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 27 (Sat 30 Jan 1330 - Sun 31 Jan 1330)

31 Jan 2010 23:04 GMT

Fleet progress repeats itself for another day, with each crew losing an average of 4nm again. The continued bad weather has now severely hampered fleet record attempts, including that of Charlie Pitcher on JJ – the solo record of 42 days is now almost certainly out of reach.

Sarah Medland celebrated her birthday on board Mission Atlantic yesterday. While this will no doubt have been a tough birthday to endure, being so far south Mission Atlantic are missing the worst of the weather, having only drifted a few nautical miles south while on their para anchor.

The area of low pressure affecting the fleet is now moving East towards the Canary Islands. For the fleet leaders this means they will experience Northerly winds up to 20 knots. However, for the rest of the fleet, conditions will get worse before getting better. West South Westerly winds of up to 30 knots will continue to push crews back, but the forecast is still set to reverse through the next 48 hours. Winds will gradually die down through Monday and then reverse at some point Tuesday afternoon. At this point all crews should finally be able to bring in their para anchors and continue to row onto Antigua.

Meanwhile Britannia III moved to within 800nm of Bridgetown as the winds slowly swings round and will again assist them West before the end of Sunday. After the trials and tribulations of the last few days no doubt they will be grateful to have 20 knot easterly’s behind them for the next week.

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