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Old 20 December 2010, 18:01   #1
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Iom 2011

Its time to start thinking about the IOM TT trip again. Hopefully this time we might actually
a. get there
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b. see some racing!
There may be a couple of more local (to me) RIBs thinking of coming this year but if they don't I may even come to NI to meet up with that view and go from there.
Apparently my missus owes willk a drink or two........
Are we up for it again this coming year?
I have the AIS for the foggy crossing of the shipping channel on order already! May even think of an overnight stay this time if it can be done?
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Old 22 December 2010, 04:43   #2
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Well Bruce, good luck with your arrangements.
Needless to say I will meet you and probably Ian (Cypman) as well, depending on your dates. This time I will bring a larger car!
I dont hold out much luck on your booking accomodation though, unless, of course, you booked back in 2005!!
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Hmmm, oddly, I appear to have missed The Cull to the bilges for once

Anyway, I won't be taking a rib to IOM in 2011. But very happy to liase/assist/crew with/for those that are.

That pint is only growing in value
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Anyway, I won't be taking a rib to IOM in 2011. But very happy to liase/assist/crew with/for those that are.
And why not?.........
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I dont hold out much luck on your booking accomodation though, unless, of course, you booked back in 2005!!
I am looking at either a tent or a boat!
There is a slight possibility I may be able to cadge a bed on a hardboat coming over for the weekend, still looking at this to see if its possible....
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I am looking at either a tent or a boat!
There is a slight possibility I may be able to cadge a bed on a hardboat coming over for the weekend, still looking at this to see if its possible....
Hi you must be the only person in the history of this forum to run twl threads 10 years apart!!
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Bruce,

I certainly dont want to put you off, but........every campsite is full. Even the overflow campsites are full. Even the emergency camp-by-the-roadside is looking dodgy.
Best bet is your boat option.

I have seen Italian and German bikers hammering on the doors of buildings that look like hotels, but aren't. I have to tell them that everywhere is full. Their looks of disbelief! How come everywhere is so full? I have to tell them its TT week-the island is simply flooded with tourists. I dont know the actual numbers but it must be approaching the whole population of the island doubling.

I welcome your attendance but I dont want you to be disappointed-you'll get a great welcome from me and Cypman anyway.
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have the AIS for the foggy crossing
t'would indeed be nice to know what big lumps of speeding metal are heading one's way. Surely it can't be that foggy twice
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always up for this trip and look forward to seeing the nice and helpful people of I.O.M.
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The worst case scenario is we just come for the day again.
I am still hoping to find a bed somewhere but if not its only an hour back to the mainland.
if there is going to be a NI contingent we may leave from campbeltown but if not it will be Isle of Whithorn again.
AIS is here and just needs to be fitted along with the two new batteries that arrived on Xmas eve..........should make the journey slightly less worrying, at least anything over 350 tons or so we would know it was heading for us......
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