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A Call to Action to our Members

Posted on April 25, 2014 at 3:27am 13 Comments

Dear Folks,

This is a bit long, but please read this through. It is extremely important.

As you know we have just completed a very successful mission to Haiti and demonstrated that we are capable of accomplishing great good and living up to our claim of being able to provide relief to those in need. The smiles on the faces of all those that received the aid we delivered was priceless and reinforced my belief that what we, as a group, are doing, is the right thing to…


More pictures posted

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 1:10pm 0 Comments

Howdy Folks!

More pictures are posted on the IRG community drive here.

Take a look around. If you have more pics, upload them!

More later.



Disaster strikes us?

Posted on March 9, 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments

I now have both crews aboard Thunderbird 5 as Tandemeer broke her rudder post webbing. She is out of commission until she can get hauled out and repaired. Anyone have a spare $10k laying around? Seriously, based on my years of experience working in boat yards as a contractor, it will cost at least that much to haul her, remove the rudder, cut the rudder open, scoop out the old foam from around the old rudderpost webbing, weld new webbing in place, re-foam, re-glass, re-paint and re-install.…


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At 11:54pm on February 11, 2014, Sean Matthews said…

Alright Mike! 

At 12:42pm on January 27, 2014, Brian Miles Kobernuss said…
At 12:41pm on January 27, 2014, Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG said…

Welcome to IRG's newest skipper!

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Escapade headed to Florida

Started by Joseph Hunter Vinarcsik in Sample Title Sep 25, 2017. 0 Replies

Haiti - the poorest country in the Americas.

Started by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG in Sample Title. Last reply by John O Duke Oct 20, 2016. 2 Replies


Started by Debby Mohr in Sample Title. Last reply by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG Sep 2, 2015. 3 Replies

Medical supplies and fundraising

Started by David and Rebecca Luethcke in Sample Title. Last reply by Captain Ray Thackeray, IRG Sep 4, 2014. 8 Replies


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The cost of budget travel around the world - comparisons

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Introduction from the Witchdoctor

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