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


Charlie rock! Keep at it mate.
Andy Dodd, 12 Jan 2010 09:18 GMT

Fantastic Beech Boys. Now cutting a swathe through the field. The kids will be delighted when they get home tonight and see the progress you are making !!

Have another good day.

Woody et al.
Woody , 12 Jan 2010 09:17 GMT

Hi Sean,

You must have been rowing hard all night, great progress. Would you believe that the computer goes on here in the mornings before the kettle, shows you how addicted we are to 'dot tracking'!
Stay safe,
Natalie McGowan, 12 Jan 2010 09:13 GMT

Britannia III
Morning Lee, Ian and rest of crew. You guys and girls are amazing, already 41nm in front of the current record, you must be flying. To know this must be good for the spirits, I know it makes me feel very proud of you all. Keep up the good work, keep pulling strong. Stay safe and well. Love to you all.
Mum and Dadxx
Sandra Fudge, 12 Jan 2010 09:08 GMT

To Will and Tom on Heritage Explorer.
Good luck lads; a fantastic adventure. Have fun and keep safe.
Simon Atkinson, 12 Jan 2010 09:01 GMT

Been tracking your progress every day, unbelievable progress so far. An inspiration to us all. Jon
Jon Noonan, 12 Jan 2010 09:00 GMT


Good Morning Dominic, Paul & Andy, you are all doing a fantastic job, hope your bums and arms not tooooo sore!!! Keep going- everyone back at home is routing for you!!
love charlotte xx
Charlotte Swain, 12 Jan 2010 08:59 GMT

Keep Going Atlantic Waterbabes the first week is done! Jo we are still thinking of u, im hard at work training for the marathon lol so keep safe because i still need my partner! Lots of love to all you girls you are all doing a remarkable thing. Abby xx
Abby Bradley, 12 Jan 2010 08:55 GMT

Britannia III, To Fudgie, Keep up the good work, doing really well. Keep safe from the whole team
Northney Marina, 12 Jan 2010 08:53 GMT

Helo Pete you sailing the winds are ablowing....take up your oars and go man go. U gaining huge kms towards home base...keep up the good work and we stressing behind the screen each day what will be next. Just do it, seize the moment of glory as your sail the seven seas xxxx lotsa love Tess Mills
Tess Mills, 12 Jan 2010 08:30 GMT

Britannia lll
Morning James and everyone. You are all doing such a great job. Really flying now!!! Hope the pain isn't too awful - it makeith the man!!!
Keep safe and know we are all watching you. Lots of love Jane XXXX
Jane & Mike Ward, 12 Jan 2010 07:56 GMT

Brilliant Beech Boys - keep piling it on! Have a good day Taff and Karin
Taff and Karin, 12 Jan 2010 07:55 GMT

Karukera, c'est génial de t'entendre François.
Comme tu dis: l'essentiel c'est d'aller vite; profiter des éléments et jouer avec eux.
Bonne mer !
Pierre, 12 Jan 2010 07:33 GMT

Hi Pete
Glad to see you're making good progress, keep up the good work.
Stay safe and strong
Lots of love
Louise Goddard, 12 Jan 2010 07:11 GMT

Maidin Maith Sean & Tess,
Good to see you back on track, a bit further south and things should start to get easier. Keep up the good work.
Love The Lyons Clan xxxxx
The Lyons Clan, 12 Jan 2010 06:50 GMT

Dream It, Do It.
Exceptional rowing Rog. to get back on track!!
Keep up the good work, we are all watching your dot and sending you much love.
You are a LEGEND!!!! You are inspiring soooo many people including your family here in Auz!!
Lots of love,
Lin (Rogers sister in Australia)
Lin Rayment, 12 Jan 2010 06:45 GMT

comme tous les matins désormais nous suivons vos efforts, c'est notre moyen de vous encourager par la pensée. On y croit !!! Vive les Rames Dames
Jacques et Véro et surtout Corentin, 12 Jan 2010 06:31 GMT


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, OLE - & to you, too, Brian. Hope you had a great day - no new blisters. Ole - Harry says to tell you, "to keep on rowing". Be safe.
Harry & Yvonne Spies, 12 Jan 2010 06:24 GMT





E & R :)
Ruth Van Kets, 12 Jan 2010 05:58 GMT

Team Heatwave.
Neil & Dean,great progress guys.
Thanks for the call Neil.Keep the Spirit of MA heading towards Antigua, cold beers in the fridge.
Love Dad xxxx
Eric Gyllenship, 12 Jan 2010 01:24 GMT

Dave and Peta Panasonic
Has Flappy landed yet? or even laid you another egg to boil? Glad to see you`re still pointing SW and making good progress. Good to read your rowing routine - sounds perfect - keep us up to date on all your activities. Any whales yet?
Much love - God bless - Angela and Sandy xx
Angela and Sandy, 12 Jan 2010 00:17 GMT

Excellent progress again. Rise above the pain - you are doing just great.
Can't stop looking at the yellow dot...
it's addictive! With you all the way
Love from Pat, Derek & Tim
Pat, 12 Jan 2010 00:12 GMT

Pendovey Swift … watching your dot with interest; well impressed by your progress. Keep up the good work and you’ll be there in no time :) Very best wishes xx
Supporter, Swansea, 11 Jan 2010 23:25 GMT

Pendovey Swift … watching your dot with interest; well impressed by your progress. Keep up the good work and you’ll be there in no time :) Very best wishes xx

Supporter, Swansea, 11 Jan 2010 23:22 GMT

hi beech boys!
Got the message from mum and we are praying as are many others.
thinking of you james.
andrew sarah and marissa
Andrew, Sarah and Marissa, 11 Jan 2010 23:10 GMT

Pace yourself, . Doing grea, but keep calm and don't forget 'Mum knows best'
The Doc, 11 Jan 2010 23:00 GMT

To Charlie aboard JJ (Insure & Go). We have been following your progress and performance with amazement. Have also enjoyed reading your blog. Good luck Charlie and stay safe with all the other rowers. Warmest wishes from Ed & Susie Back (Olli's mum and dad)
Edward & Susie Back, 11 Jan 2010 22:59 GMT

To Olli & James aboard QBE Insurance Challenge - well done boys with your amazing performance. Everyone this end is willing you both onwards towards your goal. Very proud of you and thinking of you all the time! Much love, Mum & Dad Back. xxx
Edward & Susie Back, 11 Jan 2010 22:54 GMT

luke and macca, cant believe you didnt speak whale to the whales... you better hope you come across some more coz im going to want to see video evidence of the conversation!! :-P heellllllooooooooo hoowwwwwww arrrrrrrrree youuuuuuu?!! oh and, keep rowing too. hoops x.x.x.
Claire O'Hanlon, 11 Jan 2010 22:53 GMT

To: Yorkshire Challenger.

Hiya lads your doing great keep up the good work, and keep goin for your target lads you know you can do it. Were thinking about you both 24/7 good work!.

From Steven Jnr
Steven, 11 Jan 2010 22:29 GMT

Team Luke and Macca, the yorkshire crew, we are following your every wave! keep up the good work boys xxx Field Gate
John & Sue, 11 Jan 2010 22:25 GMT

luke and macca team jct 600
Remember boys this is a marathon not a sprint as brenden says x

karen grose, 11 Jan 2010 21:45 GMT

Dream Maker

To Lia and Mick, keep up the good work, great progress over the last couple of days.

Duncan Hook, 11 Jan 2010 21:42 GMT

Vision of Cornwall
Hi, Could you stop rowing over the top of others please. Very tricky to pull up your "dot"!! Making great progress -excellent! Keep it up and stay safe.
Luv 2 U.
Jill Chidg, 11 Jan 2010 21:39 GMT

Looking good on the progress map. Keep it up!!
Lorraine, 11 Jan 2010 21:25 GMT

Hi Sean,
Well done the kid. Keep at it. Remember table 7 awaits your return
Tom Mc Gowan, 11 Jan 2010 21:25 GMT

Hi Mel and Annie
So you are well away!! Hope you are having fun. Good luck and thinking of you-may the dolphins be with you.
Lorraine, 11 Jan 2010 21:16 GMT

Allez les filles l'endurance celavous connait .Nous pensons à vous de notre France enneigée
WICKERS, 11 Jan 2010 21:16 GMT

Hi Mike, you're doing really well! Hope you're okay and managing to stay positive,lisa
Lisa Arnold, 11 Jan 2010 21:15 GMT

Hi Steve & Richard
We're following you every day. Glad we're not on a club narrowboat cruise out there.
Wouldn't put it past Rodney to organise it! Your looking good up with the leaders, keep it up
Take care
Mick & Suzanne (Aqua Vitae)
Mick & Suzanne Wilson, 11 Jan 2010 21:02 GMT

Joe & Chris!!!

You're doing a great job! WELL DONE GUYS AND KEEP IT UP!!

Safe days (and nights!)

Ellis M Hagger, 11 Jan 2010 20:55 GMT

Hi Tom & Chris, From the comfort of my warm office everything looks fine on your progress. Keep up the good work.
Love Grandad/Bob
Grandad, 11 Jan 2010 20:46 GMT

hi everyone
Keep going everyone you are all doing so well!!
Wanted to especially give a shout out to the solo teams including my dad Roger on dream it do it, you guys are so brave!
Everyone in the race should be so proud of themselves such an amazing achievement.
Keep strong , go steady and Enjoy
Now ROW ROW ROW your boats Antigua here you come!
PS you are not missing anything here.... its freezing cold, icey and slippy and its not fun! plus theres no whales and dolphins!
livvie haines (daughter of Roger on Dream it do it), 11 Jan 2010 20:45 GMT

Linda Brewer, Britannia III

Really well done, you have to keep this up, we are expecting you to take the record. Dad.

I am so excited that you are now getting going, I will sleep well tonight lovew Mum, Kiss, Kiss Kiss.
Mum & Dad, 11 Jan 2010 20:37 GMT

To btit 111
hope the weather is well,no snow ,keep safe and hope the food is good and pleanty of water.
Take care
Peter & Sue
peter & Sue, 11 Jan 2010 20:34 GMT

GINNY, 11 Jan 2010 20:30 GMT

atlantic water babes. come on girls you can do it. put your back into it. i would love to sing to you but we want you to stay on the boat and jo knows how good a singer i am. hehe. lets get a move on now. we want you to be the first four not the second. so keep up the good work.
love sis
Claire Langmead, 11 Jan 2010 20:24 GMT

Britannia III

Just read you are actually in front of the current record by 41nm, what a great effort. Should motivate you, it has us!

Hi Linda.

Steven & Jackie, 11 Jan 2010 20:24 GMT

Hello! Watching your progress, so glad you got to see whales!! You are doing so well, really proud of you. Take care, keep enjoying, all my love Katrina x
Katrina, 11 Jan 2010 20:11 GMT

hey team jct 600
keep the spirits up you are doing great.we have everything crossed for good wind and weather to help you succeed in this epic adventure.all our love mum dad and gabbs and everything with four legs at ghb xx
karen grose, 11 Jan 2010 20:11 GMT

DreamMaker. Glad you are better Mick, sounds like you are both beginning to relax.Lia, we listened to your radio interview, could hear the Atlantic! Amazing. Take care, Netty
Annette & Adrian Parker, 11 Jan 2010 20:06 GMT

Vivaldi 25 tient le cap!
C'est dans la durée qu'on reconnait les meilleurs. Votre parcours va nous le démontrer. Je partage votre stratégie.
Hubert de Rancourt
e&hderancourt, 11 Jan 2010 20:01 GMT

Progress looks good, you are in a great position, keep it up. We will keep checking the web site. There is great excitement about your challenge at the club.
All the best
STUART & SALLY GALLOWAY, 11 Jan 2010 19:59 GMT

Another excellent day at the oar face! Well done guys - keep it steady and you will smash the father/son record (but no pressure!) Love Taff and Karin
Taff and Karin, 11 Jan 2010 19:58 GMT

Hi Uncle Sean,
Just checked in on you and Tess and you are brilliant!!! Keep up the great work and don't eat too many Mars Bars, save some for us.
Love Sean, Ronan and Darragh xxx
Sean, Ronan and Darragh Lyons, 11 Jan 2010 19:53 GMT

Nyamazela and Peter Van Kets the "Legend". We are with you all the way. Just take it easy. Pace youself. Itrs a looong race. Praying for your safety and good winds. Just chill. Just Finish and you are a HUGE legend.
Mark and Liz Beard, 11 Jan 2010 19:26 GMT

Incredible you are going so fast !!!!!!
How many wheatabix are you having for breakfast ?
I hope you are getting some sleep
Keep up the good work
Sheila says hi all the best steve
THE HERRINGS, 11 Jan 2010 19:21 GMT

Hey..Phil and Skippy...What a fantastic position you're in!...How fantasic it is also to read about the whales! Wow!! This is what you dreamed of! Be strong and go for it! guys! Take good care :)

Nicky, Torran James and friends., 11 Jan 2010 19:13 GMT

Happy Birthday Ketch. Hope you have a good one.
Gareth Robertson, 11 Jan 2010 19:12 GMT

charlie jj insure and go
mate the main prize is to finish the race the crown is to win.
rest, pace your self drink and eat
your get there we are all willing you on in the sullivan house i have even got my friends in florida emailing me
keep go mate email in a day or two
all our best wishes
ken and family sullivan x
ken sullivan, 11 Jan 2010 19:08 GMT

teve & Richard - No Fear. Embrace the's just the weakness leaving your body.
Graham, 11 Jan 2010 19:01 GMT

Hey Leo,
Looking good - take it one day at a time. Faye's doing a great job keeping all of us updated.
Bill Ryan, 11 Jan 2010 18:42 GMT

To Dean and Neil
Well done on moving upto 16th place. All the lads send their best.

Davenham Scouts
1st Davenham Scouts, 11 Jan 2010 18:38 GMT

Hello Uncle Sean. You are doing very well. We are only going back to school on Wednesday. The school was closed because of the snow and ice. We are watching you morning and evening. Keep safe. Love Zoe and Ben xxx
Zoe & Ben Jones in Nenagh, 11 Jan 2010 18:02 GMT

More snow' is expected. Good news is I am leaving for Thailand. Will I be thinking of you by the pool. Definitely.
Booroo, 11 Jan 2010 18:00 GMT

Hi Atlantic Waterbabes
You are fantastic. I am so proud of you Jersey girls flying the flag for our Island, that is what we are made of unyielding strength and stamina and you surely are such an inspiration. I follow your progress every day and pray that all goes well on your journey. Don't forget to come and join me in a glass of bubbly when you come home.
Good Luck
Kylie and Sarah x x
Cherrill, Amanda
Cherrill Le M, 11 Jan 2010 17:38 GMT

Hi Neil and Dean. Good to talk to you on the sat phone earlier today! It's hard to believe you're in the alantic ocean, very clear comms. You wont be used to that! Hope you continue to stay strong and make good progress. We're all behind you back here. Best regards.

Chris F, 11 Jan 2010 17:35 GMT


You are doing fantastic.. One of the fastest boats the last couple of days. Keep it up. Lia, keep feeding Mick the same stuff...It's working. . Mick - The work place are watching....!!
Andy , 11 Jan 2010 17:24 GMT

Go on Seanie you lunatic, Fair play your making good progress...!
Steve, 11 Jan 2010 17:22 GMT

Amazing effort chaps - awesome - keep pushing!
Steve Wilde (RBS), 11 Jan 2010 17:20 GMT

Vous avez commencé l'année sur les chapeaux de rame, les drôles de dames ! Bravo ! Continuez comme ça. Restez zen et concentrées et tout ira bien. On ne vous lache pas une minute dans nos pensées. Si ça vous dit, vous pouvez passer par TAHITI, voir JM, il repart demain ! COURAGE et BON VENT ! A vous l'Atlantic ! Bizzzz

Jean-Marc, Bijoune, Steph, Gui, Ju CAZERES, 11 Jan 2010 17:18 GMT

Hey Guys....You are both rowing really well, keep your spirits high and your blisters covered.
Mums arrived ok and is doing well.

Will check in tomorrow morning..All the best for through the night. thinking of you all..Mark and Seth
mark jagger, 11 Jan 2010 17:12 GMT

Hi Norman and James,

Looks like you've made good progress over the last couple of days. Enjoyed reading your blog.

Take care both. x

Mark and Gemma, 11 Jan 2010 17:09 GMT

keeping a close eye on you and joe, good work mate. big changes since you is now a self confessed ladies man! stay safe.
bollerz. x
Ian Bollam, 11 Jan 2010 17:05 GMT

Hi Luke & Macca,
Hope you're both doing well. Thinking of you and wishing you the best of luck.
Luke, it's just as well you're in the middle of the atlantic and not the Hyde Park sepentine as it has frozen over. There are still crazy people who are trying to swim in it though - no doubt you'd be one of them if you were here : )
Best of luck,

Sarah Harris, 11 Jan 2010 17:02 GMT

Hi phil and Skippy, Hope all is good, Hope you haven't run out of bum cream yet!!! looks like your havin too much fun, and not enogh rowing.... Go for it! xxxxx
James and Kimara, 11 Jan 2010 17:02 GMT

Mike & Simon, (Pendovey Swift)

Well done boys, hope you're having a nice row in the sun, it's freezing back home! Keep thinking of that 1st beer when you get to Antigua!
Russ Day, 11 Jan 2010 16:24 GMT

Hi Phil & Skippy,
Hope you are ok, we are tracking your progress. The snow is going but more forecast tomorrow, never mind. Take care. Love Ali & Bernard xx
Ali & Bernard, 11 Jan 2010 16:07 GMT

Les mains, le dos, les jambes se font sentir...........
Nous sommes avec vous les filles !!!
Combien de temps arrivez-vous à ramer ?

Hervé et Catherine de Briançon, 11 Jan 2010 15:54 GMT

I am in awe of you both , Norman and James,and think about you often. Much love Fiona XXX.
Fiona, 11 Jan 2010 15:37 GMT

Hi Leo
Your looking good keep it up. It's cold and the river is full of ice back here so I can't row myself.So I think I'll sit by the fire with a glass of wine and watch you work
good luck
Paul Vercollone
Paul Vercollone, 11 Jan 2010 15:17 GMT

Spirit of MA
Keep it going fella's
"Take it easy"
Terry Pritchard, 11 Jan 2010 15:01 GMT

God says I have plans for you.Plans to prosper and not to harm you.Look up. He is watching from above.
So proud of you.
John and Joy v d Merwe, 11 Jan 2010 14:44 GMT

Keep up the good work Charlie. We are checking the web every day and hope your back is not giving you a lot of problems. Stay well.
Marianna and Tony Cash
Tony and Marianna Cash, 11 Jan 2010 14:43 GMT

Keep up the good work Charlie. We are checking the web every day and hope your back is not giving you a lot of problems. Stay well.
Marianna and Tony Cash
Tony and Marianna Cash, 11 Jan 2010 14:43 GMT

Great to read your first blog. Glad youre eating again James!
Looks like youre into the swwing of it and will be across in no time!
Lots of Love, A, S and M x
Andrew, Sarah and Marissa, 11 Jan 2010 14:41 GMT

HI Sean,
Best of luck, we are tracking your progress on the web and what you are doing is fantastic. drive on
john hayden, 11 Jan 2010 14:36 GMT

Good to see your excellent progress today - keep up the good work lads! Say hi to the whales I hear are in the area!
Love from
Pat, Derek & Tim
Pat, 11 Jan 2010 14:26 GMT

From all the boys at Grafham. Keep it going your are doing really well. Year 11
Grafham Grange Boys, 11 Jan 2010 14:25 GMT

Mooi So Pieter!! Love the gain you have posted!! Now that you have lulled some into a false sense of security you can let the dogs out! Row Boet! NYAMEZELA! Arno
Arno van der Merwe, 11 Jan 2010 14:24 GMT

Hi Rob &Stu,
One week in and still going great - not bad for a couple of land lubbers! Have you worked out where the stern is yet? All the best from very snowy North Devon
George Gardner, 11 Jan 2010 14:06 GMT

Pete Nyamezela - Trek, trek ou boet, ons kyk vir jou always. Best wishes Mike and Pam
Mike & Pam Donnelly, 11 Jan 2010 14:01 GMT

Row,row,row your boat gently down the.........Ok enough of that! seriously though love and best wishes to the waterbabes. Thinking of you and sending positive thoughts. You have achieved more already than some do in all their lifes! X
mick heys, 11 Jan 2010 13:33 GMT

Hey Sean
Hope you are having fun. The snow is melting but there is still ice. Sean you are doing VERY well great progress.
Lots of love
Alison & Evan
Alison and Evan, 11 Jan 2010 13:32 GMT

You're a Fantastic Mr. Fox but get some sleep to let your paws and behind recover! We're all watching your incredible progress and are thinking of you 24/7. Lots of love Mrs Fox and the foxlets.
Charlie, 11 Jan 2010 13:24 GMT

CHARLIE P. Hi Babe! I'm there with you! And also with Pete, James & Ollie and all the other lovely guys and girls. Soldier On Darling. Just talked to Emma about Good, Bad, Ugly news. You need to get some beauty sleep or you'll burn out. I mean it! Your very loving Mother. xxxxx
Jenny Pitcher - Mum!, 11 Jan 2010 13:19 GMT

Dream it, do it
Great effort Rog - keep it going
Keith TVP
Keith , 11 Jan 2010 12:52 GMT

Hi vision of cornwall, very pround of you.Following your endeavour with great interest.Good luck and best wishes.Love Uncle Bill Auntie Kath
bill and kath cummings, 11 Jan 2010 12:51 GMT

Happy birthday hun! Hope all is going well, monitoring your progress daily! xxxx
Louisa, 11 Jan 2010 12:15 GMT

Happy Birthday Captain Ketch! A bit different from the other 27! Watching your progess daily - keep it going. PS: is auntie margaret still eating the christmas sprouts?!
Hazel, Steve, Pete & Jon, 11 Jan 2010 11:48 GMT

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