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

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Roger Haines Crosses the Finish line @ 20.22 UTC on the 6th April 2010

07 Apr 2010 13:01 BST

We are pleased to report that Roger Haines has safely made land with a crossing time of 92 days 6 hours and 52 minutes.

Roger has had an extraordinary journey to get to Antigua, aiming first for Mauritius! Roger & his rowing partner Tom Lee started the Indian Ocean Rowing Race in 2009 from Australia. Within less than 48 hours Roger was struck by a rogue wave in severe sea conditions, knocking him over the gunwhales and breaking a few of his ribs. Tom & Roger were then rescued and taken to the Abroylys Islands and flown back into land.

Not a pair to be put off by such drama and devastation, they decided to enter the Atlantic Rowing Race to try and eventually earn the well deserved title of "Ocean Rower". Unfortunately due to the race being postponed for more than 4 weeks, Tom was forced to return to work, unable to accompany Roger across the ocean.

Roger making the brave decision to row solo was not a suprise to his fellow supporters and with a very supporting & encouraging family he decided to go it alone.

On his row across the ocean Roger has developed an ocean rowing language. Just a few snippets "PIE - Port Intigrated Engine (Right Arm), SOT - Starboard Overdrive Turbo (Left Leg), SRE - Strategis Route Expert (Amanda, Roger's girlfriend) and TOM - Tactictal Operations Manager (Roger)

He has had the incredibly rare but we imagine exhilarating experience of dancing to the Jungle Book, pretending to be Baloo the Bear, mid ocean, naked..... Not really sure what to say after that!

Well Done Roger from everyone at Woodvale Challenge!!

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