Well done Mick & Lia in Dream maker - now get back to work Mick we miss you !
Kate Moore, 23 Mar 2010 13:01 GMT
So you boys decided to arrive upside down. Whatever blows yr hair back, thats cool. You now safe on land and deserve your victory. Congratulations on your awesome achievement. Enough is enough of all that tough stuff. Enjoy the comforts of delish food, cold lagers, serious shower & comfy beds xxx Tess (Nyamazela land)
Tess Mills, 23 Mar 2010 12:54 GMT
CONGRATULATIONS PAUL & JIM - THE ATLANTIC VETS ON REASON WHY!!!
HOPE YOU ARE RELAXING IN THE SUNSHINE ON YOUR FIRST DAY BACK ON DRY LAND :-)
Natalie Powell, 23 Mar 2010 12:54 GMT
E X P L O R E !!
* C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S *
kay, 23 Mar 2010 12:50 GMT
Looking forward to your stories of this fantastic adventure. All the best from the folks at Bupa what a sensational achievement !!!. / Andrew
Andrew Easton, 23 Mar 2010 12:34 GMT
Hurry up Will and Tom Mum and Dad are waiting for you. All the best Cherry
Cherry, 23 Mar 2010 12:32 GMT
Rich and Steve, No Fear: Just seen confirmation that you finished. Truly remarkable. Congratulations!
Andrew Edwards, 23 Mar 2010 12:07 GMT
Hi Beech Boys
So close to home now - what a fantastic achievement! Best wishes and prayers for the last leg.
The Ibison Family
Margaret Ibison, 23 Mar 2010 10:46 GMT
Congratulations to all crews who have finished, what an amazing achievement, enjoy the party. Seán & Tess, you are on the home stretch now, be strong and stay safe & keep her lit!!!
Love Brigid, Adrian, Seán, Rónan & Darragh xxxxx
The Lyons Clan, 23 Mar 2010 10:34 GMT
ONLY 39k TO GO YYYYYAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!
Just keep going that tiny bit more, think of cold beers, clean sheets, lots of amazing scoff and terra firma!!!!!!!
emma nettleton, 23 Mar 2010 10:06 GMT
Congrats to Racks and Jimmy - you guys make us all look seriously unambitious! Awesome stuff!
Phil Henson, 23 Mar 2010 09:59 GMT
Hey Beech Boys!!! Your'e motoring now or have you got Bubbles rowing to get there on time for her Wedding? !!
Keep up this amazing effort - we continue to will you on your way and pray for you both......
Take care Love Gill, Mike, Katie and hannah xx
Mike and Gill, 23 Mar 2010 09:48 GMT
Brilliant norman and James....59 and its 4 hours till 1 o'oclock........been super to see the miles dropping this last few days ...we are so pleased for you....know it can't be easy when you must be so weary but keep knocking the miles down and we trust the winds will do eveything to help you on your way........really well done ...not be long now.lots of love Glenda
glenda phillips, 23 Mar 2010 09:39 GMT
BeechBoys...Amazing!! The dot is sooo close! A different view from the ocean I'm sure! Thrive on anticipation, row on!
Vicky and Janet
Vicky, 23 Mar 2010 09:36 GMT
Brilliant progress in the last few days, keep it up and the beer will be flowing when you reach Port (not a word we mention here at Stock!)
We are all willing you on and each stroke is a stoke nearer the finish.
Enjoy your final leg - well done both of you.
W-W, 23 Mar 2010 09:30 GMT
Yorkshire Challenger, nearly there guys, row carefully - no drinking and paddling x sue x
sue, 23 Mar 2010 09:12 GMT
Message for Phil and Skip,
Just been mentioned oon the Chris Evans breakfast show on BBc radio 2 abut your dramatic finish.
Give them a call and you may get on the radio tomorow and do well for your charities.
Really weel done you guys as far as Im concerned you made it all the way..
guy litchfield, 23 Mar 2010 08:36 GMT
Pete, Kim & Hannah, Nyamezela is a great thing. Pete, did you have an outboard motor on the back for the last 24 hours, phew, the need for speed.
WELL DONE & CONGRATULATIONS,
When are you back in EL, will be there for Easter
carl reiche, cape town, 23 Mar 2010 08:35 GMT
You go away for a weekend and look whats happened.......
Amazing progress the last few days.
Not really sure I will know what to do when the green dot is finally becalmed !!
Look forward to your safe return
Woody, Sue, Billy, Joe and Daisy
Woody , 23 Mar 2010 08:30 GMT
Mel & Annie, can't wait to hear of your safe arrival, well done and thank you for the entertainment, its been amazing following your adventure......now dare we ask.....what next?
The Reads, 23 Mar 2010 08:08 GMT
Woo hoo beach boys!
janet and vicky, 23 Mar 2010 08:04 GMT
Congrats to all the boats that hav landed. Its party time, rest time & celebrations galore. Pete, again awesome & gruesome stuff. Who needs a good book when we got u guys & dolls keeping us captivated with such adventureous, scary, exciting & hair-raising stuff. Annie well done to you 2 chickens. No balls, lotsa brains....yebo gogo xxx enjoy the tales over many ales xxx Tess (Nyamazela land)
Tess Mills, 23 Mar 2010 08:03 GMT
James and Sam - some really impressive distances over the last few days and you're clawing back the distance on Yorkshire Challenger.
Keep it steady and keep it up - not a great deal further for you guys to go. The welcoming committee are getting things sorted - top of the list is a comfy bed followed by beer and food.
Best wishes for the rest of your journey, keep it going, you are doing brilliantly
Del - N. Lancing, 23 Mar 2010 07:28 GMT
well done mel & annie . . . . . Enjoy the beer & fresh food u deserve it :-) X
claire wilburn, 23 Mar 2010 07:28 GMT
Congratulations Simon and Mike! We have been following you the whole way! What a GREAT accomplishment!! Hope to hear more about it....are you ready to go again???? LOL... :)
Colin and Eileen Taylor, 23 Mar 2010 02:24 GMT
Hi Rob and Stu
keep going. great to see your progress. so fantastic to see the arrow pointing west. a wonderful effort. we are all routing for you.
love and God bless
Nigel et al
Nigel, Pat, Claire and Anna-Fleur Rawlinson, 23 Mar 2010 00:17 GMT
annie mel A BIG BIG WELL DONE 78days at sea if you had made 76 there is a memorable song 76 trombones in the big parade. 77 sunset strip was a old TV prog.quite appropriate [SUNSET STRIP] but 78 probably stands for [blisters on my arse] or 78 days before you stop aching. make the most of your time in antigua ENJOY love ya pete.
bristol balloon pete, 22 Mar 2010 23:54 GMT
Hi Annie and Mel. You must have landed now so CONGRATULATIONS. That's an AWESOME Effort. I SALUTE you! I think I've drunk a little too much Champers this evening but there'll be more on ice by the time you get here. You BRILLIANT BELLES of the Atlantic. WIOWEE!! Mike xx
MIKE, 22 Mar 2010 23:48 GMT
Great rowing the last few days, well done. You might not have achieved the record you wanted but you are heroes by the majority of Coniston folk,( a few still think you are crazy!) Only one person controls the weather and he obviously decided to test your patience being on para anchor for so many days. If you deduct those days I am sure you would have made the record. I hope your aches and pains are less painful.
The rain has returned to Coniston, so enjoy the sun while you can.
Keep up the good work , nearly there.
Kay Shepherd, 22 Mar 2010 23:25 GMT
Hi Beech Boys,
Great to see the fantastic progress over the last few days. Keep going, not long to go now. Hope you are both keeping well and focused, hope the aches and pains aren't to much of a distraction! Remember I can do everything through Him who gives me strength (Phil 4:13) and Finally be strong in the Lord and his mighty power. (Eph 6:10) Praying for a speedy finish, enjoy the last few days at sea.
The Roscamps, 22 Mar 2010 23:02 GMT
You might not be the quickest father & son combination to cross the Atlantic, but you are certainly the nicest!!!! I'm sure that must be some sort of record. Think you're doing an amazing job, keep it up!
Roz, Pat, Betz, Maeve & Mikey
Roz Callaghan, 22 Mar 2010 23:00 GMT
Superb rate of progress Beech Boys - you will be home in no time now. You have done amazingly well. Love from us all Taff and Karin and co.
Taff and Karin, 22 Mar 2010 22:50 GMT
congratulations what an incredible Feat Mochihchu
fred schofield, 22 Mar 2010 22:28 GMT
Oarsome Beach Buoys!
We are just a few of the many following your progress from a distance and thinking of you regularly. You northerners are defnitiely made of some tough stuff! We're with you all the way, and amazed at your positive attitude. GB. Apparently the end is nigh after all!
Dave & Rachel Smith, 22 Mar 2010 22:18 GMT
Come on fellas one more mile to go! Pull pull pull glory awaits!!!
Chris and laura, 22 Mar 2010 22:16 GMT
Sean, by the time you read this message, you will have less than 1000 miles to go. Incredible achievement so far. On the home stretch now.
john prendergast, 22 Mar 2010 21:32 GMT
hi dad love you lots keep up the hard work miss you lots!!!!!!!!
Daniel McGowan, 22 Mar 2010 21:27 GMT
Annie & Mel
Fantastic effort. Congratulations to both of you. Looking forward to hearing all your stories!
Chris, 22 Mar 2010 21:02 GMT
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU AWESOME PAIR. Now have some well earned beer and rest and we'll try and catch you tomorrow. All our Love Katie and Renaud. XX XX Oh! and Stephen. XX
Katie and Renaud, 22 Mar 2010 20:47 GMT
Uh-oh, it looks like I'm going to have to ramp up my miles. I fear that your head start on the season may be more than I can overcome.
Fortunately I have been bathing more than you.
I can't believe how CLOSE YOU ARE!!! Come on home!
Helen, 22 Mar 2010 20:39 GMT
LEO.... YOUR DOING GREAT!! YOU WILL BE BACK HOME TO DYSFUNCTION JUNCTION MARSHVEGAS SOON!!!! KEEP PULLING STAY SRTONG!! KEVIN N
Kevin N, 22 Mar 2010 20:03 GMT
Hello Stormin and James
Fantastic progress over the weekend, well done guys! We are continuing to enjoy watching your green dot, not too much longer now till you are on land. Keep going! Hope you keep concentration ok as you get towards the end. Looking forward to hearing wedding news!!! you make us laugh! xx
Mark, Rach, Tom, Matt and Dan, 22 Mar 2010 19:26 GMT
Vision Of Cornwall
Congratulations Skippy and phil what an acheivement all the family are very proud you, well done.
Uncle Bill and auntie Kath x
kathy cummings, 22 Mar 2010 19:16 GMT
Hi Leo, My parents just heard you on WBZ radio and were very impressed. We are all following your progress and hope all is well.
Capt. Don Corey, 22 Mar 2010 19:05 GMT
Chalky, how many smokes did you go through over the weekend? Congrats to all the teams who finished over the last few days!! Chris from HCL
Chris Brooks, 22 Mar 2010 19:04 GMT
Well done Phil and Skippy what a fantastic effort with just a little bit of excitement to top it off at the end.Glad you are both well!
The Rules, 22 Mar 2010 18:52 GMT
Keep going Sam and James. You've done amazingly so far and so very nearly there. Keep up the awesome work and stay safe!
George W-W, 22 Mar 2010 18:52 GMT
So glad that you're both safe after such an exciting (!!!) finish - way to go!!! Congratulations on your tremendous and courageous journey.
Love Chris & Karen xxx
Christine Chaplin, 22 Mar 2010 18:41 GMT
sooooo close it unbelievable, is mega exciting, keep it up right till the bitter end. so annoyed i cant be there but will try my best to get out there at some point. have been really busy, its been non stop.cant wait to speak to you and hear your voice!! x
emma nettleton, 22 Mar 2010 18:23 GMT
Congratulations and relief on your tremendous effort. Talk about making an entrance! Your families must be SOOOO pleased to see you both. Best wishes, Margaret.
Margaret, 22 Mar 2010 17:54 GMT
GO BEACH BOYS ATLANTIC!!!
Great progress. KEEP IT UP...
Jessica and the Blatter Family
Jessica Blatter, 22 Mar 2010 17:45 GMT
Annie & Mel,
Well done! Head to Johnny Coconat Restaurant and ask for Natale...refreshments await you!! An amazing achievement...
Duncan (Bristol Poly), 22 Mar 2010 17:31 GMT
Seeing I've just found this link to write messages, thought I'd better write something on this board before you both finish. Look forward to seeing you both safely back in the UK. And the big question is, did either of you get a James Cracknell!!
Stephen, 22 Mar 2010 17:24 GMT
WOW, what a busy weekend its been. LTD INTELLIGENCE, SPIRIT OF MA, MISSION ATLANTIC, PENDOVEY SWIFT, NYAMEZELA and VISION OF CORNWALL. Congratulations to you all on your amazing achievements, hope you have a great celebration!
The Ketchell family, 22 Mar 2010 17:14 GMT
Congratulations to you both such a great achievement. Enjoy your time in Antigua. May we suggest you take the plane next time.
Thomas George and Amanda Keay
Thomas George William and Amanda Keay, 22 Mar 2010 17:11 GMT
Phil & Skippy,
Huge congrats - not sure what i find more impressive the feat you have just undertaken or the number of full english breakfasts that i saw Phil eat this morning :-)
Jon G, 22 Mar 2010 16:51 GMT
so glad to hear you are both safe after your hairy arrival.cant wait to hear all about it.well done vission of cornwall dave and gran
doreenharvey, 22 Mar 2010 16:36 GMT
Congratulations Simon,Fantastic Achievement !!! love from Jackie and Lucas . Hope to see you soon xxx
Jackie Naylor, 22 Mar 2010 16:30 GMT
Congrats Skip! I heard that the rescue boat only found you because you were waving some yellow pants above your head...
Pete, 22 Mar 2010 16:20 GMT
BRILLIANT Achievement Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jason Northwood, 22 Mar 2010 16:18 GMT
To Adam and Jimmy -Spirit of Montanaro - well done on safe arrival....will open the bubbles!! George F
George F, 22 Mar 2010 15:57 GMT
VISION OF CORNWALL!!!!
Isn't it enough worrying about 76 days at sea in a tiny rowing boat.....then to hear of a CAPSIZE!! OMG!! He he he...Glad you're both ok..oohh the drama!! ;)
Well done you guys and heaps of respect to you.
NOW you can rest up and enjoy the party :) x
Nicky James and friends, 22 Mar 2010 15:48 GMT
Mike and Simon, suberb effort, well done!!
Have a well earned rest and see you soon. Can't wait to hear all the tales of life on the open seas!!
Damon & Emma, 22 Mar 2010 15:24 GMT
Steve & Richard No Fear - absolutely fantastic achievement - an experiience we will all remember x
Jax Wilson, 22 Mar 2010 14:51 GMT
Whooeee, are you a monster rower or is that a current in your pocket!
Great set of days. Whatever you are doing keep it up! Looking fantastic.
Mike R-B, 22 Mar 2010 14:44 GMT
Vission Of Cornwall
If you've not already finished you must be so close by now you'll smell the beer & dry land...
What a mad & amazing achievement, I've sailed it & have no intention of rowing it!
jenny petermann, 22 Mar 2010 14:21 GMT
Vision of Cornwall
So glad to see that you are safe and well. What a conclusion!! We were all taking notice, no need to create such a commotion!!! Seriously! had a bit of a scare but HUGE CONGRATS!!!
Love to you all.
Jill Chidg, 22 Mar 2010 14:17 GMT
Annie & Mel
Well you've nearly done it, fantastic!!! Heidi's at school and she can't wait to see you.
Love Sue & Heidi
sue, 22 Mar 2010 13:56 GMT
Hi Beech Boys, wow those miles are coming down now!! Well done you are so nearly there. Hope Joe and Bubbles are managing to contain their excitement!!
The Hodgsons x
Katie Hodgson, 22 Mar 2010 13:24 GMT
Congratulations Annie and Mel! A really impressive feat of endurance. Well done. I shall miss watching your progress - it has become addictive! Cheers from Tony and me.
TRISH, 22 Mar 2010 13:17 GMT
Pendovey Swift - Well done Mike and Simon. Like everyone else, cant wait to see the photos of you online. Have a good rest in Antigua, Nigel's ordering in extra stock for the cappuccino machine when you get back!
Jay, Nat and Daisy
Jay, Nat and Daisy, 22 Mar 2010 13:07 GMT
Luke & Macca !
We are so proud of you !!! You are doing brilliantly. The end is so close!!
love and hugs
Al & Luce xxxx
Alice & Luce Newman, 22 Mar 2010 12:56 GMT
Well done the team a great achievement, hope there was a pasty for you when you arrived.
Tim Light, 22 Mar 2010 12:37 GMT
Well done Mike and Simon, awesome achievement!
Catch you when you can back to work!
Voice of WM
Simon, 22 Mar 2010 11:51 GMT
Hi James and Sam - Boat Number 33. Excellent progress guys - really proud of you both. Can't wait to catch up and hear all about your journey. Keep going and think of the beer!!.
Love from everyone at Chestnut Tree xxx
Ali , 22 Mar 2010 11:33 GMT
VISION OF CORNWALL
YOU'RE CERTAINLY HITTING THE HEADLINES HERE IN CORNWALL GLAD TO HEAR YOU ARE OKAY AFTER YOUR MISHAP!!. CONGRATULATIONS ON REACHING ANTIGUA WELL DONE BOTH OF YOU. WE ARE ALL VERY PROUD OF YOU BOTH Lots of love Mum & Dave See you back in Cornwall soon
jackie cummings, 22 Mar 2010 11:30 GMT
Chris and Joe Boat No 53. Fantastic achievement guys 7th place. What stars you are. I cannot imagine how you are feeling at this moment but I am sure it must be a mixture of elation and relief -do you ever want to go near water again!!! We are all so very proud of you and can't wait to welcome you back and hear about your adventures. Let us know when you are home so we can catch up. For now I think you both deserve a nice cold beer. With love from everyone at Chestnut Tree House xx
Ali, 22 Mar 2010 11:29 GMT
Congratulations, Annie and Mel, what an accomplishment, savour every moment, can't wait to hear the story over dinner and a pint and perhaps some flaming sambuca! Rick and Landra your Canadian cheering squad.
Rick and Landra, 22 Mar 2010 11:26 GMT
WOW! By the time you read this you will be well down below the 300 mile mark. Fantastic! Praying that the winds are going in your direction but not at too hairy a speed! Looks like you could have a nice week in Antigua before having to fly home. Enjoy the wedding arrangements etc. Looking forward to seeing all the photos.Love & prayers xxxx
he Murrays (Coleraine), 22 Mar 2010 11:06 GMT
Great effort over the last week, keep it up and you may be able to snatch a couple more places.
Feeling hungry yet - food must almost be gone. I feel for you as the Burger King and KFC are getting a bit repetitive over in Blighty.
Push hard and the end is very very near - see you soon.
Jason Coles, 22 Mar 2010 11:01 GMT
Luke & Macca (Yorkshire Challenger) - another fantastic effort lads keep pushing forward you are closing the gap Antigua will soon be in sight - welome party waiting with a cold beer or ten!!! Steve n Paula xxx
steve & paula, 22 Mar 2010 11:01 GMT
Mike & Simon
Woop woop - you made it - and maybe you even beat your girls Mike! Like Mr Cobb, sooooo looking forward to seeing your bearded photos - wondering whether you'll have bright pink speedos like that other Guy! See you soon down Langland.
Sa, Si & Liv, 22 Mar 2010 10:57 GMT
Hi Norman & James - spoke to Lydia last night and first thing this morning - she is so excited - dont know how quickly you get to see these messages but she is now airborne !!
Just been talking to Christine travel HQ has been burning rubber with the logistics but so happy to see its all begining to fall into place. Almost there now well done so impressed with your achievements. TC Debx
Deb Weatherall, 22 Mar 2010 10:48 GMT
Congratulations to Team Insight from all of us at Choice! We look forward to getting you back in the comfort of the studio and telling us all about it...
Pete at Choice, 22 Mar 2010 10:47 GMT
Keep on rowing!
Which bus crossed the atlantic?
What did the Atlantic Ocean say to the pacific ocean?
Nothing it just waved!
What did the Atlantic Ocean say to the Indian Ocean?
Try and be more Pacific!
Keep smiling. :-)
Mark and Gem, 22 Mar 2010 10:46 GMT
Hiya Norman and James. Brilliant progress the last few days - we prayed for the wind in the right direction.
If you keep at this rate you should be back by Tuesday 30th - but then my maths was never that good!
What will we all do with our time when we dont have to check green dots?
Keep focussed and try and enjoy yor last week.
Thinking of you both lots
Alan and Glenda
Alan and Glenda Phillips, 22 Mar 2010 10:45 GMT
No Fear, Great effort guys and glad to see you have guided the little yellow boat safely across the atlantic. Your last couple of months have made stories that will last a lifetime. Enjoy!
Nick Histon (No Fear 2007), 22 Mar 2010 10:36 GMT
annie mel 7am this morning you covered 60 nm. the wind and tide are with you it must feel fantastic to cover that distance after all the hard and somewhat demoralising times you have had out in the ocean. land will now be in sight and you will be on shore later today. hope you get this message b4 the end. BIG BIG BIG CONGRATULATIONS 2 TRUE BRITS . love and best wishes pete and everyone else supporting you.
bristol balloon pete, 22 Mar 2010 10:22 GMT
24 miles to go - woo hoo, the final push!!! Amazing amazing achievement, we are so proud of you. Can't wait to see you soon.
Lots of love
Ans and Hunts, 22 Mar 2010 10:18 GMT
You are looking good, keep your spirits up and just do your best every day.
See you soon.
Jack Brosnahan, 22 Mar 2010 10:15 GMT
Hi Adam & Jimmy, by the time you read this you will be back on dry land - congratulations! What an achievement - nearly 80 days at sea with just each other and the fish for company. I can't wait to hear all about it & to have you home again Adam.
Lots of love Georgie xxxx
Georgie Stewart, 22 Mar 2010 09:53 GMT
Hi Norman & James - thinking of you both, getting more and more excited the nearer to the end you get!! Hope the aches and pains are manageable!! What muscles you'll both have after all this rowing! Keep it up - we're with you every row!! love Cathy
cathy, 22 Mar 2010 09:50 GMT
Just about to break the 300 miles to go barrier - well done - we are so proud and we dont really know you!!!!
Angela and Martin, 22 Mar 2010 09:49 GMT
Mel and Annie. I am awestruck by your achievements and so many congratulations! Kate
kate wyse, 22 Mar 2010 09:48 GMT
spirit of montanaro,hi lad`s hope you are well,by the time you get this message you will be at the end of a fantastic trip of a lifetime,all the memories will stay with you for the rest of your lives,stories that you can tell your grand children,enjoy the rest of your time before you get back to blighty a pint awaitsyou on your return, what are you going to do now ?a lap of honour? ,see you both soon,once again well done and best wishes .phil
phil collins , 22 Mar 2010 09:20 GMT
Hi Mel and Annie, Goodness knows how many beers, hot showers, clean sheets etc you have earned! Saying "Well done" does not do justice to your fantastic achievement but with an expletive added it might just provide due emphasis on your remareable voyage so F--ing Well Done!
Len and Wendy, 22 Mar 2010 09:19 GMT
Wow!!! Intense what an achievement. Living life to the fullest is the ultimate high!!! You probably have learned more about yourselves in the last couple of months than you could in a life time! Con grats to you both!!!
Mark Griesbach, 22 Mar 2010 09:16 GMT
Congratulations lads!! fantastic achievement!!
Andy Collis, 22 Mar 2010 08:52 GMT
Hi Melanie and Annie,very well done you are almost there. Such an amazing achievement. Congratualations; now all you have to do is learn to walk on land again! Looking foreward to seeing you when you return.
Love Earl and Hilary
[email protected], 22 Mar 2010 08:36 GMT
Congratulations by the time you get this message you should be back on dry land having a well deserved feast & a pint!!! All the best & well done again from all the Reynolds Family
Reynolds Clan, 22 Mar 2010 07:30 GMT