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



23 Mar 2010 16:12 GMT

Stephen Coe and Richard Hoyland on boat No Fear completed the Atlantic Rowing Race 2009 on Monday 22nd March 2010. They crossed the finish line at 8:43 UTC giving them a race time of 76 days 5 hours and 13 minutes and with it secured 14th position overall and 10th in the pair's class.

During the first 2 weeks No Fear were right up at the front end of the fleet, but as the poor weather took hold across the Atlantic they gradually fell back into the middle of the chasing pack. They regularly reported the continued affect that the adverse weather was having on morale, but despite this continued on towards their goal.

Throughout the race they were fortunate enough to see fellow rowers and were in phone contact with others to regularly lift themselves and their competitors.

Just before making land in their final oceanic blog the two rowers paid tribute to all the help and support they have received from many people over the last 3 years and during the race itself. However, all the accolades must go the rowers themselves who for 76 days put themselves at the mercy of the Atlantic Ocean and ultimately came out winners. Well done Stephen and Richard and congratulations on your successful voyage.


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