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 11 (Thu 14 Jan 1330 - Fri 15 Jan 1330)

17 Jan 2010 18:55 GMT

The news that Britannia III has altered course and is now heading for Barbados dominates the news off the fleet today. In short, the conditions for crossing to Barbados should increase the boats speed enough to threaten the current record. For more information on the change please see today’s press release on the news page of the web site.


For 5 consecutive days the fleet have exceeded 1200nm made good. Fleet activity is limited now as the crews are dispersing across the Atlantic but there are changes. Charlie Pitcher, who is now inside the race record for a solo boat, was superseded into first place by Karukera, while QBE Insurance Challenger continue to fall back onto the chasing pack.


Move of the day goes to Pendovey Swift who leapt past 3 crews through day 11 to climb up to 18th position and a mention must been made for Vision Of Cornwall for their continued ascension up the leader board, having climbed continuously for the last week. They now lie in 17th position.


Elsewhere, Explore are just 6nm behind the current British record for an all female pair and the father/son crew on Beech Boys Atlantic continue to gain 10nm per day on the current father/son record. From a high of 170nm, they now find themselves 120nm behind the record.

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