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Old 17-08-2012, 04:47 PM   #141
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It would be good to hear from the racers where they think they will run in the narrow Hurst straight on the return
And also in shore or offshore at St Albans head ? I have a cunning plan that could go slightly t**s up if i don't know the answer to this :-)
Cfun was it you i spoke to in the gun emplacement on top of Hurst castle last year ?

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Old 17-08-2012, 05:02 PM   #142
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Was he wearing a pink Carnation and drinking Pink Gin?
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Old 17-08-2012, 05:12 PM   #143
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Check before you book!

I was invited as part of a "VIP do" and was excited at the prospect of taking photos from the deck area. However, once we were away we were informed that only the "Press" would be allowed on deck which left everyone prisoner on a the ferry looking out of filthy salt encrusted windows whilst listening to the shouts of Joy from the Press group! I know that we were not alone in feeling very disappointed by the whole affair.

Obviously this is just my opinion but to attend an event that only takes place once a year and be trapped on a ferry with poor visibility and little sound tracks is not my idea of a good time!

You may like it!
That is what i heard i was very lucky last year as got out on boat with Iris and Suzy and family and Zoe went with Vincent and co on a rib and Georgia went in another boat with Max but i did hear from quite a few that the Red Jet was rubbish so to pay £20 each and see nothing maybe a no goer! Claire
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Old 17-08-2012, 05:35 PM   #144
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Was he wearing a pink Carnation and drinking Pink Gin?
Spot on Jon, you must have been spying on me with that big lens ... oo err ... we will miss you this year, however I'm sure you will have a great time at the Nascar event and the weather is bound to be warmer than on top of the fort

Rob, I'm almost certain it was, although I do recall taking to people, I don't completely recall the conversation ... must be an age thing ... oh dear things are defiantly getting foggy, however if you are their I will look forward to catching up as I don't think I could make it to Cowes and then onto Fort Albert before the start, or for that matter even the finish of the race
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Red Jet

I have booked on the Red Jet as press so I should be ok but if there is any body going out to the first turn mark after the start,'Two Bouys' I think and willing to take a photographer get in touch.
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Old 18-08-2012, 12:19 PM   #146
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I have to say that the run up the Solent last year was for me as good as the start itself, so anybody thinking of going on the Red Jet will not be disappointed if they get to go outside during the stint westwards - photo opportunities are rarely so good if like me you don't have a Robinson R22 to call upon for some nice shots.......................!
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Old 18-08-2012, 12:25 PM   #147
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Old 19-08-2012, 10:21 AM   #148
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Brilliant picture sorry dont know who took this but great Claire
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Old 19-08-2012, 03:33 PM   #149
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Brilliant picture sorry dont know who took this but great Claire
Nigel Barrett (Known as Littlenige) took it I think.
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can anybody tell me the bouy that the course is on in lyme bay
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Old 19-08-2012, 07:59 PM   #152
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Hurricane Gordon (Compton??)

lookie here!

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"She said listen John, I love you
But there's this bloke, I fancy
I don't want to two time you,
so it's the end for you and me"

I hope you won't be Jilted Jon if the hurricane hits....
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can anybody tell me the bouy that the course is on in lyme bay
Its DIFFUSERS, off Teignmouth , also known as Teignmouth Outfall buoy.
From there NE to Exmouth DZ Buoy, then back to Portland.
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I hope you won't be Jilted Jon if the hurricane hits....
Very good.

Sadly I'm old enough to remember that classic.



Some seriously good dance moves in that video....
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Old 20-08-2012, 07:39 PM   #156
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Red Jet Start Boat

Sold Out!

We have now sold all tickets for the Red Jet Start Boat on Sunday.

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New/revised course details & a new (Well, returnee) entry in class B are now on the race website (www.cowes2012.co.uk)
The return of The Dragon - Arpo becomes Smokin' Aces !!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was down West Bay Last week for a couple of days break And whilst enjoying a cone of Dorsets finest ice cream sat on the west breakwater next to the slipway A very large Mono turned up on a trailer, Well when the crew unwrapped it it was Jackie Hunts old boat ARPRO Renamed "Smokin Aces".
Chatting to a very nice young lady with the crew she told me they had only finished the installation of the twin Illmors that morning, And they were slipping her in for a test ready for the CTC. Those Illmors did sound good thrashing up and down just off west bay!! Got some Pics but cant seem to post them?? Wot am i doing wrong?
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The weather forecasts i have seen are not favourable, do you guys have a 7day forecast you trust?
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The weather forecasts i have seen are not favourable, do you guys have a 7day forecast you trust?
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Gotcha!! I am asking as i am hoping to get over to see the start and finish and maybe a quick drink on the island.
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