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Old 14 April 2012, 03:37   #31
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Personally I think there should be some sort of power boat event in the olimpits, And it looks like Cookee has got Gold medal for this years round Britain challenge .
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Old 18 April 2012, 04:02   #32
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Great stuff - E-Lites have formally approved the use of the returned entry fees of 3,500 to be distributed to Children's Hospices around the country and they are sponsoring the boat fuel costs for the trip. We aim to raise some extra cash on the way round for the charities as well.

The name of the event is now the 'E-Lites Round Britain Charity Challenge' and we are getting close to finalising the route - thank you very much for all of the help and advice offered by everyone on here, couldn't do it without you!
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Hi mate. I cannot remember if you have planned to stop in Northern Ireland but I would suggest for PR and fund raising a quick "lunch" stop in Bangor wouldn't go a-miss. I can organise this for you if you want. Alan P
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Hi mate. I cannot remember if you have planned to stop in Northern Ireland but I would suggest for PR and fund raising a quick "lunch" stop in Bangor wouldn't go a-miss. I can organise this for you if you want. Alan P
Sounds like a good plan - it depends what time we can get away from the Liverpool area, low water is at 09.26 so we have to find a deep water spot for the night so that we can get away in good time, the thing is we're planning the press and cheque handing over stuff in the morning so that we aren't on a tight schedule to arrive at the venues.
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Hi Cooke,

Best of luck with it.

Why chatham? Speed limit on approach down the river. Channel to navigate. Have to lock in (it is 24hr access tho). On the plus, there is however, a pub & B+B there.

Surely a dogleg on the route, I would run on to Ramsgate.
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Hi Cooke,

Best of luck with it.

Why chatham? Speed limit on approach down the river. Channel to navigate. Have to lock in (it is 24hr access tho). On the plus, there is however, a pub & B+B there.

Surely a dogleg on the route, I would run on to Ramsgate.
Our criteria for choosing a venue is quite different to choosing a stop on a race round Britain - Our sponsors have very kindly donated the entry fee (and RB12 are returning the full amount) for us to give out to children's charities, specifically Hospices on the way round. In order to boost the amounts and get as much press as possible for both the charities and our sponsors we have chosen different venues.

In Chatham we have been offered a great opportunity and it's only just over 3 miles of speed restriction and they reckon they can talk the Harbour Master into letting us leave quickly the following morning.
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Sounds like a good plan - it depends what time we can get away from the Liverpool area, low water is at 09.26 so we have to find a deep water spot for the night so that we can get away in good time, the thing is we're planning the press and cheque handing over stuff in the morning so that we aren't on a tight schedule to arrive at the venues.
not had any replies up to now with somewhere on the Mersey, only other option is through the port authority, do you want to do that with your pr or do you want us to try first?

also, when going through menai there is a speed limit past port dinorwic, are you happy to slow down to 5 knts for 1/2 mile or do you want to try and get permission to go through at speed. i'm sure the man with the speed gun won't catch you, but there again he does't need to, your name will be all over the boat let me know and i'll make some enquiries
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Hi cookee. Now i may have missed it but when do you plan on entering / leaving chatham. Would be great to see you fly past if we are out there.
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not had any replies up to now with somewhere on the Mersey, only other option is through the port authority, do you want to do that with your pr or do you want us to try first?

also, when going through menai there is a speed limit past port dinorwic, are you happy to slow down to 5 knts for 1/2 mile or do you want to try and get permission to go through at speed. i'm sure the man with the speed gun won't catch you, but there again he does't need to, your name will be all over the boat let me know and i'll make some enquiries
Thanks very much - really struggling with the whole Mersea area and it looks like the only deep water entrance is Holyhead which is a bit out of the way! If you have some local knowledge then finding out who to talk to would be a big help - thanks again!

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Great .. Friday night (29th), ribbing or having a pint in either Chatham or Ramsgate, sounds great!, good luck Cookee, if you have an online donation please share it with us.

May also combine it with a trip to Pompey too .. Its been a while since I've been down ...
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