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


looks like another good day at the office lads. well done for getting your noses back in front of HOTW.and Beech Boys. Quite a little private battle developing there it seems. Hope you are in less pain with the back Macca. stay strong for each other GW
Geoff Wigfield, 20 Jan 2010 21:21 GMT

Hello Uncle Sean. Everybody is talking about you. You're a hero. Love Zoe & Ben xxx
Ben & Zoe Jones, Nenagh, 20 Jan 2010 21:20 GMT

Hello Sean. Keeping up with your progress. We are lighting candles and saying prayers for you night and day. We know you've had a tough few days and that problems with equipment and electrics hampered you. Don't lose heart. In our hearts and minds we know you can do it. All our love and best wishes, Mam and Dad xxx
Mam & Dad, 20 Jan 2010 21:19 GMT

Mate, i have been following this since day one.
I totally admire where you are in the pecking order and think leading the race at this point is incredible.
Keep it up dude, and if you get an opportunity to reply please feel free to drop me a short line.
I am not worthy .

roly, 20 Jan 2010 21:04 GMT

Hi Charlie and Mathew-Roberto Coin
Keep it going lads you are doing fantastic
The Shewsy is behind you all the way!

West Everton Community

David Brereton, 20 Jan 2010 20:59 GMT

Fabuleux les filles.
Vous dépassez les 50 noeux de moyenne ces 6 derniers jours.
Adelante....Bzzz Michel
Michel Marque, 20 Jan 2010 20:48 GMT

Beech Boys!!

How exciting a romance onboard. I want to know as captains of the boat can you legally marry Joe the swimmer and the yellow jelly baby?

Keep it up you are doing really well

Lindsay, Duncan and Sally xxx
Lindsay and Duncan South, 20 Jan 2010 19:35 GMT

Hi Simon & Mike (Pendovey Swift)
Hope you are both OK, you are doing very well. The distance to Antiqua is getting less and less will not be long now!!!
Stay safe, missing you.

Love Mum and Ian xxx

Daphne Evans, 20 Jan 2010 19:31 GMT

Luke and Macca
Cant believe I am going to Antigua tomorrow, first of two trips, will be looking out of the window to see if we can see you.
and if you get there in the next week we will have champagne waiting. So you better get a move on.
Love Kaz xxx
kaz grose, 20 Jan 2010 19:29 GMT

Linda - Britannia III

Long stokes! Power Stokes! You'll soon be on dry land. Fantastic watching your progress. I'm so jealous and so proud of you.

New job starting soon, so don't take too long!
Sian , 20 Jan 2010 19:28 GMT

well done so far lads, Its not such good fun as golf andy but its for a good cause. When you get back and you are still tired I will challenge you to a game.
Graham, 20 Jan 2010 19:09 GMT

Hi Boys, I see a team of girls are beating you, pull a bit harder you jessies. LOL, riggers Yo fellas keep your wits about you , pirates heading your way , all the best degsyxxx Hi Guys Following your progress with great interest, sooner you than me. Hang ten guys. LOL from a real sailor. Seedy .
Will drop you another line later in the week. Look after yourselves. Steve

Steve & the South Side nutters, 20 Jan 2010 18:39 GMT

Where the hell are you Leo? only kidding, Savard and I are watching your progress. Good Job keep up the good work. We are thinking about you.God speed

Dick Atwood, 20 Jan 2010 18:28 GMT

Hi Sean,

You are doing great despite all your setbacks. Hopefully some calm water ahead for you. C'mon Tess!

Natalie McGowan, 20 Jan 2010 18:20 GMT

Hi Neil & Dean

Your going to WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!
Come on!
Do it for manchester
Alekx, 20 Jan 2010 18:14 GMT

Beech Boys Och Away!
Norbury Manor Boys - Rule the waves!!
Take Care
Andrew, 20 Jan 2010 18:01 GMT

HOTW ... One fifth completed ! - it really can't be that easy !!!! and suddenly (after so much effort) you will have completed the next section. James and Sean, you are both true heros and definitely have hearts of warriors. Brilliant work to get so far and we look forward to following your continued progress - best wishes
David Short, 20 Jan 2010 17:16 GMT

François, Benoit,
Vous êtes du bon coté des rames : quelle efficacité. Courage les gars on vous attend de pied ferme en Guadeloupe.

Fabrice et Christine
Fabrice et Christine, 20 Jan 2010 17:01 GMT

Hi Boys, watching your progress every day. Well done!! Keep going.
Valerie & Richard, 20 Jan 2010 16:30 GMT

Hej Ole & Brian

Det er bare fast arbejde, jeg håber i
holder placeringen, gerne nogle pladser op.
Ja, lille Danmark holder jer i stram snor.
God tur.
Jan Westphalen, 20 Jan 2010 16:19 GMT

Linda, you are doing so well! You are an inspiration. Keep it up and good luck with the race,
Love Marion, Melanie, Bob, Carol xxxx
Marion, 20 Jan 2010 16:03 GMT

Go Pete go !! Youre kicking serious butt out there,your progress is mind boggling.Pace yourself Boet,and go like the wind !!!!!!!!
Peter and Carlotta, 20 Jan 2010 15:36 GMT

Hi Seán,
Just take every hour as it comes, you are playing a blinder despite all the setbacks. Everybody here sends their regards, keep her lit!
Love Brigid, Adrian, Seán Rónan & The Darragh Manín xxxxx
The Lyons Clan, 20 Jan 2010 15:29 GMT

Britannia lll
James Nettleton, you are fast making me the proudest sister in the whole world!! Keep going, stay strong and focused and i just know you will achieve everything you set out to do. From the start you have all looked so strong....KEEP GOING.
Emma Nettleton
Emma Nettleton, 20 Jan 2010 15:17 GMT


Les filles votre remontée est extraordinaire !
Septième aujourd'hui !
Bravo !
Catherine de Briançon, 20 Jan 2010 15:06 GMT

Hi beech boys , Last night at the Highcliffe (Dorset) Townswomens Guild meeting,Christine's letter thanking them on your behalf , for the money raised for Water Aid funds was readout and I was asked to update your progress , They requested a message be sent to you to keep going with determination and they are 'rooting' for you , Many of them are checking the Web Site for progress ,
Thinking of you ---- Love from Mum (Grandma) xx
Corinne Beech, 20 Jan 2010 14:36 GMT

Dream It, Do It.

Hi Rog,
I hope things have calmed down now and your toilet is less like a "Bucking Bronco"!!
You are doing have passed yet another boat....OARSOME STUFF!!!!!
I hope the bum and hands aren't too sore!!
Stay focused and above all stay safe!
Lots of love,
Lin and Den (keep forgetting the old fella!!!)xxxxxx

Lin Rayment, 20 Jan 2010 14:35 GMT

Looking great guys ! The press release stating "...the father / son crew on Beech Boys Atlantic continue to gain 10nm per day on the current father / son record..." should be doing your morale a world of good. Keep it up ! David.
David Taylor, 20 Jan 2010 14:28 GMT

Unbelievable effort in the last 24hrs!!! Man, you are moving at a pace. Keep rowing bro - you're making us all proud.
Cilliers, 20 Jan 2010 14:25 GMT

Hi Chris and Joe,

Just to let you know that you have rowed further than Brighton to Inverness - how brill is that?
I know completely useless but I thought it might be of some interest.
Keep that pink dot moving and take care of those bottoms!

Bev and Alex xx

bev and alex, 20 Jan 2010 13:53 GMT

Glad you are on the move and heading west and not to Africa now!! Best wishes - I'll watch your progress regularly and will egg you on. With love, Judith
judith HOPKINS, 20 Jan 2010 13:39 GMT

Neil & Dean "Spirit of MA"
Brilliant effort guys keep up the pace.Hope the second battery lasts!
Be safe.
Dad xxxxx
Eric Gyllenship, 20 Jan 2010 13:28 GMT

just checking in. All medical staff at handover here at the BRI viewed your progress yesterday. well done. keep going.
love and God bless. Nigel
Nigel Rawlinson, 20 Jan 2010 13:26 GMT


Don't worry about your spelling, I can't spell either so haven't noticed any mistakes. Great hearing your updates your doing so well.

Sara xxxxxxx
Sara, 20 Jan 2010 13:08 GMT

Am amazed that a solo (JJ) is going further in 24 hours than a 12 man boat! Incredible effort!
Mike, 20 Jan 2010 12:54 GMT

To the Beech Boys--Really impressed at how positive you are and really glad that it's going smoothly so far! I keep reminding the children that you are still rowing--hard for them to grasp!! Keep your chins up and your bottoms blister free!
siobhan winder at Pennington School, 20 Jan 2010 12:40 GMT

Hi Charlie on JJ,

You're amazing - everyone is cheering you on from the RB!
Best wishes,

Penny Hooper, 20 Jan 2010 12:17 GMT

Arr Team Heatwave..
U doing good fellas!!! Tho if you gona win this thing u better step on it!!!!!
love Black Watch
Jo Fox . , 20 Jan 2010 12:14 GMT

Pete, Nyamezela

You are doing so well. We are all shouting for you here in East London. Keep strong!

Bronwyn Shaw, 20 Jan 2010 12:09 GMT

Nick & Jonathan,
Go, Patience, Go! We're all thinking of you and wishing you well at Cardiff YC - you're doing great!

Vincent, 20 Jan 2010 11:44 GMT

charlie insure and go
well word fail me charlie leading from the front (dont expect any thing other than that ) looks like you are resting well bum and hands are better staying focused i wish you all the very best your a bloody machine mate YOU ARE FLYING will keep following but really your doing great mate all the family send there love
and a big kiss from ethan this time
keep going
ken and the sullivans xx
ken sullivan, 20 Jan 2010 11:37 GMT

Joe and Chris on Workforce 1
From the boys in yr 10 at Grafham Grange wishing you good luck and keep up the good work . Happy new year. I bet you both look like Monkeys
Gabriel, Connor & Caspian, 20 Jan 2010 11:08 GMT

Bravo pour votre progression qui ne cesse de s'améliorer tous les jours
jean letamendia, 20 Jan 2010 11:03 GMT

To Neil & Dean

Keep up the good work and do it for manchester.
From Alex & Darren From mobberley primary school.
Alex Foord & Darren Graham, 20 Jan 2010 10:37 GMT

Hi lads,
ceap going!!!!!!!
Realy hope you win!!!!!
watching your progress!!!!!
Samuel and Ed, 20 Jan 2010 10:33 GMT

Si and Mike
Well done guys keep it up your doing really well! thought I'd brighten up your day with a crap joke!!
A man rings the fire service and starts to explain that he has just landscaped his garden, has a lovely new flower bed and fantastic fountian, the firefighter asks the man what this has to do with the fire service......the man replies the house next door is on fire but I don't want you to trample all over my garden!!!

Well I found it funny! Keep strong, keep safe and keep smiling!
Nic, Spud and girls

Nic, Spud and girls, 20 Jan 2010 10:18 GMT

To Vivaldi. Alors là les filles vous m'avez scotché ce matin ! Je ne m'attendais quand même pas à vous voir remonter aussi vite en tête en aussi peu de temps ! Avez mis le turbo ??? Excellent ! Je fais le maximum pour vous pousser par la pensée dans la bonne direction ! Hughes
hughes de Rancourt, 20 Jan 2010 10:15 GMT

Linda and Britania crewe.
Keep those arms rowing you are making good progress we are all supporting you, hope you break the recaord Good luck!!
Sarah, 20 Jan 2010 09:28 GMT

To Roger (DIDI)
Go hard Uncle Roger or should we say Row Hard?? Wishing you well on this incredible journey of yours! We check your blog daily and follow your Dot carefully! We see you are ahead of most of the SOLO field keep it up! May the winds blow in your favour and the gods of the sea's protect you..Love your Aussie family xxoo
Daniel & Latara Rayment, 20 Jan 2010 09:13 GMT

Pete on Nyamezela, ndoda

Howzit Bud

Just spoke to Kim

Keep up the good work. Many days still to go.

The partys not over till the fat lady has sung, start singing bugger.

My prayers are with you.

God Bless
carl reiche, radio holland, 20 Jan 2010 09:07 GMT

Swaarie !! - Nyamazela -

You're pulling the TRIGGER swaarie - good effort.



Russell, 20 Jan 2010 09:06 GMT

Britannia III
morning Lee, Ian and rest of crew, its miserable here this morning,can you send us some sunshine please. You're doing fantastically, keep it up, pull strong,
keep well, keep safe. Hope the blisters and rashes are not troubling everyone too much.Love mum and dadxx
Sandra Fudge, 20 Jan 2010 08:41 GMT

Hey Pete
And when the going gets tough, the tough get rowing...and you're living proof. Weel gedaan boet, you keep on rowing. We're so proud of you! I chatted to Bill yesterday and we were reminiscing about the last race, the angst, the joy, the pain, the triumph...seems like yesterday!! And now we get to do it all again with you.....thanks for bringing such an amazing experience into my rock broer!
Stay safe and strong
Lots of love
Louise Goddard, 20 Jan 2010 08:37 GMT

GINNY, 20 Jan 2010 08:34 GMT

Well impressed! Keep it going!
Mike Palmer, 20 Jan 2010 08:31 GMT

Mike - Simon good to speak to you this morning, enjoy! speak to you next Wednesday on 96.4 FM The Wave (what an appropriate name for a station!)
Badger and Emma, 20 Jan 2010 08:25 GMT

Linda on Britania 111,
Amazed by your progress, getting addicted to this dot watching. Keep it going,
Love from Sue and Graz
Sue and Graham, 20 Jan 2010 08:05 GMT

Mike & Simon,
There were two firemen from wales, who bought a boat with no sails,
to the canaries they'de go, the atlantic they'd row,
now that two crazy welsh males.
Hey guys, keep up the rowing, your making fantastic progress
Ian Howells (BAZ), 20 Jan 2010 07:24 GMT

As we've said before, and which I'm sure is common knowledge by now, you're a machine and we are super chuffed that you're doing so well. Not that we ever doubted you would! The whiskey is waiting for you in CT!!
Fillet and Kim
Philippa, 20 Jan 2010 06:38 GMT






E & R
Ruth Van Kets, 20 Jan 2010 05:24 GMT

Keep up the great work Sean, you've done fantasticly well so far. Best of luck from all in Killaloe.
Brendan Murray, 20 Jan 2010 03:45 GMT

HOW - Well done James & Sam, you have put a good dent into the Atlantic Ocean! Remember to enjoy it...think about the bragging rights at the bar in Antigua!!!

Marcus & Sarah Scholes, 20 Jan 2010 02:20 GMT

Joe and Chris. About to start my 650k cycle odyssey thailand to laos. When my bad days come you WILL inspire me. From oldblokeonabike to youngladsinaboat, press on and stay strong. Andy
Andy White, 20 Jan 2010 00:59 GMT

hi lads we think about you every day keep pulling on them oars were proud of you yorkshire challenger.
ken nan & jack xxx
ken & nan & jack, 20 Jan 2010 00:32 GMT

Doing a great job! Keep your heart up. Any words for your 'Is this the way to Atigua' rowing song yet?
Our suggestion is:
Is this the way to Antigua
Hope it's not far for our rations are meagre (Hard to get something to rhyme with Antigua!)
Is this the way to Antigua?
Where our dear Christine waits for us.
Any use? Need a few more verses I think. We'll let someone else have a go!
Take care. Love & Prayers.
The Murrays (Coleraine), 20 Jan 2010 00:27 GMT

Oli, great progress - keep it up. It's got to easier than auditing at LBI? All the best. Steve Willett
Steve Willett, 20 Jan 2010 00:10 GMT

Alexander & Luke watching your progress every day. you are both doing great we are so proud of you both
love Moira ,Brad,kaine
MOIRA MASER, 19 Jan 2010 23:16 GMT

Ian & Lee Brit III
Hope you both well and Lee we hope the rash in that strategic place has settled!!! Ian thanks for the phone call, sorry to have missed you. Keep up the good work, you are all rowing well and we look forward to seeing you both soon.
Peter and Sue, 19 Jan 2010 23:03 GMT

Al/Luke/YC TeamJCT600

Doing great, fantastic progress everyone here cheering you on

LOL Mum & Dad Mac
Neal Macdonald, 19 Jan 2010 22:58 GMT

Hi, Annie and Mel
Sorry to hear about the adverse weather conditions, but at least you got some rest. You will make it up in no time at all.
All our love
Mum and Dad
Mum & Dad, 19 Jan 2010 22:49 GMT

Hi Sam and James,

Well done for progress so far, hairdresser thought of you two today as she crossed in the Queen Mary, hope you did nt get in her way, as have appointment on thursay take care keep going loads of love the Smees your mum is here guiding me through this so you I may be unsuccessful good luck P.S. we had a nice curry tonight what did you have !
christinesmee, 19 Jan 2010 22:45 GMT

Hi Luke and Mac,

By the way I hope you like quotes!

Here is one of my many favourite's from Bruce Lee and I think it applies at a time like now,

"There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them"

I am supporting you guys all the way!

Best Wishes,

Matt Emmett, 19 Jan 2010 22:39 GMT

Red Arrow - I'm concerned that you are laughing at the appaling jokes.... Two blondes were driving along a road by a wheat field when they saw a blonde in the middle of the field rowing a row boat.The driver blonde turned to her friend and said "You know - it's blondes like that that give us a bad name!"To this, the other blonde replies "I know it, and if I knew how to swim, I'd go out there and drown her."
lindi , 19 Jan 2010 22:36 GMT

Neil & Dean

Your both doing very well. Keep up the hard work.

See you soon Neil.

Love Kathryn xx
Kathryn, 19 Jan 2010 22:26 GMT

QBE James and Olli
You must be doing some mean rowing out there! Keep it up guys and stay safe.
Rebecca and Rob
Rebecca Sannick, 19 Jan 2010 22:21 GMT

To Karen and her friends on Mission Atantic

Thinkiing of you all with great admiration, good luck. I'm floowing that little blue dot. Hope you get to Antigua before Richard and Sarah
Richards Mum
Sue Tuffin, 19 Jan 2010 22:13 GMT

Hi Luke and Alex, still eating the chocolate? Must be Boost bars by the way you're moving! Great stuff,keep it going,so proud of you. Much love
Graham,Catherine,Jamie andGeorge xxxx
Catherine Grose, 19 Jan 2010 22:12 GMT

To Vision of Cornwall Keep up the good work! We are following your progress.
John and Melanie, 19 Jan 2010 22:10 GMT

Hi Kiley & Girls (Mission Atlantic)......Keep up the good work, keep the blogs coming. Missing you loads but so proud of you

lotsof love Mum, Dad, Kerry & Paul Emma, Mark & Clare, Erin, Connor, Lauren, James & Tilly xxx
Mal, 19 Jan 2010 22:01 GMT

hello Rob Casserley on the Ocean2Summit.

We have been watching your progress and you are both doing so well. We are really proud of you. Cannot work out whether you are mad or brave!! Which ever it is, we are all thinking of you and rooting for you all the way.
Full steam ahead!

All our love John, Tash, Sophie and Kara xxxx

natasha dillingham, 19 Jan 2010 22:00 GMT

Joe & Chris in HCL Work force 1
With skin like leather and the Diamond hard look of a cobra you will succeed.

Phil & Ruth, 19 Jan 2010 21:31 GMT

Hi girls

Well done, keeping a track of your progress, sounds amazing!!!!

Keep up the great work!

Lucy (Streaky crew)
Lucy Ovenden , 19 Jan 2010 21:28 GMT

YOU ARE FLYING! - like those fish!

GINNY, 19 Jan 2010 21:28 GMT

Hi Sean,

Keep the chin up, your doing really well despite the week you've had. If anybody can do it, you can. Everyone's we know are wishing you well. Stay safe.

Trudy, Stephen, Jason, Evan, Alison, 19 Jan 2010 21:10 GMT

KEVIN N, 19 Jan 2010 21:07 GMT

Steady progress Beech Boys - keeping the father and son record well in reach - fantastic to beat it but no pressure mind! The holiday accommodation offered is tempting but as no outdoor swimming pool on available, not interested. Love Taff and karin
Taff and Karin, 19 Jan 2010 21:02 GMT

hi luke an mac good steady progress luke give ya mum a wave she'l be flying over you both on thursday just a little one though we don't want any big waves!!
stephen&paula, 19 Jan 2010 20:48 GMT

Hey lads, it looks like your doing really well, keep it up.
Hope you both are ok.
Everyone is thinking of you back here. Andy
Andy Heyes, 19 Jan 2010 20:46 GMT

Mike - Pondovey Swift

hope the weather is being kind to you, and you are managing to get some enjoyment from this trip. Keep up the good work - lots of love - mum and dad
Mum and Dad, 19 Jan 2010 20:45 GMT

Gee!! Up another place!! Good on ye!! There's a zero in your mileage too. Great progress!!! I'm already driving people daft telling them about your adventure. Ross & H also following your progress. Keep it up. x
Jill Chidg, 19 Jan 2010 20:35 GMT

Team JCT600 looking good, amazing effort boys, i have become a little dot follower - with a drink problem! blame that one on Kaz! xxx
Sue, 19 Jan 2010 20:27 GMT

hi luke an mac another good nite last nite great to watch your progress wot a great adventure enjoy every minute of it...
stephen&paula, 19 Jan 2010 20:24 GMT

hi luke an mac another good nite last nite great to watch your progress wot a great adventure enjoy every minute of it...
stephen&paula, 19 Jan 2010 20:24 GMT

Roberto Coin
Well done to Charlie and Mathew keep up the good work everyone at the shewsy liverpool are rooting for you!
The young people are all really thankful for all your hard work and effort. keep it up !!!
hope to see you soon
all at the shewsy youth club.
John Dumbell (shewsy), 19 Jan 2010 19:43 GMT

hı britannia ııı team,
Anne you are perfect !!!:)
god bless you...
ruya CAKMAKLI, 19 Jan 2010 19:27 GMT

Francois and Benoit, you are the best.
I love my uncle ! Gardez la peche.
Go, go, go
Hortense, 19 Jan 2010 19:13 GMT

Phil and Skippy,
Watching yer dot! WOW, FANTASTIC progress so far. I hope your journey is living up to your dreams. Be strong and rock on! ;) xx Oh and great to see you on news... :)
Nicky, Torran James and friends., 19 Jan 2010 19:02 GMT

Hei Laurence and Rames Dames... GO, and well done on keeping on track!!! We're all here at Noble routing for you guys...
Cheers, Maria
Maria Campos, 19 Jan 2010 18:10 GMT

Hi Tom Brilliant progress! Well done. With you all the way.Belated Happy Birthday.Champagne on ice waiting!!!!Love Granny and GRANDPAXXXX.
Diana Heal, 19 Jan 2010 17:22 GMT

hi girls o mission atlantic

I can see clearly now the snow has gone, no obsticles in my way!!!!!

that little dot of yours is still going strong

keep up the fab work

love and hugs

lozzi and friends at Valley Leisure

Lo, 19 Jan 2010 17:20 GMT

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