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 78

23 Mar 2010 13:03 GMT


Day 78 (Mon 22 Mar 1330 - Tue 23 Mar 1330)

Following a hectic 3 day period with 9 crews reaching Antigua there are now 11 crews still at sea. Dave Brooks is the next due in with 25nm to the finish, and with so many miles now between each crew there are not likely to be many changes of position, crews are now competing against themselves to finish as quickly as possible.

Indeed, the best example of this is Ole and Brian on Boogie Woogie. They have been enjoying themselves and haven't been too concerned with there time at sea, in fact rumour has it they were hoping to be on the podium for the ‘greatest time at sea' for the race. However, the bad tasting food has led them to increase their pace so they may make land quicker.

The Beech Boys have declared that although they will not get a father and son record, they will become the first British father and son team to row the Atlantic, and rightly point out that a first is always a first and can never be superseded.

The flying fish are still at it. Dave Brooks was happily rowing along but the familiar smell of fish led him to discover a foot long flying fish flapping behind him - having missed him when landing on the boat. James Ketchell however was not so lucky - getting hit square in the face by one, however fish wasn't on the menu that day so he generously put the fish back in the ocean.

The remaining crews will continue to have strong easterly and east north easterly winds and waves helping them along over the coming days.


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