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Old 20 June 2012, 08:59   #11
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Northern Ireland has the honour of hosting the Biannual World Police and Fire games next year from the 1st - 10th August. This event will have an estimated 10,000 competitors competing in 65 events

Myself and Hannah will be involved in the team providing rescue support for the sailing programme during this event so due to the proximity of the dates we will unfortunately not be available for the Round Ireland gig.

In relation to your programme - I had thought about recommending that you use Bangor or Carrickfergus as a starting venue - reasons:
Only 20 miles from Portpatrick for those coming by water
Direct Car ferry for those coming by trailer
A good mustering point for the Irish RIB contingent
Ready access to fuel, parking, accommodation, craic etc

However due the potential clash of dates this may not be wise as Belfast Lough will be the hub of the games.
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Old 20 June 2012, 09:39   #12
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REF: Round Ireland RIB Challenge 2013, timing wise I am thinking of the last week of July. How does this sound to everyone? (Allocating one week and the weekends either side in total). Though the challenge itself is limited to RIBs under 5m in length, larger craft can enter if they agree to act as support craft. All those challenge teams that complete the course will be given honouary membership of 'RIBs to the Limit'. The course may well include a couple of time trials for added zest. There will be a moderate entry fee to be charged to all participants. Likely, the UK flotilla will depart as one group from Milford Haven to cruise out to Kilmore Quay to meet the Irish contingent and then start the circumnavigation the following day. The Challenge will route anti-clockwise ensuring the most challenging and most beautiful part of the course is kept till last. Once the next edition of Powerboat & RIB is wrapped up, I will begin putting the pack together for the 20-30 teams that have regsitered interest so far. I anticipate taking up Jan Falkowski's kind offer - inviting all registered parties to a press launch at the Army & Navy Club, Pall Mall, London sometime lateautumn/early winter. Best wishes one and all. HMS
all being well, I'll be up for that, as a support craft
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many thanks... the reason for Milford Haven to Kilmore Quay is its a tried and trusted route for a circumnavgation and has been succesfully used by us before. Unlikely we will be calling into Belfast anyway to be honest but thanks for the heads up and hope all your plans go well ref the Games.
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Old 22 June 2012, 07:31   #14
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Hi Hugo - As discussed at the Sportsboat and Rib show - we're hopefully up for this.
Look forward to getting the info "pack" when you firm things up a bit.

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Old 22 June 2012, 08:43   #15
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Hmm, sounds v interesting. I also may be up for it as support craft.
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Hmm, sounds v interesting. I also may be up for it as support craft.
Count me in to
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Old 22 June 2012, 14:22   #17
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Will there be more support boats than entrants?
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Put my name down for more info but I would have to upgrade my console and Mr G is giving me shock mitigation seat envy
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I could be up for that too ! still looking for a sponsorship
please start from a marina located in the south east, I will have to take a ferry from France after driving 650 km from Brussels...
cheers, hope to see you there !
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