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Old 09 June 2003, 08:39   #71
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Hi Richard

I think your right its a 3 day event, Yesterday would have made it a long trip home i think. Should be fine today though.

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Old 09 June 2003, 12:03   #72
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Bin back a couple of hours - just ahead of the rain that has now set in. And, as ever, after one of these bashes, I'm well and truly knackered.

How, on the way home, heading generally eastwards with a south-westerly blowing it can seem like driving for four hours over builders' rubble, I'll never really understand. The return trip was 'orrible. And I only had to go a quarter of the distance that Mark Wildey has had to endure on his home run all the way to Poole.

But there were compensations. Brian delivered a great little trip round the islands yesterday. Some seriously lumpy water to the west and mill-pond conditions in sheltered waters. Fun stuff.

The lunchtime beer-stop at the pub on St Agnes and the Cornish cream tea afternoon break on St Martins were both sunshiny and relaxing. And made possible by Toby Budd and his mate Matt who at each stop ferried all crews to the shore before anchoring Toby's new Humber and swimming for dry land! Top marks for team spirit.

No pics from me. The new digital camera died after the SW bash and is awaiting replacement. But there should be some stuff from the others after they've got home.

So now I have a full two weeks to recover before Di and I set off for France to RV with Mark Wildey in Camaret for our quick dash down to Spain. Keeping pace with that Jellignite Scorpion of his is gonna be testing....
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Old 09 June 2003, 13:20   #73
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Great event, the Scilly Isles are amazing.

The return trip took 6 hours and was great fun.

Upto the Lizard it was lumpy but we still averaged 25 knots and then after that 32 knots all the way back to Poole.

I have some pictures, which I'll post when I have time.

Until then I'd like to thank Brian for superb organistation and local knowledge, and it was great to meet up with some of the regular Rib Net users.

Cheers

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Old 09 June 2003, 18:08   #74
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Fantastic!

Firstly many thanks must go out to Mike & Di Garside, Andy Cox and of course Brian (not in any specific order!)

On the way down to Cornwall one of out trailer bearings failed (all new last year, all checked this year and one replaced) but luckily a quick call to RAC and they picked the trailer up and took it all the way to Mylor slipway . Meenwhile Mike and Andy were busy looking for someone to repair it over the weekend, in the end Andy very kindly volunteered his services - Thank you!

So a delightfull Supper was laid on by Di as myself, Cath and Martin took the sorry trailor over to St Mawes (Now the boat was off it wasn't too bad Hence Mikes earlier message about missing his beauty sleep!

Saturday morning we headed over to St Mawes, picked up Magellen Alpha and set off for the Lizard. Aparently Awesome was having engine problems, and so the party fro Torbay were a little delayed. Not too bad a crossing - a little lumpy towards the end!

Sunday was fantastic - HUGH rollers and after the first trip around "Round island" There was a call on the radio "BIBOA RIBS, BIBOA RIBS, This is CYANIDE. That was great - I want to go round again" - so they did!

As normal for a BIBOA cruise plenty of socialising - The Mermaid for Saturday Dinner, The Turks Head for Sunday Lunch, Hotel on St Martins (Posh!) for Cream teas, and back to the Bell Rock Hotel for Dinner.

Monday - a rather rough passage back to Falmouth with Force 5-6 and a very confused sea! - The larger boats dont have too much problem with this, but on a small 5.8m boat with 2 people on it reduces your speed to ensure that skipper and crew dont bang heads too often!! So I think our speed was about 10-15 Knots for the tricky bits (Scilly - Lands End - Lizard)

Anyway excellent trip, to be repated - hopefully with flatter seas!

My full set of pictures are on my website
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I took some video and will try and put it all into a DVD - if anybody else has any extra footage or photos I would be pleased to include them (and send you a free DVD PM me for details)

Cheers (a rather tired)
Jools and Cath
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And I would like to thank all who supported the cruise, it was good fun wasn't it?
I look forward to seeing more photos/videos of the trip and am now off to do the "official" writeup for BIBOA's Riblines magazine.
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Great weekend.

Thanks to all for Friday Nights beers, Sundays Islands tour and of course the 'Intresting' trip back.
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Excellent pictures, seems that I missed a good weekend, at least I was doing my bit looking out for your safety.

Worrying to see Martin seems to have mutaneed from his boat, (I thought he was singlehanded).

Why was Cyanide out of the water?
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I had a previous arrangement with Andy Cox at the Freshwater boatyard, to fit a new prop on my boat and clean the hull.
So on the way back from Scillies, I called in, got the two jobs done immediately, and then set off back for Torquay.

Bit boring doing it all single-handed and must admit that 10 miles out of Falmouth the sea was "interesting" enough for me to have creeping doubts. However an Indian takeaway and an unopened bottle of gin drove me onwards.

Got home at about 19.00 after starting out from The Scillies at 09.00

Anyway, how do you know Cyanide was out of the water? Can you see round corners and over hills from the CG building?

PS When do you get delivery of your boat?
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Anyway, how do you know Cyanide was out of the water? Can you see round corners and over hills from the CG building?
We have eyes everywhere, and Jools took a picture.

I pick the boat up on the 21st in Hull, plan to launch for the first time on 22nd from Falmouth.
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However an Indian takeaway and an unopened bottle of gin drove me onwards.
Was that on the boat or waiting for you at Torquay?
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