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Old 19 November 2004, 17:07   #1
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1999 Round Britian RIB rally/RB4

....Does anyone have any details of the route they took, fuelling points etc?

I've seen http://www.rib.net/rb99.htm and watched the RB4 video, read the many posts on here but I知 wondering if there are any more specifics out there.
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Old 19 November 2004, 17:17   #2
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Have you seen this thread: RB4 - Spirit's story ? And this one: Round Britain in Under 5 Mtrs (RB4)
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....Does anyone have any details of the route they took, fuelling points etc?

I've seen http://www.rib.net/rb99.htm and watched the RB4 video, read the many posts on here but I知 wondering if there are any more specifics out there.
I was one of the fortunate to participate in the 1999 Round Britain Rib Raid and the account of the trip is well described in the above thread. I was part of Team Zodiac and even though it was not a race (last leg only)we came first ahead of Seahound IV , sadly due to damaged tube on the last leg hence our victory. Our rib a Zodiac Hurricane (alu hull) with twin Evinrude 250 HP (very old technology engines) How much fuel we used - Don't even ask cos far too much

Try and get the relevant copy of Rib International magazine. HMS did a good account as well with photos
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Daniel - my post refers to RB4 ie the 'Round Britain' cruise completed by sub 5m RIBs featured on the video you mention. I think Andre and the thread you posted a link to are referring to a different event. Am I right? If so, which event are you interested in Daniel? Or are you interested in both and I've just got confused (it's me age...!)?
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Hi Louise, I知 after any info on round Britain cruises (is that the right word?) really - I知 trying to work out the logistics of such a trip. I've kind of put together a plan for the south coast and up to southern Scotland but then my geography falls apart, as well as my chart resources.

Andre, thanks for your reply. I've just scared myself working out how much fuel I would need; twin 250's must have been horrific. I will definitely try and get hold of RI. Would you go round again?
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Wow! Sounds exciting! So when do you set out?
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I知 after any info on round Britain cruises (is that the right word?) really - I知 trying to work out the logistics of such a trip. ..... Would you go round again?
Daniel please send a pm if you want inaccurate recollections of our trip..

The biggest issue was how factors 'on the day' meant resets all round...and often throwing out Alan's original plans. Conserving fuel (therefore watching speed) was an issue for us as it was non-stop. That shouldn't be a prob if you're planning stops. Do it properly like Andre's recent trip for heaven's sake and book into nice hotels See the sights. take your time!!! Wasn't much fun barrelling round big open stretches of water...keeping well offshore of hazards also meant missing out on the amazing scenery...

Best advice I can think of? Backup, backup, backup (spare gear) ... And contingency plans. Imagine the worst & go through it step by step...write your will

The complete interdependence between you & colleague/s is something I won't forget; till the day I pop my clogs I'll remember Fi and The Jolly Sailor... And I'll always be grateful to Alan for giving us the chance and the support...

But as for doing it again...never, never,never.

Once was enough for this scurvy crew

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Hi Louise, I知 after any info on round Britain cruises (is that the right word?)
Apparently not, you should have typed: 'Round Ireland Cruises'.
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Just trying to be helpful JF!

Some of the passage would be in the same waters/ may experience similar weather...

I hope you're considering it Daniel. You'd be brill.
( Some of the 'vets' must have been at the recent BIBOA do?)

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