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Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Fellow bloggers, if you want to find out more about the ‘flying start’ then¬†check out the official Woodvale¬†Indian Ocean race website: www.indianoceanrowingrace09.com/news/¬†

What happens next ?
For those that are wondering……(apart from lots of rowing!)

If you want to follow all race teams progress then follow this link:  www.indianoceanrowingrace09.com/progress/

If you just want to follow Flying Ferkins progress then stick with the boys homepage map.

How is it going to work ?
From now on a few dedicated bloggers will be keeping this site posted¬†with Guy & Andrew’s progress. Comments really welcome,¬†everything so far has been inspirational and¬†has meant the world to the boys.

We will be keeping a watchful eye on the comments section.

We’ve heard that BBC Radio 1 covered the race in the¬†news this morning ? Yeehaaa - keep the publicity flowing !

¬†Wishing the boys a safe first night on board….

Tom out

Race day at last!

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

We woke to a brilliant day sun shine and no wind!¬† We said goodbye to our accommodation at Geraldton yacht club who have been a fantastic support.¬†¬†After¬†last minute tweeking of the steering and stowing away of supplies we headed off to the main beach where the race was to start.¬† Geraldton had done us proud and the beach was full of supporters.¬† Our family and friends were on board a boat to see us on our way courtesy of Peter Groom…………………..we have cleared land and are currently 10 miles off shore.¬† We are about to experience our first night aboard Flying Ferkins………………..watch this space for our next update.