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Old 17 January 2013, 16:54   #31
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Andrew - Biff, I would be happy to join you, just done my RYA First Aid course so could do with some practice !!!
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Old 17 January 2013, 16:57   #32
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Andrew - Biff, I would be happy to join you, just done my RYA First Aid course so could do with some practice !!!
Bob... You should know better than that......
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I understood as of this afternoon that Monaco will not allow the race to finish there.
Also that UK to Biarritz is being mooted as a shorter race.
This was from behind closed doors a few miles away from the boatshow from a respected source.
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You definitely need to get a better source! To my knowledge Biarritz has never been mentioned (by the organisers), and as far as I know the race isn't leaving the English Channel - Of course I've been wrong before but then again I am an entrant in the race and in regular contact with the organising team.

AndrewN - I have never seen any sponsor publicise a reaction anywhere so would be interested to hear what they might have to say? Event sponsors or entrant sponsors?
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Cookee, Event sponsors..
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Good morning all. Thick snow here. Looks very nice. Anyway to business. I'm going back to the first post on this thread. Safety boat cover. The power that are say we can't race without boat cover. They want us to volunteer for nought yet they charge us a fortune for our training. Can anyone tell me how this works
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Good morning all. Thick snow here. Looks very nice. Anyway to business. I'm going back to the first post on this thread. Safety boat cover. The power that are say we can't race without boat cover. They want us to volunteer for nought yet they charge us a fortune for our training. Can anyone tell me how this works


In answer to your question , it does not work as proven by the mess caused on this planned race
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Cookee, Event sponsors..
OK So what are they saying then?

Biffer - There is so little money in the sport the race organisers need volunteers to act as safety boats - it's the only way they can hold a race. You don't need training to be a safety boat as far as I know?
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OK So what are they saying then?

Biffer - There is so little money in the sport the race organisers need volunteers to act as safety boats - it's the only way they can hold a race. You don't need training to be a safety boat as far as I know?
So what is this course they charge for and give you a certificate. Sorry Cookee RYA cant have it both ways. Yes the sport is badly funded yet darts gets stupid fees on advertising and everyone attends(cant understand it)
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So what is this course they charge for and give you a certificate. Sorry Cookee RYA cant have it both ways. Yes the sport is badly funded yet darts gets stupid fees on advertising and everyone attends(cant understand it)
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Not sure that has anything to do with powerboat racing:
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Basic understanding of sailing boats and windsurfers. RYA Powerboat Level 2 certificate must be held prior to this course and the course content: Preparation, boat handling, dinghy rescue, windsurfer rescue, kayak or canoe rescue (can be covered as theory), towing, end-of-day procedures, safety, suitability of craft, local factors, communication, rescuing other water users
I have honestly never seen any powerboat race organiser insist on a safety boat skipper having a ticket to do the job. I think sailing and yacht clubs might require it if they use the club boats?

Not sure what darts has got to do with anything? Yes many sports get more money that powerboat racing - even yacht racing is much better funded with huge sponsors but they are in the Olympics. Unless you have a brilliant idea to change that then we have to man up and get on with it and do the best with what we've got and stop wingeing!
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you dont need quals to be a safety boat
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