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Sailing around Britain - Keepturningleft 51 is up

Its free at the website - it will be free for a week of so before being replaced. Its about the River Stour in East Anglia. Its one of Britain's loveliest waterways.

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Dylan,

Looks like others may be taking your instruction, "keep turning left" to heart. Perhaps you should clarify . . . not around small islands in the river Thames.

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LONDON (Reuters) – A man who thought he was sailing along the coast of southern England had to be rescued by emergency services after his motor boat ran out of fuel while repeatedly circling a small island in the River Thames estuary.

The man, who had no nautical guides and only had a roadmap to navigate by, had been trying to sail from Gillingham, about 35 miles east of London, to Southampton on April 19 by following the southern coast of England.

But he ended simply doing laps of the 36-square mile Isle of Sheppey a short distance away in the mouth of the Thames.

Eventually a lifeboat and coastguard were sent to rescue him after he used up all his fuel and ran aground, officials said on Wednesday. He told them he had been trying to navigate by keeping the coastline to his right.

"He was attempting to travel around the UK from Medway to Southampton and had somehow lost his bearings and ended up traveling around the Isle of Sheppey," said Robin Castle, a member of the local lifeboat station.

"It seems he didn't have the usual maritime charts or navigational equipment."
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Mobo - what can I say

[QUOTE=MC1;598701]Dylan,

Looks like others may be taking your instruction, "keep turning left" to heart. Perhaps you should clarify . . . not around small islands in the river Thames.


the man was "sailing" a mobo - man it bugs me when the papers call mobo drivers with that saintly and entirely admirable monica "sailor".

Sheppey is a pretty big island - with some fearsome tides up the Swale to deal with.

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