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Day 6 - Keep the miles coming boys!

The boys continue to row hard and decided to get on the oars through out the night!¬† Real progress in terms of mileage. Support crew getting the hang of the best tactics for the long race. Worth listening to Absolute radio tomorrow as small chance the boys will get a ’shout out’ on Jo Russell show (10am - 1pm). Comments as always, greatly received!

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Tom out

20 Responses to “Day 6 - Keep the miles coming boys!”

  1. John Says:

    What a great day….great performance, really putting in the miles and closing down on the other pairs by the minute! Seem to be in a good position as well given the wind seems to be pushing them all north ….I bet they feel better for such a good day. Well done you two. Proud of you, yet again!

  2. Lina Says:

    what an amazing progress!!!!! Gerard is back again in Dongara, he might be stretching his eyes on the horizon. Following your track and Sarah’s is becoming very addictive, it is the first thing we do in the morning and last thing we do at night, we are loving it, but we always have a thought for your hard work and tremendous courage. Keep rowing hard, you are catching up!!!!!!!!

  3. John Says:

    Take a look at the latest update!!!!!!!!!
    All of a sudden they are neck and neck with the other two pairs!!
    Go for it you guys!

  4. JeremyChristey Says:

    overtaken them now…


    all over it

  5. suefish Says:

    We’ve been following you from the start, amazing progress and really well done. We think you’re doing fabulously and feel as proud of you both as if you were our own! Keep it up - remember there’s a whole host of us “mums & dads” back here who are willing you on and KNOW you will succeed and do amazing things.
    Sue & Geoff Fishbourne

  6. gypmoss Says:

    what a great 24 hours, great tactics, seems that 2 days feet up watching ipod has paid dividens ! Seems funny that others have rowed a lot further but not that much further on, or now behind ! Keep on with the great effort, all willing every stroke from you both…my arms are aching just thinking of it ! Good luck for the next 24 hours and can’t wait for the update…

  7. JeremyChristey Says:

    beware that the southern cross position data is currently 2 days old


  8. JeremyChristey Says:

    looking ok on doing time, however

  9. Pascoe Says:

    Cant believe their progress it is fab!! So so addictive, real hindrence on my uni work!!

  10. johnp Says:

    Southern Cross position is not 2 days old, it is 36 hours old (or thereabouts).

    They were ahead of Doing Time at a 4:00am update - compared to Doing Time update 2 hours later. Which suggests to me that they are probably something like 3 to 4 miles ahead.

    Glad they finally took the outboard motor out of its packaging! I was thinking that they would never get round to it.

  11. Cuthbert Says:

    Good day’s work lads - keep it up!

  12. xtina (guy's mum) Says:

    they were rowing
    they were rowing
    across the ocean late last night

    Ipods playing
    oars displaying
    1.75 knots

    keep it going
    keep it going
    we’re watching your rowing
    marked by an olive green dot!!


  13. JeremyChristey Says:


    have you been drinking ?!

  14. Tom W Says:

    Fantastic rowing boys. Awesome. Everyday I watch with so much respect.

    Keep it going legends.

    Tom, Kat, Amelia - x x X

    PS: fantastic to have mum & dad back home ! Mum’s been drinking a strong cup of English tea Jem !

  15. Craig Says:

    Boys-sounds like your smashing it out there! So glad you are alright,I guess it had something to do with Del’s ‘healing hands’ that’s cleared your sores Watts and got those miles done?! I’m heading to New York with Anna now, and I’m gonna preach your gospel stateside! No seriously,I am! Keep it up,I know you’ll be the best. Craig. P.S. ‘Mr Toad? I just don’t believe it! The toad is the ugliest of all the amphibians’ xx

  16. andrea newall Says:

    This is addictive stuff. Clive and I are checking out your progress daily and sharing it with all our friends. Always in our thoughts - love clive and andy

  17. Lina Says:

    Hi there, just got back from the farm……you are still doing some amazing progress……How is the weather out there? can see some cloud approaching ( from Google Earth weather) hope the wind is blowing in the right direction, keep smiling and ROWING!!!!!

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