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Three Men In A Rubber Boat Win Andy Flintoff Award For Sailing

by | 3rd, May 2011

THE Andrew Flintoff Award for Sailing (in association with Jerome K Jerome) goes to the three men who at 9pm last Saturday set out into the English Channel from a beach at Littlehampton, West Sussex on a 7ft inflatable dingy.

They were dressed in the appropriate Flintoffian attire of shorts and T-shirts, and buffed against cold, pirates and cabin fever by a bottle of wine.

For 11 hours they bobbed.

At 8am they were spotted. A birdwatcher calls the coastguard. The men are saved. They greet their RNLI rescuers with a hearty “Bonjour“.

They were two miles out at sea. France is a little further…



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