Boatmad.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-09-2008, 11:03 AM   #1
Registered User
 
Numb Nuts's Avatar
 
Country: UK
Location: Quite Near
Occupation: Don't Ask!
Interests: Racing Rubber
Boat name: Comfortably Numb
Boat make: SR9
Engines: Yanmar
Cruising area: Over there

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Quite Near
Posts: 302
Team LMR Battle their way to Vigo

The P1 wild card entry of Dean Gibbs and Neil Holmes today left for Vigo in their Yanmar powered Sunseeker XS.

Yesterday the Hustler and the Velocity left Drivers headed to Vigo on their respective Ferries.

Dean Gibbs of Team LMR has chosen not give those greedy ferry companies any of his hard earned cash and thus is making his way to North Western Spain by sea.

The route as decided at 9.00am this morning is Southampton to Salcome, Salcome to Brest (France) and then the treturous crossing of th Biscay.

We at Drivers waved them off with a tear in our eyes and wished them luck!

Will keep you updated on there progress!
__________________

Numb Nuts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2008, 11:38 AM   #2
Registered User
 
TimB-C's Avatar
 
Country: UK
Occupation: dog breeder
Interests: boats, cars,film.f1 and anitques/paintings
Boat name: tba
Cruising area: south coast France and med

Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,062
Are they back yet !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
__________________

__________________
The home of English Golden Retrievers and English Cocker Spaniels.

http://www.englishgoldenretrievers.co.uk
TimB-C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2008, 12:32 PM   #3
Registered User
 
kitten's Avatar
 
Location: devon

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: devon
Posts: 556
Looked quite good off salcombe today, what time they due in?
kitten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2008, 02:20 PM   #4
marketing guy
 
Jim O'Toole's Avatar
 
Country: England
Location: Bucks
Occupation: marketing guy
Engines: huge
Cruising area: bath

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bucks
Posts: 70
Send a message via ICQ to Jim O'Toole Send a message via Skype™ to Jim O'Toole
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numb Nuts View Post
The P1 wild card entry of Dean Gibbs and Neil Holmes today left for Vigo in their Yanmar powered Sunseeker XS.

Yesterday the Hustler and the Velocity left Drivers headed to Vigo on their respective Ferries.

Dean Gibbs of Team LMR has chosen not give those greedy ferry companies any of his hard earned cash and thus is making his way to North Western Spain by sea.

The route as decided at 9.00am this morning is Southampton to Salcome, Salcome to Brest (France) and then the treturous crossing of th Biscay.

We at Drivers waved them off with a tear in our eyes and wished them luck!

Will keep you updated on there progress!



please tell me this isn't true?
Jim O'Toole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2008, 03:01 PM   #5
Registered User
 
cfun's Avatar
 
Country: uk
Location: poole
Occupation: retail
Interests: sport and being lazy
Boat make: ring rib
Engines: merc xr2
Cruising area: bournemouth bay

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: poole
Posts: 1,681
Is it really the 1st of April already

did their brain's forget to fire up or do they have balls of steel
__________________
i can na give her any more captain
cfun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2008, 03:39 PM   #6
Registered User
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,368
I was down at drivers on Sat and it is true. Does anyone know what the forcast is on that little stretch of water to the west of France.
hunton69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2008, 04:31 PM   #7
Registered User
 
Location: Bournemouth

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Bournemouth
Posts: 391
Been down that way and their first challenge will be which chops up real nice

Unless they have people meeting them they could stay at Camaret-sur-Mer which will save them a trip up to Brest and is a little nicer!
__________________
You can never go fast enough...
Mark Wildey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2008, 06:10 PM   #8
Registered User
 
cfun's Avatar
 
Country: uk
Location: poole
Occupation: retail
Interests: sport and being lazy
Boat make: ring rib
Engines: merc xr2
Cruising area: bournemouth bay

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: poole
Posts: 1,681
I bet their insurance guy took a big gulp when they said their taking a little powerboat and not some strapping large keeled sail boat across those notorious seas

And not even a big sail boat is safe, years back I read an article about a couple happily sailing through these nasty seas doing the same thing on the way to Spain in a 60' large keel Abel sea boat, the article said they noticed some rather strange white lines in the distance and thought it best to take cover and batten down the covers then go down bellow, shortly after white water hit the vessel rolling it over breaking the mast they were lucky, somehow I do not think a 40' XS would fair quite so well
__________________
i can na give her any more captain
cfun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2008, 06:28 PM   #9
Registered User
 
Numb Nuts's Avatar
 
Country: UK
Location: Quite Near
Occupation: Don't Ask!
Interests: Racing Rubber
Boat name: Comfortably Numb
Boat make: SR9
Engines: Yanmar
Cruising area: Over there

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Quite Near
Posts: 302
We still have not had our daily update of this epic adventure and i know Neil's other half is now quite anxious. Knowing how Neil likes a Breakfast or two I reckon there still at Salty's in Yarmouth.
Numb Nuts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2008, 07:14 PM   #10
Registered User
 
gazza's Avatar
 
Occupation: Champion Pie Eater
Boat name: On The Rocks
Boat make: Ring 21 marshan 17 four winns horizon, hydro 3 pointer, f2 cat, backdraft 22
Cruising area: Way up norf and Sarf coast areas

Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,618
Good luck to the guys,
But are they doing this alone or are they pairing up with any other boats for safety factors over the open waters?

gaZ
gazza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2008, 08:26 PM   #11
Registered User
 
Country: uk
Location: solent

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: solent
Posts: 37
If they are going by sea are they going to set off back straight after the sprint race on sunday or go the next day.
Hope they have a good run down, look forward to racing against them on saturday !
the shrink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2008, 10:00 PM   #12
Moderator
 
Mike Lloyd's Avatar
 
Country: England
Location: Cornwall.
Occupation: Retired.
Interests: Golf & liquid lunches with friends.

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Cornwall.
Posts: 2,273
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numb Nuts View Post
The P1 wild card entry of Dean Gibbs and Neil Holmes today left for Vigo in their Yanmar powered Sunseeker XS.

Yesterday the Hustler and the Velocity left Drivers headed to Vigo on their respective Ferries.

Dean Gibbs of Team LMR has chosen not give those greedy ferry companies any of his hard earned cash and thus is making his way to North Western Spain by sea.

The route as decided at 9.00am this morning is Southampton to Salcome, Salcome to Brest (France) and then the treturous crossing of th Biscay.

We at Drivers waved them off with a tear in our eyes and wished them luck!

Will keep you updated on there progress!
Dean can be called a proper offshore racer now. We used to do that in the
'80's but only along the South Coast, Not across the Channel and down to the North of bleeding Spain.

Good luck to them. Great respect for doing that.
ML.
Mike Lloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2008, 10:23 PM   #13
Registered User
 
Country: Belgium
Occupation: aim
Interests: finish the race
Cruising area: ww

Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 155
Damn .. they already training for the endurance .. hope they make it without any problem, bad weather at this moment on the canal .. gulf the Lyon can be pretty bad ! Up to date weather on this link
http://www.meteox.co.uk/h.aspx?r=&ja...soort=loop1uur
ForTwo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2008, 10:23 PM   #14
blind dog
 
blind dog's Avatar
 
Country: uk
Location: fast land
Occupation: going fast
Interests: fast
Boat name: drivers dry berthing
Boat make: buzzi
Cruising area: anywhere fast

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: fast land
Posts: 828
vigo

thats just the start,after vigo there going to portimao for the next p1 race then a nice little trip home
blind dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2008, 09:30 AM   #15
Registered User
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,368
Quote:
Originally Posted by gazza View Post
Good luck to the guys,
But are they doing this alone or are they pairing up with any other boats for safety factors over the open waters?

gaZ
I understand a big Sunseeker is with them. There probably moored up somewhere swimming
hunton69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2008, 10:08 AM   #16
Registered User
 
Country: UK
Location: Hamble
Occupation: Projects Manager
Boat name: Vigilant
Boat make: 8.8m Ribcraft
Engines: 2x225 Honda's

Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Hamble
Posts: 17
Raz de Seine on a good day!! If the link works if not copy and paste.
Norty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2008, 11:09 AM   #17
Registered User
 
Numb Nuts's Avatar
 
Country: UK
Location: Quite Near
Occupation: Don't Ask!
Interests: Racing Rubber
Boat name: Comfortably Numb
Boat make: SR9
Engines: Yanmar
Cruising area: Over there

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Quite Near
Posts: 302
Latest News:

Team LMR have arrived in France after stopping in Salcombe for fuel. As far as we know they arrived early evening yesterday. Their were no major hicups on the way. The only problem was that French customs confiscated Neils Sweedish vacum penis developer due to a lack of paper work.
Numb Nuts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2008, 11:16 AM   #18
timtap
 
timtap's Avatar
 
Country: England
Location: Paignton Devon
Occupation: Ex Marine Engineer , Licencee
Interests: Photography, Real Ale .
Boat name: Shooters Too
Boat make: Scarab 22SC
Engines: Mercruiser 270hp
Cruising area: South West

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Paignton Devon
Posts: 333
Send a message via Yahoo to timtap
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numb Nuts View Post
Latest News:

Team LMR have arrived in France after stopping in Salcombe for fuel. As far as we know they arrived early evening yesterday. Their were no major hicups on the way. The only problem was that French customs confiscated Neils Sweedish vacum penis developer due to a lack of paper work.
What Paperwork..... Instructions on how to use it ???
timtap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2008, 11:52 AM   #19
Registered User
 
TimB-C's Avatar
 
Country: UK
Occupation: dog breeder
Interests: boats, cars,film.f1 and anitques/paintings
Boat name: tba
Cruising area: south coast France and med

Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,062
Quote:
Originally Posted by timtap View Post
What Paperwork..... Instructions on how to use it ???
No paper work, just can't find bit that's supposed to fit in it
__________________
The home of English Golden Retrievers and English Cocker Spaniels.

http://www.englishgoldenretrievers.co.uk
TimB-C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2008, 12:56 PM   #20
Registered User
 
Numb Nuts's Avatar
 
Country: UK
Location: Quite Near
Occupation: Don't Ask!
Interests: Racing Rubber
Boat name: Comfortably Numb
Boat make: SR9
Engines: Yanmar
Cruising area: Over there

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Quite Near
Posts: 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by hunton69 View Post
I understand a big Sunseeker is with them. There probably moored up somewhere swimming
Your right they do have a big Sunseeker with them and Dean and his Wife Mandy are in it!

Poor old Neil and Dave (its only his second time doing any distance in a boat dave that is, I heard Neal once went to Yarmouth) are in the XS.
__________________

Numb Nuts is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×