Merry Christmas from the Coxless Crew!


image1 (6)Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Coxless Crew…



  1. Judi says:

    Good to hear your Christmas message. Hope you manage to celebrate in some way, I know you must be looking forward to celebrating in style when you finish your epic journey. You are nearly there!! I bumped into your Mum at the butcher’s Laura , I know it will be a a hard Christmas for them but they are sooo looking forward to meeting you in Cairns. Talking of bumps Heather has a fine one, with only three weeks to go the excitement mounts!! She is doing really well now, but rather uncomfortable as you can imagine. They are settling into their new home and i am looking forward to spending Christmas there, with Adam doing the cooking!!! Hoping the weather is set fare and the wind is at your backs helping you to make good progress, I am sure that would be the perfect gift from Santa!!! Lots of love Judi.xxxx

  2. Susan Welch says:

    Merry, Merry Christmas!!! You gals rock!!! I have been following you since I watched you row into the inlet in Honolulu. You have my full admiration and you are an inspiration.
    Happy New Year!
    Sue Welch

  3. Best wishes for a joyful and Blessed Christmas in the Pacific and safe travels on the rest of your journey.
    Louis D’Amore

  4. Simon TY says:

    To all of you, all six girls, Doris, Eduardo and the whole back up team, Happy Christmas.

    I know you had hoped to be on terra firma, but who would not chose to spend it in the Coral Sea !!

    I hope you have a day of silliness, laughter, still seas and a Father Christmas following wind and current.

    You do not realise it, but you are giving a massive Christmas present to both charities, enormous pride to your families particularly and great pleasure to all of us followers and readers. What you have achieved, are achieving is remarkable and only on future Christmases will you look back and see how extraordinarily resilient, brave, stubborn, inspired, and slightly barking you have been.

    Wishing you all a great day, lots of admiration, lots of love, cannot wait to see you all

    Lots of love

    Simon TY

  5. Judie says:

    Well done, girlies – we will raise a glass of mulled wine to you at George’s cafe, Highcliffe where they have festive fun every year in aid of cancer charities – and also munch a mince pie for you!

  6. Jim Andrews says:

    I am never entirely sure of your time zone, or how long after I have typed these words, you get to read them? I enjoyed your little audio message, and so wish you a pleasant, and joyful Christmas. You will not be enjoying the normal luxuries and excesses of Christmas but you will be in the hearts of those that are. If Doris were powered by the love and admiration of your Families, friends and followers, you would be in Cairns tomorrow. Christmas is nothing without family and I know your respective families will lament your absence, equally you will miss your family on this special day. In a few short weeks you will be reunited with all those who love you and you can make up for those months and special occasions apart. What a great memory you are creating for the rest of your lives. Your Christmas dinner tables of the future will always be a reminder of that special Christmas back in 2015!
    You are making good mileage ladies, you will have sub 900 nm to go as we toast your fantastic achievement and wish you happiness health and all you wish for your selves. Merry Christmas from Jim & Geraldine. Stay safe. XX

  7. Jim Andrews says:

    Almost forgot, Christmas Cracker jokes, 1 each:

    What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck?

    A Christmas Quacker!

    What is the best Christmas present in the world?

    A broken drum, you just can’t beat it!

    How did Scrooge win the football game?

    The ghost of Christmas passed!

    Who delivers presents to Eduardo and Fernando at Christmas?

    Santa Jaws

    Smile with every mile Stay safe. XX

  8. Ian says:

    A very merry Christmas to you – you’ve done so well and got so far since seeing you at Greenwich on a trial row and boat recovery. Keep it up for the last few miles.
    From all those following you at GYC.

  9. Jim Andrews says:

    Aah gowan then. Just two more 🙂

    What’s the most popular Christmas wine?

    ‘I don’t like Brussels sprouts!’

    What do you call a bunch of chess players bragging about their games in a hotel lobby?
    Chess nuts boasting in an open foyer!

  10. Esther B says:


    It’s hailing and sunny here this afternoon, I hope you are having calm seas and sunshine where you are and are enjoying your very special and unique day. Did Santa find Doris?!

    With love to all 6 girls and all the Coxless Crew team and here’s to a very happy new year! Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  11. Barney says:

    Heartfelt Xmas wishes to the 4 girls in the boat, to the 2 on land as well as to the support team. You have provided us with incredible entertainment thus far so relax, have a tipple if there is any on board, and relish in the comraderie of friends who have been through tough times together. Xmas with family can come any year, Xmas on the high seas in Doris can only happen once to some very special people.

  12. Liz says:

    Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year girls from Cornwall. We are going to drink a toast to you before our Christmas lunch tomorrow and we are all thinking of you and praying for a safe arrival at Cairns.. Incidentally Laura we have saved a bottle of bubbly to share with you in The New Year so you won’t miss out! Keep up the good work we are all so proud of your achievement and can’t wait to give you a great big hug Laura. Love from us all xxxx

  13. Paul says:

    Happy Christmas!! Raising the festive fizz in your direction!

  14. Very Happy Christmas to you all – including Doris! What an epic it has been; the miles are running down now. Keep safe and row the boat home.
    Our very best wishes from all at Rossiter Rowing Boats.

  15. Peter Walker says:

    Merry Christmas to the Coxlesscrew – an inspiration to so many human powered paddlers worldwide!

    Where do Santa’s helpers go for their medical care?
    The National elf service.

    Who is Eduardo’s favourite popstar?
    Feargal Sharkey

    Best wishes for your save delivery to Cairns. Peter W

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