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 46 (Thu 18 Feb 1330 – Fri 19 Feb 1330)

19 Feb 2010 17:19 GMT

Crews repeated the 1100nm made good yesterday on day 46. While conditions are just about favourable many crews are struggling to make big distances as the wind just is not strong enough to help them along. Indeed, Jim Houlton and Paul Milnthorpe on the Reason Why have commented on how it feels like they are rowing through treacle.


Richard Hume on Red Arrow is also down with the distinct lack of progress made – especially after their great week last week. While there is a light following wind it seems any amount of effort is not enough to get the boat moving as it was.


However, it is not all bad on the fleet, with the crew of Mission Atlantic confirming they are in goods spirits, suffering with just the routine aches and pains at this point. Ole Elmer and Brian Olsen on Boogie Woogie declared that while there is a long way to go they are in a good frame of mind saying that, “While in a beautiful boat with good food and company it is not all bad.” Incidentally Boogie Woogie saw a small sailing boat yesterday, skippered by a German, but were unable to make contact due to a language barrier. Is this the same crew that saw James Ketchell the day before? Small world.


While the event is almost over for Charlie Pitcher, who is expected to make land within a week, the chasing crews behind are still battling for a podium position. QBE Insurance Challenger extended their small lead, but the pairs are all closing in on each other just behind. Expect more changes over the coming days.


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