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Old 20 November 2002, 04:36   #11
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It looks as though things are beginning to move in the direction they should be doing on this thread. I am posting in full the email that I submitted hopefully to encourage more of you to hit the keyboard in support of Alan. This is what I sent in...

"I write to nominate Alan Priddy for Yachtsman of the Year.

There are three points I would like to make about his remarkable voyage:

1 He had the vision to set about what few others would dare to believe possible.

2 He had the skills and resourcefulness to keep the voyage on track despite countless setbacks.

3 With the finish in site he had the courage to abort the final leg of his race when he believed the life of one of his crew to be in extreme danger.

There can be no Power Boat sailor who has achieved more than Alan Priddy this year. If there is any Yachtsman at all who has surpassed his achievements in 2002, I would be most surprised."

Having been on the short list for one these awards myself, I know how they work. I rightly lost out in the Off-shore Yachtsman of the Year category to a very capable, skilled and popular guy, Adrian Stead.

What his nomination had in its favour, and mine didn't, was support in great depth. Let's make sure that Alan Priddy does not lack numbers when it comes to decision making time.

Please get your vote in NOW.
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Old 20 November 2002, 05:57   #12
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Done

Also put my vote in.

(Sorry Keith you'll have to wait until after the Orkney SIB challenge next year!)

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Old 20 November 2002, 08:16   #13
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Just to follow up on this thread.

I have just send my recomendation to...

Stopping his voyage to stand by his crew when they needed him.

That's what I think this award is all about.

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Old 20 November 2002, 11:59   #14
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It looks as though things are beginning to move in the direction they should be doing on this thread. I am posting in full the email that I submitted hopefully to encourage more of you to hit the keyboard in support of Alan. This is what I sent in...
Nice one Mike!

If anyone else is thinking of nominating Alan and crew, don't just copy Mike's submission word for word though -- nominations are likely to be worth more if they are in your own words.

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Old 20 November 2002, 18:30   #15
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Any votes for Hot Lemon?...

Mike Deacon has accomplished an impressive record. Quite a year for him and crew as well...Just curious
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It would be good to see two RIB crews in the short list -- that would give people something to think about!

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Old 21 November 2002, 06:40   #17
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Old 21 November 2002, 07:46   #18
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Don't split the vote!!!
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I would like to thank everyone for their support for a nomination and I agree that Mike Deakon has had a good year as well as deserves every credit. What is interesting that in the last four years Ribsters have received two nominations for Yachtsman of the Year. In 1998 we were nominated and came runner up to Pete Goss and 2001 it was Mike and his crew. It is a great step forward for our sport just to even get a nomination and I feel very passionatly that it is about time a Powerboater collected the trophy, may it be Mike, Steve Curtis, Peter Dredge Or us. I have no doubt that if one us is succesfull in getting the award some will say that it was a "Micky Mouse Year" but hey, who gives a s~~t Alan P
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Well said Alan, you had my vote anyway as I thinkyour task was a little more dificult. Mike record was an inspiring achievement though
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