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Re: Albatross Racing at Oulton Broads
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2012, 12:19:21 PM »




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Re: Albatross Racing at Oulton Broads
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2012, 12:31:28 PM »
Some awsome pictures ....Paul gave me permission to post these pics , will now find out how much he wants for the originals without the watermarks ....That's all for now

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Re: Albatross Racing at Oulton Broads
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2012, 02:14:16 PM »
Fantastic, please contact John as well, because I am sure he will want to get these on his site. All I can do is give him the credit for what he has achieved with the guys who attended. These pictures are awesome and how I remember the races in the 60's. I am mindblown  :o
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Re: Albatross Racing at Oulton Broads
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2012, 02:26:34 PM »
Contacted John already , there's some brilliant pictures there isn't there
It really has ignited the passion again , will have to get some of the niggly problems wrapped up with mine instead of pushing it to the bottom of the garage ,  too many hobbies /toys .. But the albatross is back at the top after  This weekend

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Re: Albatross Racing at Oulton Broads
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2012, 02:38:25 PM »
The Albatross is back where it should be on top. I tried for years to get things together and JF has beaten me, but I do have this weekend which will be a classic fun weekend and we can be as noisy, smelly and as fast as we like.
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Re: Albatross Racing at Oulton Broads
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2012, 09:53:19 PM »
This was a seriously good event. 

Get in those garages and get your boats out for 2013!  Don't get any ideas about the trophy though, it looks really good on my piano....

Top marks to John  Fildes.

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Re: Albatross Racing at Oulton Broads
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2012, 09:42:50 AM »
I think a challenge has just been thrown down  :o,  sadly I do not have a piano  :(, but I do have a lovely display cabinet  :D :D :D Just joking, my little Albatross is one of the 100e's, great, reasonably fast, but not in the league of the speeds I have noted from the pictures  ;)

Well done, you and John both deserve the trophy for his organisation and your driving. I want more this weekend at my OSB Get Together, so that we can put pictures up of classics and their owners having fun  ;D
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Re: Albatross Racing at Oulton Broads
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2012, 09:53:13 AM »
Here is the link to the first race, which topped out at 48mph, wow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkydMISCx0g&feature=youtu.be
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Re: Albatross Racing at Oulton Broads
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2012, 10:10:50 AM »
That's me .....waving on the river bank  :(

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Re: Albatross Racing at Oulton Broads
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2012, 10:29:43 AM »
At least you made it to the races, I was happy to be with the guys on Sunday (as I could not make the Monday) to see the huge smiles on their faces. Even my other half had a big smile (thats not normal when boats are about), so it must have been fantastic.

I think we need to make John an honoury knighhood, arise Sir John Fildes  :o 8)
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Re: Albatross Racing at Oulton Broads
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2012, 11:41:42 AM »
 :D You can contact the Cabinet Office Ceremonial Secretariat at:

Ceremonial Secretariat
Cabinet Office
35 Great Smith Street
London SW1P 3BQ.
Tel: 0207 276 2777 :D

Id say its Worth an MBE at least