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Old 13 August 2003, 19:28   #1
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Nearly there!

Despite taking a major battering on the Greenland to Iceland leg, Bear and his crew have had some better weather and are now in the Faroes ready for the last leg to Scotland tomorrow.

Congratulations!

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Old 13 August 2003, 20:18   #2
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Dear John, how nice to have the forums and rib.net back in action.
Nice to know that Bear and colleages finally got good seas/waves after they left us here in Reykjavik and Vestmann Island we all wish them congratulations and welcome home to UK. It was pleasure having them here in Reykjavik and "little Bear" donīt leave the cap far away. Regards Bogi
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Looking at the marine tracker website it looks like Eddy has made it.

Well done from me to him and his crew.

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Bear, Mick, Nigel, Andy and Charlie well done and welcome back home. I and "little" Bear look forward seeing you all guys in London in September.
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Now you know

To Bear and his crew.

Congratulations on making it back to Scotland. I have been following you every step of the way, looking at your weather and counting the ice bergs. It is always a tough decision to call for help and advice when the chips are down and I am glad that you kept in touch with the Danish navy in the remotest of places that you visited.
I hope now that you and your crew understand how tough our succesfull trip was back in 1997, and why we have taken exception to your claims.
It is a shame that you did not break or set any records but you have youth on your side and perhaps you will have another go at sometime in your life.
You have proberbly heard that I am not doing anymore trips in smal boats so unless anyone else comes out of the wood work, you should have a clear run at anything you go for.

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Headlines on news.bbc.co.uk now mentioning "first unassisted atlantic crossing in an inflatable - more soon". Seems to me that's referring to this 'ere trip, surely that's wrong?

But anyway, well done.
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Well done guys and welcome home. Time will thrash out the details of your achievement.

One thing we all know is that few men have done what your team and Alan's team have done. A fantastic achievement on both sides.
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"The Old Bull and The Young Bull"

Having crewed for "Team Priddy" on the Jolly Sailor I know what the North Atlantic can throw at you. Congrats on your safe return home--thats all any of us can ever hope for when we venture out like both crews did.Perhaps our paths will cross some day and I can relate the story of the Old Bull and the Young Bull.All my best to you and your team.
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BBC report of their return.

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A British team failed in a similar record bid in 1997 after their boat became enclosed by an ice-pack off Greenland and had to be lifted to safety by a Danish ice-breaker.
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Ouch

Mr Priddy is not going to be happy about this. They need to get the facts right on this before printing.
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