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


Hi Annie and Mel

Come on girls don't let the boys get ahead. The yelloe dot gets more interesting each day. Keep up the great rowing you are just amazing
Ethena and Leslie, 19 Jan 2010 17:10 GMT

Beech boys
Norman and James we had a meal for Christian Unity yesterday and we were all saying watching your boat which is a green dot to us is getting very addictive. Most of us presesnt are looking at least 3 times a day. Glad you and your clothes are all clean ! We liked your holiday advert! You are making good progress, well done, keep it up.
Love Kay Don and family
Kay Shepherd, 19 Jan 2010 16:43 GMT

Hi Macca and Luke,
Hope its going well, always watching the progress.
Find some flat sea and strong winds, keep going!!!
chris topham, 19 Jan 2010 16:30 GMT

Your smoken now. Burn up them oars
Paul Verc
Paul Vercollone, 19 Jan 2010 16:23 GMT

The Beech Boys - Greetings from Kenya! We're behind you all the way! We think you are amazing and a little bit crazy for doing this but you keep us smiling and praying with all your updates
Alison and Chris, 19 Jan 2010 16:22 GMT

Team Heatwave.

Everton 2 Man City 0 - good win for the toffess.
Liverpool knocked out of the FA cup by Reading - great result!!!!
The Green Army doing well - will get result for next time.
The FTSE up to 5500 pts.
Snow has melted now.
Just a couple bullitins from the news.

Keep going - Jon
PS how is the diet going?
Jon Jennings, 19 Jan 2010 15:45 GMT

We love following your progress and your blog - keep up the good work!

All the best from everyone at WaterAid
Kat, 19 Jan 2010 15:36 GMT

Hi Guys (Spirit of MA)
Good to hear your voices on the watch brief and some fun comments made!!
Will get the lads to do a group email to you when I am south side tomorrow, you know how busy we will be so we will try and squeeze you in!! Hope your chaffed bits are bearing up!
Good luck guys and keep going, you are doing well.
Regards, Steve
Steve Wood, 19 Jan 2010 15:27 GMT

Jimbo and Oli aboard QBE - great work lads, hope you are enjoying it at least a little bit! hopefully see you in the US in a few months! any pot noodles recently? much love Webby and Fabs xx
Webby, 19 Jan 2010 15:17 GMT

Bob Prentice - Britannia III following you on the map. Keep up the good work. All the very best to you and Britannia III team.Steve & Julie x
Steve & Julie Hutton, 19 Jan 2010 15:13 GMT

Well done Charlie! You're doing so well! Love all at Addenbrooke's.
Jo Morris, 19 Jan 2010 15:08 GMT

Up the Didi!!!

Keep going dad on Dream it Do it!
Keep blogging they are keeping us all entertained here, we all miss you and hope that the sea is being kind today!

Love you lots and keep going steady!

big loves
Livvie Haines, 19 Jan 2010 15:05 GMT

Hi Sean and Tess great progress , keep up the great work. Ciaran Devaney, Limerick
Ciaran Devaney, 19 Jan 2010 15:02 GMT


Not sure what all the fuss is about really - stop fooling around and get back to work. Good to see you're doing well mate. Ferris
Jonathan Ferris, 19 Jan 2010 14:56 GMT much more interesting to do 'things atlantic' rather than work! I think your position higher than indicated!! Now we at Greens have been blown on to the Newfoundland coast(!) we have a similar distance to go as you! Our race is on again! We will have an eyes closed, lights off Crew Class next week - for further bonding!
Best wishes! V
vicky, 19 Jan 2010 14:52 GMT

linda brewer - britania 111. we are here at the library plotting your course, we have been dreaming about rowing so much that we fell out of bed and into the water (i mean the floor) keep up the rowing, we dont see 200 miles a day!! look forward to seeing you, lv m & d xx
roger&margaret brewer, 19 Jan 2010 14:32 GMT

Well done Jim and Paul, just climbed back up to 7th place. Keep it up! xx
Katrina, 19 Jan 2010 14:26 GMT

Hey Sean, Greetings from Scotland, always knew you had a mad streak in you. Best of luck and keep rowing. Must catch up next time I'm in Limerick
John Wright, 19 Jan 2010 13:22 GMT

Britannia III
Hi Lee ,Ian and the rest of the crew.Going great, keep it up, hope the winds are aiding and abetting you. Row strong, keep safe and well and you'll soon be there.
Love mum and dadxx
Sandra Fudge, 19 Jan 2010 13:13 GMT

Keep it up Vision of Cornwall, you are doing brilliantly. Stay with it Skippy and Phil.
Jan, 19 Jan 2010 12:49 GMT

Mike and Si. Fantastic progress over last couple of days, so proud of you. Keeping movin on up!

Alison, Lauren & Caitlin xxx
Alison, 19 Jan 2010 12:37 GMT

Dear Phil and Skip, We're watching and cheering! Keep it up lots and lots of love
Wendy and Hazel, 19 Jan 2010 12:22 GMT

Captain Nyamazela, you are now 1/5th of the way to land. And amazing stuff you have achieved. have just calculated that you should be home in a jiffy. You are munching away at that ocean like a lucky guppy. Keep up the good work and the reward is not long off. May God keep you safe in palm of his hand and direct your path towards Antigua xxxx hang in there buds xxxx Tess Mills
Tess Mills, 19 Jan 2010 12:14 GMT

Dream It, Do It.

Hi Rog,
I hope you are seeing some amazing wildlife and taking photos!!
Sorry to here "Monty" has left!!!
Keep it up and stay safe!
Lots of love Lin xxx (in Australia)

Lin Rayment, 19 Jan 2010 12:14 GMT

QBE Insurance Challenge-
Keep it up lads, great effort!! We're all monitoring your progress in the office.
Dave Herridge, 19 Jan 2010 12:06 GMT

Hey Nick and Jonny, Well done guys... you are so tough. Really pleased your doing so well - FIFTH!!!! Amazing news. Keep safe and enjoy it. Kat xxx
Kat Collins, 19 Jan 2010 11:46 GMT

Team Heatwave.......dean and neil


glad to see your doing well, stay strong, were all keeping an eye on your progress, your doing fantastic.

take care and stay safe

love kel x x
kelsey, 19 Jan 2010 11:03 GMT

Hi Phil and Skippy,We are watching the pink dot daily.Our thoughts are with you.Keep up the good progress,you are truly amazing.A brilliant VISION OF CORNWALL love and strength Petra and Stefan
Petra & Stefan, 19 Jan 2010 10:56 GMT

Good morning Sean. Thinking of you and praying hard. Keep your heart up. All my love, Mam xxx
Mam, 19 Jan 2010 10:33 GMT

Bob Prentice and all on Britannia 111 Brilliant work keep it up. Remember though if you arrive too early they'll have you putting up the marquees and bunting!
Ray & Chris X
Ray+Chris Bateman, 19 Jan 2010 10:29 GMT

Hi Norman and James

Keep going, you're doing a superb job and take care.

Carolyn, Martin and Mary EECE
Carolyn toney, 19 Jan 2010 10:27 GMT

Britannia III: Congrats on the 1000 miles in less than 15 days! One record in the book! :-)
Finn Kronborg, 19 Jan 2010 10:26 GMT

Well done Nick and Patience you are now lying 5th the whole club is routing for you

Cardiff yacht club
Ray Perriam, 19 Jan 2010 10:11 GMT

You're doing SO well - keep it up and head towards those winds! Have finally watched the immersion test video - um, just wondering if I should let my ma see it and brighten her day!
Can see my next holiday getting closer...
Much love Susan & Ali x
Susan G, 19 Jan 2010 10:09 GMT

Making progress lads! Get in the groove and keep pushing - doing great! Breitling!!
Breitling Tim!, 19 Jan 2010 10:04 GMT

Robert and Stu hope that aggressive wind is not hampering too much, be safe we are all thinking of you lets hope the wind blows Ocean Summit nearer to Antigua You are both doing so well. Cant wait to see you Love Mum and Dad Monica and Mike
Monica Casserley, 19 Jan 2010 10:04 GMT

Britannia III - Linda

sussed your cunning plan - first Antigua, then Barbados, and with a few tweaks of the compass you should be heading for SCARBOROUGH....the capital of Tobago!!
Now that is your Yorkshire spirit shining through!!!

sandy shores x, 19 Jan 2010 09:55 GMT


"I watched a snail crawl across the edge of a razor. Thats my dream...crawling, slithering along the edge of a straight razor...and SURVIVING!"

Go B.I.G swaarie!

Russell, 19 Jan 2010 08:53 GMT

Good morning Pete
Great to see you're progressing at a steady rate. Vasbyt and hold on tight to your dream.
Stay safe and strong
Louise Goddard, 19 Jan 2010 08:45 GMT

go go go go go yorkshire challenger!!
kaz dad gabbs claire xxxxx
karen grose, 19 Jan 2010 08:30 GMT

Good morning Charlie aboard JJ (Insure & Go). What a performance; you must be superhuman! Stay safe and best wishes. Ed & Susie Back
Ed & Susie Back, 19 Jan 2010 08:21 GMT

Good morning Olli & James aboard QBE Insurance Challenger. Great rowing over the last twenty-four hours. Keep it up boys! Our thoughts are always with you. Mum & Dad Back xxx
Ed & Susie Back, 19 Jan 2010 08:18 GMT

The Owl and The Pussycat went to sea in a beautiful pea green boat,whose the Owl and whose the Pussycat?
Auntie Mary, 19 Jan 2010 07:40 GMT

Hi James & Sam HOTW, following your fantastic progress daily. Stay strong in body and mind. Maggie x
Maggie, 19 Jan 2010 07:36 GMT

Beech Boys - hey guys love reading your blog and dot watching. Keep it up especially at night

Mike Phipps, 19 Jan 2010 07:26 GMT

Grant Waugh, 19 Jan 2010 06:39 GMT

Hi Sean and Tess,

Keep up your hard work, I see you had a tough week - you're an inspiration...... Safe travels.

Chuck, Grannia, Connor & Kerry
Grannia Mock, 19 Jan 2010 02:44 GMT

to jj
We think you are amazing and are really proud of your heroic solo effort keep it up big time love from the supporters of jct 600 awesome x
karen grose, 19 Jan 2010 00:29 GMT

good morning boys yokshire challenger
How are the shooting stars ? Keep up the good effort we are all following you day and night, remember marathon not a sprint and the strong will endure. xx P.S we have all got OCD watching this page X
karen grose, 19 Jan 2010 00:23 GMT

hi luke an mac ya looking gud today lads. good solo luke while mac recovered and well done mac for getting back in the game while carrying a injury top lads....NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER
steve&paula, 18 Jan 2010 23:32 GMT

Hi Charlie P. Glad to hear you've had the birds and the bees to keep you company in the last 24 hours! Not to mention the whales and the dolphins.Keep up the stirling work, everyone is willing you on.
Sally and James, 18 Jan 2010 23:26 GMT

Phil and Skippy,

From the earth, we have still the pleasure to see the pink dot progresses.

But from the earth, we can not see which kind of pink panthers you invited in your rowing boat!

Is it your secret or just the aim of Vision of Cornwal?

Jean-Noël, 18 Jan 2010 23:05 GMT

Charlie I had better mix up the Rum punch, or I won't have time to chill it before you get here
Jenny and Tony Meston, 18 Jan 2010 23:02 GMT

Keep it going Luke and Mac!! Awesome effort.

Thinking of you guys daily!

Matt Emmett, 18 Jan 2010 22:54 GMT

Spirit of MA-Keep going boys, looking good from here, all the best "Green Watch"
Mick G, 18 Jan 2010 22:31 GMT

hi guys drinking far too much and dancing round the house to mr brightside , no sleeping thru it this time as we need you to rock up and row xxxxx suz and kaz xxxx
karen grose, 18 Jan 2010 22:27 GMT

Row row row your boat, keep it up Red Arrow. Have you come accross waves big enough for doing loop the loop yet?
Linda, 18 Jan 2010 22:23 GMT


Magnifique les filles !!!
Bravo !
Catherine et Hervé de Briançon, 18 Jan 2010 22:21 GMT

Luke & Macca (Team JCT600) - Fantastic effort today lads, keep going as you are and Antigua will soon be in sight and you will be sipping cocktails on the beach!! Love Steve & Paula
Steve & Paula, 18 Jan 2010 22:13 GMT

James Nettleton Britanna lll

Thinking of you all the time. Stay safe, Jane & Mike xxxxxx
Jane & Mike Ward, 18 Jan 2010 21:42 GMT

Hey Ole,
You are doing AMAZING!!! Keep the great work up and I am watching you with envy every minute. I wish I was out there with ya.

God Speed!!

Tori Holmes, 18 Jan 2010 21:41 GMT

Thinking of you as we prepare for Munster and Northampton.
Will have a pint in Willies when you return
Mick Penny
Mick Penny, 18 Jan 2010 21:34 GMT


Hi. Hope you two are OK! Well done - doing good so far. Can't wait to see you back.
Alan and Glenda Phillips, 18 Jan 2010 21:28 GMT

Hello Sean. We are thinking of you and praying for you. All our love, Mam & Dad xxx
Mam & Dad, 18 Jan 2010 21:27 GMT

Hello Uncle Sean, We are watching your dot again on Mam's computer. You are doing very well. I will be saying a prayer for you tonight. Love Zoe xxx
Zoe Jones in Nenagh, 18 Jan 2010 21:23 GMT

Hi Beech Boys,

been checking out your progress - your doing great, so proud of you! well done.

Remember wacth out for Sharks they will slow you down!!!!!
Janine x
Janine Parkinson, 18 Jan 2010 21:23 GMT

Vision of Cornwall
There were two boys in Penzance
Who seemed to live in a trance.
We'll pull our matchbox
With the strength of an ox;
Across the Atlantic we'll prance.

Keep prancing and dancing; make those dreams come true.
Breaking the thousand barrier is not far off!!! x
Jill Chidg, 18 Jan 2010 20:43 GMT

Go Pete Go for SA.
Clifford $, 18 Jan 2010 19:40 GMT

Dream Maker. We are getting slightly obssesive about red dot watching! You are doing brilliantly. Take care, Netty
Annette & Adrian Parker, 18 Jan 2010 19:10 GMT

Hi Missioon Atlantic, well done so far and keep up the good work x
Sarah, my dad sent me the link, hadn't realised it had started!!! good luck xxx
Rachel, Lee, Sam and Lily, 18 Jan 2010 19:09 GMT

Evening Luke and Macca,

I hope you boys are still feeling strong, your progress certainly looks to have gained momentum in the last few days. Take of yourself xx
Sally, 18 Jan 2010 18:45 GMT

beech boys. hello norman and james. following your progress on new laptop and on twitter. see norman, all that computer training paid off.. awesome challenge. thinking of you daily. god speed . judy and ted x
judy dawson and ted, 18 Jan 2010 18:01 GMT

Vision of Cornwall moving like greased lightening up through the pack ... at this rate you'll be home for scones and ginger beer before the end of January! Whato! Those steriod laced pasties did the job then?!! Glad to hear you're coping, keep up the work rate ... it's oar-some! YOU'RE OAR-SOME!! BRING IT HOME BOYS!!!!!
Rob, Vix & Eva, 18 Jan 2010 17:53 GMT

Swaarie - Nyamazela mfo wam!

two things....

a) caffiene yourself
b) spyderco the fox! SAS.

Russell, 18 Jan 2010 17:33 GMT

Top effort Luke and Macca! Keep giving it your best shot. Pretend your on a body board in Bracklesham and wait for that big wave to fly you to the finish! Thinking of you both, The Murphy's xxx
Jason Murphy, 18 Jan 2010 17:32 GMT

Heritage Explorer
You're doing well and keeping up with the others. Watching your progress daily!
Margaret, 18 Jan 2010 17:13 GMT

Hey Norman and James.
Moving along nicely. Unfortuantely James Liverpool are not doing as well as you at the moment! Lost to Reading last week in the cup!
Must be fantastic to watch the dolphins etc...
Take care, Love
Mark and Gem.x
Mark and Gemma, 18 Jan 2010 17:09 GMT

HEART OF THE WARRIOR (HOTW) Your doing amazingly, keep it up, fingers crossed for good winds SSx
Sarah Scholes, 18 Jan 2010 17:02 GMT

Hi Beech boys
Good steady progress - well done.

A thought for you
How we weather the storm defines who we are .
Glad the Skies are providing entertainment by Day and night .
Keep safe .Do you have LifeBoat drill like the Liners at sea ?
Lots of Love Corinne xx'

Corinne Beech, 18 Jan 2010 16:51 GMT

Hello Joe,

Logged this at work now so that I can easily message you regularly.

Looking out at the gothic town hall clock thinking of you on the sea..all defrosted after a big freeze here..stay well and keep you pecker up!
Love, Kim, xx
kim joslin, 18 Jan 2010 16:45 GMT

hi alex

hope u boys are keeping well while doing this massive challenge. and can't wait to see u soon.

love u
auntie marlyn and uncle john
marlyn, 18 Jan 2010 16:23 GMT

Pendovey Swift.

Keep it up lads, give it some Gower power.

How's the food looking, I cant decide what to have for dinner tonight, chicken or steak, any ideas?

Got the beers lined up for when you get, so put some effort in!

Stay safe.


Steve Davies, 18 Jan 2010 16:09 GMT

Bonjour HOTW
Good day to you James & Sam. Our computer was down so we weren't able to follow your yellow dot - horror of horrors!! the withdrawal pains were terrible but we guess not as painful as what you are going through. Great to see you are moving up the leader board with striong consistent progress. All the best for now
Pat, Derek & Tim
Pat, 18 Jan 2010 16:08 GMT

This is for everyone but esp. team Red Arrow!

In the words of an old wise-man:

"You can do it put your back in to it, you can do it put your ass in to it!!!"


Chris Rushton, 18 Jan 2010 16:04 GMT

To Sean on board TESS..We are following you with interest Sean..wishing you the very best and thinking of you all the way. Wonderful to see the progress reports and you are a credit to yourself and Munster. Stay safe and all the best to you. The Patterson family Donegal Ireland.
Rhona an Ronnie Patterson..Donegal, 18 Jan 2010 15:52 GMT

What's your twitter site?
Michael Feldman, 18 Jan 2010 15:40 GMT

Hey Rob!!!!
You sounded fantastic the other day (except the bit about chafing). I am following you on a map now and sent it to Henry, we will keep you informed.
Can't wait to meet you in Antigua!
Everyone I know is rooting for you and Stu.
Keep is together baby.
Michael Feldman, 18 Jan 2010 15:32 GMT

Britannia 111 Hi Bob Pretice. Keep up the good work and keep safe. Stuart & Mary Los torres
Stuart Russell, 18 Jan 2010 15:24 GMT

Ollie & James

Well done boys. You're doing fantastically. My James & Freddie are watching your progress and hoping that they'll be partying on the beach in Antigua with you soon!

All best wishes

Emma xx
Emma Pitcher, 18 Jan 2010 15:04 GMT

Charlie P.
You seem to be doing quite well even without all my carefully packed biscuits. You're Mum's Christmas cake is obviously full of good stuff!

All my love
Emma xx
Emma Pitcher, 18 Jan 2010 15:01 GMT

Britania lll Peter Gadiot,
Great to hear your voice yesterday. You have received lots of messages of support by e-mail to us.
Love you lots
Mum and dadxxx
Mum and Dad, 18 Jan 2010 14:43 GMT


Long and strong guys, smash through it. Checking the progress every morning, afternoon and evening!

Keep her up there and drive her on through the fleet. We all know you'll do it!!!!!!!


Right on! Rob
Rob (BBB), 18 Jan 2010 13:30 GMT

Candles lighting every day and prayers said. Every day glued to the computer and that little dot!! What courage and strength of mind you have. You will have to visit Clarecastle after this and we will have a pint or two!!!

Mary Reidy, 18 Jan 2010 13:16 GMT

Very good progress over the weekend Pete. Keep rowing - we're all watching and supporting from slummies. The beaster is blowing us away today and we trust you have an even stronger wind on your back.
Cilliers, 18 Jan 2010 12:57 GMT

Hi Ben & Phil, you are doing so well, tried to phone but can't seem to get through, will keep trying, keep it up, love Mum & Dave
jackie cummings, 18 Jan 2010 12:50 GMT

watching your progress,well done boys,doing great ,mathew and charlie keep safe.
val,sarah ,charlie hartley, 18 Jan 2010 12:50 GMT

Britannia III - Linda

How's your suntan coming on? Running in cold grey slushy ice and rowing in freezing rain at the weekend. You've got to be having more fun!

Keep going long and strong. See you in Barbados!
Sian, 18 Jan 2010 12:46 GMT

Hi Pete,

You are doing soooooo well.

Go Go Go. You have number 4 in your sights. Pace yourself and ride the Big Ones.

With respect

Paul Keir

Paul Keir, 18 Jan 2010 12:41 GMT

Keep it going Nick, were all rooting for you down at the club.
Matt - CYC, 18 Jan 2010 12:39 GMT

Spirit of MA
Great to talk to you yesterday Neil.
Good to hear you are enjoying the adventure out there on the Ocean.
Whaling is banned by the way.
Be safe and say hi to Dean.
Very proud of you both.
Dad xxxx
Eric Gyllenship, 18 Jan 2010 12:37 GMT

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