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Old 19 June 2014, 01:44   #121
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Leg 7 Whitby

Two more photos taken on approach to Whitby.
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And this is the second one

I am told that the first few hours were rather boring and the navigating was done with the assistance of the radar. A good tip for those planning a similar trip. At least one rib should have a radar.

There were no engine issues.
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They are on the move but out of range for AIS.
Destination RNLI Harwich a total distance of 191 Nm. Another long day for the Team
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But they've arranged some of the best weather possible ( fog allowing) .

Got the OK to come out to meet them on Sat ( although I can only get to 25 knts - so ask them not to go to fast ) .

Hopefully they will run in along beach past Bournemouth pier etc? ( maybe with mudeford or Poole ILB + Sea Safari + me + boris + any others ? )
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But they've arranged some of the best weather possible ( fog allowing) .

Got the OK to come out to meet them on Sat ( although I can only get to 25 knts - so ask them not to go to fast ) .

Hopefully they will run in along beach past Bournemouth pier etc? ( maybe with mudeford or Poole ILB + Sea Safari + me + boris + any others ? )
Peter, you are correct. One picks a week not the weather like in this case. The Team are very lucky however they have still a fair bit to go.

Only a few days ago I came across a similar 999 Challenge RB by the Manchester Fire Fighters. From Southampton to Southampton. they were very unlucky due to weather and had to take the route via the Caledonian Canal. they dis get involved in a sea rescue of two kayakers . They were first on the scene and took the guys on board just before the RNLI arrived.

I will be seeing the Team on Friday in Littlehampton and will agree a radio channel and tell them to run along the beach past Bournemouth pier
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If we leave the Quay at about 1330, I think we should be able to get the Hengisbury Head/Mudeford for about 1400 and then have a gentle run back in with them.
I'm not sure if the guys at RNLI Mudeford are aware of what is going on, but will try to get a message to them via a third party.
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Great stuff - I plan to launch at 1.15 at Baiter so will find you Steve .

Mudeford ILB out last night I think to red flares off Bournemouth beach (which launnched from beach I think was someone being daft - the police attended )
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If we leave the Quay at about 1330, I think we should be able to get the Hengisbury Head/Mudeford for about 1400 and then have a gentle run back in with them.
I'm not sure if the guys at RNLI Mudeford are aware of what is going on, but will try to get a message to them via a third party.
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Super. We will be there before 1 PM
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Leg 8 Whitby to RNLI Harwich

The Team arrived OK to Harwich.
198 Nm in 10 hours

Two more legs to go
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Leg 8

Whitby to Harwich a distance of 198 Nm 10 hours nonstop . They used 260 ltrs of fuel so the average was 1.3 ltr / Nm

Once the 999 Challenge is over I will post such info for each leg
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