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Old 04-08-2013, 04:17   #1
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Congratulations on Successful Transatlantic Crossing to my Husband & Son

Hurray - MERITATEN our Bristol 40 began her voyage in Toronto on Lake Ontario in June, plunged into the ocean at Connecticut July 3rd and arrived safely at Cadiz, Spain July 31st.

So gratfied for my husband Chris, a lifelong sailor who's been dreaming about and planning this for decades. And what's more he didn't wait for retirement but took a leave instead.

Then there's our son Simon, an infrequent sailor but with great presence of mind and tremendous strength of character and body, who made a stellar crewman for his dad.

I'm thrilled to bits and so proud of them, as I wait for them in beautiful Crete. They'll have a 3rd crewmember, our young nephew Evan who is being collected from Jerez today. We will be a cosy and happy foursome sailing on our way to Istanbul!

Yay us! I'm fully aware we



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Nice one...
Enjoy the Med with the family... hope the Marmaris treats you better than it did me...
Keep the good news coming
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Wonderful achievement. It only gets better!
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Great job! Congratulations!

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Hurray - MERITATEN our Bristol 40 began her voyage in Toronto on Lake Ontario in June, plunged into the ocean at Connecticut July 3rd and arrived safely at Cadiz, Spain July 31st.

So gratfied for my husband Chris, a lifelong sailor who's been dreaming about and planning this for decades. And what's more he didn't wait for retirement but took a leave instead.

Then there's our son Simon, an infrequent sailor but with great presence of mind and tremendous strength of character and body, who made a stellar crewman for his dad.

I'm thrilled to bits and so proud of them, as I wait for them in beautiful Crete. They'll have a 3rd crewmember, our young nephew Evan who is being collected from Jerez today. We will be a cosy and happy foursome sailing on our way to Istanbul!

Yay us! I'm fully aware we were born under some lucky stars but plenty of hard work had something to do with it too...!
Well done! Congratulations on the crossing. Nothing, absolutely nothing equals the feeling when we reach the other side....

Keeps us posted.
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Congratulations...I'll bet your son's skills have improved immensely.
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Congrats!
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Congratulations. A father/son crossing like that seems like it could be very rewarding in so many ways. Good on em!
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Congrats, some mighty fine bonding, father and son crossing an ocean.
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Maybe I'm just negative, but I'm having trouble with the fact you didn't go with them.
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