Round The Island Race (Isle of Wight, UK)

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  • 31 Mar 2015 16:14
    Reply # 3276244 on 3240842
    Anonymous

    David,

    No, you have not been away from England too long. It was just that several years ago I went into the local branch of my bank, and I must have been in cheerful mood, and where i was well known, and going up to the foreign currency counter I said to the young girl behind it " Do I have to take my passport and what currency do I need for the Isle of Wight?" The reply came back "I'LL just go and find out for you, sir". A few moments later the same rather crestfallen young lady re-appeared. Oh dear! Just my silly sense of humour.

    Its rather rough in the Solent today so I hope B...........Bank does not take its revenge in June!

  • 07 Mar 2015 23:02
    Reply # 3244486 on 3240842
    Rodney Whitworth wrote:

    I hope I'm not the only one. See you all on June 26\7

    PS Do not forget to bring passport and foreign currency!

    Clearly I've been away from the UK for too long - has the Isle of Wight left the UK, then, Rodney??

    Good luck for the race. I hear that avoiding all the floating beer cans is the trickiest part:-)

  • 06 Mar 2015 19:54
    Reply # 3243931 on 3240842
    Anonymous

    Thanks for the encouragement, Annie. I shall need it!

  • 06 Mar 2015 01:44
    Reply # 3243364 on 3240842

    Good for you, Rodney, and the best of luck.  I expect that if nothing else, there will be Slieve's and Edward's boats with their split-junk rig.

  • 03 Mar 2015 16:45
    Message # 3240842
    Anonymous

    With no experience of sailing a junk rig, or racing for that matter(what are the rules?), I have entered Gung Ho , a Sunbird 32 schooner with flat sails.

    I am told its a fantastic day out. And you get a tankard.

    Any other Junk Entries?

    The entry rules,regs do not seem too onerous, just common sense things like lifejackets, life rafts etc.

    I hope I'm not the only one. See you all on June 26\7

    PS Do not forget to bring passport and foreign currency!

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