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 40 (Fri 12 Feb 1330 - Sat 13 Feb 1330)

14 Feb 2010 11:18 GMT

Crews made just 400nm on day 40, not just the lowest of the week, but also the 7th lowest since the start of the race, remembering most crews were on para anchor during the first few days of the race, and the best part of a week a couple of weeks ago.


However, some crews are still making miles, with both Vision of Cornwall and Yorkshire Challenger topping 30nm for the 24 hour period. Red Arrow were close behind on 29nm, climbing another place overnight and cementing their positions as crew of the week.


Crews were required to take 90 days of food when they left La Gomera, and while they are scrutineered and asked to demonstrate how their food will both last 90 days and give them enough energy each day it is the crews decision to take enough, if they want to run the risk of running out of food it is ultimately down to them. Interesting then that Charlie Pitcher has declared he only has enough food to last until 26th February, just over 50 days after leaving La Gomera – no doubt a rogue wave found its way into a food store, rendering the food inedible.


Elsewhere crews continue to see wildlife with the Beech Boys crew, Red Arrow and James Ketchell all seeing whales in the last couple of days.


Finally, ocean rowing really is all about team work during all stages of the race. A crew who are well aware of this is that of HCL Workforce 1. They detail in their recent blog the first aid assistance given to crew mates those for those ‘hard to reach’ areas. Be sure to read their blog should you wish to know the full extent of their friendship.

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