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


You continue to amaze me with your iron determination !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
look after yourself and be careful
steve and sheila
THE HERRINGS, 13 Jan 2010 19:03 GMT

QBE, I'm off to Thailand, 33degrees Celcius, great food, sandwich massage. Beats vaseline any day. Keep up the hard work, I'm jealous.
Booroo, 13 Jan 2010 19:01 GMT

Hi Sean,
Doing great, keep up the good work. Everyone here behind you and willing you on each and everyday!!
Love The Lyons Clan
The Lyons Clan, 13 Jan 2010 18:56 GMT

What away to spend your birthday - many happy returns

speak soon

Mark - BBC , 13 Jan 2010 18:43 GMT

Go on charlie you can beat james and olly and the whole fleet
Mike,Jo,George,alice and charlie wood, 13 Jan 2010 18:32 GMT

Norman and James,

Well done the Beechboys, it's fantastic to see your progress. And by the way - Tom & I are getting married in May...Love Anna
Anna Gordon, 13 Jan 2010 18:20 GMT

Dear Charlie, keep up the great work. -Hard to tell from your brief description what the shark was , but if you can count the teeth next time, we should be able to give you a more definitive answer. Good thoughts and best wishes, Sally and James.
Sally, 13 Jan 2010 18:03 GMT

I'm having a pint for you charlie on your birthday! I don't think you should though, you have work to do.
see you very soon at this rate!!
Ames xxx
Amy , 13 Jan 2010 17:49 GMT

Great work Luke and Macca on Yorkshire Challenger. You are doing a fantastic job. We are following your progress every day.
Eddie and Chris Murphy, 13 Jan 2010 17:44 GMT

Charlie Pitcher - congratulations on your fantastic progress to date and happy birthday too!

The Sussex Barnes family wish you good fortune and will avidly follow your regards....Bill

Bill Barnes, 13 Jan 2010 17:31 GMT

Glad you're off--good luck all the way-keep those arms and legs going.Get a good tan and no bottom blisters!! Love from The Newts
Newtons, 13 Jan 2010 17:20 GMT

Hello Uncle Sean. You are doing a great job. Stay safe. Love Zoe & Ben
Ben & Zoe Jones in Nenagh, 13 Jan 2010 17:05 GMT

Well done mate you are smokin !....look after those hands remember you are 47 !!...Happy Birthday, we will be raising a glass to your safe return result in this race in that order, keep it up we are there in spirit

love and best wishes
Simon & Mary x
Simon Barnes, 13 Jan 2010 17:03 GMT

leo - code 3! runnin hot! drop one in the tube! you're doin fine.
mal, 13 Jan 2010 16:46 GMT

Charlie Pitcher,

Happy 47th Birthday, you old codger...

If you're celebrating your 47th this way, what are you going to do for your 50th???

Fantastic performance, keep it up, and look after your hands & your bum (in that order)

All the best, and all our love
Katie & Richard xxxxx
Richard & Katie Power, 13 Jan 2010 16:22 GMT

Come on Team JCT600 - you're hot on the heels of HOTW now!!!! Keep it up :)
Charlotte, 13 Jan 2010 16:20 GMT

DANIEL McGOWAN, 13 Jan 2010 16:14 GMT

Bravo à Karukera, nos rameurs favoris ! Quel talent et quelle énergie... Bonne rame !
Hervé, 13 Jan 2010 15:38 GMT

Hi Pete

Looking good, keep up the hard work. Make Charles scared.

If you are looking for someone to row in Nyamazela in the next race, I am very keen.

Give them hell, a record is in the waiting.
Chris Felton, 13 Jan 2010 15:33 GMT

Hi Pete on Nyamezela

Give it horns. Whole of SA is behind you. We're keeping check on your progress in Louise's ops room at work. Go big Pete. You can win it!


'GV' Price, 13 Jan 2010 15:28 GMT

Keep going Charlie, hope your hands and Bum are healing
Mick & Roma Willett, 13 Jan 2010 15:11 GMT

Dream It, Do It.
WOW, amazing stuff Rog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It gets very emotional this end watching your dot!!! Liv said you were eating Spaghetti Bol when she spoke to you today, I bet it wasn't like!!
Keep up the GREAT work, stay safe, stay focused!!
Love Lin (in Auz) xxxxx
Lin Rayment, 13 Jan 2010 15:04 GMT

Luke and Macca
I wanna hear you say Jackpot by the end of today Macca XXX Kaz x
karen grose, 13 Jan 2010 14:58 GMT

Pete I will again say that men cannot multitask having read what u have to do whilst being flung around like a top. Flipit will you do this again? Ok I guess u will tell us soon. But the adventure, the gootspa, the adrenaline, the excitement, the fear cannot make us understand what it must be like unless we also just do it. Hang onto your boat buds. Knocking off now. Have a safe trip tonight and will clock into tomorrow again. Same procedure as yesterday, Miss Sofie xxxx Tess Mills
Tess Mills, 13 Jan 2010 14:45 GMT

Go Heart of the Warrier
Impressive consistency over the last 3 progress reports- keep it up James and Sam. Yorkshire Challenger coming hard on your heels - watch out!!!
Keep safe
Pat, Derek & Tim
Pat, 13 Jan 2010 14:39 GMT

Vive Vivaldi !
Laurence a une nouvelle nièce qui va être fière de sa tante.
Nous pensons à vous !
Hervé et Catherine de Briançon, 13 Jan 2010 14:23 GMT

Hi Charlie ,
This is no time to watch the birds. Stay focussed. Proud of you. Love Jo X
Jo Head, 13 Jan 2010 14:02 GMT

To Speedo

just another message from Munich to keep you going. Hope that everything is ok with you.
Christoph, 13 Jan 2010 13:44 GMT

Bonjour les Rames dames de Vivaldi!Nous saluons votre avancée que nous suivons quotiennement.Emotion de voir le petit point sur l' d'imaginer le gros plan..Affections à toues et courage
MCh, 13 Jan 2010 13:40 GMT

Hi Luke and Mac,
Hope you're feeling back on top form. Great progress so far, HOTW are in your sights, then you can pick the others off one by one!
In the words of the Pet Shop Boys: 'Go West'!

Take care of yourselves, we're thinking about you every stroke of the way.
Rona XX

Rona, 13 Jan 2010 13:31 GMT

To Charlie and Matthew, your doing great keep it up, thinking of you both see you both backat the church(Amberley)
allan Pearce ( Amberley ), 13 Jan 2010 13:31 GMT

go for it your doing well support is out there
games scotland
jeremy game , 13 Jan 2010 13:27 GMT

Hi Sean, keep up the good work your doing very well , stay safe Trish Fenton
Patricia, 13 Jan 2010 13:23 GMT

Hope you're steaming ahead Lukas!!! have a cocktail at the finish line for me!
Iron Mike Gardner, 13 Jan 2010 13:18 GMT


You are both making fantastic progress, at this rate you'll be in Antigua in no time!

I am so proud of you. All my love, Natalie xxx

Natalie Powell, 13 Jan 2010 13:14 GMT

Hi Macca & Luke,

I hope u2 arent being lazy and are pulling your fingers out lol!!Keep up with the good work and the updates.

Love Becky
Becky Wales, 13 Jan 2010 13:12 GMT

Hi Peter and all aboard OceanPlanet,

I hope the rowers continue to keep you idle! None of this scampering off to the Azores this time! Keep washing the decks if you need something to do. Hope to see everyone the other side. Cheers, Dixie.
Dixie, 13 Jan 2010 13:09 GMT

Hi Linda and Britannia III

Hope the blisters aren't too bad! You are amazing! I pulled even harder on the ergo last night doing my little half hour. When I think of you, it's and inspiration!
Sian, 13 Jan 2010 13:01 GMT

Peter van Kets onboard Nyamezlea - work to your plan and plan your work. Southern route will be the best, can't wait to see you accelerate away. Will be in touch. Slummies is watching your progress with interest.
Barry MacColl, 13 Jan 2010 13:00 GMT

Well done Spirit of MA (teamheatwave)

Hi there dean and neil.....

Im keeping track of you daily, stay safe and i hope everythings going as well as can be

love kelsey x
kelsey, 13 Jan 2010 12:51 GMT

Morning Luke and Macca,
Following your progress continually, you are doing brilliantly. Hope you are feeling better Macca
So proud of you both
Sending you big hugs
Al & Luce xx
Alice & Luce Newman, 13 Jan 2010 12:47 GMT

Luke and Macca!
The test is not just the atlantic but also how you respond to adversity.
Make your luck. Buster
buster, 13 Jan 2010 12:18 GMT

ROW PETE!!! East Londons watching...and u doing us proud again!
SJB, 13 Jan 2010 12:08 GMT

Hi Pete, Nyamezela
We are all thinking and holding thumbs for you that the weather is fine all the way. Give it your best shot as only you know how, Pete.
God bless and we light a candle each day to guide you on ypour way.
Much love Lou, Dad and Vicky
Lou & Rik, 13 Jan 2010 12:05 GMT

Hi Charlie, FWI there are some girls around here who wish that they could help with your therapy, keep up the the amazing effort.
James and Sally
James Young, 13 Jan 2010 12:04 GMT

hi luke & mac your looking gud lads watching every day. hows the beard comin on luke!
steve&paula, 13 Jan 2010 11:56 GMT

COME ON LANGERS (and James too)!!! You're doing WONDERFULLY and are an inspiration to us all...keep up the strong work and if only there could be a proud OC welcome in Antigua! We'll be there in spirit! You can do it!!! Love Lyds (and Mez - although in a manly, not gay, way...) xx
Lydia FN, 13 Jan 2010 11:29 GMT

Go Yorkshire Challenger!! Hope Mac's injury is getting better and good work Luke on the effort!! Keep it strong boys! Luke remember, pain is weakness leaving the body!!
Richard (Alan) Stephens!, 13 Jan 2010 11:24 GMT

to Ocean summit
just seen your progress.well done keep going. thick snow here - very exciting!
love and God bless
Nigel Rawlinson and all at BRI, 13 Jan 2010 11:22 GMT

luke and macca -

how are your ginger beards coming along?? do you look like explorers yet?

i heard that man strength is directly proportional to beard ginger-ness.

Claire O'Hanlon, 13 Jan 2010 11:09 GMT

Well ! Comment vont nos quatre sirènes sur Vivaldi ? la température devrait être plus clémente. Je vois que deux embarcations font du ouest ce matin ; peut-être allez-vous devoir prendre une décision ce jour. En tout cas cette première phase doit être gratifiante : vous avez pris vos marques et vos repères, prenez le temps d'admirer grands et petits poissons, + qqes volatiles marins en prime. Voguez, crochez dedans, les ampoules vont devenir de la corne c'est tout bon !
Un inconditionnel,
Hughy le Yogi
Hughes de Rancourt, 13 Jan 2010 10:53 GMT

Sean Mc Gowan.

Keep up the good work. All those years hanging out at SRC are finally paying off!

Ruth Duffy, 13 Jan 2010 10:40 GMT

Luke & Macca,

What's Purple, lives in the sea and weighs 5000 pounds?

Moby Plum (I laughed anyway!)

Bloody good jobs guys, keep up the good work.

"Head up, hands up, sit up, shut up!"

Peter O'Hanlon, 13 Jan 2010 10:34 GMT

Hi Sean,
Keep up the good rowing.
Ben Cronin, 13 Jan 2010 10:09 GMT

Luke & Macca (Team Jct600)

Hi boys, looking good, keep going and before you know it you will be in Antigua! Love Paula & Steve
Paula & Steve, 13 Jan 2010 10:08 GMT

GINNY, 13 Jan 2010 09:32 GMT


Well done Norman and James - that green dot is beginning to fly. We are hoping to get a live link with Joe at Lazerz on Friday - isnt technology wonderful! We will let you know what he says!
Everyone here is thinking of you
God Bless
Alan and Glenda
BEECH BOYS, 13 Jan 2010 09:28 GMT

Morning Alex and Luke you're making good progress and I'm thrilled that you're doing so well! Keep you're spirits up and have another chocolate bar! Love Lyn, Rodger, Blaine and Christopher xxx
Lyn, 13 Jan 2010 09:26 GMT

Phil and Skippy,
Watching your progress, going good boys. Take care.
Make sure you keep safe

Hels xxxx
helen cattran, 13 Jan 2010 09:25 GMT

Good Morning Sean,
Boys just away to school and needless to say had to do a bit of dot watching before they went. Keep up the good work.
Love Brigid, Adrian, Sean, Rónan and Darragh xxxxx
The Lyons Clan, 13 Jan 2010 09:22 GMT

morning vision of cornwall...........more or less back to normality here (what ever that is). i hope you had a good night, you must be seeing some amazing things. looking pretty good on the charts too..........heads down and keep breathing, we're all rooting for you here.x x x emma
emma, 13 Jan 2010 09:21 GMT

Hey Luke and Mac,
Keep up the good stuff - do it for Walter!
Stu :)
Stuart Lowe, 13 Jan 2010 09:19 GMT

mission atlantic
wow girls you are doing so well
keep up the great rowing and who knows you could be back in england in time to see the snow lol

keep well and safe
loz, 13 Jan 2010 09:05 GMT

Hi Britannia III
hope you all had a good night ,still following your progress daily, you are doing brilliant. See Heather is back on your website. Hope you're eating OK and drinking enough, water that is. Keep the spirits up and keep safe and well.
Love to Lee
Mum and Dadxx
Sandra Fudge, 13 Jan 2010 08:52 GMT

Hi James Hi Sam, Great progress overnight. Keep up the brilliant work

Avid Amirer, 13 Jan 2010 08:42 GMT

Happy birthday Tom. you are doing so well,we are so proud of you.


the heath family, 13 Jan 2010 08:39 GMT

only two pairs between you and first 4 atlantic waterbabes. keep going. hope you are still feeling good.
thinking of you jo.
love sis x
Claire Langmead, 13 Jan 2010 08:39 GMT

penovi swift

hey simon, do you need a hair cut yet? keep on rowing guys. i'm following you closely on the web site an, bloody hell, i'm impressed
Ian Howells (BAZ), 13 Jan 2010 08:39 GMT

i love you daddy.xxxxx
caitlin arnold, 13 Jan 2010 08:32 GMT

hi daddy another snow day today all the schools are closed, love you from lauren xxxxxxxx
lauren arnold, 13 Jan 2010 08:30 GMT

Well done Beech Boys - all looks to going well. Bit concerned from your blog that you think you went past Wales - you might want to check your route and head further south! Have fun and row steadily. Love Taff and Karin
Taff and Karin, 13 Jan 2010 08:17 GMT

We are thrilled to to see you heading up the progress table - you have gone from strength to strength. We know you are a great team xxxx
The Greens, 13 Jan 2010 07:56 GMT

To all you Amazon Rowers, keep up the hard work. Your reward is on the horizon so keep going. We this side R all going dotty watching your every move. Wish the tv oaks cld video this trip but not to be. Your blogs are encouraging and motivating. Our prayers are that u will be protected daily and enjoy the journey. Love Tess Mills EL
Tess Mills, 13 Jan 2010 06:44 GMT

Spirit of MA - Hi Neil and Dean,
Row, row, row that boat,! Fantastic work so far, keep going, hats off to you both. Its 45 degrees here, so hoping that weather doesnt move around the globe into your space. Keep safe, Tim, Julie and Lachlan Piper in Melbourne
Julie Piper, 13 Jan 2010 06:20 GMT

To Annie & Mel aboard the Explorer:
Way to go guys! We are diligently following your progress and are amazed!
Love Steve & Sylvie
Steve & Sylvie, 13 Jan 2010 05:55 GMT





E & R :)
Ruth Van Kets, 13 Jan 2010 05:49 GMT

Red Arrow. Tom & Rich
You are doing fantastically well. Keep your spirits up and keep pushing forward. Every mile rowed is a mile closer to the finish - and what a feeling that will be!!
Best wishes Graham W
Rayleigh Round Table, 13 Jan 2010 04:12 GMT

Leo, Mike A in Atlanta has raised a crew to cheer you on. We are checking up on you every day. Be safe, be well and have a great time!
Mike Couch, 13 Jan 2010 03:23 GMT

Last message was for mac and luke.
Charlotte, 13 Jan 2010 02:45 GMT

Sending love and support from your old school mate all the way from Australia...keep up the good work lads! Lots of love Charlotte Leaver
Charlotte, 13 Jan 2010 02:44 GMT

Good going Sean, I'm tracking you and Tess's progress daily - keep up the good work!!!!!! We are all rooting for you - safe travels,
Love, Grannia, Chuck, Connor & Kerry in FL
Grannia Mock, 13 Jan 2010 02:36 GMT

Hey Uncle Leo,
You're doing great. Stay safe. My class is going to track you tomorrow.
Nick Vercollone, 13 Jan 2010 02:27 GMT

You are doing so great out there. I get on line twice a day to track you and I am so impressed. Seen any whales? That would be great. Hope you're warm enough. It's freezing here. Nick says hi and says be safe.
Netta Vercollone, 13 Jan 2010 02:23 GMT

Dream It Do It.
Hi, Roger - fantastic progress yesterday. WELL DONE. We're gluded to the 'dots', especially yours.
Stay safe,
Chris and Grahame in Perth
Chris and Grahame, 13 Jan 2010 01:21 GMT

Hi Sean, A bit further south and all well be ok. According to Rónán, the quiet !man! you are playing a blinder. Many more great days like the last 24 lie ahead of you. Ar aghaidh leat agus coládh sámh. The Lyons Clan xxxxx
The Lyons Clan, 13 Jan 2010 00:47 GMT

Hi No Fear. This dot watching is fab - whilst sat on a comfortable sofa!!! Thinking of you often and so pleased to see you are doing so well. Your blogs are amazing to read - well done. Bookham are proud of you. Keep up the good and hard work.
Frances & the Deanies. X
Frances Dean, 13 Jan 2010 00:15 GMT

Hello Charlie-amazing progress, hope your hands are more comfortable.Keep safe.John&Sue
john king, 13 Jan 2010 00:07 GMT

Charlie you are doing great, we are just around the corner from Nelson's Dockyard waiting to meet you.
Tony and Jenny Meston, 13 Jan 2010 00:05 GMT

Keep it going Sean. best of luck for the rest of the journey
Paddy Hartnett , 12 Jan 2010 23:24 GMT

Hey guys!

Its an amazing thing your both doing and am sure you wont disappoint. The best of luck to the both of you!! Look forward to following your progress online. Take care!!

Ben Aspden, 12 Jan 2010 23:22 GMT

Linda, bloody brilliant job, thinking of you and so proud! Keep it up and catch up one day xx Marion
Marion, 12 Jan 2010 23:11 GMT

Luke and Mac,

Hope you are killing it out there!

Stay safe,strong and positive - keep up the good work.

You are in the process achievieng something very special so savour every moment.


Matt Emmett, 12 Jan 2010 23:09 GMT

GO Mission Atlantic!
You are doing a fantastic job and we are watching your progress daily from here in the desert.
Karen and Family
Scotts of Arizona, 12 Jan 2010 22:39 GMT

Hello HOTW
Keep going - you are fa-bu-lous!
Much better there in the warm sunshine than here in the icy and snow. Watching your little yellow dot advancing slowly but surely
An avid admirer
Pat, 12 Jan 2010 22:32 GMT

Annie and Mel, Paul and Jim, come on guys. You're doing great. Can't wait to see you all in Antigua. Keep it up!! K xx
Kate Battes, 12 Jan 2010 22:20 GMT

How are the beards coming along?Remember the hairier you get the less attractive you become to each other. Keep smiling. Cobb.
Rob Cobb, 12 Jan 2010 22:14 GMT

Beach Boys.
You're doing great, eating up the miles. You've made good progress the last few days.
From all your supporters in Derbyshire.
Nick, Carleen & Tom, 12 Jan 2010 22:12 GMT

Hi Sean on Tess
Were delighted to see the start in San Sebastian last week and now able to follow you on line. Keep it up being the only Irishman on the high seas. uwe and mary
uwe and mary, 12 Jan 2010 22:08 GMT

Charlie, you rock ! We're with you all the way and wishing you the very
best. Liz and Simon
Liz and Simon Hollington, 12 Jan 2010 22:00 GMT

Roberto Coin - well done Matthew & Charlie you are doing so well at the top end of the table - keep on doing what you are doing! We are all supporting you here in Yorkshire!

Lisa Watkinson & Colin White
Lisa Watkinson, 12 Jan 2010 21:59 GMT

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