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


Bonne année ma Lolo ! et bonne année à tout l'équipage ! santé, bonheur & cie, et surtout ramez bien mesdames...
Amélie 2R, 10 Jan 2010 15:59 GMT

Hi Tom and Will ! Great to see your progress and to read your blog. Amazing stuff. We will be following your journey with awe and amazement ! Totally snowed in here, best of luck to both of you from the Heath family x
Becca, Peter and the kids, 10 Jan 2010 15:54 GMT

Skippy & Phil
Great progress guys, keep it up, watching constantly. Op went well - singing again! Snowed in.
lots of love
Dad, Heather & Laura xxxx
Dad, Heather & Laura, 10 Jan 2010 15:41 GMT

Roberto Coin - wow! GREAT progress the last 48h. You are looking the biz. Please keep it up whatever you're doing. We're all watching you!!
John & Sue, 10 Jan 2010 15:24 GMT

Luke and Macca (Team jct600)

Hi guys, you are doing fab can't stop logging on to see how far you have got its becoming an obsession! Say hello to the dolphins for us, keep going lads YOU WILL DEFINATELY DO IT!! Steve & Paula
Paula & Steve, 10 Jan 2010 15:23 GMT

GO TEAM SPEEDO!! Go on Cap'n Ketch, keep it up fella, we're all really proud of you and right behind you. A big birthday hug for tomorrow mate. Stay safe. Helen x
Helen McCourty, 10 Jan 2010 15:22 GMT

Good morning guys from all of us in North Carolina.Hope the elements are in your favour today
and you continue to make good progress.
Keep safe,and enjoy your adventure.
Love Dad xxxx
Eric Gyllenship, 10 Jan 2010 15:02 GMT

Hi Sean,
Well done. Hope you had a good night and all is going well. The boys are now addicted to the progress reports, you have even superceded the X-Box, what an achievement never mind the Atlantic!!!
Love Brigid, Adrian, Sean, Ronan and Darragh.
The Lyons Clan, 10 Jan 2010 15:00 GMT

Hi Si & Mike, hope your both strong, missing you dearly, see you soon xxxxx
michelle, tommy and pops, 10 Jan 2010 14:55 GMT

Nous pensons à vous tout les jours et hier nous avons écouté les quatre saisons !
Vive Vivaldi !
Vive les filles !
Vive Laurence !

Hervé et Catherine de Briançon, 10 Jan 2010 14:36 GMT

Hi Simon & Mike, Keep it up good start must have worked off xmas booze by now! Good luck Paul Jones
Paul Jones, 10 Jan 2010 14:21 GMT

for HOTW, James et Sam

Bonne chance !!!!

Monique et Roland
monique, 10 Jan 2010 14:19 GMT

Linda, Britannia III

Exhausted watching the pale green dot night and day, can't imagine living on it though - and in the middle of the Atlantic!

Very proud of you, keep rowing strong and stay safe Xx
just me, 10 Jan 2010 13:52 GMT

Great to see the winds changed direction. Keep up your courage and strenght and read Mark 6:48-51. You're not on your own out there!! You're also in all our thoughts and prayers. All our love Mark, Elaine, Naomi, Nathanael & Caleb xxxx
Mark & Elaine East, 10 Jan 2010 13:43 GMT

Bored at home on a Sunday, bet you boys are having a quality time! Keep it up, we're all cheering you on. PS my triathalon training has already started Luke...
Ashley Toy, 10 Jan 2010 13:42 GMT

Wow Pete, doing well!! The voices you are hearing are all of us encouraging you along the way!! We are proud of you. Lots of love.
Gil & Sheilagh Hardy, 10 Jan 2010 13:37 GMT

Tom & Rich (Red arrow)

Tom - how the heck are you able to type accurate grammar and spelling in the Atlantic, I can't manage that on the Gatwick Express! You are doing great; I got a bit jealous for a second - just kidding!
Geoff & Shirley , 10 Jan 2010 13:14 GMT

Good Morning Mission Altantic – keep up the great work guys. We are following your progress every day and you are constantly in our thoughts. Keep Focused, Keep Strong and Keep Rowing. You have dropped a few places in the stakes, but its still early days yet, plenty of time to make up the positions.
Im so proud of all of you, keep looking after each other.

Take Care & Stay Safe
Lou xxxx

Louise Turmaine, 10 Jan 2010 13:00 GMT

Hi Dream Maker,
You are back in form making dreams.
Well done, Mick and Aurelia.
Love from
Mum and Dad xx
Elizabeth Ditton, 10 Jan 2010 12:52 GMT

Hello Linda and Brittania III,

Hope you're feeling fit and strong. I've had seasickness in sympathy for you! 24 hour vomitting!

Keep going. At least your avoiding all this snow.

See you soon.

Sian X
Sian, 10 Jan 2010 12:51 GMT

Hi Olli & James aboard QBE Insurance Challenge. Great performance overnight boys; we're all so proud of you. Stay strong and safe. All our love, Mum & Dad B. xxx
Edward & Susie Back, 10 Jan 2010 12:49 GMT

Keep going boys! We're all watching you daily from snow bound England, you're doing incedibly well - fantastic achievement! xxxxx
Rachel, Paul, Laura, Jemima & George, 10 Jan 2010 12:37 GMT

keep up the good work Charlie. Sally has just shown me your website. Very proud of you. Remember to give me your autograph when you come home! Marilyn x
marilyn, 10 Jan 2010 12:36 GMT

We are with you all te way James & Sam. What you are doing is absolutely awesome. Can't imagine what you are going through but you have our admiration and support. Keep the good spirits up
Love Pat, Derek & Tim and all the French classes in Tarring
Pat, 10 Jan 2010 12:23 GMT

Beech Boys Atlantic – keep up the great work guys. We are following your progress every day and you are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. Kids have built an enormous igloo in the garden today!. All our love, Warren, Jill, Daniel, Evannie, Lydia and Anna xx
Warren Birch, 10 Jan 2010 11:52 GMT

La terre est ronde, même si vous cherchez une mer plate...continuez on est derrière vous, même si c'est looiinn derrière...
Pierre et Béa, 10 Jan 2010 11:50 GMT

SPIRIT OF MA.. Keep it going Dean, your doing great, don`t forget to turn right at the next`s a straight road from there !! Good luck to you both
Steve Brooke, 10 Jan 2010 11:49 GMT

Hi Brittania III
Well done everyone you're going great guns. Following your progress daily and I'm really proud of you all. Keep it up and keep safe and well.Love to Lee
Mum and Dadxx
Sandra Fudge, 10 Jan 2010 11:39 GMT

Roberto Coin - You are doing great. Keep it up. Sorry you couldnt find a better crew, Matthew, but too late to change Charlie now.
Martin Miles, 10 Jan 2010 11:38 GMT

Supposed to be planning for next week in the classroom, but seem to keep hitting this website!!!
Making the turn and gaining places already - great news. Profitable pulling! X
jill chidg, 10 Jan 2010 11:28 GMT

Skippy & Phil - Vision of cornwall is 'A moving and a grooving'-
Great effort Boys, Loving the progess, wish I could see the suffering!, ha x
Daisy Duke, 10 Jan 2010 11:22 GMT

Well done first week down. All at table seven are behind you. Grow a mo for Mc Gowan is well under way and lots of funds for soweto are being extorted.
Remember keep it long and hard.
Tom Mc Gowan, 10 Jan 2010 11:21 GMT

Aunty Linda, Britannia III.

I am drawing you a picture of the land and the sea, love Douglas.

I am drawing you a map love Lawrence.

We have been playing in the snow today and with my Jellycat you gave me for Christmas, D.

I have got an Iron Man badge waiting for you on your return. A medal you could say.

Good luck and lots of love Douglas and Lawrence. xxx
Lawrence & Douglas, 10 Jan 2010 11:08 GMT

le Sud Ouest vous soutient, et vous encourage A+
nicole-dauna, 10 Jan 2010 10:58 GMT

No Fear Steve and Rich
Nurse Nessie and crew here sending lots of love hope you haven't resorted to the dried apricots yet!!!!! Molly thought the bird might be a Manx shearwater?? XXX
Ness Molly and Josh, 10 Jan 2010 10:51 GMT

Captain Ketch
Keep up the good work all the best the old harriet crew
harriet crew, 10 Jan 2010 10:43 GMT

jo, karen ,sarah and kiley on mission atlantic
you are all doing so well, your little blue dot is moving along in the midst of them all, No rush to come home its freezing, loads of ice and snow and I fell over this morning!!
you girls keep focused We are soooooooooooooooo proud of you all

loz, 10 Jan 2010 10:33 GMT

Great progress say hi from me to the next whale you see
LOL Mum & Dad Mac
Neal Macdonald, 10 Jan 2010 10:19 GMT

Neil and Deano! Looking good lads! Making exellent progress, hope you've settled into the routine now.. keep this up and you might both be slim by the end..well dean at least.. Well done!! Remember pain is your friend..

Ben Kirkpatrick, 10 Jan 2010 10:17 GMT

luke and alex team JCT600
good morning boys hope you have a really good day today , Take some amazing photos for us all if you can XXX LOL mum Dad Looby xx
karen grose, 10 Jan 2010 10:13 GMT

Bonjour Vivaldi 25,
C'est dimanche aujourd'hui et l'homme a besoin de repos. Sachez bien gérer ce temps de repos pour durer...
Your dot is still moving the right direction. It's great!!!!!
Hubert de Rancourt
e&h de Rancourt, 10 Jan 2010 10:09 GMT

Morning everyone. How well are you doing!!!! Keep it up and remember you are not missing anything back here.Fingers and everything else crossed. Keep safe and focus on the finish.
Jane and Mike Ward
James Britannia lll, 10 Jan 2010 09:39 GMT

Well done Beech Boys! Moving well again and in good position to take advantage of easterly winds soon. Hang on in through any periods of tiredness, sickness or even sicknees - you will come through!! Love from Bowleses
Taff and Karin, 10 Jan 2010 09:32 GMT

QBE - And you think you have it tough. Just about to embark on the cruelest race in the world. Dutch Eleven Cities skating race. 200km, dark, freezing, holes in the ice. Bridges at nose height. Frozen fingers and ears. On that basis things look pretty easy for you out there. Good rowing. Booroo
Booroo, 10 Jan 2010 09:28 GMT

Neil and all on Britannia III
Looks like you'e flying now. West is best! We're with you all the way. Smooth horizons and God's speed!
Much love Andrea & Jon
Andrea Robertson, 10 Jan 2010 09:17 GMT

Brooksey - team panosonic. Keep up the good work. Chucking it down with snow in Devon. Dave
Dave F & Family, 10 Jan 2010 09:15 GMT

Dean and Neil, Hope things are going well for you both, glad to see you have got going at last!! your not missing out on anything here, just been clearing snow on the airfield, make sure you get back in time for the Airshow, All the very best, Si.
simon sidebottom, 10 Jan 2010 09:13 GMT

Les vents suggèrent pour vous:
> Faire route à 180 jusqu'au 23°
> ensuite du 225 jusqu'au 18°
Puis attrapper l'autoroute en faisant du 270...
Facile à dire quand on est devant l'écran, même s'il neige dehors!
Bon courage
Jean-Luc, 10 Jan 2010 09:08 GMT

Dom, Paul and Andy, thinking of you at this time. Really pleased you are continuing!! Remember ..... Live the dream!!
Pam xx
pam Aitken Marsh, 10 Jan 2010 08:54 GMT

Great to see that dot moving in the right direction - well done guys ...we love you sooooo much!
Roast dinner waiting ...... Ma B x
Linda Barnes, 10 Jan 2010 08:07 GMT

PENDOVEY SWIFT, Hey guys, don't row too fast, you don't want to rush back home, it's freezing here. britain is in caose because tempretures have dropped below freezing.your better off sticking it out in the ocean and putting up with each others jokes
Ian Howells (BAZ), 10 Jan 2010 07:49 GMT

Hey Simon and Mike, keep up the hard work. according to the website your making good progress. we're following you all the way
Ian Howells (BAZ), 10 Jan 2010 07:42 GMT

The Beech Boys
Keep going lads, we are all following this and wearing the Buffs with pride in New Zealand. Cheers Dave Mc
dave mcnaught, 10 Jan 2010 06:55 GMT

To Team Insight.
So sorry to hear you are now just three and sorry for how Benjy must feel.
We hope everything now goes exactly how you want it and that your worst experience is behind you.
Keep safe.
Love from Oz
David, Jenny and Mary, 10 Jan 2010 05:14 GMT

Hi Ole,
We are with you all the way!!!!
Loving you and wishing you a great safe adventure!!!!
Cat and your whole Ashram Family.

Catharina Hedberg, 10 Jan 2010 05:05 GMT






E AND R :)
Ruth Van Kets, 10 Jan 2010 05:02 GMT

To all the crews, best of luck in reaching Antigua I am watching your progress daily. I can also feel your pain!! Keep those boats moving in the right direction and this will aid your sanity! Pete RFP Indian 09.
Pete Staples, 10 Jan 2010 03:44 GMT

Britania lll You are doing great! Peter Gadiot, many messages of support on the website, blog, etc. keep coming in for you. Lots of love
Rowing Against Slavery team

Rowing Against Slavery team, 10 Jan 2010 02:44 GMT

Cocorico! les deux équipages français en tête!!

Vous m'épatez! Ramez les filles! Rame Quitterie, ici tout le monde suit la course, et faites bien attention à vous! Maman/Sylvie
Sylvie Marque, 10 Jan 2010 01:44 GMT

to britannia lll
go guys go you can do it
from all the supporters of team jct600 xxx,
karen grose, 10 Jan 2010 00:41 GMT

team jct600 lucas and jackpot x lol
just been out for a few drinks on sat night walked home looking at plaeides I expect you can see it too, keep your spirits up thinking about you and willing you on every second of every day, love you mum dad gabby xx
karen grose, 10 Jan 2010 00:37 GMT

To Heart of the Warrior

James and Sam - you are a testament to courage, commitment and inner strength. I cannot comprehend the scale of the challenge you have taken on but it truly is phenominal and will be an inspiratation to thousands. For us who can only look on with admiration and await your incredible achievement in only a few more tough weeks which hopefully will quickly pass for you - Bon chance et bon courage - vous êtes tout les deux incroyable!!!
David Short, 10 Jan 2010 00:15 GMT

Hi Sean & Tess,
Heard you were on to home and all is well, excellent stuff, lets hope we have no more problems. Well done to you and all,and Team Insight. Once again, as they say in these parts "Keep her lit and drive her on!" Oíche mhaith.
Brigid, Adrian, Sean, Ronan and Darragh. xxxxx
The Lyons Clan, 10 Jan 2010 00:13 GMT


Dom, Paul and Andy
Thinking of you. Keep your chins up, Your strength and determination will keep you going.
were with you all the way.
love, Dale, Charlotte, Laura,Sophie and George xxxx
The Swain Family, 09 Jan 2010 23:55 GMT

To Paul and all the crew of Insight atlantic, so sorry to hear your news, so proud of you that your continuing on, good luck ,will be checking your progress ,and willing you safely across the ocean to Antiqua. Di x
Diane Williams, 09 Jan 2010 23:26 GMT

Andy, Paul & Dom on Team Insight

Gutted for Benjy and you all but stay strong for each other and keep up the terrific work. Your efforts remain a constant inspiration to us all back home.
Chris C, Vicky, Dan & Matt, 09 Jan 2010 23:09 GMT

stop going around in circles,and you will get there a lot quicker.glad you have located the epirb.a bucket is the best toilet ,forget the seat ,poofs,,,take youre time its freezing and snowing over here.pull hard girls were with you all the way !!!love us
paul trish, 09 Jan 2010 22:43 GMT

Hey BEECH BOYS! I can't believe you're finally on your way. Looking at the map you've done well already keep going.... All the best Helen x
Helen Rowley, 09 Jan 2010 22:30 GMT

To the Beechboys, Norman and James. Good luck, keep it up remember the Tortoise and the Hare. Fiona will be looking down on you. Love Kay, Don and Family
Don and Kay Shepherd, 09 Jan 2010 22:07 GMT

Hello Phil & Skippy - Well done keep on rowing - wishing I was there to shout at you for a bit - seen your route and it looks like you are penguin hunting, in this instance it not warmer the further south you go, but its still grim up north? Well done - see you soon. Love Treg
Treg, 09 Jan 2010 21:47 GMT

Big Man Ketch, hope it is all going well and glad to hear you are properly underway. Just spare a thought for us poor souls digging out our drives in the snow (i hate it now! haha). After today's exploits i reckon i know what your arms are going to feel like in a couple of months time. Stay safe mate and the gang all says hello. ps no operating with those dolphins eh! haha
Gareth Robertson, 09 Jan 2010 20:44 GMT

Britannia III. Great effort.
Hope all is going to plan, progress looks impressive on website. Nearly there now, just a few more centemeters on this map. Looking forward to seeing Aunty Linda soon.

Love Douglas & Lawrence.
Douglas & Lawrence, 09 Jan 2010 20:27 GMT

Hi Mike and Si in Pendovey Swift. Your hanging on in there with the rest of the pack.Keep it up lads.Hope your not sick of Toblerone just yet .I think Brittania 111 must have smuggled a 50 HP Mercury on board at the start.By the way the ARP's off the run again.
Mike Palmer, 09 Jan 2010 20:14 GMT

Hello Neil & Deano...Neil I've just read that licking blisters is an instant cure...Ask Deano.. see wot he thinks?..this may seem more attractive as the days go on !!!
Take extra care

Lov Jo & Andrea xxx
jo fox, 09 Jan 2010 19:57 GMT

Team Insight.

Hi Paul, Dom and Andy.

We're all think of you. Keep on rowing. Amy is still singing your song and now Holly has started to join in.

Keep safe.

Jo, Tony, Amy and Holly Panter, 09 Jan 2010 19:53 GMT

Vision of Cornwall.
Pulled some speed in the last 24 hrs. Great stuff, keep it up!
lots of love. X
Jill Chidg, 09 Jan 2010 19:44 GMT

Tom & Will, Awesome start guys, well done!! We're thinking of you all the time and following the web-site really closely - keep it going and look after those blisters!!! G, P, J, S & M xxxxx
Guy & Penny, 09 Jan 2010 19:32 GMT

Robert -Brittannia lll wishing you and the crew lots of success . (We met you at Tenerife airport) George and Hazel
George and Hazel, 09 Jan 2010 19:27 GMT

keep up with the group Leo, were with you
Rick Hamill, 09 Jan 2010 19:22 GMT

Mission Atlantic
Just read the updates on the Blog.Karen don't be to eager to come back! its flipping freezing and Jersey has come to a grinding halt due to SNOW. Following your progress, keep up the good work. Mum says hello to Sarah and hopes she is much warmer than her!
Take care and keep safe
Monique Travadon, 09 Jan 2010 19:16 GMT

Well done Sam & James, you are doing really well. Sarah and I are enjoying a cup of tea and a chocolate hobnob on the sofa...and are feeling slightly guilty/lazzy!!!

Keep up the good work and keep focused on that sunny beach in Antigua!
Marcus & Sarah, 09 Jan 2010 19:14 GMT

Hi Uncle Sean. We are snowed in in Tipperary. Watching you on mam's computer every day. U are doing very well. Love Ben and Zoe xxx
Ben & Zoe Jones in Nenagh, 09 Jan 2010 19:11 GMT

GINNY, 09 Jan 2010 19:08 GMT

Kære Lise og Allan
Vi tænker på jer hver dag og flytter den lille nål på verdenskortet. GO GO GO til I 2 brave danske vikinger og resten af holdet.
Kærligst Elin og drengene
Elin og drengene, 09 Jan 2010 19:08 GMT

For Vision of Cornwall.....
I'd like to come and give you a push! Grandma.
Florence Fordham, 09 Jan 2010 19:05 GMT

Hey Lucas and Macca, just saying hi to my boys and to say I love you both,
now rock up and get some more nm,s under your belts...
no not m&m's nm's xxx mum
karen grose, 09 Jan 2010 18:56 GMT

Charlie - forgot to address my last message to you by name!. We are in the grip of freezing temperatures here in the village of Box. Good to see your progress - we are thinking of you and Matthew.
Gordon Pownall
gordon pownall, 09 Jan 2010 18:55 GMT

Hi Luke and Alex on the Yorkshire Challenger,
Hope things are looking up after your difficult start with Alex's injury. Have you finished the oranges yet ?......

John and Wendy Knight

john and Wendy Knight, 09 Jan 2010 18:51 GMT

luke and macca - hope you're both feeling good today! pull hard on those oars, you're doing great. "ANTIGUA, HERE...WE...COME!!" lol. xxxxx
Claire O'Hanlon, 09 Jan 2010 18:44 GMT

Lee & crew of Brittannia lll your making brilliant progress. Keep up that pace and we'll see you in the record books soon. Stay safe and strong all of you. xoxox
Jackie & Andy Wilson, 09 Jan 2010 18:44 GMT

hiya phil and skippy, 5 days in eh!!! i hope you took some paw paw cream for your "gig arse"...............emma x
emma, 09 Jan 2010 18:32 GMT

Hello Vision of Cornwall, glad to hear the wind's come about and you're heading in the right direction! We're all addicted to the race website here in frosty Kernow which is keeping us indoors where it's warm! Thinking of you both all the time, hope you're finding the routines easy to keep and you're both eating and drinking lots?!! Come on boys, a few more big tens and your nearly there!?!
Rob, Vix & Eva, 09 Jan 2010 18:22 GMT

Hi Andrew and co-rowers on TEAM INSIGHT.

Keep up the good work, we're all thinking about you here in snowy Sheffield. You're probably getting better weather than us!
Best wishes, Chris.
Chris Mallinson, 09 Jan 2010 17:55 GMT

hi luke & mac hope your having a good weather day today wen the going gets tough you know the rest keep at lads.....steve&paula
steve&paula, 09 Jan 2010 17:42 GMT

Spirit of MA.... Well done boy's Keep it up, you are doing fantastic, Thanks for calling Mum.... good look

love Mark and Seth x
mark jagger, 09 Jan 2010 17:39 GMT

Britannia lll
Hi James, am presently in Gatwick airport waiting for my very delayed flight to India! Cant wait for some sun, hope your ok out there, thinking of you always.
Big Sis xxx
Emma Nettleton, 09 Jan 2010 17:20 GMT

GO: You BEECH BOYS Imagine its a little warmer where you are right now, keep up the fantastic "rythm" you doing OK.
Steve & Olive (Highcliffe), 09 Jan 2010 17:17 GMT

Hi Phil & Skippy,
Hope you are well, just got back from the pub, sorry, at least you are warm, it's freezing here. Take care.
Love Bernard & Ali xx
Bernard & Ali, 09 Jan 2010 17:10 GMT

HI MIke( Pendovey swift)

Alison told us how we can follow your progress we have been following you for the past 3 days good luck and keep it up

Thomas and George Keay (shrewsbury)
Thomas and George Keay, 09 Jan 2010 17:02 GMT

Hi dean
You will have a shock with me emailing you. First Time Ever!
Keep safe and strong, both of you.
I am very proud of you both.
If you get back before me wait for me before you throw the party. :)
Love from Mum xx
Carol , 09 Jan 2010 16:51 GMT

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