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Old 02 August 2011, 11:52   #541
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Quick update on Martini's behalf.

As of now only 45kms to go.
Bearing in mind that the Arsenal Marina is only open until 8.00pm and that France is BST+1, I hope he makes it in time to get in!
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Old 02 August 2011, 12:09   #542
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I'm going to Jersey soon so will be on the lookout and listening for the sound of the throttles opening...
Let us know when, I might be there too and I am sure the RNJ will give you a warm welcome.

Fingers crossed for Martini II
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Old 02 August 2011, 12:09   #543
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Bearing in mind that the Arsenal Marina is only open until 8.00pm and that France is BST+1, I hope he makes it in time to get in!
I have a feeling he will be ok.
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I have a feeling he will be ok.
Vaa-va-voom?
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Old 02 August 2011, 14:09   #545
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Vaa-va-voom?
That's what happened last time, only it went Vaa-va-voom-clunk!

Last I heard, he was going through the lock into the Arsenal marina 30 mins ago, which is probably earlier than we managed in April come to think of it.

On that basis he's just made the half way mark on this epic trip, but still time for more tribulations on the return journey!

Sadly there are no AIS receiver stations along the Seine with which to track his progress.

Hopefully now I won't be rubbing too much salt into the wound by changing my avatar
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I can almost see the grin on his face as he jumped in her again from here!
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Old 02 August 2011, 17:39   #547
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Don't worry, I dropped my camera man off on the opposite bank and got full 1080 video of me and the tower

Although the Marina shuts at 8pm the lock is was still functional so I just need to pay my bill in the morning.

I'm thinking of stopping in the poissy Marina tomorrow instead of port d'ilon, the taxi ride was lengthy last time and not easy to organise now I haven't got our French speaker

Who I've just had a maccy dee's in honour of
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Well done. Great news.
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Well done!

Remember to catch the traffic downstream out of the marina (Grandma sucking eggs etc!)

Poissy is not a bad call but gives a longer ride on Thursday ... and you probably need petrol at Port d'Ilon. If so, mind sure you swamp them
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Don't worry, I dropped my camera man off on the opposite bank and got full 1080 video of me and the tower
Congratulations
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I thought you might have tried gunning it to Rouen in one go with a quick pitsop in Port de L'Ilon to fill up with juice.

Canal St Denis??
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Latest update for all those on tenterhooks

Paris to Rouen was made in one fell swoop a mere 200km, with the fuel pump at Port de L'Ilon sucked dry en route. It's now just a 'short' hop to Le Havre and back home.
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AIS has been received, he is just off Le Havre!
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I suspect he may have confused his km/h speed limits with kts

The guide book can now be re-written with Le Havre to Paris return in 4 days not 6
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If he sets off now, he'll be in Jersey (or at least Alderney) for tonight!
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I suspect he may have confused his km/h speed limits with kts
I think he just caught all the locks in freeflow
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If he sets off now, he'll be in Jersey (or at least Alderney) for tonight!
I have no clue as to whether his crew is doing the festival thing at the weekend, or if they need to be back in Jer asap. But the wind is currently 15kn SW which will make the cape choppy, mind you after three months apart man and boat may well fancy some leg stretching.
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I think he'll be doing Le Havre to Alderney tomorrow when the wind dies a bit. Communication is a bit sporadic ATM.
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Well he's either sunk, had the boat impounded (after his brush with the Le Harvre police last time) or turned his AIS off 'cos he's not showing in Le Harvre any more nor on the high seas. The weather tomorrow looks better so I suspect that he's staying in Le Harvre tonight to catch the better weather back tomorrow.
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Looks to me like he made it to the fuel berth. It could take some time
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