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



22 Mar 2010 13:13 GMT

Pete Van Kets has completed the Atlantic Ocean Rowing Race 2009 having crossed the finish line at 1330 hrs UTC on Sunday 21st March with a race time of 76 days exactly. He becomes the 2nd solo class competitor to finish, and 13th overall.

As Pete rowed in a crowd of approximately 100 people gathered waving South African flags and cheering. Many were wearing Peter Van Kets branded t-shirts too. Many competitors that had already completed this epic adventure came out to watch Pete in.

Having made land with a champagne reception, Pete was reunited with his wife Kim and daughter Hannah and sat down to a hearty English breakfast.

This is now the 2nd race that Pete has entered and completed having won the pairs class back in 2007, and he is the first South African to have completed both the solo and pairs events - a truly historic day. What next for the brave South African?



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