Day 90 Stripped Down

28 February 2006 No, not referring to Roz’state of undress. Each day I hear about new people logging onto Roz’ website – most welcome, but they don’t know half the story! I am therefore going to give some quotes from earlier dispatches to summarise what Roz has been through: (Day 47) Roz did suffer a knock-down today, worse than the previous one on Thursday 5th … Continued

Day 86 The Purple Dot

26 February 2006 1637.26N,5555.5W,OM Having been away from home for two days, I turned eagerly to renew contact with my daughter Roz. It is not much fun talking to a purple dot on the computer screen! The Atlantic Rowing Race website shows that purple dot drawing ever closer to Antigua. It is good to see that only 387 miles remain before reaching English Harbour. What … Continued

Day 85:Click the Links

24 February 2006 Have you explored the links on Roz’ Voyage website? I wonder whether you have seen her list of people on her team, and the list of sponsors? These are the people and organisations who have made her crossing of the Atlantic possible. Some have given money, others time and energy or goods in kind. Many other people, not named, have been and … Continued

Day 84 Substitute again!

23 February 2006 I have been asking myself the question: What would Roz want me to write about? There are probably quite a few things that she would not want me to write about – family anecdotes that would make her blush. Perhaps it would be safer to stick to questions that people ask. Amongst quite a number of messages today, somebody asked whether Roz … Continued

Day 82 Another day of waiting . .

20 February 2006 Rita Savage Once again my grateful thanks to those who have sent encouraging messages today. Still no news of Roz. Probably we will need to wait until she arrives in Antigua. It seems quite extraordinary that today I have received messages from three schools where the pupils are following Roz’ voyage on the internet. We did know about Southborough Junior School in … Continued

Day 81 Silent Sunday

Rita Savage 19 February 2006 19 Feb Still no word from Roz, but the website shows that she did 39 miles yesterday and has reduced her distance still to go to 615 miles by 7.45pm (GMT) today, Sunday. Last Wednesday when Roz did her dispatch she mentioned that her satphone can only hold 29 text messages. As we presume that the satphone is not working, … Continued

Day 79 No news.

Rita Savage 18 February 2006 Day 79 No news yet on this Saturday morning. As Sedna Solo is still moving, and moving northwards against the wind, I assume that the problem is with communications from the satphone. I will post an update as soon as there is some news. Meanwhile here is another picture taken when she was visited by crew from HMS Southampton last … Continued