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Old 12-12-2012, 22:53   #106
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Re: 3 ARC boats divert to Cape Verde with damage/injuries

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RMB/CNY, Hmm... newspaper and calculator and then OK.

Or just front up any of the multitude of pawnshops or moneylenders who also do money changing.

Was in Cebu in Feb this year to enjoy the tropical warmth and escape from the dank Chinese cold, nice place, hot girls I'd enjoy a return trip to the philippines sometime.
Have a good mate who has family in CEBU he would agree from the stories he has told me!!!
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Old 12-12-2012, 23:08   #107
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In reference to the questions on cost/value of the ARC I would say if you want a race and some publicity the ARC is a good choice. If you just want a rally then I believe more free rally groups will eventually replace the ARC like the Salty Dawg: The Salty Dawg Rally
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Old 12-12-2012, 23:28   #108
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Re: 3 ARC boats divert to Cape Verde with damage/injuries

Salty Dawg looks like a bunch of fun, however to run a Rally from one foreign country to another over an Ocean does cost large, from what we have seen over the last 3 years of our planning attracts us towards participating either 2013 or 14.

We are retired and need to watch the pennies, 'tis our plan for family members to come and crew and enjoy the once in a lifetime opportunity to do a crossing with their grandparents and parents.

The ARC fosters a sense of camaraderie, fun and safety for all involved.

Yep we can do it cheaper by just doing it but we choose to do it in a very memorable way no doubt making friends that will share those memories forever 2k = cheap......

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Old 13-12-2012, 00:17   #109
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Ah yes. As often happens, it comes down to filthy lucre. Sure if I had an extra $2000 gathering dust in my bank I would drop it on the ARC and join in the festivities.

But if I had enough money to do that I would also have a newer boat and a much shorter to-do list (or I would be paying a boat yard to do the to-do list for me).
Dude you need to get your stuff together. I'm not saying spend $2k on the ARC but you need to have $2K collecting dust somewhere. Not doing so would make you irresponsible for cruising in the first place. Who's going to take care of you when you have an accident? Charity? Let me know when you figure out how to upgrade from your 42 foot Pearson to a newer yacht on a dusty $2k as well. That's a feat I'd like to see.
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