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


Heritage Explorer and team Atlantic Row YT, Will Smith & Tom Heal are recognised as the youngest team to have crossed ANY ocean!

06 Apr 2010 16:48 BST
Will Smith & Tom Heal crossed the finish line of the Atlantic Ocean Rowing Race @ 13.49 on the 25th March 2010 making them the youngest pair to have rowed the Atlantic Ocean and indeed ANY ocean.

The records breakeing "Atlantic Row YT" beat the record held by Jamie Facer-Childs and James Thysse who rowed accross the Indian Ocean in 2009 onboard Southern Cross.

James & Jamie had a combined age of 16,123 days at the start of the Indian Ocean Rowing Race 2009 and Tom & Will had a combined age of 16,014 days at the start of the Atlantic Rowing Race 2009/10. A staggering 109 days difference!

Tom & Will were welcomed by a 140ft yacht, put on by their sponsors, Heritage Oil. She had both of their families onboad to shower them in champagne and congratulate them on their huge achievement.

Whilst rowing, Tom & Will entertained us all with blogs containing the thrill of surfing 13.5ft waves, they mourning of the loss of their 125lb fishing line (whilst attached to a fish with a javelin (?!!!)), meeting a pod of over 50 dolphins and coming face to face with 3 VERY large ships. One of these ship was 333ft long and had a draft of 24ft - Hertitage Explorer is only 23ft long! A close shave when the passed just 1/2 mile apart!

A massive Well Done to Tom & Will on achieving their 80 day crossing and ultimately acheiving the "YT" title in their team name - YOUNGEST TEAM!

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