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Old 24 July 2013, 04:39   #311
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The two ribeye 600's will look good together
Aye - the swan and the ugly duckling!!
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Old 24 July 2013, 04:41   #312
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see Peter - you professional teams have a "Guinness budget".
could you organise a Guinness tanker to come round to every stop etc ...
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Old 24 July 2013, 04:42   #313
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Really looking forward to seeing the gemini run. I will be towing to Ireland so I have my trucks there. See you on Friday. Have a safe crossing.

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Old 24 July 2013, 05:24   #314
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Fuel tanker

The cost of the fuel tanker.
While I can understand the fustration regarding the additional charge for the use of a fuel tanker. With that amount of boats there was no other real option. The sin in this case is not that there is a charge or the size of the charge but the late stage that this charge was made known. However I recommend that you just get on with the event and enjoy it. I know that I would gladly pay this charge to ensure that I had an adequate fuel supply which would allow me to take part in the RI 2013.
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Old 25 July 2013, 04:05   #315
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We ll see with Hugo, moving now from milford to neyland and will talk with him
For any issue there s a solution. But i really understand that 400gbp extra costs coming few days before challenge
And maybe not all of us but for my case i didnt found any sponsors and but all accessoires that we had for this challenge i.e. An epirb to sail in A1 zone ... Must Be insurrance request !
Hope to see u soon
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Old 25 July 2013, 09:05   #316
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oh no... another charity request

I had enough people asking to sponsor me for a charity donation for this trip,
that I set up a Just Giving page.

On this forum I am preaching to the converted with regard to donating to the RNLI, but I will put the link up anyway.

Andy Proudfoot is fundraising for RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution

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Old 25 July 2013, 13:00   #317
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It is worth noting that diesel is also only 0.80p a litre.
have they clarified if 'non resident' boats should be paying duty?

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At some locations the petrol stations are miles away or close early at 8 or 10pm. We would be well passed this time when refuelling 30 boats. Recently the authorities stated they would not allow refuelling by jerry can and the event in that manner.
I think that the complaint is that a competent event organiser might expect to have spotted and dealt with the fuel issue early on in the planning. At one point there were apparently 100 expressions of interest - it was hardly going to be easier! Entries closed in January so there should have been a good understanding of the scale of the issue six monhts not six days before.
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A smaller fleet could have been planned but then it wouldn't be a great sceptical and the largest fleet of mainly ribs in Europe.
Freudian ! however the largest fleet of ribs in Europe , its even clearer that maths is not the strong point in the M.S. household.

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You can get the same if not more enjoyment from boating on a more humble budget
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Old 25 July 2013, 13:14   #318
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after being diagnosed with bowel cancer early last year, followed by radio and chemo therapy, an operation to remove the remaining tumour, then six more months of chemo therapy, I took the decision early on that I would not be fit enough to take this trip on. In no way am I qualified to comment on the organisation of the event, I have some experience of organising motorsport events and fully understand the frustrations involved. But one thing I do feel qualified to say is that after the last 18 months or so of diagnosis and treatment, I wish I was fit enough to be able to go, any extra fuel charges etc, although possibly annoying at the time, will soon be forgotten and the experience will last a lifetime. I hope everyone involved enjoys the trip, I will be waiting to see the photos, video clips and comments, good luck to you all
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Productive comments.


Although yes 100 did register their interest this is very different to confirmed and real entries such as now the 27. Just look at racing, there were "thousands" of interested parties from all over the world for the venture cup when the idea was born, the real story was only 9 boats, 8 finishing. Comments around fuel have been addressed.

If you look at organised, professional expeditions or races in Europe then this is the largest concentration of ribs this year. I know, as I am also entered and competing in the other large scale events, venture cup, torquay classic, cowes torquay and the Sepa poker run, non of these other than Sepa offer such an experience for the fees involved and certainly not over so many days. It is also an event thats not elitist and accommodates for all as best possible, put on by people passionate about RIBs and boating.

Looking forward to seeing the 27 teams tomorrow! Have a safe crossing guys We are towing so will see you there in the evening.
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after being diagnosed with bowel cancer early last year, followed by radio and chemo therapy, an operation to remove the remaining tumour, then six more months of chemo therapy, I took the decision early on that I would not be fit enough to take this trip on. In no way am I qualified to comment on the organisation of the event, I have some experience of organising motorsport events and fully understand the frustrations involved. But one thing I do feel qualified to say is that after the last 18 months or so of diagnosis and treatment, I wish I was fit enough to be able to go, any extra fuel charges etc, although possibly annoying at the time, will soon be forgotten and the experience will last a lifetime. I hope everyone involved enjoys the trip, I will be waiting to see the photos, video clips and comments, good luck to you all
It's a real shame you can't make it. I will have live TV on my boat. Links will go up on my Facebook tomorrow www.facebook.com/linleyswansocial
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