JAMES NETTLETON BRITANNIA lll
We cannot believe how well you are doing! A big respect for you all. The end is near just keep on remebering that and how spoilt you are going to be!!! hugs and xxx
Jane & Mike Ward, 23 Jan 2010 09:47 GMT
Hey Charlie, Just heard your interview on Radio Essex. You Star! Still in the lead and still smiling! That was a great start to my day. Keep up the good work we're all behind you. Sally and James
Sally, 23 Jan 2010 09:43 GMT
Skippy & Phil
It's the battery - so it's just us missing out on your progress here. How Rude!
I shall make my own pink dot and put you where you should be! x
Daisy Duke, 23 Jan 2010 09:38 GMT
Aux "Rame Dames" .. et surtout à Quitterie (IBM .. ;-)) ... vous êtes top top les filles ... I am so impressed ! ... portez hauts nos couleurs ! souquez matelotes ! ... plein plein de courage pour vous de la terre ferme ...Olivier
Olivier Chaffard-Luçon, 23 Jan 2010 09:34 GMT
Nettles!!! How are you doing? Hope the mission is progressing!
Would love to write something to embarass you but will save your blushes for now.....
Missing you loads, please row faster to get back quicker! We see that you only seem to be halfway there!
Our flat is progressing well and we are hoping to be able to move in by the end of next week, fingers crossed. G is off on her biking expedition across s america in about two weeks. Lots more but will have to update you again as this is becoming an essay!
Lots of love Luce & Tanc xxx
Lucy & Tanc, 23 Jan 2010 09:32 GMT
Skippy & Phil
Electrics-we thought you were just enjoying being together alone!
Did Skip leave the hatch open. Ummm..... Hit it all-hard! Loving licks x
Roxy Rickett, 23 Jan 2010 09:30 GMT
Hi James and Sam on HOTW. Great rowing guys. Up to 24 with Boogiw Woogie in your sights. Fa-bu-lous
progress this week. May it continue and may you keep your spirits up . Stay safe
pat, 23 Jan 2010 09:24 GMT
Wonderful Vivaldi's girls ...
J'admire toujours votre parcours.
J'espère que vous appréciez à sa juste valeur votre traversée et que vous vivez à plein votre expérience tout en ménageant votre santé.
Hubert de Rancourt
e&h de Rancourt, 23 Jan 2010 09:23 GMT
Hi Seán & Tess,
Excellent progress good to see the dot progressing. Stick with it and stay safe, you are playing a blinder!!
Love Brigid, Adrian, Seán, Rónan & The Darragh Manín xxxxx
The Lyons Clan, 23 Jan 2010 09:22 GMT
Phil and Skippy,
we hear you are havin problems with your electrics...
top tip turn it off and on again, it works a treat!!! xxxxxx
james and kimara, 23 Jan 2010 09:14 GMT
Well done Mission Atlantic keep it going. Jo- hope your knee is getting better and your back rowing. Thinking of u, lots of love abby xxx
Abby Bradley, 23 Jan 2010 08:55 GMT
Bravo les filles, quel courage!!!
Vous êtes très malignes (mais cela on le savait...)
On pense très fort à vous
Martine et Michel Robert
Robert martine michel, 23 Jan 2010 08:40 GMT
Yeeha Peter, you rock. Row pete row! Hurry home we miss you. The Mallinsons
The Mallinsons, 23 Jan 2010 06:18 GMT
HOWZIT PETER - NYAMEZELA
YOU ARE A LEGEND - WAS KIFF TO HEAR YOU ON THE RADIO YESTERDAY!!
HAVE A FLIPPEN FANTASTIC DAY/NIGHT!!
PRAYING THE WEATHER FAVOURS YOU!!
LOTS OF LOVE
E & R
Ruth Van Kets, 23 Jan 2010 05:51 GMT
swaarie - Nyamezela
You are cooking!
Viva les Peeta!!! Eish.
Stay strong, god bless.
russell, 23 Jan 2010 05:22 GMT
go water babies! Yea, Karen!!!!
noelle ladd, 23 Jan 2010 04:17 GMT
Leo, when did you grow wings? "You are flying" Keep this up and you'll be done in no time.
Love & Prayers,
Mimi, 23 Jan 2010 01:45 GMT
Mac And Luke!
Great little blog! Post when ever you can boys! Great to hear your progress! Keep up the awsome work......Yeeehaaaar! Jerv. xxxxxx
Jerve, 23 Jan 2010 01:35 GMT
LEO.... YOU ARE DOING GREAT!!! HOPE YOU FEEL GOOD ! ! KEEP PULLING! WE ARE WATCHING!! BE SAFE!! KEVIN N
Kevin N, 23 Jan 2010 00:59 GMT
Go Team Insight - Go. You are flying!!!!!
Susan Kerr, 22 Jan 2010 23:27 GMT
Hey Luke and Mac,
Hope spirits are high and the waves are with you. We're in Scotland - going skiing tomorrow but will be thinkig of you out there!
Lots of love XX
Rona and Amy, 22 Jan 2010 23:21 GMT
Hi Vision of Cornwall
Congratulations on your progress from a heap of plywood to mid atlantic.
Mike and Jacqui Freeman, 22 Jan 2010 22:27 GMT
For Sean on board Tess. Wishing you all the best and God keep you safe. All our best wishes. John & Kay
John & Kay Jones, Dublin, 22 Jan 2010 22:15 GMT
To Sean & Tess, so glad that everything is sorted (equipment etc.). Munster had great win tonight in Thomond Park. We're all praying. Limerick ablaze with both candles and red flags tonight. Love & God bless, Mam & Dad xxxx
Mam & Dad, 22 Jan 2010 22:14 GMT
Well another week has gone since we last wrote, Ace watching the dot on how you are going, you are doing so well, keep it going guys!
Hope you enjoy opening your christmas stuff this weekend :) lots of love
Rach, Mark, Tom, Matt and Dan, 22 Jan 2010 22:07 GMT
Je ne sais si vous avez reçu mes précédents messages! Je vous envoie celui-ci en vous souhaitant bon vent, mer calme et soleil bienveillant, sans oublier une lune douce....; que votre amitié perdure, et que votrequête avance!
Bonjour à Raymond
De toute mon amitié Martine
martine ROY, 22 Jan 2010 21:49 GMT
luke and macca - evening boys, hope you are enjoying night rowing and green flashes!! sounds interesting. missing you loads and cant wait to get out to antigua to see you. london SUCKS, the weather is horrendous... it sounds like you guys are getting some good tan time in... DONT FORGET SUNCREAM! :-P enjoy your pretend xmas luke!! love H xxxxxxxxxxx
Claire O'Hanlon, 22 Jan 2010 21:49 GMT
Message for Vision of Cornwall from Grandma...best wishes. Thinking about you a lot
Florence Fordham, 22 Jan 2010 21:48 GMT
Pensez à ces poissons qui vous regardent d'en dessous ne leurs faites pas d'ombre trop longtemps !
Courage à vous deux
Pierre de Lyon, 22 Jan 2010 21:27 GMT
hope you like your joe the swimmer ,keep the effort up your doing great.love jordan hutchinson.
Jordan Hutchinson., 22 Jan 2010 21:15 GMT
Hi Vision of Cornwall.
So that's the problem! Hope to have a great surprise when next you can report in. Bet you've whizzed past a few. Keep working at it; sure all will work out ok. Keep well and be safe. x
Jill Chidg, 22 Jan 2010 21:14 GMT
evening ladies on mission atlantic
great to get your email the other day Jo.
the blue dot seems to be heading in the right direction again!!!!
keep it up girls
love and hugs
try and make it back for my birthday lol
loz, 22 Jan 2010 21:12 GMT
Hello from Sunville, Conor showed how to make contact. May the wind be at your back all the way
ursula walsh, 22 Jan 2010 20:05 GMT
Lads, you must be hurting but you are doing so well together, keep pulling!
Loads of support from everywhere.
Maybe that little bike ride to Switzerland would seem like a breeze........!??!
Keep smiling :-)
Breitling Tim!, 22 Jan 2010 20:00 GMT
Whoa!! Steady on Beach Boys! A fantastic day's progress - good job with those barnacles Norman. Keep it going team! Love Taff and Karin
Taff and Karin, 22 Jan 2010 19:59 GMT
glad to hear the dolphins appreciate a good voice!! keep up the good work sean. diy is a constant job by the sounds of it. good rowing,
Joe Waldron, 22 Jan 2010 19:51 GMT
well done man your flying. Productivity in work has dropped drastically since you started. everyone checking your progress daily. Well done keep pushing on.
Dave O'Rahilly, 22 Jan 2010 19:23 GMT
Hi Sean and Tess.
I go to school in Knockanean where AMy teaches and she asked us to logon and say HI to you. You're doing great work, keep up the spirit and strength. Come back safely.
Love, Sinead, aged 7yrs.
SineadCarey, 22 Jan 2010 19:01 GMT
Green flash?. Was it Al sparking the battery again?. Keep on truckin.
Lol Mum & Dad Mac
Neal Macdonald, 22 Jan 2010 18:59 GMT
Ur doing awesome cuz.. keep up the rythm.. The African Rythm maan. Da Caribbean she's coming closer by da day.. We're wil ya mate.
Dave Jords & Megs
Dave Donnelly, 22 Jan 2010 18:16 GMT
Keep fighting Leo. Good Luck, Bob Malone, Mike Andree's cousin
BOB MALONE, 22 Jan 2010 18:14 GMT
Les filles vous êtes époustouflantes !
It is a speed rowing race of Vivaldi !
Catherine de Briançon, 22 Jan 2010 18:02 GMT
Nick and Jonnie you are doing so fantastically well we are with all the way.Keep up the tremendous job that you are doing lots of love to you both Dusty
wwmiller, 22 Jan 2010 17:59 GMT
SKIPPY and PHIL
I understand you have trouble with your battery not charging and that is why your position has not updated for 2 days, don't get despondant your'e probabaly half way there!
Keep on Keeping on
all the best Dave & Mum
Dumper Dave and Mum Jackie, 22 Jan 2010 17:38 GMT
Hi Luke hope you gave your mum a wave on Thursday as she flew over your heads, only small waves don't want big ones and no she wasn't on her broomstick!!! lol.....keep working lads you will bring it home :-) Steve & Paula xxx
steve&paula, 22 Jan 2010 17:22 GMT
Great to see you are both doing so well - keep it going!
Richard & Vanessa Allen, 22 Jan 2010 17:19 GMT
Mission 'Missy' Altantic & Her Crew
1972nm to go! Amazing Effort Girls.
Looking Good, Keep Up The Good Work. Dig Deep!
Sweepstake on your arrival dates - so whats the outcome so far (nudge nudge wink wink) hehe!
Its for a good cause so who said gamberling at work couldnt be done.....Always good to raise more money for the charities.
Hope the weathers more of a help than a hinderance.
Will see you when you get back, catch up with you all soon.
Take Care & Stay Safe
Louise Turmaine, 22 Jan 2010 17:19 GMT
Sean and Tess
Each day we look out from the beach in Rossbeigh and send our warmest best wishes to you and Tess for a secure and happy passage.
Marie Liam and your friends in Ross
Liam and Marie, 22 Jan 2010 17:18 GMT
Hi Charlie and Matthew on Roberto Coin! We watch that little green dot daily and are amazed at your strength and perseverance and wish you continued greatness as you make your way to the finish. Keep it up! You must both be feeling very accomplished (or very crazy) right now. We can't wait to hear about the details of your crossing. Stay well, stay strong!
The Connecticut bunch, 22 Jan 2010 17:13 GMT
Hi Charlie Pitcher,
Looking forward to hearing your sweet voice again on Radio Essex Breakfast show @ 6.10 & 8.50am on Saturday morning. (95.3 FM / 103.5FM.) It's amazing they found you out there!
Emma, 22 Jan 2010 17:11 GMT
Outstanding Halcyon - looks like you have to take a right soon! You
are the best - keep it up! XO Spell
Spell, 22 Jan 2010 17:08 GMT
As 5pm draws close it seems like a good opportunity to pack up and send the Yorkshire Challenger another message, just some random stuff to help you pass the time.
Enjoyed reading the blog, sorry to hear that the sealife is diminishing as I know that was one of the key reasons for taking a bit of fibreglass into the middle of a lot of water.
I never told you as I didn't want to put too much pressure on you but I was inspired by your achievements of weight gain pre race and as a symbolic gesture to that feat, I too made a conserted effort over the festive period to pile on the pounds. OK, it was more of a Q4 effort. And sadly it is isn't bulk to help me power across the atlantic!
So having failed to make your 88kg, it is time to be inspired by your athletic efforts. Here are my stats from the week;
2.5k rowed (pretty good eh?)
9 bananas consumed
Other interesting stats from the week include;
37 units of alcohol consumed (rough guess based on how I felt this morning)
1 punch recieved to the face (unprovoked - LG, you are officially my heavy for next time I go to Abacus)
Keep powering through chaps, glad to hear Macca is getting back to full fitness and pleased to see the amazing progress you're making. With you every step of the way, GPG x
GPG, 22 Jan 2010 17:07 GMT
Dominic and Co. So sorry to see that you have retired from the race in spite of your best efforts. Congratulations on achieving so much. See you when you return to Uk. Best wishes.
Chris and Aeona
Chris and Aeona aitken, 22 Jan 2010 17:01 GMT
You are doing great! Following your progress every day.Looking forward to buying you a drink or 2 in Antigua on Feb18th?!
Jan and Martin- Minchinhampton
janyellops, 22 Jan 2010 16:53 GMT
Looking good. Keep up the steady pace. Hope the weather is in your favor. Take care and stay safe. Joe
Joe Saccardo, 22 Jan 2010 16:12 GMT
Roo and Tom in Red Arrow. Well done. If you get bored, and want a cup of tea, turn right and come to the isle of Wight.
Chris and Sue Reed, 22 Jan 2010 16:04 GMT
Jo and the others on Mission Atlantic: it's great watching your progress whilst at uni. This is the first time I've really tracked a team rowing the atlantic (I never did quite understand what was happening when Yorkie did it). It must be a good feeling to be away from all the hustle and bustle of every day life, finally doing what you set out to do. Under 2000nm to go-a definite hurdlestone. Keep up the good work in heading to that finish with a well deserved tan!
Sam Tilley xx
Sam Tilley, 22 Jan 2010 15:53 GMT
Vous êtes sur le bon cap pour attrapper l'autoroute vers l'ouest.
Bravo à toute l'équipe et continuez, vous êtes les meilleures !
Jean-Luc, 22 Jan 2010 15:51 GMT
To Patience, Nick and Jonnie, Watching and admiring your progress. Keep going!!! We are whizzing you strength across the waves.
David & Ros Muston, 22 Jan 2010 15:45 GMT
Hej Lise & Allan,
Ser ud til at I giver den go' gas! :-) Sejt! Er rigtig spændende at følge jer! Glæder os til at høre flere opdateringer når I får muligheden.
Fortsat god tur!
Mads, Team Anneberg, 22 Jan 2010 15:44 GMT
Go Team Boogie Woogie! Hey Ole you are an inspiration! We'll save a seat with UBC's varsity 8+ when you get back. Keep it going! - Mike Pearce
Mike Pearce, 22 Jan 2010 15:38 GMT
Sounds like you could do with a floating fridge/freezer to tow behind you. They have been washed up on some of our local beaches in past few days as a result of a container ship getting into difficulties off Flamborough. Might be a bit rusty however.
Keep up the good work. You don't think the "dragonfly" was perhaps a firefly. Did it glow in the dark?
Love and God Bless Beech Boys.
Sylvia, 22 Jan 2010 14:47 GMT
Go Mission Atlantic - like the blue dot progress. Sending all the good vibes to the finish line...J.xxx
Jane Mellett, 22 Jan 2010 14:42 GMT
Bravo les Rame Dames: mine de rien, en silence, vous grignotez des places tranquillement et l'air de ne pas y toucher... j'imagine que cela ne vient pas quand même tout seul et que la stratégie et les coups de rames sont quand même très présents pour vous 4.
Laurence, on t'embrasse et on te souhaite de continuer ainsi avec ta fière équipe de rameuses.
bravo à vous 4: les Colombié
Isabelle Colombié, 22 Jan 2010 14:40 GMT
great to talk to you last night, glad you are relatively OK. The thought of you naked was not a pretty one, I'm not surprised everyone had their eyes averted. You're doing great, keep it up. Keep rowing strong, keep safe and well. Love to all.
Mum and dadxx
Sandra Fudge, 22 Jan 2010 14:24 GMT
Hope you're feeling better. Keep going you're doing great.
CCF and NJOY (Coniston Crusaders)
Alan and Glenda Phillips, 22 Jan 2010 13:57 GMT
Dear Steve and Richard
Julie from Princess Alice Hospice here.
Just thought I'd let you know that the collecting tins that Steve's wife brougth in the other day came to £235.75.
Thank you very much indeed.
Glad to see that you're swimming with the fish but sounds scary that someone has to be on 'shark watch'.
Keep your spirits up.
Julie Thomas , 22 Jan 2010 13:26 GMT
Your entire team is in my prayers. I am so proud of you for what you are doing! It's nice to know there are people willing to make sacrifices to bring awareness to such important issues. Keep up the great work!!!
Meggs, 22 Jan 2010 13:02 GMT
Hi Ole and Brian in Boogie Woogie.
We watch your progress every day. You are in the right position. We are so proud of you. Telling everybody about you!
Anna and Ole
Anna, 22 Jan 2010 12:55 GMT
Keep going boys Walter is proud of you.
Steve Rob, 22 Jan 2010 11:58 GMT
**Team Red Arrow!!** Keep going your both doing great, were loving watching your progress!!! gutted we don't live in London so could'nt hear your radio interview!!..am hoping beautiful Laura has recorded it for us Devon lot!! we love you SNOUT!!! and can't wait for you guys to return..hurry up will ya!!! :) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Livvy & James, 22 Jan 2010 11:56 GMT
Hej Lise og Allan + Brittania 111
Vi følger med i åndeløs spænding og nyder jeres levende dagbøger. Vi er så stolte af jer begge. Gi´ den så hele armen og bagdelen med - vi i klinik for livsglæde og vandvid hepper helt vildt på jer!!!!!
Jonna Stenberg, Nina Høgdal og co, 22 Jan 2010 11:50 GMT
Well done Dean and Neil, you are doing so well. Keeping watch on you every day. Very proud! Take care Jagger x. Claire and Jack x!
claire and jack, 22 Jan 2010 11:32 GMT
To Sean & Tess, good that the equipment problems are sorted. We are glued to the site. So proud of you. Love, Joan xxx
Joan McGowan-Jones, 22 Jan 2010 11:29 GMT
Dominic, Andy & Paul in Limited Intelligence..Been following your progress daily, great to see you do so well, keep up the good work boys
Moira Aitken, 22 Jan 2010 11:18 GMT
Hi Sean, Remarkable experience and hugely inspiring, great to see you build up the miles again. Lots of people talking about you and wishing you well.
Keep driving on
john hayden, 22 Jan 2010 11:12 GMT
Charlie Pitcher you rule! We are all so impressed! Keep up the good work. You're doing an amazing job supporting the kidney team at Addenbrooke's.
Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust, 22 Jan 2010 11:06 GMT
Hi Vivaldi ! Rien ne vous arrête ! Qu'avez-vous mis dans vos rations, Laurence ? 6ème place ce matin... On vout sent vraiment en vitesse de croisière, le bon rythme dans les bras c'est incroyable ! Go go go, Hughes de R
hughes de Rancourt, 22 Jan 2010 10:47 GMT
Awesome effort guys, looking sweet at the moment. Just keep picking up those oars and put your back into it!
James Green, 22 Jan 2010 10:31 GMT
Checking your progress every day. "When the going gets tough the tough get going" and they don't come any tougher than us Limerick boys. Get stuck in there and don't forget to cheer on the boys in red tonight as they do battle with Northampton.
Keep safe & well.
Mike Rowley, 22 Jan 2010 10:29 GMT
Dean & Neil
Keep rowing boys, dont get caught out with them big waves like I did.
Robinson Crusoe, 22 Jan 2010 10:24 GMT
CHARLIE ON JJ - GOOD MORNING. SO PLEASED TO HEAR THE CHARLIE WE KNOW IS BACK. WONDERFUL BLOG. MAKES US LAUGH AND CRY. SO, SO, PROUD OF YOU. HAVE A GOOD DAY. LOVE GINNY, CHRIS, ANGUS AND BELLA X
GINNY COLLINS, 22 Jan 2010 10:13 GMT
Racks and Jimmy,
Looking good chaps - hope you're finding time to enjoy the experience.
Phil Henson, 22 Jan 2010 09:59 GMT
Hi Ben & Phil sorry to hear your having battery problems hope it doesn't stop you from rowing, look forward to seeing your proper position soon, take good care of yourselves, love Mum and Dave
Jackie Cummings, 22 Jan 2010 09:56 GMT
Luke & Macca
Great progress chaps, like some sort of torpedo boat over the last few days!
Lukey - I know you're kind of in the middle of something but didn't want you not to have something to look forward to so I have signed you up for the Nice Ironman with Hinton & Slavik. Sure you'll be pleased.
GPG, 22 Jan 2010 09:37 GMT
Your rocking buddy. Looking goood Mr Crean.
ian, 22 Jan 2010 09:07 GMT
Sean, you're doing unbelievably well today. You're far from alone - hundreds are following you every day.
John and Sheila, 22 Jan 2010 09:02 GMT
Bravo les filles, c'est super ! Apparemment, votre stratégie fonctionne à merveille. J'espère que vous passez de bons moments dans les vagues avec les poissons. Je pense fort à vous !
Amélie, 22 Jan 2010 08:57 GMT
Phil and Skippy,
Good work so far!
Hope all is good.
Sending a big Kernow style 'Wasson?'
Andy McKenzie, 22 Jan 2010 08:52 GMT
Hi Pete and all the other OCEAN CREATURES. Oars raised to you all on a magnificent achievement. Nearly 3 weeks at sea and heading for land like schumakers. Keep it up, we stand in OAR....of your determination ,your skills, your courage and your faith. Keep going at the rowing and you will taste land soon....have a great and succesful weekend xxx Tess Mills from East London SA
Tess Mills, 22 Jan 2010 08:48 GMT
Well done our kid. Keep at it.
Tom Mc Gowan, 22 Jan 2010 08:47 GMT
Howzit Pete, Youre in our thoughts continuously as you battle through your days and nights.May the good Lord be with you to protect and watch over you all the way.Godspeed Mate !!!!!!!!!
Peter and Carlotta, 22 Jan 2010 08:42 GMT
You are really ploughing ahead now, Go Tess, GO, GO GO!
Natalie McGowan, 22 Jan 2010 08:38 GMT
Skippy & Phil -
Are you touching each other? Yuk, I'm telling - Stop it!
Completly addicted to watching your pink thing. After all that touching hope you feeling well, love to you both. Keep up the brilliant work x
Daisy Duke, 22 Jan 2010 08:35 GMT
Good morning Seán,
Good to see you clocking up the miles again, well done!!! Be strong and stay safe.
Love The Lyons Clan xxxxx
The Lyons Clan, 22 Jan 2010 08:22 GMT
Dean and Neil
Well done, it's easy now your under 2000 miles.
Keep up the good work
1st Davenham Scouts
1st Davenham Scouts, 22 Jan 2010 08:05 GMT
Morning yorkshire challenger from the V room at gatwick, have a cracking day , watch out for us flying over later.
Lots of love mum and suz xxxx
kaz grose, 22 Jan 2010 07:06 GMT
morning luke and macca you are flying boys, keep it up. In the aiport with your mum luke will wave on our way over x x x
sue, 22 Jan 2010 07:00 GMT
Good morning Pete
Wow...you are floating across the ocean and have taken another step towards the top...great stuff! You're amazing! Have a wonderful day, I envy your interaction with the dolphins, whales, dorado etc. and stand in awe of your dedication and determination in this challenge.
Stay safe and strong
Lots of love
Louise Goddard, 22 Jan 2010 06:11 GMT
HOWZIT PETER - NYAMEZELA
NEARLY ANOTHER WEEK DOWN!!
YOU ARE THE BEST!!
KEEP SENDING EXCITING NEWS - LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING YOU ON 5FM ;)!!
LOTS OF LOVE
E & R
Ruth Van Kets, 22 Jan 2010 05:08 GMT