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    Default Alex Thomson, Schmalex Thomson

    Never mind those Vendee Globe types, I wish to report that the other day I made a cup of tea whilst short tacking up the River Orwell SINGLE HANDED, in winds approaching 25kts.

    I’ve been on Gov.uk website but for the life of me I can’t find the ‘application for an OBE’ form. Anyone know how or where I apply?

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    Default Re: Alex Thomson, Schmalex Thomson

    We need more information:

    Did you use a whistling kettle?

    Did you wash up afterwards?

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    Default Re: Alex Thomson, Schmalex Thomson

    I'm with @minn on this; way too self-congratulatory unless we have more detail.

    Tea-bag or own blend?
    Steepage time?
    Milk first or last?

    Accompanying choice of biccie (this'll separate the amateurs from the pro's!)

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    Default Re: Alex Thomson, Schmalex Thomson

    Quote Originally Posted by fredrussell View Post
    Never mind those Vendee Globe types, I wish to report that the other day I made a cup of tea whilst short tacking up the River Orwell SINGLE HANDED, in winds approaching 25kts.

    I’ve been on Gov.uk website but for the life of me I can’t find the ‘application for an OBE’ form. Anyone know how or where I apply?
    https://www.gov.uk/government/public...ational-honour
    On the internet no one knows you are a donkey.

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    Default Re: Alex Thomson, Schmalex Thomson

    Were you the dick on port who failed to give way to my starboard. If so forget OBEs it is the House of Lords for you
    Last edited by Daydream believer; 09-08-19 at 07:47.
    It is all down to the fact that my wife does not understand me !!

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    Default Re: Alex Thomson, Schmalex Thomson

    As any fule kno, the galley is on the port side so that you can make your cup of tea whilst on the starboard tack and enjoy the right of way over boats on port tack.

    Someone will be along in a moment to say I should not have written “right of way”... this is Scuttlebutt, and standards must be maintained...
    Last edited by Minn; 09-08-19 at 08:40.

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    Default Re: Alex Thomson, Schmalex Thomson

    Making tea on a dead run without outside assistance......

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    Default Re: Alex Thomson, Schmalex Thomson

    Quote Originally Posted by Wansworth View Post
    Making tea on a dead run without outside assistance......
    That certainly deserves a gong.

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    Default Re: Alex Thomson, Schmalex Thomson

    Sounds more like an MBE to me.

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    Default Re: Alex Thomson, Schmalex Thomson

    I once made myself a bacon roll and a cup of tea whilst hove to (starboard tack) in the Solent. Mind you, it was a weekday morning, well out of season and there was nobody else around.

    A boat that heaves-to well is a wonderful thing to have.
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