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Old 30 June 2005, 18:30   #31
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It would be nice to see... much more enthusiasm for events and I'm certainly planning to support Eds iniative.............
How unsurprising... seeing as you announced the same "initiative" some time ago! London to Deauville September 2005
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I am just amazed to read such bitter comments from such a group of traffic wardens that frequent this site.

It amazes me that everyone is so concerned whether Ed Balme as an investor in Atlantic web. That will have no bearing on the fun which can be had on an event like this.

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Perhaps if "Atlantic Web" had acted in a proper manner and made good the losses of Mr Hall, a member of this RIB "community", Ed Balme, who is part of that concern, would not have got such a "rough ride" on here. I'm afraid that your rather poorly worded rant, for that is all I can reasonably describe it as, has done nothing for the "professional" image that you are trying to portray.

My interest is not whether Ed Balme is an investor in such a disreputable outfit, merely whether or not he is a liar or not. Surely this is a simple thing to prove one way or another? If he has had no part in the Charter business that puts customers lives in jeopardy, according to the MCA, then good luck to him and his enterprises. I will wish him well.

However, what if he proves to be a liar and has been part of the company that still has not refunded Mr Hallís losses and acted so irresponsibly towards their paying customers by ignoring their duty of care? Then how can he, in all conscience expect any support for his flamboyant new venture?
Surely it would be wise for Ed Balme to seek and take your professional advice on this matter?

I notice that you claim to be a Solicitor. Is this an attempt to intimidate us "lesser mortals"? You are not doing your professionís image much good here. Perhaps it would be wise for you to seek advice off more senior members of your firm, before you start trading insults on here.
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Perhaps it would be wise for you to seek advice of more senior members of your firm.
I think the tea lady was unavailable for consultations at the time..
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Mr Bonham-Smith has had the courtesy to respond to my E-mail. Unfortunately he hasn't answered the question. I assume that I was not clear enough in my question, so I have clarified the question and hope that Mr Bonham-Smith can now put to rest this matter.
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Traffic Wardens!!! Classic.
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Not a traffic warden, BUT....

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I am just amazed to read such bitter comments from such a group of traffic wardens that frequent this site.

It amazes me that everyone is so concerned whether Ed Balme as an investor in Atlantic web. That will have no bearing on the fun which can be had on an event like this.

The Deauville rally aims to be the closest thing to the Gumball rally on water and after a very successful launch party at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge attended by over 300 people. Some people flew in from as far away as Dubai and the event was attended by press which want to capture the spirit of adventure and madness which has aleady attracted an ex. gumball rally participant to pull together a hovercraft.
I considered enterning my boat into the race. BUT there is a load of 'noise' about the people who are supposedly involved. 'noise' being rumours of dodgy dealings and rip offs. Now to enter the race I have to pay £1600? And I have to pay this to people who are in disrepute? So I have not entered my boat.

I then read with interest as the published facts dont tie up with the written facts about the organisers of the race, and there is still no clear answer to reveal the truth. And for my part, I would like to know if Steve Curtis is actually involved in the event and supports it, or if it was - as suggested - a comment in passing that such an event could be a good idea?

You guys need to pull finger and bring this 'event' out of the disrepute it is currently in. To do this you *do* need to come clean with your facts. Fancy paid for press launches to the non-marine press is easy. But it will not take much time before the press that does know the marine section starts to publish their concerns, and the mainstream press would love to sink such a bunch who expose themselves in this way. I can't be part of such a shambles, so I will not enter untill there is truth and clarity.
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Ohhh, arent we upset Mr Spectre racing. Are you Eddies old man then?

I rather suspect that most of the traffic wardens here have done far more real boating than any of you bikini seeking thrillingly clad hairdressers! (See, I can do insults too.) Having looked at the London Offshore website again and reading the small print that if you join, you can use the clubs boats but not take them out of the solent, I wonder at your ability to understand the word 'offshore' !

I do however wish I could see the 60ft hovercraft making its way down the Thames. I am sure the PLA will love that.......
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