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Old 10-08-2010, 09:36 PM   #1
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Hello all.
Just putting the feelers out regarding an idea that has been brought up.
A nice long jaunt to Guernsey and overnight stay. 5 boats have shown interest and the poker run weekend has shown that the club members would like to do more together, maybe the Guernsey guys and gals would like to meet up and chew the fat with us?
Please can anyone interested post here or on the facebook page so we can get an idea of numbers should this be organised.
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:42 PM   #2
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id would deff do it after a great weekend on the poker run,and cheaper fuel out there
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:46 PM   #3
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that would be good, when are you looking to come over?
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:48 PM   #4
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:51 PM   #5
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be a good race
ITS NOT A RACE ITS A RALLY!!!!!!!!!
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no racing,just cruise/fuel saving
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that would be good, when are you looking to come over?
No official dates yet, purely putting out the feelers.
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:54 PM   #8
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there is a poker run at the end of august, would be good to have some of you over for that
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Sorry mate but thats CTC 50th. dont think anyone will miss that but maybe a poker run that weekend with you guys could be a possibility.
I think a club meeting and BBQ is in order.
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sounds good, maybe talk to the gpa and sort something out?
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:11 PM   #11
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be a good race
Maybe A future event for Marathon eh? i think drivers need a race to be affiliated dont they? HMMM food for thought?

I'm sure the Marathon guys would know more about if it is worth it.
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Yes yes yes, a Marathon race to Guernsey and round the islands would be amazing!!
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:41 PM   #13
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Funny that should come up! I was only just talking to someone about how much I'd like to bring Marathon to Guernsey, it's the closest we'll get to the old 'big boys', and are ideal for us as they require little in the way of a safety fleet, no need for condor transport etc!
We could put together an awesome course round guernsey, herm, sark and jersey, unlike any other waters in the UK!

All I need to do now is chat with the marathon guys in the UK, get the rest of the committee to agree and hope I stay as Chairman so I can steer things this way!

I think it'd be awesome!

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New Marathon Race

Add this to yours,out of Holyhead,round angelsey,hurtling thro the Menai Straits,off to the Isle of Man and back again,approx 190 miles,add this to yours,something down Isle of wight way,Pashies job,there you go a new series is born,would be happy to part sponsor it.
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Funny that should come up! I was only just talking to someone about how much I'd like to bring Marathon to Guernsey, it's the closest we'll get to the old 'big boys', and are ideal for us as they require little in the way of a safety fleet, no need for condor transport etc!
We could put together an awesome course round guernsey, herm, sark and jersey, unlike any other waters in the UK!

All I need to do now is chat with the marathon guys in the UK, get the rest of the committee to agree and hope I stay as Chairman so I can steer things this way!

I think it'd be awesome!

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I do too, great idea, keep pushing for it! I still have my "Parrott" from the Guernsey 1988 World's called Guilio! Very sad I know but great memories: up:
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Add this to yours,out of Holyhead,round angelsey,hurtling thro the Menai Straits,off to the Isle of Man and back again,approx 190 miles,add this to yours,something down Isle of wight way,Pashies job,there you go a new series is born,would be happy to part sponsor it.
That's also a great idea Dowdy except that THEY won't let you run round the Isle of Man - Basking Sharks etc etc. The greenies will just shut you down - unless you have influence somewhere of course. Sorry to be a sour puss but I learnt that from RB08.
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:31 AM   #17
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sounds like fun,subject to dates,i would be in
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:08 AM   #18
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We too like the idea, although as John mentioned, weather windows are quite important to get right!
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We fancy it too, saw the post where a couple of Extreme 26s went over for the weekend. I need to work out my range as the tank is only 200L. How far is the run?
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I also like the idea of it, 200l tank capacity in mine too which should be ample to get each way with a small amount in reserve provided a good cruising speed is mantained, and we dont hit heavy weather that causes us to overwork the throttle @ lower speed climbing up & down waves.

Past couple of years weather is often quite settled mid sept-oct, albeit the evenings start to draw in.
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