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 68 (Fri 12 Mar 1330 - Sat 13 Mar 1330)

14 Mar 2010 19:40 GMT
At the conclusion of day 68 Roberto Coin completed the Atlantic Rowing Race 2009 to come 3rd in class and 5th overall. They finished just over 20nm ahead of Patience to secure there podium position. Patience are due to make land this evening.

Charlie Marlow and Mathew Mackaness are now reunited with their families and long suffering ‘wags' after an epic race, and a closely fought battle during the last few days with the crew of Patience, Nick Jackson and Jonathan Miller.

Patience moved to with 25nm of the finish line and should make land during the early hours of Sunday 13th March UTC and in doing so securing fourth place. Jonathan Miller ill have cause for double celebration today as not only should he complete the race with partner Nick Jackson but he also celebrates his 25th birthday today - perhaps a consolation for not coming third. However, nothing will match the elation of finally completing this epic event, and being able to celebrate part of his birthday on dry land and at sea will be a remarkable feeling.

Elsewhere crews managed to complete almost 1000nm of DMG, an average of almost 35nm. However as more crews make land, fewer and fewer miles will be completed.

Time is quickly running out for the crews of Explore and The Beech Boys, who need to make good 55nm and 60nm per day respectively to break the Women's pair GB record and the father/son record.

The forecast for the fleet suggests 10-15 knots of easterly winds for the coming days, with possible south easterly winds later in the week.

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