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 36 (Mon 08 Feb 1330 - Tue 09 Feb 1330)

10 Feb 2010 12:29 GMT

The fleet have repeated the success of yesterday with a DMG of almost 1400nm, almost 50nm per crew. The forecast suggests that crews will continue to benefit from Easterly winds for the next couple of days, though they will lighten off. However, Friday may see Southerly winds, before they turn and become Westerlies at approximately 10 knots over the weekend.

QBE Insurance Challenger now solely lead the pairs class and have amassed a lead of 14nm in the last 24 hours over Karukera, while Vivaldi and Patience successfully pass the halfway point. Elsewhere, Ocean Summit have gone into free fall over the past few days, losing 4 places in 5 days. While their mileage is still competitive, as the fleet is still closely packed position are changing all the time – the nine crews immediately in front of them should pass halfway in the next 2 days.

Now over 5 weeks into the race, unless some of the male contingent took a pocket mirror and new Gillette razor there could well be some unfamiliar faces at sea. Add to this the fact that, as has been confirmed in several blog entries over the past couple of days, all men seem to have ginger in their beards there could be one or two very different looking men amongst the fleet.

Finally, Britannia III moved another 72nm closer to Barbados and are now within 2 days of the finish line. At the end of day 36 they had just 138nm to the finish. This will mark the beginning of the end of the 2009 Atlantic Rowing Race with the first of the racing crews due to make land in Antigua in 2 weeks. Following that, crews should descend on the Caribbean island for a further 50 days having completed the World’s Toughest Rowing Race.

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