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Old 23 February 2002, 18:46   #171
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Keith,, how come Graeme got his stickers before me?

SOC is going to be taking the 12:30 lock out at the Barrage.

Lock outs are on the hour and half past the hour.
Lock ins - for those coming back, are on the quarter past and quarter to the hour.

The Barrage control is on Channel 18 - Barrage Control.
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Old 24 February 2002, 03:23   #172
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The answer is simple....he asked first!

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Old 24 February 2002, 06:36   #173
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That's told me then, hasn't it.

Any more making plans for the SOC send off week / week-end?

5 weeks today - oh and 23 mins.
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Old 24 February 2002, 16:53   #174
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Yes count me and two crew in. (I think one of the crew has an airbed booked in your house already)

If the weather is half reasonable we'll run down from the IOM on the Saturday. Berth required suitable for an 8.5 Scorpion, ie in the best part of the marina close to the facilities!!

I'm tempted to say that in the event of rough weather we'll trail a 6.5 by road, but if it's too rough for us there may be no send off .................
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Old 24 February 2002, 18:55   #175
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Allen,
Glad to hear your plans.
Not sure who has got the airbed space booked in my house - have not heard from anyone definately needing space in my house - you gonna fill me in(oops, I should rather say..tell me)

What are your accomo arrangements for the Sat night?
Staying on the POB?
You know we have now set up base camp at the Cardiff Bay Yacht Club not the Penarth Marina? Re you mentioning berth closest to facilities in the marina. would you settle for clubhouse instead?

Keep in touch and don't forget your hairbrush!!
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Old 25 February 2002, 05:44   #176
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Eddie Allen told me he'd booked an airbed at your des res - but maybe what he meant ws that he intended to!
I've not made any arrangements yet, I usually wait and see what turns up.
I've lost rack a bit of what's going on and where, but I plan to not think about it until the week before when we see the forecast and really know what our plans are - but yes, I'll settle for the clubhouse.
I have some sheep shears I can bring ...
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Old 25 February 2002, 07:00   #177
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Allen, Yup I heard about your last minute plans and turning up and seeing whats what!
Who is Eddie? - is he cute? - Can't believe I am sending that!
Is he on this Forum as well?
No worries, just let me know.

Take it easy with the sheep shearers
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Old 25 February 2002, 11:09   #178
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Well I don't find him "cute" - entertaining would be more accurate.

Mind, I do remember someomne at the Cowes - Torquay race last year likening him to a 'Munchkin'.

Now there's a thought to conjure with !!

He's not been on this forum yet, but rumour has it that he is going to register.
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"Entertaining" is good!
but looking at the comments on this Forum, I would envisage that most of us can be described as quite entertaining!!!

More SOC business tomorrow, hope to arrange a few more parties.

Just sent out an invite to all major yacht / boat clubs in the area to join in the escorting of the SOC out the Bay and down the Channel - want to share the event huh! Most of them are aware, but slow in their planning.
Unfortunately, the Waverley - the huge paddle steamer that operates in the Bristol Channel in the summer, is not going to be in this area till May - somewhere up the Clyde during Easter - shame really, can take about 600 people. That is alot of waves.

Something to work on for the homecomming!
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Old 26 February 2002, 03:35   #180
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Nadia,

How can I get stickers too ?
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