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 2 (Tue 5th Jan 1330 - Wed 6th Jan 1330)

07 Jan 2010 15:05 GMT

This year’s race has already seen a record broken. In the last 13 years of racing, there has always been a retirement in the first 2 days, but to date no crew has left the race. Perhaps it is possible to attribute this not only to the exceptional preparation of this years crews but also to the extended weather delay experienced prior to the eventual start, which, if required gave the crews extra time to finalise their boat and equipment.

Day 2 has seen the teams continue south, however they are now all caught in North Westerly winds. These winds are pushing the fleet South and East, which is resulting in the negative distances posted on the progress page today. The fleet was lead by JJ and QBE Insurance Challenger, but as you may expect at this early stage the fleet is so close that a crew’s position is really just a number. What is important is getting the boat in the best position to take advantage of the changing weather conditions.

If you navigate to the weather page of the site you can see the outlook for the next week. The immediate forecast suggests the fleet will receive North Westerly winds of up to 20 knots, with surface waves continuing to push crews East. However, in 24-36 hours the crews should be far enough south to allow them to make use of the North Easterly winds in the area currently south of them, pushing them towards Antigua.

Britannia III have continued to make great progress South and tomorrow should start to navigate West towards Antigua. Due to the low distance made good (DMG) across the first few days the crew now need an average DMG of 84nm a day to beat the current Atlantic Ocean record. But with the conditions turning to favour the crew in the coming days this target should be well within the crews limits.

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