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


Hey Van Ketz - Looking good! You're an inspiration!
Michelle Swartz (Montagu), 11 Jan 2010 11:40 GMT

Dean AND Neil
all good wishes glad you got the boat ok from tenerife to gomera!!!!!
john b, 11 Jan 2010 11:37 GMT


Sent with Admiration, Good Luck, and Confidence, Sam

Following All the way

Mike Payne, 11 Jan 2010 11:30 GMT

Great Progress! Glad to see you are now up with the pack and running well. Love Mum and Dad
Dorothy Birchall, 11 Jan 2010 11:09 GMT

Happy Birthday Captain Ketch.
Hope you have something nice for Tea this afternoon when you take a little rest.
Keep strong and safe.

Very best
Uncle Dave
Dave Rotcheelle, 11 Jan 2010 10:59 GMT

Howzit Pete, you most certainly giving it horns, go for it china. I was worried you were going the wrong way but now see that you are on track and u r clocking up knots. Hang in there buds, youre another day closer to pension xxxxxGod Bless you and may the Ocean be kind to you and your mates xxxx Tess & Dave Mills
Tess Mills, 11 Jan 2010 10:59 GMT

Hi Spirit of MA, (Neil & Dean).
Tracking your progress and sending you emails from all sorts of start points on the web pages, hope you are getting them OK. Been fishing yet? and how are your rations doing with your 'body movements'!!?
Hope all is going well and you are still speaking to each other. Amanda passes on her love and good wishes. Not a day gone without logging on as the guys on the other watches are asking about you both. Its hell here with all the snow as you can imagine the country has come to a grinding halt. Drop me a line any time on the email and I will keep in contact with the most suitable one to use for you both. Is there one where we can down load pictures on?
Hows your chaffed bits!!!?
At least you were not the first ones to retire and you are going on strong.
Take care guys and most of all keep safe.
Thinking of you daft pair!!
Kind thoughts & regards to you both. Steve
Woody (Manchester Airport Fire Service), 11 Jan 2010 10:54 GMT

Pete, you're a machine! We're already watching the blue dot with great interest and cheering you along from eKapa! Fillet and Kim
Philippa, 11 Jan 2010 10:53 GMT

Hi Norman and James checking your little dot daily and telling Zach all about your adventures. Zach is very good at being sick must be in sympathy with you guys! Anyway hope the winds are now in a better direction keep going,
KT, DB and Zach.
Katie and DB, 11 Jan 2010 10:51 GMT

Happy birthday may the wind blow you well. do you want some extra wind from auntie margaret ?she sends it to you with love.
auntie margaret david claire & huw, 11 Jan 2010 10:38 GMT

Dream It, Do It.
Glad to see you are back on track Rog.....great job!!
Keep up the good work, you are amazing!!
Love Lin xxxx(in Australia)
Lin Rayment, 11 Jan 2010 10:32 GMT

Hello Vision of Cornwall, you're doing great, keep up the good work,hope you took the 'fairy liquid'. Love Mum & Dave
Jackie Cummings, 11 Jan 2010 10:18 GMT

Hi James good luck & best wishes for a happy birthday. Here is a prayer that you are fit and well to see your next birthday.
auntie Chris & Rob, 11 Jan 2010 10:14 GMT

Hi Karen and Waterbabes on Mission Atlantic. You are doing very well, keep it up!!
We hope you have enjoyed your first week at sea, we are looking forward to more news from you as all your website followers are keen to hear more about your experiences.
We are thinking of you all the time, Love Mum & Dad
Mike & Anne Radband, 11 Jan 2010 10:04 GMT


Hey - we all waved at your dot at Coniston Christian Fellowship yesterday as we saw you on screen. We remembered Joshua 1 vs 9 (it's a good 'un) as we prayerd for you both.
You are going great - well done - feel the "wind" driving you on
love from us all at CCF and Crusaders.
Alan and Glenda, 11 Jan 2010 09:48 GMT

Hallo Peter! One stroke at a time! Don't read the whole Rum Doodle at once, leave some for when you are twiddling your thumbs! :) We are ALL with you! You are a legend! Arno
Arno van der Merwe, 11 Jan 2010 09:32 GMT

Tom and Will, well done ! amazing to see your progress and to read your blog. we are all so impressed and wishing you all the best of luck. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for later in the week, Tom. Love from Becca, Peter, Joseph, Oliver and Ruby xxxxx
the Heath family, 11 Jan 2010 09:25 GMT

go go nick...shall see your mum & dad next week...go safely!!!
colin lyons, 11 Jan 2010 09:25 GMT

Come on VIVALDI ! Vous m'avez scotché les filles ce matin ! Les Frenchies en leader, C trop top ! Keep going the good work ! Et la tribu Rancourt ferait bien de se dégeler les doigts pour vous "inonder" (pardon...) de msg ! Le chiropraticien que je suis vous promet des soins à vie si vous damez le pion à ces marins d'eau douce ! La Bretagne vous regarde et vous envoie qqes goulées de cidre brut pour vous requinquer !

Hughy le Yogi
Hughes de Rancourt, 11 Jan 2010 09:01 GMT

Well done mate!
Tom Crean.
Tony Ellison, 11 Jan 2010 08:56 GMT

Go Pete!!!
Watching your progress with great interest and rooting for you.
Lots of love

Koetsier Family, 11 Jan 2010 08:54 GMT

hey there LINDA
typically, you're tanning yourself whilst cruising across the Atlantic, while the rest of the country is dancing on ice!

where is my postcard!!
avid supporter x, 11 Jan 2010 08:43 GMT

Britannia III
morning all. hope you had a good night.You're certainly looking good on the website. Keep up the good work. Pull strong and stay safe and well. Love to Lee.
Mum and Dadxx
Sandra Fudge, 11 Jan 2010 08:42 GMT

Super l'interview sur RTL !
.. faire un peu de sud pour attrapper l'autoroute ???
Bon courage
Jean-Luc, 11 Jan 2010 08:37 GMT


Well done mate, you make us proud, keep it up as you are smokin !....don't forget to sleep !
Awesome progress, in the last 24 hours you have travelled further than anyone in the fleet !!
Love and best wishes S,M, P & T

Simon, Mary, Pete & Ty, 11 Jan 2010 08:36 GMT

Mel & Annie,
Go for it girls. Murph & I still at Gloria's eating bacon sarnies & drinking polystyrene coffee. Watching your progress & wishing you well. xx
crusher, 11 Jan 2010 08:36 GMT

Good Morning Sean and Tess,
Steady progress again, well done!!
Love Brigid and Adrian
Brigid and Adrian, 11 Jan 2010 08:12 GMT

Good morning Linda. Congratulations to all on Britannia on completing week 1 and such good progress. Hope your mind and body are adjusting to life on board and you are not too tired or sore. Stay strong and safe and remember that life with soon be an antiguan beach. Love Glen.
Glen McDougall, 11 Jan 2010 08:04 GMT

Good morning Team JCT600 fantastic effort in gaining good miles, well done lads good team work x
Remember what is says over the cabin Macca XXX lol mum dad gabbs xx
karen grose, 11 Jan 2010 08:02 GMT

Wow! Fantastic day's work Beech Boys. Relish every moment. Keep it going. Love Taff and Karin
Taff and Karin, 11 Jan 2010 08:00 GMT

Hang in there Norman and James - you are doing well now - keep up that rowing now! Watching every day now we are back from South Island!

Mike, Gill, Katie, Hannah, Brook family and Mikes parents too!
Scotts in New Zealand, 11 Jan 2010 07:40 GMT

Sister Anne! Congrats to your and your team on your progress! You are amazing! Can't imagine all the beautiful things you must be seeing. You are strong and inspiring! Love you so much.

Carrie, 11 Jan 2010 07:33 GMT

HCL Work force 1
Good progress overnight. Hard work paying off. all the best. Whole family on board

Phil & Ruth, 11 Jan 2010 06:45 GMT

Congrats my two rowers in boogie woogie, 39 and 63 years today I wish you all the best Brian and Ole kisses Mette
mette, 11 Jan 2010 06:30 GMT






E & R :)
Ruth Van Kets, 11 Jan 2010 05:36 GMT

Ole...Happy Birthday..will share birthday cake later....Rene
Rene Miller, 11 Jan 2010 03:40 GMT

fos pou karukéra ! bon courage pour la suite !
narbé, 11 Jan 2010 02:08 GMT

Hi uncle Ole and Brian, Hope all is well. Happy birthday gonna have to take a rain check on the party. Really excited to see the progress and keep on rowing! Congratulations and good luck
wayne and Kristin, 11 Jan 2010 01:55 GMT

Luke & Macca
Fab news about the whales, how amazing! Enjoy the experience boys. Hope you are feeling a bit better Alex and keep eating the choccy Luke!!
If this was easy it wouldn't be the challenge you wanted & trained for, go boys go, so proud of you
love and hugs Al & Luce X
Alice & Luce Newman, 11 Jan 2010 01:31 GMT

G'day Dean and Neil, Your doing amazingly well, keep up the good work. Mum arrives here in Bangkok in 3 Mark and Seth
Mark Jagger, 11 Jan 2010 01:27 GMT

Si & Mike (Pendovey Swift)
Keep up the great work, you're doing a fantastic job. Take care and enjoy it if you can xxx
Bev, 11 Jan 2010 00:56 GMT

Tracking your progress is the highlight of our day in snowbound Glos. You are doing wonders - keepup the great work!! Viv and Jan.
Jan Howard, 11 Jan 2010 00:31 GMT

To Yorkshire Challenger. Your making great time lads, keep it up! Ash
Ashley Toy, 11 Jan 2010 00:16 GMT

To Yorkshire Challenger. Your making great time lads, keep it up! Ash
Ashley Toy, 11 Jan 2010 00:16 GMT

Hi Seán
Pull Tess like you never pulled her before you are doing great keep it up
A boy the kid
Eamon Russel, 10 Jan 2010 23:39 GMT

Mission Atlantic Women (especially Jo)

Appears you have all of us now watching your little boat moving across the ocean. Can you move quicker, our managers sad....(only joking), Louise (or twiggy as i call her) told us all about your adventure and we are all so shocked that you 4 strong minded people, decided to take on the mighty ocean. Its amazing.
So good luck with it. Keep those legs and arms moving, keep heading west and get home soon.

Hope the north easterly winds help you surf the waves, first week down few more to go.

All the best to all four of you
Your Irish friend - Rob
(known also as Mr. Luke)
Rob, 10 Jan 2010 23:34 GMT

Dave in Peta Panasonic
Wow Dave - what superb progress - and you`re pointing the right way! Weather forecast looks good for you - we`ve got more snow on the way. Church prayed for you today - including Georgie.and Chloe. Much love - us next door xx
Angela and Sandy, 10 Jan 2010 23:29 GMT

Jimmy & Adam, Spirit of Montanaro - Been following your progress every day. Full of admiration & support. Keep up the hard work; trust you are keeping in good health & not developing too many sore places! All the best, Alan & Maria Eveleigh
Alan & Maria Eveleigh, 10 Jan 2010 23:16 GMT

ole...congrats, we are cheering you!
team Weissach.
asgar at weissach, 10 Jan 2010 23:06 GMT

There's no stopping you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You are doing fantastically well
Keep up the hard work and i hope
the blisters aren't too bad
All the best steve
THE HERRINGS, 10 Jan 2010 22:59 GMT

Hi Ole & Brian
Wishing you both a very Happy Birthady on Jan 11th. Have a happy day and good rowing. May the winds be at your back for a speedy return.
Vic & Shirley Hnatyszyn
10 Jan 2010
Vic and Shirley Hnatyszyn, 10 Jan 2010 22:34 GMT

Mike & Simon,

Not missing any surf at home you'll be pleased to know. Absolutely freezing! Keep going you're doing well!!
Rob Cobb, 10 Jan 2010 22:21 GMT

Hi Sean, Great progress, a bit further south and the miles will trickle away. The boys are obsessed with the race even at this stage, and they all say keep up the great work.
Lots of Love Brigid, Adrian, Sean, Ronan and The Darragh Manín xxxxx
The Lyons Clan, 10 Jan 2010 22:12 GMT

Hi Roberto Coin
Still following your every stroke of the way!!!!Your going great guns keep it up and stay safe
tim fee, 10 Jan 2010 22:10 GMT

Norman & James we watch your little dot everyday, .....every time i think of you a little tune about an ocean comes into my head......keep it up you are doing so well. lots of love Angus and Andrea
Angus and Andrea, 10 Jan 2010 22:05 GMT

Langers and James,

Just contemplating a week of work ahead and dealing with sundayitis! Looking good your end from this end! Love Emily and Sam x x
Emily and Sam Tod, 10 Jan 2010 21:38 GMT

Team JCT 600
The whales coming alongside you today are a good omen.
How amazing to see them, and so close that your oars touched one of them . You are doing great boys keep at it.
love mum Gabby Dad xx
karen grose, 10 Jan 2010 21:37 GMT

Hey Leo,
You're doing great. There are quite a few people rooting for you. It's fun tracking you and all the boats. Keep up the good work. Nick wrote a paper about you in school.
Netta Vercollone, 10 Jan 2010 21:36 GMT

Hi Beech Boys. Just got back from skiing in France with anne and sam, loads of snow here in Cumbria. Great to see your progress. God bless you. Just keep rowing and remember what Desmond Tutu said about changing the apartheid regime: "There is only one way to eat an elephant: one bite at a time."
chris and anne , 10 Jan 2010 21:34 GMT

Skippy and Phil. Looking good, great position. Following your progress with interest. Thinking of you. David and Sheila
Sheila and David, 10 Jan 2010 21:22 GMT

allez grand frère, ça fonce en tête! vous allez leur mettre la pâté, ils vont voir de quoi sont faits les frenchies. God save Karukera
lezalex, 10 Jan 2010 20:51 GMT

Hi Joe and Chris, Tracking progress, doing brilliantly, keep it going, Loz of love, Maz & Andy HCL Workforce 1
Maz and Andy, 10 Jan 2010 20:51 GMT

Dot watching certainly is addictive! Keep it up silver dot! (Heritage Explorer) and to all the other dots!

Martin & Joyce Turner
Joyce Turner, 10 Jan 2010 20:45 GMT

NO FEAR: Wow your blog sounds amazing (and hard work!!) Am very jealous of the dolphins part for certain - my dream is to swim with them. I cried last time I saw them swimming alongside a liner I was on so goodness knows how it must be/feel to see them alongside you so close up. The blue dot you are on the progress map looks very positive so keep up the good work lads. Sending you prayers and wishes. Frances & the Dean boys x x x x
Frances & The Deans, 10 Jan 2010 20:28 GMT

well done Rob and Stu. Sunday - RC Mass this morning - I was a guest at a special service - thinking of you. Love and God bless
Nigel Rawlinson, 10 Jan 2010 20:24 GMT

Norman & James
Well done. Keep it up! Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better after the rough start. Wishing they could update the site more often but glad to see your progress when they do. Hope you are eating well. Enjoyed any Christmas cake yet? Take care. Loads of love and prayers.
From Norman, Pauline, Stuart & Amy xx
The Murrays (Coleraine), 10 Jan 2010 20:23 GMT

Excellent 24hr progress Beech Boys - it'll get easier as you head further south and west. Just read lovely comment in circular email: From child writing about the sea: "If you are surrounded by sea you are an Island . If you don't have sea all round you, you are incontinent. ( Wayne age 7)
Love Taff and Karin

Taff and Karin, 10 Jan 2010 20:17 GMT

luke&mac NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER....keep going
steve&paula, 10 Jan 2010 20:08 GMT

Tom & Rich (Red Arrow)
Well done lads!! You are doing really well. Keep up the good work. We are watching you.
Richard & Valerie, 10 Jan 2010 20:00 GMT

mission atlantic

God this dot watching is so addictive
evrybody is doing so well.
1st week done keep up the hard work
loz, 10 Jan 2010 19:53 GMT

Go Go Beech Boys. Fantastic last 24 hours!!

Woody, Sue, Billy, Joe,and Daisy.
Woody , 10 Jan 2010 19:43 GMT

James (brit. 3) Hi James! You seem to be flying! Have you thought about water skiing in your rest periods? Lots of love AP and Soph xxx
jan drewry, 10 Jan 2010 19:42 GMT

good luck ocean summit . following your progress all the way .
pauline meredith, 10 Jan 2010 19:41 GMT

Wouahhh, génial, vous êtes en pleine forme et forcez notre admiration !!!!
on voudrait ramer pour vous, pas facile en pleine campagne enneigée!!!
On vous envoie des wagons entiers de courage ... et de bisous
Jacques et Véro et surtout Corentin, 10 Jan 2010 19:33 GMT

Dominic and Team Insight.

Still following your progress. Still amazed at your daring. Still cheering you on. Still rowing with you in my mind.

Absolutely Amazing

Susan Kerr, 10 Jan 2010 19:28 GMT

Vision of Cornwall

Hi Ben (skippy) and Phil
Fantastic news to hear you are well on your way. Keep going and take care. can't believe my cousin rowing the atlantic!

Love Tracy, Ian, Joe and Sam. xx
Tracy, Ian, Joe and Sam, 10 Jan 2010 19:25 GMT

Hi Mike Great progress keep safe Chris in a cold freezing Lilleshall
Chris, 10 Jan 2010 19:20 GMT

charlie jjinsureand go
no change there mate problem with your wind glad your back on track keep going
ken family xx
ken sullivan, 10 Jan 2010 19:13 GMT

Jim and Paul in the 'Reason Why'
Fantastic progress keep it up you are doing brilliantly
Judith Gareth and Eleanor
Judith and Gareth, 10 Jan 2010 18:43 GMT

hope all going well emma in plane incident but fine much love dad
jdnettleton, 10 Jan 2010 18:40 GMT

Hi Uncle Sean. We made a snowman today and Rico ate his nose! That was after we had breakfast in bed. We were watching you again on mam's computer and great to see you doing so well. Love Zoe & Ben xxx
Zoe & Ben Jones in Nenagh, 10 Jan 2010 18:40 GMT

Hey Pete van Kets, Jou Doring!!
May "He who commands the winds and the waves" keep you safe and strong en met wind van agter!
Love, The Monties
William & Elsa Montagu, 10 Jan 2010 18:37 GMT

Adam and Jimmy, Spirit of Montanaro - watching your great progress with excitement and much admiration. Woop woop xxx
Adele Jimmy & Donny, 10 Jan 2010 18:20 GMT

Go Team Heat Wave
neil and dean your doing great, neil were so proud to call you are friend,cant wait to see you,take care,were watching you every step of the way, julie & martin x
julie & martin, 10 Jan 2010 18:16 GMT

Hi everyone on Britannia III ur doing really well. Another good day today i see keep it up and we'll see u soon xx
amr, 10 Jan 2010 18:11 GMT

Leo Rossette

Great job. You're on a roll, Leo. Avanti!
Go, marshal, go.
david boeri, 10 Jan 2010 17:49 GMT

Hi Roberto Coin, we're watching your progress with awe. Keep doing what you're doing. Avoid West Africa and focus on reaching Antigua....think how good it'll feel when you stop! Take care of yourselves love from the maccallums
thornton and annie, 10 Jan 2010 17:35 GMT

NIck & Jonnie (Atlantic dragon)
You are doing really well, keep it up! We're watching your progress everyday and getting updates from Susan. Take care and be safe. xx

Ellis & Dennis, 10 Jan 2010 17:34 GMT

Hello again from Trenton Ontario, your doing great, wanted to wish you both a Happy Birthday!!!!! , stay safe and god speed, hope your feeling better Ole....everyone wishes you well!!!!
Beth Richardson, 10 Jan 2010 17:27 GMT

Team Insight: Sorry to learn of your team loss but you can still do it, Guys! We're keeping a close watch on your progress and very impressed. Charlie loved seeing the picture of his name on your boat and says "thank you".
The Pains, 10 Jan 2010 17:24 GMT

Hi Ole & Brian
Happy birthdays monday.

Ole & Anna, Cph, 10 Jan 2010 17:23 GMT

Phil & Skippy,

Amazing efforts fellas, we are all tracking you online cheering you on. So impressed with miles covered to date - can you speed up a bit though so that i can have a Red Stripe and a Rowes pasty waiting for you when you arrive?
Stay safe fellas
Jon G
Jon G, 10 Jan 2010 17:18 GMT

Hey Pete - Nyamezela

Through Piet I am addicted to watching the little blue dot. So much so your are now on my home page. Keep it up. I wish I could say "min dae", but vasbyt!

Sarah and Piet Jonas
Piet and Sarah Jonas, 10 Jan 2010 17:18 GMT

Hello my heros luke and macca team jct600
Just been to steves 60th bash and all the long preston gang send there best wishes to you both. xx Hope you have had lots of dmg today .
Al our love mum dad looby xx
karen grose, 10 Jan 2010 17:17 GMT

Hi Steve & Richard (No Fear)
You are doing well. Steve have you found Polaris yet ?? Is not too difficult with those clear skys.
Regards Gordon & Hans
H.van Leeuwen, 10 Jan 2010 17:12 GMT

Beech Boys -
Row Boys Row! Well done for all your hard work so far, your doing brilliantly. We are watching with much excitment your progress everytime we are on the computer (even at work!). Keep smiling and enjoy the race.
Jude and Doug xx
Jude and Doug, 10 Jan 2010 17:10 GMT

Team Boogie Woogie, Ole and Brian, you are doing a great job, I am so proud of you guys;-D Keep up the good work I am waiting for you in Antiqua
mette fagerlind, 10 Jan 2010 16:32 GMT

Phil & Skippy (vision of Cornwall)
Well done guys your progress is looking great. We are keeping a close eye on website. hope you are both ok.
lots of love nina & jules
Nina & Jules, 10 Jan 2010 16:27 GMT

Ole and Brian, Team Boogie Woogie....HAPPY BIRTHDAYS to you both on the 11th! The Danes and Halfdanes in North Carolina are cheering. Row, Vikings, row!
Frank og Merete Ahern,
Merete Ahern, 10 Jan 2010 16:23 GMT

Hey Vision of Cornwall, tis great to see you guys well back on track and making a damn good progress...........nice one!!! keep focused and keep your eyes on the prize.......sending out lots of positive thoughts and best wishes, lots of love emma xxx
emma, 10 Jan 2010 16:22 GMT

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