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Old 17-08-2006, 10:38 AM   #1
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Report from the Thames

One of my work colleagues has just commented that there's a "small white boat" making an awful lot of noise on the thames at the moment - I reckon he's spotted verytricky!
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Old 17-08-2006, 11:24 AM   #2
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Re: Report from the Thames

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One of my work colleagues has just commented that there's a "small white boat" making an awful lot of noise on the thames at the moment - I reckon he's spotted verytricky!
You are very correct in your assumption V69 did put on a bit of a show for the TV Cameras as he passed under Tower Bridge.
Shame such a poor turnout of boats it would be fantastic to see a London Calais or London Ramsgate back on the Thames.
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Old 17-08-2006, 11:34 AM   #3
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Old 17-08-2006, 12:08 PM   #4
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Re: Re: Report from the Thames

Personally, I think the price is excessive. Nobody's expecting charity, but IMVHO it's not delivering value.

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You are very correct in your assumption V69 did put on a bit of a show for the TV Cameras as he passed under Tower Bridge.
Shame such a poor turnout of boats it would be fantastic to see a London Calais or London Ramsgate back on the Thames.
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Old 17-08-2006, 12:56 PM   #5
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Personally, I think the price is excessive. Nobody's expecting charity, but IMVHO it's not delivering value.
I agree with you £1500 as i understand the entry fee is is excessive for a non race event. Think how many poker runs that would give you
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Old 17-08-2006, 12:58 PM   #6
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The red sea rib rally is a good comparison. (Try saying that when drunk) It's even more money - but you get a lot for it.
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Old 17-08-2006, 11:54 PM   #7
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19 Boats this year!!

And I did get told off by the Harbour Master. Something about jumping over the wash of the ferry boats at 75 mph whilst travelling under Tower Bridge not being responcible or something...

Essex boatyards entered two boats this year, one a 22 meter princess!

And the Navy had their ribs out - loads of fun with them!
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Old 17-08-2006, 11:57 PM   #8
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The red sea rib rally is a good comparison.
I heard a little rumour that some silly bugger glued some tubes to a race version of a BladeRunner, with 2.8 efi's and it is currently enroute to Egypt as a 'rib' for the race.

I swear I am not pissed or taking the piss.

It is a fully normal BladeRunner with an open deck ( no cockpit or canopy ) with a bit of rubber tubing stuck to the side.

We could get TD's cat and glue some tube to that and enter it as a rib!"
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Blimprunner ?

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Old 18-08-2006, 10:10 AM   #11
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Old 18-08-2006, 10:43 PM   #12
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