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


News At Last!

10 Dec 2009 14:53 GMT

News At Last! 

Apologies to all supporters of our brilliant teams as we haven't been able to keep you as up to date as we would have liked – but here’s the latest news about what’s going on… 

The race start of the Atlantic Rowing Race 2009 has been further delayed due to forecast of adverse wind & weather conditions. It seems Mother Nature is not supporting the ocean rowing dream right now and is instead offering wind directions that could prevent the teams from leaving the Canary Islands safely.  

As race organisers, the Spanish authorities stipulate to us the maximum wind strength and type of conditions that the fleet is allowed to leave port. The conditions forecast are over and above the safe guidelines set by Woodvale Challenge and the Spanish Port Authorities, hence preventing the race from starting.   

To ensure all rowers have the best chance of getting out to sea safely, we have therefore postponed the start until Wednesday 16th December 2009, time to be confirmed.  

The website will now be being updated on a regular basis and more photos (not all good ones!) will be loaded as well - so you can all see what the teams have been up to in La Gomera!

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