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Old 26 May 2014, 16:30   #91
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Is that your old record Alan?
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Old 26 May 2014, 16:35   #92
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Is that your old record Alan?
Yup. It's a 78. If you play it backwards at 45rpm you can hear Bear Grylls...
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Old 27 May 2014, 14:07   #93
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Try and do it in less than 99hours 12 minutes 15 seconds! Alan P
Alan - was this the record that Chris Strickland broke - same route etc ?

what was your average speed / how many fuel stops ? i could do the maths but not sure what the total distance travelled was (must be around the 2500 mark)
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Old 27 May 2014, 14:24   #94
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Biff, yes set it way back in 1998 in the Ribtec 7.4 with a 165 HP Yamaha inboard:! I think the official distance is just under 2200 NM. We fuelled in Guernsey, la Coruna, Lagos and Denia. It was a good run seeing as we didn't wait for the weather unlike others but we got hammered in the Straights of Gibraltar and lost 10 hours. It was fun setting records for others to break. Alan P
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we have so man different informations now. does the race take place or not ? coz i will cross the channel from Belgium to London on the 6th of June ....is the race becoming a challenge or ??? i m a bit lost
As far as I see it the "Race" will be a rally now - Don't quote me though!
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Old 28 May 2014, 08:56   #96
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Alan - was this the record that Chris Strickland broke - same route etc ?

what was your average speed / how many fuel stops ? i could do the maths but not sure what the total distance travelled was (must be around the 2500 mark)
Chris Strickland broke the record in 61hrs and 11 mins stopping @ Guernsey, La Coruna, Lagos and Ibiza averaging just under 40mph over 2080nm's knocking 2hrs off the record. His story makes great reading.
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Yes but it took him 13 years and masses of leaps in technolagy to do it. In 1998 GPS and weather routing was a thing that people dreamed about.
Hats off to him and his team even if he had the good Doctor with him!!!!Alan P
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do you guys know if the "rally" is starting the 7th of June ? as i will be in London do i ll see some boats or not ?
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i reckon the 3 x scorpion ribs + the boss boat will be at St Katherines will leave saturday morning for MC. Maybe a few more might turn up you never know
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coool, hope to see you on water, we ll do a night stop a gillingham and start from to London in the morning. do you know at what time they re leaving ?
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