1 x If that's the case, Alan could have done it being towed by Concorde and claimed it (Quote Narked ) Yep sure could?Would of been a lot more interesting.?
2 x Alan and the team did everything else by the official rules (Quote Narked )what or who,s rules are you thinking of ?
3 x Those rules permitted them to be given a lift back to land, providing before setting off on the rest of the journey they returned to the exact point from which they were given assistance. (quote Narked ) Who agreed that very handy rule ?
4 x Those same rules also state than an unassisted attempt is no longer unassisted if fuel stops are made.( Quote Narked) Who,s set rules are these ? As we now this was not run under the UIM rules.
5 x So, Bear did an ASSISTED crossing, which Alan and his team did in 97 (Quote Narked), Alans was more assisted in that it was with the assistance of an Ice breaker ?.
6 x valid attempt apart from the unrecognised route (Quote Narked ) It was a valid attempt apart from the unrecognised route. (Quote Narked ) Was it,which /who,s rules are we using here ?
7 x So, Bear wasn't the first to do it assisted, nor has he done it unassisted. (Quote Narked ) Unfortunatly he is as his boat had no cover and he arrived home via this Northerly route in a open rib .
8x Alan and his crew deserve the recognition for what they did, and I'll support them with that (Quote narked) Yep I agree both should be recognised fairly for what they have both achieved.
9x Bear does not have the right to hand half truths to news agencies everywhere making it seem like he's the first when he isn't (Quote Narked) Yes he does as he is the first and fastest to do it unassisted in an open rib.
10 x but lying to make it seem more impressive is a load of bollocks (Quote Narked) What lies ?
11 x Ok, so he may have been the first to do it without having to get helped out of a problem, but again, the rules Alan was working off,( Quote Narked ) Who,s official rules were these ?
12 x and the rules that Bear would have been tied to had he taken an official route, allow that (Quote Narked) Who,s rules ?
13 x And it doesn't make one bit of difference what rules Bear was working off, as Alan completed the crossing without breaking the rules HE was working off, and so it cannot be called a failed attempt (Quote Narked) Unfortunatly in my book it was a failed atempt cos I work of my own set of rules,not anybody elses.
It requred a lot of courage from both teams and they have in my rule book set two unofficial records,
One fastest first open rib to cross tha atlantic withought outside assistance =Bear Gryliss and team,
One fastest Cabin rib to cross the atlantic using a differant route = Alan and crew.
Well done all of you.
Neither is a liar,more like competitive ribsters with loads of bottle.