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Old 26 May 2006, 16:18   #181
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I suggest we meet in the Arun View say 6:30 7PM onwards
our tables are the first on the right and left as you enter the conservatory from the bar area just say Rib Cruise

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Old 26 May 2006, 18:51   #182
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Had a few issues with the boat today, but thankfully they have now been sorted.

Me and Gray will be leaving from Drivers Wharf just before 10, to aim to be at Calshot for 10:30.

See you guys there.
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Old 27 May 2006, 02:25   #183
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Glad you got it sorted,see you there,forecast does seem slightly improved.
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Old 28 May 2006, 16:29   #184
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Well the Littlehampton Cruise as I see it was a great success The weather on Saturday was not the best and those coming from the Solent did not have an easy ride. Out of 5 ribs 4 made it as unfortunately for technical reasons The Warners on Myles Aweigh had to head back to port. This technical hitch did not however put them off and promply Rosie & Iain jumped in their car and headed for Littlehampton arriving in time for din din at the Arun View and of course the party which lasted till the early hours of the morning

The weather today was just great and we all had a fantatic time. I took many photos and over the next few days will post them in the Gallary

Today most of us decided to play around and drive each others rib only Charlie C would have nothing of that as he & Nina were determined to go up the river Arun and they did, getting as far as Amberley. They were joined by The Warners and no doubt we shall be hearing about their trip

Many thanks again to those who joined the cruise (JK including < yes the man himself honoured us with his presence) and to those who could not decide whether or not to go all I can say . - You have missed a good weekend. The powerboat race was cancelled on Saturday but today it went ahead and we had a first class view from the water. Cookee and Kitten
were racing in their Bananashark rib and will post some pictures later

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Old 28 May 2006, 17:37   #185
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andre - thanks for arranging another excellent event. It was good to meet some new faces, and of course the familiar ones too !
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What a great weekend!

A big thank you to Andre for organising the event - much appreciated!

Another big thankyou to Bruce/Paul - thanks for leading the convoy to and from littlehampton - a great job done!

And thank you to Gray for being such great crew - Was nice for someone to be driving my boat in the rough so that I can enjoy the view

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On the way up to littlehampton we had a rough ride, we had too much weight in the front of the boat which brought the nose down quite quickly over every wave which gave us a lot of splash and the strong winds blowing it straight into our faces. I managed to semi-stuff the boat a couple of times however, didnt fill the boat with water - which was a bonus!

The evening meal was great, was good to catch up with people and the food was spectacular!


The trip back was a hell of a lot nicer, the water was a dream and the wind wasnt too strong either. We had a couple of very small splashes, but other than that we were dry A complete contrast to the trip up!


I managed to break the depth sounder off my boat on the way back again, just like I did last year... might be time to get a "through deck" depth sounder!


Can't wait to see all the pictures!

Thanks again to everyone who came and took part, was a great weekend - can't wait for next year!
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Old 28 May 2006, 20:49   #187
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Look forward to see some pictures and I am very sorry to miss out this venue, just back from Akureyri after very cold but successful weekend.

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Old 29 May 2006, 03:48   #188
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Good write up Ben,brilliant weekend,thanks to Andre and the Littlehampton Ribsters for the hospitality and to Andre for letting me drive his excellent Parker.
The trip to Worthing and back was great with a lot of boatswapping going on giving people the chance to try boats they may not normally drive.
I know Bruce is keen to get feed back on the Prime so please let him know what you think,watching it on the trip there and back it seemed to "eat the waves"
We came back via the inner passage,seemed a lot quicker to me and only a few rougher bits.
I look forward to seeing the pictures
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Old 29 May 2006, 04:48   #189
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Kitten is far too intelligent to get in the back of the race boat for a race ............ that's Graham Lawton - brilliant navigator who is also racing (Driving) OCR this season!
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Old 29 May 2006, 07:11   #190
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Kitten is far too intelligent to get in the back of the race boat for a race ............ that's Graham Lawton - brilliant navigator who is also racing (Driving) OCR this season!
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sorry, had no idea just assumed wrongly , anyway thanks for the correction. Will post some pictures of you racing later

I don't think I would have wanted a seat on any boat taking part

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