The Beech Boys have had the good news that Normans' daughter and James' Sister Lydia will now be able to join them in Antigua - A full Beech family reunion due very soon!
The Boogie Woogie boys are now back in good (ish) health after Ole scratching his eye so they are back in fine form trying to cope with the very high temperatures.
Team Heritage Explorer have decided that they would have a minute in the boxing ring with Mike Tyson or kiss Little Britain's Vicky Pollard if it meant they could have a bacon sandwich - Time to get these boys ashore we think!
Mel and Annie on Explore have now tasted their last drop of alcohol until the shores of Antigua - we think we may be seeing them sooner than first thought!....
Mission Atlantic's family have all meet up with each other in Antigua and are busy planning the landing party. The girls have struggled with the heat until recently but are now fighting the winds and the temperature to put in some impressive mileage towards their destination leaving them under 80 miles to finish at the end of day 74.
Spirit of MA boys Neil & Dean have made an incredible climb up the progress chart in the last 5 days which should see them make land over the weekend - Clearly being slightly illusive to the public eye has made them a bit James Bond with their tactics!
The unsung heroes onboard Limited Intelligence are the next crew due in, having racked up a remarkable 55 nm DMG in the last 24hours. A change in their situation early on in the race has not hindered their determination and resolve to get to the finish line.
Peter van Kets will be picking up 2nd place in the solo class in the next few days and will also achieve the first African to row solo across the Atlantic and the first African to row the Atlantic twice - What a man! Nyamezela and Pete are certainly living up to the meaning of the word - In isiXhosa it means "to strive or to persevere until the end". Enough said.
Statement of the week comes from Brian on Boogie Woogie "In my next challenge I will be in a position where I can look forward instead of backwards "........ We say "Next Challenge......?!"