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Ancient Geek
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Piracy

Post by Ancient Geek » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:31 pm

Did anyone else see that that omnicient organistation - The Mount Olympus of sailing - the ISAF has issued "Guidelines for the prevention of piracy", I'll bet that has got the drug crazed muslim pirates s*****g themselves! If of course they succeed where the a fair portion of the worlds navies are failing it will be a good thing, but since they cannot even get rule 42 enforced I have my doubts.
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Re: Piracy

Post by JimC » Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:45 pm

Ancient Geek wrote:..."Guidelines for the prevention of piracy", I'll bet that has got the drug crazed muslim pirates s*****g themselves!
I think if sailors comply with guideline 1 they should be reasonably safe...

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Re: Piracy

Post by Rupert » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:26 pm

Wayfarers are more of a threat on Whitefriars than pirates except on regatta day, when you have to watch out for juniors with buckets of water. Is this what the ISAF have in mind?
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Re: Piracy

Post by Pat » Tue May 05, 2009 12:54 pm

Or is this a new tactic for coping with the Clywedog JCBs :?: :D

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Re: Piracy

Post by keithr » Tue May 05, 2009 4:57 pm

Do you mean our "Jolly cruising Boat" ????
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Re: Piracy

Post by jonathan » Tue May 05, 2009 7:53 pm

Did anyone see the S Times article on the new underwater stealth boat that carries 6 SBS warriors and is released from a sub. They reckon that so long as pirates have no hostages they just blast them out of the water from underneath. I have had word that they will be first deployed at this years Cowes Week then if they work they will make their way up the Thames to deal with the rockers and rollers at the river clubs!

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Re: Piracy

Post by Nigel » Tue May 05, 2009 8:03 pm

Rupert wrote:Wayfarers are more of a threat on Whitefriars than pirates except on regatta day
My spies tell me that you may soon have to also watch out for a couple of Bosuns loaded to the gunwhales with Sea Cadets. CVRDA Eligible?

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Re: Piracy

Post by Rupert » Tue May 05, 2009 9:54 pm

I once had to repair a 12 which was crushed by a Bosun - I've kept well clear ever since!
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