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 16:21 GMT
The Atlantic Vets Cross the finish line @ 16.36 UTC on the 22nd March 2010

Jim Houlton & Paul Milnthorpe on board "The Reason Why" crossed the finish line with a crossing time of 77 days, 3 hours and 6 minutes.

The pair's team from Bristol were within 20 minutes of their local Bristol rivals Explore as they came over the finish line.

Jim & Paul have been very sociable during their row, being in contact by VHF with Ocean Summit & No Fear. They have also encountered a small pod of killer whales & also dolphins early on in their row.

Jim & Paul adopted a gruelling watch system of 1.5 hours on and 1.5 hours off. Although it took a while to get used to and a few incidents of sleeping on the oars they both got into the swing of things eventually making them successful, even if the weather wasn't at all helpful.

After frustrating conditions and unfavourable weather Paul & Jim have got their crossing and they know now "The Reason Why!"

Well Done Jim & Paul!


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