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Old 06 September 2005, 18:13   #281
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and the irratic pace of the pace boat meant that some of us got through more fuel than we expected.


Excuse me Rupert...!

It was the Harbour Master who kept on telling me to slow down and then speed up all the time. Nothing I could do about that...I wanted to go full whack, but that would of course have left you all behind (apart from the blade runner)
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Old 06 September 2005, 18:35   #282
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agree with Des . I think 'rib babe' is non existant. Its funny when you look back a bit, there were quite a few "so called members" who joined when all this started. Its a lot of hyped rubbish. Ok Rib babe

- type/ name of boat SSR if you got it?
- Engin(s)
- time to cross to Deauville
- Sea Conditions

We would all like to share in this breathtaking achievement.........

By the way who won??

so we have "specte racing "alias rupert bonham -smith
"rib babe " "alias rupert bonham -smith

who else I wonder?

Rupe, your great, great, great .great.great grandad would not be over enjoyed by the carrying ons of his 5th generation grand child - or was that a load of hype as well?

Jonathan f

How about Verytricky? I joined at about the same time. I went on the rally. I had an EXCELLENT time. Ms Tricky navigated, I drove.

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We did not cross to Deauville, we crossed Ramsgate to Bologne
Crossing was about 25 minutes for myself.
Sea state 1 to 2.

First boat 'home' in Deuville was myself - but it is not a race, it is a rally. The event is the object, not the placings. I received no prize or mention for finishing first.

As for the 'chelsea babe' this could have been one of several girls who came accross in some ribs. They proberbly would not know what an SSR is, or the actual route, or their speed. The certainly would not know the sea state!

But they damn well enjoyed themselves. The spirit amongst the group was very very excellent. I will definately do this event next year, as will others who 'almost' did it this year..
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Old 06 September 2005, 18:49   #283
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Some thoughts:

Next year there will be some improvements in the safety organisation I am sure.

*BUT* the event itself was really excellent!

The guys organising are quite willing to learn and take advice, and after all - the backers were motor car enthusiasts, and the organisers were novice boaters.

p.s. I am unaware of any boat not completing the course.
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Old 06 September 2005, 18:51   #284
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Old 06 September 2005, 19:12   #285
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Sarah Donahue a regular of the gumball car rallies has also just agreed to do some briefings at the start and go in the Pace boat!

As ex. James Bond stunt woman she is a perfect choice to literally set the Thames alight!

Now you certainly dont get that on the usual rib.net rally!
Actually, she joined my boat and went all the way to Deauville.....

( stuff the James Bond Shyte, she was European Champion in Class III offshore! )
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We get celebrities here but no one bothers ......

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Old 07 September 2005, 01:30   #288
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Actually, she joined my boat and went all the way to Deauville.....

you mean "another deck-hand"?

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Old 07 September 2005, 03:18   #289
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Bickering

Whats with all the bickering?
Are you jealous that you werent on the rally? oh poor didums!!!

It was the best weekend! Great weather great company a good route all in all the best boating weekend i've ever had!

There was alot of swapping about of crew in boats and alot of very good team spirit!

Watch this space as channel 4 are doing a piece about it and there will be some very big improvements for next year!!!!
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Old 07 September 2005, 03:23   #290
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next year..

Yessir, Me, Jono, and Garfish are all going to enter.....

Surprising another new member at the end of the season.

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