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 38 (Wed 10 Feb 1330 - Thu 11 Feb 1330)

12 Feb 2010 09:11 GMT

Crews continue to move well despite the poor weather. Between them they covered 1200nm on day 38 the lowest total for 4 days, and as a fleet have completed over 34,000nm of the race. The ‘official’ half way point will be at 38,000nm (half of the total for all crews) which should be surpassed during the weekend.

 

Many crews are trying to make as much south as possible over the coming days with the weather turning and due to be at its worse over the weekend. Both solo competitors Peter Van Kets and Roger Haines have said that they are trying to make south – not because they are going to miss the bad weather – in an ocean rowing boat you simply cannot move fast enough to miss the bad weather, but you can do your best to avoid the worst, as they are.

 

While many crews pass halfway, 4 more on day 38, it can create both a positive and a negative emotion. While it means crews are now closer to the finish than the start, the realisation that you are only half way after so long at sea an be detrimental to a competitors psychological state, as Jim Houlton on The Reason Why suggests in their most recent blog.

 

Boogie Woogie win the award for visits at sea. Over the past couple of weeks, like many crews they have seen some incredible slights, wildlife and cargo, but they have also seen a number of other crews. Many of the crews have not seen another racing boat since the start of the race, yet it seems every week Boogie Woogie see a different competitor. In the last few days it was Heart Of The Warrior and a week or so ago Dave Brooks in Team Panasonic made an appearance.

 

Britannia III moved a further 46nm towards the finish line, they are however struggling with their position. They are now south of the finish line and trying immensely hard to make their north to get in today and finally end their crossing and be reunited with their loved ones.

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