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 6 (Sat 09 Jan 1330 - Sun 10 Jan 1330)

10 Jan 2010 19:46 GMT

Another great day for the fleet, with nearly 800nm made good – an average of nearly 30nm per crew. At some point today, the fleet will have rowed the equivalent of the race distance between them.


Yet again, when viewing the weather page the importance of boat position is vital. Throughout today the crews to the north of the fleet may well experience South Westerly winds, while the crews in the south of the fleet may have the opposite, North Easterly. This demonstrates the importance of boat position, and as stated yesterday, it really is a tactical battle now – it is no good trying to take the early advantage west when the winds may pick up and push you in the other direction.


As it stands QBE Insurance Challenger have made great progress overnight and this morning and now lead both the fleet and the pairs class by 12nm. Vivaldi lead Mission Atlantic in the fours class by 28nm and Charlie Pitcher continues to lead Dave Brooks and Peter Van Kets in the solo class by 39 and 53nm respectively.


The 3 crews of Peter Van Kets, Heritage Explorer and Vision of Cornwall are in a great position. They have continued to make great progress south where the prevailing winds are stronger and more predictable and will almost certainly not be caught out by the testing conditions to the north of the fleet.


Meanwhile, the crew of Britannia III completed 64nm yesterday and at 0500 hours this morning had 2324nm to the finish.

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