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Old 11 April 2012, 10:37   #1
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RB12 Postponed

The RB12 Race has now been officially "Postponed" until 2014 but it will take more than that to put off the E-Lites BananaShark crew.

With very little time to organise it the intention is for the crew to carry on with the trip and go round Britain anyway, using the more traditional Race route through the Caledonian Canal the crew plan to start in their home port of Salcombe, the team will visit 10 more venues leaving cheques for Children's Hospices at every venue with the Rotary Club of Great Britain (I'm sure they won't mind!) - This money will come from the return of the entry fee from the RB12 Organisers. Our proposed route is on this map and if we get approval from everybody we will be back by the end of June.

Thanks to Bob Eddings who has already offered some help with Poole - if you're on the route and have some local knowledge that would be of some use then please let me know - thanks!

Wish us luck and if anyone is on our route we would love to see you on the way round.
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Old 11 April 2012, 10:58   #2
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The RB12 Race has now been officially "Postponed" until 2014 but it will take more than that to put off the E-Lites BananaShark crew.

With very little time to organise it the intention is for the crew to carry on with the trip and go round Britain anyway, using the more traditional Race route through the Caledonian Canal the crew plan to start in their home port of Salcombe, the team will visit 10 more venues leaving cheques for Children's Hospices at every venue with the Rotary Club of Great Britain (I'm sure they won't mind!) - This money will come from the return of the entry fee from the RB12 Organisers. Our proposed route is on this map and if we get approval from everybody we will be back by the end of June.

Thanks to Bob Eddings who has already offered some help with Poole - if you're on the route and have some local knowledge that would be of some use then please let me know - thanks!

Wish us luck and if anyone is on our route we would love to see you on the way round.
if your going through Menai Straits on 23rd happy to help out, as I'm sure a few others would be too. good choice with Children's Hospices
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Old 11 April 2012, 11:35   #3
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Thats bad news and good news . What sort of help are you after ?... not sure what I can do to assist ...hopefully your getting free mooring etc all over the place, photo boats etc ....

Being Poole way myself am happy to help all I can round here.

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Old 11 April 2012, 11:42   #4
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Good on you Cookee

Is see that in Poole, you have an either/or option for berthing. Is this now sorted?
As we are on the Boat Haven I'm sure I could have a word to get you a "free" berth over night and you would get much improved exposure to Joe Public.

Do you have any arrangements for fuel?

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Old 11 April 2012, 11:58   #5
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jon good luck to you and the crew i would offer to help but due to my current health problems would find it impossible .regards paul
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My club will look after you in Portsmouth. Gunwharf or Port Solent which ever you prefer. My choice would be Port Solent. More and better facilities, fuel etc and we have two yachts you can use to sleep on + a pub named after us!!! Drinks will be on us. Alan P
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The RB12 website is still showing it as on, nothing about being cancelled yet.
Any idea's?
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it's been deferred till 2014.

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Yes, I read what Cookee said, I just looked at their site and it is still counting down 70 days and so many hours, minutes until it starts, that was all i meant.
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