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Scottish Grand Prix / 27 May to 2 June Page 2/3
Fine weather saw some 12 RIBS and more than 40 participants
take part in this yearly highland fling.



Lunch and liquid refreshment is always top priority after a 30 mile sea leg.

'The Puffer' (named after the tough little work-boats that used to visit the tiny harbour) satisfied these RIBsters' requirements with a homely menu of fine Scottish cooking and baking served on the patio of the lounge bar.

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The 2000 millennium saw two major Scottish RIB Events in progress at the same time. One, the ScotRIB Grand Prix, no longer a race event based on the Clyde, which is now a great social and family event combining relaxed socialising and fine dining with excellent RIBing in some of the best scenery in the world.

And two, the Scottish RIB Challenge which tests man and machine against the challenge of circumnavigating Scotland from Inverness to Inverness. This in itself establishes friendships and camaraderie that last a lifetime. And provides a sense of real achievement. A RIBster's baptism of fire!

Both flotillas rendezvoused at Port Appin in Loch Linnhe. 14 from ScotRIB and 18 from the Scottish Challenge. It was a great carnival atmosphere when the two fleets approached and old friendships were renewed.

After sometime the two fleets parted and went on their respective ways only to meet again at the bar of the now famous RIBster's wateringhole, the 'Wide Mouthed Frog' at Dunstaffnage marina, later that evening.

The following day would see ScotRIB head for Tarbet in Loch Fyne and the Scottish Challenge set off for the Point of Ardnamurchan, to be heading north for the first time towards Cape Wrath and the Pentland Firth.