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Old 09 September 2006, 14:16   #91
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Don't you mean axE with an E??? Or have you forgotten to talk proper like what i can???

Hi codders. Do you think the Greeks will spot the difference?? Forgot the "e"
They are a pretty insulting lot.... Their english is appalling.......

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Old 09 September 2006, 14:51   #92
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Signum, don't get me wrong- there is nothing so ugly as to see a man with hairy armpits. I know its natural but not exactly photogenic.Coul'nt we have had a well endowed blond holding the cup? (pun intended) ....

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Evidently you prefer men without hairy armpits while these two, the hairy clowns, prefer women without hairy armpits.
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Old 10 September 2006, 04:07   #93
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Come off it!! there is one photo showing a small crack about 20 cms long. Any sailor worth his salt could have fixed that in 5 minutes....( supose it was the transom- in which case -what was the maximum power that boat was bulit for??. What are you?? members from the local WI???
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Hi Jonathan - According to what they pusblished on their site this Belgian participation had to quit the race during the 1st leg after they passed waypoint3 and while they were leading the F3 Class. Their rib was broken in 3 different places and the tubes got detatched from the hull. They were devasted that they had to quit. They could not repair it locally. That is what they mention in their web page in Flemish (which I speak since I live in Belgium with my Flemish wife). I don't know these people and simply quote what they made available for everybody to read on their site. I do appreciate their honesty though.
Frankly I don't understand your tone and your comments about members of the local WI.
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Old 10 September 2006, 09:16   #94
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Evidently you prefer men without hairy armpits while these two, the hairy clowns, prefer women without hairy armpits.

I dont prefer men ( - I thought that was a greek speciality?) - quote me correctly if you wasnt to quote... I said the photo was not excactly 'photogenic"

meaning:

1. unattractive
2. ugly
3 disgusting
4.ect ect..

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Old 10 September 2006, 09:25   #95
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Their rib was broken in 3 differe

only one was shown on the website. What was the make of the Rib?- apparantly it was not made in the UK?

I also live in Belgium... Waterloo to be precise and my daughter is a university language lecturer at Louvain le Neuf...... Its not a qestion of speaking Flemish- more to the facts as presented...


When you look at the posts presented - it seems that your failure was due to the bad quality of your boat build. I find it repugnant to blaim the boat for your apparent poor sea-manship.We have a saying " a bad workman grumbles at his tools"- perhaps this is more true than ever??

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@Eupa,
Jonathan, many congratulations for your daughter but I fail to see how her job is relevant to anything that has to do with the red sea rib rally. Also Waterloo in Belgium is on the French speaking part of Belgium.
The Belgian participation is not my boat and I don't know any more about what happened to it other than what is posted on their website for everybody to see. The web site is in Flemish(Dutch) and thus I can understand it. I wouldn't be able to understand e.g. a Swedish web page and for me being able to read something versus being unable to read it does make a difference.
I find it somehow difficult to accept that you know better what happened to that boat being in Waterloo, Belgium whilst the authors of the web page were actualy inside the RIB. Anyway you're entitled to have an opinion and it is respected from my side.
I don't have any particular interest in that boat/crew - it is sad for them that they had to quit so soon in the race but things like that happen. Better luck next time.

More to the point we have yet to get any news/explanations from the high profile British participations about their performance. I think all Greek RIBsters are glad about the result but still very mystified. The fact that a Greek boat won the rally doesn't mean that all Greek boats are better than all British boats. This would be like suggesting that because Renault won the F1 championship that all the French cars are better than all the rest.

I think it is fair to say that this win demonstrates that the Greeks can produce RIBs of very high quality and performance. And that the Greek crew did an excellent job during that rally.

But that aside there are some other equally important points which do raise more than a few eyebrows:
This is the very 1st time that this Greek RIB and crew competed in an international event of such high caliber. On the other hand some of the other participants from britain were known high-perfomance RIBs with experienced crew. Very often in this forum (and even in this very thread) people have expressed the opinion that these british crafts are very fast and can handle really bad weather - some members have gone as far to suggest that the waves in the Greek seas are never quite as nasty as those in the ocean where the british RIBs perform so well. All of this is fine and respected.
But if any of it is true, how is it possible that the Greek boat won all 4 legs of the Red sea Rib Rally so easy?

So far the only thing that came as a reply is that we Greeks are ugly, disgusting, unattractive, hairy clowns, our english is apalling and we are an insulting lot. That may well be, but none of it explains what happened in Egypt during the Red Sea Rib Rally.
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protaris....let him be....(eupa)
At the end Greeks are ugly,discussting etc etc for a belgian....OK sir, then don;t ever come to Greece to meet us!
Because if you do i'm sure your attitude will change! our reputation exceeds our country years and years now for our hospitality!
and even if we don't speak the English language well.....so what?
At least we have a native language which is GREEK adn from which all other languages have taken elements.....your language mr eupa is native or stolen from French,British and other before them that occupied you over the ages????
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Because if you do i'm sure your attitude will change! our reputation exceeds our country years and years now for our hospitality!
Unless you are a British plane spotter!!!
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cod..:Unless you are a British plane spotter!!!:....i didn't catch that! please explain.
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cod..:Unless you are a British plane spotter!!!:....i didn't catch that! please explain.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/d...00/2518385.stm

Basically 12 people were arreseted in Greece for spying - they were treated very badly and yet they were totally innocent. There really was a hell of a fuss about it at the time - must have lost Greece a fortune in tourism - you really only expect to be treated like that in places like the old USSR!!!
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