Rolling News – Pre-Race Buildup

10 August 2013

CharityTINY

1734utc: Having flown overhead where I live, Armando’s a/c has safely landed at Heathrow and will be taxying to the stand as I type!

TP364 overhead Beckenham!!

TP364 overhead Beckenham!!

1712utc: Armando’s a/c just flew past Port Solent!

TP364 abeam Port Solent

TP364 abeam Port Solent

1644utc: In French airspace.. but not for long!!

TP364 west of Belle Ile

TP364 west of Belle Ile

1545utc: Armando’s flight is one of few that left Lisbon on time today (if the Intl Airport departures board shown online is to be believed!)… fortune favours the brave and obviously our Jubilant Fastnet Campaign SOLers are brave!! Who knows but SOLer Tarco who works in Air Traffic Flow Control may be (unknowingly) helping Armando to be on time!!

TP364 overhead Guimaraes, Portugal

TP364 overhead Guimaraes, Portugal

1306utc: Jubilant is flying the national flags of the crew on board so far and… observing potential competition!

JubilantFlagsSolent
competition1Solent

1256utc: Armando’s next flight from Lisbon to London (Heathrow) is due to take off at 1510utc (Lisbon and London are on the same local time) and is showing as “scheduled” so… all good so far!

1233utc:Jubilant has now left Southsea Marina, her home port, and is heading round to Port Solent where she will overnight. This is much more convenient for those going to the Skipper’s briefing over in Cowes this afternoon, and for tomorrow’s start.

AIS shows Jubilant on her way to Port Solent

AIS shows Jubilant on her way to Port Solent

Nigel practising his "game face"

Nigel practising his “game face”

Tony lookin' cool!

Tony lookin’ cool!

Ship's Parrot, RC, and crew - The Solent

Ship’s Parrot, RC, and crew – The Solent

Jubilant will NOT have a scurvy crew!!

Jubilant will NOT have a scurvy crew!!

the quickness of whose hand deceives the eye, i wonder?!

the quickness of whose hand deceives the eye, i wonder?!

1208utc: some pics from on board – clearly going to be a crew with neatly pressed clothes if the “racing iron” in front of Sophie is anything to go by.  Gil and Jerry checking essentials and Tony makes doubly sure that the precious Wild Days Rum from NZL_yachtyakka on Waiheke Island, New Zealand, is carefully stowed!

Tony inspects the Wild Days Rum ...

Tony inspects the Wild Days Rum …

... and makes sure it is safely re-wrapped!

… and makes sure it is safely re-wrapped!

Gilles and Jerry double-check important details

Gilles and Jerry double-check important details

CG with "racing iron"

CG with “racing iron”

1029utc: Update on Armando’s fight from Rio to Lisbon:
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1023utc: – a new coverpage for Jubilant on Facebook – you can find us on FB at Jubilant Fastnet Campaign!

JubilantGlobe

0828utc: Very clever re-wording of a classic by SOLer Tyger – Thank you! Due to a crook foot Tyger was banned from flying by his medics and sadly had to pull out of sailing the Fastnet as a member of Jubilant’s crew just a couple of weeks’ ago. Maybe SOLers should start planning a Sydney-Hobart??!!
Skipper's_Speech

0735utc (approx time) – msg from Jerry (BER_Baggus) that he and Nigel (sadlersailing) were on their way from Gatwick!!

BA2232 turning finals...

BA2232 turning finals…

Jerry's flight, BA2232, just S of The Fastnet Rock!!

Jerry’s flight, BA2232, just S of The Fastnet Rock!!

Armando's flight, TP74, "feet wet" (i.e., over the ocean)!!

Armando’s flight, TP74, “feet wet” (i.e., over the ocean)!!

9 August 2013

CharityTINY

Jubilant by Gilles "Ready to go"

Jubilant by Gilles “Ready to go”

Ships Parrot "wearing" a Jubilant Tee!

Ships Parrot “wearing” a Jubilant Tee!

Tee-shirt inspection by Ship's Parrot

Tee-shirt inspection by Ship’s Parrot

Tony and Gil arrive on board

Tony and Gil arrive on board

8 August 2013

CharityTINY

Jubilant at home in Southsea Marina

Jubilant at home in Southsea Marina

Sophie arrives on board

Sophie arrives on board

Ship's Parrot arrives in Southsea

Ship’s Parrot arrives in Southsea

Jubilant's toast!

Jubilant’s toast!

7 August 2013

CharityTINY

Ship's Parrot inspects the Fastnet Banquet Menu before departing for Jubilant

Ship’s Parrot inspects the Fastnet Banquet Menu before departing for Jubilant

Harness testing...

Harness testing…

Ship's Parrot tests safety harness

Ship’s Parrot tests safety harness

Joanne/RainbowChaser (jsbc007@aol.com)

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