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19 February 2001

Viatcheslav Kavtchenko

Ростов-на-Дону, Россия
Вячеслав Кавченко - Кеннету Крачлоу для Ричарда Джонса
Дорогой Ричард.
Я прочитал на Веб-сайте Океанского Гребного Общества, что ты предоставляешь мне возможность использовать свой спутниковый телефон во время пересечения мною Атлантического Океана. Это очень дружеский жест с твоей стороны, который имеет большое значение для моей экспедиции и для моей семьи. Я был готов идти без средств связи, потому что все усилия по поиску спонсоров в России закончились безрезультатно. У меня не было возможности приобрести спутниковый телефон и я с благодарностью принимаю твое предложение. Я приглашаю тебя посетить меня в моей стране по завершении наших экспедиций. Уверен, нам будет о чем поговорить и для этого не понадобится спутниковый телефон. :)
Желаю тебе спокойного Океана, попутного ветра, здоровья.
Обнимаю тебя, Вячеслав.

Rostov on Don 
Russia 
To: Kenneth Crutchlow/ Frw: Richard Jones
Dear Richard 
I read on the Ocean Rowing Society website where you offered to let me use your satellite telephone for my row across the Atlantic ocean. This is truly a very nice gesture on your part, and one that means a lot to me and my family. I was prepared to leave without any communications because, as you say sponsorship in Russia is so hard to find, I could never dream to have a satellite phone till your kind offer. I invite you to visit me in my country after my row, I am sure we will have a lot to talk about and there'll be no need in satellite telephone for it :)
Wish you quiet Ocean and favourable winds. Stay well!
Huggs! 
Viatcheslav Kavtchenko


16 February 2001

Scott

  Way to Go Richard!!!
Richard, I sent an email to you earlier in your voyage. I hope you received it. Congratulations on making it across the Atlantic. Now all you have to do is do a "hop, skip, and a jump" into Florida. Mom and Dad send there congratulations also (they are in Moscow now). I'm looking forward to hearing about your adventure when you get home. Congratulations again, May God be with you and protect you as you finish your trip,
Scott

David Craft
  Hey Richard, way to go. When you go by Cuba, pick me up some cigars. Keep up the good work and we are pulling for you.
David Craft
Centerville Utah
Laura Ferguson
  Hi Richard,
I have been following your progress since I saw a article in the Logan Herald Journal weekend insert just after Christmas that had your web site address in it. I really admire your courage and especially I like the name you gave your boat. I can't help but think that the "Brother of Jared" is being watched over by the original "Brother". I can only imagine the joy and excitement you felt when you saw your first site of land. All the Salt Lake City TV news reports had a story on you last night in regards to you officially crossing the Atlantic and coming into the Caribbean. It was very good. Your "near miss" with the JFK was also mentioned. Best of luck and may you have a strong steady wind at your back, and the captains of the ships in the area have a good lookout for small yellow boats. 
Laura Ferguson

15 February 2001

John White

  Picked up your letter section and my math class at Eastmont Middle Says
you started out with only a 10%chance of making it but now you have a
90% chance of getting home. Way to go you crazy "leg" FROM JOHN WHITE
EX-GREEN BERET WITH RICHARD

14 February 2001

 Diana and Stein Hoff

  Dear Richard,
 We I look up your progress morning and night and are very impressed with the progress lately.
We are also impressed with your tenacity and bouyant courage (and bouyant vessel!) although not always on the same wave (!) regarding religion.
You have done so well so far and we now know you can do the rest as well!
 Diana and Stein Hoff, Norway

24 January 2001

Bilstove

  Dear Ocean Rowers:
      While I do not understand your interest in this most unusual "sport",
I fully recognize your right to undertake it, with one proviso:  you are
completely on your own!   No Coast Guard... No Air Force... No Navy.... no
dedicated utilization of public resources whatever.
And the same goes for high-altitude balloonists.
      God Speed.

David  Kaae

  Hi  Richard  how are you doing today.  did you know  that you have gone 5,510,000,000 millimeters
 well  good bye
from David  Kaae
Logan, Utah, Ellis School.

Lance Lundberg

 Hows it going Richard. You having fun did you know our class has been tracking your progress . Did you know that you have less then 100,000 KM to go!
your friend Lance Lundberg
Logan, UT, Ellis School.

SALEHA

  DEAR RICHARD , 
YOUR DOING GREAT I REALLY ADMIRE YOU AND WISH YOU A SAFE JOURNEY MY CLASS HAS BEEN TRACKING YOU SINCE DAY ONE AND WE'VE BEEN ON KSL NEWS AT TEN .THE HEARLDS JOURNAL AND WE'RE ALSO IN YOUR DOCUMENTRY DUMB ME YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW  WHO I EVEN AM YET WELL MY NAME IS SALEHA(SAL-E-HA) I'M 11 YEARS OLD AND IN MR. NEWELL'S CLASS I'M A MUSILIM IT'S SO EXITCING TO LISTEN TO YOUR E-MAILS BECAUSE IT'S A SIGN THAT YOUR OKAY MY MY I HAVE TO GO 
YOUR FRIEND SALEHA 
P.S RESPONED BACKPLEASE DE LIVER DE LETTER DE SOONER DE BETTER DE LATER DE LETTER DE MADDER I GETTER 

No Name

  DEAR RICHARD
HOW ARE YOU? I AM FINE. ARE YOU SEASICK? IS YOUR WHALE STILL FOLLOWING YOU? I THINK YOUR VERY BRAVE.

Nancy Nixon

  Dear Richard what's up man are you haveing fun. How is the sea is it prity  or is it agley to you I hope you came home so soon talke to you Later  ok  man

Cory

  I think you are brave to do that . I would be chickened out to do what you are doing.
By. Cory

Kristi

 Hello Richard,my name is K.C. from Mr,Newell's class from Ellis Elementary School in Logan,Utah.We've been tracking your position in
class.You are doing great your almost to Miami. I hope you come to our class when your done.

20 January 2001

Cortney Davis

  Dear Richard, Hello my name is Cortney Davis. I am the daughter of Julie Demke (Davis) your niece. I hope that you reach your goal. Lots of Luck, you rule. We are praying for you everyday.

16 January 2001

Kasey S. Roath

  Dear Richard,
I'm a student in the 6th grade at NORTH SUMMIT MIDDLE SCHOOL. I want you to accomplish your goal. Good luck.
Sincerely
  Kasey S. Roath

Chandra Sorenson

  Hey Richard,
my name is Chandra Sorenson. I am a 6th grader in NORTH SUMMIT MIDDLE SCHOOL. I am ALSO IN CHARACTER ED. I want to wish you luck in your journey. Stay alive and live a long happy life.
With love,
  Chandra Sorenson

Nathaniel Richins

  Richard Jones,
I am a 6th grader at North Summit Middle School. I'm in a Character Ed class. We read your article in the news paper, so now we sent you a letter. I hope you reach Miami. You should name the whale! GOOD LUCK!!!
from,
  Nathaniel Richins
P.S. Don't Die

Oliver Geary

  Dear Richard
I am Oliver Geary. And I am from North Summit Middle School. I am 12 years old and I hope you can come back in one piece.

Berklee Trussell

  Hi, My name is Berklee Trussell. I go to North Summit Middle School. I'm in 6th grade. I think it is really cool that you have the privilege to do this. I think you are very brave. Because I would not have the courage to do it.
  Berklee Trussell

RUDY PASKETT

  Richard,
my name is Rudy Paskett. I hope you can do it and that you see many interesting things. I hope you don't come home with any injuries.

Allie Joiner

  Hey Richard Jones,
My name is Allie Joiner. I'm in a 6 grade character ed class and North Summit Middle School. I just wanted to wish you luck and hope you make it alive.
  Allie Joiner
P.S. Stay alive

Ashlee Moore

  Hi, my name is Ashlee Moore I live in Hoytsville Utah. I hope my E-mail inspires you to make it all the way to Florida that would be neat
to do what you love!
  Ashlee Moore

Jessica Keyes

  Richard,
Hi, my name is Jessica Keyes. You can do it. keep up the good work. I am in a Character Ed. class at North Summit Middle School.
Yours Truly,
  Jessica Keyes

Jason Wilde

  Richard,
I'm a 6th greade student at North Summit Middle School. I am in a character Ed class. I hope that you can make it to Miami safely. I
hope you have fun!
  Jason Wilde

Jeff O'Driscoll

  Dear Richard,
I hope you don't get eaten by sharks. I hope you accomplish your goal. I guess you're wondering why I'm writing. It is an assignment in Character Ed, at North Summit Middle School. I hope you have fun!
  Jeff O'Driscoll

Jamie Klotz

  My name is Jamie Klotz & I hope you make it Richard Jones. I'm in a Charter Ed class.
I wish you make it Richard Jones!

Holly Moody

  Dear Mr. Jones,
Hope you make it there safely. I think it's pretty cool that you
are doing this. I'm in a Character Education class at North Summit
Middle School. I like sports. Like I said, HOPE YOU MAKE IT!
  Holly Moody

1983-2001 Ocean Rowing Society