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Bransons-come hell or high water

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Topic: Bransons-come hell or high water
Posted By: Iain C
Subject: Bransons-come hell or high water
Date Posted: 17 Dec 08 at 2:06pm

What a pile of crap that was.  More footage of down below than anything happening on deck!  Branson has clearly got balls due to previous adventures but he just seemed like a passenger this time...I think I only saw him not "downstairs" when the game was up and they were cruising to Bermuda!

And I just can't believe that Holly was being shown how to put a harness on whilst sailing to the startline!!!  Surely just a degree of experience would be sensible for an attempt like that, or at least a sea survival course????  And not a great advert for Spinlock if they were going off all the time!

Better luck next time chaps...

(Never realised that Virgin Money is Juan K's Speedboat...)

 



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Posted By: alstorer
Date Posted: 17 Dec 08 at 2:56pm
Forgot that was on. Ah well. And of course the Bransons were just there for the ride- Beardy knows he can get more publicity for the venture by being "involved", but setting a sailing record does require a heck of a lot of sailing ability and experience, hence the team he had.

Although, him sponsering the boat for the record attempt does make me wonder if, should an Americas Cup happen this century, whether the Team Origin boats may have Virgin logos.


Posted By: detente
Date Posted: 22 Dec 08 at 12:41pm

The most amusing part was seeing beardy Bransons head arriving on deck spewing up red vomit! The highlight of the entire program being only at sea for 36 hours.



Posted By: alstorer
Date Posted: 22 Dec 08 at 2:29pm
Originally posted by detente

The most amusing part was seeing beardy Bransons head arriving on deck spewing up red vomit! The highlight of the entire program being only at sea for 36 hours.


Wait, he even vomits in the company colours?

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Posted By: olly_love
Date Posted: 22 Dec 08 at 8:18pm
someone post a link

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