Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The Tall Ships in Ramsgate Harbour at the Weekend and F1 UK headquarters at Manston Airport .

Update The Tall Ships, this will evidently not now be coming to Ramsgate tomorrow as they are sailing towards Amsterdam, see
http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=/search%3Fq%3Drace%2Bof%2Bthe%2Bclassics%26safe%3Doff%26espv%3D210%26es_sm%3D93&rurl=translate.google.co.uk&sl=nl&u=http://www.rotc.nl/index.php/live&usg=ALkJrhgCuWCXlSBhEfwKPV4tdzqaQVUbTw 
Looking at the local blogs and news websites today it isn’t always easy to work out what may be an April fools post and what could be real; or at least a rumour with some foundation. 

So first the rumour, which I believe may have some foundation in truth, which is that Formula 1 have been looking for their own dedicated motor racing airport and have put in an offer for Manston Airport.

Details are sketchy at the moment and there is some doubt as to whether the airport is actually for sale as an airport or whether the intention all along was asset stripping and residential development.

The other is that wind, tide and weather being favourable the tall ships taking part in Race of the Classics should be visiting Ramsgate Harbour in the next week at the moment they are scheduled to arrive on Saturday.   

Plenty of photos of previous visits just click on http://thanetonline.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Tall%20Ships scroll down and follow the links.  


The F1 Manston rumour is now looking much more likely to be an April fools wind up, understandably my usual Manston Airport sources are fairly jumpy at the moment.

The Race of the Classics does seem to be on target and you can probably follow the progress of the tall ships by clicking on the link below.   

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=en&prev=/search%3Fq%3Drace%2Bof%2Bthe%2Bclassics%26safe%3Doff%26espv%3D210%26es_sm%3D93&rurl=translate.google.co.uk&sl=nl&u=http://www.rotc.nl/index.php/live&usg=ALkJrhgCuWCXlSBhEfwKPV4tdzqaQVUbTw    

11 comments:

  1. f.1 at manston stands for all fools 1and all

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  2. All 3 747s diverted to Stansted today because TDC health inspectors not present. Is this what council support looks like?

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  3. It's outrageous that Formula 1 is taking over Manston. I am setting up a group of concerned residents called No to Night Drives. We are all in favour of the airport being used by Ecclestone and his chums but we don't want any noise. We are proposing that F1 should go all electric - a bit like racing streamlined milk-floats.

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    1. the will be doing night racing there too, not only F1 but quad bikes, speedway, and karting

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  4. Loads of planes today hope they are all leaving does anybody know if F1 take it over it will still be an airport?

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  5. tdc TDC staff dont care if it shuts or not they still have jobs just less to do

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  6. See the idiot is back on here as well as boring the pants off everyone on ECR. Thanet blogging debate is dead in the water in consequence.

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  7. Well as long as you have a blame crutch 5.52 eh ? Open a debate and show us how it should be done.

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  8. The blame, 7:24, if you want to go down that road rests fair and square with the blog administrator for allowing such mindless drivel. As for debate, you need a topic and at least two intelligent minds for such to blossom. You cannot debate with the mindless.

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  9. It is a generally accepted practice to take, as the topic, the subject of the blog post. The clue is very often in its title. Hope this is helpful.

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  10. So what exactly has the Ramsgate village idiot's comments about loads of planes got to do with tall ships or Formula 1, 9:01? If you are to debate the topic of the post, stick to it and don't go off on your own agenda. I repeat, that well known clown destroys debate.

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