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


Nyamezela: One more thing Pieter, I am sure your many British rivals are not being guided by the famous wisdom of Binder as detailed in his account of the Ascent of Rum Doodle. Remember Binder's view on honesty: "I had been telling myself that I was miserable, and, being a naturally truthful person, I had believed myself. The remedy was plain: I must tell myself something cheerful." (p. 123). - :) - Nyamezela Pete, soon you will be surfing Queensbury point again. Arno

Arno van der Merwe, 29 Jan 2010 13:03 GMT

Paul and Team Insight,
Put that bad weather behind you and keep up that fantastic rowing. I'm sure you'll have some great stories when you get back. Your American friends will continue to watch your progress and cheer you on.
Janine, 29 Jan 2010 12:40 GMT

Hi Alex and Luke
Looks as though the bad weather will clear soon - at least you're pointing in the right direction (unlike some and we won't name names!!). Keep your spirits up!
Love Lyn, Rodger, Blaine and Christopher xx
Lyn, 29 Jan 2010 12:27 GMT

Nyamezela: Pete, Now is your chance to get on top of that epic novel, The Ascent of Rum Doodle, I gave you. Nothing like a bit of "stiff upper lip", or as the famous Totter would say: "Climbing Mont Blanc is one thing, climbing Rum Doodle is something altogether different." Nyamezela Mate. Arno
Arno van der Merwe, 29 Jan 2010 11:57 GMT

Hi Pete
Sorry to hear weather conditions haven't improved yet! It's obviously pretty atrocious out there at the moment. Keep your sprits up, it will get better, you're always in my prayers.
Stay safe and strong
Louise Goddard, 29 Jan 2010 11:48 GMT

Beech Boys.
Well done boys! Progress may be slow but at least you have made some progress in the bad weather. Most of the other boats have gone backwards! You have only a couple of nm to make up to go another rank higher on the board. Great to see it! Keep it up. You are doing so well. Love and Prayers. xxxx
The Murrays (Coleraine), 29 Jan 2010 11:22 GMT

Yorkshire Challenger - Keep up the good work boys. Luke, when I think back to my trip all the tough moments came in the first 3 weeks. You will soon be enjoying following winds and currents and will make much more rapid progress. Hang in there, all the pain will be worth it when you complete this epic challenge. All the best Alex
Alex Hinton, 29 Jan 2010 11:17 GMT

Hi Pete,
Just a thought: All these tough times make your trip so much more heroic. Imagine the stories and dramatic videa footage you can show on your return.
You really named your boast well.
Hang in there.
Brian McLean and all at the Dispatch

Brian McLean, 29 Jan 2010 10:50 GMT

Hang on in there boys. The wind will soon turn back in your favour and you will be flying again!
Mike Palmer, 29 Jan 2010 10:45 GMT

Hi Stu & Rob in Ocean Summit,
Well done you making such good progress. Think about the cold beer and warm bath in Antigua. Lots of love and God Bless. Olivia et al at BMC xxxx
Olivia et al at BMC, 29 Jan 2010 10:35 GMT

Spirit of MA - Team Heatwave
Keep going guys! we are tracking you, fabulous progress, hope things are well out there, say hello to the whales! Julie, Tim and Lachlan in Melbourne
Julie Piper, 29 Jan 2010 10:33 GMT


Hello both, just been reading your blog, sorry to hear that you have been getting a little wet and that you have lost that all important sponge!! hope things are starting to dry out and the weather is impoving. Good luck and stay safe.

Carol and Graham (CYC)
Carol and Graham, 29 Jan 2010 10:13 GMT

Britannia III
morning Lee Ian and rest of crew.Hope you had a good night,still tracking you daily. Doing great keep it up ,row strong stay safe and well and see you in mumxx
sandra fudge, 29 Jan 2010 10:07 GMT

To Vivaldi. C'est bon ça se calme... OUF !!! Et mine de rien vous n'êtes pas les plus à plaindre quant au nombre de nm perdus. Vous voilà presque reparties avec un cap correct. Tenez bon nous sommes de tout coeur avec vous les filles ! Hughes
hughes de Rancourt, 29 Jan 2010 09:35 GMT

Beech Boys!
Hope that cabin isn't too hot and smelly!
this riddle is incase you are bored - "What is the name of the only team in the English football league that does not have any letters in its name that can be coloured in?"
A, S and M x
Andrew, Sarah and Marissa, 29 Jan 2010 09:23 GMT

Hi, Phil & Skippy,
Hope you are well and not too bum sore !! It's a horrible wet and windy day here. You look like you are doing well, keep on rowing.
Love Bernard & Ali xx
Bernard & Ali, 29 Jan 2010 09:19 GMT

James Nettleton Britannia lll

Morning darling. Know you don't believe it but the end is nigh!!! Just think how many massages you are going to have when you get back. We are so proud of you, keep focusingon the end. Not far now!! lots of love Jane & Mike xxxxx
jane & Mike Ward, 29 Jan 2010 09:18 GMT

briannia lll

Hello Jamesy!

So I hear your ass is getting thin with all the rowing. I don't know what Chelsea will think about that ;0)
Can't wait until you are back. Looking forward to hearing all about the adventures and stories!
Good luck with the last leg. Keep on - it is amazing what you are doing and everyone here is so amazing proud!
See you on the last end!
Lots of love Jackie
PS - your sister is in good hands! xx
jackie and emma, 29 Jan 2010 09:15 GMT

hi norman, james , we are keeping tabs on your progress, enjoying, your blogs, great insight, praying you get the right push from the winds to take you, safely onwards,god bless, guy, gill, olivia ,
guy, gill, olivia pickup, 29 Jan 2010 08:53 GMT

Norman and James! Ha! Some canny positioning and anchoring decisions going on here! Well done on DMG!! Hope not rowing for a bit re-news energy stores ready for next attack when winds are good again! All the best, V and J . PS Am trying to get Radio Cumbria!!
vicky, 29 Jan 2010 08:53 GMT

Hi Luke and Macca
Fantastic progress in those conditions, well thought out, keep pushing again, the only positive headway of anybody, Great
Chris Topham, 29 Jan 2010 08:23 GMT

To all the rowers.
Twenty years from now, you wll be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dream, discover !
Mark Twain
Catherine Dennistoun, 29 Jan 2010 08:21 GMT

Brilliant progress through this awful weather guys. Real Giggleswick Grit coming through. Stay Strong
Geoff Wigfield, 29 Jan 2010 07:57 GMT

Joe and Chris boat 53
Keep your spirits up through this bad weather.We are all thinking of you and willing you to do well .
Mary and Ian, 29 Jan 2010 07:57 GMT

Pendovey Swift … hope weather gets better for you soon. You’re still going in the right direction though. Fantastic progress. Looking forward to next update with Badger & Emma. Take care xx

Sooty, 29 Jan 2010 07:23 GMT

Limited Intelligence
Hope you have lots to read while you wait out the weather. The whole fleet is caught in it - you are not alone! Thinking good thoughts and hoping the winds blow favourably for you.

Edmonton is still freezing cold - big surprise!

Susan Kerr, 29 Jan 2010 02:49 GMT

PENDOVERY SWIFT.We check on you both every day, Everybody is amazed at your progress,this bad spell will hopefully pass soon and you both will be able to resume positive nm's again,Stay strong, your safety is always in our prayers,Colin and Eileen
colin and eileen, 29 Jan 2010 01:04 GMT

Hi Mission Atlantic

Can you pack the sun loungers and bikinis away please and start rowing. If neptune is angry it means medland has started singing mid atlantic.

Love you girls take care

rico , 28 Jan 2010 23:33 GMT

Vision Of Cornwall.
Oh boy, what a day to be at sea!!! Hope the storm will soon pass, that you both stay sane and reasonably dry through it. May your anchor hold firm until you can progress once more. Thinking of you in this frustrating period. X
Jill Chidg, 28 Jan 2010 22:32 GMT

luke and macca -

nice and cosy in the cabin??! i bet you are both seriously STINKY!!

i hope your tans are coming along nicely... NOT! am rather jealous as i got badly rained on today... school boy error forgetting an umbrella ella ella in london. i looked like a drowned rat... with a fringe. tried to embrace the wet dog look on the walk from the tube, but even the homeless guy had a good chuckle...... low point!

i bet you both look a bit like the homeless guy at the moment... probably smell like him too... FIT!

well anyway, dont get tooooooo bored in that cabin..........

hoops xxx
Claire O'Hanlon, 28 Jan 2010 22:24 GMT

To Joe and Chris Boat 53
thinking of you ,you are amazing keep going for it, we are so proud of you.
Mary and Ian, 28 Jan 2010 22:18 GMT

Phil and Skippy, Vision of Cornwall.

Your ankor is a very good one. The aerodynamic shape combined with the south location of Vision of Cornwall has the result that you haven't lost any ground compare with the others.

You are our hidden heros, inside your cabin! Who is the King? May be the wind, which is outside. The locations of the heros and the King are natural, the contrary would not it be dangerous?

On the land, the outside shutter of the pubs are closed! Keep cool!

Jean-Noël, 28 Jan 2010 22:00 GMT

Beech Boys hello Norman&James we are all waching you keep up the good work see you soon Ralph
Ralph ward, 28 Jan 2010 21:57 GMT

Beech Boys hello Norman&James we are all waching you keep up the good work see you soon Ralph
Ralph ward, 28 Jan 2010 21:57 GMT


Dans notre campagne de Touraine, deux voisins suivent régulièrement votre traversée.
Allez le quatuor !
En avant Vivaldi !
Bientôt vous aurez les courants favorables.
Nous pensons à vous.
Catherine de Briançon, 28 Jan 2010 21:56 GMT


Ca roucoule dans la piaule mais vous etes tous à ramer à contre courant. Y a du monde qui freine en ce moment. Mais vous, vous etes là où il faut et prêts à repartir. Courage pour faire le dos rond gardez le moral on est avec vous . C'est vrai que c'est plus facile à terre. Dire qu à la voile c'est le vent qu'on veux, François faudra refaire une minitransat. ...
Vu d'ici y a du monde qui vous encourage. Aller les gars de KARUKERA.
We are with you all the way. You are impressing every body
Christian de Grenoble, 28 Jan 2010 21:48 GMT


Hey Tom, sooooo impressed to discover that you're currently somewhere across the Atlantic rowing your butt off for an amazing cause. Very, very proud of you and really can't wait to catch up after way too long when you're back on solid ground.

Lots of love and best wishes

Your old house mate. Luce. xxx
Lucy Pittey (Allen) , 28 Jan 2010 21:36 GMT

Bonjour Vivaldi !
Je viens de lire les nouvelles..
Ici, il neige, chez vous le vent souffle ; tenez bon, prenez le temps, Vous saviez en partant qu'il y aurait des moments moins faciles - trouvez du positif...
Nous, nous admirons le chemin parcouru. Courage !
Fort avec vous. H. de Rancourt.
Tante Riq. , 28 Jan 2010 21:27 GMT

Pendovey Swift. Well boys, you think you're having a rough time! I had 2 wearings on a house fire, did ladder drills, 1.5 hours lecture and Randal cooked dinner argh!!!!! To think you lads are going to rest for several days, you really are having a soft time.
steve p green watch, 28 Jan 2010 21:26 GMT

Leo!! Let Halcyon calm the ocean!! Don't fight the weather, your moving great!! Kevin jr. say's good luck from Afghanistan!!! Stay srong!!! Kevin N
Kevin N, 28 Jan 2010 21:24 GMT

Hey Peter, most of the others are going backwards and giving ground(water) to you! He will prosper you wherever you go, so be strong and very courageous!!
Watching and praying for you daily.
William Montagu, 28 Jan 2010 21:24 GMT

Pendovey Swift, Simon & MIke.

Just imagine your are rowing around Langland Point, No Trouble !! hope you are both enjoying.
love to both.
Roy & Jill Evansxx

Roy & Jill Evans, 28 Jan 2010 21:23 GMT

Livvy & James, 28 Jan 2010 21:15 GMT


Thinking of you guys....keep going you're doing fantastically.
Ben & Sian Garrett, 28 Jan 2010 21:14 GMT

Pendovey Swift
Looks turbulent from the distances covered today. Can't last forever. Fantatsic effort so far lads, doing Wales proud.
Rob Cobb, 28 Jan 2010 21:14 GMT

Hi Sean,
Fantastic to see you did most miles in 24 today.looks like it is very rough. keep the chin up and miles will pass quickly.
Well done. From Laura and all in Doon
Laura, 28 Jan 2010 21:07 GMT

Hey Sean,

Glad Tess is holding her own against those waves. You will be grand, another 24/48 hours the sun will be out, seas calm and you will be terrorising the dolphins with your singing as you fly along. Enjoy your r&r and build up your strength. We are all thinking of you. Stay safe.
Natalie McGowan, 28 Jan 2010 20:57 GMT

Hi there Beecch Boys,
am following your blog daily and am seriously proud of your achievement to date. judging from your blogs your sense of humour is high as with your spirit - brilliant.
I don't want to upset you but I am leaving shortly on a five week cruise on MV Oriana. out of Southampton to Maderia then across Atlantic to Caribean which means we will pass you on the way!!!
I will have my laptop and will know your position and will do my best to talk the Captain into sending you a message from the ship and crew.
In the meantime keep it up you very brave guys.
best regards,
Bob Kett and all at Furness Plastics.
ps are the decalls still attached to your boat?
Robert Kett, 28 Jan 2010 20:44 GMT

Simon & Mike (Pendovey Swift)
You are both doing very well hope the weather changes back in your favour soon. Look after yourselves and stay safe.
Lots of love to you Mum and Ian xxx
Daphne Evans, 28 Jan 2010 20:20 GMT

Pendovey swift.
One mans plesure is another mans pain!
Looks like you are suffering with that depression that has been sending a few waves our way.
Hang on in there she wont be around for long.

Keep stroking.


Steve Davies, 28 Jan 2010 20:07 GMT

Brilliant Beech Boys! You are one of very few teams that have managed to continue moving forward towards US despite the conditions. Well done but don't exhaust yourselves. Love Taff and Karin
Taff and Karin, 28 Jan 2010 20:00 GMT

Beech Boys! If you have some cabin time, this could be the perfect time for a spot of singing practice before the next stint.....With a northerly direction, 'Surfin' USA' was sorely tempting.... but we have resisted it! To rise to the Murrays challenge and to follow on from Andrea and Angus’s excellent measuring verse, we have given some thought to your Amarillo sea shanty -

You ask us 'Is this the way to reach Antigua?'
We've no idea but we've every faith in ya!
Row boys row towards dear Christine,
waiting on an island blue and green.

Sha la la la la la la um um
sha la la la la la la um um
Sha la la la la la la um um
Waiting on an island blue and green

Show me the way to reach Antigua,
We're surfing down the waves
And coming to greet ya,
We're rowing hard to see sweet Christine,
Waiting on an island blue and green.

Sha la la etc

When the day is dawning,
On an ocean wild and roaring,
How I long to be there,
with sweet Christine who's waiting for me there,

Just beyond the horizon,
Lies a beautiful tropical island,
There we'll sit and drink rum
Nurse our poor, sore, aching ___!!!!!!

Well, we did warn you there was more nonsense possible! Lots of love from us all

Jill Warren Daniel Evannie Anna and Lydia, 28 Jan 2010 19:39 GMT

Hello Brian !
Se at få vendt den båd og ret kursen op, ellers når du ikke generalforsamlingen. Men ok vi vil prøve at klare os uden. Vi er stolte af at være repræsenteret på Atlanterhavet. God tur videre frem !
Bedste hilsener fra os - til møde i bestyrelsen i E/F Kildebakken
soren, 28 Jan 2010 19:22 GMT

hi dean its joe how are u its just a quick speech but i hope you are all fine xxxxx

joe foster, 28 Jan 2010 18:54 GMT

Hello Quitterie, bonjour à ses coéquipières! C'est super ce que vous faites. Chapeau: première équipe féminine et premier équipe de 4. Je crois que la moitié du parcours a été dépassé. Les conditions semblent moins favorables, mais ALLEZ! On pense à vous et à ce que c'est un bateau de 8m sur un océan. Normalement, ca ne se produit qu'une fois dans sa vie, donc donnez le meilleur et tachez d'en profiter, all the best, Guillaume
Guillaume Legrand, 28 Jan 2010 18:09 GMT

Skippy and Phil,
We are watching your progress and wishing you well. happy belated birthday Skippy x
Love Val and Luke
Val and Luke, 28 Jan 2010 18:03 GMT

Watching your steady progress from a gloomy office in Belfast. Looks as if you're all getting blown about abit. Weather it out and keep er lit! Great job!
Ian McGlade, 28 Jan 2010 18:01 GMT

Tried to send you a message, James, but don't think it will have reached you. Hope all is going well and will keep watching. Have also asked my friends in Antigua to watch for you coming in.
Shirley, Selsey, 28 Jan 2010 17:13 GMT

Peter Gadiot Britania lll
Wishing Peter a fair wind! Rowing against slavery is difficult in more ways than one. Keep the faith you are awesome !
From "Cars for Causes"
Robert CC, 28 Jan 2010 17:08 GMT

Beech Boys!
We have been writing all our messages but have no idea if you get them. If you don't then you will feel very encouraged when you get back to shore lol.
We are praying that you don't drift backwards too much and that you don't annoy each toher too much!
Lots of love
A, S and M xx
Andrew, Sarah and Marissa, 28 Jan 2010 16:39 GMT

Joe and Chris Boat 53 keep it up, we're with you all the way!
Gay Beland(Howells), 28 Jan 2010 16:24 GMT

Hey Mel and Annie! Well, the weather looks a bit inclement! Just wanted to wish you all well for when it breaks, and to say that your performance to now looks absolutely blinding! Keep it up, you are impressing everybody!
Martin Jones, 28 Jan 2010 15:39 GMT

Hi teamboogiewoogie.
Hi Ole & Brian, very exiting to follow your progress. We all send you a lot of thoughts.Nice to read that you keep up your spirit!
Great wikings.
All the best from Jens & Kitti
Jens Lunddahl, 28 Jan 2010 15:27 GMT

James Nettleton
Hi buddy, your doing great, keep it up! When you get back we'll have a race round the serpentine and I'll show you how its done!
All the best and stay safe
Dan Roberts, 28 Jan 2010 15:16 GMT

When its raining out I figure its not a good day to row on the river,so I stay inside.If I had to deal with weather like you are I would sell my boat.Good luck, keep on trucken
Paul Verc
Paul Vercolone, 28 Jan 2010 15:14 GMT


Hiya Norman and James - hope that wrong directional wind isnt getting you down. Keep in good spirits and look for the change. We are all thinking of you and praying hard - God Bless
Alan and Glenda

Alan and glenda Phillips, 28 Jan 2010 14:20 GMT

Hi Luke and Macca
Must be really bad weather but you are still pulling positive distance and most of the others are negative so keep going good weather ahead.
chris Topham, 28 Jan 2010 14:15 GMT

hey there missy's on mission atlantic where you gong?????

just a wee bit concerned at the direction you are heading but hey what do I know!!!
ok Jo I heard you I know nothing!!!
so you gonna make it for my birthday??

Jo I managed to flood the kitchen again!!!!!!

You girls keep strong

love and hugs


and Alfie says go jo jo

loz, 28 Jan 2010 13:38 GMT

Britannia III
lee i see everyone had a bad night but you didn't do too badly.keep it up stay safe and well love mumxx
Sandra Fudge, 28 Jan 2010 13:36 GMT

Norman and James,
Your doing brilliantly! We've been watching you ticking off the miles. Keep smiling despite the winds being against you at the moment and enjoy the extra sleep! Just think, when the winds turn back in your favour you'll feel like your sprinting to Antigua!
Jude and Doug

Jude, 28 Jan 2010 13:27 GMT

NYAMAZELA all the way

Dearest, dearest Pete, watching you in amazement!!!!! Unbelievable stuff. So proud of you. May our Lord continue to be with you every minute of every day as you are exposed to the elements, stay strong you are our hero.

Marion and Reiner.
Marion, 28 Jan 2010 13:17 GMT

Dream it, Do It

Roger, Latest tracking looks like you are going in circles. Now get back on track and leave that Mermaid alone! Keep strapped in and safe. Love Heather xx
Heather Bateman, 28 Jan 2010 13:17 GMT

Hey Tom and Will, heard you guys are doing well! keep going. hope you are living it And that you had a awesome birthday with the champagne!
In Australia enjoying life, actually in Perth at the mo, been to both perth's now.
Keep it up,
love Rose xox
Rose Thomson, 28 Jan 2010 13:08 GMT

Hey Pete (Nyamezela)

I feel for you my mate. Weather not good and so many trials and tribulations. Your'e still doing great my friend and we are all with you throughout the event.

Holding thumbs. Keep it up

All the best
Paul Keir

Paul Keir, 28 Jan 2010 13:04 GMT

HERITAGE EXPLORER, Hope you're strapped in boys, sounds very windy. Keep going, you're doing FANTASTICALLY!! Love All the Bridgmen xxx
Rachel, 28 Jan 2010 12:57 GMT

Jamesy!! (and team Britannia) Row Row Row your boat! Can't imagine the state of you all! I hope you are remaining safe and continuing to draw on that amazing physical and mental strength that I know you have. Can't wait to see you and hear all the stories on the other end...Lots of Love!!xx Chelsea
Chelsea, 28 Jan 2010 12:50 GMT

Linda -Britannia III

Hope your spirits are still high and everything is holding up well. It won't be long till you're on the beach topping up your tan. Can''t wait to hear all your tales you salty old sea dog.

Sian, 28 Jan 2010 12:49 GMT

Woo hoo Mike and & Si - you're inching your way up and still going for it. Thinking of you all while you weather the storm - you're make of tough stuff you'll be fine. Rest assured that everyone at home is cheering you on and your families are being well looked after. x
The Bickels xx
Sa, Si & Liv, 28 Jan 2010 12:36 GMT

To the boys on Vision of Cornwall, keep goin lads, what your doin is immense, I hear the rum in Antigua is worth the trip alone!! Love the Graney family. P.S. Phil your brother Rob was caught reading a questionable flyer the other day. I'll let him fill you in about it!!
James, 28 Jan 2010 12:07 GMT

vous ne nous connaissez pas (encore..)mais nous sommes des amis de la maman de Catherine Remy, et nous vous suivons avec émotion, ayant nous aussi la passion de la mer (voilier).
Bravo à toutes quatre et "tant mieux si la route est longue..."
claude & Naëlle, 28 Jan 2010 11:40 GMT

Pendovey swift - mike & simon

Poor weather at the mo. - it will pass guys & youll be flying again with 60 mile days. in the meantime a cheeky game of I-spy maybe?
Nigel Bradshaw, 28 Jan 2010 10:25 GMT

To Charlie - skipper of JJ Insure

Excellent progress, although I imagine it must be tough going currently!
Wishing you better westward going winds & hope the rations are holding up well.....good luck.... Bill from Sussex
Bill Barnes, 28 Jan 2010 10:25 GMT

Greetings to all you cabin fever eager beavers. Must be real frustrating to wait out the storm. Its part of the journal and like life the storms will slow us down. Hang in there and it 'll come to pass . You will be grafting real serious pretty soon as U gain water to get to land.
So write many stories for us while we wait it out with you. God says do not fear for I am with you....look to the heavens where your strength, help and courage comes from xxx bring it on xxxxlove Tess from Nyamazela land
Tess Mills, 28 Jan 2010 10:23 GMT

Sorry i haven't sent a message recently but i have still been following your progress or recent lack of it but at least nobody's catching you up. You must be black and blue sitting in your washing machine so i am feeling very sorry for you please be careful so you don't get bashed up to bad . I hope conditions get better soon, All the best Steve
THE HERRINGS, 28 Jan 2010 10:21 GMT

Salut les filles!
Juste pour vous dire que y'a du rififi ds le couple Brad Pitt and Angie. Je vous tiens au courant de la rumeur. Et vous, je vous laisse, ramant entre coureurs. Allez! on pense à vous! Cheers

raphaelle de Rancourt (ou presque), 28 Jan 2010 09:54 GMT

To all crews - you are all doing excellently and I have so much respect for you all. Keep those heads up and keep going strong, it will be worth it when you reach Antigua. Keep focused on your dream and it will come true, from Terri Miller, Bexhill, (supporter of the Indian Ocean Row4Charity team) - I've seen crews finish the Indian and believe me, it is well worth all the pain. Keep battling and stay safe.

Terri Miller, 28 Jan 2010 09:50 GMT

Good morning Seán & Tess,
Hopefully you and all the other crews are weathering the storm and getting through. At least you can take a bit of time out to recharge and give the body a break. Stay Safe x
Brigid, Adrian,Seán, Rónan & Darragh
The Lyons Clan, 28 Jan 2010 09:43 GMT

Sean & Tess.

It sounds like Lough Corrib at the start of a windy Galway Head...only much worse. Hang in there and it will pass. Keeping an eye every day on your progress and just can't imagine how tough it must be. Stay determined and pick off those miles one by one. Stay safe and God bless.
Mike Rowley
Mike Rowley, 28 Jan 2010 09:36 GMT

Dream It, Do It.

Hi Rog,
Not such a good turn of events right now is it? Probably a total understatement with what you are battling right now!!!!
PLEASE strap yourself in or whatever you do and stay SAFE.
We are all thinking of you and hoping the weather turns around quickly for you!
Lots of love,
Lin and Den xxxx
Lin Rayment, 28 Jan 2010 09:16 GMT

Vision of Cornwall, This weather will soon pass. Keep strong. You are doing so well. Watch out for Yacht Bright Eyes when you get to Antigua. Brother and Sister in Law are watching out for you two.
Thinking of you both in this stormy weather. Margaret Keith
Margaret Keith, 28 Jan 2010 09:07 GMT

hi lad`s,remember the message
when the rowing get`s tough,the
tough get rowing,best wishes phil,spirit of montanaro
phil collins, 28 Jan 2010 09:06 GMT

Morning brave boys aboard the Yorkshire Challenger! Is it a bit rough out there today?!
Sit tight and recharge ready for the second half push.
Rona, 28 Jan 2010 08:57 GMT

Un petit coup de mou ? j'ai l'impression que vous traversez des moments difficiles mais je vous sais trrrès courageuses !
Allez les filles, ramez, ramez encore plus fort nous sommes tous derrière vous.
Bon vent et prenez bien soin de vous car il va

LEGRAND Thérèze, 28 Jan 2010 08:54 GMT

Hello Vivaldi ! Pas évident ce que vous vivez mais toute la flotte est à la même enseigne ; so keep it up !!! Ne souquez pas trop et essayez de reprendre des forces : ce foutu temps de chien va finir par céder don't worry ! Chapeau bas en tout cas. Ce doit être super d'être à 4 pour vous requinquer. La Bretagne est en prière pour demander à Eole de la mettre un peu en veilleuse ! Tons of kisses. Hughes
hughes de Rancourt, 28 Jan 2010 08:45 GMT


Not a good night to be at sea, the good news is that you haven't lost any ground, so the sea anchor must be working well, we hope things improve soon.

Mum & Dave
Dumper Dave, 28 Jan 2010 08:35 GMT

Al/Luke/YC TeamJCT600

Mother Nature has called a timeout - stay strong and focussed - great performance

Lol Mum & Dad Mac
Neal Macdonald, 28 Jan 2010 08:34 GMT

Hi Luke and macca
looks bad weather but you are doing better than the rest keep going, calm waters ahead. Time to take the lead!!!!
chris topham, 28 Jan 2010 08:22 GMT

Good morning Pete
Bad news about the weather, but hang in there and it'll hopefully pass soon. Keep that incredible spirit of yours up, very difficult in rough times I know, but keep in mind that back home in Cape Town we're all rooting for're never far from our thoughts.
Stay safe and strong
Louise Goddard, 28 Jan 2010 08:12 GMT

Team Panasonic

Hang in there, Dave. The weather sounds atrocious and the whole fleet is obviously being hit big time. Once the wind turns, you can give it some more welly.

john Randall, 28 Jan 2010 07:06 GMT

Hi Annie and Mel
Iv'e been keeping an eye on your progress and reading the blog, hope you manage to make up the lost time?
Have tried posting before hopefully this time?

Scruffy Steve (katies brother), 28 Jan 2010 04:48 GMT

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