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Old 14 August 2004, 12:05   #11
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Did you see the article in the March issue?
Some qoutes from AP
"compared to power boating sailing a modern yacht is easy" and on Ellen MacArthur "apart from sailing around the world and coming second in a trans Atlantic yacht race she has not had much success" and "when you attempt a circumnavigation in a yacht you do not even need to be a good navigator"

You may be a nice guy and you certainly have achieved a lot ,but by Christ you do sometimes talk a lot of Bollix.
Having got more sea under my belt sailing than I have powerboating, I think that I am idealy positioned to say which one is easier.Sailing a modern yacht is a lot easier than driving a powerboat Alan P
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Old 14 August 2004, 12:14   #12
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Sailing a modern yacht is a lot easier than driving a powerboat Alan P
Easier still sailing on ship
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Old 14 August 2004, 12:58   #13
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Having got more sea under my belt sailing than I have powerboating, I think that I am idealy positioned to say which one is easier.Sailing a modern yacht is a lot easier than driving a powerboat Alan P
I think i will have to disagree on that one ,as have done alot of sailing and powerboating, motor cruising and sweaty decky work and covered a fair few miles although nothing as great as yourself , sailing a yacht with crew easy
as everyone is allocated work watch systems, driving a powerboat with crew easy same MO as above , sailing a yacht single handed changing sails in a force 6/7/8/10 in the southern ocean a little bit tricky climbing a mast in the southern ocean in a gale a tad difficult trimming the sails for optimum speed
exhausting, navigation modern electronics make life easier and having a weather router in touch with you takes away some of the pressure but still your call if you want to break records, now hats off to you sir if you have done this on a sailing boat 60ft singlehanded, but Ellen deserves her accolades for what she has achieved and you deserve yours but you are talking about two very different things here,
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Old 14 August 2004, 14:47   #14
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but Ellen deserves her accolades for what she has achieved and you deserve yours but you are talking about two very different things here,
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I presume you mean "hear hear". you've been 'lying under the sun' too long Manos
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Please back up anything you say with proof, as it is all lies yet again
P.S. So as not to be accused of avoiding questions, re the media, I have press officers, but deal direct with them frequently, whether it be journalists or TV, documentaries or news, so you can't knock me in that department at all
Recent article in PBO has some missing info for 1. Me liar hmm that rich pray tel me who lied recently about being booted off this forum not me.

There is a bit of a difference between court reporters and marine journos Pete !

Dirk...I was referring to Marine journos rather than statements made. I am sure that even Alans column must be edited otherwise where did all the swearing go?
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Did you see the article in the March issue?
Some qoutes from AP
"compared to power boating sailing a modern yacht is easy" and on Ellen MacArthur "apart from sailing around the world and coming second in a trans Atlantic yacht race she has not had much success" and "when you attempt a circumnavigation in a yacht you do not even need to be a good navigator"
Alan

is this statment true or was it twisted by jouro's?
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Old 15 August 2004, 07:21   #18
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Tim. I have known Ellen for many years and I have the greatest respect for what she has done and achieved. I think the confusion on this topic is the differance between "Crewed" & "Single handed". It goes without saying that running a single handed 60ft boat is hard work but as I am sure you are aware most of the new breed of open 60's most of the work is carried out from inside the cabin. Apart from having to go up the mast or attach the sails there is not much need to go outside.As for changing sails in storm force winds, all the boats have very good weather routing computors and know what is going to happen hours before hand. If the skipper leaves it till the last minute for a sail change than more fool them. As for the navigation part, most of the routing is weather dependant not harbour dependant. To navigate around the world from country to country taakes a certain amount of skill. To sail an ocean and look for your destination harbour is relitivly easy. You only have to worry about the last 20 miles. Alan P
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Just to recap...

The story so far:
1. Dirk Diggler and ChrisAllse quote some of Alan Priddy's comments from Sportsboat Magazine.

2. DepSol tells us that they aren't Alan's words, but are the result of editing.

3. Jono Garton asks
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is this statment true or was it twisted by jouro's?
4. Alan doesn't directly confirm or deny what he said.

Alan, are the words printed in Sportsboat Magazine, credited to you and quoted in this thread, yours? A simple yes or no will suffice.
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RICHARD B,YES! so now you can continue to throw your sticks and stones. Keep em coming, I can take it! Alan P
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