Team C2 Visitors Book

 

 

From: Ian the Bucket  

February 5 2006
Hey, I know how to sort out which double came first. Call it a draw a do a re-row!!!


From: Des..............Des from scullers,   

February 3 2006
Clint, so this is what you've been doing since you were in my crews at 'scullers, i wondered what had happened to you. well done, just shows all those long outings on the tideway prepared you for something.


From: Julian Ormerod  

February 2 2006
Chris, well done mate absolutely fantastic achievement. Looking at your picture from the boat looked strangely familiar, although fortunately your were dressed then. Cheers Julian.


From: Jo Uttley  

January 31 2006
Clint, you were meant to take me out for lunch last Friday and I wondered why I never heard any further confirmation details! Really proud of the two of you. Congratualtions. What an amazing achievement


From: Howard Mackenzie  

January 31 2006
Congratulations to you from all at Bewl - a magnificent achievment!! Kind regards Howard

 

From: Penny Cuthbert   

January 27 2006
I have been tracking you all the way. Must be something to do with your boats paint job- I love it!

 

 

From: James Reid  

January 27 2006
Congratulations on making it home guys. The race has really captured my imagination and I have thoroughly enjoyed the dispatches posted on this site. Wish I was in Antigua so I could salute your success and buy you a beer.

 

From: Ben, London  

January 27 2006
Hi Guys - what a fantastic achievement! Although i didn't know it at the time; I was sat opposite Clint on a train the other day and i must confess to secretely listening in on his conversation about the adventures he'd gone through! It really is an awesome challenge to have overcome. Hope the recovery is going well! B.


From: Sophie B  

January 26 2006
I love the site it is lovely i am just suggesting that the pictures are a bit blury otherwise its fantastic!!!!! congrats!!!!!!!


From: Jenny Radcliffe & Owen Williams  

January 26 2006
CONGRATULATIONS!
Big ocean but small world, nice to see you standing unaided at the airport - sorry we didn't chat more on the flight, we thought you could do with the rest!

Jenny & Owen

 

 

From: Tom.C  

January 25 2006
Hey Folks,

Just got back from Australia. I'm afraid E2- at the State Pannant Regatta out there does not really compare to your achievements. Been great to catch up on your journey. Biceps looking good!

Looking forward to seeing you on your return to the TW/Molesey massive.

TC

 

 

From: BEV STEEL  

January 24 2006
CONGRATULATIONS! WHAT A FANTASTIC ACHIEVEMENT. I BET IT'S GREAT TO BE BACK ON DRY LAND AT LAST.

 


From: Tom  

January 24 2006
What, you mean you're not rowing back? Well done to both of you on your herculean achievements.


From: Mark Wood  

January 24 2006
What a fantastic achievement we followed youn all the way and are now envious of your waistlines!! We are proud to have been able to sponsor you .




From: Miriam  

January 24 2006
Hi Chris Congratulations!!! this is a wonderful website and I am really fascinated by your rowing skills. Sophie is a friend of mines and has similar interests and hobbies in rowing. Good Luck in the fuuture.

 

 

From: Matt Williams  

January 23 2006
Nothing but admiration truly astonishing achivement


From: Pam Evans  

January 23 2006
How fantastic - what an awesome achievement.
All my congratulations.
Pam



From: Linda Pickering  

January 23 2006
I met Chris, Clint and Helena Saturday morning, Jan 23 in Antgua as they were unloading their boat. I admire you greatly - and am STILL flabbergasted at the thought that you accomplished such an amazing feat! Cheers!

 


From: Gaynor, Paul, Robert and Edward  

January 23 2006
Absolutely fantastic effort!! Well done to you both!! Donation on its way (oops!). Have a great party!

 

 

From: Deborah Battisson  

January 23 2006
Hi Chris,
Congratulations on your amazing achievement! Glad to hear you are on dry land safe & sound.
Cheers
Deborah



From: simon matanle  

January 23 2006
hey Clint - just found out about this. Bloody well done - very very impressed. And happy new year!


From: Anne Groves  

January 23 2006
Congratulations - this is a stunning achievement, so pleased you've done it and got there safely.
Anne



From: Diane from Guernsey  

January 23 2006
What an incredible achievement. Congratulations. You are a real inspiration.


From: Amanda Jenkins  

January 23 2006
Fantastic news, what an achievement - congratulations!


From: Natalie   

January 23 2006
Well done you two!!! What a great acheivement. I don't know you personally but just wanted to drop you a message to say how what an inspiration you are.


From: Wendy Miller  

January 23 2006
Congratulations- what a great achievemenT !


From: david harkness  

January 23 2006
Fantastic achievement. I cannot tell you how impressed I am. Regards. David


From: Marian (from the gym)  

January 22 2006
Congratulations on completing such a massive task! What an inspiration! Bet you can't wait for some decent food! :)

Look forward to seeing you when you get back. Well Done! x

 

 

From: Caroline Haines  

January 22 2006
Brilliant, brilliant, effort guys. Congratulations on an ocean well rowed! (And this from a Row4Life friend and supporter!) Clint, think you must be from my neck of the woods - I'm in Claygate just up the road from Molesey. Happy to buy you a drink in one of the Hampton Court pubs any time when you get back. Hope you have a well-deserved rest and can start loading up the calories again!

 


From: Becky Hampson  

January 22 2006
Hi guys, i'm a friend of Sophie's from UBBC. Just wanted to say congratulations!Have been watching your progress. Amazing achievement!!


From: Ed & Kat Crosse  

January 22 2006
Unbelievable achievement guys! Well done - a total inspiration! So glad you have made it through safely. Really looking forward to celebrating when you get back!

 

 

From: john pitchford  

January 22 2006
Mine must have been one of the messages that got lost. So here it is again: warmest congratulations on a sensational achievement. Well done to the whole team, but mostly C2 . JP


From: c.wynne3@btinternet.com  

January 22 2006
Congratulations on a fantastic achievement. Fox Subaru & Citroen are proud to be associated with your success.

Chris Wynne

 

From: Gerry O'Sullivan  

January 21 2006
Great job! see you at FISA 2006!
Gerry - Minneapolis Rowing Club



From: Mike Gilpin  

January 21 2006
Chris & Clint - congratulations on a truly awesome achievment. I can only imagine how you felt as you approached the final stretch, other than totally knackered of course. Now the journey is over I hear CC are planning to downgrade their Internet bandwidth again and get some work done. We've been watching you all the way! Well done.


From: Julie  

January 21 2006
congratulations, abolutely awesome achievement. Wishing you a happy family reunion and spectacular celebrations.


From: Brooke & Dave  

January 21 2006
Congratulations to you both. Not sure what all us followers are going to do to break up the work day - perhaps you could continue the site with a follow up diary?! as you now have an avid fan club you can't disappoint. Really well done and looking forward to catching up on your return. Enjoy a few days rest you certainly deserve it.


From: Peter Reeves  

January 21 2006
Fabulous effort, well done. After a 90 minute outing on Bewl I feel knackered. I hate to think how you feel after 51 days!


From: Colin  

January 21 2006
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From: Colin  

January 21 2006
What a fantastic achievement.Good to talk to you so soon after your arrival.
The home-made

 

 

From: Richard Jones  

January 21 2006
Congratulations Chris and Clint, what a fantastic effort. It must feel very strange to have your feet on dry land. Are you still on speaking terms?


From: Richard  

January 21 2006
Congratulations. So glad you made it safely.


From: Liz Johnson  

January 21 2006
Very well done, glad you are both safe as I know Sue and all your family will be too. Amazing achievement. I have enjoyed following your progress. Thanks.


From: Karon   

January 20 2006
Delighted to see you home safely - and looking forward to piccies of wecoming cowmittee! Well done guys.


From: woolfie  

January 20 2006
finally:
ďIt is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the endĒ



From: woolfie  

January 20 2006
chapter 2 came and went; congratulations on the row and finish position.


From: Kit Johnson  

January 20 2006
Well done both of you. Have been following your progress, and its an amazing achievement to have finished. My daughter, Phoebe, was born last Friday (the 13th, no less). She has an outfit that looks just like your boat, but merrily without the CC logo. . .


From: Stan  

January 20 2006
Well done - you may be mad but you are a pair of heroes.
A row past at the World championships on the TV is called for.
Sleep well!



From: Jane Goldsmith  

January 20 2006
Brilliant! Well done! Hope you have kept your sanity! Look forward to seeing you back at the madhouse!


From: Spike  

January 20 2006
Well done chaps - superb effort - I look forward to hearing all about it over a cold beer


From: Laurence Porter  

January 20 2006
Many, many congratulations !! Enjoy being back on dry land, amongst your friends and families and celebrating.

Well done !!



From: Christopher Columbus  

January 20 2006
Been there, done that.


From: Eddie Obeng  

January 20 2006
Congratulations! Amazing - it's been very exciting

Very very well done - I'll make sure that there's a nice cold buttle of bubbly awaiting your return



From: Peter Skov  

January 20 2006
Congratulations from Denmark, I had follow your rowing, fantastic !!!


From: Steve & Sarah   

January 20 2006
Well done and congratulationto the both of you its been a plesure watching your procress a cross the Atlantic what a great achievement. We both are looking farward to seeing you when you get back. Best wishes love Sarah & Steve.


From: Peggy Teagle Ottawa Canada  

January 20 2006
Loved your web site. Open, honest and humourous. My neice Tory is on Christina. They have quite far to go but are determined to make it. Every day they are that much closer to making it and it uplifts the spirit every time a team finishes. So congrats and thanks so much for the entertainment. What a great team.


From: Barbara Ford  

January 20 2006
Congratulations to both of you - a tremendous achievement. Book? I'm looking forward to the film.



From: Louise Hamlin  

January 20 2006
Chris and Clint--

Just to let you know that you have several fans out here at the space agency. I have been following your site since August and figure if you can make it, I can too ! As a lapsed college rower, I've contacted my local row club, started taking my sea kayak out, and gotten the 2007 race entry from Woodvale. Thanks for kickstarting my interest !!
Louise Hamlin, outer planets mission architect, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.



From: Rebecca Matts  

January 20 2006
Well done on such an amazing achievement - a fantastic result.
Rebecca.



From: Farrell Mossop  

January 20 2006
Well done chaps , respect from the Hurst Park Hooligans.
ps I have just looked at the News and there is a whale in the Tideway!



From: Sally, Paul and James  

January 20 2006
Many, many congratulations. A stunning achievement.

 

From: Simon Parsons  

January 20 2006
Amazing effort, very well done. Bewl still only 36% full so not quite as deep as where you have been floating over !

Look forward to seeing a few photos in due course ?



From: Frances Green  

January 20 2006
Well done! My guess on the Race Duration Sweepstake was thankfully days out. Look forward to pestering you on your return for a follow-up story in C magazine.


From: Joanne from The Lawyer  

January 20 2006
Many congratulations to both of you, it's an awesome if crazy achievement. Send me a picture of the beards and I'll see if we can't do a follow-up Tulkinghorn piece - so long as they're as impressive as the celebs'!


From: Serena  

January 20 2006
What stars you are! Many congratulations

 

From: Graham Faultless  

January 20 2006
Glad you are now on dry land. The Pretty Boys (well, relatively - and certainly at the moment given your current state!) will do our best to keep it level this summer so you can hoof it along in the middle part of the race. We will obviously be looking good for the cameras at the finish. Fantastic achievement. Have a day off.

 

From: Colette Mullings  

January 20 2006
FANTASTIC ACHIEVEMENT GUYS! Very well done. I and I'm sure everyone at CC and everyone who knows you are so proud of what you have done.

Look forward to seeing you both real soon!

Colette
x



From: Caroline McFadzean  

January 20 2006
Many congratulations to Team C2! Enjoy those cold beers and hot showers!


From: Eric and Lisa Froggatt  

January 20 2006
Fantastic Achievement. Well Done!! Can't wait to hear about it over some beers. (Say Hi to Mayabrit if you see them).


From: Rosie Lynn-Jones  

January 20 2006
Absolutely amazing. Well done!


From: Cathy Jones  

January 20 2006
a phenomenal achievement. We'll allow your hands to heal, Chris, before asking you to start signing CAFs again! Congratulations to you both. Enjoy the beers!


From: Mike Sullivan  

January 20 2006
Pull harder chaps, I'm wearing my index finger out trying to get the news from the web site. Heave Ho hearty lads


From: Michael Silcock  

January 20 2006
I am truly in awe at what you have achieved. Believe it or not so many people have been living your 'adventure' over the past two months and we have all felt your ups, downs and close shaves. Now I think that we should be celebrating your success. Congratulations to you both and suggest that you drink your body weight in beer before deciding that the pacific ocean is next!


From: Nick Fitz-Gerald  

January 20 2006
Fantastic effort, an inspiration to us all


From: Emilie  

January 20 2006
Well done guys, that's truly amazing and a remarkable achievement! But what on earth are you doing in Antigua when we have a whale swimming past the House of Parliament in London; You're missing all the action! Perhaps next time you can just row across the Thames!


From: June Sebley  

January 20 2006
Well done - you made it! Just make sure you get as much media coverage as those 'boys'! Enjoy the dry land!


From: Minali  

January 20 2006
You've done it - well done, truely amazing!!!
xx



From: Sherry Cuthbertson  

January 20 2006
Jolly well done chaps. Can't wait to hear all about it. The whole of the second floor here at CW have been rowing with you both!! Sherry


From: Alison Price  

January 20 2006
An amazing achievement. Inspiring as to what can be done with enough dedication and determination. Many congratulations.


From: Julie Terney  

January 20 2006
Well done!! Congratulations!! What an achievement! I've really enjoyed following your progress. Looking forward to seeing you back at work soon Clint!!


From: Daid Jones-Parry  

January 20 2006
awesome guys.! Well done. James and Ben got front page coverage today. You deserve it too.


From: Jo  

January 20 2006
Woodvale report the boys were back on dry land around 3.30pm! Doing customs etc at the mo!


From: Maria Dolan  

January 20 2006
Fantastic achievement! Congratulations!!!!


From: Sharon Sutherland  

January 20 2006
Well done to you both - you must have had some really scary moments. Not sure whether you are both incredibly brave or completely mad but as some good causes are going to benefit I guess its a moot point. Congratulations! Hope you enjoy a well earned rest in a comfortable, dry bed.


From: John G  

January 20 2006
Come in boat number C2, your time is up.


From: Sam Dimond  

January 20 2006
Best story I've seen on London Today for ages. Well done guys and enjoy that first cool beer.


From: Peri  

January 20 2006
Fantastic. Euphoria ahead...


From: Ali Kellett  

January 20 2006
A truly inspiring achievement. Huge congratulations.


From: simon davis  

January 20 2006
Cant wait to see the end photos and the launch of the chris and clint diet best seller.


From: Iain Whiteford  

January 20 2006
Amazing jaw-dropping achievement! Congratulations


From: edward.rees@cliffordchance.com  

January 20 2006
Well done guys. The pictures on google earth probably don't do justice what you have just seen.


From: Geeta Khehar  

January 20 2006
Well done!


From: Neil Fowler Wright  

January 20 2006
Absolutly incredible!


From: Steve Gardner  

January 20 2006
From all at Zennor Gig Rowing Club in Cornwall, very well done, have a red stripe on us, it was a fantastic effort. Say well done to Chris and Bob when they get in, Spirit of Cornwall.

 

From: Lynne Stone  

January 20 2006
5 miles to go - wow. Best get the clothes back on, a shave maybe, haircut,(Cracknell looked far too hairy!)- oh and prepare to receive fantastic welcome and lots of congrats from us all. This Visitor's Book just shows how many supporters you both have.


From: Catherine Brown  

January 20 2006
Wow!!!!!! You are both amazing! So pleased and proud for you. Don't know what I'm going to do with my evenings now you've arrived! no more checking the website. :) Have a bloody good rest and enjoy yourselves. X


From: CC Health club  

January 20 2006
Well done guys nearly there! All the staff at the Health club are extremely proud!

Look forward to seeing you back on the concept 2 soon.



From: Boris Zuchner  

January 20 2006
You must be so thrilled...hope you got all out of it that you wanted and more!



From: Caroline Mills  

January 20 2006
Well done guys - I think you deserve a place in the rowing Hall of fame. You've done a truley brave and fantastic thing! I still can't quite imagine what it must be like out there in the middle of the ocean & I'm fairly sure it's not as jolly as you made it sound! Really looking forward to hearing all about it when you get back.


From: Steve Fitz  

January 20 2006
Great effort boys. Enjoy the last few strokes.


From: Shaun Williams  

January 20 2006
What a fantastic achievement to row across the Atlantic, let alone be the second double home. When you first mentioned your plans to us down the club we all thought you were both barking, but you have achieved your goal in the most amazing way. Looking forward to hearing all your stories when you return home.


From: Fraser Bellamy@CC  

January 20 2006
I have been following your progress closely.
Congratulations, you have done brilliantly!



From: Jo  

January 20 2006
Sub-land crew here! Helena is in Antigua and this is the only way I can pass on info! Woodvale tell me C2 are due in about 2pm UK time.


From: Rod Kentish  

January 20 2006
Amazing - congratulations - words fail me.

Rod



From: Carole Low  

January 20 2006
I have been following all the boats across the map and I send you many congratulations on a wonderful achievement. The newspapers today report that Ben and James who finished yesterday have very sore bums. How are your bums. Best Wishes to your families for agreeing to the venture and having to be without you at Christmas and New Year. Have a good rest in Antigua.


From: roger baggallay  

January 20 2006
Congratulations on a magnificent row. Donation will follow to Parkinson's charity.

 

From: David Heffernan  

January 20 2006
UP 2 GOD DAMN IT!!
Incredible stuff lads, truly amazing achievement! I thoroughly enjoyed the last 52 days watching your turquoise blob progress all the way across the big pond & reading Helenaís daily reports & finding out at training how you guys were getting on. I canít wait to actually meet you guys and hear some of the amazing tales of your adventure.

Enjoy trying to get your land legs back in Antigua, which Iím sure wonít come before the beer & champagne kick in & itís all down hill from there.

Thanks for everything,
You inspire me,

Dave Heffernan (YCRCís resident Irish)



From: Febe Elle Merlin and Scarlett  

January 20 2006
Well done Daddy and Chris - You surely are the biggest strongest men we know. We are all looking forward to seeing you soon and hearing all about your adventures on the open sea.
Message for Daddy Clint - Merlin wants to tell you all about the Spineosaurus and Elle wants to tell you all about her mobile phone and SMS and MMS technology and little Scarlett wants you to kiss her Unicorn goodnight. We love you lots Dad x



From: Alan ML Jones  

January 20 2006
Heard about your journey just as it is about to end. Well done indeed. Chris's name rang a bell, a bell confirmed by the photos. ( I used to be at CC). If somebody tells me how to send a cheque ( not Pay Pal), I'll make a donation. ( Need payee and address). Again, many congratulations.


From: Henley Standard  

January 20 2006
Well done both of you. Wer must make sure your achievement is recognised in the Standard. Hope to speak to you soon.


From: Chris Foley  

January 20 2006
Hi Guys, I've been following the action closely - well done and congratulations on a brilliant finish.
Chris



From: John Pitchford  

January 20 2006
Well done, and thanks for the brilliant daily reports. As I write this you must be almost there. A sensational acheivement: Congratulations.


From: Bill Godfrey to Ian   

January 20 2006
Fancy doing the next one?


From: From Ian F to Tim 'the Bard' Soutar  

January 20 2006
Sir, remind me never to challenge your literary prowess again. Most amused!


From: Caroline Baugh   

January 20 2006
Hi again - many, many congratulations on your amazing finish and on a great row! You have kept us all thoroughly entertained on the way across! Very impressive, best wishes and enjoy Antigua! Caroline Baugh (sister of Liz O'Keeffe on Row4Cancer)


From: Ian 'the Bucket' Froggatt  

January 20 2006
Congratulations Chris and Clint, and Helena too, oh and Daisy and Buttercup! Your bodies are no doubt telling you what a tough challenge you have undertaken, but I hope that the support you have received from family, friends, the rowing fraternity and complete strangers worldwide has helped convey to you your fantastic achievement. Not only have you humbled us all by doing so well in one of the world's toughest races but you have done it with such humour too, and gained the respect and admiration of so many, so rightly deserved. Well-done guys, looking forward to seeing the new slim-line versions you home safely for a welcome home party! Ian


From: simon robert-tissot  

January 20 2006
Well done Guys. Fantastic row, and you kept us laughing all the way.

Simon



From: Felicity  

January 20 2006
Proud to be Cornish! Well done.


From: Martin   

January 20 2006
Any message of congratulations isn't going to do justice to your fantastic achievement - but well done anyway! Inspirational. I look forward to a few hours hearing about it and am happy to help out with proof reading the book. Martin


From: Jo  

January 20 2006
Well done guys! Three cheers for Helena too. I've been doing just part of her land team role for the last couple of days. It's incredible how much she has been doing quietly behind the scenes all this time! Congtratulations all three of you!


From: Tom Mckenzie  

January 20 2006
Well done two C's. Seems a long time since meeting you at Bewl Water! Very proud of you, best wishes from rainy Kent. Tom


From: Jeffrey @ Heater Meals  

January 20 2006
Very well done guys! Fantastic result. We here are all very proud to have been suppliers to C2. All the best see you soon, Jeffrey


From: Brooke & Dave  

January 20 2006
Congratulations on getting to the final stages of this amazing adventure. Enjoy the final hours of solitude as I suspect you won't have any more for much longer. Well done - we are really pleased for you both.


From: Lizann  

January 20 2006
Delighted that you're on the homeward stretch. Well done. You're families must be hugely relieved!


From: Ernie  

January 20 2006
Hello!!! An incredible journey by two great lads. Only a few hours to go. Well done!!! I heard Daisy and Buttercup are getting their own TV show. The bubbly's in the cooler for later.


From: Ian H and all at Bewl  

January 20 2006
Guys - awesome and humbling. We are all so proud to know you and so proud of your achievement.

We had so much confidence that you would do it and so well - neither of you have ever shirked a challenge and both have such high standards. It has been epic and to see the support for both yourselves and your chosen charities is fantastic

Enjoy Antigua, R & R, and we will see you soon.

Ian



From: Colm McCoy  

January 20 2006
Well done, fantastic effort, and an entertaining diary. I hope you make the £10,000 - you deserve 10 times that.


From: Lynne  

January 20 2006
well done-greatest admiration to you both, cold beers waiting!!!

 

From: Matthew  

January 19 2006
An astonishing achievement, little wonder he took gold in the limerick competition. You guys did pretty well too!


From: Malin  

January 19 2006
Just a quick note to say thank you for doing such an amazing thing! My son was diagnosed with ASD last year and I hope to find ways to support NAS as well over the years to come but can't imagine myself doing it in quite such style! Love the boat:)


From: Colin Robert  

January 19 2006
Well done boys. Respect.


From: Angus Bogle  

January 19 2006
I can finally say it, well almost as I will probably be asleep at the appropriate moment. LAST 10, GO. Well done, and enjoy your rest. You deserve it.


From: Lynne at HMC  

January 19 2006
See you in the office on Monday then, Clint?
Well done to you both



From: Tim Soutar  

January 19 2006
What more can I say! What an effort!

Hurrah for the Ocean Mariner

(With apologies to WS Gilbert)


I am the very model of a modern ocean mariner,
Iím versed in matters nautical and clearly have the stamina.
I have a boat in Fresian hue and I can row quite far in Ďer,
A marathon to end them all across the Pond to Antigua.
Iím very well acquainted too with matters navigational,
In heaving seas I steer a course that canít be deemed rotational
(By checking on the GPS from time to time occasional)
And I can fix a piece of kit thatís water generational.

Iím very good at maximising Argos key positioning
And when and how one should ignore a crewmateís propositioning.
In short in matters nautical and clearly needing stamina,
I am the very model of a modern ocean mariner.

I can tell a petrel from a fulmar with alacrity.
In chomping chocs and Haribos Iíve infinite capacity.
I can live on biltong even though it takes a lot of chews
And by a Ďphone Iridium I keep up with the latest news.
I know the rules of ARA on handicaps for Veterans
And how to turn a starting line into a bunch of never rans.
I can row in monstrous waves and hardly lose a single oar
And challenge EDF so long it really makes my bottom sore.

Distinguishing a badly captained freighter from a Woodvale craft
Iíve lived to tell the story though my audience still think me daft.
In short in matters nautical and clearly needing stamina,
I am the very model of a modern ocean mariner.



From: The McNuffs  

January 19 2006
Now that's what I call a platform of winter mileage ! Outstanding effort guys well done


From: Guy Lewis  

January 19 2006
Well done you boys ! congratulations from all at Kingston rowing Club . The picture in the bar of you both in some dodgey V111 is getting lots of attention from members not familiar with you both in the 80's


From: Fran, Corinne and Carey  

January 19 2006
Almost there - amazing! Cold beer beckons!


From: Mostyn  

January 19 2006
Boys. I have been running a training course in our office in Cambridge all week. After lunch I display your position, so you have 14 more followers of the blue spot. Only thing is the course finishes at lunch time Friday, so you need to finish then. See what you can arrange !!!!!!



From: Colin  

January 19 2006
Truly'oarsome' - thinking of you all in the last stretch - see you when you get home - very best wishes.


From: Julie Evemy  

January 19 2006
Hi guys, I am waiting for my sister on mission atlantic (Ma) to get in. Her communications have been down since before Christmas. But I am looking forward to seeing you 2 in tomorrow. Congratulations on doing so well.


From: Jenny   

January 19 2006
You are true heroes. Have as many cold beers as you can drink on me when you get to Antigua.

P.S. Please can Ethan come and see the boat? I've promised him and he's very keen.



From: Heather M-T, HMC  

January 19 2006
Bon courage! Good luck with the final section.


From: Andy Tidey  

January 19 2006
Excellent row. Keep up the good work.


From: Richard & Susan  

January 19 2006
Complimenti, gents, complimenti...

 

 

From: Gavin Goodwin  

January 18 2006
Good luck for the last few strokes. Just one thought ... what are all your web site watchers supposed to do when you arrive? Maybe you could row all the way back again? Anyway, all the best and well done. Gavin



From: Tim Croft  

January 18 2006
Bloody marvelous! What an achievement. Keep going, nearly there.

Awesome!



From: Pam S  

January 18 2006
Have been following your progress with tremendous admiration and will drink a toast on Friday


From: Michael SW Sullivan  

January 18 2006
I have daily, visited the website and as a past merchant seaman, can only admire the courage of two lonely rowers, pulling against the winds, waves and conditions that a normal sailor does not experience.
Clifford Chance and others are willing you along to your final destination.



From: Caroline Kendal  

January 18 2006
Truly amazed at your incredible achievement and hope the creams helped!


From: Rachel Redfern  

January 18 2006
Just checking in to see how well you are doing..!


From: Ian the Bucket  

January 18 2006
In the words of Vinnie Jones in the classic film 'Lock, Stock and Two Sea-Going Cows ... its been emooootional!


From: Simon Parsons  

January 18 2006
Very impressive and well done. Must be time for that shave just before powering to the finish line !

 

 


From: Sarah Williams  

January 17 2006
You guys are awesome and an inspiration to us all to get off our butts and do something worthwhile. (Hmm can I see my own mid-life crisis looming...?) Enjoy the final stretch and I look forward to toasting to you on Friday.


From: Clive Couldwell (Bewl)  

January 17 2006
Hope you've got the book deal and docusoap lined up mateys. Can't let Crackers and Fogel scoop all the glory!!


From: Gillian - Johannesburg South Africa  

January 17 2006
Saw your small boat in Windsor last year. Thought you were either brave or crazy or both then and still do. Enjoy the last day or two of your amazing journey.


From: bob slattery  

January 16 2006
great effort


From: Steven East  



From: Lynne at HMC  

January 16 2006
Will be raising a glass to you both on Friday it seems.
Very well done - Best wishes and safe landfall.
Lynne



From: Sally  

January 16 2006
Enjoy the last few days and ruminate on your tremendous achievement. Keep safe and well. Sally, Paul and James.


 

From: John McMahon  

January 16 2006
As a Vet E rower who is currently not able to row due to a shoulder injury I have been avidly following the race you have been having with EDF. It has been fascinating to read the weblogs but recent capsisings have brought home how dangerous the ocean can be - at least in a river you can usually swim to the bank with the boat! Good luck to both of you - you have amazing bottle to have done what you have done - enjoy the cold beers in Antigua!


From: Katharine Vile  

January 16 2006
Hurry up!


From: Julie Terney  

January 16 2006
I have really enjoyed monitoring your progress from my comfortable chair. No doubt this will have been a life changing experience and you will return changed men; it is an absolutely incredible adventure. I think you are both mad, but amazing. Hope the seas keep calm and you get in front of Cracknell. Look forward to seeing you back at work Clint. Julie from HMC.


From: Claire Walker  

January 16 2006
Hey Chris and Clint! I can't believe you are nearly there. Really good going! Looking forward to seeing you when you're back!
Best wishes from us all at the PDS.



From: June  

January 16 2006
Nearly there - has to be more fun than budgets and business plans! What an achievement - when is the book coming out! Enjoy the countdown to good food, good wine and sleeping in a bed that doesn't move! We vote Martin does it next time!


From: Stephanie  

January 15 2006
You are right on schedule! Not much further...You are due to return, as I start to attempt the climb(not quite as challenging!!!). Enjoy the chocs Chris...and I will catch up with you on my/our(?!)return. All the best and well done! x


From: Little Margaret  

January 15 2006
I continue to be impressed with the nonchalent way that you describe what must be some terrifying waves! Glad to hear that the wave profiles are affected by the nearness of land. Exciting indeed.


From: Stan (the anorak Umpire)  

January 15 2006
As the race nears its conclusion I have consulted with Sooty (master of the rowing rule book) and we have come up with the following as the Race Committee's (Tideway Branch)Official Handicap for the veteran Handicap Division of the Race
We assume that the two man Atlantic Rowing Boat will be continuously singly rowed throughout the Race at a steady speed in still (ha ha) water of 2.5k/hr. It therefore takes 24 mins to go 1k.
The Race covers 4727k gives a Ďstandardí time of 78 days and 18 hours for the race. (Yes I know the Race is rowed on a 'tidal' ocean but we have to make some assumtions!)
EDF is veteran A (ave 32.5), C2 are Veteran C(44). No allowance is made for status which is fair as C2 have 17 points but EDF have only 12(Ben is a Novice)Veteran handicap for long distance races gives a veteran C 50.4 secs on a veteran A for every hour rowed (taken from ARA Almanack standard times assuming nil fade factor. This gives a daily handicap of 20mins 9.75seconds. Therefore by day 47 EDF would need to be 15hrs 47mins & 38 seconds in front to win on handicap.The clock starts ticking seriously when EDF reach Antiga! It is going to be close!



From: Stephanie & Ian Hazel-Gant  

January 15 2006
Helena has been keeping us, here in York,well posted of your stirling effort and amazing persistance. having read your diary I don't think I'll complain of choppy Tideway/Nottingham conditions again! Not far now, row it home in style!


From: juliec  

January 15 2006
it has all been said before, you are an inspiration well done

 

From: Joan Painter  

January 15 2006
Words are difficult to find to express how powerfully your voyage has affected us. Just in taking on the unpredictability of frightening seas in such a small craft. It is exciting to follow your progress almost holding one's breath urging you on. Praying and hoping for your safe swift arrival. I hope the seas turn turquoise soon.


From: Nicola Stanhope  

January 15 2006
Well done! Hope it really does feel like the final stretch for you. Jenny Radcliffe and Owen Williams (ex-CC) are in Antigua and will be there to welcome you in!


From: Debbie  

January 15 2006
Although I'm a supporter of EDF Energy (I work with James's dad) I visit the C2 website regularly for its excellent update on what is going on. I'm sure the fantastic efforts of C2 are what have spurred EDF on over the last couple of weeks. Keep it up!

 

From: Pip & Judi Lightbody  

January 14 2006
Great to see you are still going strong . well done boys , this should make men ( of the sea ) of you .
In a Dragon Boat with another 14 next time !Funraisers!



From: Graham Faultless  

January 14 2006
Now that the finish is in sight I am getting concerned that all I am going to hear all summer long is..call that a wave? When I was in the Atlantic...

 

From: Simon Parsons  

January 14 2006
Now firmly on the same part of the map as the finish line - what an achievement. Decided not to come down and video you at the weekend due to earlier commitment ( ! ! ! ). Sounds like seriously big waves - won't have those to help you in the IV when you go in for a IV's Head.

Hope the wind and current keep favourable for the rowing to be really really fast and get you to some fresh chocolate.

Simon



From: Jon & Lisa Titley, Knysna, RSA  

January 13 2006
We are mates of Al & Nick on


From: Penny & Richard Stagg  

January 13 2006
We wish you fair winds & currents - landfall not so far away! Best wishes from Jo (rowgirls) parents - Love & hugs!


From: Colin  

January 13 2006
Just checkin' - yep, - in total 'oar'!! Anything else is patronising! Can't believe the magnitude of what you are all doing. Take care, thinking of you, looking forward to the beer and the pasty...Yvonne and Wesley send their very best wishes from Looe, near England...Colin


From: elizabeth webb  

January 13 2006
amazing and crazy. as a supporter of spirit of cornwall, wishing you well and hope you see land soon


From: David Bickerton  

January 13 2006
Wow! You are doing fabulously. Every late night or overnight flight since you left has been easier just thinking how tired you must be! Keep at it


From: Anne Groves  

January 13 2006
Keep thinking about you - this is the most impressive project, can't imagine how you must be feeling by now, keep it up, nearly there...


From: Ed Gill  

January 13 2006
Fantastic work guys. This is an amazing achievement. We are all rooting for you.


From: Anothernonymouse  

January 13 2006
These guys have surely set new standards in how to entertain and humble us all at the same time. Whilst the race is really existing at the end of the day this is about raising money for two good causes. I've just pleged £100.
Donate something yourself and get C2's fund total where it deserves to be (or get someone else to!).



From: Anonymouse (again)  

January 13 2006
Another Friday afternoon (Friday 13th, but we won't mention that).
Who will be the 20,000th visitor to this GREAT site???
Well done C,C & H.



From: Brooke & Dave  

January 13 2006
Enough sightseeing and relaxation boys. Time to step it up a geer. You can't rely on your usual last minute pushes here Chris. We like the tactic of lulling EDF into a false sense of security really we do but you don't want to leave it too late to push past them otherwise you will be too worn out to enjoy Antigua when you arrive there triumphant. Best of luck for the last stage of this incredible achievement.


From: Val Bluck  

January 13 2006
Good luck for the rest of the voyage - you're nearly there


From: Chris  

January 13 2006
Keep up the great work!


From: Vicki +boys  

January 12 2006
we think you have titanium b...s (Cornish expression of awe!)


From: Mel  

January 12 2006
The main thing is to get to the finish and stay safe and sound Best of luck


From: Sally Ahlers  

January 12 2006
Fantastic job - nearly there!


From: bernard clarke  

January 12 2006
keep it going lads you are doing great
keep it going lads you are doing
u

keep it going lads you are great.not far to go pile on the pressure.and catch that double in front of you.



From: David  

January 12 2006
Re your (tongue-in-cheek)comments on handicaps, with due respect... B****cks! How about taking into consideration the combined rowing experience of the crews. Surely Ben would qualify as a novice? Anyhow, no matter who wins, they are all heroes (and heroines) from first to last. Just keep safe.


From: Charlie Rossiter  

January 12 2006
It must be great to have the finish so close. Good luck from all at Rossiter Yachts.


From: Nick  

January 12 2006
A great job for the NAS. I've sailed many times from the Canaries to caribbean but never rowed. My son has just been diagnosed. My thoughts are with you. Keep going. Nick


From: Andrew Hill  

January 12 2006
I am in awe!!!!!


From: Janette at CC  

January 12 2006
We've all been following your journey here at CC and finding it absolutely amazing. Keep up the great work you're doing and get home safely.



From: Sara from CC in the US  

January 12 2006
Go Team C2!!


From: John Wallington  

January 12 2006
Keep going lads, almost there ! - Hoped that I might be able to wave you in from the beach in Antigua, but then I woke up !


From: Ethan (aged 2 )  

January 12 2006
Run, boat, run. Faster.......




From: Angus Bogle  

January 12 2006
My last message was truncated so here goes again. Last push guys (bit longer than a minute though). Err, last 686 miles maybe...you can do it. Better send a text now.....Angus


From: John Searson  

January 11 2006
Keep the pressure on and give them a run for their money all the way in.


From: Harriet Kildahl and Jane Carver  

January 11 2006
I am Jane's Daughter and I think the whales you saw were piloit whales.We are really enjoying all your wildlife entries and think you have done fantastically so far.keep up the great work and hope you continue safely and reach Antigua in No 1 spot!

 

From: One of many beneficiaries...  

January 11 2006
In recognition of her superb performance in Land Support, for not only C2 but all the other entrants too,for the provision & continuity of reliable information and spirit-lifting conceptions, a justified promotion is hereby promulgated. With immediate effect, Helena Smalman-Smith is promoted to be the first distaff Admiral of the Fleet. The gold medal awarded to her by Caroline yesterday will look well on her new bovine-motif uniform, to be worn on ceremonial occasions only. Well earned, Helena.


From: Paul Gibson  

January 11 2006
Rowgirl uncle here - I'm sad that my friend who was trekking in Nepal never got to an Internet cafe to sign in..... Do holiday makers count? Her mum was in Turkey while I just sat in Gloucestershire! You guys have got to be mental to row across the Atlantic (hope you remembered to cancel the papers and milk before you left home.) even if there were no house sized waves, but with house sized waves - and the odd ship? Although I guess the Digicel crew were pleased to find that tanker. Try to take care - and do overtake EDF.


From: John Bagshawe & Chris Moon  

January 11 2006
We at Amilcroft are very pleased as to how well you are doing. Keep it up!!


From: The Proud Parents of 1 of C2  

January 11 2006
We are truly humbled by your incredible performance and can only admire and congratulate you both. May God continue to keep watch over and preserve you both.M & D.


From: paul sharp  

January 11 2006
keep chasing ben and james. you all give me great inpiration on my struggles putting in the metres on the ergo in the comfort of the gym! good luck and stay lucky


From: Chris Frankland  

January 11 2006
Have only just heard (Joanna)what you are up to. am most impressed by progress.

 

From: Colin  

January 10 2006
Reading the acolades and truly stopping to think about what you're doing, what you're going through and for why, brings me out in goose-bumps the size of a great big pimply goose! (With acknowledgement to Alice in The Vicar of Dibley!) See you when you get back for a pint of celebratory home brew, to be christened 'Old Speckled Shark' in your honour, with a warmed up pasty! Colin.


From: Di at Rock the Boat  

January 10 2006
Happy New Year chaps - you are doing brilliantly - get a wiggle on and get past EDF!
Dix



From: Sarah Fetters  

January 10 2006
Wow you guys are amazing. We are so proud of you all. The American Fire girls have my heart as they too are Boilermakers.


From: Kate MacGregor  

January 10 2006
Guys, This is a message to replace the one that was accidentally deleted. I think last time I said something along the lines of 'row hard, just not too hard'. Well things change. Now I think the message is simply: 'Row hard'!!! All the best for the remaining days of the race, Kate (Atlantic Prince support)


From: Caroline  

January 10 2006
Keep up the good work guys - you're on the home straight now!
Also well done Helena - Gold medal to you for best team website!



From: Martin Day  

January 10 2006
Not far to go now. I won't give you an update on the office or you'll turn around and row back the other way!!! Way to go....


From: Jo Ponsford  

January 10 2006
Pull your finger out - almost there!!


From: Sue & Colin  

January 10 2006
The thought occurs to me - what on earth are you guys going to do to get your kicks after this?! Sue xx


From: Michael Silcock  

January 10 2006
Keep up the good work Guys, your female fan club in our office is growing by the day!!


From: Matt Williams  

January 9 2006
Just amazed, wish you both beer soon.


From: Dave Bright  

January 9 2006
Great website I am Toms big brother on Atlantic Warrior. Sounds a terrific experience. Thanks for your great news updates - really enjoy them. May see you in Antigua.




From: Dixie Dean  

January 9 2006
Monday 9th January.
I'm reading 121 miles for your progress today! If that's a fact, you'll be in Antigua by the week-end. Keep on trucking the Milky Way, guys!



From: Matthew Blagg  

January 9 2006
Great to see that the Penguins aint got you so far - looking forward to hearing the tales retold!!

Matthew



From: Little Margaret  

January 9 2006
My Uncle was a tanker captain and I am sure he used to have somebody awake at all hours. Glad to hear that you survived the encounter with sense of humour intact.


From: Sue & Colin  

January 9 2006
Glad to hear you are both safe after seeing today about your dance with the tanker. Please keep you eyes peeled and take care and get there safely!
By the way, forgot to thank you for our fabulous moo mugs which we use daily whilst thinking of you!
Keep up the good work - you're doing fantastically!
Loads of love, Sue & Colin xx



From: John Trim of Hythe S.S.C  

January 9 2006
A great web site, it's good to see that Foggy & Crackers have some competition. You will carry this experience with you for the rest of your lives.


From: David  

January 9 2006
What a fantastic battle - utterly inspirational. What I want to know is why can we only get news from your website (and a few others) What is wrong with the national media? Surely this incredible effort on the part of all the brave participants to go to such superhuman lengths to raise money for charity should have headline billing on TV, radio and newspapers. What is wrong with everyone? Wake up!


From: Tony Rowe  

January 9 2006
Chris, Clint
Well done - keep it up. You might just catch them - as they tire!



From: phil from cornwall   

January 8 2006
please slow down


From: Stephanie  

January 8 2006
Gosh, that was a little close for comfort! Absolutely fearless!!! Keep up the good work and stay safe.


From: Elsa  

January 8 2006
Happy 2006. Great website. Keep going boys and good work land team.


From: Lynne at HMC  

January 8 2006
Phew, freighter crew clearly didn't do same Sea Safety Course that you did. Keep your eyes peeled and keep safe.
Lynne



From: Sophie  

January 8 2006
Hey Dad, was rowing in Worcester today for a pre-training camp at Uni -rowed for 4 hours- beat that! ;) x


From: Jenny (Ian the bucket's twin)  

January 8 2006
Go for it guys- you're both amazing! It's an emotional rollercoaster looking in on this website daily- I was ecstatic to see your recent push forwards. Three cheers for the sea cow!


From: Humph  

January 8 2006
If it's any consolation, guys, conditions on the Tideway this morning were pretty foul and, at least in the middle of the Atlantic, you don't have water safety officers hiding behind bushes with video cameras. Keep it up - longer, deeper, harder - what you are achieving is quite fantastic


From: Steve  

January 8 2006
Well done guys, keep up the good work.


From: Katharine (Helena's sister-in law)  

January 7 2006
As a complete non-rower I can't imagine what it must be like doing what you're doing! I'm hugely impressed and wish you lots of luck for the remainder of the race.


From: Tamara Fogle  

January 7 2006
You guys are an inspiration with your ability to appear to be enjoying yourselves despite everything! Your updates have been great fun. Keep on rowing (but not too fast please...obvioulsy my loyalties will still lie elsewhere!) See you in Antigua.


From: Sandi Dobson, Buckinghamshire  

January 7 2006
Just go for it, uou are doing superb!!!

 

From: chris  

January 7 2006
great race but youll only catch fogle and crackers if they give up, but good luck trying they need a good hard push so they cant say they won 'easily'!!!!!


From: Harriet  

January 7 2006
You are doing really well, keep up the good work!!! Really really miss you and look forward to seeing you soon :')


From: lizann kennedy  

January 7 2006
Excellent website. Really admire your spirit


From: Angus Bogle  

January 7 2006
Well chaps, Not far too go now, and I'm sure you will have EDF in your sights again soon with plenty of time to row them down. I still think you're barking, but your courage is immense. That


From: David  

January 6 2006
Excellent website. Am following Ben and James, but get more information from you guys. Fantastic effort C2, looks like an exciting couple of weeks or so ahead. Keep it up.


From: Ali Collings  

January 6 2006
Didn't think i would ever be hooked on a rowing race but watching this has given great enjoyment over the past few weeks your doin great keep it up its fantastic


From: Vicki, Jack,Nat +Ross, Cornwall  

January 6 2006
Just found the web-site, v impressive. Messages more informative than 'our' boat -Spirit of Cornwall'Not far now.C U in Antigua? Bobs family.


From: Sue & Colin  

January 6 2006
Hi guys.
Go, go, go, you're catching the pretty boys up and we're all rooting for you to beat them now you've got the wind behind you again! We all know that you can do it. Perhaps you could creatively lassoo one of your 'cute' whales to help tow you along? I'm sure it'd enjoy the game! Take care (as best you can). Loads of love, admiration and pride as always. Sue & Colin xx
p.s. Colin wanted to send some 'sillies' but there's not enough room - & I stopped him, so now he's working on the biltong limerick instead!! Meanwhile something for you to ponder on... who are the 10 test cricket nations and how many ways can you be out in cricket.... and what are they? Answers on the back of a postcard please... sent via whale, dolphin (but there's no porpoise in that!), albratross (oops no, sorry that's golf!), fulmar (a birdie, so golf too!) or first class flying fish!



From: Moray Cameron  

January 6 2006
Seems we lost the first message Clint.Carol,myself,Blair & Matthew are all thinking of you and wishing you both all the best.We are keeping an eye on this site nearly everyday.Not something many could think of doing. You are both great guys.Just keep plugging away it'll all be worth it.


From: Caroline Haines  

January 6 2006
Hi guys - am answering your request for messages from supporters of other teams - in my case, Charlie and Phil in Row4Life. Don't worry I don't think they'll catch you but they might surprise you yet! Have enjoyed reading everyone's weblogs throughout the race - good luck, godspeed and may you soon overtake EDF! Have a few rum punches for me when you get to Antigua, Caroline Haines


From: Farrell Mossop  

January 6 2006
Keep going you appear to be closing the gap.
Great performance.
Good luck and happy New Year from the Hurst park Hooligans



From: Paul Fitzgerald  

January 6 2006
Just wanted to offer my respect and support for you both. I'm an Atlantic Prince supporter but of course I'm amazed and impressed by ALL of the competitors. I've been following your progress and checking your website from the start. Incredible!


From: michael & sarah wallis  

January 6 2006
spoke at length with Colin & sister Sue the other night. I just cant tell you how impressed we are with your courage & determination, so we are not going to!
Seriously though well done so far, keep it up theres not too far to go now.
Michael & Sarah



From: Caroline Mills  

January 6 2006
Hey Boys keep up the good work, we were getting a little worried when your little blue spot dissapeared from the map. Releaved to see you are still bobbing along & not letting those pretty boys get to far ahead.
Take care. Cx





From: Ian Dryden  

January 6 2006
Happy New year!! This is good stuff.
Best of Britsh.
Make Sure Chris dose the dishes Clint!
good luck Boyz.
Mostyn,s getting the beer's in! HRR!



From: Anonymouse (in case my boss is looking)  

January 6 2006
You can tell it's a Friday afternoon - over 30 visits to the site in the last 30 minutes!. Who will be the 15,000th visitor???


From: Chris Lenton Marlow RC  

January 6 2006
Well done boys a fanstatic effort making good mileage we are tracking progress at the club. Keep the pressure on in the water!


From: Elise & Elaine Laverick  

January 6 2006
Congratulations on such an amazing effort so far & may it continue to Antigua. From an old vet & an olympic medalsit, we salute you. Well done from Elsise & Elaine


From: Shaun Williams ( Bewl Bridge RC)  

January 6 2006
With an Olympic champ ahead and Cornwall's finest close behind, the smart money is still on you to win the pairs event. Mind you, I'm not sure I would fancy being in your boat for the final push, it could get painful! There's no contest though for best website. Well done Helena. Team C2 keep up the good work on and off the water.


From: Chris Edger  

January 6 2006
As a veteran rower of the same age who competed at HRR in 2001 and 2002 I take my hat off to you two guys. You're showing that 40 somethings still have something left in the tank. All the very best to you both - great effort whatever the positional outcome.


From: Jenny  

January 6 2006
Chris, knowing your fear of dentists I hope that Sherry's message will not slow you down....


From: Sherry Cuthbertson  

January 6 2006
Was concerned to read that you had swallowed a filling. I have therefore made an appointment at the dentist for mid-February. Hope you will be back by then! Sherry (your very efficient PA!)


From: John T  

January 6 2006
Just wanted to mark one up from the Roz Savage (Sedna Solo) Fan Club. Good luck for the rest of your journey - hope that Helena is paying for all your celebratory drinks when you arrive in Antigua!


From: Jess Dun  

January 6 2006
Me, my family and my autistic brother Harry say thank you. Well...Harry would sing to himself a bit and flick his fingers in front of his eyes..but thats just his way.
Good Luck C & C and always remember that your efforts dont go unappreciated.
xx



From: Kim Friis (Denmark)  

January 6 2006
Hi Guys, just a small note from a Scandlines follower. Great page you have here.
(And a little in danish) Godt roet. Bliv ved.



From: Eric Froggatt  

January 6 2006
I think Brian Adkin's and Louabel (fr Leicester)'s messages say it all. Fantastic effort from C,C (and H) and all for good causes. You are the guy's making the difference and you have my total support and admiration.



From: Brian Adkin  

January 5 2006
Good Luck from the All Relative supporters club! It is a pleasure to log on to your upbeat website every day!


From: Susie Scott   

January 5 2006
Well done on everything you have achieved so far. Your daily updates have been fascinating and have made me feel like I have been with you all the way (without all the hard work of course!!!) Take care.......enjoy antigua!!!


From: Jeannie  

January 5 2006
Hi Chris, Hope you have recovered from your injuries. I think you are both very brave or very mad! Happy New Year to you both.


From: Marina Hunt  

January 5 2006
Congratulations, you have another nationality on here - I'm Austrian. And as Ben's girlfriend, I'm fraternising with the opposition - better not tell them. I'm in such awe of all of you doing this, you are so brave and inspite of all the bad luck weatherwise you have had, will look back fondly on these two months. Row hard and may the best crew win! See you in Antigua!


From: Rayya (Helena's friend) Jordan  

January 5 2006
Hi friends! I'm sure you had an unforgettable Christmas-on the boat! Wishing you a prosperous New Year.


From: Peter Stoward (Helena's dad)  

January 5 2006
Fantastic progress. Enjoy yourselves and the wildlife while the rest of the world is doing its best to ruin the planet, including destroying the deep wter fish stocks (today's news).


From: Jo  

January 5 2006
I signed your book as you were going into the first storm. A few bad days, I thought, and then you'll be streaking along again! Was that the first of...four now? You've not had it easy! But...I know this for sure...you two are the toughest out there. You'll cope just fine!Just keep stuck in and we'll all see you soon! Jo


From: Gaynor, Paul, Robert & Edward  

January 5 2006
Well done so far! We hope you are enjoying the experience of a lifetime, with many 'interesting' memories to look back on in the future! Happy New Year and Best Wishes from sunny (actually it is today) Surbiton!


From: louabel fr leicester  

January 5 2006
Hi guys as a mother of a severley autistic son always on the nas web page and i think its brill what you are doing. Keep up the good work all the best happy new year to x !!!!!!


From: Jane Carver  

January 5 2006
Hello and Happy New Year to you both.
Have been enjoying all the sightings of Whales and other life very much so thank you!
Well done on your progress so far and think you are doing brilliantly-not sure though whether the cheerfulness of your reports is becuase you are happy or stir crazy!anyway keep safe and keep going.



From: Joe O'Shea  

January 5 2006
Delighted to 'C' you're doing so well, safe journey!


From: Sue & Colin  

January 5 2006
Hi guys, I'm know we sent you a Christmas message during the 'lost' time (amongst others)! Never mind Helena, you're doing an absolutely fab job! I check the site every day, morning and evening and it's great to feel some 'contact' with the guys. You're on the home strait now Chris - I know Mum and Dad can't wait to see you in Antigua - they, and we, are all so very proud of you. With very much love and admiration, Sue & Colin


From: Caroline Baugh  

January 5 2006
You are doing amazingly well out there - my sister Liz O'Keeffe is one of the Row4Cancer team and I was lucky enough to see the Cow disappear over the horizon from La Gomera. Some of the extracts from your website are keeping them very amused and reassuring them that everyone else out there is also going slightly bonkers! Keep going - I'm sure the Cow can catch EDF on a sprint finish no problem - we're all rooting for you!


From: Mostyn Field  

January 5 2006
I'm quite happy you lost my previous message, as it gives me a good excuse to sign in again.
Great work boys, time to stop toying with EDF and go past. Look at it this way, you're past half way so you at the 3/4 mile post and just coming up to Remenham. The Leander boys are two lengths up, so its time for a big push from ULTC/BB, and then just wind in to the finish. What could be simpler!!!!!!!!



From: Ian Froggatt  

January 5 2006
We can forgive Helena for losing a few earlier Visitors messages becasue she has been doing such a fantastic job with Team C2 website - well done H. Chris and Clint you are amazing and the attention you have received from supporters at home and all over the world is more than deserved! I check your progress every day with mixed feelings of awe, respect, concern and envy. You are doing so well despite storms, sore bums and technical challenges. I think back to our plans two years+ ago of rowing a four from Oz to NZ with you two, Animal and me - I would have loved such an adventure, but you got off your (sore) bums and are doing it. The hi's must be great, the low's - character building I'm sure! Just waiting for your push to the line and you pipping the pretty boys in EDF! Take care - looking forward to see you back home safe and hearing all about it. Ian


From: Jose Pablo Martinez  

January 5 2006
That should have read... Now you can add another country to your visitor's list and also another spy from other team searching for some more info about the race. This is Guatemala, supporting Mayabrit boat # 10. Great job C2. Good luck on the last days of the race, (and we need it also a lot after terrible days with bad weather). Congratulations also to the land support team. Great page!


From: Jose Pablo Martinez  

January 5 2006
Now you can add another country to your visitor's list and also another


From: Matt Filby (Denver, Colorado, USA)  

January 4 2006
AMAZING job guys!
Keep at it. Here's hoping for tailwinds and sunbathing the rest of the way.



From: Katherine Turner (ex E&Y....)  

January 4 2006
Well done guys - can't really imagine what you must be going through - quite frankly you are amazing to even think about it, let alone go ahead and do it.

Thinking of you Katherinex


From: Fi, John, Cait and Spike Lister  

January 4 2006
We bumped into the family after christmas and heard about your adventure! We wish you all the very best on your journey and for the new year, hope to see you soon, lots of love and best wishes from us all x x x x


From: Betony   

January 4 2006
hey guys,a message from me and on behalf of Christ's College BC (cambridge)...amazing achievement and happy new year!


From: Tim Watson  

January 4 2006
Good luck lads, keep on pulling


From: Karon   

January 3 2006
willing you to the finish - and willing you to win. Whatever happens, an amazing achievement - and congrats to your land crew too!


From: Joe in California, USA  

January 3 2006
Enjoying watching the Sea Cow... You guys are doing an awesome job. That is quite a tangle with Mother Nature. Here's hoping for a successful finish.


From: Linda MacLachlan  

January 3 2006
Greetings from Ukraine, where we are wondering if blade power couldn't be turned into a viable alternative to gas in the future.


From: Natalie  

January 3 2006
Good job guys! Looks amazing, keep it up. The Parkinson's Disease Branches in north London are with you all the way......


From: Brian Dodd  

January 3 2006
Amazing perforformance.
I hope the food lasts out!

Brian



From: Gemma Marshall  

January 3 2006
Well done! Keep up the good work and all the best for the rest of your journey!


From: Brooke & Dave  

January 3 2006
Happy New Year Guys. We were discussing down at Bewl yesterday what is considered to be the final push stage of the race. Given the distance between you guys and EDF we reckon 4-5 days should be sufficient so keep chasing them. You have so much support back here you wouldn't believe it. Imagine the publicity when you overtake EDF and take the lead.......which we are all rooting for you to do.... Keep up the hard work - you've done the hardest part now - it is the homeward leg.


From: fell duncan  

January 3 2006
a quick word of support from crowborough, east sussex by my 5 year old son, finley who thinks your boat looks really cool! happy new year & safe journey


From: Stephanie Smith  

January 3 2006
Happy New Year to you both! You are both so very inspiring! Following your progress with great interest.
Love Steph. x



From: Hermione  

January 2 2006
All the Best you guys, you are going well. Check you out each day! My son Leven, (solo unsupported Rower for Charity)is rowing his way to Trinidad in Atlantic Wholff 16.231N 37.977W Not far from you in Ocean terms! I think that you are all amazing people!
Stay safe & good rowing
Hermione


From: Vicky Spencer (Bewl)  

January 2 2006
Happy New Year Chris, You are doing an amazing job, love the boat!


From: Sue & Colin  

January 2 2006
Well it's back to work for us tomorrow - will be extolling your virtues with renewed vigour to anyone who'll listen! Look forward to seeing the whale piccies - blow the cute ones a kiss from us! Suggest the sunscreen might be a good idea even for the leathered skin! We won't talk about W Ham & Chelsea(1-3) - Colin's sulking!. Lots of love, Sue & Colin xxx


From: gaby  

January 2 2006
Hi, what you are doing is fantastic. I hope you raise lots of ££££s. Keep rowing! xxx


From: Peter Cookson and Tanneke Heersche  

January 2 2006
Dear Chris and Clint,
May the winds blow in your direction in 2006. Happiest of the New Year to you and your families, and wishing you a speedy push this last half of the race. Admiration abounds on your effort.



From: Alun  

January 2 2006
Happy new year! May the force be with you. All the best from http://yap-web.net webmaster. If you can reply i can stick a diary/blog on yap-web if its not to wet maybe you could email the entry with pics.


From: Lorraine Chilton  

January 2 2006
Hi Chris and Clint
Very best wishes to you - good luck - and a very happy new year.
Best wishes
Lorraine



From: Anne Sudborough  

January 2 2006
Hi! Following Atlantic Warrior (son of friends), but visited your site and got rather hooked on your whacky humour. God speed and good luck!


From: Patric2k  

January 2 2006
Boys, I am absolutely amazed and thrilled to see you still on the map and (in particular happy) above the waters. I am sure that you will not have enough of rowing when you arrive in the Carribean and will row on to do the cape of good hope and the cape horn as well. In any case, please feel free to drop by any time here in Rotterdam (biggest harbour in Europe) for en kopje kofee. I wish you all the best and can not wait for your report. inspired, Patric2k


From: Ethan (aged 2)  

January 2 2006
Go boat go. Chasing....


From: Lynne at HMC  

January 1 2006
About to embark on the village New Year's Day Welly Walk-similar to your endeavour but shorter, less water and usually more mud. Happy New Year to you both.


From: Tiny Little and Andrew Vinsen  

January 1 2006
Greetings from a boozy new year's day party in Norwich. We are all watching you in awe and willing you on. We are off to Ladbrokes tomorrow and our money is on you.

Go well
Tiny and Andrew



From: Adrian Taylor  

January 1 2006
Congratulations to both of you; I'm hooked on this race on my computer screen! Excellent website too! You are all WINNERS!


From: Lyn & David Taylor  

January 1 2006
Thinking of you both and God's speed. Hope the weather behaves for you. Mum and Dad spoke of you at church. Our prayers are with you both.


From: charles warren Spirit of Cornwall  

January 1 2006
W ell done the flying Fresianls


From: Graham Faultless  

January 1 2006
Happy New Year to you both. Great to see the ETA dropping as quickly as your weight. You might even get a day lying out in the sun before the flight home - now there's a change!Watching every day but not quite managed to convince myself that a 2hr ergo just to see what it is like is a good idea!


From: Farrell Mossop  

January 1 2006
Happy New Year


From: Carolyn and Bob Law  

January 1 2006
We think you're mad but courageous - and wish you every success in your venture


From: Simon Parsons  

January 1 2006
and of course a very very Happy New Year to you both.


From: Simon Parsons  

January 1 2006
Tremendous progress and getting ready for the final wind to full pressure?? The log is vey enlightening and from the description of shorts etc I can understand why the fish and birds are not too close. Excellent work. Total respect!

Simon Parsons



From: Sarah & Steve Kettle  

December 31 2005
Happy New Year to you both


From: Rob Hamill  

December 31 2005
G'day Guys, You're doing great! Good to see you going so well. It's all down hill from here. It might have to mention to Fogle and Cracknell something about age before beauty!
And whatever happens remember the saying: Bleed for speed, pain is temporary, pride is forever!



From: Simon Leifer  

December 31 2005
Happy New Year to the 2 Cs. You have my utmost admiration although by rights the men in white coats should be waiting for you at the other end. Safe journey all the way.


From: Gavin Goodwin  

December 31 2005
I was feeling sorry for you but now that I know it is warm and sunny down there I am more than a little bit jealous as I sit here in the freezing cold rain! Seriously, I am constantly amazed by your progress and wish you all the best for a speedy crossing and a rowtastic new year. Gavin


From: Jo  

December 31 2005
Chris,a red porsche would have been so much easier...but not nearly as much fun for all of us!It's brilliant to watch you both doing so fantastically well. Very happy New Year. Best of luck in January. Jo


From: Dominic & Deidre Walters  

December 30 2005
What a wonderful, caring thing to do!! ZMy husband and I were both surprised to read about your story..Good Luck and safe Journey.


From: Alan Rankin  

December 30 2005
Stroke, stroke, keep it up and well done.


From: Ed Crosse  

December 30 2005
Keep it going guys and Happy New Year ! - It is incredible how well you are doing!

Remind me not to shake your hand when you get back - you will probably break mine - office typing rarely results in blisters etc.

Best wishes

Ed



From: Robert Davies  

December 30 2005
Fantastic effort guys. Best of luck for the rest of the remainder of the race. Wishing you a very Happy and safe New Year.


From: Little Margaret  

December 30 2005
We were rowing in what little water remains in Bewl yesterday - temp 0 degrees, but no wind and thought of you - as I did when I slithered my way to work through the snow this morning. I think your progress is terrific - keep up the good work.


From: Aileen  

December 30 2005
Best of luck. Hope you smuggled on a bottle to celebrate Hogmanay.


From: Ian Dryden  

December 30 2005
Chris, Clint, Happy New Year!!!!
Keep going boyz!!
Who's doing the dishe's?



From: Claire O'Brien  

December 30 2005
As I sit in the office looking out at the sleet and then look at you both in the sunshine I am still not tempted to swap places even though it looks awesome. We will keep talking about you here at C2 and wish you both every success. Happy New Year.


From: Ian Harlow  

December 29 2005
Hi Guys - Over the Christmas festivities I even managed to get the mother-in-law interested in and following your activities. Now that is something I never achieved for myself (phew!!) so what have you got that I haven't (don't make any suggestions) Seriously though you have some devoted fans down in East Sussex and Kent. Well done and keep it up!! Cheers Ian and all at Bewl


From: Yvonne Raptis  

December 29 2005
I'm following your progress from the middle of the USA (St. Louis, Missouri) and as a keen sailor am very jealous of all that ocean around you. I'm about 800 miles from the nearest coast!


From: jane  

December 29 2005
Good luck


From: Chris Perrin  

December 29 2005
Keep at it C&C; you can win this and I know you will be keen to get beck to the office sooner rather than later anyway. We are all watching your progress avidly!


From: sugarlump  

December 29 2005
Ah ha. so last message censored by the great H! Mrs Sugarlump should not have given me that last glass of Merlot! So boys, over 4 weeks in and doing brilliantly. All my family watching as is the kids school. everybody wishes you the best and remember you are nearly at the downhill bit!

From: Catherine  

December 27 2005
Clint, Frohe Weihnachten und ein gluckliches Neues Jahr! Am very proud of you (both) and checking your progress every day. Much love. X



From: Diane & Stephen (Wood)  

December 27 2005
Hi Clint, we are busy downloading the photos and keeping abreast with your progress. We will keep in touch. Hope you feel okay, it must be a tremendous task. Stephen and I feel very proud that you are doing this. Keep well.
Love Di and Stephen xxx



From: Steve Gunn  

December 26 2005
Hope that you're both remembering all those technical tips! Good luck, godspeed and keep on trucking!!


From: Corinne, Fran and Carey  

December 26 2005
Following your progress, doing great, go, go, go!


From: John and Mary Smalman-Smith  

December 26 2005
Having lovely Christmas with R and H. Very best wishes to you both.


From: Shaun Willams + Family  

December 25 2005
Itís Christmas day evening. The turkey has seen better days, Grandmaís asleep in the chair, Granddadís telling Hannah & Matthew about the good old days and I think itís time for a Christmas cracker standard joke. Q. What do you call two Cís who can row across the Atlantic without using their arms and legs? A. Clever Dicks. Boom Boom. Chris and Clint you have been in our thoughts all day. Fantastic news to see you have broken the 1000 mile mark. Iím sure you had a Christmas day to remember.


From: Richard Jones  

December 25 2005
Happy Christmas, Chris and Clint, (if that's possible in the circumstances), and good luck!


From: Lynne at HMC  

December 25 2005
Happy Christmas to you both - keep safe


From: David Biddulph  

December 25 2005
Must be a strange way of spending Christmas? Best wishes for the rest of the trip.
Sooty



From: Brooke & Dave Ribbens  

December 25 2005
It's Christmas Day and my whole family is checking your progress. We are really impressed with your progress and determination to have gotten so far. The race is hotting up and we are willing you on. Keep up the hard work and be sure to know we are all behind you both. Happy


From: John Cracknell  

December 25 2005
Hi Chris and Clint,

Itís Christmas Day. Iím John Cracknell, Jamesís Dad.

We have just read your Christmas message Ė not least the last paragraph to James and Ben.

We are all so touched here by Chris and Clintís generous words, and will pass them on to James and Ben. Iím not certain what Ben is giving James for Christmas, but Jamesís present was going to be taking over an extra hour from Benís shift (oh yes, and the Concept 2 that he has slipped on board).

Happy Christmas to Chris and Clint and all the C2 team Ė which seems to be worldwide. Keep the information flowing.

It seems a bit of a slugfest out there. When I reported progress to James, and how tight it is, his last comment was ďoh bugger, those are big old boysĒ.

Good luck and get there safely.


From: Richard & Susan  

December 25 2005
There's nothing like a good row on Christmas Day to bring everyone together...Best wishes e Buon Natale


From: Sue & Colin  

December 24 2005
Hi guys,

Happy Christmas - we've raised a glass or two to you!

Well, we're just off to bed now, shame you don't have the same luxury! Huge congratulations on reaching pole position - and such a great day to do it on! Keep it up and we'll speak with you tomorrow (well later on today!) Mum and Dad send their love and congratulations too. xx



From: Jack from York  

December 24 2005
Well done guys

1000 miles over.
And let me be the first to say happy christmas as its 13 odd mins past mid-night and i'm a little tipsy!
(The church was full!)

glad to see your fist in the doubles at the moment and are beating EDF

Jack



From: Penny & Richard Stagg  

December 24 2005
We're following you every day - as we check out the rowgirls - Jo is our girl! You're doing well - just wanted to say happy Christmas & fair winds & currents - & wish you the best!


From: Steve & Sarah Kettle  

December 23 2005
Would would like to wish you both a very happy Christmas and keep up the good work rate. Love Sarah & Steve


From: Gavin Goodwin  

December 23 2005
As I sit here eating chocolates I can't even begin what it must be like to row for 23 minutes let alone 23 days! You're doing an amazing job - and almost in a straight line. Fantastic. All the best. Gavin


From: Julian Rodd  

December 23 2005
I've just finished work, and thought I was knackered. Amazing what a drink will fix. Let me know if you're thirsty when you get home! Thinking of you & your adventure.


From: Farrell Mossop  

December 23 2005
Chris, Clint, best of luck again.
Chris, no drinks on the 28th this year?!!!


From: Nigel & Alison Bairsto  

December 23 2005
Parents of Pink Cushtie provider wish you good luck and God speed on your voyage. An experience of a lifetime that we lesser mortals cannot contemplate. Best Wishes & Happy Christmas


From: Fife Branch Parkinson's Disease Society  

December 23 2005
Best wishes and good luck from the Fifers


From: Marie Richardson  

December 23 2005
You guys are truly amazing. I hope you both have a good christmas, however you spend it. God bless.


From: Mel Phillips PDS Helpline Nurse  

December 23 2005
Thinking of you whilst on your journey,
All the best
Mel



From: Allan Erwood  

December 23 2005
From the Southern Field team of PDS: Thinking of you as Christmas approaches - keep going strong and all best wishes


From: PR Team at Parkinson's Disease Society  

December 23 2005
We're enjoying reading the blog and will be thinking of you both over Christmas - do you want us to save you some turkey?!


From: Andy Giles  

December 23 2005
Reading this is like doing it all over again - as previous owner of this boat I can officially say that you guys are doing great! You're over the hardest part (the first two weeks), you've done some para anchor hanging, all you've got to do now is keep your bums in one piece!!


From: Simon Parsons  

December 23 2005
Wonderful performance. The Tideway will never seem the same again ! Much in awe.


From: Chris Williams  

December 23 2005
Best wishes from all at Scullers, keep up the good work!


From: Richard Smalman-Smith  

December 22 2005
You have been responsible for a lot of un-marked school papers over the last few weeks as my late nights have been spent with red pen in hand but eyes watching a small blue blob move very very slowly on my monitor, most exciting!


From: Adrian  

December 22 2005
Congratulations guys, you're going really well ! I'm watching you from Bermuda. If you come near here, your satnav is bust, but you would be very welcome and I'll be sure to buy you a beer ! Best wishes for your Christmas rowing !


From: Simon Robert-Tissot  

December 22 2005
Great to follow you. We were in Paris a few days ago and I mentioned the race. You will be pleased to hear that the French think that you are crazy. Keep pulling. Simon


From: John Atkins & Judy Smith  

December 22 2005
We saw you off in Gomera - but we can't be in Antigua - Hopefully the cows on the bow can give you some cream for the Xmas pud - Good luck


From: graeme mulcahy  

December 22 2005
looks harder than skiff racing! best wishes for the rest of the trip


From: Simone Bruckner  

December 22 2005
Hi from Genoa - Italy
Good Luck



From: Gel  

December 22 2005
Clint - what's all this about your excess tail wind being caused by the astronaut food? I seem to recall you being turbo charged on very simple fare in the past...seriously though, hope the methane from the moo cow speeds things up for you. xxxxxxx


From: Duncan  

December 22 2005
Following your race with amazement and envy. Good Luck to you both.


From: Sue  

December 22 2005
Well guys, I've done Marks and Spencers and Christmas shopped till I've just about dropped! Food shopping after work tomorrow (24 hour shopping at Tescos - hurrah!). Apparently there were fisticuffs at Tescos yesterday over a turkey and the police had to be called! Aren't you reeeeeeaally sorry to be missing all that?!!! Rooting for you little bruv, can't imagine what it's like but we're hugely full of pride and admiration. Helena's diary is great - to be able to get an idea of what you're getting up to! Take care of yourselves (black waves permitting!) and look forward to talking to you at Christmas. Loads of love Sue and Colin


From: Matthew Tickle  

December 21 2005
Well done chaps. I gather you (including Helena) met Tiny, who changed shape very dramatically in the run up to his Atlantic row - what a small world. It puts my 1/2 marathon exploits into perspective. Keep it up (no option really, I suppose) and hope you continue to enjoy the experience.


From: Richard Burdett  

December 21 2005
I've just finished work, and i'm knackered...
Respect.



From: Caroline McFadzean  

December 21 2005
Dear Team C2,

A little bird (or should I say seagull?) told me that you're on track to beat an Olympic gold medallist! Keep up the good work!

A very merry christmas from the team at CMPR!



From: richard edwards  

December 21 2005
Hi Clint: Our last lunch in Marlow in November must seem a long time ago now! Sterling work on getting so far in such adverse conditions. I look forward to sharing a bottle of wine with you and hearing all about it when we get back.

Best

Richard



From: Michael Pitfield  

December 21 2005
All good wishes to you. I hope you enjoy your unusual Christmas and progress well and safely on your excitibg voyage.

Michael



From: Farzana Rao  

December 21 2005
Hi Chris

Hope you are having fun (!!) - sorry to read about the sore bottoms!!!

Will take you for that long awaited glass of champagne when you are back!!

Keep well and safe.

Farzana x



From: Peter Dobbs - Aon  

December 21 2005
Chris and Clint,
You've now got past the first critical two weeks when you realise that your bodies can now take the punishment. You will make it. Don't worry about the weather it will change. I got stuck in the indian ocean for 6o days going nowhere in 1980. It really pissed me off! There will be good days and bad days.

Who cares. Good Luck. I'm on for the Atlantic in 2007 but my wife and Aon don't know yet! Any tips?

Peter



From: Edward Caley  

December 21 2005
Am enjoying following your progress....keep going guys! Hey Clint, I worked with you during my first week at Touche Ross in 1992 - it was a memorable week because on the Friday we went to the pub with the client at lunch and only got back to the office at 6.....a brilliant introduction to the world of paid employment!
PS I've lived in Milan for 10 years now, and am sad to report that the two hour lunches and siestas in the sun appear to have been done away with here!



From: Sarah WIlliams  

December 20 2005
Absolutely brilliant - I'm hooked - better than Chinese soaps any day. Amazing effort, you guys are awesome. And yes very small world - Simon W is coming to ours on Christmas day!


From: Mark Stamper  

December 20 2005
Probably doesn't seem it for you guys, but it is a small world - I know Chris and turns out a friend of mine in Hong Kong - Simon Walpole, who has done the race himself (58 days but better wind I am sure!) - knows Clint. Keep on pullin'. Mark & Alice, Hong Kong


From: Tim Soutar  

December 20 2005
Olive oil? Wouldn't Popeye have been more use (or are you a spinach-free boat)? Hoping for some better weather for you for Xmas! Amazing effort, truly amazing!


From: David Booth at ixq  

December 20 2005
Impressive, awesome, inspiring - and that's just the website! Seriously, though, what a great initiative - very best wishes to everyone involved.


From: Anne & Percy Cullen  

December 20 2005
We have been following all of you, our niece is in boat #7, Steph Temperton. Any how keep up the good rowing. Greetings from Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. Bye now.