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Old 04 August 2003, 03:20   #1
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There Back!!!!

Good Morning Ladies & Gentlemen,

If you have'nt already heard the news Alan & the crew of Jolly Sailor have successfully crossed the finishing line in Cape Wrath Scotland.

I think you will all agree that this is tremendous achievement for both the team & Jolly Sailor.

As I understand it although they did not make the finishing line in less than 100 hours, they have still set a new record for the fastest Transatlantic Crossing, ever undertaken by a RIB.

Subject to better weather conditions during there voyage, I am sure they would have beaten there target, as they were only just outside it. Maybe next time guys

Now the party can begin, keep an eye out on the forum as I will post details for the R.V. point for those people comming by sea to escort the team back into Portsmouth on Saturday. Will probably be near Needels/Alum Bay Area.


Congratualtions guys & Bloody Well Done.

Best Wishes
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Old 04 August 2003, 04:31   #2
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Sprit of the Jolly Sailor

i am trying to get Alan's ETA. for Bangor. This guy needs a Tracker
so his followers can get up to date info. Maybe some kindly manufactor will make a donation. If anyone has 'up-to-date-info'
on Alan's position please post it up.
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Old 04 August 2003, 04:46   #3
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Found The Sprit :)

Sprit of the Jolly Sailor left Oban about 09:35 and will be met at the Mull Of Kintyre at 14:45 by Peter Giovannoli and crew. ETA
for Bangor is 16 :00 to-day.
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Old 04 August 2003, 05:12   #4
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Well done to all concerned !!!!!

A marvelous achievement !

Here's the latest from Bear's website this morning.

A bit disappointing really !

Best wishes,

Stuart


*** STOP PRESS ***
*** For your interest, the team who attempted this crossing in '97 and who nearly succeeded are now trying again, this time in a fully enclosed boat. On their first attempt, they needed the assistance of an ice breaker off the Greenland coast and then also off Iceland where they were plucked from the sea onto a large trawler during a storm. Our intention is to complete this northerly latitude crossing just under the Arctic circle without such emergency assistance in a open rigid inflatable boat. The '97 team are currently attempting the crossing again but this time in a covered boat with a full cabin. From what we have experienced in the last 24 hours we envy them but our expedition has always been based around the open boat challenge. They are currently off Greenland and we wish their challenge safe seas and success.***
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