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Old 04 April 2002, 07:38   #11
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Here's the picture. They must have been walloped by quite a wave!

By the way, there is a new section on the Spirit of Cardiff site where Clives updates will be posted. It's at

www.spirit-of-cardiff.com/journal

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Old 04 April 2002, 10:41   #12
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Crikey, they must have had visions of seeing George Clooney next to them
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Nadia,

Sorry to disturb you, but can you define from which specific site can we see where they are ?
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Old 06 April 2002, 03:35   #14
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Michael

The site isn't quite there yet! As soon as it is live and working, I'll post the URL here. I was promised it for Sunday, but it looks like it won't actually be available until sometime next week.

Watch this space!
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Monday 08th April 2002
17:30 BST

They are 190 miles off Tunisia, and had just passed Algiers.

All okay, general speeds of 20 ish knots.

ETA in Malta 20:00 BST - Tuesday 09th April

Check out the SOC website for up to date info.
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Bad news off Malta

Seem the lads have hit a real problem (literally.)
Hope they can get everything fixed and sorted and head off again shortly.

More info on http://www.spirit-of-cardiff.com/journal/



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Ouch! Will it be possible to carry on? Such bad luck on just the first leg. I hope that they do not feel compelled to carry on. If it is not safe there is no disgrace in calling it off for the moment.

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Bad news indeed!

One windshield, two auto pilots and now one outdrive, all out of commission. This is starting to sound like a Country & western song..."If I didn't have bad luck, I wouldn't have any luck at all". I sure hope their fortune takes a turn for the better.
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Just checked the 'SoC site, no more news yet (07.10 hours 11/4/02). Any news on repairs yet Nadia?

This just goes to show that this is no mere 'jaunt'.

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Keith, there is no way that they will quit unless there is absolutely no other option at all. The current round the world record is still beatable even if they have two weeks of unplanned stoppages

The new outdrive is being flown over to Malta - and should be with them this morning. Thanks go to Yamaha, Peters & May Shipping and Air Malta!

The people of Malta have been looking after the crew, and they have even been able to have a couple of nights R&R in a local hotel. They are keeping an eye out for an angry looking fisherman though . . .

There is more severe weather expected today, so they will probably take their time today and set off again tomorrow morning.

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