doing great jct 600 yorkie lads keep it going
steve&paula, 16 Feb 2010 20:06 GMT
Vision of Cornwall.
Keep it up boys, at this rate you'll be under the 1000nm in a couple of days. Cause for celebration!!! x
Jill Chidg, 16 Feb 2010 19:52 GMT
How are u doing. It is still very cold here. Your doing very well great work. Best of luck 4 the rest of your fab journey.
COME ON SEAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stephen,Trudy, Jason, Evan, Alison, 16 Feb 2010 19:41 GMT
No. 47 Patience Nick and Jonathon,you are doing very well indeed. Two thirds of the race nearly completed! Keep pulling ,Everyone at Cardiff Yacht Club is wishing you well.You will be members of The Superman Club!!!!!!STAY SAFE AND POSITIVE. C.Y.C.
Simplee Red, 16 Feb 2010 19:33 GMT
Hi Simon, hope you and Mike are ok, bet your glad to get going again, can't wait to see you in Antigua, have warned Tommy about the beard and hair on your head. Keep strong and safe. See you soon love M xxxxxxxx
michelle, tommy and pops, 16 Feb 2010 19:19 GMT
Enjoy your pancakes. We're about to eat ours and will be thinking of your unique challenge - watch out when you flip them!!
You're doing a fantastic job and thanks for the continual updates. Got some amazing mind images of how things are out there. Probably very different in reality. Sorry to hear Joe's flowers were a bit of a 'flop'!
Keep up the good work and keep the humour going!!!
God bless you both,
Mark, Elaine and family
Mark & Elaine East, 16 Feb 2010 19:17 GMT
Hey Pepe, a la Vision of Cornwall, was great to hear you on the Radio. We've all been wondering how your holding up and it's good to know your still alive... been surfing any major waves?Unfortunately the pasty drop didn't work out so well so you'll have wait till your home. Get on and we'll see ya dreckly! xxxx
Claire Knight, 16 Feb 2010 18:52 GMT
Hi Tom & Rich,
Hope you're both doing ok? Have just watched the Cracknell & Fogle DVD for inspiration.
Impressive stuff boys - keep up the good work. Still loads of snow on the ground now.
Dan, Sandra & William
Dan Sechiari, 16 Feb 2010 18:07 GMT
Pete...what more can I say - YOU LEGEND, YOU!!! The angels are with you. Come home safe
cat, 16 Feb 2010 18:05 GMT
Well done James and Sam. You are on the march - just 10nm behind the next boat. Will a weight distribution change give you that extra bit of trim and speed to catch and pass them Keep at it - really good progress in poor weather.
Avid Admirer, 16 Feb 2010 17:53 GMT
On a deux médailles d'or et une médaille de bronze aux jeux olympique.
Et pour vous les filles se seraient la médaille d'or des meilleures rameuses. Votre défi s'annonce réussi de jour en jour, quatre rameuses bientôt championnes !!!
Catherine de Briançon, 16 Feb 2010 17:48 GMT
Annie and Mel in Explore
Great stuff girls - under 1100 nms to go now and yo'ull soon be under 1000. Also well within the British record. You're masking history. Wow thart's awesome What a team
God Speed and God Bless
MIKE, 16 Feb 2010 17:36 GMT
Pete, you are an absolute star and your latest comments today after meeting the other two at sea sum your strengths up exactly. This is why you are a winner and our hero. We are watching your every move with total admiration. Lots of love to you and Kim from Nathan and Mel.
Nathan & Mel, 16 Feb 2010 16:33 GMT
Glad your still rowing along - hang in there - miss you at SMT
Kate & Ali
Kate Moore, 16 Feb 2010 16:26 GMT
Birthday Greetings from Kenya. Thinking of you. Have a whale of a time!
Alison and Chris Young, 16 Feb 2010 15:56 GMT
luke and macca - i'll be in antigua this time next weeeeeeeeek!!!!! yeeeeeeeeeaaaaaahhhhh!!! GO GO GO GO GO!!!! hoopy x.x.x.x.x.x.
Claire O'Hanlon, 16 Feb 2010 15:35 GMT
Well done Charlie Pitcher, huge effort, keep it going we are all thinking of you and monitoring your progress.
Harry,Emmanuelle and Hector
Harry Shiers, 16 Feb 2010 15:34 GMT
Suivant les traditions de l'étiquette navale, vous méritez d'être saluées par un mâtage d'avirons.
Votre performance est à la hauteur de la fraicheur et du charme que vous introduisez dans ce monde de brutes.
Maintenant que vous avez pris le virus, bienvenue pour une prochaine traversée vers la Guyane en janvier 2012!
Signé: un galérien vétéran.
Jean François Tardiveau, 16 Feb 2010 15:22 GMT
We are so worried about the shark.
Is the shark still following you?
we raised €150 for you.
keep up the good work.
All at Lettergesh ns.
Lettergesh National School, 16 Feb 2010 15:06 GMT
Keep it up Peter, we're with you all the way.
Mike & Pam
Mike & Pam, 16 Feb 2010 15:01 GMT
Spirit of MA
Dean/Neil, you seem to have got your second wind and are flying, keep up this rate and you`ll be soon passing the southern shandy drinkers
Steve in Leeds, 16 Feb 2010 14:51 GMT
Allez les Rames Dames!
Tenez bon Karukera!
Laurence reviens vite!! J'ai hâte de te connaître!!!
Albane H;, 16 Feb 2010 14:36 GMT
Happy Birthday James
What an occasion ! and half way across the Atlantic Ocean .
I am sure the "eats " will be special if Mum packed them .I bet you have a record for being the only lad in a rowing boat in the middle of the Atlantic on your 19th Birthday !
Lots of love Grandma xx and Jack
Corinne Beech, 16 Feb 2010 14:22 GMT
Hi Ollie & James (QBE). What a great performance you are putting up! Stay strong; we're all rooting for you. Hope the weather is kind to you and can't wait to see you in Antigua! All our love, Dad & Mum B. xxxx
Ed & Susie Back, 16 Feb 2010 14:05 GMT
Hi Joe and Chris HCL WF1, Good to see you've picked it up again , regained another position - not far off a three figure nautical mileage left now. Crack on and get back up where you belong. See you soon, Kim, xx
Kim, 16 Feb 2010 13:42 GMT
Go Lia & Mick!
Our thoughts are with you!
Gretchen Dorian | Michigan USA, 16 Feb 2010 13:33 GMT
Brilliant job. We are keeping our eye on your progress from the comfort of home in Cardiff! You're still going strong. Keep it up lads. Can't imagine for a moment what it must be like but hope you are keeping well and your spirits are high. Stay safe and best of luck.
Sheila & Vince (CYC)
Sheila, 16 Feb 2010 12:04 GMT
HOTW - hope you're getting my Sat phone messages. Keep ploughing on, watch the mileage to go tick down and get some treats ready for breaking the 1,000 miles left mark! Doing great, hang in there.
Joe Jordon-White, 16 Feb 2010 11:33 GMT
Keep going Charlie P- you are doing brilliantly. Ginny and Co are extremely proud!
Jack Collins, 16 Feb 2010 11:28 GMT
Ltd intelligence, am with you three all the way, stay strong, work for each other and row that boat home, you now have a story to tell your family & friends, good luck for the rest of your epic journey. colin & carole
Colin Michael Briggs, 16 Feb 2010 11:21 GMT
Hey Mike & Si
You guys are doing amazing and well over the half way mark now, you will soon be crossing that finishing line. Great to hear you on 'The Wave' last week, will listen in again tomorrow. Keep strong and dig in deep.
Mary, 16 Feb 2010 11:15 GMT
Skippy & Phil
More incredible progress, knocking them out!
Ive checked out your destination in Antigua, it's looking just as hot - hope you saved your best bikini's, cant wait!
Skippy must report, Mr Kirsten Gorvin had an oar in his hands sunday (he struggled with idea no sail or engine) and they going Scillies too!!!!!!
All our huge loving, cant wait to log on again to see your progress x
Daisy Duke, 16 Feb 2010 11:06 GMT
go james beech thank you 4 the john ruskin school assembly wee all wish you good look well done james xxxx
kayla wilkinson, 16 Feb 2010 10:59 GMT
TO ALL COMPETITORS watching your awesome ordeals is mind blowing I want you to know that none of you are alone all us folk are thinking about you all the time and wishing you well and wish you all GOD SPEED. Skippy's mum
jackie cummings, 16 Feb 2010 10:31 GMT
You're doing really well and are climbing the leaderboard once again - fantastic! Especially when the weather hasn't been kind to you.
We're sweating it here at home...our boys aren't doing too well in the cricket in India although hopefully we can turn it around tomorrow and still win or at least draw the match.
Tsay safe and strong
Lots of love
Louise Goddard, 16 Feb 2010 09:54 GMT
Well done Norman and James. That green dot is moving along nicely. New Zealand is proving to be a wonderful country to visit ..so just keep rowing west for a few more weeks and you should be able to join us. Love from the Bowleseses
Taff and Karin, 16 Feb 2010 09:48 GMT
Go James go Sam on HOTW
You are on the move again. Keep them strokes going strong and fast. We are with you all the way.
Pat, Derek & Tim
pAT, dEREK & tIM, 16 Feb 2010 09:43 GMT
Missy & Her Crew, the hard part is over, half way has past and now you on the final trek home. Amazing effort girls, I know its been hard at times and mother nature hasnt helped much in this epic crossing.
Keep going strong, keep up the good work.
Im proud of all of you.
Take Care & Stay Safe
Louise Turmaine, 16 Feb 2010 09:24 GMT
Hi Pete, Nyamezela, picked-up another position. Go for it and God Bless, Mike, Slummies.
Mike Bee, 16 Feb 2010 08:58 GMT
Hello Mesdames de Rames Dames ; voilà qui doit vous mettre du baume au coeur, de sentir ce vent de NE qui semble avoir décidé de vous donner un coup de main, même si votre moyenne est plus qu'honorable ! La Bretagne vous envoie un peu de brise supplémentaire et croise les doigts pour que ça dure, avec qqes rayons de soleil pour vous sécher un peu si besoin... Vive Vous quatre !!! Hughes
hughes de Rancourt, 16 Feb 2010 08:34 GMT
QBE Insurance Challenger
Good to see your pace picking up, keep it up lads!!
James, needless to say RJ missed your help with the BP!!
Dave Herridge, 16 Feb 2010 07:38 GMT
Hats off to Charlie P. Under 600 miles now, thoughts with you and all the other rowers. Best wishes Sally and James.
Sally, 16 Feb 2010 07:00 GMT
mission atlantic....43 days and still going strong... superwomen! ...now finish it off! .....go girls.
john arizona, 16 Feb 2010 05:35 GMT
Happy 19th Birthday James!!
Maybe those whales will be back to share a slice of Birthday cake??!
James you are an amazing inspiration to other young people. We are so proud of you and your dream to make a life saving difference to so many people.
Have an awesome day!
Mike, Gill, Katie and Hannah xxxx
Mike and Gill Scott, 16 Feb 2010 04:37 GMT
Team Boogie Woogie
How are you doing, Ole? Looks like you guys are making great progress. Hope your hands are in good shape and that your spirits are high.
Harry & Yvonne
Harry & Yvonne Spies, 16 Feb 2010 04:09 GMT
Kathy has been giving me updates of your progress and I finally said give me his address and I'll send him a note of encouragement. She is so blown away by your courage and endurance...she is also very jealous because she isn't on the trip with you. Being on the ocean alone during the day must be one think but nightime must be something else entirely. Stay strong and I wish you well. Oceans of love and luck. J.A.S.
Jude Spellacy, 16 Feb 2010 01:04 GMT
annie mel. you are on track to get the womens pairs record. dig deep and keep on even though you are sore and aching.you really are a inspiration to us landlubbers.love pete and 14 year old mel. she says mention the dogs alfie and patch.
bristol balloon pete, 15 Feb 2010 23:33 GMT
hello again to both of you. Hopefully it can only get a little easier with land getting nearer, a hot shower and a big comfy bed that you can stetch out in awaits!!!!!!!!
we are so full of admiration for you both, stay safe.
carol and graham (CYC)
carol clark, 15 Feb 2010 22:51 GMT
Hi Joe and Chris, Well done guys just incredible to think of you rowing all that way. You are doing very well, keep it up. Hope the blisters aren't too painful - Paul and Carole
Paul Joslin, 15 Feb 2010 22:34 GMT
Vision of Cornwall.
Still going great. Greta has just left; she wondered what had possessed you!!! Anyway, sends greetings and good luck as do I. Will check in again tomorrow. X
Jill Chidg, 15 Feb 2010 22:31 GMT
Hi the girls on Explore! Back up to tenth!!! Result!!! Time for another piece of Christmas Cake!!! Keep at it Annie and Mel. Won't be long now. Iggy's getting all excited. You're speeding along. Maybe a spot of water-skiing this afternoon?? Love to both and see you soon. Renaud and Katie XX.
Renaud and Katie, 15 Feb 2010 22:26 GMT
Come on QBE. Stay up front. Stay ahead. With that boat number and that purple dot we expect nothing less from you !!! Lucky number. Lucky colour.
Southern Cross Mum Indian Ocean 2009
Ro Facer, 15 Feb 2010 21:34 GMT
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMES
We hope you've got some treats in the food store and you win at satellite footie!
WIth Love and Best WIshes
from Jeanie & Jes.
Jean Wilkinson, 15 Feb 2010 21:29 GMT
Séan looking good kid I see you had a little wind to test you again and you're through it Head up and pull steady. I hope James in speedo is a little company if you see him on the horizon. Keep it up how is my dive hood holding up? May the force be you
Eamon Russell, 15 Feb 2010 21:10 GMT
Sympa d'avoir des médailles d'or à Vancouver, mais ce n'est rien à côté de la fierté qui nous habite en vous voyant caracoler dans le peloton de tête.
Souquez ferme !!!
Isabelle et Olivier
Olivier & Isabelle Maumy, 15 Feb 2010 20:56 GMT
Hi! We've been following your progress. You are doing really well. You have seen some amazing things. The Dolphin and the whales esp! Joe and the underwater disco..... we think you might be losing the plot! Don't even get us started on the yellow jelly baby.. Only joking :) We look forward to hearing joe's next installment. Enjoy the rest of your journey! Love from us both :)
Amy & Kerry, 15 Feb 2010 20:50 GMT
Great going today boys! Great to be able to hear your voices on the phone last night. Very surreal! Looking forward to seeing all your fantastic photographs and videos. Take care and hope the winds keep pushing you in the right direction. Love & prayers xxxx
The Murrays (Coleraine), 15 Feb 2010 20:43 GMT
Tom & Rich - either you've turned Red Arrow into the Tardis and embarked on a little time travel or the recording of your position is experiencing a little blip. Hope to see accurate data soon. Lin x x
Lin Diaby, 15 Feb 2010 20:42 GMT
you passed the halfway mark!!! well done, you're nearly home now...
Lisa Arnold, 15 Feb 2010 20:41 GMT
Take as long as you like team jct 600, I am just packing again for antigua , and its such a hardship,!! I love stewed goat... Will nearly be as thin as you two scragggies by the time you arrive, so come on yorkshire challenger is time to rock up !!! xxx
kaz , 15 Feb 2010 20:37 GMT
et 1, et 2, et 6 francais sur le podium! Les garcons de Karukera reviennent pincer les fesses des filles de vivaldi, pas question de lacher l'affaire, même à 48 ans désormais pour mon héros de grand frère. allez allez francois, allez benoit allez les filles!!!
laurence de ste foy les lyon, 15 Feb 2010 20:27 GMT
Come on Vision of Cornwall (esp Philip!) - you're the best! I hope you're not too knackered. Keep focussed on what a brilliant job you're doing for charity. And your tan- very cool.
Lots of Love
Kate Fordham, 15 Feb 2010 20:01 GMT
hi uncle leo, robin wants to know if you go on the ellen dengeneres show when you make it if she can go with you? i know, shes strange., anyway, i see you are over the 1000 mile mark, congrats. before you know it you'll be on land. keep up the great work and try not to become shark food. your favorite god son, eric.
eric altenbach, 15 Feb 2010 19:07 GMT
QBE Challenger - No 9 - Ollie & James
A 'Truly Outstanding' performance - Watching your every move. Good Luck and Keep Safe. Very Best Wishes. jules butler
Jules Butler, 15 Feb 2010 18:59 GMT
Glad to see that the storm has passed and you can make headway. Just think of all the progress that you have made. Keep your spirts up, and think of the finish of a great adventure.
Jack Brosnahan, 15 Feb 2010 18:46 GMT
Hey Pete, Awesome rowing cuz. Hats off to ya mate.. you know what to do.. We are all seriously behind and with you. What can I say to make this easier for you :-) Hang in .. you are seriously experiencing life to the full. what an awesome opportunity. Row Pete row. later then
Cousin Dave, 15 Feb 2010 18:36 GMT
up to 16th place now and that dot is looking good and strong!!
hope you are all good
need a cuppa Jo Jo
loz, 15 Feb 2010 18:26 GMT
C'mon Dream maker - you're doing brilliantly keep smiling :)
Lindsey, 15 Feb 2010 18:21 GMT
Courage les filles vous arrivez au but. Bien sur quelques coups de rame encore mais après le chemin déjà parcouru.....C'est vraiement merveilleux.Des bises tout particulieremenyt à Quitterie
ANNIE la tarusate, 15 Feb 2010 18:03 GMT
Sorry i missed your call again. Glad to hear you are doing well and making steady progress. If you can, give me a ring later this week or wknd. Will be at buddy's in FL. We would love to talk to you. Take care my friend and keep it going. joe
joe Saccardo, 15 Feb 2010 17:56 GMT
Vous me faite rêver! J'admire déjà votre courage, tempérement, abnégation, générosité, combativité... mais si en plus vous accrochez le podium!
Rémy Gannat, 15 Feb 2010 17:55 GMT
On est tous très contents de ce que vous avez accompli. Le plus dur doit être maintenant: ensuite quand la ligne d'arrivée sera "en vue" (avec les yeux donc), je pense que ca ira tout seul (ah, un bon bain chaud...). J'espère que votre motivation est toujours aussi grande que celle de ceux qui vous suivent. Keep up the good work!
Guillaume Legrand, 15 Feb 2010 17:51 GMT
good luck Sam, you can do it!
The Drys, 15 Feb 2010 17:49 GMT
Et les Rames Dames, les biathlètes et les skieurs nordiques ont ramené 2 médailles d'or de Vancouver. On compte sur vous. Allez les filles.
Xavier, 15 Feb 2010 17:47 GMT
Go PETE Go its time to kick ass.
Clifford.$, 15 Feb 2010 17:42 GMT
Go on Sean, keep up the good work, you're doing the nation and Limerick proud!
Conor, 15 Feb 2010 17:10 GMT
Sean you are an inspiration to others. Keep strong in this life changing challenge...... It takes some balls.
Gerry O'Brien NY, 15 Feb 2010 17:02 GMT
Matthew and Charlie. you are doing so well, only a couple of pairs infront of you. I know where you are staying in Antigua, you'll love it. I hope the weather is being kinder. A fantastic achievement so far.. forradee on! Love Di and all the BAs
Diana B-A, 15 Feb 2010 16:50 GMT
Thinking of the work your doing makes the 2ks that people raced yesterday look like a cinch! Keep up the great work.
Mary O'Neill (RBC), 15 Feb 2010 16:34 GMT
Was away last week so didn't get to check your progress. Hopefully the storms have passed and you are making good headway now. Stay strong and the finish will be in sight before you know it.
Mike Rowley, 15 Feb 2010 16:33 GMT
Well done Sean - fantastic achievement so far - good luck - Come on Tess!
Dave Lilburn, 15 Feb 2010 16:31 GMT
Just to wish you a Happy Birthday James as I will not have acces to a computer for a few days. Sorry about the bad weekend but glad you are on the move again. I am finding your blogs and the main news very interesting comparing sore spots etc. Lets hope you have had the last of the bad weather/wind. You are the main talking piont in coniston. Keep it up you are doing well
Kay shepherd, 15 Feb 2010 15:53 GMT
Hi Annie and Mel in Explore
No more strange surprises thank goodness. Slept better in consequence,. Holding your position well - a bit of luck with wind and current could see you overtake quite a few others. So GO, GO, GO Girls.
Blessings and admiration you mad things
MIKE, 15 Feb 2010 14:33 GMT
Team Insight - Good Morning! Row, Row, Row your boat, Gently to Antigua. Wearily, Wearily, Wearily, Wearily, Life is but a dream! Be Safe!
HTL and Company, 15 Feb 2010 14:11 GMT
Allez Vivaldi !!! Allez Vivaldi !!!
Au 42 èm jour de traversée vous êtes toujours supers.
Les futures championnes vers l'arrivée.
Catherine de Briançon, 15 Feb 2010 14:10 GMT
Go go Go Roberto Coin... steve
steve, 15 Feb 2010 13:40 GMT
Je parle de vous partout autour de moi!! Laurence, le pays basque t'attend, c'est le pied! On étazit en rando avec pit, labouze et ses potes hier... les sommets tout blancs nous rappellaient que vous étiez sur du plat tout bleu... On est fans!!!
Elise deRancourt, 15 Feb 2010 13:28 GMT
Red Arrow woo hoo woo hoo go for it boys
Ataxia South Wales
Alan Thomas, 15 Feb 2010 13:27 GMT
Leo, The weather has to change for the better soon. We are watching every day. Keep your head up and row on. See you soon.
Mike, 15 Feb 2010 13:25 GMT
Hey Beech Boys
I am really enjoying reading your blog and dot watching from the comfort of my warm office. Difficult to imagine the nature of all the challenges you are facing - physical, technical, emotional and spiritual - to name but a few! I just feel totally inspired as I wipe a tear from the eye.
Day 42? Nearly half way and still with a sense of humour - Brilliant!
Phil Silvester, 15 Feb 2010 11:40 GMT
luke - you owe me chocolates!!!!! :-P
Claire O'Hanlon, 15 Feb 2010 10:24 GMT
Dream It, Do It.
Hopefully the bad weather is behind you and it's "onwards and upwards".
How dare that Turtle take "advantage" of you and Didi, how 'rude"...lol!!
Latara is home with Layla and she is settling in nicely...I wish I could get a photo through to you, she is adorable!
I hope there's no more bad weather to hamper your progress.
Lots of love,
Lin and Den xxx
Lin Rayment, 15 Feb 2010 10:12 GMT
Glad that storm passed and you can head south again. Hope your hands got a good rest and healed up. All shouting for you here at home, C'mon Tess!
Natalie McGowan, 15 Feb 2010 09:43 GMT
Si and Mike Pendovey Swift
Well done guys on passing that half way mark! Your families will be counting down the days until they see you, your doing a fantastic job so keep it up and keep in your mind those smiling happy family faces waiting for you, they will I am sure be very proud of you right now!
Weather here is awful but apparently the Welsh Game was a good one.......I could hear Spud screaming at the telly and jumping for joy while I was keeping the kids out of the way.
Keep smiling, Keep Safe, Keep going
Nic, Spud and girls , 15 Feb 2010 09:30 GMT
Just getting the day underway at the BRI.
great to see your progress - 12th again - keep going. Anna Shekhdar sends here greetings too.
Love and God bless
Nigel rawlinson, 15 Feb 2010 08:56 GMT
Good Job! Red Arrow :-) Over half way and doing great :-)
Linda, 15 Feb 2010 08:55 GMT
TeamHeatwave..Youv'e cracked this one, all the way to the finish boys..see you soon...Mick G
mick g, 14 Feb 2010 23:13 GMT
Hi Luke and Alex
Doing brill and even a mention in despatches!Love the beard Luke, by the time you reach land you will look like Brad Pitt,but don't let that put you off! Strong and hard guys,well done! Love to you both
Groses of BR!
Graham,Catherine,Jamie & George, 14 Feb 2010 23:02 GMT
Bon Anniversaire François de la part de Manou suis en Guadeloupe pour combien de temps??!!!
manou, 14 Feb 2010 22:53 GMT
Still watching your progress from the comfort of my living room!!!!
You and your purple dot are doing really well. Keep on rowing!!!
Much love and respect from John, Tash, Sophie and Kara xxxx
natasha dillingham, 14 Feb 2010 22:36 GMT