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


Race start date now 29th December 2009

15 Dec 2009 10:37 GMT

Following this mornings weather meeting the race will now start on Tuesday 29th December 2009. All competitors must report to the Woodvale Challenge office no later than Sunday 27th December at 2:30pm.

As I am sure most of you are now aware, the Spanish authorities stipulate the conditions that crews can safely leave the Canary Islands. The conditions off shore and to the south west of the islands are over and above the guidlines set out by both the Spanish Port Authority and Woodvale Challenge Ltd. These conditions would indicate that crews would struggle to leave the islands safely given the current forecast.

This forecast is due to remain unchanged for the next 10 days, however, by 29th the condtions should reverse. Crews will not only be able to leave the island safely, but will also benefit from north eastly winds that will help push the crews towards Antigua and hopefully break some records along the way!

With all the administration complete for the race we can try and look forward to Christmas at home followed by a short stop in La Gomera before the start of the Atlantic Rowing Race 2009.


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