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Jun-01-2005 @ 8:39 PM                           Permalink
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If you are going to be in the race, or at least starting ! please let us know - and post a picture of your boat so we can cheer everyone on.

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We watched the start today.

Very exciting.

The wind was very variable so some classes crept over the start line. Others went off so fast that there were cries from the watching crowd 'Watch your wash! You're breaking the speed limit!' Wink

One almighty crash that probably sounded much worse than it actually was.

One boat, rather embarrasingly ran aground just in front of the Swan Inn 'Hey mate! Forgot to tell you that it's a bit shallow over there!'

The skipper of 'Slantendicular' (you know who I mean!) making a leisurely crossing of the start line, then coming in close to the bank at The Swan, waving to the crowd. Does he know  everyone? Certainly lots of people seemed to know who he was.

Truly spectacular.



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Jun-04-2005 @ 9:59 PM                           Permalink
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Wish I could have been there...what a fantastic site the 3RR must have been...

To see Slantendicular in action is justification alone to make the 280 mile round trip to Horning and back. That boat is a thing of beauty...

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As I look out the window from my crow's nest in Essex I can see that the wind is still blowing hard at 21.30. Let's hope it holds all night. There's nothing worse that being out overnight on the 3RR in a flat calm.
  First time we did it a frost formed in the fog at 2am and coated the decks of our half decker. Thank goodness we had a few tots of rum among the ship's medicinal stores to keep the cold at bay.
Spare a thought for the 100 odd yacht and dinghy crews out on the water tonight. Let's hope they managed to get a few bags of fish and chips thrown (illegally) by supporters, from Potter bridge.


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Met Office website is showing winds of W 10kts, overnight, with showers. Not bad at all, should certainly keep the frost at bay and keep the crews on the move for the North and South legs of the course. But it might be a hard beat back to Horning for a welcoming black coffee and bacon and eggs at dawn (except the superstars who finish in the earlier hours).
  Barmy as it may sound, I wish I was there!!

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Just returned from spectating - and what GOON decided that it would be a good idea to close the Potter public loos in the evening? Well done (that's irony for you yanks)the worthy council officer who came up with that one! Mad

Keep Planet Earth clean - it's not Uranus!

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Anyone seen any results yet? Or know of a website where I might find them?

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Jun-05-2005 @ 7:44 PM                           Permalink
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Saw the race from the bungalows on the Potter Stretch.   Very Good,  some of the Norfolk Punts were planing.   Some River Cruiser were over canvassed for the conditions and difficult to control.   I heard today that one sunbk at St Benets.  Anyone got any other information on this??


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hi simon ,
i think there is a picture on the broads quizz section under " guess the boat " put on by ncsl about the yacht that had sunk .
cheers

steve and vicky

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Jeremy, wereyou watching from above or below the bridges? If above, I do hope that you weren't the t****r who decided that things would be better with some illumination after dark, and switched on some hig powered floodlights directed at the competitors and the river in front of their plot - good bye night vision! A stupid and thoughtlass act.

Keep Planet Earth clean - it's not Uranus!

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