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Old 23 July 2014, 16:53   #1
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Hellas - Azores

Crossing the Med and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Old 23 July 2014, 17:39   #2
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Old 25 July 2014, 03:31   #3
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A very interesting rib cruise however the distance from Gibraltar to the Azores
is 980Nm / 1815km / 1128 miles (they will of course have to avoid Gibraltar)

How will they manage with the fuel once they are out in the open Atlantic. I can't see any fuel stations on route.

I am sure they have a plan . Best of luck to them and no doubt it will be interesting to follow their progress.
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Old 25 July 2014, 13:40   #4
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(they will of course have to avoid Gibraltar)
Why?
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Old 25 July 2014, 13:49   #5
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There is a local law not permitting ribs over 6 mtr in Gibraltar waters so theirs could get confiscated and that would be a tragedy
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Old 25 July 2014, 15:54   #6
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There is a local law not permitting ribs over 6 mtr in Gibraltar waters so theirs could get confiscated and that would be a tragedy
Ah! I didn't know that, sounds odd.
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Ah! I didn't know that, sounds odd.
Its to stop the drug runners. I'd have thought there was a way to arrange a permitted trip - but I don't know.

From the look of their site they are planning to head round and "up" towards Lisbon and cross from there which is a slightly shorter passage.
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