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 james and norman, wish you both good luck, hope you get across safe and sound , god bless ,love eunice ,x
eunice jopson, 15 Jan 2010 17:37 GMT

Hello Charlie, just picked up the report and well done, keep up the good work. Sorry we missed your birthday yesterday. Seems a long time since we met you at Simon & Mary,s wedding.
Best wishes and we'll keep watching your excellent progress.
Phil & Edna (Mary's Mum & Dad)
Philip & Edna Norcross, 15 Jan 2010 17:15 GMT

To Heritage Explorer
Well done on your progress so far.
Keep up the good work, Petersfield is rooting for you!
Margaret , 15 Jan 2010 17:06 GMT


Again, amazing progress, cant imagine what your going through-without alcohol!!!!!!

Soon be up behind the leaders, far too excited, still, huge loving and licks x

Dolly Daydream, 15 Jan 2010 16:53 GMT

To Vision of Cornwall - well done boys, you're off and setting a good pace. Karen & I wish you the best of luck and you're both in our thoughts xxx
Chris Chaplin, 15 Jan 2010 16:46 GMT

Hello Norman and James (Beech boys)

I am watching your amazing progress and am sure Ken is watching over you out there too. He had the greatest admiration for what you are attempting. Be safe and remember to keep rowing!
Much love and God speed.

Rita Orgill
Rita Orgill, 15 Jan 2010 16:44 GMT

Great progress. Get a move on. I may even put money on this...
Dream Maker. , 15 Jan 2010 16:33 GMT

Hello Adam and Jimmy,

Just read about the race and what you are doing. Such an amazing thing to do! Good luck to you and thanks for raising money for Save the Children. You are our supporters of the month!
Sara, 15 Jan 2010 16:12 GMT

Vision of Cornwall - hey Ben, watching your progress. you're doing really well. Keep safe, row hard. Love Helen, Steve, Luke & Emma
Helen Mildren, 15 Jan 2010 15:37 GMT

Well done Luke and Mac, You're doing fantastic
john philpott, 15 Jan 2010 15:25 GMT

Norman and James,
Following your progress with lots of interest. What an amazing adventure. Good to read you are both keeping positive. Think tortoise and hare. Re: the Stormy Petrel mascot - angels come in many disguises. Love and God Bless. Auntie Sylvia.
Sylvia, 15 Jan 2010 15:24 GMT

Doing ok Dave, keep plodding on.
we are all thinking of you. D
Dave Forey & Family, 15 Jan 2010 14:41 GMT

You Guys Rock ,you are both doing great passed HOTW and the Beech Boys. keep up the great work and soon you be at the finish line
love to you both always in our thoughts
Moira Maser, 15 Jan 2010 14:32 GMT

Looks better and better on paper, Sam, and hope it feels like it.

Think of all those runs and wickets! Each stroke a run and each wave a wicket - detail to be imagined as you go!

Special Cheers


Mike Payne, 15 Jan 2010 14:22 GMT

Going well on paper, Rick - hope it feels like it!



Mike Payne, 15 Jan 2010 14:19 GMT

Fantastic effort Luc and Mac!! It's so exciting to see you climbing up the pack. Well done, keep it up!! Rona and all the Askews XX
Rona, 15 Jan 2010 14:18 GMT

Hi Sean,

Well rowed Shannon.!!!!
Moving along at a great pace over the last few days.
Keep it long and strong.
Table seven meeting last night to see how the grow a mo for Mc Gowan fund is progressing. We had one for you.

to, 15 Jan 2010 14:14 GMT

Hi Chris and Joe,
Fantastic to watch your progress each day. All the best from Zerofiftyone

Sharon Smith, 15 Jan 2010 14:13 GMT

Hey Beech Boys !!

Fantastic Progress this week.

Hope the wind stays with you over the weekend.

Say hi to Joe the Swimmer for us.

Woody,Sue, Billy, Joe and Daisy.
Woody , 15 Jan 2010 14:08 GMT

Ohøj Lise
Kan den orkan så gå væk, så vi kan ses på Antigua. Vi er der fra den 1.- 12. feb. ;)
Knuser Elin og drengene
Elin, 15 Jan 2010 13:29 GMT

Il est un petit bateau blanc
qui n'a pas peur des courants
ni du vent ni du mauvais temps.
Il rame sans perdre un instant
pour aller toujours de l'avant,
tous derriere et lui ....devant.
Dieu qu'il a donc du courage
ce frele mais valeureux équipage
et nous croyons en lui
il ira jusqu'à son paradis.
Adelante chicas!!!! bzz
Michel, 15 Jan 2010 13:25 GMT

Coucou Laurence et toutes l'équipe.
Gros bisous et bon courage à toute l'équipe, le sponsor Marie Ma suit votre classement de très pret, en vous souhaitant du soleil et plein de bonheur à vivre dans cette aventure. quelques photos ?
Marie Ma, 15 Jan 2010 12:58 GMT

Dearest Pete - Nyamezela

You are seriously cruising!!!! keep the stride. Watching your progress and am absolutely gobsmacked at your achievement (pardon the expression). Thinking of you and praying for you every day. You are not alone out there, feel His presence and protection all around you. Now Row, Row Row, we want you home!
Marion and Reiner
Marion, 15 Jan 2010 12:37 GMT

Hi Joe and Chris (HCL Workforce 1) We in Australia are watching your progress and wishing you a safe journey and lots of luck. Love Sheila
Sheila White, 15 Jan 2010 11:51 GMT

Luke and Macca wow, keep this pace going you two and i will be buying the beers in Antigua xx Field Gate
Sue, 15 Jan 2010 11:48 GMT

Mornin' Sean + Tess,
Steady progress all night, keep the goin' good!!
love you lots
Lorxxx, 15 Jan 2010 11:15 GMT

Limited Intelligence, so proud that you've managed to pull yourselves back up to 18th position despite being 1 man down, keep upthe good work, Moira
moira , 15 Jan 2010 11:12 GMT

Hi Sean,

You must have found your sea legs, you are making great progress. Everyone here talking about you, your ears must be burnt off you!

Stay safe,
Natalie, 15 Jan 2010 10:59 GMT

To Vision of Cornwall, you guys are really setting a good pace, keep it up. Hope the hands are coping and you're using that Aussie stuff. Watching your progress everyday, lots of love. Mum and Dave
Jackie Cummings, 15 Jan 2010 10:53 GMT

Yorkshire Challenger! AWESOME progress, keep hitting it hard... you're pushing up through the fleet again nicely now!

GO MAC AND LUKE!!!! Kick some ocean ass!!

All the best, Rob
Rob (BBB), 15 Jan 2010 10:34 GMT

Hi Linda
Watching your progress and willing you on to get that record. Admire the strength and courage you and all the crew are showing and the importance of mind over matter. Wishing you a safe and speedy passage.
Love Glen
Glen, 15 Jan 2010 10:32 GMT

hi its james from mobberley school good luck

james, 15 Jan 2010 10:25 GMT

charlie p insure and go
well done mate read your blogs you sound great pleased hands and bum are better remind me to stand up wind from you re the wash once a week thing keep strong
watching every day
love the sullivans x
kn sullivan , 15 Jan 2010 10:22 GMT

Hi Luke and Mac.
Keep it up guys!!! The whole of morrison are behind you.
Good luck!

Billy Seddon, 15 Jan 2010 10:17 GMT

Mel & Annie

You are doing brilliantly well, and now in sight of the female pairs record! How great is that! Row hard, and keep it up.....

(you don't know me, I'm just in awe of your spirit)
kay, 15 Jan 2010 10:10 GMT

Hi Skippy and Phil, been watching your progress on line, well done so far, keep up the good work, hope you're both enjoying the experience and managing to rest enough in between rowing. GOOD LUCK
mo, 15 Jan 2010 10:06 GMT

Nyamezela Peter,nyamezela,you are truly way ahead of us mere mortals.Godspeed mate !!
peter galpin, 15 Jan 2010 10:01 GMT

Bravo les filles! nous sommes des amis de la maman de Quitterie et nous suivons vos exploits. Nous vous souhaitons bon vent et bonne mer et pas trop d'ampoules!
Vincent Jean et Monique, 15 Jan 2010 09:57 GMT

Morning Vision of Cornwall, Phil I can't believe I missed your call last night!! Hope you had good 24hrs and I'll try to ring you over the weekend. Row hard boys you're doing well! All of Kernow's behind you and your little pink dot!!
Rob, Vix & Eva, 15 Jan 2010 09:49 GMT

To Ramdam Vivaldi,
Pas mal du tout ce matin Laurence ! Cette option a l'air payante ! On essaie de réveiller la tribu Rancourt dont les doigts semblent encore engourdis sur le clavier à cause du froid tenace... Vous ne pouvez avoir qu'une pêche terrible, tante Riquette s'étant mise en prière non stop, le chapelet sur mode "Repeat" !!! (Que le Ciel me pardonne...). Bravo encore ! Hughes de R
Hughes de Rancourt, 15 Jan 2010 09:35 GMT

Dream It, Do It.

Hi are doing an amazing job, you are "flying"!!! I'm watching as the miles get less and less each time I log in!! Sooooo proud of you!
Stay SAFE.
Lots of love,
Lin xxxxxx (sister in Australia!)
Lin Rayment, 15 Jan 2010 09:32 GMT

Hi Sean

Following your progress every day with great interest. Keep the flag flying and as the saying goes "To the brave and the faithful, nothing is impossible". Mike
Mike Rowley, 15 Jan 2010 09:26 GMT

Bravo Benoit et François pour cette performance. Courage, courage. Nous vous suivons tous les jours par le coeur et les pensées.Le rythme est bon mais
hélas vous avez perdu les filles ....
Continuez avec ténacité. Vous tenez
le bon bout. Nous vous admirons.
Persévérez, vs tenez le bon bout.
Racineux Dusser, 15 Jan 2010 09:16 GMT

God Save Karukera! You are the best!! Take care and keep on rowing!!!Your french fans
laurence et laurent, 15 Jan 2010 09:15 GMT

Hey Pete-Nyamezela,

Go my mate. All at Schenker East London send their best wishes.

Following your progress daily.

All the best
Paul Keir, 15 Jan 2010 09:04 GMT

Luke and Mac. Well done lads, keep up the good work. youre motoring now and will be at the front before long. no pain, no gain.

Chris Fall, 15 Jan 2010 08:56 GMT

Come on Ocean Summit you are doing Fab, hope you are getting some sleep between you. Loads of love Mum and Dad Monica and Mikex
Monica Casserley, 15 Jan 2010 08:49 GMT

Morning James and everyone. Cannot believe the progress you are making. Congratulations. Must be something to your diet James!!! So proud of you, w2atching all the time. Hugs xxx
Mike & Jane Ward, 15 Jan 2010 08:47 GMT

morning mission atlantic
better keep up the great rowing coz u gonna miss the snow, the ice , the cold,
nah better stay where you are!

hope you keeping well can't wait to hear all about the adventure

love and hugs

loz, 15 Jan 2010 08:41 GMT

HOTW, hope you're getting my Sat phone texts out there, you're perfectly placed to overtake the fleet in the next 40-60 days guys!!
Another week down, keep rowing!
Joe (JAYDUBYOO), 15 Jan 2010 08:35 GMT

Hi Alex and Luke!! Your getting ahead that's fantastic - it's soooo exciting you've just passed HOTW and the Beech Boys - keep it up - we're with you all the way!! Love Lyn, Rodger, Blaine and Christopher x
Lyn, 15 Jan 2010 08:24 GMT

Hi Jim and Paul on The Reason Why- you are doing really well and your dot is going straight and fast
Keep it up we are all watching. Even Ellie who is supposed to be revising for her exams!
Judith Gareth and Eleanor, 15 Jan 2010 08:15 GMT

Hi mike pendovey swift

Still watching everyday your doing very well keep up the good work hope your hands aren't to sore

George and Thomas
George Keay and Thomas Keay, 15 Jan 2010 08:00 GMT


OARSOME - up two positions overnight - fantastic

LOL Mum & Dad Mac
Neal Macdonald, 15 Jan 2010 08:00 GMT

To James & Oliver on QBE, we are following your progress with great excitement and are wishing you a safe journey. Good luck!
All the best from Cristina & Doru Dumitrescu
Cristina & Doru Dumitrescu, 15 Jan 2010 07:29 GMT

Hi Seán,
Continuing to make steady progress overnight,well done and keep up the pace. Try and get some sleep!!
Love Brigid, Adrian, Seán, Rónan and Darragh xxxxx
The Lyons Clan, 15 Jan 2010 06:36 GMT





E&R :)

Ruth Van Kets, 15 Jan 2010 05:07 GMT

Hey Leo,
You're really doing great today. It looks like your flying. keep it up.
Netta Vercollone, 15 Jan 2010 04:00 GMT

Happy Birthday Charlie from Vancouver. You are doing great. Hope its warmer and drier with you.
Guess you'll just miss the Winter Olympics here next month!! Next time!!
Keep it up - M and M
Mia and Martin, 15 Jan 2010 03:47 GMT

Team Insight - Dominic
It's been minus 4 celsius today in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Temperatures are about 10 degrees above normal. Kathleen and Jamie say Hi. There is no way anyone in the family is ever going to top this! You have sure sped up today - May the wind always be at your back!

Susan Kerr, 15 Jan 2010 03:34 GMT

Hi Mel & Annie: Watching your progress daily, keep safe & stay off the Black Zambucca! Cheers
Rick & Landra, 15 Jan 2010 03:21 GMT

Hi Pendovey Boys, Have a look for my watch! Lost, 2005 not far from where you are now.
Math Senior, 15 Jan 2010 00:33 GMT

Hey Leo!!! Keep punching away! pace yourself pal ! Your one CRAZY!!! S.O.B.!! We are following you and praying for ya!! Hang in there!!!
Kevin N, 15 Jan 2010 00:21 GMT

hi James and Norman.
I met you in the summer at Coniston and saw your boat I am amazed at what you are doing. hope you can cope withthe blisters. Seen any good sights. Dolphins, flying fish?
peter crompton, 14 Jan 2010 23:27 GMT

Hi Luke &Alex,
Slow thaw here,soon need oars to get down the drive! You're doing really well, keep at it,progress far better than the england cricket team!
Thinking of you. George & Catherine
George and Catherine Grose, 14 Jan 2010 23:04 GMT

Hi Sean, your doing fantastic, inspirational stuff!! -Dan
Dan O'Donnell, 14 Jan 2010 22:34 GMT

Neii & Dean
We are following your progress every day. hope you are coping well and haven't forgot anything! Bit late now if you know what I mean.
Keep smiling

Wendy & Brian Sinfield, 14 Jan 2010 22:24 GMT

Hello Skippy and Phil, 10 days down, only another 40+ to go...... hope your not on the rum your going all over the place.... caught dinner yet? Go for it xxx
James and Kimara, 14 Jan 2010 22:18 GMT

Hi Guys, glad to see you are making fantastic progress! Stay safe luv Susan, Mac,Grace and Sarah XX
Sue 'nd Co, 14 Jan 2010 22:06 GMT

Hi Nick,
How are the blisters! Hope you are enjoying the ever changing scenery (says Mike).
Loads of snow here, sledging and slipping.

grizelda and Mike, 14 Jan 2010 22:04 GMT

Hi Dad!
Row row row your boat! Stay good and we'll see you on the other side...
Lots of love
Chloe, Rachael, Daniel and Patrick
Chloexxx, 14 Jan 2010 21:57 GMT

hey big ben its ya little sister here well not so little anymore. your doing well keep it up good luck for the rest of the race hope its not 2 cold out there, ill keep checking up.
love ya
your little sister lora xxxx
Lora Smith, 14 Jan 2010 21:54 GMT


Come on y' boys!!! Making amazing progress. Thinking of you both,
Love from all at BMC. xx
Mark Clayton, 14 Jan 2010 21:49 GMT

going good guys, you two been eating spinach?! have you got to your christmas lunch yet, think of me and your mum xxx
Sue, 14 Jan 2010 21:39 GMT

To the heroes of the Spirit of Montanaro.
Now we have a computer that woks we will be watching you. Great start and remember the hare and the tortoise. Hope the food is good. If its any consolation its tipping down with rain in South of France. Everyone sends their love. mum and dad xxxx
Joelle and Martin, 14 Jan 2010 21:24 GMT

Britannia III,
Incredible effort so far. Keep it up through the middle third, everyone at home is rooting for you. The flags will be waving in Antigua. Record is in sight!

Go Team!! x
UK fan club, 14 Jan 2010 21:18 GMT

Aunty Linda, Britannia III.

I have got an Iron Man sticker for you when you get home - love Douglas.

I have made you a pusher where I sit at the front, Douglas behind, and daddy in the shower at the back - love Lawrence.

Work that all out if you can - Keep it up and remember your body can push a lot harder than you mind lets it, says he from a comfortable chair. We are really proud of you all.

Douglas & Lawrence, 14 Jan 2010 21:01 GMT

Hi Norman and James,
Its brilliant to be able to follow your progress and its good to see you putting some distance behind you.
Hope you both are ok and enjoying the experience. Our thoughts and prayers are with you for a safe journey. Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid,for the Lord your God goes with you, he will never leave you nor forsake you. ( even in the middle of the Atlantic!) Duet.31:6

the Roscamps, 14 Jan 2010 20:56 GMT


Bonne chance à vous, nous pensons tout les jours à votre voyage !
Catherine de Briançon, 14 Jan 2010 20:56 GMT


Hi Pete,

Your'e doing fine !! Keep it up as you keep " looking up" . Remember that " No weapon formed against you will prosper "
Praying for you daily,
Gavin & Jenny R
Gavin Rawstron, 14 Jan 2010 20:52 GMT

Linda, Britannia III. Well done to all the crew, we understand you are ahead of the record - don't slip back now. Thinking of you, love Mum and Dad. xx

PS. Hope your bum's not too sore!
Mum & Dad, 14 Jan 2010 20:52 GMT

Sean Kid
All the long hours at work going through North, South, East and West is now paying off good to see your back on track now start picking them off one by one keep it simple (KISS) and you will do well still on track. Keep it up

Eamon Russell, 14 Jan 2010 20:32 GMT

vision of cornwall hi skippy & phil, big write up in the cornishmen of you both, picture of phil in fancy dress at your party in canaries. watching your pink dot going up through the field, keep up with the good rowing, love the eddys x.

eddy's, 14 Jan 2010 20:27 GMT

Hi Uncle Seán,
good rowing today. I will sea you when you get back and we can do some fishing!!
Love Seán xxx
Seán Lyons, 14 Jan 2010 20:10 GMT

Hi Pete onboard Nyamazela

Pick a pace that you are comfortable with, stay with a calculated course and STICK to it!!!
Mark and Liz Beard, 14 Jan 2010 20:09 GMT

Hi Uncle Seán,
good rowing today. I will sea you when you get back and we can do some fishing!!
Love Seán xxx
Seán Lyons, 14 Jan 2010 19:57 GMT

Keep it up lads your doing the fire service proud.There's no surf Mike,the snow has caused chaos, and theres sod all on TV, so your in the best place.Oh, and your getting a female recruit on the watch to replace Eddie .Did 5k on the rower in work today and that was enough.Keep taking the Toblerone.Catch you again.Mike
Mike Palmer, 14 Jan 2010 19:46 GMT

Wooooo Hoooooo TEAM JCT600

Keep it up guys - all the staff who you made the time to come and support in the sponsored row are thinking of you now!

Keep strong.
JCT600 Fan Club, 14 Jan 2010 19:23 GMT

hi luke an mac back on track attack attack! ps luke a think clares got ya credit card! row faster
steve&paula, 14 Jan 2010 19:22 GMT

Tom and Rich - you're going great and we are pitching for you every day. Keep it going and well done. Geoff & Pam,
Pam & Geoff , 14 Jan 2010 19:14 GMT

Joe and Chris
Second week in and out thoughts are with you. It must be tough now. The excitement of the start has gone and still far from the finish. However every stroke pulls you closure to your goal.
All our love Mum and Dad
Phil & Ruth, 14 Jan 2010 19:01 GMT

Vision of Cornwall

Go Boys, you are doing sooo well, gaining everyday, fantastic progress. Keep it up, we're so excited, can't wait to check in each evening!! Skippy you're in our thoughts all the time, keep safe.
Brittany and oysters wishing you well! lots of love Dad & Heather xxxx
Dad & Heather, 14 Jan 2010 18:12 GMT

Sean Mc Gowan,

Keep er' goin!

John Mc Donnell, 14 Jan 2010 18:07 GMT

wow you guys really are going well we are not surprised as we know you have the stamina and determination, keep it up.

martin, 14 Jan 2010 17:44 GMT

Dream Maker.

I thought you may have slipped a fraction but you are back with it. Keep it up.

Mick I did update the ACC today. He is watching. !
Andy, 14 Jan 2010 17:02 GMT

Happy Birthday Charlie. We are all thinking of you. Much love Nick, Leda, Daniel, Mark, Robert, the Purple Programme and all crew the good barge Innisfree.
I know that sounds like what Nicki Skeens said, but copy and paste, eh, saves so much time... xxx
Nick Skeens, 14 Jan 2010 17:00 GMT

Charlie Pitcher you legend what an amazing effort keep going our thoughts are with you

Nigel and Dawn
Nigel Saunders, 14 Jan 2010 16:46 GMT

Hey Pete
Just got my net back & see you're doing absolutely GREAT. Keep the Oomph going!!!
Dennis, 14 Jan 2010 16:45 GMT

Hope its going well guys! I did 3K on a concept 2 last night (Approx 0.007% of your distance) and when I got tired, I thought about you guys! So impressed that you are actually doing this, keep it up! (Phil Harris)
Phil Harris, 14 Jan 2010 16:31 GMT

Hi Quitterie,

Saw your progress on the internet!!! You guys are doing great!!! It's been a long way!!! We know you and your team can do it!!! I don't even know how to row the right way!! :)

We wish you all the best!!!! Take care always!
Mac Lloyd, 14 Jan 2010 16:24 GMT

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