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Old 21 June 2012, 17:10   #1
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Corryvreckan Swim 23rd June

A mate of mine and 5 or 6 other lunatics are swimming the whirlpool on Sat 23rd at midday!! Its for Houses for Heroes!!

Argyll News: Training spirit for Houses for Heroes Corryvreckan swim | For Argyll

Any support would be welcome.Its a great cause!!
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Old 21 June 2012, 17:29   #2
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Best of luck to them all. Hope wind and tide behave themselves to give them a good swim!
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Hope if's as quiet and calm as it was today
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So do I. I shall be helping to 'shepherd' the chaps across the Gulf, with Lynda from ForArgyll as crew and press rep. The forecast this morning for tomorrow was iffy, but it's improved throughout the day. Let's hope they're right. Dorus Mor, mid tide in westerly 5-7 could be seat gripping.

I suspect it will be raining.
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So do I. I shall be helping to 'shepherd' the chaps across the Gulf, with Lynda from ForArgyll as crew and press rep. The forecast this morning for tomorrow was iffy, but it's improved throughout the day. Let's hope they're right. Dorus Mor, mid tide in westerly 5-7 could be seat gripping.

I suspect it will be raining.
Ah come on Tony you old sea dog, you are really looking forward to it you enjoy these interesting days in the 'Sound'
Wx is iffy sea sate wise as you say F5-F7 on the 'nose' for you on the outward maybe a little shelter in the Gulf depending on your station, but i'm afraid the wet stuff is due most of the day clearing for Sunday.
Good luck to you and the boys stay safe

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Ah come on Tony you old sea dog, you are really looking forward to it you enjoy these interesting days in the 'Sound'
Wx is iffy sea sate wise as you say F5-F7 on the 'nose' for you on the outward maybe a little shelter in the Gulf depending on your station, but i'm afraid the wet stuff is due most of the day clearing for Sunday.
Good luck to you and the boys stay safe

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Ah! You're right Billy. I do and I am. Even so...

Bed time now. Up early.

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Well.... All went well.
Wild, wet and windy ride out to the Gulf.
Ended up with six support/spectator boats - including the famous Hot Lemon, which later roared off to somewhere else at the speed of sound.
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All but one made it across, the one that didn't breathed in a breaker so he was excused, bad luck really.
Eight swimmers made it.
Smiter tooted.
Everyone cheered and a bottle of life giving water was passed around.
The big boats went home and I anchored off Scarba for lunch before a much less bumpy and drier ride home.

Another great day of ribbing on the wild west coast.
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Glad it all went well and all were safe. Another great day as you say. Well done to all.

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Here is the report on the exploits of the nutters!!! It was not a great day weather wise.
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Too true. I do have memories of weather that was better than on that day.
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