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 19 (Fri 22 Jan 1330 - Sat 23 Jan 1330)

23 Jan 2010 17:38 GMT

Charlie Pitcher continues to extend his lead over the fleet, with Karukera leading the pairs class by 75nm. QBE Insurance Challenger, Roberto Coin and Patience lead the chasing pairs and are all jostling for 2nd position the class. In the fours class Vivaldi – the all female crew from France lead Mission Atlantic – the all female crew from Jersey by almost 140nm. However, with Mission Atlantic heading so far south they could be in a very strong position in the coming weeks.


The solo rowers continue to hold their own, with Peter Van Kets moving up another position in the last 24 hours to 8th. Furthermore, Charlie Pitchers current pace indicates he could break the current solo record of 42 days as well as the race record of 68 days.


Now almost three weeks into the race many crews will be looking to maximise their boat speed by venturing into the unknown depths of the Atlantic Ocean to clean and maintain the boats hull. Barnacle growth will now be a real threat to boat speed and crews will need to do all they can to minimise this.


Britannia III moved another 72nm closer to Barbados leaving 1326nm to the finish line at the conclusion of day 19. As it stands the progress page is continuing to report the Britannia III finishing distance to Antigua, which is an error. Woodvale Challenge Ltd are looking to resolve this as quickly and effectively as possible.


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