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


My brother Roger on Dream It, Do It is safely back on land and he has made me sooo proud to call him my brother!
An amazing achievement and a great inspiration!

To the 4 boats left....I wish you ALL the very CAN do it!! In doing so you will make your family and friends sooo proud of you!
I hope the weather is kind to you all!
Lin Rayment (Rogers eldest sister in Australia)
Lin Rayment, 10 Apr 2010 16:34 BST

Hi Ole & Brian Have been wathching you all the way so pleased you are nearly there congratulations amazing effort well done. Plenty of cigs in Antigia,enjoy a beer and relax will be thinking of you when you land. Love Sam's Mum and Dad.
Keith /Carole Langmead, 10 Apr 2010 16:08 BST

To Boogie Woogie, Tess, Speedo and Halycon - keep on keeping on! Brilliant efforts from all 4 boats, watching your progress, sorry we'll not to be there to see you in, but can assure you it feels sweet when you get there! Thinking of you and look forward to seeing you at the prize giving in May. Be bold and strong.
Beech Boys - Norman & James
Beech Boys - Norman and James, 10 Apr 2010 14:14 BST

Leo... It's just like the charles only bigger. Keeping and eye on you even in retirement. You are kicking butt. Go get 'em!
Billy and Tara Degan, 10 Apr 2010 13:32 BST

Fantastic! What a speed these latest days. As we say in Denmark,"Saadan mand!"
Ole og Anna, 10 Apr 2010 09:03 BST

Go Leo, go! Less than 10 % left. We met at La Gomera in beginning of December and since then I've been following the race in Internet. Greetings Ari
Ari, 10 Apr 2010 04:58 BST

En fantastisk fart i har paa til sidst, Good luck og fortsat happydayes. Tænk paa, at det jun er 1/4 ad vejen fra Coh. til Oslo. See yiu soon.
Hilsen fra danmark
ove og birthe, 10 Apr 2010 03:57 BST


How exciting!

I have been announcing your progress every week on Nautical Talk Radio. I wish the radio station would fly me down to Antigua to meet you at the finish line. Look forward to speaking with you in Marshfield.

Capt Lou
Capt Lou - WATD Radio, 09 Apr 2010 23:46 BST

Kevin N, 09 Apr 2010 23:40 BST

Great job Leo we are all cheering you on here in Massachusetts. Man are we proud of you.

Jim and Marie
Jim Rosati, 09 Apr 2010 22:53 BST


You are looking good, down below 300. Stay strong and keep you mind focused on the goal.
See you soon.

Jack B
Jack Brosnahan, 09 Apr 2010 21:24 BST

hi tess keep up the good work you will do it... supporters of yorkshire challenger
steve&paula, 09 Apr 2010 21:10 BST

Leo, you are unbelievable. Riverside is really proud of you! Igor
Igor Belakovskiy, 09 Apr 2010 19:02 BST

A belated CONGRATULATIONS the crazy Beech Boys. Take care and God bless. Anna G (soon to be S)
Anna Gordon, 09 Apr 2010 18:35 BST

Sean on TESS,A very big WELL DONE over the last few days.Your progress is tremendous.You seem to have attracted fans and supporters all over the world.Keep it up,stay safe and focused.You are well on your way to the end of your dream. B.K. C.Y.C.
Brian King, 09 Apr 2010 17:09 BST

LEO, Not much pond left - see you on shore! I think you may have to rethink the whole raisin thing. XO Spell
Spell, 09 Apr 2010 16:15 BST

Go Leo go you are doing awsome, keep up the great work....
Ed Rose, 09 Apr 2010 15:29 BST

To the 4 boat floats still out there, remember yr vision is almost accomplished. Stay focused as land is calling you nearer. Have a safe, high flying, ocean full of fun weekend. Will blog U again on Monday. Plenty cheers & lotsa beers waiting for you all xxxx Tess Mills (Nyamazela land)
Tess Mills, 09 Apr 2010 14:54 BST

Almost there keep on going just another 86 miles to go
It will be lovely to stand onland and see your famillys again! n
enjoy your last moments on the atlantic
From Jessica Blatter
Jessica Blatter, 09 Apr 2010 14:16 BST

You are an inspiration. Good luck on the finish! You are already a hero. Stay safe!
Peggy Moon Hames & Bill Hames, 09 Apr 2010 13:28 BST

Hi Uncle Leo, its Ava and Dad. Are you close to the finish line? Dad said your doing great. He also said that you must be able to smell the suntan oil and cuban cigars by now.
Capt Don, 09 Apr 2010 12:56 BST

hey leo! what a great surprise to hear you speaking with loren & wally friom WROR radio just now. steve had not left as yet so we both caught your interview. sorry about the lousy conditions...keep smiling, you're almost home. peg & steve
peg, 09 Apr 2010 12:14 BST

James on SPEEDO Hi James,
So good to see how well you did yesterday & hope conditions will be great from now on. We are both rooting for you. Look forward to being part of your Welcome @ English Harbour. Keep it up & every good luck. Jenny
Jenny & Tony Meston, 09 Apr 2010 12:10 BST

Great Stuff Sean keep going just think you will have crossed the Atlantic and Willie O'Dea still won't have fixed the pot holes in Glenview and Stenson
The Conways, 09 Apr 2010 09:19 BST

Plenty Cheers & a 100 beers for Boogie Woogie, U almost there. Yipeedoo what a crew, you are simply AMAZING! Smile you are on camera. Have a peachy smiley faced happy days weekend xxx Tess fr Nyamazela land
Tess Mills, 09 Apr 2010 09:10 BST

Hi Sean,

you are making great progress last two days, i don't know where you are getting the strength from but well done, we are all so proud of you and miss you so much. Stay safe and hurry home, x
donna mc gowan, 08 Apr 2010 21:57 BST

The KID the KID the KID you mad B.....d you are coming into the fast current and away you go good run home just sit back and relax only joking I won't remind you how old you are by wishing you belated Happy BD
but you look every minute of it !!!

Best of luck KID

Eamon Russell, 08 Apr 2010 21:51 BST

Come on Brian and Ole
The last days and only few miles to the triumph and glory !
We look forward to see you back in Kildebakken Brian (specielt fordi vi skal have gode råd om lyset på vejen !). So just hang on !
Soeren/Kildebakken, DK
Søren Rasmussen, 08 Apr 2010 20:39 BST

Ole & Brian (Boogie Woogie)... Leo (Halcyon)... James (Speedo)... and Sean (Tess).... Guys we are thinking about you constantly and watching your progress daily, it`s not long to go now so treasure every moment and just keep thinking about crossing that finishing line it is amazing and the best feeling ever!! keep safe and strong...
Dean & Neil (spirit of M.A.), 08 Apr 2010 20:06 BST

Almost home now that little purple dot is getting closer and closer to the shore.
Candles and prayers still going. Stay safe. You are truly amazing
Mary Reidy
Mary Reidy, 08 Apr 2010 19:00 BST

Brilliant mileage the last couple of days Sean. Keep digging deep. Ex Waterbabes supporter!
Jane Pattenden, 08 Apr 2010 17:46 BST

Leo, keep pulling. Wish I could come and give you a break. You Da Man!
Mike, 08 Apr 2010 17:29 BST

Halcyon, you are moving now! Finishing strong - I had no doubt! Keep singing. HUGS SPELL
Spell, 08 Apr 2010 17:24 BST

Go Leo!
Lauren & Wally on WROR want to you call them between 6 & 8 AM. 617 931-1057."collect".
Stan, 08 Apr 2010 13:47 BST

Hi Seán & Tess,
Well done, great work the last couple of days despite the elements. You are in our thoughts and prayers and everyone here passes on their best wishes. Looking forward to seeing you soon, stay safe.
Love Brigid, Adrian, Seá, Rónan & Darragh xxxxx
The Lyons Clan, 08 Apr 2010 12:56 BST

Come On Tess!!!!
Keep up the good rowing..
I know you can do it.
Jessica Blatter, 08 Apr 2010 12:31 BST

Hi Roger Haines

Brilliant to now become an Ocean Rower. Well done - you have done it. And your journey was an interesting one going round in a big square somewhere in the middle of the North Pacific! But for a skiffer of excellence, from all at Dittons Skiff and Punting Club: well done. Just remember not to use those navigational skills in our long distance marathons on the Thames! Congratulations. Dittons Skiff and Punting Club members, Thames Ditton.

Dittons Skiff and Punting Club, 08 Apr 2010 11:20 BST

Well done to Tom and Rich on your fantastic achievement. We are very proud of our Addlestone resident Tom and Rich, in your endeavour and your fundraising for Jamie's charity Ataxia, and offer you Tom big congratulations on your engagement to Laura. All from Runnymede Borough Council.
Runnymede borough council, 08 Apr 2010 11:17 BST

To you all still rowing for Antigue. Every stroke is a stroke nearer to English Harbour, keep you heads and spirits up. So many of us are watching and willing you on.

Keep safe and go for it.

W-W, 08 Apr 2010 09:23 BST

To Roger/DreamItDoIt

Fantastic achievement, well done

From all at TeamJCT600
Neal Macdonald, 08 Apr 2010 08:18 BST

All of you out there are heros, keep going and keep safe. Sean on Tess, you really must be something special to do what you are doing. Be safe.
Allan from Chausey at CYC, 08 Apr 2010 07:44 BST

Great work Leo!

Keep pulling. According to my computer you're a mere inch and a half from the black and white checkered flag. Oh, that means 300 nm. Good thing I'm not co-pilot. We'd be LOST! You'd be just north of an idot! LOL! Can't wait to see you soon. Did I hear Barker's Tavern is being planned?!!!! YUMMO!

Take good care!
Renee & Paul, 08 Apr 2010 00:37 BST

Congratulations to Roger & Di Di. What an amazing achievement. Enjoy the celebrations and then some rest.
Ketchell family, 07 Apr 2010 22:08 BST

Fantastic effort well done
Graeme Mulcahy, 07 Apr 2010 21:04 BST

Hi all remaining rowers, you are all awesome. Having spent the last few months follwing The Beech Boys, we are still drawn to seeing how you guys are doing. Don't give up and hang on in there!

The Hodgsons
The Hodgsons, 07 Apr 2010 20:04 BST

keep going you are nearly there
tadhg twomey, 07 Apr 2010 19:19 BST

Roger what a fantastic achievement, take the rest of the week off :) Tim
Tim Harness, 07 Apr 2010 16:34 BST

Sean, Yet more great progress, you are eating up the miles now. Truly down hill all the way now it seems. Keep it up, you're doing great. We're thinking of you in Cardiff and with you all the way.
Sheila Parker-Brown, 07 Apr 2010 16:26 BST


What a Journey! What a Dream! To think you rowed across an ocean alone! What mental strength and courage! Congratulations on your magnificent achievement. All you trans-ocean rowers really are special.
Doug R, 07 Apr 2010 16:02 BST

Leo, The end is in sight. We are ready to order another cake!
Mimi, 07 Apr 2010 15:23 BST

Hiya Roger, Amazing adventure cant wait to meet up. You are the MAN. well done again im lost for words.

Love Tim and Sue x
Tim Wheatley, 07 Apr 2010 15:11 BST


Just 13 degrees of longitude to go and at 1 degree every two days, you are well within the last month. Go on and a belated happy birthday.

Jon O'Halloran, 07 Apr 2010 14:26 BST

Hi Rich & Tom,

Just wanted to say a Big Thank You from us all at Sunwise for our Post card and up date on your progress!

Keep up the good work you are doing an amazing job!

We look forward to hearing from again.

Best Wishes
(Sunwise Sunglasses)
Sarah- Sunwise Sunglasses, 07 Apr 2010 14:21 BST

Looking great Leo!

Your track looks like a ruler. I wish I could steer that straight.
Way to hang tough through the weather. Those are big miles your getting now! I'm sure it doesn't feel as close as it looks on the map, but you are closing in fast!
Keep it swinging, all the way in!
Mike R-B, 07 Apr 2010 14:17 BST

You're almost there, Leo. I know you had some bad weather, but that's over now and you look like you're back on track. Not much longer now. Keep going.
Netta Vercollone, 07 Apr 2010 13:20 BST

Dad (dream it do it)
You will never know how proud I am of you for what you have achieved you really are a superstar and my hero!
Cant wait to get you home and give you a massive hug!
Best birthday present ever!!!All be it 3 days late - I blame the weather!

Love you very much , now enjoy a rest before the partying starts back here in london!

Love you dad


To all the teams that are still battleing in this challenge , keep going, you are all amazing and are makingf your family and friends so proud of you! you will be there in no time! just keep going ! xxxxxxx
Livvie Haines Daughter number 2!, 07 Apr 2010 12:56 BST

Go for it Leo!
jack, 07 Apr 2010 12:39 BST

Roger - Fantastic news that you have Dreamed It and Done It ! Glad you are safe, you ancient mariner. Look forward to seeing you - but not in a skiff for a while ...
Tom Millest, 07 Apr 2010 11:32 BST

Thanks Roger for letting us live your adventure through your entertaining blogs. What a fantastic achievement. Well done.
Carol & Ray, 07 Apr 2010 11:24 BST

What an achievement Stuart - solo on your last 10 days! We all felt for you. No limit now. lol, Olivia x
Olivia Bassett, 07 Apr 2010 11:10 BST

Hi Tess
It's great to see you're making steady progress towards the finish line. Dig deep and perserve....there's a fairly long road ahead but you're up for it! You're going to have the most awesome stories to tell when this epic journey is over, it's only the most courageous amongst us who take up this challenge, and I have the utmost admiration for you.
Stay safe and strong
Best wishes
Cape Town, South Africa
Louise Goddard, 07 Apr 2010 10:05 BST

Well done guys, you should be really proud of yourselves.

Walter Morrison would think the world of you.
steve and carol, 07 Apr 2010 09:52 BST

Well done. Great to see this tremendous achievement, especially after the disappointments of Geraldton.
Paul ( Audeamus)
Paul Cannon, 07 Apr 2010 09:50 BST

Dream It Do It
Roger well done to you fantastic achievement.Now enjoy your rest and relaxation, good food and cold beer.To the other boats out there keepit up stay strong stay safe and well. you will get there.
Sandra Fudge, 07 Apr 2010 08:12 BST

hi Sean happy birthday for yesterday? I see the weather has improved and you are on the move again.Keep it up you are getting there, stay strong stay well and keep your spirits up.from Sandra Fudge a brit111 follower.
Sandra Fudge, 07 Apr 2010 08:06 BST

GOOOOOOOOooooooo Leo!!!

On the monitor you're about an inch away ;-)

Pull those oars!


Ian, 07 Apr 2010 03:56 BST

Just read about your trek on, Leo. What an awesome physical and mental undertaking and adventure. You're close to the finish now. Stay strong and last long. All the best from a fellow 50-something. You'll be celebrating soon.
Bay Stater, 07 Apr 2010 03:52 BST

Leo Rosette, we are rooting for you here in MA! We read the paper and were amazed by your strength and determination in conquering the ocean. Woo-hoo! Keep pulling!!
A, 07 Apr 2010 02:54 BST

Leo: You never stop amazing me!! Keep up the good work!!
Paul R , 07 Apr 2010 01:34 BST

Go for it Rog.Congratulations on a Mighty effort.God speed,keep safe & looking forward to your Return.DT
David Tappin, 06 Apr 2010 22:27 BST

LEO !!! Your back in the saddle!! All the bad weather is in back of you!!! Crunch time Leo! Keep pulling and stay healthy!! Kevin N
Kevin N, 06 Apr 2010 21:38 BST

Leo, Smooth going now - keep the coffee brewing - you will finish on caffeine and sheer will. You are doing great my friend!

XO Spell
spell, 06 Apr 2010 18:08 BST

Hi Sean
Happy Birthday almost there stay strong

See you soon Trish Fenton
Patricia, 06 Apr 2010 17:30 BST

Leo, come on now it's too late to get discouraged we are watching every day. Keep going you are within the range that I could swim along beside you. How is that knee doing that I screwed up for you? Just keep thinking of that. Come on get to home base.
Mike, 06 Apr 2010 17:17 BST

Keep your head up and best of luck sean, one day at a time. we are all thinking of you and wishing you well

john , 06 Apr 2010 16:58 BST

We see from the messages that its your birthday today Sean, so we thought we would send our good wishes to you too. Hope youve got something nice to eat for a treat! Keep going Sean, everyone is willing you on. James' mum & dad
John & Tricia Ketchell, 06 Apr 2010 16:23 BST

Happy Birthday dad!!! Hope you have a nice day and try not to have too much fun without us.
Lots of love Chloe Rachael Daniel Patrick Mum oh and Benny says hey too. Xxxxx
Chloe & rachael, 06 Apr 2010 14:40 BST

Just for the record, today we will be welcoming our local hometown Hero, Pete, back to East London & look forward to his many stories that he has to share with us. You guys & girls are simply awesome in tackling this huuuuge ocean, sweat pain & tears & so much more. We thank you for sharing your adventure with us bloggers xxx U R all such an inspiration that nothing is impossible if U want it Tess Mills (SA)
Tess Mills, 06 Apr 2010 13:20 BST

To Roger, Congrats on a marvelous crossing. Memories to last a life time & yr blogs so interesting. And the same to the other boats out there. Jamo, Sean, Boogie Woogie & Leo. Vasbyt & bite the bullet. U guys R simply amazing. So many days with such big waves. What an unbelievable achievement. I pray for coninued strength & safety until you all reach land xxxx Tess (SA)
Tess Mills, 06 Apr 2010 13:13 BST

Hi sean,happy birthday from Laura and all the Flanagans.
Your doing great. Dad said he might have a pint tonight for your birthday
LauraF, 06 Apr 2010 13:10 BST

Happy Birthday Seán, Hope to see things improving for you, another milestone in more ways than one today! The Easter egg and birthday cake will be awaiting your arrival at English Harbour. Stay Safe.
Love Brigid, Adrian, Seán, Rónan & Darragh xxxxx
The Lyons Clan, 06 Apr 2010 12:10 BST

Happy Birthday Uncle Sean, love from Zoe & Ben xx
Zoe & Ben Jones in Nenagh, 06 Apr 2010 11:52 BST

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEAN !!! We will be waiting in Antigua with your birthday cake so hurry up in case we eat it all! Hope the current goes with you today, what better birthday pressie? Stay safe.
Natalie McGowan, 06 Apr 2010 09:27 BST

Alex and Luke are safely home but still thinking of you so close to the finish and giving it your all. Best wishes to Sean, James, Leo the Boogie Woogie boys and Dream to Do it -you're nearly there! Lyn, Rodger, Blaine and Christopher
Lyn , 06 Apr 2010 08:26 BST

GO,GO,GO Rog!!!! Forget sleeping and eating...just get those last few miles over!!!
Thinking of you constantly.
Love Lin and Den
Lin Rayment, 06 Apr 2010 02:38 BST

Having met the team of JCT600 in the hotel where I work in Antigua, my interest in this race has peaked. I will be cheering you on to the end. So proud of you all. Antigua waits!
Chrys, 05 Apr 2010 23:15 BST

Hi Sean,

Happy birthday, you will certainly remember how you spent the day for years to come, we'll keep cake and beers on ice here for you.
stay safe and hurry home x
donna mc gowan, 05 Apr 2010 23:05 BST

Only afew short days to go to your destination. You have done so well. What an amazing and exciting achievement. One that very few people in the world would try. OLE you are one of the very few people that will achieve a goal that you will never forget.You have always been up to real challenges be it in every day life or rowing accross the Atlantic in Boogie woogie. We look forward to your safe landing and hope you have a great party on shore.
All of our Best Wishes !
Vic & Shirley Hnatyszyn
05 April 2010
Vic & Shirley Hnatyszyn, 05 Apr 2010 22:51 BST

sean tess. everyone is willing you on, it must seem never ending, but remember the big hearted irishman on top of the mountain did NOTfall are making steady progress towards your goal the winds and tide will help you enormously the nearer you get to antigua god speed pete.
bristol balloon pete, 05 Apr 2010 22:27 BST

School is out now for us Sean but thinking of you.The end is in sight now....You've had your setbacks but don't give up now. You've gotten through so much hang in there you definitely can do this. All the kids at lettergesh think you're awesome...their word not mine.
mandy from Lettergesh, 05 Apr 2010 22:26 BST

Hi Leo,
Looks like the bad weather is gone and your moving again. Keep it up as your doing GREAT. Smooth rowing ahead.
Love and PRAYERS,

Mimi, 05 Apr 2010 21:34 BST

Séan the KID you're down in the sevins well done I was in the west for the E weekend weather sh1t I hope it's better for you out there I was thinking of you as I looked out over the Atlantic I notice the message page has more and more greetings for the KID you have great backing and well wishers keep the sprits up I know it's easer said than done Look at the bright side the next Stake & Pint of black is on me when we meet
Best of luck all the way home

Eamon Russell, 05 Apr 2010 20:52 BST

To Tess.........Ive been supporting Nyamezela but you now have my full support...........Blessings for you.......must be real hard knowing others have finished.....but you are a solo WARRIOR and please keep going......I'm watching yr dot.....If you can drop me a line...not much I can do but offer support......cheers Brian
Brian, 05 Apr 2010 18:57 BST


I guess the Atlantic is just like New England...if you don't like the weather wait a minute or couple of days. It will clear soon and you will be moving west with your goal in sight. Keep strong and git r' dun!!! We're all hoping for a quick, safe and successful finish.

Jeff W., 05 Apr 2010 18:38 BST

Hang tough Leo.

Mike R-B, 05 Apr 2010 18:25 BST

Well done Sean, great progress Very few could do what you have done, to the finish Sean. Sean McGowan stone mad and proud of it, and we are proud of you. Thinking of you. Arthur.
Arthur O'Brien, 05 Apr 2010 17:07 BST

Hey Leo,
You're in range! Great to see. Will the Charles River ever seem the same?
Had lunch with Shelley last week and she filled me in. Hey, any chance you can give me a call at National Public to talk to you if I could.
I bet you won't have to buy your own drink for the next year or two!!!

david boeri, 05 Apr 2010 15:13 BST

To Tess, keep it up we are all thinking of you, keep going you have come this far you will get to the finish. All the best from all the supporters of team JCT 600 x god speed and I hope the easter bunny comes with some cream eggs !!
kaz , 05 Apr 2010 15:03 BST


Keep your spirts up, the weather will break soon and you will be on your way. You have done so well and you can make it, I have faith in you.

Jack Brosnahan, 05 Apr 2010 13:47 BST

Happy Easter Sean! Hope it's not too rough. We see how well you are doing and we are very proud of you. Keep going.... Love and God Bless. Mam & Dad xxx
Mam and Dad, 04 Apr 2010 21:31 BST

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