*cork pop!* It’s the final day of 2015, and although our rowers aren’t ringing in the New Year with a bottle of champagne, many of them are roughly a third of the way to Antigua. Which is plenty to be celebrating about!

The weather conditions continue to push NE, although the last 48 hours have been challenging. Although the wind is behind them, meaning the fleet have been able to capitalise on the trade winds further South, this has created big waves – not great for sea sickness or getting to Antigua any faster.

But some of the teams have managed to get a few words out on their blogs and social media pages in the last few days, and there are definitely some experiences to be jealous of! All Beans No Monkeys (currently 3rd in fours and 5th in all boats) have reported 28 degrees sunshine, and being followed by a school of Dorado (Mahi-Mahi). It sounds as though Team Wadadli left a few in the sea after their fish soup yesterday! It’s these moments that help get our rowers through the tough times, so let’s hope they can enjoy plenty more of those.

Persil Atlantic Waterbabies rower Callum (currently 5th of the 6 solo rowers and 21st in all boats) has had some contact with his Mum, who has put together a blog post on his behalf. Callum has managed to prop up his laptop so he can watch every series of ‘House’ while he rows. Not bad!

RowLikeAGirl are currently travelling at 3.6 knots – faster than any other crew. Which means the last day of 2015 is spent at 2nd position. Well done girls.

Finally, Atlantic Drifters have written their first blog post wishing friends and family a Happy New Year, and have also managed an audio blog update – it’s a little muffled, so switch up the volume. They’re especially excited by a Twitter mention from Tim Peake, wishing them well on their journey – all the way from space!

Thanks to everybody for supporting the teams in 2015, we wish all of our readers and rowers a very Happy New Year!

*cork pop!* It’s the final day of 2015, and although our rowers aren’t ringing in the New Year with a bottle of champagne, many of them are roughly a third of the way to Antigua. Which is plenty to be celebrating about!

The weather conditions continue to push NE, although the last 48 hours have been challenging. Although the wind is behind them, meaning the fleet have been able to capitalise on the trade winds further South, this has created big waves – not great for sea sickness or getting to Antigua any faster.

But some of the teams have managed to get a few words out on their blogs and social media pages in the last few days, and there are definitely some experiences to be jealous of! All Beans No Monkeys (currently 3rd in fours and 5th in all boats) have reported 28 degrees sunshine, and being followed by a school of Dorado (Mahi-Mahi). It sounds as though Team Wadadli left a few in the sea after their fish soup yesterday! It’s these moments that help get our rowers through the tough times, so let’s hope they can enjoy plenty more of those.

Persil Atlantic Waterbabies rower Callum (currently 5th of the 6 solo rowers and 21st in all boats) has had some contact with his Mum, who has put together a blog post on his behalf. Callum has managed to prop up his laptop so he can watch every series of ‘House’ while he rows. Not bad!

RowLikeAGirl are currently travelling at 3.6 knots – faster than any other crew. Which means the last day of 2015 is spent at 2nd position. Well done girls.

Finally, Atlantic Drifters have written their first blog post wishing friends and family a Happy New Year, and have also managed an audio blog update – it’s a little muffled, so switch up the volume. They’re especially excited by a Twitter mention from Tim Peake, wishing them well on their journey – all the way from space!

Thanks to everybody for supporting the teams in 2015, we wish all of our readers and rowers a very Happy New Year!