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



01 Apr 2010 12:16 BST
Luke Grose and Alex Macdonald on Yorkshire Challenger crossed the finish line of the Atlantic Ocean rowing race 2009 on Monday 29th March and have an official finish time of 84 days, 2 hours and 52 minutes. They finished 16th in the pairs class and 21st overall.

Like most crews, Luke and Alex were looking to win the race, but an early injury to Alex meant that for an extended period at the start of the race Luke was rowing alone so naturally boat speed and distance made was limited. During an evening change over, Yorkshire Challenger was hit by a wave and Alex lost balance and fell, injuring his back.

By the time Alex was in a position to row they had lost too much ground to make up to the leading teams, but continued to impose themselves on the crews around them.

The two friends continued to row through the adverse conditions and upon making land were able to enjoy a cooked meal for the first time in nearly 3 months.

Congratulations Luke and Alex on your successful ocean crossing from all at Woodvale Challenge.

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