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


Hello to Limited Intelligence and Dominic from Edmonton. Still watching your progress. Living in the glow of reflected glory as my friends marvel at your great adventure.

Susan Kerr, 22 Jan 2010 03:50 GMT

hi luke an macca keep up the good work patience as its rewards GO YORKIES..... NRNS
steve&paula, 22 Jan 2010 01:38 GMT

To all you rows/bloggers. It is wonderful to read your humorous and enlightening blogs. You are all incredible! Keep on rowing, HOTW follower.
Sarah Scholes, 22 Jan 2010 01:17 GMT

Roberto Coin

Hi Charlie and Mathew, the Scousers are with you.

The Shewsy
David Brereton, 22 Jan 2010 00:34 GMT

to sean and tess, just a quick note to say that all of us in willies are thinking of you and we will be leaving table seven next saturday to head to dolans to support you and tess... safe journey and we will have pints ready when you return.

from all the staff in sextons bar., 22 Jan 2010 00:22 GMT


Watching the dot daily; keep it going Tess, fantastic work!!!!! All in Florida are rooting for you.....

Grannia Mock, 21 Jan 2010 23:44 GMT

Dream It, Do It.

Hi Rog,

Shame about the!!!
I hope the waves are kinder to you over the weekend and you can continue your amazing progress!!
Stay strong, stay safe!
Lots of love,
Lin and Den xxxxx

Lin Rayment, 21 Jan 2010 23:43 GMT


Hi - hope you are ok and you are doing well

CCF and LAZERZ (Coniston Crusaders)

Alan and Glenda Phillips, 21 Jan 2010 23:38 GMT

Hi Auntie Annie and Mel
Thinking of you every day, freezing here. Mmm lots of water where you are.Any sharks?.... can't wait to see you lots of hugs Heidi and mummy....xx
heidi + sue, 21 Jan 2010 23:12 GMT

Neil & Dean "Spirit of MA"
Great to be able to talk to you today.
What was the result with the second battery?? Hope it is working out ok.
Looking forward to Antigua.
Be safe
Dad xxxx
Eric Gyllenship, 21 Jan 2010 22:53 GMT

Reason Why

Hi Jim, Hope the peddel is still going strong.

[email protected], 21 Jan 2010 22:32 GMT

chris and Joe
HCL workforce 1

Well done boys, inside the top 10.
keep it up and dont stop talking the chocolate!...
Frank and the Tenby crew, 21 Jan 2010 22:30 GMT

We had no idea that rowing the atlantic could be so much fun! try singing this.....

its a long way to antig - u - a
you couldn't measure it with a ruler
keep on rowing to antig - u - a
where lovely christine waits for me
Angus and Andrea, 21 Jan 2010 22:25 GMT

To Phil and Skippy, well done lads but shouldn't you be there by now?love from drizzly cornwall.
The Rules, 21 Jan 2010 22:03 GMT

Vision of Cornwall
Watching again!!!. Must do some work drekly!! Hope it's not you two nodding off over your oars as reported on the news page! None of that shirking, now! Keep pulling!!
Hope you are seeing some amazing things out there in the big blue world. Will look forward to a trip to PZ to hear all about it. x
Jill Chidg, 21 Jan 2010 21:56 GMT

Wow - you are in the lead!!! Keep going - we are still all thinking of you out there. Hope the bum is not too sore ... all fine back in Felsted ..
Sophy & Neil Aitken, 21 Jan 2010 21:53 GMT

Beech Boys! It is great to see that little green dot moving steadily across the Atlantic. I hope you are keeping fit whilst you are on holiday and not just sitting around on your backsides all day! Have a good day and keep smilin' love Taff and Karin
Taff and karin, 21 Jan 2010 21:49 GMT

Hi Beech Boys,
Hope you are settling in now to a steady routine. Is Joe the swimmer being useful? Keep on going and look after each other.
Best Wishes
The Hodgsons
The Hodgsons, 21 Jan 2010 21:48 GMT

Hey Guys, you're all doing amazingly well, was great meeting most of you in La Gomera... Just keep rowing and hopefully see you the other side! Enjoy your Whale Watching... :) Liz xxx
Liz, 21 Jan 2010 21:41 GMT

KARUKERA la mer est rude mais continuez de la caresser dans le sens des rames et elle vous ouvrira ses portes.
Courage François et Benoit vous etes dans le ryhme.
Annick et Christian
Christian LAMY, 21 Jan 2010 21:40 GMT

Well done Heritage Explorer. Much excitement from the kids this morning when you moved up a place ! it's become a morning ritual to check on your progress. hope it's still enjoyable and all is going well.
Love from the Heaths
the Heaths, 21 Jan 2010 21:26 GMT

Luke & Macca - have you room in the boat for your mum and sue?
Passing over sometime tommorow, just fire a flare when you see the plane and the pilot can pop them out of the cargo hold.

Keep up the brilliant work!


Field Gate, 21 Jan 2010 21:12 GMT


Great progress today after your pause for repairs. Hope you get a good nights sleep ready to attack the oars again in the morning. Must be great to see the dolphins swimming alongside, what an experience. Stay safe,
Tom & Natalie, 21 Jan 2010 20:59 GMT

Great stuff Rog, You are giving our youngsters that extra pull power when they are reminded that you are out there still!!! BBC London interviewed a crew tonight and all agreed - including the crew that you singlers are an amazing bunch - and they know what you might be going through. We know you can do. Kim, Clara, Lilli
Kim, Lilli, Clara, 21 Jan 2010 20:56 GMT


Thanks for providing my daily (ish) chuckle the beech wit is reaching new heights. Well done so far, and keep up the good work. We have an awesome God, the one who sustains the whole universe - keep looking to Him, and riding them waves.
Andy from Bassenfell.
Andy Oxley, 21 Jan 2010 20:37 GMT

You've done almost 500 miles. I'm in awe. Hope you're feeling well. Keep it up. Mom is doing great.
Nick Vercollone, 21 Jan 2010 20:36 GMT

Go lads that's another place you've gained - keep clickin' 'em off. Stay strong, come on!!! Tim
Breitling Tim!, 21 Jan 2010 20:22 GMT

Hey Lucas and Macca
Just off to catch my flight to antigua. So wanted just to say how proud I am of you both,you have worked as a team in difficult circumstances and pulled through you are my heros . Macca back on the oars thru the pain barrier and luke for keeping it all rolling in the right direction, hope you get good winds this weekend and if the hotel has wifi I will be messaging you as usual.
Will be having a few drinks and toasts to you both at the jolly beech and it wont be long before you are both out there with us.
All my love and maximum respect
mum xxxxxxxxxxx
kaz grose, 21 Jan 2010 19:56 GMT

Hey Alex keep the hard work up were watching you! hope your back is better =] Good Luck! take care =] xx
Jonathan And Magali and Cicely, 21 Jan 2010 19:34 GMT

Hey Skippy, James has made you're all over facebook dressed in your miss whiplash costume :) We're all checking on the website every day to see how you're doing, the kids are loving it! Keep going and we'll see you when you get back, love from Joolz, James, Ella, Ruby and Rowan x
Julia Young, 21 Jan 2010 19:18 GMT

Mike & Simon.
Ive just finished Cracknell & Fogles book about the row - what an amazing story & its put into perspective for me what you are both undertaking. Keep going boys you are doing well & ive nothing but respect for you both.
Nigel Bradshaw, 21 Jan 2010 19:16 GMT

Boogie Woogie
Great strategy gentlemen!
Hang back a bit, row with one arm. Save your strength, then blast past the group at the end!
Continued good rowing.
Stan in Toronto
Stan, 21 Jan 2010 18:49 GMT

Hi Simon and Mike glad to be able to speak with you, keep it up your both doing great and we re extremely proud of you xxxxxxxxxx
michelle, tommy and pops, 21 Jan 2010 18:46 GMT

Hi Phil & Skippy,
Hope you are ok and enjoying !!! the race. The weather here is awful, pouring withrain and blowing a gale. Take care.
Love Bernard & Ali xx
Bernard & Ali, 21 Jan 2010 18:41 GMT

luke and macca -
(*creepy halloween voice*)
:-P x.x.x.
Claire O'Hanlon, 21 Jan 2010 18:15 GMT

Hi Uncle Seán
You are doing a great job and we are looking at the dot moving on everyday. Say hello to the dolphins for us and keep up the good work.
Love Seán, Rónan and Darragh xxx
Seán Rónan & Darragh, 21 Jan 2010 18:14 GMT

Bravo pour l'avance, je lis que les termes des rameurs atlantiques ressemblent à ceux des fanas de voile. Que François regarde s'il n'a pas laissé de trace dans les parages pour laisser un océan aussi bleu que bleu
Pierre L
Pierre de LYON, 21 Jan 2010 18:09 GMT

Annie and mel.....

keep it up ladies... just did 10 mins on the rower in the living room for

Paul (gloucester)
Paul Chessell, 21 Jan 2010 17:54 GMT

Hi Neil & Dean
Mum has been keeping me and Eleanor up to date on how well you are doing - you are doing fantastic!! Eleanor is even doing a "show and tell" at school about the two firemen (Uncle Dean and Neil!!!) on their exciting adventure at sea! Well done and please stay safe. Lots of love from Abigail & Eleanor xxxx
PS Mum, Dad and Grandma also send their love and a big well done!!!! xxx
Abigail Sullivan, 21 Jan 2010 17:23 GMT

Linda on Britannia III

you are doing brilliantly! ....hope you have found time to do some stargazing - it must be truly magical under an amazing dark clear sky, in the middle of the ocean...a unique experience to savour forever....x

stargazer, 21 Jan 2010 16:15 GMT

Great effort lads, flying up the ranks, I'm expecting to see you in the top 10 next week.

Mike you need to start pulling hard, just got the dates of your USAR course, 22nd-26th March. I expect to see you there.

Keep on stroking....

Steven Davies, 21 Jan 2010 16:09 GMT

To Uncle Sean & Tess. Have you seen any more whales? How about dolphins? Anything my daddy could cook in his restaurant? Love, Ben xxx

Ben Jones in Nenagh, 21 Jan 2010 16:05 GMT

For Uncle Sean & Tess. I'm watching the purple dot every day and night to see how well you are doing. Mam said your boat was a "little bit" broken but that you could fix anything. I will send you another message soon. Love, Zoe xxx
Zoe Jones, 21 Jan 2010 16:03 GMT

To Sean & Tess. Watching your dot and wishing you the best. Keep the heart up. Love, Dad xxxx
Dad, 21 Jan 2010 15:59 GMT


Comme dit la chanson : "Il y a le ciel, le soleil et la mer "
Au diseptième jour de traversée, je sens poindre à l'horizon de la fierté pour votre future arrivée !
Catherine de Briançon, 21 Jan 2010 15:44 GMT

Sean...Tess....thinking and cheering you on every day...row row row your boat, gently down the stream......Andy Cunneen & all at Limerick City Gymnastics!!
Andy Cunneen, 21 Jan 2010 15:22 GMT

Hi Jo & girls on Mission Atlantic, keep up the good work.....Hope the knee is bit better now, watching that blue dot all the time we can. Willing you on to the finish!!!Love Ali, John, Chrisy & mad dog Maddie xx
Ali, 21 Jan 2010 13:39 GMT


I hope you're having a great time rowing the Atlantic sea

LAZERZ (Coniston Crusaders)

Alan and Glenda Phillips, 21 Jan 2010 13:28 GMT

stop touching and start rowing!!!
Hope you're both feeling fit!
Loving watching your progress
can't wait to hear all your amazing stories
loads of love
the gorvins, 21 Jan 2010 13:12 GMT

To Bob on Brittania III,

Good luck with the record to you and all who are with you.

Roger and Sue, Los Torres.
Roger and Susan Watkins, 21 Jan 2010 13:12 GMT

LOL, ere skippy, thats not you dressed up miss whiplash at the fancy dress party is it? tis really funny, the beer must have flowing well!!!!!! emma.
emma, 21 Jan 2010 13:12 GMT

Raberto Coin, really envious of you both what an acheivement cannot wait to meet you both again, following you every day keep up them PBs you must have some good stories hope you havn,t had to many sore's!! Keep up lead,
Allan Pearce
Allan Pearce (Amberley), 21 Jan 2010 13:02 GMT

Britannia 111

James Nettleton - awesome effort so far dude. Dig deep, push hard - who dares wins!
Niels, 21 Jan 2010 12:58 GMT

HI, Neil and Dean,
Have tried to send you a messages since you left but have had no success,have followed your progress everyday,youare doing great,you must be proud of yourselves,keep going and be save me Chris,Lauren and Liam are thinking of you.
Kev Heames, 21 Jan 2010 12:54 GMT

Just lost you on signal!! great progress keep up the hard work! stay positive! speak to you next week! x
The Fire Fighters Charity! , 21 Jan 2010 12:53 GMT

Leo, you are tearing it up. I guess you won't need that sail after all. Keep it up. We are planning on being in Puerto Rico the first week in March. I'll meet you at the location of your choice.
Mike, 21 Jan 2010 12:41 GMT

Beech Boys
Loving your daily updates.
You're doing brilliantly - keep it going!
Jude & Doug

Jude, 21 Jan 2010 12:30 GMT

Phil and Skippy, following your amazing progress you crazy rowing cornishmen!
Keep up the good stuff, this is extreme training for the May champs i have to say!! lol ella x
Ella Cattermoul, 21 Jan 2010 12:27 GMT

Hi Pete,
Thinking of you doing very well wishing you everything that you would wish for, for yourself. Go well
The Team at Fenn Factory
Fenn Kayaks, 21 Jan 2010 12:25 GMT


You're doing so great 450 nm so far!!!! Keep up the great work. See you soon and very soon.

Go Halcyon

Renee , 21 Jan 2010 11:54 GMT

Mike & Simon
Doing well fellas, just keep heading west. There is a sweep stake at central but you don't want to know what they've written. Keep it up
Crox, 21 Jan 2010 11:48 GMT

Just picked up the web site from I'm amazed at you mad bunch! totally admire you all! Come on girls in Mission Atlantic !!!
Andy, 21 Jan 2010 11:29 GMT

you sure do - get around, round, round, round, you get around!! Keep up that fantastic effort against the Ocean All Stars, on board dishwasher as well - you really do have all the mod cons! lots of love Jill Warren Daniel Evannie Anna and Lydia

Family Birch, 21 Jan 2010 11:04 GMT

Brilliant Britannia III
To Neil and all the team:
Keep ruling the waves!
You may be Britannia's slaves
But you're eating up the ocean
We're following with devotion
Keep going, no slowing
The adrenaline flowing
Can't wait til you're back
So just keep things on track!
Loads of love and cool following winds,
Andrea, Jon, Louise & Taffy
Andrea Robertson, 21 Jan 2010 11:01 GMT

Really proud of you girls - keep the flag flying for Jersey and stay strong. Just keep going and try to avoid any more stealth tankers.

Lots of love especially to you Kiley - take care of yourselves.

lynne howgate, 21 Jan 2010 10:59 GMT

Hello Peter,
I am glad to see that you are still giving your all. Your progress is nothing short of amazing. We at The Village are all rooting for you. the customers all want to see where your DOT is and are all amazed.

Village Stationers, 21 Jan 2010 10:58 GMT

Still watching you daily and the prayers continue to go up!
Marissa is now sitting to sing row row row your boat and loves it! Singing it has taken on a whole new significance!
Andrew, \Sarah and Marissa, 21 Jan 2010 10:46 GMT

Hello Vivaldi ! Mine de rien vous avez battu votre record de nombre de nm en 24h mardi 19 avec 55 nm, si je ne m'abuse !!! Et mine de rien, vous avez avalé plus d'un tiers de la distance totale ! Et mine de rien, vous grapillez des places ! Quel bonheur et quelle fierté de vous savoir aussi bien ! Courage ! Hughes de R
hughes de Rancourt, 21 Jan 2010 10:39 GMT


Hi there. Hope you are doing well. I think you're doing fantastic. Keep on going you'll do it
Jordan H
LAZERZ (Coniston Crusaders)

Alan and Glenda Phillips, 21 Jan 2010 09:52 GMT

For Phil and Skippy:
Keep it going guys you're totally AMAZING! x
Stevie McCrindle , 21 Jan 2010 09:46 GMT

Morning Charlie
See you are still doing really well keep it up.

all our love The Murrays
Deborah Murray, 21 Jan 2010 09:44 GMT

Good morning Sean. God bless you. Thinking of you and praying hard. Love, Mam & Dad xxx
Mam & Dad, 21 Jan 2010 09:39 GMT

To Sean & Tess. We are thinking of you every minute of every day. "For sheer guts and courage, give me a Shannon Crew". You can do it. Love, Joan xx
Joan, 21 Jan 2010 09:38 GMT

Go Go Beech Boys !!

Great progress in the last 24 hours.

The Woods and Callaghan's are urging you on in sunny Manchester.

Woody Sue Billy Joe Daisy Pat Roz Betty Maeve and Spikey
Woody , 21 Jan 2010 09:26 GMT

Hi Alex and Luke you're doing great! One of your friends was looking for a macho nickname for Luke and I thought of "Luke Seawalker" - get it?? I think I can hear a groan - keep up the good work! Love Lyn, Rodger, Blaine and Christopher x
Lyn, 21 Jan 2010 09:06 GMT

Hey Sean, You'll get there despite all the problems this week-But not if you go backwards!!!Turn around and dig in!! Lorxx
Lor, 21 Jan 2010 09:02 GMT

Britannia lll. James Nettleton. Just seen you have changed course. Hope you have the really good winds helping you. So proud of you. Keep safe. love Jane & Mike
Jane Ward, 21 Jan 2010 08:59 GMT

morning Mission Atlantic

another day and checking dots this morning you seem to have pulled up a few places

Way to go girls
very proud of the blue dot

keep up the great work


Loz, 21 Jan 2010 08:41 GMT

Sean, you're fighting an incredible battle. So many people are following you every day here. Stay safe and well!
Sheila and John, 21 Jan 2010 08:29 GMT

Watching your every move! Keep up the good work & you will be back in damp cold Cornwall before you know it!
Nods, 21 Jan 2010 08:26 GMT

Morning Seán,
Hope things have improved and that your equipment is now sorted. Remember, take each day as it comes and the highs with the lows.
Love Brigid, Adrian, Sean, Ronan & Darragh xxxxx
The Lyons Clan, 21 Jan 2010 08:26 GMT

Hi Charlie,
Great stuff mate, your averages are great and consistent, you have done a third and soon you will be half way. Keep it up we are all thinking of you and very proud
Simon, Mary, Pete & Ty and the whole of Blueprint
Simon Barnes, 21 Jan 2010 08:22 GMT

Vive les Ramdams
Je suis devenue une ramdam addict. Quelle joie de suivre votre progression jour après jour. Je suis très fière de vous.
Mum Paule
Mum Paule, 21 Jan 2010 07:27 GMT

Hi Peter,

You are doing so well! Keep it up.
Lots of love,
Nenette, Robert, Brad & Sarah
Nenette Scott, 21 Jan 2010 07:23 GMT

Morning Pete
I hope your feet are healing nicely and not causing you too much pain, it doesn't look like it cause you're flying!!! Another day, another challenge... and we all know you're up to it!! Row Pete row
Stay safe and strong
Lots of love
Louise Goddard, 21 Jan 2010 07:05 GMT

To Skippy and Phil, Vision of Cornwall, Keep it going boys your doing great ,look after yourselves.
Cheers Sambo, Rica, Finlay, Otis.
Sam Cummings, 21 Jan 2010 05:44 GMT







E & R
Ruth Van Kets, 21 Jan 2010 05:13 GMT

Allo rob, je te souhaite des vents favorables qui te pousseront rapidement à Antigua , vous êtes forts , nous sommes avec vous et avons beaucoup de plaisir à suivre vos progrès ...All the best for you
xxx Anne et Gilles Ross
anne ross, 21 Jan 2010 00:25 GMT

good morning team jct600 I want to be the first on the morning messages !!! go boys go xxxxx
kaz grose, 21 Jan 2010 00:20 GMT

hi luke&mac doing ace its coming together.
the good thing about the stones in your path when you cross them they become milestones.. NRNS......steve&paula
steve & paula, 20 Jan 2010 23:34 GMT

to Beech Boys

Glad you are moving westwards now. Hope waves improving. I'm keeping a watch on your progress and think of you often.

Good luck Judith
JUDITH HOPKINS, 20 Jan 2010 22:42 GMT

For Phil and Skippy

Me and my team at Cornwall Blind are following your progress and its great to see you doing so well. Good luck to you both. 'Andsome!
Chris & Talking Support Team, 20 Jan 2010 22:28 GMT

Fantastic Vivaldi.
We try to imagine Quitterie, Catherine, Laurence and Laurence, rowing, rowing, rowing!
Et nous suivons ce petit confetti vert sur notre écran, qui avance, qui avance, et qui nous fait rêver.
J de R.
Jean de Rancourt, 20 Jan 2010 22:23 GMT

Hi Dean,
How you are, hope you're ok. Im just looking after Ruth, with a little vino!!! You're doing a good job, just row a little faster!!! I've signed you up for a 22 mile walk, so when you come back you can relax!! Anyway take care, and I'll catch up with you when you get back.
Love Jules
Ruth says she phoned you but it was a starfish that answered and we couldn't understand them!!
Julia, 20 Jan 2010 22:06 GMT

Luke and Macca
Come on the boys, can see you coming through the pack, oarsome!!!! Field Gate xxx
Sue, 20 Jan 2010 22:01 GMT

For Dave Brooks, Team Panasonic

Looks as if you are on a roll, Dave!

Brilliant. Hope it's not hurting too much.

John R.
john Randall, 20 Jan 2010 21:57 GMT

Hello Girls & Mission Atlantic

Hope the weathers good, and those sun tans are coming along nicely. Amazing efforts over the last few days, well done. That little white arrows doing that weird pointing 'south' thing again. lol Im sure antigua's west. hehe!

Keeping up to date with your progress, loved the blog posts 'stealth tankers huh'
Who would of thought they could just appear, thought that was just submarines.

Anyways you all take care of yourselves.
Take Care & Stay Safe
Lou xxxx
Louise Turmaine, 20 Jan 2010 21:56 GMT

To Simon & Mike Im sure you will get bad days. But think positive.I feel confident that you can do this.Live for the experience! By the way. flying fish are very tasty raw or boiled!!Good luck Ill watch your progress.. Roy Griff.
Roy Griffiths, 20 Jan 2010 21:41 GMT

Hey bud, you sound like you have a strong head, keep lookind at those stars, I used to love looking at them while crossong the Atlantic. You must come to st. Ives when you have completed your challange. hang in there brother....
Robin Stevens, 20 Jan 2010 21:38 GMT

Mike & Simon

What an amazing job you are doing. Everyone wishing you well - even colleagues in work who've never met asking me who you are getting on!

Row hard.

The Bickels
Sara, Si & Livvi, 20 Jan 2010 21:29 GMT

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