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How fast do wnat to go!!! How much money do you have?

Branson got started at 2am this moring.
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Ben Ainslie and Richard Branson go for sailing transatlantic record: Sailing - Telegraph

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Well heck, he's already got a jet that can cross the ocean much faster. What's the point? Demonstrate that the deepest checkbook wins?
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It was speedboat and now virgin money it is still fun to see the edge pushed
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The point is the achievement of being in the Record Books.
But will he be the first private citizen to fly around the moon? Or even land on it?
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Take your basic sailing dinghy and blow it up x10. Then put on triple the crew a real boat takes just so you have movable ballast.

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How come none of us were asked to go?
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Wonders if the "rail meat" would be crusified here if someone pushes the "Momey" switch?
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"Despite his extraordinary sailing achievements, three time Olympic gold medallist Ainslie has never sailed across the Atlantic before. "

Should he be "BILLED" if the momey switch gets pushed???? He has no blue water experence and obously was talked into doing this by somebody that just wanted his credentals.....Is he a Marine to?

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