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Just got emailed a wonderful link (thanks Graham) that shows full length videos on YouTube of Trimaran Spirit of England in her hay day when she was owned and skippered by Peter Clutterbuck and crewed by a very young Brian Thompson. 

There's some great race footage showing of what it was like racing a formula 40 back in the late 90's. 

Cheers,

trispirit

 

1998 Round Britain and Ireland Race with Peter Clutterbuck and Brian Thompson onboard Trimaran Spirit of England

https://youtu.be/RDBPryw8h2A

 

1996 Three Peaks Race with Peter Clutterbuck and Brian a Thompson onboard Trimaran Spirit of England

https://youtu.be/iNTBfWyhSDg

 

1995 Azores and Back Race. Peter Clutterbuck and Brian Thompson. Trimaran Spirit of England 

https://youtu.be/CvyhXB7cOeg

 

 

 

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Wow, that's some real sailing by real sailors! I skimmed the videos for now, but will watch them when I have more time. That boat is a gem. It's beautiful, it's fast, and it has some amazing history.

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Next RBR is 2018 Jason, get her up here and give it a go. Some good multi's lining up for the start of what is an awesome race... Likewise any other multihull / short handed sailing nutters - it's an experience you're unlikely to forget in a hurry :) I'm going to have another crack at it

http://rwyc.org/rbandi/

 Spirit was never a Formula 40 btw.

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Just thought we’d share our latest video to inspire you all to get out on the water as we head into the weekend. This was filmed as we sailed from Phuket up to Ko Phayam near the border of Myanmar. The west coast is a great part of Thailand with lots of little spots to explore and hideaway in and if you go in February or March you can expect the weather to be like this everyday. All the best and have a great weekend!

 

 

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So nice too see a multihull that sails so well........

well done....

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Great vid Jason, and it made me look at the old vids again, just priceless history. Hard to believe she was so far ahead of her time. Floats a work of art and just slides nicely in all conditions, especially if Chippie is left in another country.

Safe travels!

Peter

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How good is that.... boat looks sooo good congrats..... 

You seem to have mastered the drone as well..

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On-watch on the Barra to Lerwick leg during a cold, windy night must have been a wet and miserable time! But what a ride!

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Great videos Jason .Good to see she is still loving ocean crossings .Also good to see you to loving life on spirit .

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Thanks all for the positive comments glad a few others enjoyed the video and seeing the old girl gliding along.  Sharing what we love and are passionate about is what we're all about, any members here if you're ever in the same area we're in you'd be more than welcome to come for a sail with us onboard Spirit just drop us a line  ;-)

fair winds to all!

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On 5/21/2018 at 1:54 PM, Terrorvision said:

On-watch on the Barra to Lerwick leg during a cold, windy night must have been a wet and miserable time! But what a ride!

It's a matter of perspective. On Shockwave we thought Spirit looked huge and the height of luxury... apparently they even had a berth to kip in

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