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Old 06 November 2012, 12:53   #11
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Nice one Biff. How are you? I was out with Dr Jan last night and as expected it all got rather messy and it was a Monday School night!!!
Anyway. the furthest that anyone can be from any land anywhere in the world is 1750 miles and that is in the Pacific. I do intend to get this record next year.
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Old 06 November 2012, 14:13   #12
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You better check your charts ??

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About 30 miles - Roches Douvres lighthouse.
Roches Douvres only 22 miles from Jersey and 14 from France ??
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Old 06 November 2012, 14:25   #13
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For me, Erin and Martini: Paris, at just over 80 nautical miles from the coast as the crow flies (and considerably longer as the river winds!).
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Old 06 November 2012, 16:26   #15
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Roches Douvres only 22 miles from Jersey and 14 from France ??
I make it 35 miles from St. Helier on Google Earth. It does feel 'out there' and you can't always see the coast of France if the visibility is poor. Amazing lighthouse by the way. You used to be able to get inside if you took a wheel brace with you as it used to fit the door lock. Nowadays the door is sensor protected via a radio link to Cap Frehel. Anyway, here's a funny video I just watched:
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Southampton around the Guernsey and back in one hit, and then the worst one was poole to the channel islands and back in a inflatable!!. A big inflatable with twin engines but it was bloody awful!!!
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ahahah i love the compass, now you have a great place for a can of beer !!!
just for advise, we have a plastimo offshore compass from 1991 still working perfectly
there are few brands that we cannot miss. VHF icom - GPS Lawrance - Compass - Plastimo Offshore - clothes musto - boots dubarry
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Thats only about 90 miles from land ! Alan P
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We did an 80mile crossing ramsgate to holland the other weekend but I guess due to the angle we approached the continental coast we were never really 40 miles offshore.
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I suppose the furthest I have been from land is the crossing between Lands End and Kinsale, a journey I have done several times now-but that is only 144 miles, so 72 from land.
Pathetic really compared to some Alan Priddy has made.

Mind you, in my defence, they were NAUTICAL miles.
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