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 : Karukera Crosses the Finish line!

09 Mar 2010 12:03 GMT

Karukera Cross the Finish Line @ 23.04 UTC! 

We are pleased to announce that Francois Lamy & Benoit Dusser, onboard Karukera have crossed the finish line at 23.04 UTC and made it safely onto dry land.  

A crossing time of 63 days, 9hours and 34 minutes gives them 2nd place in the pairs class and 3rd over all in the Atlantic Rowing Race 2009.

 Francois & Benoit devoted a lot of their time & effort into precise navigation. Making this an exact science can save the rowers a lot of nautical miles, and this proves it works!  

They also used their flexible solar panels well to obtain as much power as possible and kept Karukera in “Ship Shape” (!) to make the day to day rowing and life onboard very efficient and enabling them to concentrate on keeping the boat moving at all times.  

They too had their fair share of being on Para anchor and endured a storm that lost them some kit (Including their shaving equipment!) but still managed to make enough time to enjoy the calm seas and have a swim in the deep Atlantic.  

Bravo Francois & Benoit!

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