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Old 08 July 2005, 07:41   #1
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Round Britain Record Attempt

I have just received the following email alert:


"The long awaited weather window has finally arrived!

Neil McGrigor and his team are now on count down to the start of the
attempt on the World Record for the powered circumnavigating of Britain.

Expected start time is 09.30, Saturday 9 July 2005. Start line is the
Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes, Isle of Wight.

Bradstone Challenger is now in Lymington for final preparations. The 51ft
Blade Runner powerboat will leave her moorings at Royal Lymington Yacht
Club 08.30 on Saturday morning to make her way to the start line.

All supporters are welcome either at the Yacht Club or on the water for
the start.

Supporters can follow the attempt via the latest tracking device supplied
by Marine Track. Log on to www.roundbritainrecord.com

Expected finish time will be updated on the web and via e-mail alerts. All
supporters will be welcome on the finish line and at the RYS finish
reception."


This should be worth a look if anyone is in the Solent on Saturday.

Regards.

Ian
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Old 08 July 2005, 08:57   #2
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Good luck to them all. Safe passage.

Bet they beat me to Torbay because the don't have to go round the Dorchester by-pass.
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Old 08 July 2005, 10:00   #3
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that would be my dream some day !
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is it in a rib or in a yacht?
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Old 08 July 2005, 12:52   #5
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Tis this thing hannah
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Old 08 July 2005, 13:09   #6
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Andy - see post 1!
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Is'it a Norwegian flag you see on that picture ? if soo anyone know why?
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Maybe he is planning on getting lost around Scotland.


Thanks to Mark Wildey (i think) for the piccy.
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is it in a rib or in a yacht?

Hannah,

I think these guys did it in a rib a few years ago, but this attempt is very serious - they have been waiting for a year for the right weather window...

With two 18 litre 1,000 hp Cat diesels and surface drives, it's certainly not a yacht.

Here are a couple of pics I took at the Fleet Review; really rather nice

Cheers

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