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Old 29 July 2004, 02:07   #1
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Take four stupid men and the best RIB in the World

Take four incredibly stupid men and the best RIB in the World and what do you get? Another Trans Atlantic Crossing but this time the other way across.

Ageing Youth, Paul Webb, Egbert Walters and myself will be setting sail from Ireland on Sunday night for a East West crossing of the North Atlantic.
This has never been done before by powerboat and promises to be an interesting trip against the wind and tides. From Bangor NI, we make a 700 mile passage North to somewhere in Iceland (Sorry Bogi, dont know if we will be visiting you this time) Another 720 mile run across to Greenland where I intend to climb a mountain and then the 800 miles South to Newfoundland and all (hopefully) before next Sunday!

Kathleen will be unpadting the RIBNET site daily on our behalf so stay tuned.

So, to say again just incase someone in yeras to come prints that they are the FIRSTto do this. If we live through this one we will be the first! Alan P
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Old 29 July 2004, 02:44   #2
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'I must go down to the sea again'

Good Luck Alan, Egbert, Kevin and Paul. You all seemed in great form last night and Fi has been hoovering the boat and de-gaffertaping it like no-one's business

May you all have a safe and successful trip...

'May the wind be always at your back'.

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(See you all for the send-off from Ireland)
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Old 29 July 2004, 02:45   #3
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Old 29 July 2004, 02:55   #4
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Good luck and have a good trip
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Old 29 July 2004, 02:56   #5
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Alan,

Best of luck to you and the boys.

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Best of luck Alan, Egbert, Kevin and Paul and you are going to need it.
Get back safe and tell us all about it

We are only off to the Baltic tomorrow morning keeping most of the time to the land so when I think of your voyage now that is something . The Spirit of Poland has only the North sea to cross whereas the Jolly Sailor the Atlantic Ocean and has been there before

We will be thinking about you
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The very best of luck to you chaps!!!

That takes more guts than going round the Isle of Wight in a under 4m boat!!!!
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We are only off to the Baltic tomorrow morning keeping most of the time to the land so when I think of your voyage now that is something . The Spirit of Poland has only the North sea to cross
Safe journey Andre.
We didn't realise you were going so soon.
We'll be thinking of you. Look forward to the photos.

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