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Old 10 July 2007, 17:18   #1
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Round British Isles record attempt

Three seventeen year olds are currently attempting an under twenty-one record for a circumnavigation of the British Isles. That's a tough trip, and best of luck to them. Hope the weather improves!

They are called Jack, Archie and Harry and are in a 9m Ribcraft with twin 250 outboards. More details of their progress here: http://blog.mailasail.com/roundbritain

Anyone know them?

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Old 10 July 2007, 19:29   #2
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Three seventeen year olds are currently attempting an under twenty-one record for a circumnavigation of the British Isles. That's a tough trip, and best of luck to them. Hope the weather improves!

They are called Jack, Archie and Harry and are in a 9m Ribcraft with twin 250 outboards. More details of their progress here: http://blog.mailasail.com/roundbritain

Anyone know them?

John
Sorry, can't get too excited about how 'tough' it is to bash around the country in a 80K Rib. Most of us would give our right arm to have to 'suffer' in such a way.
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Round Brit

Wish i got the chance to do that when I was 17! Good luck to them.
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Most of us would give our right arm to have to 'suffer' in such a way.
It could probably be arranged . . .

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Sorry, can't get too excited about how 'tough' it is to bash around the country in a 80K Rib. Most of us would give our right arm to have to 'suffer' in such a way.
listen you twat stop saying what I'm thinking....
your scaring me
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I think they are all members of the Seaview Yacht club, I used to go to Seaview when I was younger with freinds who had a flat there, nice place and lots of good sailing from what I remeber (it was 16 years ago)

Looking at their sponsors they have got some pretty good ones there. Fair play to them is what I say.

And I can't think that for one minute doing this route in any RIB that has no cabin is going to be plain sailing it will I am sure be quite tough.

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listen you twat stop saying what I'm thinking....
your scaring me
Being on the same wavelength as you scares me even more!!
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Being on the same wavelength as you scares me even more!!
You have no idea how much it worries me to realise I'm on the same wavelength too...
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You have no idea how much it worries me to realise I'm on the same wavelength too...
Group therapy!? Maybe a weeks cruising around the country in an expensive rib may help.
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Someone more cynical than me might think you're all just a little bit jealous!

What is it that bothers you so much? Is it simply the value of the RIB? Or the fact that they are young? Or that they are doing something that you'd like to do, but somehow haven't got round to?

Just curious

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