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Old 22 May 2008, 09:22   #1
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Round Britain for Charity - Monday 18 to Monday 25 August 2008

Hi, we're doing it!

Departing Conwy, North Wales on the 18th of August in a 4.8m RIB in an attempt to get round in just 8 days.

I know a few people doubted whether the logistics challenge could be achieved in such a short time but it has. Basicly we have planned a route which gives us 8 legs of approximately 200nm a day, with a mid point fuel stop, and ending each day in a marina with petrol, or a petrol station in easy walking distance.

The route: Conwy - Port Ellen - Lochinver - Petershead - Hartlepool - Lowestoft - Brighton - Falmouth - Conwy.

So whos going to join us? either for one leg or the whole route? It would be fantastic if we could do this as a flotilla of boats.

If your interested PM for more details.
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Old 22 May 2008, 10:19   #2
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each one of those legs looks like a major trip in its own right. I am guessing that even in good weather a 4.8m boat isn't going to be doing much over 20 knots which makes these probably 12 hour legs (including time for refuelling, faffing etc). 8 days in a row makes that fairly impressive for both the boat and the crew. good luck.
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That's quite a task you've set yourself. It will be tough, but it's a good challenge - I hope you get good weather!

I'll give you a hand fuelling and buy you a beer when you get to Brighton.

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Old 22 May 2008, 11:55   #4
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hi craig
would have been interested in meeting up round south /west wales but we will be away on holiday,sorry good luck anyway,best wishes. tony
ps if you forward me a sponsorship form i will try to help out and get a bit of cash for the event
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Old 22 May 2008, 15:14   #5
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Thanks for the support guys.

The last round britain in <5m boats was done in 8 days, we only have a window of 9 days so we're planning 8 with a spare day for weather or bigger problems!

We're hoping to average 20kts and each leg is just under 200nm.

Our website should be up and running by the weekend where anybody can sponsor us, I'll post the address when its ready.

Cheers for the offer John, I'll take you up on that when we're in Brighton!
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I did this on the rb4 challenge in a ribcraft 4.8 would love to join up with u at some stage but may conflict with round Scotland under 4 meters in august. Can u PM the details
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Thanks for the support guys.

The last round britain in <5m boats was done in 8 days, we only have a window of 9 days so we're planning 8 with a spare day for weather or bigger problems!
Um I think it was actually 9 days if my memory serves. It was hard work & I was on a 9.5m support boat! Best of luck but it is quite the challenge & the weather window will be the key to success.
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PM me if you need anything for Peterhead stop.

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Thanks for the continued support!

You're right Alan, slight typo', last <5m round Britain was done in 9 days.

A couple changes!

We are now starting and finishing in Pwllheli, Wales, and Falmouth has now been swapped to Penzance.

For all those of you who have PM'd me for the details sorry for the delay, I'll get them to you ASAP.
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Web site now available for supporting us!

Hi,

Our website at justgiving.com is now available for anybody wishing to support us and cancer research.

Every penny of the money people give will go straight to Cancer Research, none of it will go towards the cost of the trip, those costs will be covered by my crewmate and myself. So please give generously!

please visit;

www.justgiving.com/roundbritainboatchallenge

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