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 86 (Tue 30 Mar 1330 - Wed 31 Mar 1330)

31 Mar 2010 16:53 BST

The Atlantic Rowing Race 2009, now 86 days old has just 5 crews left, after James Dennistoun and Sam Langmead on HOTW completed the race on Tuesday 30th March.


Of the crews that are left Roger Haines, the Indian Ocean veteran is the closest to the line, with a mere 150nm to the finish line, with Boogie Woogie, the last remaining pair’s crew at sea a further 120nm back.


The other remaining competitors of Leo Rosette, James Ketchell and Sean McGowan are 450nm, 610nm and 860nm away from the finish line respectively.


Roger was host to a shearwater seabird several days ago. After setting the ground rules he went into the cabin for a nights rest. Upon waking up he thought the bird had left, then as he stepped out of his cabin, Roger promptly stood in a ‘deposit’ left by the bird. Upon turning around Roger then saw the bird was still asleep on his cabin, where it remained for a further 3 hours, until leaving DiDi, but it continued to come back throughout the day. Roger has said that he won’t have time to clean the boat, so don’t be offended if any logos are covered in ‘deposits’.


Ole and Brian had a visit form the support yacht Aurora which they greatly enjoyed and the two of them remain in good spirits. They continue to see wildlife, including a marlin, hopefully it didn’t impale itself on their boat, like that of Limited Intelligence.


The forecast suggests winds will continue to come from the east and north east, but wind speed will fall over the next 36 hours to as little as 5 knots and then turn and come from the south and south west over the weekend.

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