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Old 23 October 2007, 11:17   #1
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Found this on "This is True"

This is True is a website that collects and e-mails strange news stories (I think the credit in parentheses should have been AP, but I'm not sure):

"Clueless," says one coastguardsman. "Irresponsible," says
another. The British sea rescue crews were talking about Eric Abbott,
56, of Cheshire, England, after having to rescue him 12 times in the
last year, the last two times in a single day. Abbott, who built his
own boat, uses an outdated road map for his navigation, but that
doesn't help much: at one point, he called for help on the radio and
noted he could see Wales when actually he was off the coast of Northern
Ireland. Why doesn't Abbott take lessons on sailing? He says he doesn't
need a skipper's license because he is "too intelligent." (PA)


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And this is him just I case you bump into him.
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Old 23 October 2007, 12:56   #3
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"Mr Abbott has now agreed to undergo a free 10-day sea skipper course run by the Royal Yachting Association, which normally costs just 500"
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Jono do you do the same deal if I get the Pwllheli ILB to come to my rescue 10 times?
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what it doesnt say is that he arrived on the course on the friday night-but had gone by sat morning! They are not all locked up. We gets far too many of them, including one guy who left Fleetwood up here in the NW to go to Ireland despite our best efforts to talk him out of it. He sailed around in the Irish Sea for several days before making landfall. When he threw his rope up to a guy on the quayside he asked which part of Ireland he was in. The reply was simply............................................ ....
"Holyhead mate!"
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