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 66 (Wed 10 Mar 1330 - Thu 11 Mar 1330)

11 Mar 2010 13:42 GMT

The completion of day 66 saw crews make good 713.4nm, an average of 27.43 nm per crew. With 4 crews having completed the race, 26 still remain on the ocean, with 15 inside the last 500nm. However, the continued adverse weather that has affected the race throughout continues to do so, meaning crews are tantalisingly close to the finish, yet cannot make any sizeable gains towards Antigua.

Through today and most of the weekend crews could face either easterly or westerly winds depending on their position, however, wind speeds should be low enough - to the order of 5-10 knots, to allow crews to row throughout.

While the 3 class winners have been decided there are still some very close battles at sea. Not least between the fire fighting crews of Pendovey Swift and Spirit of MA - both hoping to become the first fire fighters to row across the Atlantic. For much of the race Mike Arnold and Simon Evans on Pendovey Swift have had the better of Neil Gyllenship and Dean Jagger, however over the last few days Neil and Dean have closed the gap, and there is now just 24nm between the two crews.

Yet again Dave Brooks managed to leave one of his cabin hatches open, and got yet another soaking - when will these ocean rowers learn.

Tom Heal on Heritage Explorer sounds slightly disappointed by his beard growth, having described it as that of an adolescent teenager rather than a mature, hardened sea farer. Elsewhere, James Ketchell having grown a very wholesome beard, managed to have a shave using a pair of kitchen scissors - and supporters will be glad to hear his before and after shots are available on his blog.



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