With the storm a subsiding memory and the waters calm, the teams are rowing on and hoping for the trade winds to kick in to propel them full steam ahead towards Antigua. Dave of the Atlantic Drifters took the time, around braving the waters to clean the underside of the boat, to update us on the leisure activities of confinement and answer some pending questions of their followers:

There is no big spoon yet!

The boat still has enough supplies to toast a few landmarks…

Most looking forward to a beer on arrival – this could be straight armed (and full fat Coke)

No sharing of a pee bottle under any circumstances

One song in exchange for the speakers working – Dave: Mr Brightside, Tom – Little Boys (Rolf Harris)

Most-missed home luxury – Tom: bed, Dave: shower

3 shaves down (most recent was yesterday)

Follow the guys here to read (and answer?) some of their questions to the world in general!

 

Dan, of Atlantic Challenge, one ahead of the Drifters, also took to the ipad, with a rendition of their storm survival. Unfortunately not as lucky as Drifter Dave who had an 8 hour sleep, the Atlantic Challenge pair finally braved the elements and slept outside in full wet weather gear to escape 45⁰ temperatures inside. Olly’s army skills were put to the test to mend their storm-shattered rudder, and with a new one fashioned of ply floorboards, the pair are doing a tidy 2.5N and are currently 4th in all boats.

We also want to say a belated happy birthday to Dave of the Atlantic Lions who turned 26 on 13th Jan. The team bared their bottoms to greet the blue skies in celebration, and received a video message from Dave’s brother and dad: ‘If it’s your birthday, we wanna know, where are you..?’ Well, to be precise, they are 17° 43.31 N, 035° 59.64 W, almost half way across the Atlantic!

With the storm a subsiding memory and the waters calm, the teams are rowing on and hoping for the trade winds to kick in to propel them full steam ahead towards Antigua. Dave of the Atlantic Drifters took the time, around braving the waters to clean the underside of the boat, to update us on the leisure activities of confinement and answer some pending questions of their followers:

There is no big spoon yet!

The boat still has enough supplies to toast a few landmarks…

Most looking forward to a beer on arrival – this could be straight armed (and full fat Coke)

No sharing of a pee bottle under any circumstances

One song in exchange for the speakers working – Dave: Mr Brightside, Tom – Little Boys (Rolf Harris)

Most-missed home luxury – Tom: bed, Dave: shower

3 shaves down (most recent was yesterday)

Follow the guys here to read (and answer?) some of their questions to the world in general!

 

Dan, of Atlantic Challenge, one ahead of the Drifters, also took to the ipad, with a rendition of their storm survival. Unfortunately not as lucky as Drifter Dave who had an 8 hour sleep, the Atlantic Challenge pair finally braved the elements and slept outside in full wet weather gear to escape 45⁰ temperatures inside. Olly’s army skills were put to the test to mend their storm-shattered rudder, and with a new one fashioned of ply floorboards, the pair are doing a tidy 2.5N and are currently 4th in all boats.

We also want to say a belated happy birthday to Dave of the Atlantic Lions who turned 26 on 13th Jan. The team bared their bottoms to greet the blue skies in celebration, and received a video message from Dave’s brother and dad: ‘If it’s your birthday, we wanna know, where are you..?’ Well, to be precise, they are 17° 43.31 N, 035° 59.64 W, almost half way across the Atlantic!