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Old 29 December 2009, 11:47   #61
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I have updated the web page to reflect the fuel situation.

So who fancies it? Spring b/h (May 30th).
I have been wanting to head over to Alderney since I got into Ribs so would be well up for a trip over.

The Challenge sounds like fun too
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Old 07 January 2010, 13:21   #62
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Just bringing this one back up, we are talking to sponsors and trying to make other arrangements and will soon be talking to the HM and other organisations in order to be able to make preparations.

Lots of interesting data has been forthcoming in the liter per mile thread:

http://www.rib.net/forum/f8/one-liter-per-mile-what-speed-for-your-rib-33803-post333818.html

Using that I think we can expect an average boat to be able to navigate the "wide" course in half an hour and use 12.5 ltrs.
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Old 07 January 2010, 14:34   #63
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It may be wise to set a rule that we usually use in the 'round Alderney' sailing races, that being to keep all rocks to port (assuming a westabout departure from Braye). Would be safest for the ppl without local knowlege and probably those of us who have forgotten a few of the transits .
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It may be wise to set a rule that we usually use in the 'round Alderney' sailing races, that being to keep all rocks to port...
"All" is a movable feast though, you cannot expect people to go around Pierre au Vraic and (one of the) Blanchards can you?

And surely it is not a proper race unless people can cut through the Brimtides?

And perhaps over an occasional causeway.

NB Don't forget that most people trying to go around Suaquet hit it, whereas everyone passing inside are fine.

* None of the above should be used for navigation.
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Damn you. You given the game away now. That was going to be our little secret to ensure a win.

I reckon a spring low would be particularly good for this 'challenge'
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