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#41 Sailor99

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 10:10 AM

Nope, not that Gorilla. Gerald the talking gorilla - when they caught him he was wild. "Wild! I was absolutely livid!"
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 10:27 AM

Might just have to be a Little Chef crawl between Portsmouth and Bristol stopping on the way for a grand tour of Roman Bath... after all as Reg said, the Romans did a lot for us - irrigation. the aqueduct, sanitation, public health, roads, freshwater .......(general murmurs of agreement)

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 10:55 AM

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Look to my left... Cant see the end of the line.... look to my right.... cant see the person on the end of the line..

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No, think of it another way! You are in the middle of the grid.... There is no way out, you have to fly. <grins>

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 11:15 AM

Might just have to be a Little Chef crawl between Portsmouth and Bristol stopping on the way for a grand tour of Roman Bath... after all as Reg said, the Romans did a lot for us - irrigation. the aqueduct, sanitation, public health, roads, freshwater .......(general murmurs of agreement)


Sorted the Airport transfer, accommodation for Thursday (my dogs going to love the company in his kennel) and think I might have sourced a mini bus but the way this is going maybe we should just hire an old Routmaster London Bus ... paint it up in iQuad/rev livery shove on some Beatles tunes (No Sailor your not playing Una Stubbs to JB's Cliff Richard) and do it properly ;)

Hang on when's the Isle of Wight Festival??

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 11:56 AM

The Isle of Wight would be good.The i quad guys will have ther passports with them.Trotters independant traders are worth a try if you fancy Hang Glideing down ther.Rodney and ,Del i think.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:10 PM

Sorted the Airport transfer, accommodation for Thursday (my dogs going to love the company in his kennel) and think I might have sourced a mini bus but the way this is going maybe we should just hire an old Routmaster London Bus ... paint it up in iQuad/rev livery shove on some Beatles tunes (No Sailor your not playing Una Stubbs to JB's Cliff Richard) and do it properly ;)

Well, we would have to seek revs permission to use their branding........

Do you think we ought to take them sailing on the Wednesday before they go to Bristol.?Teach them what a being real man is all about Jonesey. I happen to have one or two 68's at my disposal at that time, although one of my 60's may be better for newbies - the 68's tend to take peoples hands off at the wrist. And they do happen to be in the birth place of sailing - the Solent (If anyone mentions the Americas Cup they are dead - OK?)
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:21 PM

Yeah, these southern softies are the best, but I wouldn't go on about it too much otherwise their heads might not fit through the door on the way home ;)

Will Mousieo beable to come along and play too ?


Hugs Choccy,
Thanks for thinking of me but I am not traveling with the boys these days... Maybe sometime however. Hope you have a great time.
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:21 PM

Well, we would have to seek revs permission to use their branding........

Do you think we ought to take them sailing on the Wednesday before they go to Bristol.?Teach them what a being real man is all about Jonesey. I happen to have one or two 68's at my disposal at that time, although one of my 60's may be better for newbies - the 68's tend to take peoples hands off at the wrist. And they do happen to be in the birth place of sailing - the Solent (If anyone mentions the Americas Cup they are dead - OK?)


Crikey ... you sure these soft handed colonial types would cope with a real mans sport??.... Tell you what as long as we get Choccy to do the bow, with Groz backing her up on the mast, Baloo in the Pit, I'll run the middle of the boat and you can drive, we should be able to carry a few light-weight Seppo's :kid_devlish:

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:36 PM

Blimey, I don't drive you know. Gave that up ages ago. I try and stay below. A skipper should get eight hours sleep a day, and anything he gets at night is a bonus.

Over to iQuad. Fancy a sail on your days off? Would suggest something like Tuesday Evening join boat, tequila slammer at local pub. Wed Am, familiarization and basic training. Wed PM Racing. Wed night in Cowes, meal out and generally poor behavior. Thursday, leisurely sail to Portsmouth in time for an early afternoon departure to Bristol. Kite flying off the back of the boat maybe possible when not racing. All equipment and specialist clothing complements of Clipper Ventures.

And to give you an idea of what we are talking about, here are the boats racing down your western seaboard

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Before anyone wets themselves, you don't get waves like in the second shot in the solent (except on wednesdays)
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 12:57 PM

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Thursday, leisurely sail to Portsmouth in time for an early afternoon departure to Bristol.

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Hmmm. They are due for a press call in Bristol Thursday afternoon!

Green iQuad would not be photogenic.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 01:10 PM

No problem. That is very much doable. We just use gosport as the base for wednesday PM.
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 01:33 PM

No problem. That is very much doable. We just use gosport as the base for wednesday PM.


For the benefit of others please explain how you would prevent motion 'problems'. In the circumstances, keeping focus on a moving point in a 'sea' of other references may be rather pertinent...

Thanks

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 01:44 PM

Crikey ... you sure these soft handed colonial types would cope with a real mans sport??.... Tell you what as long as we get Choccy to do the bow, with Groz backing her up on the mast, Baloo in the Pit, I'll run the middle of the boat and you can drive, we should be able to carry a few light-weight Seppo's :kid_devlish:

.....runs and hides :lol:

those guys aren't gonna know what's up, with you guys :kid_smartass:

It can get very choppy in the solent!
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 01:46 PM

For the benefit of others please explain how you would prevent motion 'problems'. In the circumstances, keeping focus on a moving point in a 'sea' of other references may be rather pertinent...

Thanks

Felix

An afternoons sail in the Solent is unlikely to be a case of 'Liquid Himalayas' so I dont think you need be too concerned about the precious cargo ... although I cant vouch for their livers! I'm sure Sailor would take you too if you want Felix?? ;)

Mega team at sea?? has anyone tried that?

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 01:48 PM

Of course. There is an additional plan in the offing, but that is totally dependant on our friends from the US. After all, sailing isn't for everyone. and there is always cinnarizine.

I am not sure the solent counts as at sea, but is more of an off shore canal.
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:09 PM

Oh wow... what a great idea.... Love it .... the tequila topped it right off... GRIn

Great minds think alike... LOL

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 03:48 PM

My brother and Dad are sailors, but I get seasick :blushing: .
I play on the beach while you guys bounce on the waves.
Mike Kory:
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 05:05 PM

As tempting as the boat is (truly), I think I'll keep Mike company on the mainland this time around.

However, if we can swing a return in 2009, you can count me in.

As the team "papa", I'm feeling particularly conscious about the time between events.

I'd just as soon spend Tuesday night (after the 2nd day of clinic) in Portsmouth area, then make our way to Bristol early Wednesday morning.

The Bristol organizers might have some use for iQuad on the days following before the event.

Still working out details on that side though, will keep everyone posted.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 08:45 PM

No problem. There are also some pretty good sights in the area too if you schedule leaves you time.
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 04:03 PM

Great, great, great!

Thanks to Sailor, Jonesey and Dave M we've got nearly everything sorted out for our trip. :clap;

Only things up in the air now is lodging in Bristol on Wednesday night prior to the event (talking to Avril about this), and our transportation to the airport Monday morning.

Guessing we'll have to leave around 6-6:30am to arrive at Heathrow by 9am... Anyone know if a train leaves that early?

Of course, if anyone is headed that way... ?

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