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


New start date

30 Dec 2009 13:53 GMT

Following a further weather delay, the race start date has now been confirmed as Monday 4th January 2010 at 1330hrs UT. By this time favourable wind speeds and direction will help the fleet off the coast of La Gomera and towards Antigua.

While the race is due to start nearly a month late, safety is the main priority for the fleet, especially during the first few days while all the competitiros are getting into their new routines. To get the most out of the situation the last thing anybody wants is to be going in the wrong direction. Now, hopefully these conditions will have passed, giving the fleet the best chance to make it to Antigua both safety and quickly - recalling those important speeds and daily milage targets for the record breaking attempts.

With just 4 days until the fleet leaves the shores of La Gomera, following an unexpected Christmas at home, all crews should now be well placed to push for those records and make a life changing trip to the Caribbean.

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