & Rosemary Page friends of M & D, 22 Feb 2010 17:48 GMT
Keep going boys.
Look forward to buying you a pint.
Steve Rob, 22 Feb 2010 17:15 GMT
Hi charlie 16.15 22/2/10 keep it up! you're almost there.All that training on the Crouch is paying off
dee prior, 22 Feb 2010 16:23 GMT
QBE - Very impressive, great progress – have you thought about doing the same and rowing back!!! Keep up the good strike rate and speed.
Walter Akers, 22 Feb 2010 15:59 GMT
Nick and John on Patience, great job so far. Keep it up, we look forward to buying you both a beer or two at CYC when you get back.
Allan on Chausey at CYC, 22 Feb 2010 15:45 GMT
Charlie and Matthew, Wow what did you have for breakfast! 61 miles fantastic. All the racing crowd are cheering you on not much further now keep it up amazing progress.
All at Hunting Butts, 22 Feb 2010 14:55 GMT
You are going well Vision of Cornwall. Watching that dot steadily moving westward. Stay safe. You are doing yourselves and Penzance proud. Best of luck for the final pull. Margaret.
Margaret Keith, 22 Feb 2010 14:46 GMT
Sorry to hear about your bog brush loss A ndy but you will come up with a solution to the problem. You are all doing great. Iwas telking to your mum and she said that you had been speared by a marlin and that it broke off and is still attached to the boat. We all had a good day at Christines wedding and your dad and i managed to keep relatively sober.See you soon. Fred and Barbnara.
Fred and Barbara, 22 Feb 2010 14:41 GMT
Hi Neil and Dean
Last thousand to go!!!! keep it going. Beers waiting at the romper!
Be safe. Simon
simon Hamilton, 22 Feb 2010 14:40 GMT
Phil and Skippy Vision of Cornwall
Vision of Cornwall is running for a blind association.
During two days, we have been writting messages without any feedback.
The challenge -for us- was better! We were trusting more in you!
Anyway, the feedback of your progress, is all the time the pink dot...rowing very well over the Ocean!
Jean-Noël, 22 Feb 2010 14:35 GMT
Pendovey swift - mike & simon
down into 3 figures now guys, Another massive milestone passed. awesome achievement.
You are on the home stretch now with the end is in sight - fantastic effort guys keep it up.
Nigel Bradshaw, 22 Feb 2010 14:20 GMT
CHEESE, CHEESE, CHEESE!!
You are doing very well!! You are the best!! Every days I see your progress!! Kiss XX
Pe, 22 Feb 2010 13:52 GMT
It's another cold morning here in Marshfield. We're planning a trip on Nick's vacation to go somewhere warm. We looked at the Island of Antigua. We even thought we could meet you there, but we're leaving on the 12th of March and coming home the 20th. If his vacation was in April, that could be more promising.
So, we decided to go to Mexico instead. It's cheaper.
You're almost at your half way mark. That should be encouraging.
My granddaughters can't believe you're in the middle of the ocean. Matter of fact, I can't either. Well, everyone is rooting for you. Keep up the great work and we'll see you soon.
Faye is doing a great job of keeping us informed of your progress.
Netta Vercollone, 22 Feb 2010 13:46 GMT
Dean and Neal
Great to see how well you are doing,just seen the pictures Dean`s beard looks great Neal`s well !! Keep your spirits up, will be great to see you Cruising into Antigua,look out for my ship, keep safe Dez.
P.Dez and family. , 22 Feb 2010 13:05 GMT
Keep going Jimmy and Adam, it's fantastic what you're doing. Remember what Glanners always said "where do you draw the line?" I hope the John Barnes Rap is keeping you going!
Allan Madonna, 22 Feb 2010 12:58 GMT
What did you do to the wind gods to upset them so much that every time you begin to make progress the wind turns against you? We will have to try to appease them somehow! Let's hope the wind shifts in the right direction soon. Stay strong, Stay safe,
Sunville McGowans, 22 Feb 2010 12:53 GMT
Hi Steve and Richard,
Keep going lads, your doing good, it will all be worth it at the end TRUST ME.
Bob Prentice, 22 Feb 2010 12:36 GMT
luke and macca - one more sleep and the LV convention in antigua will be near completion, just gabi to come! dont worry luke, i'll bring your ridiculous bag out with me, even though it doesnt have wheels!! grrr!! im sure it will compliment my outfit nicely... LV & northface! x.x.x.
Claire O'Hanlon, 22 Feb 2010 12:33 GMT
Well done James and Sam in HOTW. You've reached that magical halfway point - hope you've got suitable celebratory drink! Next target to get into 3 digits - you can do it.
Avid Admirer, 22 Feb 2010 12:10 GMT
Hi Seán & Tess,
See the weather is acting up again but hopefully a break will come your way soon. Keep her lit!!
Love Brigid, Adrian, Seán, Rónan & Darragh xxxxx
The Lyons Clan, 22 Feb 2010 11:57 GMT
Yikes...... the weather is playing a liitle with ye lot out there. Its testing your stocism and you're up for it!!!!!Have an occasional thought on your already monumental achievements.
Lookin good! Hang in there.
Ian McGlade, 22 Feb 2010 11:56 GMT
Thank you for entertaining us on our big trip with your stories. Just arr'd Adelaide, been driving Merc motorhomek 300k a day - when tired, just think of you rowing! May the oars be with you! Sounds like you seeing plenty of nature too! Saw my 1st snake yesterday but I was driving so that was OK. You are now beyond the point of turning round: Antigua here you come! S & E.xx
Sandra Hoving, 22 Feb 2010 11:11 GMT
Go Pete, South Africa is proud of you
Trevor Carmichael, 22 Feb 2010 11:04 GMT
luke and macca
going great !!! not much further !! then it will be party time !!! I have got the whole of the Jolly beach watching you !!! Love you
kaz , 22 Feb 2010 10:58 GMT
For ADAM RACKLEY and JIMMY - go on lads - you're doing well - keep safe and keep going. Mike Groom
Mike Groom, 22 Feb 2010 10:36 GMT
Limited Intelligence, you are doing so well! even with a marlin beak thru your cabin ! Keep up the good work, you are down to 3 figures now, Antigua next stop. Moira
Moira Aitken, 22 Feb 2010 10:20 GMT
Vision of Cornwall:
Phil & Skippy...
I've been watching your little pink dot steadily moving accross the pond since day one. Stay safe & keep on rowing, your gaining places all the time & the end is ever moving closer - keep going & good luck!
Jenny - a friend of Joby 'n Bonnie, 22 Feb 2010 10:02 GMT
Hi HCL No 53 and Heart of the Warrior No 33. Great progress all of you. You'll be pleased to hear it is raining in Sussex!!! Nothing changes. Everyone at St B'sand CTH send their love and thanks for the amazing challenge you have set yourselves. Keep on rowing and keep on smiling x
Ali CTH , 22 Feb 2010 08:58 GMT
Hello mate, Keep those oars moving from your mates at the Dorking Office.
Tim Barton, 22 Feb 2010 08:40 GMT
QBE Challenger - Simply brilliant effort , feels like I have rowed every single stroke. As a sponser I simply demand you win the pairs!! Mike Stanley
Mike Stanley, 22 Feb 2010 08:38 GMT
You're doing fantastically well ... that litlle blueish dot is steadily getting closer to the finish line which means you're that much closer to seeing Kim and Hannah again...well done bru'!!
Stay safe and strong
Lots of love
Louise Goddard, 22 Feb 2010 08:29 GMT
Vision of Cornwall
Phil & Skippy,
Great pace fellas...good to see Phil has started rowing for the home stretch! We are all watching progress daily and willing you into English Harbour safe!
cheers me dears
Jon G, 22 Feb 2010 07:58 GMT
You've almost reached that 1000 milestone, Dave. Keep it going and pass some of those pairs just ahead.
john Randall, 22 Feb 2010 07:13 GMT
Just thought I would send a quick post before I call it a night....Keep you spirits high and maintain the belief in your abilities and inner strength to achieve your goal.
Speak again soon mate,
Matt Emmett, 22 Feb 2010 00:11 GMT
Hi folks. Having a little trouble with those winds again!! Stop eating beans!!!!!!! Glad you managed to save Joe and Bubbles .....wouldn't like to have to miss hearing about their adventures on the ocean! Still praying hard for you to make it on time for your flight....secretly thinking you might be wanting to miss it so that you can enjoy a holiday...not such a bad idea!! Whatever is best for you is ok with us. Love & prayers. xxxx
The Murrays (Coleraine), 21 Feb 2010 23:04 GMT
Depuis le départ vous nous avez épatés. Continuez comme ça jusqu'à l'arrivée.
Bravo Benoit et François!
Guyot Virginie et Damien, Carquefou (44), 21 Feb 2010 22:44 GMT
I'm watching you ole buddy! What a story you are going to be able to tell! Keep up the great progress and when you reach Antigua be sure you have a picture made with your cape on. What a trip. Virgil
Virgil B., 21 Feb 2010 22:28 GMT
looking good, keep up the good work. We are all thinking of you xx
St Barnabas and Chestnut Tree Hospice, 21 Feb 2010 21:52 GMT
Hi Rob and stu
keep going. MUCH nearer the finish now. 12th. well done
love and prayers
Nigel Rawlinson, 21 Feb 2010 21:44 GMT
Keep going girls-doing really well. Can't wait to hear all about it.
Lorraine, 21 Feb 2010 21:43 GMT
annie mel. you must keep focust on your goal. progress is painfully slow. we are willing you on and willing the wind to give you a good boost. love pete.
bristol balloon pete, 21 Feb 2010 21:10 GMT
Vision of Cornwall........Wooohooooo!! BLIMEY!!....Your moving fast up the line...FANTASTIC!! Keep pumping out thata mileage boys! You'll be there before you know it! :)
Hayle Cycles and Ben at Godrevy send their best wishes.. Nicky :)
Nicky, 21 Feb 2010 20:59 GMT
To Simon & Mike on the good ship Pendovey Swift! Well done to you both .down to three figs now.We were all talking about your venture today over a couple of pints of BASS in the rowing club!Carribean hospitality is getting closer by the day .We are all rooting for you both. Roy Griff. Mumbles lifeboat.
Roy Griffiths, 21 Feb 2010 20:19 GMT
Mick & Lia - Dream Maker,
Hope you get my previous message despite the lack of boat/team name! Stupid mistake!
Ron D, 21 Feb 2010 20:06 GMT
My first time on the race website, fantastic to track your progress. Hope conditions better with you than here, frost & snow, maybe you would like something cool! Had to check your progres as you both popped into my thoughts (and prayers) at 11.03am this morning. Seems as if you're nearing the last sprint home - presumably the toughest! All strength to your arm(s)! Am considering racing myself this year - over 1000m!
Ron D., 21 Feb 2010 20:01 GMT
You're into three figures now Mike, nearly home...
Lisa Arnold, 21 Feb 2010 19:32 GMT
Allez le Pythéas Club, le Spirit of Montanaro est un bon bateau. Vous êtes sur le point d'être dans les 10 premiers. Up up , pull them oars hard and the winds will push you there. We all admire you!
Alain Sunyol, 21 Feb 2010 19:22 GMT
Vision of Cornwall
You seem to have one of the straightest routes, Great work!
Andy & Jane
Andy & Jane Morton, 21 Feb 2010 19:19 GMT
Hi Joe and Chris HCL WF1,
Excellent you've regained position - roberto coin have your 3rd pairs slot - 24 NM ahead and 1.4 pace last 24hrs compared to your 1.7...so keep it up and get that 3rd placing guys!! Fantastic work, x
Kim, 21 Feb 2010 19:01 GMT
Well done Norman and James - what will I do when you have finished? I look forward to reading your blog every day and tracking your progress. You will just have to do another trip somewhere!!! Take care, Mandy
Amanda Simmonds, 21 Feb 2010 18:42 GMT
you heros! 9th place so can tell u now that Stacey did it & Bradley fell & died. You're well into home straight now,row like crazy.lolove Dad&Heatherxx
Dad & Heather, 21 Feb 2010 18:05 GMT
Quite Brilliantly Executed
Ollie and James
To thosemagnificent young men in their rowing.......
Ed and Sue have almost got the steaks on the grill ready for your arrival
with love from us both
The Wilsons, 21 Feb 2010 17:49 GMT
keep it up boys, you're almost there!!!
mike feldman, 21 Feb 2010 17:43 GMT
spirit of monanaro brilliant progress and acheivement one more day should see you up a couple of places wish i had the courage and youth to do what you are all doing wish you both all the best and keep that pace going strong well done lads paul
paul collins, 21 Feb 2010 17:28 GMT
Hi les Rames dames,
Incroyable cette remontée.Bravo bravo. Vous avez gagné une place. L'arrivée est très proche. Plein de courage. On vous soutient. Bises a vous 4. Clem
Clémence Bordier, 21 Feb 2010 17:22 GMT
just noticed you have less than a 1,ooo to go
way to go girls
loz, 21 Feb 2010 16:57 GMT
hey girlies on mission atlantic where you heading now!!!!!!!
get a jog on will you
in need of a cuppa Jo Jo
love and hugs
loz, 21 Feb 2010 16:55 GMT
Hi Uncle Leo,
How's that tan going? It's freezing cold here. You're lucky it's warm there. Did you hear the Patriots won the Super Bowl? NOT. See you soon, keep up the good work.
Nick Vercollone, 21 Feb 2010 16:39 GMT
Hi Uncle Leo,
Is it hard rowing the boat? Keep up the good work. Come home safely. Have you seen that whale again? Did you hit a storm? I love you.
Ava and Isabella
Netta Vercollone, 21 Feb 2010 16:34 GMT
Luke and Macca-the yorkshire guys
snow up paley green lane this morning! great pace guys gaining fast on the boys in front, sunday is not a day of rest so keep the pressure on x sue x
sue, 21 Feb 2010 15:32 GMT
Hi Guys on Red Arrow
Full of admiration of you for taking this challenge on. We're with you in spirit every stroke of the oar. What an achievement plus helping to raise money and awareness for Ataxia. Go boys go. (Plus good luck from the guys of Team Velo Sportif)
Andy & Angela Sturt, 21 Feb 2010 15:25 GMT
spirit of montanaro,hi lads as usual hope you are well,land is getting nearer ,so is the real world so enjoy the rest of your time,every body down the club is following u so press on go for that tenth place,best wishes.hands body slide.phil
phil collins, 21 Feb 2010 15:17 GMT
ILf faut vraiment maintenant tenir le coup car la ligne d'arrivée approche.Courage encore quelques effortsOn vous souhaitedes vents favorables .Bisous Patty
patty, 21 Feb 2010 14:33 GMT
Hi LaurenceGC/Rames! Great performance and position. Impressive. Keep it up! We hope you are ok. Vlad
Vlad, 21 Feb 2010 13:39 GMT
Pendovey Swift … You’re making fantastic progress - down to 3 figures now! Keep up the good work… Almost there now! Best wishes xx
Sooty, 21 Feb 2010 13:12 GMT
Roger (Dream It Do It) - just been listening to Desert Island Discs and figured as you're getting closer to your island in the sun, you can start thinking of which 8 records you'd like to have there !! Fantastic progress - well done. God speed. Toni x
Toni Weekes, 21 Feb 2010 12:35 GMT
HOTW - each day you get closer and step by step you are reaching that finish! None of us can imagine what you are all going through but I'm sure you have such strength to keep yourselves inching across my map ever nearer to your goal. You are both brilliant.
David Short, 21 Feb 2010 12:15 GMT
Hi Alex and Luke,
Amazing effort by the both of you well done. I like reading your updates they give an idea of what it’s like for you out there. Look forward to the next entry.
You’re doing great and making strong progress every day. Keep it up guys, Remi
Remi, 21 Feb 2010 12:15 GMT
hey team jct600 good morning from th e jolly beach !!! Just another day in paradise!!!, hope you are having some amazing days as well !! Crack on, chins up !!! Love you both Kazza xxx
kaz , 21 Feb 2010 12:00 GMT
Nick and John on Patience. Keep it up lads, from everyone at cyc. We are leaving for Antigia tomorrow. Hope to see you there!
Martin and Louise
Martin Coleman, 21 Feb 2010 11:40 GMT
charlie!!! go, go ,go!!!! we all with you! CP!
normund, 21 Feb 2010 11:33 GMT
Awsome progress guys. Snowing in Yorkshire just now.
Nell Mowbray, 21 Feb 2010 11:30 GMT
Patience No.47 Nick and Jonathon, Well done both of you, homeward bound now.It is still possible to go up a place before you land. Keep posative and stay safe. Enjoy your final challenge.C.Y.C.
Brian King, 21 Feb 2010 10:10 GMT