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In the race

    Description:

Fighting the elements

Date:

12:13pm 05/09/2009

Latitude:

54.55972 (54°33’34”N)

Longitude:

-3.608933 (3°36’32”W)

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Middle of the fleet

    Description:

Racing for South Workington Buoy.Meniscus is in the middle of the fleet.

Date:

11:40am 05/09/2009

Latitude:

54.55972 (54°33’34”N)

Longitude:

-3.6089933 (3°36’32”W)

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Ready to Start

    Description:

All sails now. Two reefs in main.Milly Brown is practicing her run

Date:

11:15am 05/09/2009

Latitude:

54.54712 (54°32’49”N)

Longitude:

-3.623183 (3°37’23”W)

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Heading for the start

    Description:

Nick hasn't sailed before but is strapped on and coping well.The sea is rough and we are still stowing fenders and rope while under mainsail only.Hope we make the start in time.The course is short because of conditions.

Date:

11:01am 05/09/2009

Latitude:

54.55575 (54°33’20”N)

Longitude:

-3.609667 (3°36’34”W)

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Friendship Race

    Description:

The race is between Whitehaven and Maryport. With absence of Maryport boats, Meniscus and Milly Brown will race in name of Maryport.Conditions are not great with moderate - rough seas ad wing 22 -25 kt, gusting to 37kt.Meniscus leaves the Marina with other boats

Date:

10:30am 05/09/2009

Latitude:

54.55313 (54°33’11”N)

Longitude:

-3.609633 (3°36’34”W)

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Return to Whitehaven

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Date:

11:51am 09/06/2009

Latitude:

54.55065 (54°33’2”N)

Longitude:

-3.589783 (3°35’23”W)

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Bangor Marina

    Description:

Jun. 8, 2009 - Sight seeing in Northern Ireland
6th June: After a late start, we spent the day sightseeing in Belfast. What a lot of "firsts" and "greatest" Belfast can claim. Another good night sleep.

7th June: Decided to take day rail ticket to revisit Belfast and also Portadown, which we found is...

Date:

10:46pm 08/06/2009

Latitude:

54.66588889 (54°39’57”N)

Longitude:

-5.672633333 (5°40’21”W)

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Belfast town

    Description:

We took the train to sight see in Belfast.
A city...

Date:

11:43am 08/06/2009

Latitude:

54.5847 (54°35’4”N)

Longitude:

-5.9 (5°54’0”W)

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Passage to Belfast

    Description:


On passage from Strangford to Belfast
54.50295 5.351983333

Date:

11:10pm 05/06/2009

Latitude:

54.50295 (54°30’10”N)

Longitude:

-5.3519833 (5°21’7”W)

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Out of Strangford Narrows

    Description:


On route to Belfast

Date:

12:30pm 05/06/2009

Latitude:

54.3194 (54°19’9”N)

Longitude:

-5.4923 (5°29’32”W)

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Stanford LOugh

    Description:

4th June: Cruised around the Lough, visiting Down Cruising Club, Kirkcubbin and the river Quoile, before picking up a mooring again at Killyleagh. After leaving Kirkcubbin we picked up a PANPAN from a yacht with engine failure and which was drifting onto rocks off Rainey Island, where we had been two hours earlier. Two...

Date:

07:31pm 04/06/2009

Latitude:

54.4473833 (54°26’50”N)

Longitude:

-5.5544 (5°33’15”W)

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East Down

    Description:


4th June: Cruised around the lough, visiting Down Cruising Club, Kirkcubbin and the river Quoile, before picking up a mooring again at Killyleagh. After leaving Kirkcubbin we picked up a PANPAN from a yacht with engine failure and which was drifting onto rocksoff Rainey Island, where we had been two hours ealier....

Date:

07:09pm 04/06/2009

Latitude:

54.41587222 (54°24’57”N)

Longitude:

-5.64425 (5°38’39”W)

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Killyleagh

    Description:

We left Portaferry before 19:00, when another days berthing fee would be forfeit and made our way out of the narrows and into the lough to pick up a swinging mooring in the bay off Killyleagh at 20:00 on 2nd June 2009. We didn't go ashore.
54.39213333 5.6477

Date:

08:10pm 02/06/2009

Latitude:

54.39213333 (54°23’31”N)

Longitude:

-5.6477 (5°38’51”W)

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Poraferry

    Description:

Because we need to be home next week, Pat and I decided to make a pilot cruise to Ireland. If all goes well we will set off again after completing essential business. Plans will be revised because of loss of time, so a full circumnavigation will have to be put off until 2010.

1st June: Departed Whitehaven...

Date:

06:42pm 02/06/2009

Latitude:

54.38666667 (54°23’12”N)

Longitude:

-5.564283333 (5°33’51”W)

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