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


Hello spirits of MA, Dean and Neil

Your beards do look lovely on you...!!
It's good to hear that your spirits remain positive.

Have you not been seasick yet? I know I would have. ;-)

I'm proud of you guys.
Aly Grelling - Holland
Aly Grelling, 18 Feb 2010 21:18 GMT

To Olli & James (QBE Insurance Challenge). Great rowing over the last six hours to extend your lead in the pairs class by six nautical miles. We're all so proud of you guys and can't wait to see you in Antigua! Loads of love, Dad & Mum Back xxx
Ed & Susie Back, 18 Feb 2010 21:11 GMT

Hi Phil & Skippy,
Hope you are ok, pleased to see that you are doing so well. Had a lovely chat with Gran last weekend, going to celebrate with her when you finish. Take care.
Love ali & Bernard xx
bernard & ali, 18 Feb 2010 21:06 GMT

Vision of Cornwall.
Yipee!!! just 3 digits. Well done guys. You must be feeling a real sense of achievement. Congratulations!!!
Keep it up, you're doing sooooo well! X
Jill Chidg, 18 Feb 2010 20:53 GMT

QBE-- so proud of all you are doing and of your progress, xxx the Family in Norfolk
Andrew Croome, 18 Feb 2010 20:19 GMT

Charlie , your fantastic performance is in the tradition of that other great seafarer from Burnham ( Norfolk ).Best wishes for a smooth run in. Andrew
Andrew Croome, 18 Feb 2010 20:12 GMT

Phil and Skippy Vision of Cornwall

Today, I guess at least three pink panthers rowing on board of Vision of Cornwall...from my Normandy, more and more far away from you!

Do you still product and distillate -not alcohol of course, you are still in course!- your own self made mixture "pleasure-energy", every day?

Less than a third of the total distance is just left, as you know better than myself.

As soon as you started from Antigua, your rowing route was well identified and visible just because your route is still mainly a south route and because the pink colored dot is again clearly visible and well matched with the near dark blue of the Ocean.

This is the visible trace and signature of Vision of Cornwall.


Jean-Noël, 18 Feb 2010 20:10 GMT

Vivaldi , Karukera,

Savez vous que vous nous avez embarqué dans votre folle aventure, et que chaque jour nous nous demandons où vous êtes...

Tenez Toujours le Rythme
Marc LAMY, 18 Feb 2010 20:07 GMT

Hi Sean,
good talking to you earlier, hope the waves calm down, keep going you are doing good considering all that went wrong for you, i know you feel it's taken you forever but you'll get there, keep safe.
Donna x x
Donna Mc Gowan, 18 Feb 2010 19:57 GMT

Vision of Cornwall
Hi Skippy and Phil.Wow You two are really going for it ,keep up the good work,stay safe. love Uncle bill and Auntie Kath x
kath cummings, 18 Feb 2010 19:54 GMT

Joe and Chris HCL WF1
Happy Birthday Chris ,great progress you two,keep it up ----we are getting really excited now.Don't stop to admire the views!

Mary and Ian, 18 Feb 2010 19:31 GMT

Bonsoir Catherine,et toute l'équipe de Vivaldi,
Nous sommes tous avec vous,près de vous, pour cet exploit magnifique...
Jean Letamendia
jean letamendia, 18 Feb 2010 19:26 GMT

Pendovey Swift - Mike

Great distance covered over the last few days, keep going strong, we can't wait to see you on the other side!

Love Alison, Lauren and Caitlin xxx
Alison, 18 Feb 2010 19:05 GMT

Matin, soir et midi, Rames Dames de Vivaldi,vous occupez nos pensées!Courage les filles!Nous ne cessons de vous admirer car si le plaisir est là, nous n'ignorons pas les difficultés qui sont le lot des marins "au long cours"
MCh, 18 Feb 2010 18:20 GMT

mel annie, by the time you get this message your mileage to the finish should be down to three digits from four digits. thats a tremendous achievement very well done break open another bottle of champagne anyway three cheers for mel and annie hip hip hooray can you here us? CHEERING. love pete.
bristol balloon pete, 18 Feb 2010 16:46 GMT

Charles Pitcher - Good progress so far, just keep the focus for the last few days.... hope the body's coping OK.
Chris Starr, 18 Feb 2010 16:22 GMT

Luke & Mac, Sounds llike you're at least getting to enjoy some of your tough journey out there - it's great you're sounding so relaxed about the experience and even planning other stuff already!! Keep up the good work together lads! All the best, Tim & the Breitling Crew xx
Breitling Tim!, 18 Feb 2010 15:49 GMT

Leo, 45 days at sea in a ROW BOAT, well a special row boat. I am just trying to think about what I have accomplished in the last 45 days. Let's see I ate more that I needed to but maybe I am eating for you and me. Didn't get much work for my business. I should have gone with you. Keep it up you are on top of the world.

Mike, 18 Feb 2010 15:44 GMT

LEO, Keep up the good work - great talking to you - can't wait to hear more. Couple more weeks and you will never have to eat another raisin! HUGS Spell
Spell, 18 Feb 2010 15:17 GMT

Now your movin vision of Cornwall,better hurry up last orders in Antigua, come on Skippy and Phil. From Sambo Rica Finlay Otis.
Sam Cummings, 18 Feb 2010 14:09 GMT

Well done Beech Boys, more than half way and a few good days just completed. Fingers crossed for good winds. Keep smiling.
all the best - Lorna and Geoff
Lorna and Geoff Cooper, 18 Feb 2010 13:33 GMT

Blimey Skippy and Phil, up to 10th place, fantastic effort, keep it up guys
Jan Phillips, 18 Feb 2010 13:22 GMT

Hi James & Norman
You didn't tell me that you have changed year on the hi sea Happy Birthday. I thought that your dad would have given you a day off the oars. God bless keep strong He is with you all the time
Richard Fasham
Richard Fasham, 18 Feb 2010 13:03 GMT

Hey boys, keep pulling hard your doing great. Excellent progress this week. Thinking of you out there.
Ewen and Ronnie, 18 Feb 2010 12:31 GMT

Mick and Lia,
Congratulations. You are on the home stretch!
Love from Mum xx
Liz Ditton, 18 Feb 2010 12:16 GMT

Hello Jim and Paul, still doing so well! Saw the photos on your blog, beards are getting a bit long aren't they?! Take care, love Katrina xx
Katrina, 18 Feb 2010 11:48 GMT

Hey Leo,

Congratulations! 45 days at sea (longer than Jonah and the Whale)! What an accomplishment. You're making great progress and we're so proud of. See you soon and very soon! Almost half way there!

Renee & Paul, 18 Feb 2010 11:48 GMT

Hi Charlie no need to ask how you are, as you are really going strong, bet you believe in angels now don't you, you have been flying keep your concentration and see you very soon.

Deborah Murray, 18 Feb 2010 11:46 GMT

Tess and Sean

Well done keep at it
throw an ould line on that whale beside you and see if a Limerick GET UP THERE KID clocks up a few miles

Tom Mc Gowan, 18 Feb 2010 11:20 GMT

Pendovey Swift.
Hi boys, pressed wrong button and lost message to you. If you did get it you would have got an incomplete message of encouragement!!!!! Simon please take some photos of yourself as you must look like that crazy character from Treasure Island Ben Gunn. I bet Mike doesn't care though as he's got a soft spot for you. Now get back to your oars you slackers.
steve p, 18 Feb 2010 11:01 GMT

HI James and Sam
Progress continuing - not far to the halfway mark now - a few more good days and it will be downhill all the way. Great to see you in the midst of the melee. At last the local press (the Sentinel) have reported on your epic challenge - good photo!! Keep your spirits up and stay safe.
Pat, Derek & Tim
Pat, Derek & Tim, 18 Feb 2010 10:34 GMT


Lots of Congratulations for going over the half way point.

Is there no end to the amount of stuff you keep finding?

I'm beginning to think you are rowing a Tardis!!

Best wishes, Jeanie
Jeanie & Jes, 18 Feb 2010 10:12 GMT

Hi Nick on Patience

You are getting closer by the day With luck 2 of our members will be there to greet you

CYC are kept in touch with your progress

through quite a few members
Free club membership this year for you Nick.


Ray and Wendy
Ray Perriam, 18 Feb 2010 10:10 GMT

Vision of Cornwall.
Didn't have chance to visit you last night but this morning in 10th overall!!! Wow!!! Really motoring. Looking forward to seeing only 3 digits tonight. Hope the winds stay favourable. x
Jill Chidg, 18 Feb 2010 10:10 GMT

Inspirational. Keep it going guys!
Mike Palmer, 18 Feb 2010 09:58 GMT

Your doing well Nick on Patience

Club burgees are on their way out to you with 2 of our club members, hope they will still be there for your arrival

keep on rowing, you are doing well regards the committee and club


Ray Perriam, 18 Feb 2010 09:44 GMT

Great pace now lads, looks like the weather is finally playing ball.

You should have taken that kite Si!

Keep it up.


Steven Davies, 18 Feb 2010 09:38 GMT

vision of cornwall
Hey Phil and Skippy,we are watching your amazing adventure with admiration.You are doing well.Keep going.We are following your progress daily.I hope its not too painful and the winds will blow in your favours.Love Petra and Stefan
Petra & Stefan, 18 Feb 2010 08:37 GMT

Bonjour les Karukera; courage, la terre approche et votre moyenne remonte; la 1ère place est toujours jouable! Marie Diane et Christophe st arrivés au Marin le 1/2 . Je leur ai donné de vos nlles. Ils pensent vs revoir. Bonne nav pour les derniers jours.
Michel JOLY bateau SILLAGE, 18 Feb 2010 03:09 GMT

LEO!!!! Keep up the good work!! stay on track. You are doing great!! Kevin N
Kevin n, 18 Feb 2010 00:27 GMT

Hi Leo, Hows Blanchard's Wine and Spirits first ever trans-atlantic solo attempt going? make sure the press gets a photo of the decals I gave you and theres a $100 Blanchards gift card in it for you! row on....Don
Don Corey, 18 Feb 2010 00:26 GMT

Greetings from Edinburgh!
Happy birthday James! Hope you had a great day and didn't stay out late!
Hope you didn't toss any pancakes overboard! Glad your halfway keep going lads. We'll have a dish of haggis for you! Cheers, God bless
Guy, Gill, Olivia and Catherine from Bonnie Scotland xxx
Pickups gang and Catherine Edinbutgh, 17 Feb 2010 22:23 GMT

Happy Birthday Chris , Hi Joe on HCL WF1. Good distance and speed guys - enough to get you front page and podium place talk, keep it up, x
kim, 17 Feb 2010 22:23 GMT

Vision of Cornwall -God Ben, my hands are getting tired just checking your progress on t'internet. You're doing so well lads, keep it up. Thinking of you and wishing you well. Love Helen & Co
Helen Mildren, 17 Feb 2010 22:20 GMT

Red Arrow - still watching your dot chuggling along. Make sure ou get there before JJ gets chance to drink the bar dry! Hope the weather is kind and you get there speedy fast now. A certain Bill Bradley muttered something back in the summer about asking to row your boat back for you - cheapest way to get here for his channel swim!
Linda, 17 Feb 2010 21:53 GMT

Vivaldi, Karukera,

Toujours Très Rapides
Vous pouvez le faire , continuez

Marc de Caluire
Marc LAMY, 17 Feb 2010 21:47 GMT

Beech Boys
Yippee!! Your past the half way mark. Wonderful. Now you can count down to the finishing line.
Hope you enjoyed the birthday celebrations and especially Grandma's Christmas cake. Keep going. Only a few more miles to go!!!!!!Love & prayers xxxx
The Murrays (Coleraine), 17 Feb 2010 21:46 GMT

Mission Atlantic:

Sarah and the girls, well done and keep it up! Catch the currents and not the crabs!
Enjoy every minute... even the hard ones....xxxx
(By the way if you can't work out who I am, Lisa from Jersey's sister who moved to Oz!)
Clare Taggart, 17 Feb 2010 21:34 GMT

TWO FANTASTIC THINGS TO CELEBRATE!! Sorry we missed getting this off in time for the update tonight – What a great day to make your halfway point! Do hope you had a good day – certainly very memorable! – you can cook us pancakes and spin us yarns any time you like! Maybe the fish knew too, since you had the fishy equivalent of a fly-past! They needed a drum roll to accompany them – surely must be some great percussion opportunities on board for an accomplished drummer in his spare time?! FANTASTIC to see your distance to go is now less than you have done! Lots of love to you both, God bless, Jill Warren Daniel Evannie Anna and Lydia

Daniel has composed you a new sea shanty for a birthday present! Coming soon!

jill, warren, daniel, evannie. anna and lydia, 17 Feb 2010 21:27 GMT


çà rame
çà rat mheu

Avec Hervé on pense à vous les filles, bon vent !

Catherinde de Briançon, 17 Feb 2010 21:17 GMT

Séan I see the wind has picked up not in you're favour. The only thing you can do is Tack and use Para to limit the damage Stick with it head up all will look better tomorrow

Eamon Russell, 17 Feb 2010 20:18 GMT

annie mel. you are approaching another milestone the wind is favourable keep on putting the effort in while everything is in your favour, easy for me to say but hey im a mere male, cmon girls show us how its pete
bristol balloon pete, 17 Feb 2010 20:10 GMT

Hi, can't believe we've hit your birthday James. Dan and Jack are very excited and wish you Happy Birthday. You are doing so fantastically's brilliant! James, hope your dad gave you a birthday present and rowed a few extra miles for you. Good're not far off now!
Emma and Mark Fairhurst, 17 Feb 2010 19:46 GMT

hello the kids !
vous faites une belle trajectoire, on vous surveille de près gros bisous
isa, 17 Feb 2010 19:06 GMT

Half way across, Beech Boys. Keep up the good work. Happy birthday, James! What a way to spend it. We will be thinking of you, and praying for you, especially tonight in Beddgelert. God speed - and may the para anchor stay safely stowed for the rest of the row.
Every blessing.
Alan Lorrimer-Riley, 17 Feb 2010 18:54 GMT

Stormy again out there..........hang tight. It'l turn around. Progress is good so far.
Ian mcglade, 17 Feb 2010 17:24 GMT

Many people whom you have never met are thinking about you and wiishing you both the mental strength and courage to succeed. Well done for your inspiring voyage.
simonandpriscilla, 17 Feb 2010 16:55 GMT

pendovey swift - mike & simon

keep at it guys - only 3 more days & youll be down into three figures. well done!
Nigel Bradshaw, 17 Feb 2010 16:31 GMT

Really good progress Luke and Macca in Yorkshire Challenger. We are all following you every day. The beers will taste great when you have finished. Love from all at Rome Farm.
Eddie Murphy, 17 Feb 2010 16:20 GMT

Hello Beech boys!
Happy birthday James! Hope your Dad sings you "Happy Birthday" & that he'll be careful with all 19 candles!
from Emily & all the Robinsons
Emily Robinson, 17 Feb 2010 16:13 GMT

Happy Birthday to you (repeat 2 times) Happy Birthday dear James, Happy Birthday to yoooo.
You will have to provide the tune yourself or else persuade the various wildlife to join in harmony.
It will certainly be one you will never forget and reaching the half-way mark as well. Well done!!
Auntie Sylvia and Uncle Cyril.xx
Sylvia Dawson, 17 Feb 2010 16:10 GMT

Hi James and Sam on HOTW. Delighted to see that you are rowing well on your epic journey, and eating up the miles. There is a nice feature about you in this week's Worthing Sentinal, so you will surrounded by screaming fans when you return in triumph to Worthing.
Bill and Hilary Jordon-White, 17 Feb 2010 16:08 GMT

Phil and Skippy Vision of Cornwall

It is plain and evident that Vision of Cornwall is still well negociating with the wind and the waves. So the distance to Antigua is decreasing at a very good speed rate, each day.

On earth, I am becoming more and more dependant of the Atlantic rowing race, each day!

I will go to the doctor, as soon as you arrived!!

Jean-Noël, 17 Feb 2010 15:42 GMT

BEECH BOYS,happy birthday james keep up your work out ther not long to go now thank you for the john ruskin school assembly and piccys of your boat keep up the good work kayla xx
:) :)
kayla wilkinson, 17 Feb 2010 15:20 GMT

Vision of Cornwall
Well done Phil and Skippy. Well on the way now. Keep up the pace.
Silvia and Ken Nuttall, 17 Feb 2010 15:18 GMT

hi lads,hope you are well,third best day in distance,must be doing something right,not long before you get into three figures from the finish,every day i check up on you ,keep up the good speed,best wishes.phil. hands body slide.spirit of montanaro
phil collins, 17 Feb 2010 14:46 GMT

Roberto Coin

Keep up the good work guys! We are really enjoying watching your progress and the photos, especially the one a few days ago!

Keep up the surge, stay safe and we look forward to your next update.

London RE girls

Carol Morgan, 17 Feb 2010 14:33 GMT

Boat 47: Great 1st half - looks like a podium position is within reach. Keep applying the a#se cream. Charlie & Nicky x x
Charlie & Nicky Jackson, 17 Feb 2010 14:10 GMT

Tenez bon et bravo encore
Jacques GRAND-CLEMENT, 17 Feb 2010 13:34 GMT


Hey James - Have a great 19th Birthday.
Not sure what you can do that's different but I'm sure you will both think of something.
We think you are doing brilliantly - keep going!
It's great to see the miles dropping now - wont be long till you cross the line and can do all the things that you are looking forward to.
Love and prayers
Alan and Glenda

Alan and Glenda Phillips, 17 Feb 2010 13:17 GMT

Team jct 600 ! on my way boys, cant wait to see you, and looking forward to some sunshine. Had my own private leaving party with suz last night, got bubbles on the brain this morning!! , good job I am sat on a train !! Keep gaining good DMG and remember I love you both xxx
Kaz xx
kaz , 17 Feb 2010 13:15 GMT

Leo, You're doing great. I hope you are feeling well and the weather is better and you can just enjoy being out there. Keep going and call me if you get a chance.
Mike, 17 Feb 2010 13:10 GMT

Hi Sean,

Great to hear the 'positive waves' from you. Glad you keeping the spirit up. C'mon Tess.

Natalie McGowan, 17 Feb 2010 12:53 GMT

Happy Birthday Chris!
Both you and Joe are doing so well, we're really proud, and can't wait to see you soon! x
The Thompsons, 17 Feb 2010 11:10 GMT

Pete you beauty – can’t believe you are out on the seas again! You are amazing. I will never forget how much your story inspired me and it still does today. I remember you telling us “No matter what keep focused on the end goal and break down the task into smaller chunks”. I am rooting for you sending all my positive energy across the seas to be with you…

You will get there,
DB Schenker
karen pretorius, 17 Feb 2010 10:48 GMT

Bravo Vivaldi !! D'après la carte météo, vous devez avoir le vent et la mer dans le dos. Je dirais pas qu'il n'y a plus qu'à se laisser pousser, mais ça doit aider pas mal. Attention , faudra peut être jouer plus fin avec le vent en approchant du but...
henri de puybusque, 17 Feb 2010 10:33 GMT

Karukera vous avalez les miles à toute vitesse. Grâce a son kiné embarqué, François a retrouvé toutes ses forces. Allez Benoit, Allez François, Allez les sirènes de Vivaldi.
Les Frenchies ont le vent en poupe.
Tous ensemble à l'arrivée.
agnes carlevan, 17 Feb 2010 10:28 GMT

Hey Pete
Amazing coincidence you meeting the 'Spirit' pair out in the middle of the ocean just when you needed some good old fashioned people contact! It must have been a wonderful feeling to 'sit and chat' with fellow competitors who fully understand what you're going through. Your guardian angel is definitely looking after you! You're well on the way to the finishing line now as well as being that much closer to seeing and being with Kim and Hannah.
Stay safe and strong
Lots of love
Louise Goddard, 17 Feb 2010 10:04 GMT

Hello Beech Boys, wishing James a very happy (not too strenuous!!) Birthday today. What a way to spend it. Myself celebrated my 21st on a Panama Canal transit (in the Engine Room!) but at least I was warm.Hope you enjoyed the Spanish pancakes. God speed you are doing so well. our prayers are with you.
Steve & Olive Crosby (highcliffe), 17 Feb 2010 09:59 GMT

Bravo Vivaldi
J'espère que vous tenez bon les vagues qui ne vous ont pas souvent laissées en repos (ni les autres d'ailleurs!). Cette année la houle et le vent sont dans le réchauffement climatique (donc s'amplifie pour l'une ou change de direction pour l'autre...). Votre persévérance dans l'effort fait mon admiration.
Je pense à Tess et Speedo qui ont un lot plus grand en avançant moins vite. J'espère pour eux qu'ils vont finir sur une mer d'huile.
La houle va baisser et le vent va vous pousser un peu.
Bon courage
e&h de Rancourt
e&h de Rancourt, 17 Feb 2010 09:56 GMT

Dear Annie and Mel on "Explore".
We were delighted to hear of your discovery of a Sainsbury carrier bag in mid-Atlantic, and impressed with the amount of publicity the reporting of this has given us. In return, we would like to offer funding of your row back to the UK, providing we can paint your boat orange and rename it the "Sainsbury Sponsor-Ship". Oh, plus unlimited supplies of our most excellent Shepherd's Pie..... God speed, Ivan Ideah, Marketing Dept., J.Sainsbury.
Marketing Dept., J. Sainsbury, 17 Feb 2010 09:26 GMT

doing well,now need another big surge to shift into the leading pack,I know you can do it --stop messing about with the sudocreme.
Love to you both.
Mary and Ian, 17 Feb 2010 09:14 GMT

PS. Of course, Vivaldi (et ce pour les puristes), parler de près ou près serré pour le sens des vagues n'était qu'une image ! Sinon je vais me faire traiter de marin d'au douce, et pour un Breizh ça fait désordre ! Voguez et souquez ferme en y prenant du plaisir si possible ! Hughes
hughes de Rancourt, 17 Feb 2010 09:02 GMT

Hommage indirect à Vivaldi. Voici ce que j'écrivais ce matin alors que vous avez avalé 52 nm hier : "En prenant comme chaque matin des news de nos quatre Frenchies je réalisai que mine de rien elles se tapent quand même des vagues 3/4 avant donc au près voire près serré de 2 à 3 m... Quand je pense aux pbs que j'avais avec ma yole en mer avec des vaguelettes ça laisse rêveur et...admiratif.". Je suis époustouflé...". Chapeau bas Mesdames. Hughes
hughes de Rancourt, 17 Feb 2010 08:58 GMT

morning Luke and Macca, some impressive rowing going on guys, enjoyed seeing the pics, cute look Luke x gave Kaz a bubbly send off last night, mum is on her way to welcome you in, i need her back asap so keep up the great work x sue x
sue, 17 Feb 2010 08:19 GMT

Hey Pete,

Go Pete. All at Schenker East London are with you in spirit.

Think fo that cold pint when you reach the end.

All the best

Paul Keir, 17 Feb 2010 06:07 GMT

Hi Seán & Tess,
Well done today, you are playing a blinder. Hope the weather turns your way over the next few days, we will be keeping an eye on you from Crag Central. Stay safe!
Love Brigid, Adrian, Seán, Rónan & The Darragh Manín xxxxx
The Lyons Clan, 16 Feb 2010 23:40 GMT

To Roberto Coin

Good going lads, you're catching them!!! Not far now, much respect and hope the head wind drops soon!

All the best

Tom S-S
Tom S-S, 16 Feb 2010 23:06 GMT

Hi Annie and Mel, The TWO girls on Explore!!! Enough of bronzed, bearded half-naked males on the support boat - concentrate on that rowing for Ch***ts sake!
You have (apparently) easterly winds approaching (from the east......) so time to get those double-spinnakers hoisted and cruise home. Did you have to regurgitate the Christmas Cake when you lost that 10th slot??? Or just keep it in the orange Sainsburys bag? Annie, your Mum is disappointed you're not supporting Waitrose!! Keep at it, you're making us feel very humble in our offices and other day-to-day chores... Do us proud. Love to both, Renaud and Katie XX.
Renaud and Katie, 16 Feb 2010 22:53 GMT

Beech Boys
Hi James Happy Birthday for the 17th. Great job being the youngest rower to ever make the trip. Hope you enjoyed the pancakes! Hi Norman - how are the knuckles? I've been informed that you shouldnt have to grip the oars so tightly. Try to exercise the joints in the opposite direction when you are not on the oars. I'm sure that is all common sense anyhow. Enjoy the bithday celebrations. Love & prayers. xxxx
The Murrays (Coleraine), 16 Feb 2010 22:31 GMT

Vision of Cornwall.
Been keeping track of your adventure daily! Well done, you're doing great, keep it going!
Colin, Christine and Hayley, 16 Feb 2010 22:17 GMT

Séan Now you're sucking diesel catching up on the main pack open the throttle now all the way to the finish
You can do it
Eamon Russell, 16 Feb 2010 21:38 GMT

Bet you can't wait to come home and taste the new Galaxy Bubbles bar :)
Good luck from all of us in Dublin
Megan, Saibh and Sean, 16 Feb 2010 21:30 GMT

Pour Vivaldi et Karukera, and also for Speedo and Tess. Each one making progress. Each one giving us dream, anxiety and inspiration. We are on the trip with all of you, following your colored dot on our screen.
We are blown away by your courage.
We hope your spirits are high.
For Laurence de R: Christine est à Toulouse pour 4 jours.
J de R.

jean de Rancourt, 16 Feb 2010 21:25 GMT


Really good progress the last couple days. Keep up the great work. I speak a kind word to the man up stairs every day for you and your progress.. He is watching your every row, so row on brother. Talk to ya soon.

PS: I tell my friends down here in south La that I know someone that has the courage to be in this race. They are as impressed and as excited for you as I am.

Carey J.
Carey Jenkins, 16 Feb 2010 21:16 GMT

Charlie on JJ, Well done Charlie another 80 mile day. All the best to you and the other rowers. James
James, 16 Feb 2010 21:01 GMT

annie mel. your doing just great well better than great fantastic you must have viking blood in your veins,horns growing out of your heads. so hey if its worth doing its worth doing well, keep up the fantastic effort. love pete and fan club.
bristol balloon pete, 16 Feb 2010 20:55 GMT

mission atlantic

hey Jo hurry back the scum line needs doing and apparently your the best "man" for the job!!!!!!!

bet mission atlanic hasnt got a scum line!!!!

honestly girls you are well on the way home and doing sooooooooooooo well

jo jo row your boat
safely to the shore
hurry up and get back home
knightwood is such a bore!!!!!

not really I love my job
how much !!!!!!

love and hugs to all

loz and lucy
loz, 16 Feb 2010 20:48 GMT

Mike & Simon - Pendovey Swift

Well done boys past half way, I see the weather has not been to kind last few days, should be picking up now. Does this mean we will be seeing you flying up the field.

All the best
Dave Price - Newtown
Dave Price, 16 Feb 2010 20:46 GMT

Phil and Skippy Vision of Cornwall

I am very much impressed by the speed of Vision of Cornwall!

And I am very proud of your efforts on the Ocean.

Jean-Noël, 16 Feb 2010 20:23 GMT

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