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Old 09 March 2007, 15:57   #1
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Nice One Jimbo !

OK so you've battled the Bay of Biscay, logged the hours, done the vectors thing in the right order, plotted your courses and mastered your craft....

Congratulations on passing your 'yachtmaster' Jimbo!!!

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Great stuff Jimbo, well done

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Cheers K 'n' P, Pete7.

It wasn't an easy exam and required a lot of brushing up, but I'm very pleased to have passed! (Even if it was a saily boat...!)
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Nice work Jimbo. I recon it was that drunken weekend sailing with me that really prepared you

(if you were able to deal with 5 drunken sailors so you'll be able to deal with anything!)
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Good for you - would love to do it myself - I can even confess to wanting a "saily boat"!!!
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Well Done Jimbo, Why did you do it over in Bay of Biscay.
What was weather like??
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Tim, yes thanks for your superb crewing skills on that weekend, it did serve a useful brush up.

Codprawn - thanks very much for your support, get out there and do some more sailing! The feeling you get when the engine is turned off and you're just sailing smoothly is second to none; make time for it!

Aidan - thanks as well. I didn't do the exam in Biscay, the Biscay reference was because I bought a Lagoon 500 Catamaran back from Bordeaux to the Hamble in December to build some miles, and didn't get back in time for the RibNet Christmas dinner.

The weather for my actual exam (Solent) was beautiful sunshine, and about 4mph of wind which made things a bit tricky.
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Congrats Jimbo
you are a confirmed WAFI now mate.
Must admit I do miss the racing on a Yacht .

What next Cruising Instructor
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Mark, Tim, thanks very much!

Tim - I've always been a WAFI, i just try and keep it quiet on here

Yes, next in the pipeline is Cruising Instructor once I've done some more on the ticket, and also First Aid Instructor at some point.
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