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


Week 12 Update

29 Mar 2010 16:44 BST

The Atlantic Rowing Race 2009 is now 12 weeks old, and there are just 7 crews of the 30 that started still at sea with an average of under 400nm to go. The last 7 ocean days saw 6 crews reach the finish line.


The next crew due to make land is Yorkshire Challenge, who at the close of day 84 were just 12nm from the finish line, and can be expected to make land during the early evening of Monday 29th March. Slightly further afield, HOTW were just over 60nm away, and should make land either late on Tuesday or early on Wednesday morning.


Several crews are seeing more and more birds as they near land, with Roger on Dream It Do It going pass an almost limitless supply of gold… seaweed apparently.


Ole and Brian on Boogie Woogie have 350nm to go, but look to only have enough food packs left until Friday. After this they plan to eat some of the food they have saved during the crossing, which is mainly soup! Furthermore Brian is hoping to take his sheepskin cover and blue bucket from the boat with him on the plane when travelling back to Denmark because he says toilet seats on planes are very uncomfortable.


The forecast for the next few days suggests that crews will continue to benefit from Easterly conditions, with wind speeds of between 10-15 knots. At some longitudes the winds may come from an east north east or north east direction, but will generally be below 10 knots. The long term forecast suggests potential southerly conditions at the end of the week, but this will hopefully alter as the week progresses.

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