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



17 Jan 2010 18:53 GMT

Following careful consideration the skipper and support crew for the Britannia III record attempt have decided to reroute the finish to Bridgetown, Barbados.


This decision was taken based on the current and future weather forecast for the route to Antigua. Throughout the record attempt Britannia III was expected to reach distances of 90-100nm each day. Thus far this has not been possible and while the weather has been favourable, it has not been as beneficial as hypothesised.


By diverting to Barbados, Britannia III will continue south to 16 30N where they should then benefit from the North Equatorial current as well as stronger trade winds that will then assist boat speed into Barbados.


Following the end of day 11 the crew need to row 1960nm to cross the finish line at Barbados. They have 22 days and 7 hours in which to reach the line and so must make good an average of 87nm per day.


May the record attempt continue.

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