Folgefonn leaves Erith Yacht Club

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After much debate, studying of tidetables, laying and relaying of anchors, consultations with the PLA, pilots, engineers and surveyors, the day finally arrived for Folgefonn to leave Erith Yacht Club.
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Folgefonn herself seemed to have no concerns, and once the pilot was happy with his tow, she set off at a great rate of knots, catching some of the  onlookers by suprise. 
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Although she looked ready to sail all the way to Norway, she was only allowed as far as Gravesend, before being loaded onto the Eide Trader.