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Old 07 January 2011, 09:00   #31
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The 8th to the 11th of September is going to be an Marathon Offshore race from Southampton to Guernsey followed by a "Round the Island" race - there are more details and a thread on Boatmad, I'm sure that it wouldn't be a problem for a cruise to be arranged for the same weekend - something to see when you're there!
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Old 07 January 2011, 09:23   #32
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A bit like slagging someone off in the pub to find they're standing behind you
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Old 07 January 2011, 10:04   #33
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Not a nice greeting, good job we've got thick skins.
As Polwart said, take it with a pinch of salt, Gotchiguy obviously didn't learn after last time when months later the guy actually was standing behind him at the bar (or the kiddies corner at least)

Unfortunately, even at the tender age of 15?, most of the rest of us couldn't hope to have his level of seamanship skills (follow the sequence of pics in the link for a prime example)

http://www.capbreizh.com/reportages/...col/_00025.htm

We've always had a bit of friendly banter with the hard boaters over on Boatmad but hidden away somewhere I think there's a mutual respect for each others chosen hobby
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As Polwart said, take it with a pinch of salt, Gotchiguy obviously didn't learn after last time when months later the guy actually was standing behind him at the bar (or the kiddies corner at least)

Unfortunately, even at the tender age of 15?, most of the rest of us couldn't hope to have his level of seamanship skills (follow the sequence of pics in the link for a prime example)

http://www.capbreizh.com/reportages/...col/_00025.htm

We've always had a bit of friendly banter with the hard boaters over on Boatmad but hidden away somewhere I think there's a mutual respect for each others chosen hobby


Absolutely, we're all sea users (even the raggies ).
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Old 07 January 2011, 10:43   #35
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Defence your Honour

In Gotchiguys defence, I am sure that bit of rock wasn't there 300 years ago
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Welcome jokaboat, and glad you've come to join our forum and help keep a sense of balance and respect between the ribbers and hardboaters. Gotchiguy may lack some decorum sometimes, but at least he's enthusiastic

I generally take the view, that anybody who can be bothered to contribute to the thread, plan and make the effort to reach Alderney from the south coast is normally a fairly sensible kind of boater, and one that I'm happy to mix with. Having said that, we did have 3 or 4 people on a small hard boat last year who had seen our thread and decided to come along. Didn't bother to contribute any posts IIRC, also appeared to be extremely ill-prepared had the weather changed and only stayed for 1 hr before heading off to Guernsey. They were practically in shorts and t-shirts, no lifejackets in sight etc. As far as I recall, they hadn't even decided whether it was just a daytrip or if they might try and find some accommodation for the night. Friendly enough, but not really up to the standards and sense of respect that we maintain.
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... we did have 3 or 4 people on a small hard boat last year who had seen our thread and decided to come along.
It was a bit odd that, even if they didn't want to wade into the joys and missery of forum life they could have easily spotted Tim's or my contact details as they were plastered all through the thread.

On a more forward looking note, any requests for the Alderney part of the program this year?

Splashing about in the Swinge and the lunch in Dielette both seemed very popular with all last time, adding a lunch in Sark would be cool.
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I would think a spin round Alderney would always be of interest, especially for peeps who haven't been before. How about Omonville for lunch or even Dielete again. Onwards to Sark or Herm would also be rather good in nice sunny weather.
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Jokaboat - ignore what you read on this forum; most of us here are full of piss and wind. To show there's no hard (geddit?) feelings, here's a photo of an origami rhino I folded the other day and a link to a video of Mont St. Michel.
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Gotchiguy knows I have twice his age (plus a little bit) and a gazillion times his maturity, experience and sense.


Keith - is this your new forum signature?
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