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

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Day 25 (Thu 28 Jan 1330 - Fri 29 Jan 1330)

30 Jan 2010 21:56 GMT

Crews suffered for a third day with conditions steadily worsening through the fleet. With most crews on para anchor the average loss per crew was another 3 nautical miles. The class leaders remain unchanged, and with all crews in the fleet in the same system few changes are expected over the weekend.

However, some crews are fairing slightly better than others, as local conditions alter. Yorkshire Challenger managed to make 10nm on the finish through day 25 yet the solo competitor of Roger Haines, just 1 degree west of Yorkshire Challenger lost 6nm.

Conditions are still forecast to remain unfavourable until late Tuesday with the winds continuing to come from the South East and the waves from the North. These conflicting conditions make for a bumpy ride that may invoke sea sickness for competitors again. As the weekend continues, the system will pass from west to east, with the crews most south and west able to progress sooner.

Britannia III continue to progress despite the tough conditions. The crew are struggling to make progress due to the Northerly winds currently in there region – opposing conditions to the rest of the racing fleet. While this means they don’t need to use the para anchor, it makes rowing extremely difficult with cross winds and unpredictable swell affecting the movement of the boat – resulting in missed rowing strokes, reducing the crews power, thus slowing the boat down. However, as the weather system moves west, Britannia III should steadily pick up pace and continue forward to Barbados.

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