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Old 25 June 2012, 06:44   #101
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Well done back on route, I see you've just rounded the Mull of Kintyre heading into some spectacular scenery and with very calm conditions.
Shame about Lands End and the West coast of England, I was really looking forward to seeing you power off the tops of those 20ft waves @ 30 knts, and showing us little ribs how it is done. The conditions looking very similar to when I went round Lands End last autumn making about 10knts against the seas, but when you turn the corner and head up the bristol channel with the sea on your back corner, its fantastic fun.
Can you let us know, what wave height / wind speed is the maximum that you want to be out in.
Good luck with the rest I will keep a close eye on it.
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Old 25 June 2012, 17:23   #102
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Difficult to say really, we came back from Newlyn to Plymouth in a 7 gusting 8 with "significant" wave height! It's all about the space between the waves as well as the height. Got to finish off the Caledonian tomorrow and then run back down the East coat with some big days ahead.
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Old 25 June 2012, 17:45   #103
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Are you coming up the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh (Port Edgar), Cookee?
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Old 25 June 2012, 17:51   #104
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Yes we leave Inverness on Wednesday morning for Port Edgar
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Old 25 June 2012, 22:33   #105
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Enjoy the adrenalin rush up Loch Ness but don't hit Nessie !!
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Old 26 June 2012, 07:51   #106
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How are the sponsors getting on cookie, backs,necks,bums or vomit down the back of your neck an issue yet
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Old 27 June 2012, 02:45   #107
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Nessie had gone to lunch when we came up the Loch - got great photos from both the big lochs!

Sponsors have been fine, Richard is in the back today - we'll see how he gets on! To be fair the motion is too rapid to make you sick. More likely to scare the shit out if you and give you bruises where you didn't know you had places!
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Old 27 June 2012, 06:50   #108
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Good stuff Cookee ! When can we expects some pictures ?
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Old 27 June 2012, 09:33   #109
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According to the local RIGs its 2-3 foot waves, 5-8 knt wind.

Following the tracker the SOG is about 25knts, and the tide flow is pushing them.

Shouldnt they be doing 50knts or are they running on one engine to conserve fuel ?
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Maybe enjoying the trip, no rush is there?
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