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Old 30 December 2012, 04:11   #21
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It may be worth trying to get hold of someone from jpm charity committee.....you never know...but it could turn into a monster...

Good PR fit them and fits well with their day...adds a power side..but the serious racing boats will be going as quick as the ribs....race!!!
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Old 30 December 2012, 09:37   #22
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Ok here is our Just Giving page all set up for this event and the proceeds are going directly to the Macmillan charity

Please also add this link to your signatures

Ribnet is fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support
Why have I only just noticed this thread? I need to go back to specsavers.

Excellent idea Wisper, I'll add the link to my sign right now, I've also lost very close family members to this terrible disease.

Excellent vid btw and that soundtrack is class.
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Old 30 December 2012, 12:36   #23
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How much is a reasonable sum to charge for a seat?
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Old 30 December 2012, 13:16   #24
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Count me in. May I suggest Macmillan Cancer Support? They are a wonderful organisation who were a massive help to my family, especially my Dad, when we lost my Mum to cancer. Macmillan rarely take thè limelight, but I'm sure, will be working hard for the Bishop family now and for weeks to come.
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Old 30 December 2012, 13:48   #25
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Count me in too. Not sure which boat I'll be in-hopefully the Ballistic.

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How much is a reasonable sum to charge for a seat?
Does this open up any legal issues-if it doesn't then I'll be doing that too. Assuming the Ballistic's ready (it had bloody well better be!) I'll have a couple of spare seats.
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Old 30 December 2012, 14:06   #26
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How much is a reasonable sum to charge for a seat?
Unless your commercial you cannot "charge" for a seat. May I respectfully suggets that you ask for a resonable Donation !!!!
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Old 30 December 2012, 14:06   #27
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You may need to take a very large collection bucket as the 1st June is the Round the Island sailing race, so you will be joined by nearly 2000 rag and stick boats.

J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race - Dates of future races

We may be out to watch, but this year (2012) we walked to Hurst Castle with breakfast to watch them all fighting the tide.

The rag and stick-ers might be a bit upset with the wake of multiple ribs if there is not much wind. I speak as a former rag and stick man, in therapy now, but having occasional lapses
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Old 30 December 2012, 14:46   #28
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I've been out all day so a quick update from me....

I'll look into the date in more detail and let you know the outcome.

Thank you so much for the donations so far our current total after just 24 hours is....

£110 donations and £27.50 in Gift Aid

Total: £137.50
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Mmmm , not sure if mixing it with 2000 yachts is such a good idea - depends when we intend going out. If mixing it with even the late starters it does get busy - got the tee shirt However, if we start at shall we say a gentlemanly hour, the fleet will have spread out, minimising potential 'difficulties'.
Still cannot see the race organisers or the coastguard etc being very accommodating for what they may well see as complicating factors. The last time I did 'the race' it was amazing the number of mayday calls that were made
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Old 30 December 2012, 15:22   #30
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We could move it to Sunday 26th May? That would give everybody Saturday to prepare and travel etc...

Does that clash with anything?
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