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Old 28 March 2002, 06:05   #301
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For Keith...

PoB - on a trailer

We were being taken out of the water for our re-fit a couple of years ago.

OK you would need a very big LandRover to tow it - I don't think even the Freelander is up to this!!
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Old 28 March 2002, 07:00   #302
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PoB Plans

The latest Plans for the PoB - and I've been assured these won't change

We will now stay in Bristol harbour on Friday night - and arrive Cardiff in the morining - so anybody who fancys a Saturday morning cruise to meet up are most welcome.

So our timing for Sat are

07:00 - Leave Bristol Harbour
08:00 - Avonmouth
10:00 ish - Arrive outside Cardiff Bay

We've been assured that there will still be enough water for us to use the locks at this time - so all being well we will then come into the Bay.

(I'm bringing a bucket of water just in case)

All other times - same as before
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Nadia, you forgot about me, doing an Intercontinental flight from Jersey..... picking up a friend from Battersea, will arrive at 10:30 Saturday morning. For all of you who know Paul Lemmer he will be joining me as well. Jools, do you think he can grab JK's berth on POB?
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Old 28 March 2002, 08:58   #304
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Sounds good to me - So thats Stealth + 2 - correct?
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I have been trying to contact Paul all day....I am not entirely sure if he has found a bed for the night, if you have someone else offer it to them and I will just have to see on the day. Hope this is OK? For the moment it is still definitely Simon and I.
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Old 28 March 2002, 12:50   #306
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INFORMATION PAGE: CAN'T REMEMBER -

Sorry to have missed you Stealth - very important person too - !

Where do we party:

Friday - I think we will have drink in the CBYC so we can flash the spotlight for Cyanide and B4

Saturday - meet POB
Take part in the blessing of the boat and crew and all the family entertainment

Around 2-3pm ish - Cruise up the River

Shower, change, relax whatever

Party in the night

Sunday: Go over to the SOC pontoon.
Hankies out , cruise around Channel.

Play it by ear and what people feel like doing.

See ya.
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Old 28 March 2002, 18:24   #307
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On the Sunday - after all the excitement and Spirit has left us for warmer waters.... Those of us who can't keep up (PoB 10 Knots) plan to head to Flat Holme and anchor there.

Some of the passengers and crew are then planning a "Rib Raid" onto the island.

(Our skipper is a Tug Skipper on the Seven - has been past thousands of times but never landed!)

Anyone wishing to join us is more than welcome.

I understand the animals (Sheep, Rabbits etc) on the island come right up to you as they have no fear of preditators.

I believe there is a £3 "landing fee" per person to the trust that run the island
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Old 28 March 2002, 18:56   #308
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Late pass secured!

Nadia, and all,

I have only just managed to secure a pass for the weekend, I plan to travel over on Sat afternoon probably go from Bideford.

Where do I exactly? need to get myself too? Or should I say where can I leave my boat (sponserd by Duck Tape - well held together with anyway, you will see dont laugh please!)

Sorry to be a pain at the late stage Nadia, I sure you have been over and over these details.

Many thanks in advance.

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Old 28 March 2002, 19:15   #309
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Re Flathom - sounds great - I 'll see what happens with me and whatever boat I may be on.

One thing you forgot to mention - the seagulls get really close too - there are about 10,000 on the island!!


Russell - good to hear from you - looks like you are still here on line so...take my phone number: 07811553925

Directions to CBYC and all info on previous information pages.
I imagine you are coming by road?

Call me sometime tomorrow, if you got any queries, no worries about the late planning.
Better than not at all huh!

We shall be around sat arvo - so just give me a call when you get closer to Cardiff.
Do you have a mobile phone number?
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Old 28 March 2002, 19:31   #310
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you're quick

Nadia, the very prompt. Impressed I am!

Will give you a call Friday. Comming by boat if all the duck tape gaffer tape holds together!!

Looking forward to a top night.

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Top stuff , feel half way across the bristol channel already.

Speak soon

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P.s Toby you still comming to play this weekend? call me on the mobile.
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Old 29 March 2002, 01:25   #311
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Hi All

Well, the car is almost loaded

Picking Topaz up from the Marina soon

M5 here we come!

Hoping to be in Cardiff for around lunchtime and launch for a quick tour of the harbour

cat believe it's finally here !!!!!

See you all in Sunny (here's hoping !) - Cardiff

Graeme & Sian
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Old 29 March 2002, 03:02   #312
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Hello folks

Inshore forecast for SoC sendoff:

Lands End to St Davids Head including the Bristol Channel.

12 hour forecast:
Wind: east 4, easing east or southeast 3.
Weather: fair, some haze.
Visibility: mainly good.
Sea State: slight to moderate.
Outlook for the following 24 hours:
Wind: south or southeast 2 or 3, increasing south or southwest 4 or 5 later.
Weather: fair.
Visibility: good.
Sea State: slight to moderate.

Not too bad then, looks like little 'Quicksilver' will be okay.

See ya'll VERY soon.

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Old 29 March 2002, 03:06   #313
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Sorry, all, but me too like JK et al have no weekend pass after all! Looks like Peter Giovanoli will be the only NI ribster at the party.
I just MUST wish Alan P, Jan and the rest of the team every success and a safe voyage and to everyone else, have a great time in Cardiff .
I hope there will be lots of pics next week, especially the group shot!.

We WILL be there to welcome you back Alan...
Best wishes to SOC and all RIBS & SIBS.


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Old 29 March 2002, 03:19   #314
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Just to remind you as we approach 6,000 views, this is how it all started:

Hi folks

I've just been updating myself on the 'Spirit of Cardiff' around the world challenge (hey, these guys don't mess about). Just as a reminder their site is:

www.spirit-of-cardiff.com

Does anyone know if there are any plans for a gathering of RIBS to send them off?

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Channel Spirit launched around 10:30 this monring.
Topaz is launched but I have not met up with Graema and Sian yet
All is well.
The sun is out and it is very hot.


Busy out here and everyone is getting very anxious and excited about the send off week-end.

See you all soon,
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Old 29 March 2002, 10:42   #316
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Hello folks,

'Quicksilver' has been out and checked over, the engine has been polished and preened. The sun is shining and I am laying carpet tiles as a part of my pennance to keep The Boss ( ) happy whilst I am away.

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I have not polished anything but have been wild with the WD40 and grease will be leaving early Sat and hope to be there 9:30 - 10:00 Hope I do not get lost as this will mean buying LOTS of beers for Nadia + the shame (will still buy Nadia a beer for all her hard work though) Will see you all Sat. I will have two spare places on Dromedary if they are required.

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Hi folks,

Whilst I will take Quicksilver out if at all possible, bearing in mind it is only 3.4m, if the weather is just too rough for us on Sunday, a lift for Bill and me would be appreciated.

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Right, busy day.
everyone has gone their separate way for a shower, and some R & R
Meeting back in the Pub from 19:00 onwards



TOMORROW----SOC DEPARTS!!!
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Spirit-of-Cardiff departed today at 12:33

Great party last night,
Good escort group out on the water.
No rain - and not too much wind.

Wait for the photos.

I hope everyone had a good week-end and thanks for all your support.

Keep a date free for the welcome home party.
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