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Atlantic Endeavour's Progress Page

 

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Home page for the Atlantic Endeavour team

Atlantic Endeavour's Wind, Waves and Weather (click here)

The Atlantic Endeavour is attempting to break the fastest ocean crossing record (35 days) set by the French team on    "La Mondiale" in 1992. (photos  1    2)
(ORS records and statistics)
teamphoto Atlantic Endeavour is an expedition mounted by a Scottish-based team to set the world record for the fastest non-stop rowing of the Atlantic Ocean. The rowers will leave the Canary Islands in November bound for the West Indies on a voyage filled with discovery, danger and physical endurance.

Nov 29, 1998-- This just in from ORS director Kenneth Crutchlow in Cape Verde along with a reporter from London--"Have met with AE captain Roy Finlay and he informs me the attempt to row the Atlantic is over at this time".
Nov,15-- The Atlantic Endeavour has arrived safely at the Cape Verde Islands.  We wish them well. For further info contact 0171-485-8807 (ORS director Kenneth Crutchlow)

Click here for latest reports and news on the Atlantic Endeavour row. by the Ocean Rowing Society


Nov 29 1998-- This just in from ORS director Kenneth Crutchlow in Cape Verde along with a reporter from London--"Have met with AE captain Roy Finlay and he informs me the attempt to row the Atlantic is over at this time".
The Atlantic Endeavour has arrived safely at the Cape Verde Islands.  We wish them well.
Dear Kenneth
     I would like to thank you for offering to deal with
the press and TV and confirm that we wish you to act on our behalf.
yours sincerely
Robert Finlay The Atlantic Endeavour.

   
Mr Finlay senior is in his 70s and he is finding it difficult to keep up
with the high volume of phone calls he is receiving The Ocean Rowing
Society, as a courtesy to Mr Finlay has agreed to answer all press enquires.
We will update our website as events unfold...
Kenneth F Crutchlow (director The Ocean Rowing Society)




  
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this message sent to you on sat - problems with sat internet link
subject+nov12th 1998
postn at noon N19 28.0 W23 0.0
72 nm days run
645 total
2131 to go
Still in very uncomfortable sea. We are in trade winds belt but not
settled. Yesterday observed 2min silence and at 11am turned the
corner managing 3.5 knots.

Crew comment: From Patrick Kendall.
Am fine despite the sorest backside in the world and even enjoying
the odd moment. Love to family. Any msgs greatly appreciated. PS. Great to
get your lovely msg Alan and Jen. PPS Any football results.


Nov 12th 1998  NO POSITION FORWARDED FROM ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR TEAM...
(There appears to be a problem with the positions being sent from Atlantic Endeavour and then forwarded on to the Ocean Rowing Society for mapping ??? Apologies to all hoping to find updates... Hopefully we at the ORS will start getting "daily reports" soon... Tom Lynch, ORS)


Nov 11th Postn N20 8.0 W21 53.0
Distance in 24 hours:63nm
Total run: 573nm
We have had 2 days and nights of a loto of wind and a confused sea
with some swell, all going well!


Nov 10th NO POSITION FORWARDED FROM ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR TEAM...
(There appears to be a problem with the positions being sent from Atlantic Endeavour and then forwarded on to the Ocean Rowing Society for mapping ??? Apologies to all hoping to find updates... Hopefully we at the ORS will start getting "daily reports" soon... Tom Lynch, ORS)


Nov 9th Postn at noon: N21 29.2 W20.32
Total Distance 459 miles
Days run 60 miles
Distance to lat. 20: 100 miles Distance from lat. 20 way-point to Barbados:
2260.54 nautical miles Had a life-raft drill last night, went well Systems
running well, we are going to move a deck light on the rear frame in order
to see what's coming up behind us. Roy. Crew comment for today - from Andy
Bird: to Gerry Sutton and the boys - the oars are magic thanks! Regards,
Sharon.


Atlantic Endeavour's Nov 8th Position @noon N22 18.5 W19 54.0
Cumulative Dist: 399 Miles
Average speed now 4 knots in T/Winds, allowing for 2-3 days of calm, we are
still in the running. Majority of crew have hit 1st pain barrier but nobody
our of action. "Comment of the day" is from Bill Baxter - lots of love to
Dad and Cyn and everyone at home. Looking forward to seeing you


Nov,07--Position noon 12:00 gmt: N23 11.2 W19 22.1
Distance Run: 61 miles
Managed to increase rate to available approx. 3 knots. The crew are
excelling themselves, although as we approach the end of our 1st week
kaches pains and blisters are beginning to show again. On the morning
of day 6 as we approach day 7 at 0840 the wind is now existent
although there is the beginning of a swell @0400 I decided to head in
a more southerly direction 210deg. I am convinced we have taken the
right option. We just need wind!
Systems running ok.
Skipper has a cold
Swell and wind increase at noon. Jettisoned 200
litres of reserve water. Retaining 200 plus 2 water-maker. Tough one
but we've done it safely
Sharon


Nov, 06--Position N4 3.8 W 8 46.6
Total Distance: 277.4
Daily Mileage: 60.8
2 on/2 off system seems to suit the crew, although they wouldn't tell me if
it didn't as it was their idea. So e have to be aware to tiredness and
consequential injuries. Foods improved since the change.Andy has discovered
why we seem to be emptying the port diesel tank at a great rate and so this
has been rectified. I ditched a ton of ballast yesterday evening, raising
the bow, making her easier to row, and more responsive to the helm. This we
can replace with water in the Trades if needs be. Sighted a container ship
passed 1/4 mile to starboard. Spoke with him on VHF CH09. Stopped for 1/2
hour to clean decks and swim. NEED WIND!!!! Roy.


(Nov, 05 1998) Position N 24 53.0 W 18 .0 51.6 miles in last 24 hrs Totol distance 216.6 miles sea calm.



(Nov, 02 1998 last report) "At 8am progress reasonabl, considering ewather conditions. 50 miles covered. All systems operable. Hit first squiall last night. Updates sent daily at 12 nn. We wil download replies at 6pm.`Potn N27 14.4 W 16 8.0. Pls forward all positions to tlynch@sonic.net. "
(from onboard Atlantic Endeavour)
     
There are no new positions yet but not to worry. There are often problems transmitting e-mail reports from sea. We will post news as we get it (Tom Lynch--Ocean Rowing Society)


(Nov, 01 1998) From aboard sailing yacht SOLONG flying Swiss flag and courtesy of Captain Daniel Glur. We can confirm that at 01:20PM, the ATLANTIC ENDEAVOUR began their record breaking attempt departing PUERTO de MOGAN, destination Barbados. (from ORS director Kenneth Crutchlow)