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Excellent tale Gui....glad you lived to tell it!!!

IT'S GIU DAMN IT!!!!!!


And it's not a tale..it's the truth.....
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Giu, does that make you a Weeble? (Weebles wobble but they don't fall down...)

If you're not careful you'll become the next Paul Bunyan....Knockroach Giu the Portagoo.

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I don't think that your jokes are welcome in this serious thread...please stop ridiculing it NOW!!!!

have some respect for the sea victims...
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Many humble apologies, GUI.

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I sense that some of you feel Giu's story exaggerates a bit like some of the others above who claim knockdowns when their rail touches the water for the firstt time in 20 years of "sailing". Well I am here to tell you it is all true! I was was heaved to in my RV (which is a blue water RV...not a Catalina!) and making myself a nice Starbucks mocha latte from the 64 lb. stash of French Roast that we keep on board. Suddenly over the VHF I heard what seemed to be a little girl's voice screaming "Mayday Mayday...this is the sailing vessel Giulietta. I am taking on water and my boom is broken again and all my sheep have jumped ship. I cannot carry on in these conditions. My 1000 days at sea must end here...after 24 hours out of the sight of land!! Let Reid Stowe have the record. He may be able to survive on bean sprouts but I need my mutton!
So...I turned my RV around and went to the poor man's rescue and after removing his rather stained shorts and donning his dry Captain Faggo duds, I welcomed him aboard and scuttled his tin can of a boat and headed for Portugal where he promised me he would never again sail out of sight of land. And that my friends is how Giu became a racing sailor!
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IT'S GIU DAMN IT!!!!!!


And it's not a tale..it's the truth.....
Either way you spell it, its still pronounced "gooey"

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Either way you spell it, its still pronounced "gooey"
That's right folks...our Portuguese friend is in fact this guy's long lost nephew:


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How old where you when you sailed around the world?

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Right after I graduated from medical school...which I did after my degree in nautical and maintenance engineering....like many here
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Right after I graduated from medical school...which I did after my degree in nautical and maintenance engineering....like many here
I knew you where an old man, that makes you 85 years old.

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