The 26 crews of our fleet are about to enter their 5th week at sea, and the vast expanse of water ahead, and ever more vast expanse behind, seems to be bringing out the lyrical side in some of our rowers. The Castaways’ latest musings ‘The Whale vs. the Goat/ee’ include a ditty dedicated to the elusive whale they finally spotted yesterday, completing their ocean safari checklist, and the state of their facial hair: “Listen to the waves go by; look up at the starry sky; hopefully your boat is still afloat; I am on dry land, don’t want to gloat.” Fred is reported to be ‘rocking a strong goatee and tash but a little thin in other areas while Jack is sporting some ridiculous sun bleached white, bushy sideburns with a hint of a goatee.’

Coventry Five-O have also been wildlife spotting, surrounded by flying fish today, and Adrian experiencing a sunfish nibbling at his toes a few days ago – there’s nothing like a mid-Atlantic pedicure. Martin, on the other hand, has his mind elsewhere; he is reported to have requested a FSTE update!

Angus of Ocean Reunion celebrates his ‘Century’ at sea today – using terminology gleaned from having spent 29 of his impressive hundred days of ocean rowing with cricket mad crew members Joe and Gus. Read the highs and lows of his Atlantic experience here.

The wind continues to fill in from NE and ENE and all crews will be getting favourable winds from now until at least the 28th January.

The 26 crews of our fleet are about to enter their 5th week at sea, and the vast expanse of water ahead, and ever more vast expanse behind, seems to be bringing out the lyrical side in some of our rowers. The Castaways’ latest musings ‘The Whale vs. the Goat/ee’ include a ditty dedicated to the elusive whale they finally spotted yesterday, completing their ocean safari checklist, and the state of their facial hair: “Listen to the waves go by; look up at the starry sky; hopefully your boat is still afloat; I am on dry land, don’t want to gloat.” Fred is reported to be ‘rocking a strong goatee and tash but a little thin in other areas while Jack is sporting some ridiculous sun bleached white, bushy sideburns with a hint of a goatee.’

Coventry Five-O have also been wildlife spotting, surrounded by flying fish today, and Adrian experiencing a sunfish nibbling at his toes a few days ago – there’s nothing like a mid-Atlantic pedicure. Martin, on the other hand, has his mind elsewhere; he is reported to have requested a FSTE update!

Angus of Ocean Reunion celebrates his ‘Century’ at sea today – using terminology gleaned from having spent 29 of his impressive hundred days of ocean rowing with cricket mad crew members Joe and Gus. Read the highs and lows of his Atlantic experience here.

The wind continues to fill in from NE and ENE and all crews will be getting favourable winds from now until at least the 28th January.