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Old 27 February 2004, 08:18   #31
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I stand corrected and I bow to your superior wisdom oh great one.


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Old 27 February 2004, 08:44   #32
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Old 27 February 2004, 14:32   #33
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My cousin is a WAFI (he's got a RIB as well!) and loves the black stuff so if I can persuade him to go I'll have a bunk for the duration -

Luckily his newish wife is just as bad a piss-head as him so it would be great to come over and meet even more people - I feel a plan coming together!

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Old 27 February 2004, 17:53   #34
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WAFI strikes back

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Its The cork "Ford" sailing week held every year.
Speaking as an ex-WAFI.........

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Cork Sailing week is a biannual (or is it biennial?). It alternates with the Nautor Swan Europeans and Admirals Cup. Undoubtedly better than Cowes Week today. Not nearly so commercialised and a lot more 'black stuff' (Beamish).

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1. WAFI - not heard of that before, it has been logged and will be used. Like it.
2. Please do not tar all us yotties with the same brush. I agree that a great number of the plastic rag and stick tubs on the sea are driven by total idiots. I know, I have come to close hitting most of them in 25 years of racing in the channel and solent.
3. There some RIB owners in the same catagory. While on route to Cowes fireworks last year (on a yacht) we were passed by at least 3 RIBS with kids sitting on the bows without lifejackets! Also numerous RIBs and powerboats passing so close that they clearly heard our spoken condamnations.
4. Remember that the next yacht that tries to tack in front of you will be owend by your Bank Manager, and shouting at him will have a detrimental effect on your overdraft facility.
5. You should have been passing clear enough to not have to take drastic avoiding action, hence preserving your overdraft facility.
6. Each to his own. I have, on 1 memorable occasion, been on an 11m yacht which out accelerated the Ancaster RIB from standstill all the way to 18 kts. Now, that takes some beating for an adrenalin rush.
7. See how much Gold we pick up in Athens in the sailing events.
8. Why don't we buy each other a beer at Ribex?

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Old 28 February 2004, 02:40   #35
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Hi Mark

Thank you for your words.

I was not really being detrimentle, honest GUV.

Would love for you to buy me a beer!

I see god and bas in all area's of the industry.
Also I am an EX WAFI too.

Oh also the bank manager thing, I got that suss a few years back, moved in with mine, she had my child.
Work wonders for the over draft.
Down side, she holds the purse strings and she wants a motor cruiser!!

Have a good day

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Old 28 February 2004, 03:30   #36
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Re: WAFI strikes back

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and a lot more 'black stuff' (Beamish).

Murphys. Cork Stuff.
Ask Roy Keane when he calms down.

I once crewed for my Bank Manager in the Cork area. Unfortunately we both forgot the very well -known sandspit (only a W.A. Dinghy) and the dagger struck, holing the boat. All he had by way of bailing material was his daughter's sandbucket with which I set to work as we began to sink. Everyone on shore was falling about laughing. I didn't get to crew for him again. I did some banking by letter and phone for a while after as well.


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Bank Manager

Remember the Punt ("BE" before Euro in Eire) so named because it rhymes with bank manager!!!!

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Old 28 February 2004, 08:02   #38
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Now sober

Jackeens and JB
Glad you took my post as it was intended, I was worried for 20 or 30 seconds.

Murpheys - kills brain cells, therefore I can never remember which is from Cork!! I much prefer it to the stuff from Park Royal but it is close call between Murpheys and the Dublin brew. (I can't spell Guiness, or can I?)

I did a season with the Midland Bank southen area manager. No way would you get him to move in, even if you were of the opposite sex. I have rarely met such a foul mouthed, debauched and all round OK guy. Quite handy on the helm as I recall.
It's a go on the beers.

Any one read "Sods Law of the Sea"? It has been my bible for many years.

Now what was this thread about?
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Old 28 February 2004, 08:11   #39
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Murphy's or Beamish or the Dublin Stuff...

Beamish is Cork too...it's just that Murphy's Chimney was one of the landmarks of my younger days...coming back from Limerick (Angela's Ashes does NOT exaggerate!!) that chimney meant I was nearly home.

The description of the Bank guy sounds a typical Cork Man ...(except for Cork RIB who is a 'blow in' and therefore civilised by his upbringing in Betty's Tea Rooms and Taylor's of Harrogate).

Which is why I married a Dubliner.

I can't remember what the thread is about either so I grant you honorary membership of Boatmad ...
http://www.boatmadforum.co.uk/
where you will fit in very well ...especially with an address like that.

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Re: Murphy's or Beamish or the Dublin Stuff...

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I can't remember what the thread is about either so I grant you honorary membership of Boatmad ...
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You should hear me after a few beers. I could almost be Irish.

Now, who else is going to RibEX or Cork Week? Over to you.
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