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Old 12 June 2004, 05:48   #1
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The First Rib Across The Altlantic

I was a little upset at the RIBEX when the... at the Ocean Dynamaics 'on the water display' Half way through the sales pitch... I asked him who owned the boat ..... I was informed that Bear G owned it and he was the first person to cross the atlantic in a Rib..... 'and dont mind what people form a certain yellow boat might tell you'

WELL, that pissed me off no end ...... The first person to cross the alantic by RIB is Enda O'Coineen ... about 82 ....... and he sailed and motored...... and at the sime it was the smallest open boat record , as far as I know... He also maid the Guiness book of records .

Alan&co was definetaly the first Powered acrossing

I explaned all this, to the ill informed sales man, and he shruged his sholders said 'I dont know..... all I know is that bear was the first' ....... I dont think he was all there !!!!

Anyway I was with Enda in his office yesterday.. and I used my camera phone to take this photo ofrom a picture form his wall......
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Enda - top man - big respect.

TIM - top man too!!

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And don't forget Arek (was his birthday yesterday).

Arek, Enda, Alan & team, Bear & team, all top blokes.
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And St. Brendan. The Navigator.

Shure wasn't he a top bloke too.
Went across encased in leather.

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You had a google before replying didn't you

http://www.castletown.com/brendan.htm

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"highly plausible tale"!!
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"highly plausible tale"!!
O ye of little faith

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Tim Severin - bonkers an' all!!
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I've seen the programme on this trip. (Did a whole thread on BM which JF threw out with the big spring clean)...

They had to sew the leather boat in icy waters (under the waterline, from the outside)

And they met up with an Icelandic craft and celebrated with Black Death!!!!!

(now you do realise I'm talking bout the Tim Severin trip not the St. Brendan one cos the Irish camera crew went on strike on poor oul St Bren.)

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