DAY 18 - ATLANTIC OCEAN: APT continue to hold their own maintaining 3rd position in the fleet and 2nd out of the class of fours.

They will be rowing in the pitch black now for the next 12hrs. They have described the night rowing as intense because often they can't define the horizon from the waves and have had a few nasty surprises. 1,872 nautical miles to row until they finish - so another 30 to possibly 45 nights of the dreaded night rows to go...