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 43 (Mon 15 Feb 1330 - Tue 16 Feb 1330)

16 Feb 2010 14:35 GMT

The start of week seven, day 43 was the best start to a week yet with a combined DMG of 1300nm, an indication that the crews are progressing nicely with an Easterly breeze. While the winds are not the strongest seen over the last 7 weeks, they are none the less contusive to rowing and will assist the crews towards Antigua.

Charlie Pitcher is now within touching distance of the final time zone change to -4 GMT, and with that will be within 10 degrees of the finish line. He is currently rowing just over a degree west each day, so could conceivably make land within a week.

Having recently celebrated both the halfway point and Valentines Day Charlie Marlow and Mathew Mackaness on Roberto Coin are now making a concerted effort to climb back up the leader board. Having held a podium position in the fleet and in class, they had seen their position fall to a low of 8th and 6th in fleet and class respectively. However, recent days progress has seen them pass a couple of crews and are now sitting a little over 100nm behind the leading pair.

Explore the women’s pair, having discovered a new orange jelly fish in the ocean – which turned out to be a Sainsbury’s plastic bag, will also be looking to push back up the leader board having dropped a few places in as many days.

The next few days of favourable conditions could see new boundaries in the DMG stakes. The current highest is a touch under 1500nm for a 24 hour period, but this could be eclipsed during the week as crews assert themselves towards the finish.

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