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  1. #11
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    Default Re: 'Rias and Rioja Raid'

    Quote Originally Posted by Pords View Post
    This is so tempting after having missed out on last years Baltimore Challenge due to major engine failure on the day of launch (fixed after complete rebuild). Only problem will be convincing work as its 2 weeks after i get back from Turkey. Estimate at least 3 weeks + coming from Medway. Will see how my negotiating skills go with the boss.
    Come on down to Cornwall... er, West Devon, akshully! Do it in lumps. And do the next bit in lumps, too.

    Others will - 'in same boat' - and that's part of the overall plan. You could even use your rebuilt enjin.....
    Last edited by zoidberg; 14-01-18 at 22:03.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: 'Rias and Rioja Raid'

    Sounds like a plan. Count me in.

  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluevelvet View Post
    Sounds like a plan. Count me in.
    Great! See you there... er, here....

    There are now about a dozen confirmed Raiders heading for the TRSC, then Spain, in July.

    Do let Claude van Martyn know mocker2018@gmail.com for more info 'cos he's organising moorings for them wot wants them.

  4. #14
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    Default Re: 'Rias and Rioja Raid'

    Managed to rob a bank and now got my Guernsey pound. Thats the hard part done !!

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoidberg View Post
    There is a new challenge for those lukewarm about heading west 'across the pond' in 2018, or unlikely to join the GGR, and seek an alternative.

    'The Rias and Rioja Raid'...... Plymouth to A Coruna..... Start 29 July 2018 @ 1200UTC..... Breakwater West

    The event - The MOCKER CHALLENGE - will be run following the Jester ethos - no rules, but even simpler. Just sail there, start to finish. All true Jesters welcome.

    You may enter with any size boat that floats. If you want to take crew, you may. Or not. There will be several classes - Big Boats and Little Boats.
    Meals, moorings, beer, etc will be available at the Tamar River Sailing Club. Dining and wining excursions are planned, both ends. Lavish prizes. Expect a press release in the new year.

    2 have committed already, on the spot. 8 others have indicated interest, subject to 'management approval'.

    I, Claude Van Martyn, will be at the start line at the allotted time. This is not to be a stick your head out and if nasty turn back, nor run an engine, nor start a week later. Nor do I seek to hear from anyone who won't get to the start line. This is 'On the line and Go!'

    Entry fee is one Guernsey pound.

    If you have the drive and style to do this then you're invited to contact me - mocker2018@gmail.com.


    Edit: New Year's Eve, and 6 have committed..... Who's next?
    Ere Zoidberg! - I've only just come out of hibernation - While I'm looking in my small
    change for a Guernsey Pound - count me in BUT:
    If I'm late getting back from Newport (or whatever watering hole I fall into en-route)
    I may have to go direct from Bermuda/Horta/Terceira.

    The only foreseeable problem is the Spaniards getting uppity over Gib.

    PS What have you got on the end of that fancy new anchor? (PBO Reader)
    PPS Passport? Before "Motorman" We used to cross the border near 'Derry on a
    Naval ID Card.

    pigpen ap Jeekeda 2

  6. #16
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    Hello, Doug.

    It'll be pleasing to see you at TRSC, when you get down there. Do remember I'm in Bath, not so very far from the sunny shores of Newport!! In trying to 'interpret your intentions' as above, it may be that you'll not be the only one to keep La Coruna as 'Plan B'.

    I can't see the Spanglish getting stroppy up at the north end of Iberia. They're Celts/Basques/different from the other dagoes.

    If I understand your q. about 'fancy new anchor', the answer is - probably - a Cutlass 27.... provided I can get her onto the water before the summer's gone. As for 'Motorman', my time in NornIron was spent flitting about the countryside, at night and in bad weather, in a Puma doing RealTime InfraRed stuff trying to catch illegal VCPs. And keeping an overview on Slab Murphy's farmyard smuggling 'ventures. Even then, the powers that be were reluctant to tangle with him.

    As I recall, I/we didn't have any requirement for passports on the 'odd occasion' we visited the Republic. The Micks had no means of spotting or stopping us, although they tried a few 'come-ons'. Spain's different, of course. They have Harriers.

    I'll mention to Claude that you may join us on our 'Raid'. And/or in the club bar....

    Wil

    01225 723625

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    Default Re: 'Rias and Rioja Raid'

    It looks now there are about 16 'intended participants' ( not a race, so not 'competitors' ) indicating they're ON.
    I believe we will have room for just 2 or 3 more.....

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