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Old 02 August 2010, 04:23   #11
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Very sorry to hear this, but after seeing the boats, I cant really say im suprised!

Doing 35 knots is fast enough, let alone 100+ or whatever these things do!

I really wanted a go in one of them!! Perhaps not anymore...
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Old 03 August 2010, 03:25   #12
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Very sorry to hear this, but after seeing the boats, I cant really say im suprised!

Doing 35 knots is fast enough, let alone 100+ or whatever these things do!

I really wanted a go in one of them!! Perhaps not anymore...
Just to get this straight they don't do 100 knots or even MPH, their speed is in the eighties (MPH not Knots), and although their speed has increased since the XS200's have been upgraded this year they are generally very safe boats - I have raced against the Mannerfelt Batboats many times and whilst I believe our boat was quicker in the rough it doesn't make it safer. I will not try to assume what happened here, but what I can tell you is that Ian was not only one of the nicest guys I have ever met, he was also a bloody good driver but accidents happen.
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Old 16 October 2010, 04:24   #13
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After Kevin (Kitten) had a chat with Ian's Partner we have agreed to call the new boat the Stirling 34' - Ian had a fantastic reputation for going well in rough conditions and I am sure the new boat will do the same in his honour.
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Old 22 October 2010, 08:47   #14
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Great Idea John and I think a fitting long term Tribute
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Cracking idea.

We provided the safety cover for this event and after seeing peoples reactions to Ian's death I know it will be well received.

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