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 : Vivaldi (Rames Dames) cross the finish line at 18.04 UTC

10 Mar 2010 11:22 GMT

Vivaldi (Rames Dames) Win the Fours Class of the Atlantic Rowing Race 2009!

The Rames Dames crossed the finish line at 18.04 UTC on the 9th March 2009, giving them first place in the Atlantic Rowing Race 2009 Fours Class and a crossing time of 64 days, 4 hours and 34 minutes.

Rames Dames, consisting of Catherine, Laurence, Quitterie & Laurence entered the race to test their limits and boundaries. They are all endurance athletes, Catherine having trekked through Nepal and across the Sahara, Laurence DR having climbed Kilimanjaro & Mount Kenya, Quitterie was an officer in the French Navy & Laurence GC has trekked in Kazakhstan, Malaysia & Indonesia. Rowing the Atlantic is now another activity they can tick of the list!

The Rames Dames struggled with the heat of rowing the Atlantic daily and often compared their living and sleeping compartments to a Sauna that took ages to get out of because of the heat making them even more tired than they were when they got in.

They took particular care to look after themselves and each other, making no room for injury or medical problems. This is very important when rowing in a four, especially with the watch system that the French four set up.

They preferred rowing in the night due to better performance and more motivating conditions.

The hard work and attention to detail clearly paid off!

Congratulations Rames Dames!


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