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Old 07 June 2014, 05:42   #131
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Looks like Gordon is joining in then? Good luck to him and everyone else, hope they get all the way!
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Old 07 June 2014, 17:50   #132
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Some news and images from today and yesterday are here:
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All four boats made it to Jersey today, but we did have concerns about the Scorpion Rib 'Hot Lemon' and it took them nearly 12 hours to make the journey. It turns out they had a stowaway. It would appear that Matt Wilson (of Perkins) was so disappointed not to be making the trip in the legendary HTS (winner of the 1972 London to Monte-Carlo), that he squizzled himself on board with the flying Scotsmen. Karma came a-calling a few hours later though when they hit a rogue wave which sent Matt flying into the back of skipper Darren Mellish's seat. Darren explained it some more: "Matt hit his lip and nose off my seat, which meant a lot of blood everywhere. We had him checked out at a hospital in Jersey, but it turns out that he's fine. No cure for his looks though, but he's no uglier than he was before. Biggest problem is that he chipped my new f*@*>> seat." Looks like Matt hasn't learned any lessons from today and is planning on heading off with Hot Lemon again tomorrow morning.

(Note: Just a quick clarification. MPA Powerboat Events Ltd. have not had anything to do with this event since late 2012. A new company was set up by the teams after a meeting at the London Boat Show in January 2013. This company is Venture Offshore Cup Ltd.)
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Old 07 June 2014, 18:34   #133
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Looks like Gordon is joining in then? Good luck to him and everyone else, hope they get all the way!
An update from Mike Deacon in Hot Lemon VI who accompanied them to Jersey today...
"In Jersey with Grey Ghost, Tally Ho, Hot Lemon and Bossman.
My Pleasure dropped out with a blown turbo in Ramsgate.
The 3 or 4 boats (4 assuming "big" Hot Lemon are continuing) are leaving about 10am Sunday morning. Forecast is flat sea, no wind but mist/fog possible."
So to answer your question Cookee - yes - My Pleasure was joining them, but as far as we know has dropped out.

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Old 08 June 2014, 04:55   #134
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The full report from yesterday is now published:
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Old 08 June 2014, 07:10   #135
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This looks a good trip
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Old 08 June 2014, 07:13   #136
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Weathers looking good, good luck to them
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Old 08 June 2014, 14:43   #137
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Safe 'n sound in Lorient. Crews will meet up tomorrow morning at 0800 (local) for an 0900 departure. Tomorrow's destination is a change from the planned route, as they're going to push further into the Bay of Biscay and aim for Arcachon.

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Old 09 June 2014, 04:21   #138
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