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 48 (Sat 20 Feb 1330 – Sun 21 Feb 1330)

22 Feb 2010 09:56 GMT
The fleet struggle for a third successive day making just 900nm towards the finish, an average of just over 30nm each – a far cry from the 50nm average crews have managed before. With very light winds to the order 5 knots across much of the fleet, estimated dates of arrival are beginning to move that bit further away.


Joe Thompson enjoyed celebrating his 24th birthday at sea yesterday on board HCL Workforce 1, having continued to exceed the fleet average DMG and in doing so, climb a few places in the leader board and now lie 7th overall. They were also able to enjoy a little bit of fishing, though were less successful with the line than the oar.


In contrast Dave Brooks maybe struggling to cope with the current lack of mileage but he is on the other hand getting his recommended daily allowance of protein having had a lot of luck with the fishing line in recent weeks.


Leo Rosette, the American solo entrant has been biding his time towards the back of the fleet but continues to perform well and in the last 3 days has been closing mile by mile towards Roger Haines. With 150nm between them, and with both yet to reach half way there could well be an interesting race looming in the coming weeks.


Throughout the week ahead the forecast suggests stronger winds to the south while to the north will continue to have much lighter winds, with possible Westerlies at some higher latitudes. The waves will continue to come from the North West with a height of between 3 and 4 metres.

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