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Old 21 February 2005, 17:16   #1
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Ellen Mcarthur coming in to Cowes

Not sure if any of you are aware that Ellen is due to sail back into Cowes on her yacht B & Q this coming Friday (25th Feb) at about 2 pm. She will sail paralell with the prommenade weather permitting. If the weather's rough apparently she will be brought shoreside by a RIB and meet the public on foot along the prommenade. Got this info from the Isle of Wight Council web site where it also says that they are handing her the freedom of the town later in the afternoon and that will be followed by a formal reception.

Wish we could be there to see her - unfortunately will be busy working
Would love to see any photos if any of you manage to get out there
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Old 22 February 2005, 07:30   #2
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I've wanted to see B&Q. Might "wag" school on Friday and come down with the RIB....
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Old 22 February 2005, 07:57   #3
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I'm just sending an e-mail to my boss to see if I can borrow his Rib.

Shame mine isn't ready yet, really must crack on with that
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I'm just sending an e-mail to my boss to see if I can borrow his Rib.

Shame mine isn't ready yet, really must crack on with that
Wanna trade bosses?
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Old 22 February 2005, 09:30   #5
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I'm just sending an e-mail to my boss to see if I can borrow his Rib.

Shame mine isn't ready yet, really must crack on with that
Jimbo, do u know anyone else with a Rib - my engine is still not sorted and it would be really good to get out.
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Old 22 February 2005, 09:32   #6
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I've wanted to see B&Q. Might "wag" school on Friday and come down with the RIB....
Tim, if you do come down, fancy a petrol sharing scheme? I.e., I donate towards fuel, you bring down the rib...
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... I may also be about if someone wants to contribute to the petrol and can bring a handheld VHF, (my fixed set is off for repair!).

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Jimbo and I both have handhelds. I'll wait and see if he replies.
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Old 22 February 2005, 13:09   #9
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This is a plan!

I'll post an update tomrrow evening when I see what the weather looks like.
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Old 22 February 2005, 14:07   #10
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I do indeed have a handheld, it's on charge as we speak.

Also have a GPS handheld, not that it's an ocean voyage...
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Right, boss is using his Rib.

If people various were around on friday, would be more than happy to contribute to fuel, and bring along any electronics I had that were helpful.

Really we need to work if anybody is coming (as I don't have a boat!) where we are launching from, and at what time...
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Can't come! Pitty - was up for a Solent Students jolly!

I've got to work behind the bar for the school boat club social evening. Fun fun fun.
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Old 22 February 2005, 18:23   #14
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Can't come! Pitty - was up for a Solent Students jolly!

I've got to work behind the bar for the school boat club social evening. Fun fun fun.
Ah well, plenty of time for that when you come down to Pompey.

SDGANDER, are you still likely to be around and after a fuel contributing passenger with a VHF?
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Jimbo, u up for helping fix my outboard today!?
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The boat is at East Cowes Marina a the Mo on the end of the hammerhead
between K and L berths .
It looks awsome and in excellent condition considering what it's been through
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in excellent condition considering what it's been through
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I will be coming across on the zapcat with a mate. Sounds like its gunna be a good day.
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Did anyone see the Documentary on her last night? that is one epic journey she went through, and judging by some of the video diaries way beyond most people's Wills to carry on and battle through it all when you don't have a lot more to give.
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Tony, Robin and Paul will be bombin along to see her today



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