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


Pendovey Swift ... keep going guys, you're doing brilliant! xx
Sooty, Swansea Supporters, 17 Jan 2010 01:03 GMT

Come on the Arrow!!!
Keep going Tom & Rich
Graham, 17 Jan 2010 00:22 GMT

Hi Alexand and Luke hope you are both well. We have been to a top Italian restaurant (in Willington!!!!) and have had a great time!. Mac and Charles say they would be in Bermuda by now but they have had one more peroni than a pig. Just opened another bottle and this one is for you! Keep up the good work and hope this message is oar inspiring love Uncle Susan, Auntie Charles, Julie and Mac xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Susan, 17 Jan 2010 00:04 GMT


My patients ask me how your doing every day, two in particular, Kate & Celene ask how your progressing and said to tell you that they'd keep up the prayers.

Your doing really well, hope everything stays nice & calm.

Eleanor & Buddy
Eleanor, 16 Jan 2010 23:42 GMT

Night night Uncle Sean. Very late going to bed (11 o'clock). Watching your dot with Auntie Donna. Tell the whale we said hello when you see him again. Is the whale bigger than a dinosaur? Had dinner in Daddy's pub and Paddy took his steak home in his pocket for tomorrow's dinner. Granny Marge disgraced us and took the scones for her breakfast in the morning. Love from Zoe & Ben xxx
Zoe & Ben Jones in Nenagh, 16 Jan 2010 22:57 GMT

Delighted that everything is going so well. The whole of Limerick is behind you. The neighbours are all wishing you the best of luck. I'm very proud of you. All the Milford young ladies send their best wishes. Sister Rita praying hard for you. God bless and keep safe, love Mam xxx
Mam, 16 Jan 2010 22:33 GMT

Hello Sean, watching your dot and you're doing well Thank God. Lots of love and God Bless, Dad xxx
Dad, 16 Jan 2010 22:31 GMT


Lassoo one of those whales, make them work for a living, or grab a shooting star - keep strong

LOL Mum & Dad Mac
Neal Macdonald, 16 Jan 2010 22:29 GMT

Good going Sean - tracking you daily. Keep up the great work.
Love, Grannia
Grannia Mock, 16 Jan 2010 21:54 GMT

To Jimmy on spirit of montenaro! Good luck! You're going to be third!We are looking after Haggy. Just keep rowing!
Lucie Peplow and Nisha Marwaha, 16 Jan 2010 21:34 GMT

Vision of Cornwall
Great going, up another place. Look after yourselves and keep up the energy levels. Tried your hand with the fishing line? Will check in tomorrow after a trip to Taunton, hopefully not in the rain. x
Jill Chidg, 16 Jan 2010 21:16 GMT

To The Spirit of Montanaro
Well done. Keep going. We are behind you. Good to see that you took a turn to the right. Hope you are growing a beard and enjoying the trip. Courage mon capitaine and remember the hare and tortoise. Hope the CD is motivating especially the singing

Love mum and dad
Joelle and Martin, 16 Jan 2010 21:09 GMT

Pendovey Swift.

Go on Baby Spice you and Mike are doing really well. Keep up the good work.

Paul, Sarah and Meg.
Simmo, 16 Jan 2010 20:55 GMT

Looking good!! Meself and Sarah P are raising a pint of Guinness to you,,,,,,, Keep on pulling
ian, 16 Jan 2010 20:49 GMT

Team Heatwave!!
Keep up the fab pace..You doin great fellas...Just keep pulling on those stinking oars...Keep each other safe..
Lots of Luv
Jo & Andrea xx
Jo & Andrea, 16 Jan 2010 20:44 GMT

Hey Sean,

You are getting faster by the day, really clocking up the miles now, keep going, Antigua is just around the next bend!

Stay Safe,
Natalie McGowan, 16 Jan 2010 19:45 GMT

We are watching your progress in class. What a Geography lesson!
Take Care Love from Coniston
Wendy Yates, 16 Jan 2010 19:41 GMT

Hey Charlie, think it's time you switched that motor off mate!! With you all the way. Keep it up. Best wishes.

Paul and Amanda
Paul & Amanda Pearson, 16 Jan 2010 19:24 GMT

Beech Boys

Keep going Jo! And James and Norman, you'll all get there a lot quicker if you give him a hand - he can't do it all on his own!!!

Mark & Elaine East, 16 Jan 2010 18:46 GMT

Luke an Mac only the tough get the rough you both have already faced a big challenge on the second day of the race and got through it! Just keep to your plan and you'll be in Antigua before you know it....go Yorkshire Challenger were all proud of you! Steve & Paula
steve&paula, 16 Jan 2010 18:22 GMT

Go Charlie - this is an incredible performance. obviously that snorkle and mask weighed some. Elliot
Elliot, 16 Jan 2010 18:15 GMT

Oh and Shannon beat Dolphin 32-10.
Keep it going!
Sunville McGowans, 16 Jan 2010 18:07 GMT


You are doing great. If I could get a pizza to you I would. Hope your bums are ok !!!
Andy , 16 Jan 2010 17:21 GMT

to jo langmead dartmouth ,and crew of mission atlantic we are keeping an eye on your progress good luck stayed focused ,one day at a time
malcolm hayter jayne collins, 16 Jan 2010 17:16 GMT

MISSION ATLANTIC Hi Jo and all on board, watching your progress with amazement. Keep it up, stay fit, cheerful and safe. Paul & Dot x x x x
Little Cotton, Dartmouth., 16 Jan 2010 17:10 GMT

Hi dad and Tess!!!!!
all still watching the dot-keep it movin'
lots of love
Chloe daniel patricia rachael and mum XXXXXXXXXXXXx
Chloe and Dan, 16 Jan 2010 16:34 GMT

Hi Ole & Brian
Great to hear you are doing well and eating like ROYALS! Keep the pressure on all the others.
I have my whole family tracking your daily position.Looking forward to hearing all your stories when you get back. Watch those mermaids.
Good Luck and good rowing!
Vic & Shirley Hnatyszyn
16 Jan 2010
Vic & Shirley Hnatyszyn, 16 Jan 2010 16:32 GMT

Well done Limited Intelligence, (Dom, Paul and Andy). the whole family is watching your progress with interest - keep it up.
Aeona and Chris, 16 Jan 2010 16:23 GMT

We and our family are watching your progress with interest. Keep up the good work and good luck to you all.
Chris and Aeona, 16 Jan 2010 16:19 GMT

Britannia lll

Still watching!! I know you must all be exhausted but try to keep it up. We are all keeping our fingers and legs crossed for you!! Big hugs xxxxx
jane & Mike Ward, 16 Jan 2010 16:07 GMT

Hi Phil,
Hope all is well , spoke to Gran this morning, she said you had phoned her on her birthday. It's raining here better than snow. Take care.
Love Ali & Bernard xx
Bernard & Ali, 16 Jan 2010 15:55 GMT

Limited Intelligence:
Dear Uncle Tig, I hope you are having fun in the Atlantice Ocean and the sharks aren't getting you! I have Ready Brek for breakfast like you and sometimes we have couscous too. Love from Charlie.
Charlie Pain, 16 Jan 2010 15:01 GMT

Hey Leo,

The last two are the best days of your trip! Congratulations. Keep up the good work. You're on a roll.

david boeri

david boeri, 16 Jan 2010 14:59 GMT

Leo, What great progress!! I am in awe! Keep it up! Caught any fish yet? XO Spell
Spell, 16 Jan 2010 14:58 GMT

Hi Seán
Dot watching all morning and delighted with your progress, you are doing us proud!!!
The Lyons Clan xxxxx
The Lyons Clan, 16 Jan 2010 14:37 GMT

Hiya HOTW. Great rowing going on. Watching your every stroke and always eager to catch your accomplishments. I take my hat off to you both and wish you continued strength and good fortune - keep going, you are amazing. Derek
Derek, 16 Jan 2010 14:17 GMT

PENDOVEY SWIFT - Hi both, watching your progress every day - very impressive so far - keep it up though - no slacking!
Jason, Nat & Daisy, 16 Jan 2010 14:06 GMT

Neil & Dean "Spirit of MA"
Excellent progress guys,hope all is well and the weather and wind are kind to you.Stay safe.
Dad xxxx
Eric Gyllenship, 16 Jan 2010 13:58 GMT

Nyamezela -
Keep up the good spirits Pete!. Looking good!

From us all in Antigua!

Shelly, Richard & Sasha
Shelly, Richard & Sasha, 16 Jan 2010 13:53 GMT

Hi Linda
Just read you message on the Britannia blog and phoned your mum and dad and read it to them. They were pleased that you seem to be enjoying yourself. Hope the weather turns in your favour as you head to Barbados.
Love Glen
Glen, 16 Jan 2010 13:52 GMT

Oli and James you're doing briliiantly!! I've looked at the map and you're heading in the right direction!! lol! all the best... The Redmons
Nathan Redmon, 16 Jan 2010 13:28 GMT

Alex ,Luke & YC
Thinking of you both everyday, this is a wonderful experience for you. Snow still at Hamilton Row, saving the Glenlivet to toast your safe return. LOL Granma & Grandad xx
Granma & Grandad, 16 Jan 2010 13:26 GMT

Hey guys watching the great progress from Sydney. Keep on nailing it. John K
john knight, 16 Jan 2010 13:01 GMT

Dream It, Do It.
Hi Rog....everyone from Auz. is sending you love and watching your FANTASTIC progress!!
I hope "Monty" is still keeping you company!!!!!!!
Sooooo proud of your bro.
Lots of love,
Lin xxxxxx
Lin Rayment, 16 Jan 2010 12:54 GMT

James & Paul
Reason why
You are doing well. Following you closely-rather you than me.
How are the bums?
Take care and take pleasure in you achievement.
Regards David
David Nash, 16 Jan 2010 12:52 GMT

Stormin and James,
Keep it going, we are all loving watching your little dot making progress :) thinking of you both lots.
Mark, Rach, Tom, Matt and Dan, 16 Jan 2010 12:42 GMT

Skippy & Phil

Another amazing 24hrs -I imagine theres some sort of incredible wind machine you are using. All excitiment round, with you on BBC spotlight last night, no swearing, must of been Phil.

Huge Loving from far west cornwall-now defrosting from ice age.

Daisy Duke, 16 Jan 2010 12:31 GMT

GO YORKSHIRE CHALLENGER!! keep reeling them in.. dream it do it next!! x.x.x.
Claire O'Hanlon, 16 Jan 2010 12:14 GMT

Hi Luke and Macca, looks the best heading, good wind and tides ahead. looks like you have strapped an outboard to it. Keep it going
chris T, 16 Jan 2010 12:12 GMT

Beech Boys

Norman and James, keeping track of your progress with great interest. Well done.
John and Joy Putt, 16 Jan 2010 11:56 GMT

Keep going Missy girls!! Hope you're not feeling too seasick - maybe it would help if you stopped going round in circles?? Take care,
Trish x
Trish Thomas, 16 Jan 2010 10:50 GMT

Mick & Lia we are watching and rooting for you. Keep pulling. Antigua is worth it. Chris & The Team at Woodford & Co
Woodford & Co, 16 Jan 2010 10:41 GMT


Keep up the good progress and I will be following your crossing with great admiration.

James don't forget to let those sideburns get out of control, lol.

Jason Coles, 16 Jan 2010 10:10 GMT

Olli, James and Charlie

Well done guys you are all doing an amazing job.....must be something in that Burnham water !

Keep it up and keep safe

Simon Barnes, 16 Jan 2010 10:06 GMT

COME ON LANGERS (and James as well!!! Masterful stuff, great work! I want to hear a big 'BORE OFF' to the others. In the words of Damo....BLAAAAAA-ZING EFFORT!
Snow's melting here and now we have loads of rain so we can almost row with you. Come on chaps! Everyone is cheering you on (even Ian Houston's new baby son - youngest blazer ever??)
You can do it!!! Love Lyds (and Mez - in a manly, not gay, way...) xx
Lydia FN, 16 Jan 2010 09:59 GMT

Beech Boys:

Looking good! keep it up!
Dot watching many times a day.
Love & Prayers xx
Murrays (Coleraine), 16 Jan 2010 09:37 GMT

Charlie you are cooking on gas, very impressive
Jenny and Tony Meston, 16 Jan 2010 09:35 GMT

HI Pete - Nyamezela,
What an inspiration you are to us all!!! Message to "own your own life" has really hit home. Grew up with Kim and can only imagine how she must be feeling. Watch your progress daily with my boys. You are making South Africans proud. Your whole family in our prayers. Row, Pete. Row xx
Ronelle Cummings, 16 Jan 2010 09:31 GMT

Hi Charlie,
you are rowing like a superman, you actually out performed Britiannia III.
keep it up
Tom Simpson, 16 Jan 2010 09:02 GMT

Britannia III
Hi Lee and all on board, hope you had a good night. Going well, keep it up and keep up the spirits. stay safe and well.
Love Mum and Dadxx
Sandra Fudge, 16 Jan 2010 08:37 GMT


" The Lord will keep you from all harm - He will watch over your life : The Lord will watch over your coming and your going both now and for evermore " Psalm 121:7-8

Routing for you Pete, Go Boy !

Gavin and Jenny R.
Gavin, 16 Jan 2010 07:13 GMT

Well done Team Insight keep heads up and focus on the end goal. Dom how is the Robinson Crusoe shaping up mate ? Regards Jacko and family
Martin, 16 Jan 2010 07:12 GMT





E & R :)
Ruth Van Kets, 16 Jan 2010 07:07 GMT

karukera, did you eat the fly? You are the best, France is watching you!
laurenceA, 16 Jan 2010 06:45 GMT

Hey Rob
All down in Tairua keeping up with your progress!! Keep it up we are all thinking of you!! Mike got your message all the best xx the kids all say a big Hi Wob xxx love The Snell Fam
The Snells in NZ, 16 Jan 2010 04:29 GMT

Hi Neil and Dean.
Hope you're both as well as can be expected and still as focussed as ever. Arrived in Dubai last night so will keep in touch with you from this e mail address for a couple of weeks.

Keep up the good work!


Chris F, 16 Jan 2010 04:17 GMT

Hi Seán,
Great mileage the last few days, keep up the good work and hope all will sort itself out. Keep her lit!
Brigid and Adrian xx
Brigid and Adrian, 16 Jan 2010 03:17 GMT

Hey Leo,

You're doing so great! Keep it up! You can do it!!!! 39 nm yesterday is AWESOME! We're all checking in on you.

Go Halcyon! See you really soon with days like these.

Renee & Paul, 16 Jan 2010 01:27 GMT

Great start... Mark just told me you are on the first top 10. Keep kicking all of them. The best for you and your pale. Antigua is waiting for you not matter tireness or weather challenges.

Paulina, 16 Jan 2010 00:37 GMT

Yorkshire Challenger, in cheesiest radio styleeeee...

First time poster, long time follower!

Thinking about you daily, GO BOYS! G
GPG, 15 Jan 2010 23:54 GMT

Go Halcyon!

We're pulling for you in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom!

Ian Hamby, 15 Jan 2010 23:50 GMT

Hey Phil and Skippy,

You doing brilliant......bloody amazing ... keeping an eye on your progress and so proud and impressed...............Liz x
Liz Sullivan Zennor gig club, 15 Jan 2010 23:47 GMT

Lukey G & Macca, big shout out to the Yorkshire Challenger!
I tried making a snow sculpture of the boat and two of you but there wasn't enough snow in North London to sculpt the guns with! Hope they're working for ya.
GPG, 15 Jan 2010 23:46 GMT

hi mike and simon,watching your progress,fantastic effort .keep going .hope you are both well.from the mechanics at earlswood
rob haynes, 15 Jan 2010 23:37 GMT

Good solid progress Beech Boys. Remember that tiredness and blisters are illusions of the mind so just keep truckin' Love and prayers Taff and Karin
Taff and Karin, 15 Jan 2010 22:59 GMT

Pendovey Swift.
Mike you'll be pleased to know I got £300 for your board and if you keep rowing at this rate I might not have spent it all by the time you get back. Distances getting better everyday, impressive stuff.
Rob Cobb, 15 Jan 2010 22:43 GMT

Hey Norman and James you guys are doing so well! I can't believe how far you've got in the last few days! We're all thinking of you and following your journey. I've had my first week at school and it went really well, and the snow has finally started to melt! Keep going, lots of love and prayers, Helen x
Helen Rowley, 15 Jan 2010 22:17 GMT

hi HOTW Boys,

hope you are all ok?? and still getting on with each other and still have some energy left in you!!!! Am keeping track and thinking of you often,.

Keep it up and push on,

all our love

Ellie & Rob xxxxx
Ellie & Rob, 15 Jan 2010 21:39 GMT

keep up the good work neil and dean (spirit of MA )

stay safe.....keep smiling and stay strong

love kelsey x
kelsey, 15 Jan 2010 21:36 GMT

go for it ocean summit! and big hello to stuart.. watching your progress daily while growing ever bigger with baby bump!

love helen
Helen Smith , 15 Jan 2010 21:25 GMT

Hi No Fear: Just wanted to make sure you got a message either way. Well done - it says you're 10th - so you are doing an amaaaaaazing job. In fact to finish it would be an amazing enough job. Keep up the good effort. Frances & The Dean Lads X
Frances Dean, 15 Jan 2010 21:21 GMT

Hi Ole

It is great to hear that you are doing great and are making progress.
continued luck......the Millers
Rene Miller, 15 Jan 2010 21:06 GMT

Hi Skippy and Phil,

We are watching your progress and wishing you luck and will power for the days ahead. Hang in there.
Val and Luke, 15 Jan 2010 20:38 GMT

HOTW we are following your progress with absolute amazement. It's an incredible challenge. Just take it a day at a time and the end will just arrive. It must be an incredible experience out there in the allantic especially at night. Just keep rowing, it sounds some easy,. but obviously that is all you have to do! Carol keeps us updates with your latest news.Will keep following you each day Best of luck
Ian & Katie Michael , 15 Jan 2010 20:33 GMT

Vision of Cornwall
Hi! At last! A mention on the media. It was great to hear your voice Phil, on Spotlight tonight. Sorry to hear you've suffered with sickness-you sounded good all the same. Up to 17th overall- great progress. I could see you were riding all over the others! Your dot's on top now.
Keep up the good work and think positive! x
Jill Chidg, 15 Jan 2010 20:27 GMT

Luke and Macca the race is on boys, keep up the pace xx Field Gate
Sue, 15 Jan 2010 19:52 GMT

hi luke an mac looks like youve had a good day rowing been watching you both on computer your doing great!!! love nanny&jack xxx
nanny&jack, 15 Jan 2010 19:45 GMT

Charlie Pitcher. Another fab day from you Charlie. Brilliant. Keep it up and have a safe night. Did you eat your minstrals in one session!? With love.
Ginny xxxxxx
Ginny, 15 Jan 2010 19:44 GMT

Fantastic progress boys, keep it up! Love Alison xx
Alison, 15 Jan 2010 19:33 GMT

QBE Olli and James
Keep spirits up, and row hard! We are all behind you here. Love to you both. X
Rebecca and Rob, 15 Jan 2010 19:11 GMT

Hi Si and Mike, you are doing really well, keep it up. Looking forward to Antigua xxxxxxxx
michelle, tommy and pops, 15 Jan 2010 19:09 GMT

Hey Anne and the rest of the Britannia crew!

You are looking great from our rainy berth here in Tacoma and we're pumped to see you living out the dream on the high seas. Anne--way to go. I hope it's everything you wanted!!!

Row fast friend! Talk to you when you get back.

Love Erika and Ashley
Erika Kercher and Ashley Thrasher, 15 Jan 2010 18:57 GMT

GO Annie & Mel!! You're doing so well! It must be the pink pants...

Lots of love, Merryn
Merryn, 15 Jan 2010 18:50 GMT

Good Work Red Arrow. I was watching the waves roll into the coast in Lanzarotte and thinking of you. Hope the weather stays good and you can maybe get a tow off some more whales :-)
Lindi , 15 Jan 2010 18:46 GMT

Dear Norman and James, keep up those superman muscles!!!!! We are all praying for you every night. Our Igloo is falling apart!! Dan the man, your greatest fan!!!!!!
Daniel Birch, 15 Jan 2010 18:40 GMT

Hi Uncle Sean,
Ms. Flannery asked mam for the website address and she says the older children in our school (Carrig N.S.) will be watching you every day when they are on their computers. Everybody is asking about you. You are doing a great job. Stay safe. Love, Zoe xx
Zoe Jones in Nenagh, 15 Jan 2010 18:17 GMT

Hey Waterbabes!
Keep on rowing keep on rowing la la la!

sending you hugs and good vibes x

Han and Rory xxx
Han and Rory, 15 Jan 2010 18:09 GMT

Hi Uncle Seán,
Great to see you notching up the miles, you and Tess are doing great. Keep up the good work!
Love Seán, Rónan and The Darragh Manín xxx
The Lyons Clan, 15 Jan 2010 17:58 GMT

Hey Mel and Annie!
Doing well so far, so keep it up... I will be in Antigua end of Feb, beginning of March, so accelerate a bit and I will wait for you with cold beers!
Have fun!
Reynald, 15 Jan 2010 17:47 GMT

Hi Luke and Mac

Just a note to wish you both good luck. Everyone here at Gigg is routing for you via the race web site in the Sharpe Library and it looks like you are making tremendous progress.

Keep it up lads!
Michelle Hannah, 15 Jan 2010 17:41 GMT

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