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Old 25 April 2005, 13:38   #1
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Kinsale-Aberystwyth Rib Run

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1. Bloody phones....even try in the middle of the Irish sea!
2. from the flybridge of Fishguards Trent , 5 miles off Strumble
3. Blue peter
4. Running repairs in Aber
5.Leaving Aber
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Old 25 April 2005, 13:45   #2
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1. leaving aber
2. Ribcraft 9m & Excaliber 8m
3. Ribcraft 5.85
4. Aberystwyth lifeboat escorted us out
5. Ribcraft 9m again
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Excellent piccies! There's an interesting selection of consoles there with varying styles of protection. So tell us more - what was the weather/sea conditions like? How long did it take? Anything else of interest?
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Excellent piccies! There's an interesting selection of consoles there with varying styles of protection. So tell us more - what was the weather/sea conditions like? How long did it take? Anything else of interest?
12 boats took part, with almost 50 crew (including 7 women). We had blue skies on both the outward and return journeys............However on the leg from Kinsale to Kilmore Quay, we had an E 5 on the nose. Around the Waterford area we had a very tough hour with steep 2-3m waves. E of the Tusker the sea state improved dramatically and we had a great run. All the crews were battered and this could easily be seen the following day around Aber.... We were the dodgy walkers
The return journey had a NE 5 creating big following seas , especially near Strumble, then with a nasty beam sea across the channel. The coast of Ireland gave us wind protection and the seas again improved. Journey times including refuelling, eating and pee stops was about 10 hours each way
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We don't as yet know how much we've raised for the RNLI

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Thanks for the detailed reply. Sounds like quite a trip!

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Around the Waterford area we had a very tough hour with steep 2-3m waves ... big following seas , especially near Strumble, then ... a nasty beam sea across the channel
I hate beam seas!

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That's a big commitment. How many miles is it?
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That's a big commitment. How many miles is it?
about 180 nm each way in a straight line or 300 if travelled like a sine wave



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Thanks for the info. I hope that, after all that effort, you have raised lots of money! Congratulations on a great achievement. You must have very numb bums!
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12 boats took part, with almost 50 crew (including 7 women).
Cool!


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We had blue skies on both the outward and return journeys............However on the leg from Kinsale to Kilmore Quay, we had an E 5 on the nose. Around the Waterford area we had a very tough hour with steep 2-3m waves. E of the Tusker the sea state improved dramatically and we had a great run.
Long leg alright. And the Tusker is a lonely outpost when things are rough !
Must point out this thread to Fiona. We're RNLI fans

Comhgáirdeachas and I'm sure ye got a great welcome home.

See any dolphins?

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See any dolphins?

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nope.........saw a few tree trunks though
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