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Old 31 July 2010, 15:22   #1
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Another powerboat tragedy

The powerboat championships in Essex have had a boat turn over and a crew member died. Am I right that another loss occurred at this event last year?
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Terrible - our thoughts and prayers are with them.

More news here; http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-10829442
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Sadly it was Ian Stirling a good friend of mine who lost his life yesterday - one of the really good guys and he will be missed greatly be everyone who knew him.
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Sorry to hear that John.
Was it a Zapcat he was in?
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Was it a Zapcat he was in?
No he was racing in the Class III Europeans in a Mannerfelt Batboat with a 200XS on the back
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Sad news Cookee. Was he from down this way?
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He was part of the "Birmingham Navy" but actually lived in Cornwall
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The powerboat championships in Essex have had a boat turn over and a crew member died. Am I right that another loss occurred at this event last year?
That was in Dover, but the BOAT was called Harwich 2011.

Thoughts go out to family & friends, always sad to hear of a loss like this..

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Very sorry to read that you've lost a friend.....

A tragedy for everyone.
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A tragedy for everyone.
Thank you very much - if you want to know how much he meant to pretty much everyone in British and World power-boating have a look on Boatmad.
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