Transatlantic Record Attempt Message Board
Dear Mike, Chris, Louise, we are all so sad that conditions in the end got in the way of what looked for so long like a new record. You must all be very disappointed indeed after such a heroic effort. But we are thrilled to have Leopard back in our home waters again and hugely looking forward to the summer. All best wishes as ever from ICAP.
Loved following the Captains Message’s…… Tough luck on the weather but pleased you’re all safe and well (including the boat!) I’m sure Leopard will be enjoy being back in her home waters of Southampton. Best Wishes, – Portia D
Hi guys, Record or not you’ve delivered another thriller with determination and commitment. Happy we don’t make toilet pumps, - Team KZ-New Zealand
I have been following the transat closely and just wanted to pass on best wishes and commiserations to the team, such bad luck, after such a good week! – Kate F
Well Done lads for such a gallant effort! You should be very proud of such a fantastic trip. It’s been fun in the office to cheer you guys on.
Get back and smash the record next year! Have a safe trip home. - Simon, ICAP NY
Hi Daryl and all the Leopard crew. Hard luck with the weather but you all sailed your best and should be proud of yourselves and maybe next time? Great comments from Capt Chris and he says you all worked really hard. Hope you catch your flight to next regatta and have safe trip. Luv - Mum and Dad
Hi Joe and crew ….the whole Dar es Salaam yacht club has been watching your every move, ups and downs, and vicariously living the race with you…… You have fans in the furthest corners of the world!! - Dar es Salaam Yacht Club
Great effort lads and thanks for all the fun you’ve given us all (10,000 of us). Mighty relieved the dunny was the only damage. Looking forward to hearing all the news in Soton soonest. - Mike and Heather
I am sure you are all disappointed, but hey guy’s you made a fantastic attempt and we are all proud of you. Sadly you cannot control the weather to do what you want when you want but if you if you never tried you certainly would never have a chance to succeed. Raise a glass and remember you did your best!
Love and Best wishes to you all from Terri Pringle and the staff of West Hill Park Nursery School. x
Dear boys…you have done us all proud! We will be glad to have you all back safely (& the beers are on ice!!!!) Here’s to the next time…… love – Louise (Leopard) xxx
Great effort, Gentlemen and Barbarian. Will you be making it home this Saturday? Or must I run with Chaperon (FruityBix) Nathan once more? Love from – Wife, aka: Blonde (Kiddles Schooner and Piglet too)
Great effort but the weather systems did not materialise, you’ll have to try again – next year!!! I was just looking at the Nationality of your crew list and there is a particular bias toward Australians – very good choice mind you, however I hope your two token KIWIS do not feel isolated or threatened in any way as this must be a very unusual situation for them being so vulnerable!
Good luck with the season and there are plenty of records open. - Dave P
Hey Gang – Chris and boys – Rotten luck on the weather situation! Yes did always look tight at the end, but wow what a ride hey? Pretty close – that is why they are records, and special!! And agreed – what a great crew and opportunity to have – good one. Great boss to have to watch you guys having such a great trip! See you soon! – Em W
Hey guys , Sorry to hear that that wind has shut down on you. At least you are all safe and in one piece. Hope to see you soon. – Marko, Nancy & Jonjon
To Chris and Crew, Great try for the record, would like to be there when you hit the shore for the stories and a drink…
Thanks Mike for letting us all be a part of the sailing. I might be good for 1000 hits on the site? - Sir Shag
We’ve been following your attempt keenly and wishing you all the best. We’re at Dan and Tamara’s for dinner and have been checking out your progress and the Leopard 3 website – it looks great! Hope you complete the journey safely.
Greetings from Vermont where I think we have logged at least a third of your 20,000 hits. Really enjoying the “edge of the seat” reportage of your progress. Too bad that the Grib files reveal such questionable wind. Thanks Hugh for showing us how to get them. Wish I were there to whistle up some wind for you all.
Here’s to a fast passage to the Lizard. Go – go – go! – The Gov-presumptive
Well done, keep up the pressure and stay safe, almost time to crank up the watermaker have shower and look forward to a cold beer, regards to all,
You are Winners – no matter what. - Nix and Bugsie
Hi Luke & all the crew onboard, looks like it’s going to be close. We are constantly checking the website for updates and it’s so exciting being able to watch your progress, great going guys – Go Kenny Go!!! luv from
Hi Guys, Sounds like you’re all doing a stellar job. Stay safe, - Katie Hawk
Ha! Ha! Justin and Tim Burnell made the sat. merc 2day!…”Tassie sailors hunt record! “Lots of love – Mum and Dad and Si
To Lukey and rest of leopard crew – great website! We are checking your progress hourly. Good luck, we are keeping everything crossed for favourable weather conditions as you near the UK. – Sue and Jim
Hi Daryl and all those onboard. You are all going great and hope the breeze is in your favour for the finish. We are following your progress on website which is keeping us well up to date with weather and speed and of course your position relative to last attempt. Good luck for the remaining miles and looks like interesting finish. - Luv Mum and Dad
Hugh….Good luck, – Pz HQ & all
One grizzled yachtie to another…”though we’d sail from New York to the Lizard Oh yair? What route will you take? Thought we’d take Hugh – he stuck with us through the Fastnet”
We are thoroughly enjoying watching your daily progress in this exciting venture. Keep up the good work and happy and safe sailing from
Time to dump your cannon, shot and powder overboard yet, Hugh?
The Champagne is on ice in London, awaiting your world record return.
Good luck boys keep at it!!! We are off to Scotland tomorrow to climb the 3 PEAKS CHALLENGE, gutted we won’t be there to welcome you back, but from our mountain top we will be thinking of you all having a shandy or two when you get in. Much love from the – Rum Jungle girlies XX
Greetings to the captain and his motley crew! We are following your progress with great interest. What! No vegemite Justin? best wishes from, – mum and dad
It’s as hot as being on a barbecue here, great work everyone, good luck to All.
What a Winning Team, Fantastic Effort Guys, Do It for Alfie!!
Mankini weather here Burney…… Hurry up or you’ll miss it! – Ben
Dear Lukey, you are going so great and we are so excited to watch your progress. Fox is counting the days ’til Christmas. It seems you are more important than Santa this year. We love you big guy. – Becstar and her little ‘rats’.
Chris, Hugh, Gian and all the boys… watching you all online from the comfort of my office and very jealous. Hope all going well on board and gunning for you guys to take the record, - John, Southampton
Great work guys…! Keep it up. – Jezza
Hi Christopher and crew - following you every day – love your blogs – good luck in finding the wind to push you there to beat the record and arrive safely – much love, Mum
Hi guys, enjoying tracking your progress – hope you crack the record! That loo is really giving the Captain some grief. Good luck - Suz, Steve, Lucia & Valentinaxx
Good luck chaps. we are keeping everything crossed this end. Looks like you are making good progress. - Max, Ruth and Milly
Mark, Chris and the “GO GO” Gang on board. Keep on “Go Go Going”. Watching you all, – Beverly HillBillies, Jerdy Gang, Beth, Mum and Dad
Hey Daryl – just found the web site!!! All the best and fingers, eyes, toes crossed you make the record. Take care, love - Cathie & Mark
Go Ant and crew!! good luck and safe sailing! – Bill & Alvia, Sydney
Best of luck with the wind, guys!!! One old bloke in Gurnet Bay wishes he could be sitting ‘on the stack’ with you. Even the food sounds good!! Hope your sunsets fade quickly. Following you closely – Nip, Mum & Dad
Hello Uncle Timmy, Good luck. It is so exciting watching from our comfy lounge room. Say hi to Juggy from dad and we hope Mark T is not too grumpy. – Amy, Oli and Toby
Send it boys yeeewww. - Zano
Juggy, hope you got that call in to The Barbarian to tell her you wouldn’t be home on Saturday night as you were out with the Leopard 3 boyz!
Chris & co – watching your progress with interest – keep the hammer down mate & best of luck for a safe & rewarding passage. Cheerz, Harken Harv.
Go Leopard’s!! Good luck and thinking of you all. Can’t quite believe you didn’t need me for this one…? - Sarah MH x
Go Luke and the rest of the guys. Good luck from all at Transplant RWYR
Go Lukey go go go!! Hope you are having the time of your life and you’re looking after Kenny! Keep going boys – you can do it! – Sal xxx
Hi Timmy, hope you are having lots and lots of fun racing across the Atlantic. Good luck! From – Oli and Toby at Triabunna.
All Agnews are rooting for you……
Looking good lads, sail fast, take care Hawk, – The Wolf Pack
Great watching progress on the tracker. Doing so well. Keep going boys fast and safe,
Wow – what a fab sıte! Thanks for that. Looking good so far if a bit chilly and wet…
Send it Molov!!! – Sherwy
Great work guys, keep it going. I’m bomb proofing the White Star and The Bugle for your return! All staff on standby, Leopard alert! – Matt
Go Louis Go! Dedication… fight for speed every inch of the way… kill it! Big up from the land of Wadadli! – Nikolai
Hi to Mike J and the ICAP Leopard team, watching your team’s progress on the net with keen interest. Good luck with your attempt and God’s speed.
Hope the weather conditions help you guys to reach Lizard Point as soonest.
GO,GO,GO LEOPARD`S!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hola desde España……….. solo desearos buena singladura y buenos vientos. Saludos especiales a mi compatriota Guillermo (eres enorme……….)
Go Uncle Gian and the Leopard team! Best wishes for a safe and fast journey. You’re miles away but close to our hearts. XO
Captain Chris, Hugh and the CREW. What a great start, never stop pushing your efforts inspire us all . Arrive ASAP. – Woody and Victoria
G’day fella’s, sounds like you are making hay whilst the sun shines. Go for it!! Look forward to catching up sometime… – Plug
Go Jughead, just got the rel’s email, will track you till you beat the record.
Mr Burnell – following you and the boys and looks like all is going fabulously to plan – great news! Hope you’re spending those 4 hours off wisely… lots of honeymoon planning… and I’m thinking HUGE and EXPENSIVE!! Love the very recent and un-honeymooned – Mrs Burnell x
Hi Jug, safe sailing hope you all achieve your goals! Love n’ best wishes to you n’ all the crew, – Terri n’ Bob n’ the whole darn family xx
Loving the reports your posting. God luck and God speed. Regards to all the crew,
Wishing you strong winds and a smashed record! Good Luck Nipper!
Nice going lads. Blossom says he found the Jug’s credit card and it still works, dinner was great. Robbie
Great stuff so far – keep it up, Ado
You’re doing really well boys, keeping a close eye on you all & wishing you a very speedy & safe crossing! Missing you lots Daddy.
Hey Chris & Team Leopard, great job getting away from the East Coast!! We will be watching you all the way. Wishing you and the guys the best of luck for a safe and fast crossing! – Mark, Helen, Julian and Theodora Del
JJ..alias Juggy…alias ‘Little Brudder’….get Jocko’s after burners going and go…go…go..after that record..safe trip … SiSi xxxx
Hey Chris, Mark, Youngster – Hang in there – looking good! Good luck for the rest of the trip – hi to everyone – Mikey and Nipper! xx Em W
I wish I was there… looks as though you are all having fun. I am sure you all get the chance to chat about the recent 20-20 cricket regularly as well. Good luck from
Hi Daryl and everyone onboard, great to see you have cracked the first 1000 and looking good for the record. Sounds like everyone is working hard to keep the boat safe and fast so keep it all going. All well in NZ, in Nelson anyway. Luv Mum and Dad xxoo
Jug……Nate, Rome and me here checking in on your progress. Kerry was in good form last night at 41 north and ice luge at Marty’s birthday party. Nate was her personal chaperone – all bases covered. Say hi to all the lads and stand on the gas pedal & stay on the boat. Kim says hi, hang on and no middle of the night crazy stuff.
Go Uncle Timmy! Go! Go! Go! We are watching you on the computer and are cheering for all of you. Good luck! Love from – Louie and Lucy
Good luck to you all. We are following your progress and enjoying the Captain’s blog. Sail fast, stay safe. Love from – Penny and Christian in Mallorca
Hope the West winds exceed the expectations that ride on their name. See you on Friday, We hope. – Howard & Karin M-W
Good luck to you all, may the winds be with you and bring you safely home to Blighty in record time. – Dick M
Great you have the tracker, you are the only entertainment for us here in bomb alley now as it is blowing Bazzers out of bars…..unless I can find the donkey….or a small white dog to write on. Good luck! – JS
Hang on guys, good skill and Godspeed. Has Louis caught any fish yet? – Pete Simmo
Good luck and good winds. We’re still here in Antigua. – Alex and The Little Froggie
Hello Adam and crew. Good luck to you all. We are watching you on the net.
Good luck guys, have a FAST, safe passage from your friends in Payson Az – Bruce R
Good luck with the record. Looks like you are off to a flying start with a great crew. Wish I was with them. The very, very best of luck. – Paul S
We are following you on the gps tracker and collectively leaning windward to help (in spirit). Looking forward to you crossing the line at Lizard in Bristol fashion with a new record! – Larry and Hyesi (NYC), SV Princess
Hi Chris, Hugh and all the crew on Leopard. We wish you all the best in your attempt to break the record in crossing the pond! Frank and I will be sailing in less arduous conditions this week in the Camel estuary but thinking of you all and hoping you are victorious. – Goughie
‘God Speed’ England Expects…………………’
Hello there Chris & Crew! This is the Mallorca contingent………..thinking of you. We have La, Greg & Lola with us here tonight & wish you all the best with your challenge……..we know you will succeed!!
To Luke and the Leopard Team, all the best with the record attempt.
Please give the Leopard Team all of our best wishes for their transatlantic passage! We hope to follow their log on Leopard web site. – David & Laurel
Good luck to Anthony and all the crew of Leopard as you make your way across the Atlantic. We are never far from the computer and sched reports! Love from –
We wish you all the best in breaking the transatlantic record and putting another record in the books for ICAP Leopard. – George and Donna
Good Luck to Chris, Mark & the rest of the team. I will be watching your updates with interest. All the best… – Pilko (Perth, Western Australia)
No excuses this time! Looking forward to hearing about Leopard breaking the record in detail when we come down to stay with you (hint hint). Nice biog pic by the way!
Wishing you all the best from Vietnam guys. Be safe but fast! Smile Mark! – Hugo
Thinking about Leopard and the Team & we wish them every success with the passage.
Good speed and fast winds. Go Uncle Mark from all the crew at Jerdacuttup WA!!
Good luck guys! Hope you have the weather to break the record! Be safe, Regards,
Good luck in this fantastic attempt – hope you break the record!! – Glen
To Chris and the boys, Bon voyage, strong winds to help you move faster to break that record! Sorry I’m not at the start for a personal send off. All pull together and go for that finish line! – Regards Angela and colleagues at Griffin Travel CPT
We wish you well. Hope to see you soon. – Darryl Hutto, Jailhouse Inn Newport, RI
Good luck Chris and crew, have a safe and fast passage! We are watching!
Good luck and stay safe Adam, love Mum
Hi Daryl, good to see you are under way and best of luck for a safe and fast crossing. We are all following your progress. – Love from us all, Mum and Dad xxoo
Gian…keep an eye on Tim Burnell now that he is married! Good luck and give us an email when you are finished. - George Stead, Auckland
Wishing Leopard and the team the very best of luck – The etetra.co.uk team
See you here and good luck with the record! – Michael, North Cove Marina
Her berth will be ready & waiting. Good luck to Chris and the team…
Best of luck to you all…….
Please pass on best wishes and good luck to Chris and the Leopard crew for the Atlantic crossing. We’ll all be following the GPS reports avidly! Take care and all the best,
Good luck Leopard. Smooth sailing and beat the record! – Regards Bob
‘Successes and good wind for the entire crew of the Leopard & greetings to Hugh Agnew.’ – Christian
‘Good luck, thinking of you all.’ – Michael
‘The staff at West Hill Park Nursery School wish you the very best of luck for a fun packed and safe onward journey as you prepare to set sail on this remarkable journey. We will follow your blog on a journey which is of particular importance to us all, as we remember and miss little Alfie. We hope the wind will give you the speed to complete the challenge in record breaking time.
‘Have a great sail, strong winds and great fun. Will be following you and reading the blog. Best of luck and good wishes to you all. See you in August, Mike’ – Love, Jo and Morgan
‘Best of luck to ‘Max’ and Chris(skipper) and love to both from Nix(wife) and me(Bugsie) as they plan to cross The Atlantic. To them all – be well, be safe and be happy!‘ – Bugsie