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Old 30 April 2004, 11:41   #21
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Bern and I launched LA BAMBA into the Helford River this morning. Just returned from a quick trip to Falmouth for a pasty and chips.

Look forward to seeing you guys tomorrow.
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Old 30 April 2004, 19:00   #22
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Just arrived in Reading... top banana ready and i need 4 hours sleep!!!!
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Just arrived in Reading... top banana ready and i need 4 hours sleep!!!!
Can't go i am afraid.......Bon Voyage to all of you

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A few pictures from the weekend.....



#1 Taken at St Agnes on Sunday while enjoying lunch in a gorgeous location.
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Old 04 May 2004, 05:33   #25
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#2 Scorch running behind Brian Elliott having some fun
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#3 That weekend was the world chaps for gig racing in the Scillies. To the uneducated it comprised of very 'fit' woman rowing a very heavy boat over a long distance. Once they did that round 2 was at the Mermaid pub where they drink like demons and sing very rude songs.

I may be incorrect that round 2 was part of gig racing but it seemed like that to me !
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A big thankyou to Brian for organising the event.

Our trip back ( 200nm ) was fairly uneventful and was completed in 6 hours. Off Start Point the following see got a little bigger and we managed to break the windscreen when we went through a wave !!



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Little known fact!

I was the first cox of the Salcombe gig (mens, ladies, mixed and junior teams!) and those girls can drink!

As it was our first year we didn't go to the Scillies but I still know a lot of the crew and it's quite a party and serious competition as well - don't let anyone tell you girls arn't competitive cos they are in a gig! (and in the bar!)
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Old 04 May 2004, 18:30   #29
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Cookee can cox as that involves being light and shouting, but if you want a real laugh you should see him row
I have rowed in the mens and coxed for the ladies at the world champs, there is only one word to describe that weekend on the islands, magical.
This is us comming into the harbour, we'd just caught a wave and been slowed allowing wasp to come past, but Graham the cox shortened the stoke and upped the rate and we beat them to the line winning that heat, put us about 35th I think.
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Great weekend, great venue, thanks for organising it Brian. A few of the 350 photo's!
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