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Old 17 August 2005, 14:42   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Ardnamurchan
Boat name: Out of the Blue
Make: Ribcraft 585
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha 100
MMSI: 235 079 253
Join Date: Jul 2000
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Support RIB needed for Channel crossing

The Channel Challenge is Hilary Lister's attempt to become the first quadriplegic to sail, single-handed, across the English Channel.

The Channel Challenge aims to:
Raise money so that other disabled people can experience the thrill of sailing
Show that disabled people can live exciting and challenging lives
Challenge people to rethink their views on disability
Encourage everyone to live their dreams

The support RIB that was going to be use is out of action and the charity is looking for a rib driven by someone highly qualified, or loaned to the charity (they have several highly qualified people willing to drive a rib) to act as a support vessel for Hilary's crossing. The projected day is Thursday the 25th August, and failing that Tuesday the 30th August. Leaving from Calais at 0630 and plan for a 5-7 hour crossing, although it could go longer.

Please e-mail or with details or enquiries.
You can get full details of the trip on

Geoff Campbell
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Old 24 August 2005, 01:34   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Torquay
Make: Bayliner
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Engine: I/B 3L
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Posts: 395
Congratulations to Hilary, looks like she managed to do it.
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Old 24 August 2005, 02:04   #3
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Southampton
Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
Make: Avon8.4, 5.4 & 4.777
Length: 8m +
Engine: Cat3126 Yam 90 &70
MMSI: 42
Join Date: Dec 2003
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thats a stunning achievement both by herself and the engineers!
Here it comes again, I don't stand a chance
Soul possession, Got me in a trance
Pullin' me back to you - Deja Voodoo
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