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 41 (Sat 13 Feb 1330 - Sun 14 Feb 1330)

15 Feb 2010 13:59 GMT

Crews endured another tough day on the Atlantic Ocean having completed just 600nm on day 41.This is a mild improvement on the previous day, and a trend that should continue over coming days. The forecast is for light winds up to approximately 10 knots across the fleet for the next few days. Direction should generally be to the West although there are areas where wind will be more pronounced to the North and South.


Vivaldi (Rames Dames) continue to move well and, currently lie third in the progress table their highest position yet. Furthermore they are making big moves on the second placed crew of QBE Insurance Challenger and will be looking to overhaul the leading pair’s crew in the coming days.


Today has seen the crews deal with Valentines Day at sea – a time usually spent with a loved one. However, whilst it may be disappointing to endure this time alone, there will be one crew more upset than the rest – the crew of Red Arrow were hoping to get a FedEx drop with cards from adoring supporters. Sadly if rumours are to be believed, FedEx cannot reach the crews current position, and so they will have to go without this morale and ego boosting lift.


Today also sees the birthday of Fancois Lamy on Karukera. The crew have struggled over recent days with injury but look to be back on track, and will hope to challenge for the lead of the pairs class once again.


Tomorrow will see the conclusion of week 6 at sea and with it any hope of a class speed record (with the records for fours, pairs and solo at 36, 40 and 42 days respectively). However, as suggested previously there are many records still available, which will be discussed in tomorrows update.

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