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Old 07 June 2004, 03:17   #1
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THE BIG THANKYOU THREAD! (Rib.net gathering)

OK, I know that Kevin & Daniel wont be back until tonight (cos the lucky so and so's went to Alderney yesterday) but need to register my thanks for a superbly well organised weekend. Laura and I had a fantastic time and it was great to catch up with old friends and some new ones.

Also huge thanks to Richard & Louise for a) taking us out on Blue Ice and b) allowing me to hog the driving ALL weekend. Brought back happy memories!

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Old 07 June 2004, 03:32   #2
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I second that. Big thank you to Kevin & Kathryn for the organisation of a fantastic weekend. Great to meet everyone and the trip round the Island on Saturday was just top banana!!

Hope everyone made it to Alderney and back without incident.

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Old 07 June 2004, 03:39   #3
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Thanks again Kevin on the hard work you did for a great weekend , and the organisers of the treasure hunt.

Hope you had a great trip to Alderney, Looking forward to your next organised bash

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I agree Kevin and Daniel did great job over the weekend organise this venue and there will be many things to remember, it was great putting faces behind some common and uncommon names to members of RIB.net special thanks to Kathleen and Paul, SimmonsO for having me on board Treasure hunta allowing me to try their Solent rib, Jackie and Mikey for going out on R5, Andre for the ride on the Parker 900, Adam Younger and Cookee for sharing information on racing procedures nowedays with me. It is difficult thanking all of you in person so if I leave someone out it is not the intention my brain is just obviously not big enough. Willowkis and family it was great meeting you.

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Oh dear now I saw Suzuki Pete is online I totally forgot to have a ride on his boat yesterday morning, Sorry PETE as described above my brain was not big enough over the weekend, we will have a go another day.
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Oh dear now I saw Suzuki Pete is online I totally forgot to have a ride on his boat yesterday morning, Sorry PETE as described above my brain was not big enough over the weekend, we will have a go another day.
don't worry, you will get your chance soon!

Just got to fix the tube first.
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Old 07 June 2004, 09:25   #6
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Sorry I missed the main event again, but lots of thanks to Kevin and the bunch of RIBnetters who forced me to drink Champagne when I finally arrived at 10am on Sunday!
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Big thank you to Kevin and Daniel for all there hard work organising the weekend, and thank you to Alan P for the talk on Sat evening. However I think I prefer ice in my gin rather than under the keel

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Old 07 June 2004, 14:39   #8
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I would like to say hi to all the people Kitten and myself met over the weekend - despite a few little problems we had a great time and hope next year is bigger and better!


Thanks Kevin - I would have bought you another pint on Fri night but you didn't look like you needed one!
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Old 07 June 2004, 16:07   #9
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Hi All

I have to say , I had one of the best weekends ever, Thanks to Alan for picking me up for from the airport , thanks to Richard and Louise for bring me to Cowes on there lovely rib Blue Ice,

Thanks to cookee for that amazing spin in banana shark (sorry for breaking your hull) thanks to Brian in Cyanide for bring me around the island ( sorry for breaking you bravo drive) Thanks to Andy in his 11M Redbay (lovely rib) For the spin from Limington to Cowes (sorry for Breaking you starting motor)...........I thought I was cursed..... but I did manage to drive the Jackeens rib from the Hamble to Cowes without anything breaking on it.... so mabye saturday was just a bad day!!!!!

I was so happy to finaly put faces to names and names to faces, and thanks to very one I had a brilliant time....... I hope to meet you all again soon....... thanks Mr Priddy For the talk and the chat and the look around Sprit

And if you havent heard RIBRAID is happening in August... it is a brillaint event, no one should miss it........... Please come

SEE YOU ALL SOON
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Hi Tim
Im glad your curse where over on Sunday, nice meeting you
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Big thanks to Kevin and Daniel for organising the weekend - I had a great time!!! It was really good to meet up with everyone and get to know people. Hope to see you all on the water again soon!

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Old 07 June 2004, 17:26   #12
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Excellent weekend
Many thanks to Kevin and Daniel for your efforts. First time round the island for me and it was a great trip. Made all the more fun with the humour of Phillipe and Flo from france who accompanied us

Shame we forgot a pen for the treasure hunt but we got all the answers right - honest!

Nice to put names to faces and hi to all those I didn't get to speak to.

Inspiring talk from Alan.

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Old 07 June 2004, 18:29   #13
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Kev and Daniel - you gave us a weekend to remember! Thanks for the efforts that you put into organising it all.

As always, great to put more names to faces (Bilge Rat, we will always appear when you least expect us... like at St Albans Head. Remember, no-one expects the Spanish Inquisition!) Andy/thorper/ricky - spotted you at a distance but didn't get chance to say hello. Rene - good to meet you, sorry we didn't get chance to talk more.

Thank god we got rid of that TIM bloke before he wrecked our boat!! (Only joking Tim!!! it was a pleasure to have you on board).

We also experienced very pleasant hospitality aboard Timboli from Paul, Sue and Tim - thanks for joining us on the Treasure Hunt and "cleaning up"!!

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Hope everyone made it to Alderney and back without incident.
Well, unfortunately we can't report that the trip was incident free, but Kevin (Ageing Youth) did get an opportunity to do some "training" for extreme RIB expeditions. But all home safely now!
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A big "thank you" to Kevin & Daniel for the excellent weekend. Good to meet up with old friends (Stuart even remembered my name ) and to meet lots of new ones.

Even more faces to "recognise" whilst on duty in Pompey. Pity Matt wasn't there I may have to "commandeer" Old Spice for extra special duties

Thanks to Bogi for the info on blue lights (and not for Xmas decorations SC )

Thanks to AP for the talk - almost as good as the last time I heard him

Hope you all got home safetly and looking foward to "catching" up with you all on the water.
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I see I have got me into corner again, seems to get me there quite often, I must do some diggins for Xmas decoration to give you an inspiration for the coming season.
It was great meeting you and look forward meeting you guys at another venue.
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You're welcome Tim - it was a pleasure to meet you - We are having another look at the hull in our workshops today, although I think we may have the reason behind our problem - I'll let you all know when we have it confirmed.
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Old 08 June 2004, 03:15   #17
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Andy/thorper/ricky - spotted you at a distance but didn't get chance to say hello
No problem, we tried to get around people also but got too drunk and it all fell apart!!! Very good weekend and even crashing on the deck of the boat in bags rather than use the hotel has inspired us.

Sorry not to catch up with you on Sunday John K, I wanted to thank you for RIBnet, as without it we would not have all have been together at the weekend pouring petrol into the sea, having fun and getting drunk! To show my appreciation I have subscribed as a Gold Member. I urge the rest of you to do also, so that we ensure RIBnet lives on and not at John's expense.

Thanks Kevin and Daniel!!
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Old 08 June 2004, 07:29   #18
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Get 'em both onto three!

And if you haven't done so already, may I suggest that now is the time to "green-blob" Aging Youth and Daniel in appreciation for the weekend's activities.
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I too would like to add my thanks to the lists above.
In addition I want to thank the crew and skippers of Blue Ice and Top Banana (and AY of course), for making a plan in Alderney AND STICKING TO IT.
For those of you who dont know, Awesome Explorer ran over a discarded, large French fishing net floating under the surface. This took one of its drives out. Monday morning saw us start on a 70nmile leg back across at 8knots max. on the remaining leg.
We agreed that the other two boats should start 3 hours after us, run along our course line and RV mid-channel-ish to check on our progress, assist and escort us if necessary.
This plan took them well away from their inrtended course and destinations.
Nevertheless they both showed up, exactly on course, with us plodding along. A welcoming site. So thaanks Guys and Gals. You did good!
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PS Silly me, forgot to add thanks to Charles as well for towing Awesome into Alderney on Sunday afternoon. And for checking the next day that we had got back to the UK OK, and for AY, Daniel AND Richard for also phoning to check we had made it !!!!!
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