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


Come on Yorkshire Challenger!!

Luke, Macca, you are doing great lads.

It doesn't seem that long ago you two were sat in the Lion after your hike discussing mad plans - great to see you doing the dream!

Bring it home lads!

Ian Canaway, 12 Jan 2010 21:57 GMT

Spirit of MA
Neil & Dean,good effort guys.You are both making the families very proud.Its amazing to be able to track your progress.What a great achievement.
Dad xxxx
Eric Gyllenship, 12 Jan 2010 21:55 GMT

Luke and Macca following your dot, you are doing a fabulous job, look after each other xxx Field Gate
John Sue and Annie, 12 Jan 2010 21:51 GMT

Hi Skippy, Writing this drinking your bottle of wine and gagging on roll-mops on the sofa, cheers! I hope you're not scaring the fishes (or Phil) with your yellow pants. All the best!
Pete, Maili and the Fredster, 12 Jan 2010 21:45 GMT

Mick B and Lia, Dream Maker, you are totally amazing, we are blown away by how you are doing. Your blog is fantastic too!
So glad you're feeling better, MIck and getting to enjoy such a wonderful experience. The force is with you!!
Laxton Family, 12 Jan 2010 21:43 GMT

Well done boys, you should be really proud of yourselves what an achievement already.

Take Care & Keep Pushing ON

Big Hugs

Gem & Tim
Gemma & Tim, 12 Jan 2010 21:38 GMT

Hail the Spirit of Montanaro - keep up the great work Jimmy and Adam . You must be mad but what heroes ! We’re following your progress with interest and admiration – you’re doing brilliant.
Mike & Joyce Worts, 12 Jan 2010 21:35 GMT

Hi Charlie P,

Following your progress with great interest here in Wales (still in the lead!). Hope your bottom gets better soon :-).

Paul Stokes, 12 Jan 2010 21:27 GMT

Vision of Cornwall.
Keep going cousin Ben (Skippy) and Phil. Stop by Jersey on the way back - the surf and seabass aren't too bad here you know. We're so impressed.
Julie, Brian, Edie and Paddy. xxxx
Julie Cummings, 12 Jan 2010 21:25 GMT

Hello Mission Atlantic
Due to continued freezing weather, and cancelled Bus Services, I have given the Gym a rest and joined the "Dot watchers".You have had a great day and moved up a lot.
Take care stay safe and enjoy.
Extra hello to Sarah from no. 3

Monique Travadon, 12 Jan 2010 21:18 GMT

terrific performance WAY1 coming up lol Mum & Dad Mac
Neal Macdonald, 12 Jan 2010 21:17 GMT

Hi guys have tracked your progress everyday your doing great me Chris and the kids wish you a safe and speedy journey,hope the blisters are not to bad. Kev. GO SPIRIT OF MA!
Kev Heames, 12 Jan 2010 21:10 GMT

Team Jct600
Luke and Macca
go boys go , mind over matter. All our love Mum Dad Gabby xxxxxx

karen grose, 12 Jan 2010 20:57 GMT

Ey Up Skippy and Phil,

What is it with you lads down there in Devon? First we hear one of you has attempted to swim the Channel (on Bastille day wasn't it?) and now you're rowing the Atlantic.

Unbelievable!! I take my flat cap off to you.

The very best of luck to you both and now I think it's time for another pint of Tetleys..........

Cummings!.... Cummings!...... ....Cummings!........Cummings!......etc.......etc

Barrie Cummings (Yorkshire), 12 Jan 2010 20:49 GMT

You're a star !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm really enjoying following your crossing. I must admit I wasn't expecting you to be showing EVERYONE the way but it's great fun watching
Look after yourself steve and sheila
THE HERRINGS, 12 Jan 2010 20:48 GMT

Hi Luke.
Lynn & len are following your progress & mum is keeping up to speed on facebook a great adventure for you both.We hope Macca gets fit very soon and share the load.keep it up and god speed to you.I
Len Cecil, 12 Jan 2010 20:44 GMT

Well done Roger! keep it up! Best wishes Keith Hooker
Keith Hooker, 12 Jan 2010 20:35 GMT

Spirit of MA
Well done Neil & Dean. Progressin well. Think of that lovely heat at the end.
Best wishes from all in Wesley & Boundary
Gerry&Norma, 12 Jan 2010 20:29 GMT

Leo, you had a great day today. Everyone is asking about you and wishing you well.
We are so proud of you. Keep up the good work. I know how hard you have worked. I am constantly checking on you. Love Faye
Faye, 12 Jan 2010 20:28 GMT

Spirit of M/A
well done lads
seem to be making great progress keep it up and stay safe and well
john b an dil, 12 Jan 2010 20:21 GMT

Calling the "Beech Boys" !... so you decided not to call in to Africa en route after all... really impressed with your progress after you were blown off course - if your morale can cope with that, it bodes really well for the rest of the trip - well done guys for fighting back ! David
David Taylor, 12 Jan 2010 20:17 GMT

Well done guys, you are doing so well! Watching the dot move, pretty much told my whole flight about your row last night so you may have some new supporters! Keep it up both, love Katrina xx
Katrina, 12 Jan 2010 20:15 GMT

Hi Sean, keep up the hard work your doing very well, stay safe
Patricia, 12 Jan 2010 20:06 GMT

Keep going Steve and Richard and bring Kev home. Lots of love Katie
Katie Jordan, 12 Jan 2010 20:00 GMT

Phil and Skippy,
I'm amazed at the distance travelled thus far, I'm sure you're loving it. Keep up the efforts. Pringo really proud of you buddy. Take care

Colin Wheelhouse, 12 Jan 2010 20:00 GMT

Dot watching again! Beats writing school reports.
Making decent progress I see. Plenty of snow here again-bet you're not seeing that!! Whales, dolphins - bah! ?!
Keep it going, loads of good wishes flying your way.

Jill Chidg, 12 Jan 2010 19:58 GMT

Go mission atlantic
h k b, 12 Jan 2010 19:44 GMT

Come on Mac and Luke, with u all the way, know you can do it. Max
Max Underwood, 12 Jan 2010 19:29 GMT

Spirit of MA - Good going guys, your beloved Devon is heaped in snow Neil, so row harder and get some heat to melt it. Great going, following you all the way. Stay safe.
Neal & Iris Moss
Neal Moss, 12 Jan 2010 19:17 GMT

Hello our heroes on Limited Intelligence,
Great to see your green dot again.
You're doing a fabulous job - you'll soon be right beside the other fours teams and then you won't see them for dust (or wake).
Love from Oz
David, Jenny and Mary, 12 Jan 2010 19:17 GMT

Hi Charlie! - no need to jettison anything else over the side, as you are going plenty fast enough. In first place at the moment! (Again!) Incredible. Look after yourself, Best wishes, Sally and James.
Sally, 12 Jan 2010 18:54 GMT

hi luke an macca thinking of you both an proud your doing so well say hi to the whales and dolphins for me and jack hopes its not to woof for you both have a smooth an safe journey love nanny xxx
nanny&jack, 12 Jan 2010 18:22 GMT

Annie and Mel

You are doing amazingly well..Keep it up. It is freezing here.
Progress being watched eagerly each day.
Etheba and Leslie, 12 Jan 2010 18:20 GMT

Hey Boys,

Just wanted to say best of luck in your crossing. Were thinking about you and Macca I'll let you know the outcome of the final test match! Brutal hope the beard is as ginger as can be! I want a real Perty beard by the time you return! Take care lads! All the best.

Greg Crosby, 12 Jan 2010 18:20 GMT

Hi Sean
How fantastic you are we are all watching your progress here in Clarecastle.
Mary Reidy, 12 Jan 2010 18:07 GMT

Greetings from the Mumbles to Simon & Mike. I am watching your progress with great interest and admiration Hope you pick up the good trade winds and currents soon,My very best wishes and good luck from Roy Griffiths Mumbles Lifeboat.
Roy Griffiths, 12 Jan 2010 17:57 GMT

Ollie & James,,

Amazing progress keep it up, hope the trade winds are with you, best of luck. At least you are escaping the snow and ice.

Chris & Lyn
Lyn & Chris Knights, 12 Jan 2010 17:56 GMT

Allez "Vivaldi" !
Vive Vivaldi !
Vive le quatuor de dames sur le Vivaldi !
Nous pensons à vous très fort !

Hervé et Catherine de Briançon, 12 Jan 2010 17:53 GMT

Charlie Pitcher you are awesome. Happy Birthday, pace yourself and look after that body.

Best wishes,

David K, 12 Jan 2010 17:40 GMT

Luke, Macca,

Keeping a watch on your progress, doing really well, well done boys. Hope you are now settled into a rhythem. Good luck

Sal xxx
Sally Coates, 12 Jan 2010 17:32 GMT

Hi Kiley and the Atlantic Waterbabes on Mission Atlantic.

Just wanted to wish you good luck on your adventure. One week gone and excellent progress.
John T and everybody at Aztec, 12 Jan 2010 17:31 GMT

Hello All Fellow 'Dot Watchers'
I am glad to see so much support on the site for the crews out there braving it crossing the Altantic.
Must be difficult sometimes watching loved ones from afar, hoping they are okay, but I must say well done to all crews, they are doing so well, such amazing determination and strength and you have to remember its all for a good cause.

To the Girls on Mission Atlantic, another really fantastic day, keep up the good work and watch the miles tick down.

I'll be with you, watching you all the way!

Take Care & Stay Safe
Lou xxxx

Louise Turmaine, 12 Jan 2010 17:11 GMT

Leo, Great job! Keep it up! First thing I do every morning is check on you!

Hugs Spell
Spell, 12 Jan 2010 17:07 GMT

luke and macca

strong strong strong! eat lots of chocolate while you can, some of us arent so lucky!

Claire O'Hanlon, 12 Jan 2010 16:59 GMT

Hi Uncle Sean, great to see you doing so well. The snow has all gone and so has our big snowman! We just found out that we have no school again tomorrow. Hurray! Will send you another message tomorrow. Keep safe. Love
Zoe & Ben Jones
Zoe & Ben Jones in Nenagh, 12 Jan 2010 16:54 GMT

Macca and Luke!

Go get em Boys! Do it for Walter...

Jervie, 12 Jan 2010 16:53 GMT

Hi Alex and Luke - watching your dot on the map when I should be working!!! With everyone at work looking over my shoulder saying "they're doing what???" Come on lads we're all behind you!! Love Lyn, Rodger and boys
Lyn, 12 Jan 2010 16:51 GMT

Hi Sean & Tess
I like your tactic the Kid tuck in behind the rest of them to break your wind :-) Keep it up

Eamon Russell, 12 Jan 2010 16:45 GMT

Hey Macca/ Luke,

Just wanted to wish you good luck on your adventure. Hope the conditions are with you.
keep up the good work, we're thinking of you both

All the best Stu
Stu Ills, 12 Jan 2010 16:43 GMT


GO ON LADS !! Watching all the way till the finish ...

Mark Hughes, 12 Jan 2010 16:39 GMT

Hey Linda & Britannia III

You will be pleased to know that in about 1 centimetre your pale green dot and the flag of Antigua will both be seen in the progress window at the same time! No more hard work navigating around for us!! Thanks!

Well done, amazing progress! Xx
k x, 12 Jan 2010 16:25 GMT

Beech boys you are fantastic! All your Czech friends are proud of you!Tomorrow I am flying with my students to New York.I will definitely try to get a window seat !
Slávek Sýkora, 12 Jan 2010 16:18 GMT

Go Beech Boys Go! Well done! Great to see your progress this last couple of days. Keep it up. Love & Prayers all the way.
The Murrays (Coleraine)
The Murrays (Coleraine), 12 Jan 2010 16:12 GMT

Good luck Joe and Chris, hope you come in top 10 for grafham :) RAISE US SOME MONEY!!!!!! (:
Grafham Grange Yr9, 12 Jan 2010 16:00 GMT

Team Insight, glad to see the tracker is working again. Keep up the great work!!

Pam Aitken Marsh, 12 Jan 2010 15:53 GMT

watching your progress - really good effort -hope joe is having enough of his favourite foods or he will get to be aggrevating .Eat well ;sleep well and row steadily and may the Trade winds be with you. Love corinne and Jack
corinnebeech, 12 Jan 2010 15:40 GMT

hi vision of cornwall keep up the good work we are watching your progress with interest stay safe best wishes uncle barrie aunty marje and family
barrie & marje hickling, 12 Jan 2010 15:34 GMT

Keep it up, Sean - you're really making progress now
Sheila and John, 12 Jan 2010 15:25 GMT

Pete. absolutely amazing, fantastic, very proud of you. Our continued prayers are with you. Nyamezela all the way. Take good care of yourself. Love Marion and Reiner
Marion, 12 Jan 2010 14:54 GMT

Cant believe how well you are doing Ocean Summit Robert and Stu. Watching your progress all the time Much love Mum and Dad Monica and Mike
Monica Casserley, 12 Jan 2010 14:52 GMT

Fantastic keep it up. You have always been like a rat up a drainpipe make sure you pace yourself. Shaun will be very proud and will give you the strength to see this through. Keep Going mate. Chip Emma Harry & Rory
Chip Cole , 12 Jan 2010 14:50 GMT

You're making great progress. Hope you're having fun. I hear your spirits are high. Great. Keep up the good work.
Netta Vercollone, 12 Jan 2010 14:44 GMT


Hi James and Sam good to see you,re on your way at last .Hope you,ve found your sea legs James!Think of us freezing our xxxx off here while you,re sunning yourselves.
Very best wishes,
Alan, 12 Jan 2010 14:40 GMT

Good on you Sean,
Shifting on nicely now, happy days. Keep the engine well oiled!!
Love Brigid, Adrian, Sean, Ronan and The Darragh Manín xxxxx
The Lyons Clan, 12 Jan 2010 14:37 GMT

Hello Dadda! I am sorry for you that your dot is not pink! Have you got a big beard yet? I miss you. love Hannah
Hannah van Kets (4), 12 Jan 2010 14:20 GMT

Hi dad! I got the results in all of my tests -but i am not going to tell you what i got until you get to Antigua.
DANIEL, 12 Jan 2010 14:08 GMT

Hiya Seanie! Hope you're feelin better, lot of firsts put down this week. Makin good progress, just keep to the same bearing. Talk to you soon. Lots of love from all here. Lorxxx
Lor, 12 Jan 2010 14:04 GMT

Hi Leo,

Have been watching your progress daily. Keep up the good work. All the best. Joe S.
Joe Sacccardo, 12 Jan 2010 14:00 GMT

hi guys, following progress every day. You look to be getting to grips with it all now. Use the force!!!
Chris Topham, 12 Jan 2010 13:58 GMT

great progress Yorkshire challenger your are doing fantastically well , keep it going for yorkshire !! lol mum dad gabby xxxx
karen grose, 12 Jan 2010 13:58 GMT

Neil and Dean.
Keep up the good work guys.
Your in the pack and heading the right way now.
Has Dean put his phone down yet!
Keep your heads down so you can hold them high on your return!
Simon Hamilton, 12 Jan 2010 13:46 GMT

Awesome Pete - you are such an inspiration. It is exciting watching your progress. South Africa is watching you!
Neville, 12 Jan 2010 13:44 GMT

Charlie, happy birthday old boy! Fantastic progress so far. Keep up the good work and we can chat about our plans for Everest when you return!!
Matthew Manders, 12 Jan 2010 13:26 GMT

Commmon Charlie, bring it home baby! Absolutely Fantastic!
Will 'Fishead' Fishenden, 12 Jan 2010 13:16 GMT

Sean, Fantastic progress to date. Keep up the great work. We are keeping up to date with your progress and are wishing you well all the way. Keep safe.

Aidan & Shirley W, Dublin, 12 Jan 2010 13:06 GMT

Hell's teeth Pete! You must have finished your biltong at last and have more time to lay into the oars!! Brilliant position!! Loving the suspense. Arno
Arno van der Merwe, 12 Jan 2010 12:57 GMT

Olli & James - very very proud of you both, keep it up boys! Tghinking of you all the time. Loads of love x x x
Natasha, 12 Jan 2010 12:53 GMT

GO LUKE AND MACCA!! great progress, stay smiling and dont be angry badgers. x.x.x.
Claire O'Hanlon, 12 Jan 2010 12:50 GMT

Hi Pete.....well done and keep up the tempo.....slowly slowly catch the blessed Brian Louw
Brian ouw, 12 Jan 2010 12:44 GMT

Hi Norman and James, keep up the good work - you are doing great! We hope that despite the hard work you are enjoying yourselves. All the best!
Katharina & Simon, 12 Jan 2010 12:41 GMT

Pendovey Swift - Been watching your dot move across the map! Keep it up, looks like you are making good progress! Mumbles is cheering you on!!
Damon & Emma, 12 Jan 2010 12:01 GMT

Come you JCT600! You're legends in the making.
Row west!!
All the very best to you both.
Joe Walmsley, 12 Jan 2010 12:00 GMT

Hi Charlie and the team,
Chris Corrigan, a mutual friend of Charlie's and mine told me of this effort. It is very brave of you Charlie and I pass on my admiration and best wishes. I will be thinking of you. I wish I had enough dough to come out ot Antigua to meet you when you arrive. By the way I have just gone bust in my small property development business care of RBS. If there is anything I can do that would allow me to earn a flight out and expenses for the duration of the parties I am free and available right now! Whatever God is, I believe in it/he/she!; and I bet you get closer through this experience. So God bless, Doug

Doug Gatward, 12 Jan 2010 12:00 GMT

Hi Charlie, mate you are not just winning the solo's but joint first with QBE overall !....keep up the good work and pace yourself. We are constantly tracking you and we are all so very proud of what you are doing and pointing everyone to the site to sponsor you......You Legend !!

Simon & Mary x
Simon Barnes, 12 Jan 2010 11:58 GMT

How's it goin Sean,

Following your progress with great interest from Limerick your making great headway keep up the good work. "A boy the kid all the same".

J fitzgerald, 12 Jan 2010 11:47 GMT

hi luke an mac looking good bet your having a whale of a time! keep at it ya doing gud
steve&paula, 12 Jan 2010 11:27 GMT

good morning team jct600
Have an amazing day on the ocean
I am with you in spirit, stay strong and focused, day at a time,xx
Love mum dad and gabbs xx
karen grose, 12 Jan 2010 11:11 GMT

Hi there Pete, You are really giving it a blast. I am so impressed with your progress. I am sure you are getting much more satisfaction rowing the race instead of sailing
Tom Simpson, 12 Jan 2010 11:02 GMT

@ Rames Dames
Les Rancourt de Paris, Bretagne, Toulouse et Charentes (etc..)suivent votre performance de pres! On vous souhaite toute la force, l'enthousiasme et l'endurance dont vous avez besoin pour pousser plus loin!
Raphaelle de Puybusque, 12 Jan 2010 10:39 GMT

ROGER. Following your progress with interest. Brilliant work to keep up with the pack where you are. The more tales I hear from Jamie about their experiences the more amazing it all seems. Every day is one more closer. Keep pulling on those oars.

Ro Facer and J J Rowing Southern Cross
Ro Facer Southern Cross Mum, 12 Jan 2010 10:37 GMT

U legend Pete - imagine its 4am off Cape Point in 30+ plus knots over a decade ago with the boyz and its nothing like what it must be like for you out there now - your the man
Mike Clarke, 12 Jan 2010 10:29 GMT

I hear its your birthday !!
Happy birthday ...keep safe and row hard man!
tim kilgour, 12 Jan 2010 10:29 GMT

Pendovey Swift - Hi boys, dig deep and keep pulling those oars!
Alison x
Alison, 12 Jan 2010 10:25 GMT

Hi Norman and James! So relieved to read your blog! We had guessed maybe no rowing and unfavourable winds! Looks to be brill progress now tho! So well done! Big respect from us Sheffers!
vicky.mcD, 12 Jan 2010 09:49 GMT

Britannia III - Hey LB, looking good... watch the white line travel across blue. Hope you are enjoying and look forward to doing my Roy Castle record Breakers impression on you. Love Kate (Big ears) xxx
Kate, 12 Jan 2010 09:48 GMT

mission atlantic and the water babes, i am hoping the pain isnt to much for you all, you are doing so well

I am still glued to the blue dot and you are sooooooooo in there girls

keep well and safe


p.s alfie says go jo jo xx
Loz, 12 Jan 2010 09:40 GMT

Linda and Britannia III

So excited to see you are clocking up the miles now, the last 24h travelled of 83.2 nm is the best yet, and even more brilliant, you are now ahead of the current record!

You are doing fantastic, you've conquered the first gruelling week, now keep it up, stay strong and safe, and think only of the finishing line....oh and try to enjoy!
l & h

kay x, 12 Jan 2010 09:34 GMT

Hello everyone out there in the Atlantic,
One week in, and still going strong, keep up the good work, it will be so worth it,

And to all the families and friends who are constanly on this site, i was in your shoes last year when my fiancee rowed the Indian Ocean, so i know how you feel, dot watching everyday, sleepless nights, worrying, but trust me the finish line is 100% worth it,

To see Matt after 69 days at sea was a feeling i'll never forget. It was an experience that changed both our lives. Be soo proud of them out there because its no picnic, But keep up the messages and the support because they truely need it.

....And keep donating to their charities because thats why they are out there in the first place,

Much Love and happy dot watching
Emma xxx
Emma Hollamby, 12 Jan 2010 09:31 GMT

Well done Nick!! Looking good so far. Come on Patience!
Axel the Swede, 12 Jan 2010 09:30 GMT

Britannia III
Hello all and especially Linda, you efforts are really showing now, 78.66 DMG in the last 24 hrs, is really brilliant. Keep safe everyone and Godspeed
Mat and Gwyn.

Mat & Gwyn, 12 Jan 2010 09:26 GMT

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