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


PRESS RELEASE : QBE Insurance Challenger Cross the Finish Line at 05.47 UTC

05 Mar 2010 14:34 GMT


QBE Insurance Challenger Wins the Pairs Class of the Atlantic Rowing Race 2009/10!

Woodvale Challenge Ltd can confirm that QBE Insurance Challenger have won the Atlantic Rowing Race 2009/2010 Pairs Class event

Also achieving a second overall in the race, James Croome & Oliver Back are said to be delighted & relieved!

After a constant battle against the winds and desperate decisions to go back onto to their Para anchor they have made land at an impressive time of 59 Days 16 Hours and 17 Minutes, achieving the much wanted sub 60 day crossing.  

James & Olli have both been very focused from the beginning of their campaign with the main goal and focus to win the race and what a fine job they have done of the pair's class.

Olli & James have certainly had their fair share of ups and downs, 100+ hours on Para anchor, then meeting with a pod of wild dolphins 500 miles away from land, deciding to down oar, mask & snorkel up and jump in - there isn't much that can beat that!

Well done James & Olli!!!

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