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    Yesterday, 09:42
    Gitane replied to a thread Baltimore 2019 in Jester Challenge
    I have decided to retire from the Challenge and am back in Plymouth. No winds meant little progress and headwinds are forecast for the rest of the...
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    15-06-19, 18:11
    Gitane replied to a thread Baltimore 2019 in Jester Challenge
    Well, didn't manage to make the briefing, still in Dartmouth. As I don't fancy beating out of Dartmouth with a 6 in the forecast, I now intend to...
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    14-06-19, 18:41
    Gitane replied to a thread Baltimore 2019 in Jester Challenge
    Thanks, i'll try to make it.
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    12-06-19, 19:32
    Gitane replied to a thread Baltimore 2019 in Jester Challenge
    Will now probably cross the Plymouth starting line on Sunday evening so that I start Challenge and then anchor near the starting line. Will then...
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    12-06-19, 07:17
    Gitane replied to a thread Baltimore 2019 in Jester Challenge
    Weather not looking great for next week, with Winguru forecasting gale force gusts for Baltimore next Thursday. It could all change I know, but...
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    10-06-19, 21:40
    Gitane replied to a thread Baltimore 2019 in Jester Challenge
    Yes, filthy weather in Dartmouth too Forecast for Irish Sea is rough or very rough, Yikes? Next week looking better though.
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    09-06-19, 21:46
    Gitane replied to a thread Baltimore 2019 in Jester Challenge
    An update. Now in Weymouth, very nice harbour it is too. Off to Dartmouth tomorrow, where Kerrin will now have to stay for a few days due to...
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    07-06-19, 21:32
    Gitane replied to a thread Baltimore 2019 in Jester Challenge
    Here is a photo of the Allen key solution to the broken job sheet track. It got us into port, but not a solution I should rely on to continue to...
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    07-06-19, 10:21
    Gitane replied to a thread Baltimore 2019 in Jester Challenge
    Thanks Roger. I have managed find a steel supplier and have ordered a replacement pin and some spares. Hopefully they will delivered at home in...
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    07-06-19, 08:19
    Gitane replied to a thread Baltimore 2019 in Jester Challenge
    Well, it was all going too well. Yesterday, beating my way down the Solent, a jib sheet track pin dislodged out of its fitting and bend to make...
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    06-06-19, 11:31
    Gitane replied to a thread Baltimore 2019 in Jester Challenge
    Sorry to hear this. Hope a speedy recovery.
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    04-06-19, 21:40
    Gitane replied to a thread Baltimore 2019 in Jester Challenge
    Quick progress report Now in Brighton marina after a 28 hrs passage from Dover. SW wind and spring tide meant I made no progress just before...
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    02-06-19, 20:53
    Gitane replied to a thread Baltimore 2019 in Jester Challenge
    +1 very sorry to hear this too. Hopefully the repairs can be sorted so that you can do the challenge, even if you depart late. You won't be on your...
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    01-06-19, 06:28
    Gitane replied to a thread Baltimore 2019 in Jester Challenge
    Thanks Roger. Below is my SPOT link. I will activate it today so that it will track Kerrin II’s passage down to Plymouth as well as the Challenge...
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    30-05-19, 22:27
    Gitane replied to a thread Baltimore 2019 in Jester Challenge
    Indeed it’s getting real. Just bought food and grog for the trip to Plymouth from the East Coast. Departing Bradwell for Ramsgate on Saturday...
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    21-05-19, 20:31
    Phew, was intending going through Havengore last Sunday, but decided at the last moment to take a different route back to Bradwell. Would have a...
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December 6, 1960 (58)
About Gitane
Biography:
Owner of Kerrin II, a Westerly Griffon II, lying at Bradwell marina.
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Near Maldon, Essex
Interests:
Sailing, (obviously), maritime history.
Occupation:
Essex Mountain Rescue (Part time)
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Ron Olivier

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