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Old 16 June 2004, 03:25   #11
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I will be competing in it; 06.30 start, Sail No GBR 7165T, boat name Bullwinkle
Give us a wave (of the arm!) if you see us. We would expect to finish at circa 15.00.
Our spinnaker is purple should we be on that tack when you are around.

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We'll keep a lookout for you what class are you in?
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what class are you in?

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SBR (Sportsboat Class) along with the Hunter 707's, Cork 1720's, J80's Etc

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I will be racing Lively Lady in the "Very old Class" I am praying for bad weather because she needs a bit of wind to get her going seeing as she weighs in at 13.75 ton! This will be the first time she has been raced since the 1964 OSTA when she came forth.Alan P
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Good luck to both of you and may you finish before the bar closes.
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Oh Bxxxxxxs

Ok Best of Luck to all who are doing it.

This may help.
Watch out for Red Jets, day sailors and Bank Managers, they will all be in your way. Old Gaffers can't tack when you shout "Starboard", at least not before they hit you.
Go for the gap between Goose Rock/Needles Light and the Varvassi wreck, but make sure you know where they both are.
If West going tide from Needles to St Cats. Stay inside the rhum line, and therefore out of the worst tide.
St Cats to Bembridge. Stay awake. This is the most boring bit and you can make up lots of time by keeping on your toes while others doze. Use the back eddy in Sandown Bay if tide still W going.
Ryde. Don't sail into the bag in Ryde Sands or you will have to go back 1/2nm to get out. Stick to the Island side, how ever tempting to go up the Mainland shore. Don't go too far into Osbourne bay in a light S to SW'ly, its a graveyard for becalmed yachts.
Make sure all crew have a life jacket. Have been disqualified for this, but I blame the skipper. Total waste of 7.5 hrs.

The above is general guidance and should not be used for navigation, whilst under the influance of drugs or drink, or for financial gain. It has been, and still worked, but only at the right time.
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Is that you or the boat, Alan ?
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Old 16 June 2004, 15:06   #19
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Alan...is this boat....THE 'Lively Lady'?

Sir alec Rose's Yacht 1968???
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Hi Robin,

Alan...is this boat....THE 'Lively Lady'?

Sir alec Rose's Yacht 1968???

Yes it is She & Alan are getting in some practice for his next circum navigation around the globe; Watch this space!!!!

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