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


Day 81 (Thu 25 Mar 1330 - Fri 26 Mar 1330)

26 Mar 2010 17:04 GMT

A close battle is emerging as Ocean Summit lead the Beech boys by just 1 nm at the end of the 81st day and are within the last 100nm. Judging by their co-ordinates they could well be insight of each other. Both are looking to make land on Saturday afternoon.

Sean McGowan successful passed into the last 1000nm, and with it the remaining 9 crews have just 3500nm to go between them.

James Ketchell had a ‘chat’ with the captain of a super tanker a couple of days ago. He was probably a little concerned as a 300m long tanker was heading has way, containing the equivalent of 10 million barrels of oil, but when he explained what he was doing, the captain quickly steered to avoid him. The Beech Boys have said that they are looking forward to fresh pineapple, cheese burgers and salad when they make land in Antigua, saying that it will be nice not to have to boil water to cook a meal.

Crews will continue to have easterly and north easterly winds over the weekend with speeds of up to 15 knots, though could rise to 20 knots in certain areas.

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