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Old 25 July 2015, 18:41   #11
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Had a great day out watching the racing today. A shame they won't let you closer, but actually found a good place on the Hasler side.

There were sooooo many boats out! Not to mention the helicopter, the Marines in a landing craft etc etc
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Old 25 July 2015, 19:01   #12
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Plenty of boats out today, but I was disappointed with what you could see. My picture says it all, as that was as close as they got. Too far away to create any excitement I'm afraid. The helicopter flying over filming was giving the best show and kept me amused.

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Still, good day out on friends old fairey huntsman, twin engine beast.
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Old 25 July 2015, 19:07   #13
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It's raining really hard here today
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Old 26 July 2015, 04:42   #15
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ID:	107419Went yesterday but stayed ashore (long story). Good atmosphere once the racing began.

Organisation was a bit poor, huge queues to get in, security lost control of the crowd in the fanzone, and there were no way near enough outlets there either. The free Southsea common area looked really good with lots of bars, eateries, coffee places and hundreds of toilets!

Still on IOW, but peeing down so off home on the ferry shortly. Was supposed to blowing a gale as well, which is why I didn't come by boat, the wind is starting to get up a bit so hopefully the AC 45 will get going a bit today.
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Went yesterday on the RIB out of the Hamble got half way to Portsmouth only to see the oil light on, so after a quick check went slowly back to Hamble point just to discover it was a service due light ( I should I
Have known that) so back to Portsmouth at speed to join the flotilla which was great but very over zealous marshals and to be honest to see the race you needed a telescope!
Great to see so many RIBs out and finished the day with a beer in Cowes.
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Plenty of boats out today, but I was disappointed with what you could see. My picture says it all, as that was as close as they got. Too far away to create any excitement I'm afraid. The helicopter flying over filming was giving the best show and kept me amused.

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Your a brave man mentioning twins in this forum

Unfortunately the racings been canceled due to appalling weather
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Your a brave man mentioning twins in this forum
I don't think this fora thinks twins are 100% evil. Just that they often don't solve the problems their owners hope they will and cost more. So when it's someone else's fuel, and someone else's servicing costs that's fine ;-)
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I don't think this fora thinks twins are 100% evil. Just that they often don't solve the problems their owners hope they will and cost more. So when it's someone else's fuel, and someone else's servicing costs that's fine ;-)
I love twins, like anything in life, u pays yer money
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