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Offline ross_burkin

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Round the Island
« on: June 23, 2011, 11:44:03 AM »
It’ll be my first round the island this weekend. Is anyone else sailing?  The forecast is looking a bit mad, between 20-30 knots all day.
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Re: Round the Island
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2011, 12:09:40 PM »
I will be going round for a 14th time this year, in a golant gaffer, Tom will be onboard and its his 15th time

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Re: Round the Island
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2011, 02:44:29 PM »
3rd time for me, 2nd time as skipper in my boat.  I have a horrible feeling that we'll not get to use the kite as it is indeed looking a bit fruity for it.

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Re: Round the Island
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2011, 06:56:10 PM »
Well...That was interesting! Conditions were testing. Several capsizes (mostly multihulls), snapped rigs (Gypsy Moth on the start line I believe), and 65 RNLI call outs along with several other scary statistics.

Muchos respectos to team Kiddle, who I bumped into at The Folly Inn. Sailed round in a 15" boat in 12ish hours and sounded like they were collectively broken but alive! I'm sure they'll have few words to add.

I didn't manage to get to Cowes. The promised water taxi service was useless.

How'd you get on Iain?
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