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Old 27 January 2013, 12:43   #1
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Gentlemans boat racing.....



Blundered across this (the first of three in the series) films on youtube...

Cant explain why ....just captivated me ..even has a 'rubber boat' in it and it was 1969 ..even the music just sort of works

When racing was done in a style? Just brilliant
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Old 27 January 2013, 13:24   #2
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Some of those old boats are still about. GEE 185 is the boat I'm mixed up with and she was entered into that race. It wasn't until 2008 that she achieved the round Britain. She is in Antibes at the moment still in her race livery. Ill be down to check on her next month. Will be good to get back on her
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Fantastic, sixties music and commentary and boats thrown in - what a find Peter.
They don't make commentators like that any more, thank heavens. Rubber boat indeed!!!!
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Fantastic, sixties music and commentary and boats thrown in - what a find Peter.
They don't make commentators like that any more, thank heavens. Rubber boat indeed!!!!
The guy in the rubber boat is still racing in rubber boats and is still a gentleman
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Old 27 January 2013, 15:41   #5
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The good old days. Judging by the bitching and backstabbing that goes on over at Boat Mad its a sport that now seems to be dominated by tossers. Apart from JF of course, he's lovely
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Loved that

Highlights for me of course were the odd clips of Horatia, Peter Thornycroft's Nelson 40
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Excellent and some racers still had curtains thats more like it
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The old girl in all her glory
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Great, nice one Peter, also found this round scotland video on the Biboa website

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Not all there are some good guys in there but it difficult to cut out a cancer without being brutal. When they all get the same direction I believe something will happen
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