Well done Luke and Macca (Team JCT 600) im at work and just heard you have landed safe and sound in Antigua - sorry we can't be there to celebrate with you but we will look forward to a party back at Giggleswick on your return! Love and best wishes Paula xxxx
Paula, 29 Mar 2010 19:27 BST
James and Sam,
It's so fantastic to see you are nearly there - unbelievable feat - something you'll carry with you always. Well done both. Hope someone is setting up your favourite tipple ready!! Hang on to something when you land! So proud of you. Karen and Paul xx
Karen & Paul, 29 Mar 2010 19:16 BST
Fantastic achievement Luke and Alex,well done, so,so proud of you!Great to hear your voice ,now enjoy all your well deserved celebrations and some rest in the sun (hate to give you the weather here).Look forward to hearing all about it. Much love
Graham, Catherine, Jamie and George xx
Groses at Cedar Cottage, 29 Mar 2010 18:41 BST
AWSOME WORK ALL!!! all of you have shown amazing determination in the face of the sea and were all proud!. Good work Luke and Maka great peformance!.
Dobby Jnr, 29 Mar 2010 18:30 BST
well done you two and all the sea life. I have been following you everyday and so please you made it. Hope life on land begins to stop spinning and you enjoy a few home comforts
steve and tina taylor
steven John Taylor, 29 Mar 2010 18:27 BST
To Ocean Summit and Beech Boys, CONGRATULATIONS on your amazing achievement.. Enjoy some R & R now.
Ketchell family, 29 Mar 2010 18:07 BST
I hear you have only 500 miles left. Unbelievable. Keep up the good work, and when you get home, I want a signed copy of your book when it comes out. Stay safe, and see you soon.
Netta Vercollone, 29 Mar 2010 17:50 BST
Yorkshire Challenger, what an achievement CONGRATULATIONS!We have been following your incredible progress via internet and Holly. Enjoy your welcome home celebrations and have a well earned chill-out in Antigua. Grants parents.
Carole & David Searson, 29 Mar 2010 17:40 BST
Hi Simon & Mike Well done, love the photos, having a collection for a razor for you, see you soon take care, the Tews
TEW, 29 Mar 2010 17:36 BST
Tremendously well done. What a wonderful achievement. Hope you got your beefburgers not to mention the pineapple! Are you going to turn round and row back? !!!! You know you can do it now!
Rita Orgill, 29 Mar 2010 17:15 BST
It's going to be snowing here again this week, I think you are in a good place, keep on keeping on!
Dave Bell, 29 Mar 2010 17:08 BST
Hearty congratulations three times for the three accomplishments. We trust that your return to the Lake District & work or study won't be too much of a "let-down".
God bless you both,
Noel & Zena Gibson, 29 Mar 2010 16:36 BST
Tess & Sean
Getting closer by the day and almost there. Keep it going and remember that everyone in Glenview is asking about you and following your progress with interest. Dry land beckons so stick with it.
Mike Rowley, 29 Mar 2010 16:31 BST
Luke and Macca..Well Done - the end is in sight now,we've followed your progress every day and its an achievement to be proud of.see you back in gigg good luck for the last few miles...james and linda (haz' mum!)
Linda Boruszak, 29 Mar 2010 16:03 BST
Amazing Rob and Stu so glad you're safe, hope you arn't too sore, looks like you have lost wieght, come back to Devon for a few pasties and cream teas. Never thought you wouldn't do this and but bet you've got great photos so do post them online sometime. YOU TWO ARE JUST BRILLIANT!!!
Jenny Hill, 29 Mar 2010 15:32 BST
Leo, Leo, Leo - OUTSTANDING. Have you run out of raisins yet? I am in awe , you are unbelievable! God Speed! XO Spell
SPELL, 29 Mar 2010 15:18 BST
Well done!! Heartiest congrats from all the Dawsons. Wasn't able to see your actual arrival but Grandma phoned to let us know you had arrived safely. Would have loved to have seen the beards. Chris has had one all his adult life I've never seen him without one.
Congrats to the girls as well and their patience. Might drop in to see you during Summer as we on way to wedding. We are so proud!!!
Sylvia Dawson, 29 Mar 2010 15:10 BST
keep it up Shaun. You have completed the hardest part of the row. It's all downhill from here on in. Keep up your spirits. We are all watching your progess here and we are looking forward to hearing that you have finished. Come on Limerick.
Ger Connors, Doon, Co. Limerick, 29 Mar 2010 14:50 BST
You are doing great, don't know how you can keep going with your hands so sore, thinking of you all the way, stay strong, stay safe.
Natalie McGowan, 29 Mar 2010 14:36 BST
500 miles more, I bet you can smell land. Not too long now. When you get home and have fully adjusted to life among we mortals, maybe we can have a party and celebrate your awesome celebrity status. Oh, I know you're not crazy about parties, but come on, if there's anything to celebrate, this sure is.
See you soon.
Netta Vercollone, 29 Mar 2010 14:34 BST
Followed you all the way. andkept a close eye on you.
We are on CCF camp in the cairgorms and popped in to a cafe to see how close to the end you are. 12 milees!!! Enjoy those last few bits of solitude before the celebrations begin Good luck from every body here and a big well done. Dot especially says Hi. Looking forward to hearing all your stories GW
geoff wigfield, 29 Mar 2010 14:24 BST
TESS, Come on Shaun, keep at it.Stay possitive, you are two thirds of the way now. It should be almost downhill now,Your progress is being monitored by some of the members of Cardiff Yacht Club now. Hope our encouragement will help you along.Brian King, Vice Commodore.
Brian King, 29 Mar 2010 14:07 BST
HOW - Sam and James
This is probably your last day at sea and then you will be safely back on Terra Firma! Enjoy it.
...and watchout for those 'sea legs' when you get ashore! :-)
Sarah Scholes, 29 Mar 2010 14:01 BST
Well done Sam and James!!! Enjoy your last day at sea. Awesome effort! (or should that be OAR-some effort !)
Marcus Scholes, 29 Mar 2010 13:56 BST
well done you finished!!!!!!! i could never do that !!!!!
izzy pope, 29 Mar 2010 13:52 BST
Fantastic achievement Beech Boys. So glad you arrived safely.
I've told most people I know that you've finished and they're all amazed at your achievement.
Jude and Doug xx
P.S. I hear if you've pushed for time, flying over the Atlantic is the normal way to get across, though I'm not sure they serve Jelly Babies!!!
Jude and Doug Barker, 29 Mar 2010 13:39 BST
Birches to Beeches!: Huge hugs for you all! Just seen your fantastic photo – what a one to treasure! Have a beautiful few days together! Lots of love from all your Hooters in the Highlands! – can you not hear this din?!
Jill Warren Dan Evannie Anna and Lydia, 29 Mar 2010 13:33 BST
Well done, big congratulations to you both. I bet Christine and Lydia are happy to have you both back safe.
We'll be up to see you soon as we move house in 4 weeks. Duncan has landed his dream job working at an outdoor centre in Anglesey. He starts today and is very excited about it. We'll be reunited as a family at the end of April when I move to join him.
Looking forward to having you both back in sunny Coniston soon.
Very big well done!
Duncan and Lindsay
Duncan and Lindsay South, 29 Mar 2010 13:20 BST
Many many congratulations on a fantastic achievement. We look forward to seeing you back in Coniston. Need to book you in for another wonderful assembly! Have a good rest and safe journey back ...
Best wishes, Miriam
Miriam Bailey, 29 Mar 2010 12:50 BST
Congratulations to you both a truly amazing achievement.
Look forward to seeing you in May and Billy and I will be looking to challenge you two to a row over to Brantwood and back
Safe journey back
Woody, Sue, Billy, Joe, and Daisy
woody, 29 Mar 2010 12:01 BST
Congratulations on a truly amazing feat. Your landing log so moving and thrilling.
Chris and family McNaught
Chris McNaught, 29 Mar 2010 11:58 BST
Ao excited and pleased for you. We look forward to seeing you really soon.
Enjoy the Caribbean
A,S and M
Andrew, Sarah and Marissa, 29 Mar 2010 10:51 BST
Well done Beech Boys, we had every confidence in your ability to achieve the target set, Look forward to hearing all about it at L B G end of July Regards
Anne, Les and all the Perrywinkles L B G
[email protected], 29 Mar 2010 10:50 BST
Congratulations Beech Boys on completing your epic journey.
A wonderful achievement. Corinne must be very proud of both of you
keith and rita haywood, 29 Mar 2010 10:46 BST
Well done Norman and James fantastic acheivement. Enjoy a well earned rest and time as a family
Katie, DB and Zach
Katie and DB, 29 Mar 2010 10:16 BST
Congratulations!! Great rowing guys and glad you have landed safely. Enjoy Antigua living! Relax under those palm trees and enjoy real food once more! Will you ever touch a boil in the bag meal again??
We are celebrating for you out here in NZ!
Love Mike, Gill , Katie and Hannah xxxx
Mike and Gill Scott, 29 Mar 2010 10:15 BST
Hoots of praise Norman and James!!!Well done you guys!!Hope the cheeseburger was yummy!!
Colin, Katie, Jason, Gareth and Sarah
The Hodgsons, 29 Mar 2010 10:15 BST
Come on Alex and Luke!!! Nearly there - you've done an amazing job - fantastic!!! Love Lyn, Rodger, Blaine and Christopher xxxx
Lyn Alderson, 29 Mar 2010 10:06 BST
Congratulations Norman and James,
You've done brilliantly - excellent achievement.We hope you're legs are working ok back on land. You're probably enjoying non rehydrated food and proper showers. See you back in Coniston,
Simon and Katharina, 29 Mar 2010 10:04 BST
Well done Beech Boys - an astonishing performance. Norman & James, your amazing achievement will be toasted by the Exec at the Half-yearly this week!
Trevor Clarke, 29 Mar 2010 09:32 BST
Congratulations from everyone here at University of Birmingham Sport, we're so proud of you both, what a fantastic achievement!
Hope you're now relaxing & enjoying Antigua.
UBSport, 29 Mar 2010 09:30 BST
Congratulations Norman and James - a life-time achievement and fantastic gift to water-aid. Enjoy a well earned rest!
Margaret & Peter Ibison
The Ibisons, 29 Mar 2010 09:22 BST
To Rob and Stu,
Great to know you have crossed the line!
Well done, and now enjoy that beer on firm land!
All our love - Geoff, Sue, Adam, Dan and Marg xx
Geoff Carter, 29 Mar 2010 09:19 BST
Hi Norman & James
Congratulations on a fantastic effort. It must feel very strange to be standing on terra firma and being able to stand up straight and not sway about. I knew the Lord would keep you safe and may God bless you all as a family unit reunited again. Will see you in May at the centre.
Yours Richard Fasham
Richard Fasham, 29 Mar 2010 09:14 BST
Great job guys!! Well done!!
Dan Edmonds, 29 Mar 2010 08:58 BST
Well done guys!! Excellent job!!
Dan Edmonds, 29 Mar 2010 08:57 BST
luke and macca
you are so close now :-D
Have fantastic celebrations when you arrive...
an amazing achievement and such an inspiration
you've done yorkshire and giggleswick proud!!
party hard you deserve it!
vic, 29 Mar 2010 08:39 BST
Norman and James Just brilliant! Enjoy your family land time now!
Love Vicky and Janet
vicky , 29 Mar 2010 08:37 BST
Luke and Macca
Pissing down on Paley Green Lane .. Wish you were here?! ... Good luck for today
John & Sue
john and sue, 29 Mar 2010 08:20 BST
The Beech Boys.
Fantastic! Congratulations Norman & James. Well done. Enjoy your holiday. Hope the wedding runs smoothly.
See you both soon.
Love from Steve, Jenni, Andrew & Lexi.
Steve, Jenni, Andrew & Lexi, 29 Mar 2010 08:10 BST
Ocean Summit and Beech Boys congratulations to you both.You have done so well now enjoy your well earned break.
Sandra Fudge, 29 Mar 2010 08:05 BST
Simon, Mike, love the pictures on the finish line - you look like you've been hanging with Wilson and an Ice Skate lol! enjoy the hols
Badger and Emma, 29 Mar 2010 07:57 BST
Come on lads, sub 90 to go so should see land in 3 days if all goes well.
James, I was watching World Superbikes yesterday and Leon Camier has sideburns like you - OMG - do you both belong to the same cult!
See you soon
Captain Coles of the Duc 1098 vessel.
Jason Coles, 29 Mar 2010 07:45 BST
Hi Luke and Macca,when I get home from school today you will have reached Antigua,how awesome is that? So proud of what you have done,enjoy the celebrations with your mums and dads.Oh and thanks for the text Luke really appreciated it!
Hope your legs won't be too wobbly! George- also love from Mum,Dad(in India) and Jamiexx
George Grose, 29 Mar 2010 07:14 BST
This is it boys !! Its what you have worked so hard for ! Enjoy your last few strokes . See you tomorrow XXx
kaz , 29 Mar 2010 03:38 BST
Beach boys , and ocean summit .. congratulations. It was so good to see you boys come in yesterday. So proud of you all for completing this epic journey XX Love Kazza team JCT 600
kaz , 29 Mar 2010 03:37 BST
Tess, Miles are counting down nicely Sean...keep focussed and stay safe, one day at a time, G'luck!
Adrian Lyons, 29 Mar 2010 02:36 BST
delighted to hear you are safely there,congratulations,love and big hugs to you all XXX.
fiona mac donald, 28 Mar 2010 23:46 BST
To Beech Boys
Congratulations Norman and James, a Briliant, Briliant performance, well done. Enjoy your much needed rest and a special time with Christine and Lydia, you all deserve it.
Trust you to finish when there were no up dates for almost 24 hours! We knew you had 1 mile to go just after 7pm on the 27th so kept checking all day, till confirmation arrived this evening, 28th.
Thank you for you wonderful blogs. Following them and your milage several times a day has given me, Kay, an aim to the day which has helped me during the last three difficult months, Thank you. We now have Alex for three weeks, not sure what happens after that.
Well done you are Coniston's Heroes.
Love Kay, Don, Baby Alex and Fosketts.
Kay Shepherd, 28 Mar 2010 23:29 BST
You've done it. Thank God.
I look forward to that pint.
love and huge respect.
Nigel rawlinson, 28 Mar 2010 23:14 BST
Oceansummit. Well done Rob and Stuart!
Fantastic achievement! Followed you all the way and great finish!
Hope to catch up with you here and good luck on the next leg.
Chris and family
Chris John and fam, 28 Mar 2010 22:40 BST
Thought I would add our congratulations to the official ones! Hugh Congratulations! So good to see you and speak to you on skype. You both looked so well. Not at all haggard like the old sea dogs we expected!!! Your nutrition advisors and treat packers obviously did a great job!! Maybe it was grandma's christmas cake that kept on the pounds. Now that you are in the luxury of Antigua the epic journey must already seem quite a long way off. Hope you are not feeling too much of an anti-climax... Hardly when you have the exciting wedding in a couple of days. Enjoy the tasty food and comfortable surroundings. xxxxxxx
The Murrays (Coleraine), 28 Mar 2010 22:39 BST
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! Norman James Bubbles Joe
janet & vicky, 28 Mar 2010 22:37 BST
Well done - you have kept us on a knife edge - A tremendous achievement. Champagne on the house"!
Roy and I send our congratulations.
Ibby Brown, 28 Mar 2010 22:24 BST
Hi Seán & Tess,
Good to see you clocking up the mileage, not too long more to go now. Everyone here sends their best, and hope that the last leg of your journey goes smoothly and safely!!
Love Brigid, Adrian, Seá, Rónan & Darragh xxxxx
The Lyons Clan, 28 Mar 2010 22:23 BST
Come on YORKSHIRE CHALLENGER nearly there under 50 to go we are so proud to have watched every part of your fantastic journey what an adventure can't wait to see you both back in gods county to hear your stories and see the brilliant pictures you have taken of your epic voyage across the atlantic together. Love and best wishes and god speed to the shores of Antigua - Steve, Paula, Nanny, Steve (jnr) and the four legged chritters! xxxxxxxxxxx
steve & paula, 28 Mar 2010 22:18 BST
Hi Rob - brilliant news - well done fantastic achievement lots of love Murph and Bun
Murphy and Bunny Marriott, 28 Mar 2010 22:11 BST
Fantastic acheivment. Congrats aand best wishes for your return back to normality..
Allan and the USA team
Allan Fowler, 28 Mar 2010 22:10 BST
Fantastic acheievment . Best wishes and congratualtions.
Allan and the USA team
Allan Fowler, 28 Mar 2010 22:06 BST
TO THE BEECH BOYS
YOU ARE WONDERFUL!
Wendy Yates, 28 Mar 2010 21:56 BST
well done fantastic a long cool pint will go down a treat i am sure
shep alan roy, 28 Mar 2010 21:44 BST
YORKSHIRE CHALLENGER : Luke and Macca ...Proud to have been there to seen you off at La Gom. Even more proud at the way you have toughed it out. Enjoy a glorious finale - and the celebration. John and Wendy
John Knight, 28 Mar 2010 20:27 BST
Well done Alex, almost at the finish line! You are on your final day, we wish you luck, we are very proud of you. See you in Durham soon!
Cicely.Jonathan,Magali, 28 Mar 2010 19:23 BST
Fantastic achievement Beech Boys and a huge boost for Water Aid-you have made such a difference to so many peoples lives,not many of us can say that.Enjoy some relaxation in Antigua ,so well deserved.
Sandra & Ian Tripney
Sandra & Ian Tripney, 28 Mar 2010 18:38 BST
fantastic achievement - my congratulations to you both. see you back in UK - in the meantime celebrate in style - you are two special guys.
Robert Kett, 28 Mar 2010 18:23 BST
Come on the mighty Yorkshire Boys!!! ...can't wait to see you safely into the shores of paradise :)
Beech Boys, 28 Mar 2010 18:03 BST
well done lads , you have really done a great and epic adventure, hope you get a good break now, and dont go down to the boating lake and take the pedelos out,, well done from coniston christian fellowship love to christine and lydia, cheers xxx
guy ,gill, olivia pickup, 28 Mar 2010 16:48 BST
Leo,500 to go & it is all down hill. Easy for me to say. At Red Sox spring training, I was telling Dan Roche, Channel 4, Boston about your adventure & he seemed interested in a story. If it is OK w/you, I will pursue same. Hope to see you soon.Buddy
buddy saccardo, 28 Mar 2010 16:23 BST
Team JCT600- Yorkshire Challenger
Luke and Alex , you are into the last 50 now.Massive effort to get through a tough night - well done. Keep strong, everyone at home sending you messages and glued to the computer. The Mums and Dads' reception and drinks committee are waiting at English Harbour and you will start to see lots of birds now. Soon be there we can't wait to see you both,lots of love Dad x
Carl Grose, 28 Mar 2010 16:14 BST
GO ON LUKE AND MAC!! Nearly there, what a fantastic effort! Chin up and enjoy the last few hours!
Take care, love from all at Lawkland Hall Farm XX
Rona , 28 Mar 2010 16:10 BST
Have been watching your progress whenever we get a wifi link. We thought about you every day of our crossing and are filled with admiration. It would be good to catch up in Boston next year on our way north.
Richard & Claire
Richard & Claire (Phalarope) La Gomera, 28 Mar 2010 15:40 BST
Hi Alexander and Luke - nearly there !! So proud that you have dug deep and persevered. BRILLIANT TEAM WORK! I am so excited that you will soon make it to the finish line,.Can't wait to give you a big cuddle when you get home. Love you loads XXXXXXX Auntie Susan, Mac, Grace and Sarah
susan, 28 Mar 2010 14:52 BST
Hello Beached boys. Absolultely fantastic achievement. Many congratulations. Pat & Ernie
Pat and Ernie, 28 Mar 2010 13:50 BST
Absolutely fantastic achievement. Many congratulations.
Pat and Ernie, 28 Mar 2010 13:47 BST
well done Beech Boys. Give me a call when you get back. I look forward to hearing all about it.
Paul Cannon, 28 Mar 2010 13:18 BST
60 to go and lights on the horizon. Both of you enjoy last day of the crossing. Hope Wally still with you. Fabulous voyage not sure you think of it thay way right now but you will.
So many people waiting for those numbers 16°59'50 N 61°45'00 W
Lol Mum&Dad Mac
nealmacdonald, 28 Mar 2010 12:41 BST
Well done !!!CONGRATULTIONS!!
It was great meeting you and seeing you row into Englaish Harbour!!
Jessica Blatter, 28 Mar 2010 12:35 BST
How exciting...66 miles to go! hope it's going well, glad you haven't had to use your special watch button like a spy. Can't wait to visit you and Jenny at the other end of the country very soon. Enjoy dry land, well done.
lots of love
Helen, Colin, Lola and Charlie, 28 Mar 2010 12:25 BST
great going annie and mel, you should expect many joyous meet-ups on your return to bristol, well done on this amazing feat.
stuart, 28 Mar 2010 11:44 BST
James and Sam, you really have got Hearts of Warriors. You're on the home straight now and doing an amazing job out there. Keep up those power strokes and stay safe these last 111 miles to port ! love to you both XXX
Your biggest fan in Dorset, 28 Mar 2010 10:47 BST
A truly truly magnificent achievement ,congratulations Norman and James
Gloria and Ken Brown, 28 Mar 2010 10:09 BST
Enjoy it all. Hope to see you soon.
Stephen & Cindy, 28 Mar 2010 09:44 BST
The last tough miles. Dig deep Luke and Macca. Mum will see you through those binoculars soon! We're all so proud of you. Go, go go... those beers on the beech are waiting for you. All our love xxxx
The Murphs, 27 Mar 2010 23:46 GMT
Beech Boys Great perfomance, well done & congratulations. Have a wonderful celebration.
Joy & Johm, 27 Mar 2010 23:16 GMT
Great performance.. well done, Love & congatulations & hope you have a great celebration
Joy & John, 27 Mar 2010 22:59 GMT
Heh! Well done guys!!!! We assume that the 1 mile left has now been covered and you are safely in! Soooo proud of you both. Enjoy the cheese burger and chips!! Blast of contratulatory fog horn from Senegal!
Keith Gibson, 27 Mar 2010 22:11 GMT
Norman and James I hope you will have finished your epic journey by the time this reaches you. Congratulations, your dream has come true due to all your hard work.
You had all the workers at the 14 run on tender hooks as no one had time before the race to check your position. As soon as the runners had set off we dashed to the staff room computer for the 7am update of 25 miles. It was the same for the 1.30 pm update which did not come on line till 1. 45 to record you only had 13 miles to do. Geoff Cooper announced your position to present at the prize giving.
Enjoy the honour of what you have done and your pineapple, cheese burgers and chips, savour the texture and flavour after all your same textured food.
Love Kay Don, Baby Alex and Sarah and Family
Kay Shepherd, 27 Mar 2010 21:51 GMT
Well done Norman and James - you are Stars
Great to hear you have landed - We are so proud of you.
Psalm 54 says - "God is our helper. the Lord is my defender.
Looking forward to seeing you all soon
Alan, Glenda, Mark and Gemma
Alan and Glenda Phillips, 27 Mar 2010 21:45 GMT
Congratulations Ocean summit and Beach boys great achievement, So pleased to be in Nelsons Dockyard to see you arrive.
Kaz x Team JCT 600
kaz , 27 Mar 2010 21:37 GMT
Brillieant Beech Boys! Congratulations to you both and also to Ocean Summit.
A fantastic achievement and a great boost for Water Aid. We are all celebrating here with you guys. Love and congats to all the family. The Bowleses
Taff and Karin, 27 Mar 2010 21:18 GMT