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Weather Update: As predicted the weather has changed to a southerly wind, with some slight westerly wind hitting the northern most rowers.  The weather is still predicted to switch to a strong easterly wind in a couple of days, and should remain that way for a while – the ideal conditions for the fleet.

Rower update: Well, I think we can guarantee that this will certainly be one of the most unique Christmases our rowers will experience (see Yorkshire Rows – below).  Most of the fleet will have brought a festive treat or two with them along with some letters and cards from friends and family to give them a taster of the festivities at home.

Row Like A Girl (main picture) gave their first lengthy update yesterday (Christmas Eve).  Having been plagued by sea sickness up until this point, along with many other crews in these rough seas, the thought of writing a blog in a hot, stuffy cabin in addition to the sea sickness just wasn’t something they could face until now.  Despite the sea sickness they seem in good spirits, have been making swift progress, and have encountered dolphins, small birds and even the occasional tanker (which they managed to avoid thanks to Gee’s quick thinking).

All Beans No Monkeys have also been making fantastic headway, despite issues with their solar panels which they have (sort of) fixed?!?  They remain first amongst the pure class boats and seem to have positively relished their Christmas at sea experience: “So our Christmas starts with a very positive feeling, unwrapping very small gifts from home and having a quick dip in the beautiful atlantic ocean. The weather is gorgeous and the feeling on board is a very positive one; four happy beans!”  See the link above to learn more about their solar panel issues and to see a video of the school of dolphins they happened upon today.

Thrift Energy Atlantic Challenge have been encountering problems with their boat, mainly with the steerage.  Despite this they have managed to implement at least a temporary fix and are starting to make their way through the fleet.  They have been enjoying the night rows as an opportunity to appreciate the “huuuge” moon and the stars in the vast night sky.

What of our solo rowers?  Christmas day can be tough on all the rowers but most especially on these brave individuals.  None more so than Greg Maud of Sea Rover who had his first capsize today: “As I was heading out this morning a big wave came and turned The Dog House right over.  Next thing I knew I was sitting on the ceiling, so to speak.  Thankfully it isn’t far between the floor and the ceiling.  And I had secured everything anyway, so I only lost a sponge and a jar of bum cream.  I am very thankful this holiday season that my boat turned itself over, and I didn’t lose anything crucial.  Merry Christmas!”

Please take some time to look at these extraordinary rowers blogs and justgiving sites (available on the team pages) to learn more about the daily reality of their life at sea and to donate to the causes they are supporting.  Merry Christmas one and all!
Yorkshire Rows

 

 

Weather Update: As predicted the weather has changed to a southerly wind, with some slight westerly wind hitting the northern most rowers.  The weather is still predicted to switch to a strong easterly wind in a couple of days, and should remain that way for a while – the ideal conditions for the fleet.

Rower update: Well, I think we can guarantee that this will certainly be one of the most unique Christmases our rowers will experience (see Yorkshire Rows – below).  Most of the fleet will have brought a festive treat or two with them along with some letters and cards from friends and family to give them a taster of the festivities at home.

Row Like A Girl (main picture) gave their first lengthy update yesterday (Christmas Eve).  Having been plagued by sea sickness up until this point, along with many other crews in these rough seas, the thought of writing a blog in a hot, stuffy cabin in addition to the sea sickness just wasn’t something they could face until now.  Despite the sea sickness they seem in good spirits, have been making swift progress, and have encountered dolphins, small birds and even the occasional tanker (which they managed to avoid thanks to Gee’s quick thinking).

All Beans No Monkeys have also been making fantastic headway, despite issues with their solar panels which they have (sort of) fixed?!?  They remain first amongst the pure class boats and seem to have positively relished their Christmas at sea experience: “So our Christmas starts with a very positive feeling, unwrapping very small gifts from home and having a quick dip in the beautiful atlantic ocean. The weather is gorgeous and the feeling on board is a very positive one; four happy beans!”  See the link above to learn more about their solar panel issues and to see a video of the school of dolphins they happened upon today.

Thrift Energy Atlantic Challenge have been encountering problems with their boat, mainly with the steerage.  Despite this they have managed to implement at least a temporary fix and are starting to make their way through the fleet.  They have been enjoying the night rows as an opportunity to appreciate the “huuuge” moon and the stars in the vast night sky.

What of our solo rowers?  Christmas day can be tough on all the rowers but most especially on these brave individuals.  None more so than Greg Maud of Sea Rover who had his first capsize today: “As I was heading out this morning a big wave came and turned The Dog House right over.  Next thing I knew I was sitting on the ceiling, so to speak.  Thankfully it isn’t far between the floor and the ceiling.  And I had secured everything anyway, so I only lost a sponge and a jar of bum cream.  I am very thankful this holiday season that my boat turned itself over, and I didn’t lose anything crucial.  Merry Christmas!”

Please take some time to look at these extraordinary rowers blogs and justgiving sites (available on the team pages) to learn more about the daily reality of their life at sea and to donate to the causes they are supporting.  Merry Christmas one and all!
Yorkshire Rows