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Old 07 September 2005, 16:08   #341
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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)
Yeah I know it was all because of the Harbour Master. I'm just saying the knock on effect nearly cost us the channel and when you're running a 250hp with a heavy load it does not like speeding up and slowing down all the time.

As for those who are getting about as excited as a local sailing club Kippers section about the lifejackets - at the briefing Officer of the Day (Sarah D.) said only necessary at the start for good PR and then optional. I think given the conditions there was nothing wrong with removing them.

As for cost I think it was cheap considering what was laid on. The price only has to go up next year to continue growing the event forward. Those who might find it a little out of their budgets can always volunteer for safety boat or pace boat - I'm sure Ed would be delighted to have your support.

Rib raid sounds fun! Good luck with that!
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Old 07 September 2005, 17:33   #342
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Basically, we are going to enter the 2006 one- but it will be on OUR terms - i,e rib-net will run a parellal event. Orgainisation will be first class, I can probably squeeze some money out of Speed Ferries/Hovercraft/News Intenational..... anybody is welcom-provided they are bone-fide and have all the proper paperwork. Only Ribs will be accepted and there will be rating based on hp. Course will probably be Dover/calais/dover. Any suggestions??

THE GREAT RIB-NET TROPHY??????????????
Come on now Eupa, get with the programme. You should be part of the Gumball/Deaville Rally, not some parallel event where you can spend all your time making notes and tut-tutting about the Gumballers fun. We'd all come back to find you've clamped our trailers.

No Eupa, you must take part and find out what what it's like to go to parties, and have some enjoyment by throwing the rule book away. Loosen up, you never know might like it. I know you'd be very welcome.
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Old 07 September 2005, 19:21   #343
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at the briefing Officer of the Day (Sarah D.) said only necessary at the start for good PR and then optional. I think given the conditions there was nothing wrong with removing them.
A life saving device is good PR that can be dispensed with once we are in the channel.

Are you sure that this is the responsible message you want to give as organiser or at least the defender of the rally on RibNet against the dissenters!!

I've been involved in loads of rescues where the people have said, "but when I set out it was nice" or "there should have been enough petrol"

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"at the briefing Officer of the Day (Sarah D.) said only necessary at the start for good PR and then optional. I think given the conditions there was nothing wrong with removing them. "


Why was it "good for PR to wear them"?

Were you trying to create an image which was not, in fact, representative of your philosophies? Is this not then a con? Who were you trying to con and why please?

I just want to know who (what) I'm dealing with here.
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Old 08 September 2005, 03:12   #345
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Eupa... I think it would be better to run with Ed's jaunt... as long as the price is right for what is provided... don't you..?














..Ok,Ok I'll 'fes up... I just have this great fear that Des may be involved in your alternative.... and he'll insist on choosing the "female" entourage...
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Old 08 September 2005, 03:18   #346
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..Ok,Ok I'll 'fes up... I just have this great fear that Des may be involved in your alternative.... and he'll insist on choosing the "female" entourage...
oooh best start wearing that flak jacket, you will be in trouble for that one.

So which boat on the Rally ran aground and called the RNLI ?
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Old 08 September 2005, 03:37   #347
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..........Ok,Ok I'll 'fes up... I just have this great fear that Des may be involved in your alternative.... and he'll insist on choosing the "female" entourage...
And what is wrong with that You’ve never seen me in a bikini and although I’m not to everyone’s taste I have received some quite flattering remarks Des
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Old 08 September 2005, 03:45   #348
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would love to do a chanel crossing with loads of other varied boats it sounds like a great idea but at £900 what are you kidding me (thats a thousand miles of fuel in my boat) - whos got the fat pockets that all this cash is going into...



That's my boy, Roy. An altenative /parallel event would be great. Jono- think it over . I understand that Ed is a great sailor and it seems such a waste of talent that he is involved with.....................

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ps still cant get over 47 knts even with conditions as yesterday.
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oooh best start wearing that flak jacket, you will be in trouble for that one.

So which boat on the Rally ran aground and called the RNLI ?
I dont think anyone on the rally ran aground and certainly I dont think anyone called the RNLI. (We had the Cougar Rescue Rib for that). The Spectre of Defeat II had to put into Whitstable for an emergency fuel stop and therefore we were the last boat along the Thames Channel at low tide.

The southern channel which we were taking was fairly narrow and a difficult pilotage and we did see a cruiser high and dry and the sand banks just past a cardinal mark however they were nothing to do with us. Do you have any details from the RNLI station who it was or where it was?

As for the comment about 'oh it looked nice when we set off' that applies to when you leave without your lifejackets and therefore when it gets rough cant whip them out of a locker and put them straight on. I'm starting to suspect a little grounding in sailing might do a lot of you some good. Or is the fast track into becoming a nerd just going out and buying some flash rib and thinking you know it all?
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Old 08 September 2005, 03:50   #350
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Hi Jon! We'll have both of the BananaSharks at the show on the Try a Boat bit, so I hope you'll come for a spin in the race boat - might even join you for a beer at the Folly as well!


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How can I refuse m8.
I will def come and find you both down there during the show.
Be great to catch up.

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