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Old 06 September 2005, 11:32   #261
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Who won?
Would love to see some of the photos!
There is nothing even on the web site, or Gumballs site
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Old 06 September 2005, 11:35   #262
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Mark, I dont think people are knocking the event at all - .

WHAT!!!! It's been knocked by loads of people on here, just read some of their bitter comments.

And I don't buy into the fact that they are only knocking the organisers...by default they were willing the event to fail.

I suspect certain people on here just couldn't bear the fact that people who weren't part of their clique (and maybe didn't have that much experience)were organising an event that involved boats and Ribs in particular, and they went all out to destoy it by using this forum. That is what I call small minded jealousy.

And Mark is right. They don't know when to stop knocking it, probably because it was so successful.

God knows what gleeful comments we would have had if it been a failure.
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Old 06 September 2005, 11:38   #263
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Who won?
Would love to see some of the photos!
There is nothing even on the web site, or Gumballs site
Photos are being put together and will be on Guball 3000 website soon
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Old 06 September 2005, 11:48   #264
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The cost is a case in point - when many asked what the charge included, the questions were igonored or again pointed to the website that was / is wooly to say the least. Mark, as for the only people being able to comment on the cost being those who went on the rally - horseshit. I know what value for money is - £900 on ifs, maybe's and could be's on a rally isnt. £900 on a decently organised cross channel trip with parties and accomodation could have been and that's the problem - not enough detail and too much spin left people non the wiser.
The cost is a very interesting case in point. I think the £900 mentioned on RibNet had been discounted down from £1300, yet back June, The Telegraph ran an article mentioning £800 per entrant.. Link.
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Old 06 September 2005, 12:00   #265
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wrong.

dont know who was willing the event to fail tim - cant see any evidence of that on the threads - perhaps I'm missing something - I certainly wasnt and even some of the most ardent posters didnt go that far - it's all about attitude as far as I'm concerned and just because I think the organisers came accross as clowns doesnt mean I wanted the event to fail "by default". Most ribnetters have a sufficiently high IQ to be able to seperate an event from the personalities behind it and I'm sure you do too..

As an example, I think Ken Livingstone is an arse and Tony Blair and deceitful lizard but still wanted the London Olympic bid to be successful becuase of the benefits it should bring to the capital. In the same way, events such as the DV rally can only be could for boating in general - but it doesnt mean I have to have any respect for those behind it.

As for comments being bitter - perhaps, but more likely it has been that people have become a bit weary of bullshit over substance and the use of the forum to abuse the very people the organisers should be trying to attract.

As far as I am aware, nobody went out to destroy the event - eupa threatened to ride accross the thames but I would hardly call this a feat of destruction would you?

The organisers not being part of my or anyone else's clique is neither here nor there - I have very little in common with the Earl of March and am certainly not in his clique, but he organises one of the best days out of the year at the Festival of Speed at Goodwood for all car lovers, regardless of their backgrounds, social standing and wealth. Being part of a clique is absolutely neither here nor there in determining how successful an event is or how much support it gets from the public...

"small minded jealousy" - trust me tim, from recent experience, most people on here have absolutely no reason to be jealous of anybody involved in the organisation of the rally.
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I have met Rib babe and she is very much a real person.
. . . and you have a very close personal relationship with HM The Queen too!

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Donutsina911

You make some very good comments and comparisons, some of which I agree with, some I don't.

Whatever...I had a fab day out in great company with nice people (really they are!) and I want it to happen again with morre boats.

You must understand that I am very lonely being the only Rib moored permanently on the Tidal Thames, and any events that happen on my stretch of water I am a fervant supporter of. ( I might draw the line at an Al Qaeda Rally to Parliament)
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...all of the above.... and.... Rupert is a lying, cheating, deceitful little *****, who I will have a go at any time I see his unpleasant little self about.. until such time as he apologises and makes amends….. I know this is not my usual standard of response, but I’ve grown weary of being nice….
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Come on Jono don't beat about the bush, say what you mean!
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