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Old 11 October 2013, 15:43   #241
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Just heard from Avocet! Quote "We've just arrived in St Vaast after five hours in a spin dryer on wash cycle. It's probably the most stupid thing I've ever done! Hot shower beckons! "
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We are here mate 6m swell we must have been fooking mad my life jacket inflated & I lost my visor off the gecko
Just got that off Hadd
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Old 11 October 2013, 15:45   #243
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Call me a fair weather sailor but think I've made the right call in not doing this trip
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We are here mate 6m swell we must have been fooking mad my life jacket inflated & I lost my visor off the gecko
Just got that off Hadd
Glad they landed okay, hadd will have a few tales to tell next time we all meet up over a few rusty nails
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He lost count of the squeals from the crew and all 3 girls on the boats were sick & David hit his nose on the steering wheel!! That's apart from the life jacket going off etc!!
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Just shows how good these ribs are if the crew has the balls
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Just shows how good these ribs are if the crew has the balls
What do the ladies need then mick
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Old 11 October 2013, 16:06   #248
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Good dry suits by the sound of it
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Wow, Those boats and helms are very very capable....must have been one hell of a ride......
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Just hope Hadd had the gopro running
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NO Mick he would be to busy holding on!!
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He lost count of the squeals from the crew and all 3 girls on the boats were sick & David hit his nose on the steering wheel!! That's apart from the life jacket going off etc!!
Sounds brilliant!! Hopefully some good airtime as well?!!
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Tomorrow still looks better and we will be launching from Yarmouth to see you off!
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Forecast is looking better again for both sides of the channel. May still be a good swell running but looks to be reducing as the day goes on. May be a few showers around but its all looking like a go.

Well done to the crews who went across today, not a bad average speed considering the conditions, still think your mad though
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Forecast is looking better again for both sides of the channel. May still be a good swell running but looks to be reducing as the day goes on. May be a few showers around but its all looking like a go.

Well done to the crews who went across today, not a bad average speed considering the conditions, still think your mad though
Been down checking the boat today . Our plan is to leave Portsmouth via the east at about 10.00. Catch the last of westerly tide . ETA Cherboug around 13.30 depending what we find when we get out past IOW.

Hope to see you all there.
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Have a safe one and hopefully see you in Cherbourg tomorrow
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Well guys!! hope it's a better day tomorrow for you guys coming across to Cherbourg couldn't believe the weather out there today at least 6m +swells in mid channel absolute awesome Took us about 5hrs to st vaast we've just finished the night off with a well earned & lovely meal looking forward to meeting up in Cherbourg tomorrow have a safe trip
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Nice one Andy glad you all arrived safe and sound Have a for me
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Well guys!! hope it's a better day tomorrow for you guys coming across to Cherbourg couldn't believe the weather out there today at least 6m +swells in mid channel absolute awesome Took us about 5hrs to st vaast we've just finished the night off with a well earned & lovely meal looking forward to meeting up in Cherbourg tomorrow have a safe trip
Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow and hearing about your epic journey today, not too sure about seeing the bruises tho :-)
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Well guys!! hope it's a better day tomorrow for you guys coming across to Cherbourg couldn't believe the weather out there today at least 6m +swells in mid channel absolute awesome Took us about 5hrs to st vaast we've just finished the night off with a well earned & lovely meal looking forward to meeting up in Cherbourg tomorrow have a safe trip
Well done, a spot of top quality "character building" if you can face that, the world's your lobster
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