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 58 (Tue 02 Mar 1330 - Wed 03 Mar 1330)

03 Mar 2010 20:41 GMT

Another great day of rowing for the fleet, with all crews rapidly moving towards Antigua. A total of over 1200nm made good with QBE Insurance Challenger top scoring with 65nm. They are now just 103nm from the finish, and based on current progress will make land on Friday 5th March and with it win the pair’s class.


Karukera look to have secured second place, being a further 110nm back, but third place in the pairs class is still an open battle between Roberto Coin and Patience. Just 45nm separate the 2 crews from the finish, but with Roberto Coin 60nm north of Patience, should any adverse weather hit the fleet in their final few days then this lead could be absorbed very quickly.


The fours class is all but over with Vivaldi (Rames Dames) leading Mission Atlantic by 400nm, with just 290nm between themselves and English Harbour, Antigua.


Peter Van Kets continues to lead the remaining solo competitors. However, Dave Brooks is just under 100nm behind and with over 700nm to the finish there is still a lot of racing in the solo class.


The Beech Boys crew, now moving at good speed will continue to harbour hopes of eclipsing the current father/son record of 78 days. To beat this, the Beech Boys have to complete the race within 20 days, so with 940nm to go, they must cover an average of 47nm per day to claim the record.


As for the girls on Explore, to get a new GB record they must complete the race within 17 days. So with 730nm to go, they must average 43nm per day.


Encouragingly, Red Arrow went through their food and have 2 weeks of ‘really nice food’ and on top of this a further 35 days food they hope not to need. Furthermore, when in the ocean Richard did try to touch the bottom, but as it turns out the Atlantic really is as deep as they say.

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