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Old 24 November 2015, 15:33   #1
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Training on the Menai with Seawake and Macmillan

Thanks to Whisper for persuading Kawasaki to run a intermediate Powerboat course with the proceeds going to Macmillan. Derek and I had a great time with the proceeds going to a great cause. A part from being cold and some rain on Sunday, we could not complain about the weather considering it was November.

Good breakfasts and accommodation at the Victoria in Menai Bridge and evening meal at Dylan's.

The experience has certainly set me up for next season. Can't wait to get back on the Menai. Some photos to follow.

Anyone fancy a run around Angelsey and the Menai for Macmillan weekend of 14/15 May 2016? Should be a good weekend for a group launching at Chris's I think. If there is some interest I will start a new thread.

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Hi, i might be interested in a run round anglesey in May. I did my intermediate with Rich at Seawake a few weeks ago, and have just bought a RIB that I'm itching to get using. I think I'll be visiting Menai Bridge quite a bit to launch there.
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you and Derek picked a good weekend for it Nick, it was almost tropical in Nth Wales, sun was shining all day in Bala

look forward to catching up on The Menai in 2016
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you and Derek picked a good weekend for it Nick, it was almost tropical in Nth Wales, sun was shining all day in Bala

look forward to catching up on The Menai in 2016
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Fair play to Nick and Derek, the conditions were not all that bright (neither are they really, not donning their Geckos, when the rain pelted down on Sunday morning!) but fair play to them on Saturday night
I thought a bit of nightime stuff might be a good idea, whilst they were here an it goes dark early now
Not Part of the Intermediate Course but just an opportunity to sample stuff at night. A kinda 'Prep' if they wanted to do the Advanced RYA Course in the future
All went well until the last Lit Lateral mark was not!!
That was the focal point to find the 'Diffuser' off Friars Bay Tee Hee
'The Boys Done Well'
That is all!
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Some valuable lessons learnt from a pro!

Hope you got those magic gloves back - was tempted to keep em but then I remembered how cold it was and youd miss em

PS Get the missus to buy you some socks for Christmas - cnt believe you did that in Croqs
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You Knobber!
Hey Chris.
Fair play to Nick and Derek, the conditions were not all that bright (neither are they really, not donning their Geckos, when the rain pelted down on Sunday morning!) but fair play to them on Saturday night
I thought a bit of nightime stuff might be a good idea, whilst they were here an it goes dark early now
Not Part of the Intermediate Course but just an opportunity to sample stuff at night. A kinda 'Prep' if they wanted to do the Advanced RYA Course in the future
All went well until the last Lit Lateral mark was not!!
That was the focal point to find the 'Diffuser' off Friars Bay Tee Hee
'The Boys Done Well'
That is all!
nice one Kawasaki still, you did at have to ain't toooooo long for it to get dark eh, around 3pm I'd recommend the advanced to anyone, the night navigation definitely changes your perspectives
catch up next year mate, time for a brew eh ☕️
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Chris I need to do a bit more practicing my throttle skills before doing an advanced never mind running through the Straits at night! We had a great weekend though. Just need to wait till spring to get back on the water in warmer weather. 😀
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there's an excellent location in the swirlies for practicing throttle control
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Hope you got those magic gloves back - was tempted to keep em but then I remembered how cold it was and youd miss em

PS Get the missus to buy you some socks for Christmas - cnt believe you did that in Croqs
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I have to point out
Not only did pow2gran 'buy' the Course in aid of the Cause he added to it with another donation, hence this Picture on the steps of the Victoria Hotel in Menai Bridge
Plus the Hotel did us proud and gave us a Free Room for the theory stuff etc
Our Classroom not being ready for that weekend
Plus I have to admit, I didn't recognise Derek initially, untill He said He did His PB2 with us in Feb 2014!
Double whammy there, the soft knobber came back for more!!
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On a more seriarse note peeps
It was so much pleasure to go out on the water in not the best conditions with 2 really proper knobbers and to try and estole some knowledge into 2 landlubbers from England. Why do you people live so far from the water??
To have so much fun with them and still chuck a few bob into the Kitty
Made My Year it did
Thanks Guys
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