Hey guys, Great rowing! Keep pushing forward! You're making excellent progress! I'm a little jealous, 25 degrees F here with wind & snow!
Pete Kitt, 26 Jan 2010 14:34 GMT
HCL Work foce 1.
Joe and Chris
Well done, you have moved from 15th to 6th in one week an incredible feat. For a couple of Rugby players with no rowing experience thats incredible. You are doing yourselves proud.
All the best
Phil & Ruth
Phil Thompson, 26 Jan 2010 14:30 GMT
Dream It, Do It
Well that decision paid off...you are powering along!!! Each time I've looked at your dot today, you have made fantastic progress!!
You've gone up yet another place and are rapidly catching the 3rd place solo boat!!! Not sure whether I should have told you that!!!!!
Take care, I hope the wind and the waves behave themselves!!!!
Lots of love,
Lin and Den xxxxx
Lin Rayment, 26 Jan 2010 14:02 GMT
You are doing so well. I am addicted to watching your progress. Go Pete Go!!!! Lots of love Nenette
Nenette Scott, 26 Jan 2010 13:52 GMT
I AM A VOLUNTEER AT CORNWALL BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED MYSELF SO BOYS GOOD LUCK I THINK THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO HELP A CHARITY I WILL BE WATCHING YOUR PROGRESS EVERYDAY LOVE AND BEST WISHES TO YOU BOTH XX
LIZ ASHLEY, 26 Jan 2010 13:46 GMT
hi uncle leo, been checking in everyday to see how your doing. not surprised to see that you are kicking but!!! keep up the great work! eric,robin, shane and tyler.
eric altenbach, 26 Jan 2010 13:34 GMT
To Explore - Come on you girls! Trust you to dive off from following the "rames dames" and go chasing the boys...! 9th overall, eh? Not bad for a couple of ne'er do wells... Iggy sends his love and misses you. Must go, got to have my afternoon sleep...ooops,sorry! Love to both, Ren and, in her absence, Katie xxxxxx
Ren and Katie , 26 Jan 2010 13:33 GMT
To James and Olli of QBE Challenge. Can we have a daily update instead of weekly? Absolutlely love reading of your progress. Hope you'll be there quicker but I'll be in Antigua from 19th Feb', in a boat, so will be looking out for you and willing you on in. Keep safe!
Julie Pringle, 26 Jan 2010 12:44 GMT
Dear Dominic you and the lads are doing a sterlling job, keep it going.
You must be seeing a lifetime worth of things out there. Enough to keep you eating out for a decade.
All the best the Ferguson's
W.Ferguson, 26 Jan 2010 12:35 GMT
Hello Uncle Sean & Tess. Keep safe. Thinking of you. Love Zoe & Ben
Zoe & Ben Jones, 26 Jan 2010 12:34 GMT
Howzit Peter - Nyamezela ;)
LOTS OF LOVE
E & R
Ruth Van Kets, 26 Jan 2010 11:40 GMT
Morning Lukey and Mac - looking good today! It's so good to see you making such brilliant progress. Hope you're feeling fit, keep up the banter!
Thinking of you all the time, take care,
Rona and co. XXX
Rona, 26 Jan 2010 10:19 GMT
pendovey swift - mike & simon
I check your lttle beige dot on the map every day. over 900 miles now - amazing & youve had a really good day yesterday. keep it going guys. :-)
Nigel Bradshaw, 26 Jan 2010 10:08 GMT
Good day Joe and Chris HCL Workforce 1 - Well done guys you've moved up to 6th place!! you're doing really well - very proud of you. Love, Kim, xx
kim joslin, 26 Jan 2010 09:55 GMT
charlie jj insure and go
well i came in to a number of emails this morninig from our family and friends in the usa they They can’t believe how strong you are and have nicked named you Popeye the sailor man
Your 131 miles ? in front of the pack they tell me in fact they send me details every day so you are now being watched by 31 of our USA friends
What can I say, Rebecca demands to see how you are doing each day so that she can tell everyone at school (along with James) dawn and I can’t believe how well you’re doing and keeping it all together
Mind body and soul. you put us all to shame charlie good bit of news we are going to have another baby in
July so row a day for the new arrival i am sorting out some jokes for you to have a chuckle about your blogs are great when reading them its like sitting in the boat with you
we are all wishing you well your a star
loves and kisses from dawn this time
ken and the sullivan family and friends usa
ken sullivan, 26 Jan 2010 09:45 GMT
Sean and Tess - wishing you fair winds and smooth seas today!
Sheila and John, 26 Jan 2010 09:41 GMT
Vous optez pour une trajectoire plus au Sud, c'est pour mieux finir et nous refaire vibrer quand vous serrez porter par les vents et courants...
Bonne route et encore Bravo
h&h de Rancourt
e&h de Rancourt, 26 Jan 2010 08:56 GMT
Good morning Uncle Seán,
Hope you have a good day today, thinking of you and stay safe.
Love Seán, Rónan & The Darragh Manín
Sean, Ronan and Darragh Lyons, 26 Jan 2010 08:56 GMT
Hi Lee,Ian and rest of crew, more than halfway there,fantastic.Willing you good winds ,hope you get them.Row strong, keep safe, keep well and keep those spirits up.Love mumxx
Sandra Fudge, 26 Jan 2010 08:43 GMT
Morning Alexander and Luke - you're doing really great - broken the 2000 miles to go barrier!! Keep it up - thinking of you every day love Lyn, Rodger, Blaine, Christopher xx
Lyn, 26 Jan 2010 08:15 GMT
Neil and Dean
keep it going boys, not far to go now!!!
Neil plymouth are rubbish....
well done both
Terry Pritchard, 26 Jan 2010 07:50 GMT
You're doing a great job, the miles seem to be flying past.... but I guess that's easy for me to say when I'm sitting on my butt watching your blueish dot racing across the ocean! You're a legend, row boet row!!!
Stay safe and strong
Lots of love
Louise Goddard, 26 Jan 2010 07:18 GMT
Britannia lll. James Nettleton. Well done, on the home stretch now. We are all watching your progress. Think you are all amazing. Keep it up! With lots of love Jane & Mike
Jane & Mike Ward, 26 Jan 2010 07:08 GMT
Pete, 2 positions up, go boy go.
MAy the swells take to further & faster.
Vasbyt and Gods almighty blessings
The Radio Holland & Stratos TEAM
carl reiche, radio holland, 26 Jan 2010 07:06 GMT
Hello to Anne on Brittania III - thinking about you daily. You're almost there!
What are your thoughts out there? do you have time to even think? Journal as much as you can !!!!!!
I'm eating Wasabi Peas daily in honor of you!
Hang in there girl !!! It will be so worth it!!!!!
Kelly Nothstein, 26 Jan 2010 01:58 GMT
Skippy and Phil good to see you on track ,keep going strong .Happy Birthday Benny cheers sam.
sam cummings, 26 Jan 2010 01:30 GMT
Chris and Joe!
Don't know if you got my previous messages but you guys are doing a fantastic job!
Keep Safe dudes!
Ellis Hagger, 26 Jan 2010 00:05 GMT
This dot watching is getting addictive, but doesn't sound half as exciting as seeing the dolphins and whales. Keep up the great work. Everyone is thinking of you and wishing you well. Keep safe and strong.
Aidan, Shirley & girls, Dublin, 25 Jan 2010 23:43 GMT
Tom + Rich (Red Arrow)
Keep up the good work chaps. Just thought i would drop you a line as I am geographically as close as i will get to you until you finish, Portsmouth away!
Hope you're not suffering
Rob, 25 Jan 2010 23:03 GMT
Hey Leo - watching you from SC and bragging about you! You are doing smashing - XO Spell
spell, 25 Jan 2010 23:02 GMT
Hi Norman & James..... WOW!!!! What fantastic progress you are making. Hoping that you're both keeping well and finding plenty to keep you occupied.... if you need something to make you smile, just imagine Woody dressed up & singing, as Britney Spears in the Priestley Centre kitchen!!! Quite a night, but the centre is still standing. Keep going, and keep smiling!!!
The Callaghans, 25 Jan 2010 23:01 GMT
Doing so well you guys, not too long to go now. Everyone brimming with pride
Emma Nettleton, 25 Jan 2010 22:50 GMT
Great distance in the last 24 hours lads, best in the race. The tortoise is turning up the heat.
Enough blowing smoke up your behinds now let me tell you about ME.Scored 3 great surfs in a row, all overhead and light offshore, life is sweet.
Rob Cobb, 25 Jan 2010 22:45 GMT
dear phil and skippy, adam and jimmy
really hope you are all in good spirits, and the highs are outweighing the inevitable lows. Adam and Jimmy, I sincerely hope you got your desalinator working, phil and skippy, i hope you are not drinking anything a little stronger..... big respect, anna
anna willmott, 25 Jan 2010 22:39 GMT
Patience - Hi Nick and Jonnie, you are both doing a grand job. Hope your not aching too much. Keep going!!Thinking of you here in Sutton.
Di & Dave Sleat, 25 Jan 2010 22:37 GMT
Ride the wave guys ride them waves!. B B B Ba ba Ba ran!. Keep singing it out! praying for you. K&A
keith & Ally gibson, 25 Jan 2010 22:20 GMT
go go go KARUKREA surfez la vague, tirez la rame (dans le bon sens du terme: pas le moment de dormir Fanfouet) on lache rien, on tient le rythme encore et encore. allez les Frenchies
Christian, 25 Jan 2010 21:56 GMT
Just to let Tom and Will know I am thinking of them, how are the bums? Hope the cream worked Tom!! Loads of love Sara x
Sara Gunter, 25 Jan 2010 21:55 GMT
KARUKERA HA HA HA ! 6° message Ca rame aujourd'hui petite moyenne je sent que vous avez besoin d'encouragement Aller François aller Benoit, on lache pas le rythme, de nerf la route est belle du courage, on est avec vous, souquez ferme les gars, continuez
Christian de Grenoble, 25 Jan 2010 21:49 GMT
Mission Atlantic - keep rowing girls - hope your knees are better Jo - now you are heading west we will watch the blue dot in earnest and hope you pick up the winds & currents needed to speed you home. Keep safe whilst attacking the barnacles - love Jacky & Dave.
Jacky & Dave, 25 Jan 2010 21:47 GMT
Hi Norman and James of the Beech Boys
Hope you are both ok and surviving the weather.
Good luck and keep going!
Emma and Mark, Dan and Jack Fairhurst, 25 Jan 2010 21:38 GMT
Well someone has writing as well as rowing talent! Love the daily blogs.Without humour where would we be???? poss crying. I'm sure it is real tough but I pray as you write the humourous side your spirits are really lifted. We leave this Fri for a 10wk tour of Thailand, Oz, NZ and Singapore. Back April10 but will get to an internet cafe as often as we can to track you. Immensely proud of you both. We know it must be real tough.......
NEWS: Toby climbed bottom to top of stairs tonight ( with dad ) at home, age exactly 9 months today. Hope waves not washing transfers off! S & E.
Sandra & Erik, 25 Jan 2010 21:36 GMT
Team Boogie Woogie
Greetings from the Ashram. We're following your progress and rootin' for you! Way to keep it up. Stroke, Stroke, Stroke!!!
Basho, Truth-i & Damian, 25 Jan 2010 21:35 GMT
rob, you are doing so well. keep up the brilliant work.
love john, tash, sophie and kara xxxx
natasha dillingham, 25 Jan 2010 21:31 GMT
You are doing great, a lot of progress the last 2 days.
Jack Brosnahan, 25 Jan 2010 21:30 GMT
LEO!! YOUR TEARING THE OCEAN UP!! DON'T LEAVE A WAKE FOR THE OTHER BOATS!!!! GREAT JOB! KEEP IT UP LEO!! KEVIN N
Kevin n, 25 Jan 2010 21:14 GMT
Vision of Cornwall
Did you eat all your rations in one go? You've aquired the energy from somewhere! The table shows you as motoring at a pace. Great work, keep it up, will be watching to check that there's no slacking!! Safe journeying. x
Jill Chidg, 25 Jan 2010 20:06 GMT
Hi Linda on Brittania - been catching up with your progress you must be feeling exhausted but know you have it in you to get to the end and must be having an amazing experience can't wait to hear all about it on your return lol Pauline
pauline alexander, 25 Jan 2010 19:59 GMT
Go Uncle Seán & Tess,
Hope things get better and the gate is fixed, you are doing great even with all the setbacks!!
Love Rónan xxx
Rónan, 25 Jan 2010 19:38 GMT
Hey Van Ketz, just checking in to see how you're doing... Looking good!
Michelle Swartz (Montagu), 25 Jan 2010 19:08 GMT
Way to go Charlie. Amazing!! Keep it up. We're all watching closely, in more than a little awe. Absolutely stunning.
Stu and Jules from Felsted Fitness and GFDR, 25 Jan 2010 18:34 GMT
Hi Beech Boys, Excellent distance travelled last 24 hrs - keep going - must be the Christmas pud!! We're all praying for extra strength and a great adventure for you both.
God bless, Mark & Elaine
Mark & Elaine East, 25 Jan 2010 18:12 GMT
Hi Neil and Dean
Fantastic job, your doing so well.
Keep it up!
Simon Hamilton, 25 Jan 2010 17:28 GMT
Hi Team Boogie Woogie!
Great job and best of luck Ole!!
Keep up the good work....
We're thinking of you!
Tha Jones Boys
The Jones Boys, 25 Jan 2010 17:15 GMT
Richard - Red Arrow
Sam - HOTW
Come on boys - Cranleigh expects !
Horseshoe Lane Brigade, 25 Jan 2010 17:13 GMT
Yorkshire Challenger- Alex & Luke Way to go! Fantastic miles yesterday lads, hope your confidence is building, you'll soon pick off the next pair ''The Beech Boys''.
All the best to you boys, we're proud!
Breitling Tim!, 25 Jan 2010 16:53 GMT
Hey Alex and Luke - you are doing great - massive rowing yesterday! keep going!
Karen, 25 Jan 2010 16:41 GMT
COME ON TEAM HEATWAVE !!!!!
WE ARE WATCHING YOUR PROGRESS ALL THE TIME. YOUR WEBSITE AND TWITTER IS BEING UPDATED WITH YOUR NEWS THAT YOU TELL US. KEEP IN TOUCH.
Keep up the good work from all at the airport.
Manchester Airport Press Office , 25 Jan 2010 16:23 GMT
Hi Skippy And Phil
Well done you are really doing well. Keep up the good work ,fantastic progress.Keep safe Love Uncle Bill,Auntie Kath xx
kath Cummings, 25 Jan 2010 15:43 GMT
Hi Phil & Skippy,
Hope you are well , still following your progress. From the map it seems like you are all bunched together, but you probably can't see anyone else !! Keep on rowing. Take care.
Love Bernard & Ali xx
Bernard & Ali, 25 Jan 2010 15:43 GMT
Hi Macca and luke
Most miles covered in a day, great, must be going down a slope or is that South!!!
Chris Topham, 25 Jan 2010 15:32 GMT
Hello Uncle Sean & Tess. We hope you are getting our messages. We heard that you are in a storm. We will keep praying for you. You can do it. Love Zoe & Ben. xxx
Zoe & Ben Jones, 25 Jan 2010 15:17 GMT
Linda & Britannia III
still on my radar - keeping track constantly
hope you've picked up that equatorial current now, and found the strong trade winds to whisk you speedily to the finish....come on, I know you will be keeping the spirits high, stay strong and focused and pull hard on those oars...
k x, 25 Jan 2010 14:41 GMT
luke and macca -
yeah yeah you know it!! absolutely insanely AWESOME progress. look after yourselves, hold the focus and ROCK THIS SHOW!
all my love,
Claire O'Hanlon, 25 Jan 2010 14:37 GMT
Go Montanaro Go ! There is no looking back now ! 1769 nautical miles to go ... Pump up the knots !
Kanwar Gill, 25 Jan 2010 14:21 GMT
Charlie- go go go! You are doing us proud, love Lizzie and Karen at InsureandGo
Lizzie and Karen, 25 Jan 2010 14:05 GMT
Alexander & Luke excellent progress yesterday you are both doing great,keep up the good work and you be soon there
Moira maser, 25 Jan 2010 14:00 GMT
Heritage Explorer-Well done you've rowed nearly a third of your journey! Keep it up and make Petersfield proud!
Margaret, 25 Jan 2010 13:58 GMT
Hi Seán & Tess,
Great talking to you last night, hope the weather improves and that you can start to make progress again. Keep the faith!
Love Brigid, Adrian, Seán, Rónan & Darragh xxxxx
The Lyons Clan, 25 Jan 2010 13:55 GMT
Lukey G & Mac
Awesome weekend of rowing chaps, eating up the waves! Holding a really good line too, very consistent.
Chins up, keep powering through.
GPG, 25 Jan 2010 13:50 GMT
To Lia on Dream Boat. Wa tcbig your progress all the time, with greeat ioyerest and literally awesome admiration!
Reading your, and Mick;s blogs,are also very interesting, though I do not know how you have time to write them.
Yohu are doing well and at present are 12th as youj robably know, perhaps bigher than at this moment.Love, Grannie x x x x
lizzie ditton, 25 Jan 2010 13:15 GMT
Swampy & Team Insight..We are following your progress avidly each day and the knots are whizzing by! Very proud of your determination to continue and ever so slightly envious as I read your blogs (whilst sat at work looking out at a grey skyline - I know exactly where I'd rather be!!). Keep safe and all the best to all of you
Claire & Adam, 25 Jan 2010 13:12 GMT
Pete I hope you are ok with the whole boat problem. Be careful where you were fixing the cable,because there are a lot of great white sharks out there.I hope you keep 7th place.I'm sorry to hear that your boat tipped over.By the way do you know Peter Johnson I hope you can write back.I have a lot questions i want to ask you,I hope you get time to reply.Do you have two daughters because my mom says you do? Do you live at Sunrise on sea? Do your kids go to Lily Foutain?
Inneke Barnhoorn, 25 Jan 2010 12:53 GMT
Hi Neil & Dean
Good to talk to you at the weekend,hope the weather has improved for you.You are doing a great job,well done.Proud of you both.
Love Dad xxxx
Eric Gyllenship, 25 Jan 2010 12:50 GMT
hope all is well and you dont ache to much thinking of you keep up the good work
byfleet boat club grandson went to coopers school
ron & sylvia turner, 25 Jan 2010 12:33 GMT
You are doing great, fantastic progress keep on catching good waves - row Nyamezela row!! Merry Christmas and enjoy the gifts and cake!
Frans Wiid, 25 Jan 2010 12:27 GMT
Hi Lee and Ian on Britannia III your doing really well but should the rest of the crew need a bit more encouragement to row faster you can always sing JLS to them!
love you and miss you loads xx
amr, 25 Jan 2010 12:25 GMT
hi we wish u good luck
. We arew watching you everyday
From Year 7/8 at Grafham Grange School
year 7/8, 25 Jan 2010 12:13 GMT
Limited Intelligenge - You are doing SO well, following you daily, well done ! Dominic,saw Pam & kids at weekend, they're all fine. Lucy seems to learn new words every time I see her. J & V on their way back to France at weekend. Keep up the good work boys !
Moira Aitken, 25 Jan 2010 12:05 GMT
Skippy & Phil
Thats more like it, big guns- back up in the top 4 with your averages.
Hows the weight loss, hope your bodies have a while to go before they start eating your organs!
Another glorious Sunday on the water, with a grueling training session from Naomi- car crash stomach's are here....... Obviously dosn't compare to your suffering, as we managed 10 minutes!
Doris Day (National 'Doris' day- today), 25 Jan 2010 12:02 GMT
Dream It, Do It.
Another "oarsome day" Rog.!!!!!!
Unbelievable...you have yet another boat underneath you...you are really climbing the ladder!!!
Soooooo proud of you!
Seen any more Flying Fish?!!!
Keep up the good work....you'll be in Antigua before you know it!!
Lots of love,
Lin and Den xxxxx
Lin Rayment, 25 Jan 2010 11:55 GMT
Amazing progress over the weekend !!
I see you've smashed through the 2000 miles to go barrier.
Can't be that much more difficult than an upwind paddle back from the Bluebird now surely !!
Woody, 25 Jan 2010 11:35 GMT
Hi Phil and Skippy,
we were worried about you just 28 miles 5days ago we are happy to see your amazing progress. keep going and enjoyed the challange.we are with you in our thoughts and follow the pink dot daily .you are amazing.love Petra and Stefan
Petra & Stefan, 25 Jan 2010 11:21 GMT
You're doing very well chaps. Rob, remember my moto "The only easy day was yesterday"
Good Luck Guys
Richard G -SM51, 25 Jan 2010 11:20 GMT
Hi Luke and macca
Broken the 2000 mile barrier, plain sailing now to the finish!!!!
Keep pulling those oars, you can still overall the rest!!!
chris Topham, 25 Jan 2010 10:37 GMT
You are doing an amazing job!!! You had a great day yesterday and today .... well, do you have a hidden motor? (only kidding!!!)
Keep it up! See you soon and very soon! God Speed, Halcyon!
Renee, 25 Jan 2010 10:34 GMT
Ben(Skippy) & Phil Vision of Cornwall
You are knocking the miles off rapidly now, keep pumping, the arms I mean,
hope the batteries are back in action, keep applying the lotion. Look after yourselves and keep sane.Lots of Love Mum & Dave.
jackie cummings, 25 Jan 2010 10:31 GMT
Hi Mission Atlantic girls!! Great progress so far, hope you aren't aching too much. Good luck x
Trish Thomas, 25 Jan 2010 10:22 GMT
Hi Mike and Simon,
Princess Anne is visiting the National Waterfront Museum today, lets hope she sees your display and makes a sizeable donation to the Firefighters Charity! Keep up the fantastic work. Love Alison x
Alison, 25 Jan 2010 10:18 GMT
Phil & Skippy,
You boys are doing amazing...have you peaked too soon and broken out the emergency pasty rations? Or just run out of rum? Either way hope you are not too sore and weather is on your side.
Jon G, 25 Jan 2010 09:19 GMT
Hi Neil&Dean hope your both well and in good spirits we are watching your progress think your doing great! luv john jan libby &emily x x
john gyllenship, 25 Jan 2010 09:08 GMT
Hi Joe & Chris - HCL Workforce,
Doing brilliantly as ever!! Just sent you an email "direct" to you as well following instructions on your own website. Hope it makes it....!
Keep strong x
Lisa and Paul, 25 Jan 2010 08:58 GMT
Yorkshire Challenger - boys you are just short of Boggie Woogie, you'll get 'em ticked off before tomorrow. Keep pullin' through - positive mental attitude :-)
Breitling Tim!, 25 Jan 2010 08:43 GMT
Hope this morning brings you better weather so you can get back rowing.Great talking to you last night, hard to believe you in mid Atlantic facing those waves, you seemed so calm. Stay strong, stay safe.
Natalie McGowan, 25 Jan 2010 08:36 GMT
Al/Luke/YC Team JCT600
Outstanding effort - through the 2K2go barrier - a big warship woop woop to you both
Lol Mum & Dad mac
Neal Macdonald, 25 Jan 2010 08:34 GMT
Good morning Olli & James on QBE Insurance Challenge. Great performance over the past three weeks. Keep it going boys; we're so proud of you. M & D Back. xxx
Ed & Susie Back, 25 Jan 2010 08:22 GMT
HOWZIT PETER - NYAMEZELA
HAD A LOVELY TIMEON THE BEACH WITH K AND H YESTERDAY!!
HURRY UP NOW!! SO YOU CAN JOIN IN THE FUN!!
THINKING OF YOU 24/7!!
LOTS OF LOVE
E & R
Ruth Van Kets, 25 Jan 2010 05:16 GMT
Luke and Alex YC Team JCT600
Big Day, Big Milestone, Big Respect !
You are doing brilliantly, keep it going
all families and friends willing you on,
lots of love Carl.Karen and Gabix
Carl Grose, 25 Jan 2010 04:56 GMT
Row Pete Row,
We are watching all your fantastic progress and reading all the news. Keep up the good rowing and before you know it you will be going over the finish line line. God bless, Lou & Dad & Vicky
Lou & dad Van Kets, 25 Jan 2010 03:37 GMT
Fantastic Beech Boys - less than 2000 naughty but nice miles to go! America here we come! Love Taff and Karin
Taff and Karin, 24 Jan 2010 22:39 GMT