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Saturday, February 5, 2011

2011 04 05 Mini Blog by Aleksa & Newspaper Article

2011 04 05 Mini Blog by Aleksa
Via Tomas on Facebook

Brother Report: The stench was not Aleksa, it was instead a dead squid that washed up into the boat during the storms they were rowing through! 
Lots of stuff going down, but her homeland's main newspaper wrote up an article about her: News Article
And keep in mind, boys in girls, a donation to the foundation she's rowing for!

Friday, February 4, 2011

2011 02 04 Mini Blog from Sylvain

2011 02 04  Mini Blog from Sylvain
Via Suzanne Reid on Facebook
ok, yet another BigBlue update:-). Sylvain called this am...35 knot NE winds have been sending huge waves over the boat, flooding the oar stations and sending the oars flying (one was broken and many oar handles have hit the rowers hard). they had to stop rowing as a result. conditions are tough...they're hoping to be back on the oars soon, hoping the winds will change...

2011 02 04 Mini Blog from Ryan

2011 02 04 Mini Blog from Ryan
Via Sarah Grady on Facebook
Just talked to the hairy dude via sat phone and the crew is thinking they'll be hitting Barbados the 27th or 28th of this month! They're still having bad weather but at least now it's blowing them in the right direction.

2011 02 04 Big Blue Takes Off by Margaret

2011 02 04  Big Blue Takes Off by Margaret

Big Blue is now covering around 100 miles a day and the weather forecast for the next week is very favourable with 20 – 25 knot winds and waves from the North East. You can leave messages for the crew at the Big Blue Guestbook at

Thursday, February 3, 2011

2011 02 03 Guestbook Hits 150 Entries by Deb

2011 02 03  Guestbook Hits 150 Entries by Deb

2/3/11 Latest News from the Website

The Guestbook has hit 150 entries!  To send a message to the crew via guestbook, click on the guestbook page on The Big Blue Row Website and fill out the form on the bottom of the page. The Crew likes the messages!

Spot has not tracked for hours I sent a message to the boat requesting a battery change.

2011 02 02 Over 100 Miles in a Day by Angela

2011 02 02 Over 100 Miles in a Day by Angela
2/2/11 Latest news from the website
The wind has started blowing the right direction and Big Blue is moving!  Angela set a waypoint at 8pm and 23 hours later they had gone 101 nautical miles (116 miles) in 23hours!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

2011 01 29 Blog From Steve via Sat phone to Janet

January 29th Update from Big Blue

Steve Roedde called home and asked me to post a blog to update all of you on Big Blue. Transmission by sat. phones are challenging and I could hear the wind that they were dealing with over the line.  They've not had any favourable weather thus far and this is impeding their progress. At this point they were expecting to experience the trade windsto help propel them forward, but so far no such luck. Today they are in 15 (or 50) knot winds, mainly headwinds. However, although not what they expected, the crew is for the most part remaining positive, great friendships are being forged, no significant physical problems.  The boat is comfortable and roomy, except when they are on sea anchor and all have to fit into the cabin. They are still planning to continue to the Barbados.

Jan 23rd Audio Blog from Margaret