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Old 19 December 2018, 12:27   #1
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Honda rib Challenge for adults

todays rambling...

I was reading the local boating magazine and it had a bit about the honda rib challenge.

Its a youth rib driving competition kinda like autotesting but on water.

Having competed in autotesting (on land ) previous I am now thinking wouldn't it be cool if us rib owners could get in on the fun!

a simple course laid out with bouys, fast part, some slaloms and you have a fun little day out.

All it takes is a stop watch and a little preparation.
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Old 22 December 2018, 12:07   #2
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I've watched this , looks like a good Craic
I was actually challenged by Oban Duncan in the p1 challenge pah I couldn't make it
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I competed in 2004 and 2005 (Avon Adventure + Honda 40, I've still got a regional third place trophy on my desk!). It was good fun, but it's probably even better organised between friends — you'd know your competitors and get more attempts.

It's a tricky course. The slaloms were laid really tight — maybe a couple of boat lengths between the marks.

I think it'd take 11 small buoys and a committee boat to set the whole thing up, if I remember rightly, but you could use fewer and still have just as good a course.
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My son and daughter both got to the Scottish region finals several times. Dan was regional runner up 3 times in a row. The sailing club at largs did a couple of training days which the adults enjoyed as much as the kids. Course is easy set up once you have the plan.
Problem is rya approval and insurance if its an organised event
But I guess its ok if its just a bunch of pals messing about.
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