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Old 18 January 2013, 12:15   #51
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As an event organiser really you should be doing though!

And quals don't necessarily mean you are any good!! We don't let people out unless they are qualified and experienced.

People who are highly qualified but can't demonstrate a decent history of experience seriously worry me!! Ticket chasers??

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I'm guessing you are a formal organisation of some sort? Club or even International racing is run entirely by volunteers and if we get any more H and S we won't have any racing, simple as that!
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I'm guessing you are a formal organisation of some sort? Club or even International racing is run entirely by volunteers and if we get any more H and S we won't have any racing, simple as that!
We are a charity providing safety cover to event organisers on a not for profit basis.

I agree that H+S regulations needs to be implemented proportionately but if you're not careful you run the risk of being in trouble with a powerboat level 2 ticket holder alongside with one person on board, who has no idea how to help you. In that case are they any use??

Getting volunteers to RYA Safety Boat standard and with some experience under their belt isn't hard. In my experience I have found that volunteers will come forward to help if the opportunity to get training and experiences are available. Most sailing clubs run powerboat and safety boat courses during winter months so they have enough safety cover in the spring.

Volunteering in Powerboat racing does not seem very developed as sailing currently is. For example most RYA sailing events have online sign up systems for volunteers and if they run short of volunteers there are email lists and contacts to fall back on.

I'm not sure why this hasn't happened with PB racing as it would be a good initiative to get started!

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The dinghy rescue sign up stuff is provided by 3rd parties usually class associations and very rarely by the rya themselves
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No it isn't sorry. Check out RYA Racing Events.

http://www.sailracer.org/events/even...eventid=118819

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Think you're both right!
Rya events like the Eric Twiname often sign up volunteers
The majority of UK sailing events are run by clubs or class associations ( not the RYA) who will also often sign up volunteers
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The route and timetable has been published now - The organisers hope to include as many Offshore race boats as possible in the event, I'm sure that the start at Tower Bridge will be a great spectacle and give some great PR for the sport and we need that!

I hope we get to meet lots of the members from here in London, Brighton, Guernsey, Northern France and of course in Poole at the finish!

THURSDAY 6th JUNE
Event site and pit-area (wet & dry) opens at West India Dock, London


FRIDAY 7th JUNE
Scrutineering at Pits in West India Dock


SATURDAY 8th JUNE
LEG 1: Morning - Tower Bridge London to Brighton (approx. 170nm)
Mandatory stop of 1-hour minimum (fuel & basic maintenance)
To be considered a pit-stop, so boats can leave once 1-hour time completed
LEG 2: Afternoon - Brighton to Guernsey (approx. 160nm)


SUNDAY 9th JUNE
Lay day in Guernsey with local class racing & entertainment


MONDAY 10th JUNE
LEG 3: Morning - Guernsey, around Channel Islands (including Guillot Passage) to Northern France (approx 150nm)
Mandatory stop of 1-hour minimum (fuel & basic maintenance)
To be considered a pit-stop, so boats can leave once 1-hour time completed
LEG 4: Afternoon - Northern France, around Channel Islands to Guernsey (approx 150nm)


TUESDAY 11th JUNE
LEG 5: Guernsey to finish-line at Bournemouth Pier (approx 160nm)
Various marks to be included to add 'spice'
Final pits & extraction will be in Poole, followed by prize-giving and celebration
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That's great news. There is light at the end of the tunnel and not some bugger with a torch
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Forgotten all about this, race starts next saturday 8th June.

Now includes Guernsey-Jersey-Guernsey legs on monday 10th

Best of luck to all the crews especially our very own Cookee in the E-Lites Bananashark
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Best of luck to all the crews especially our very own Cookee in the E-Lites Bananashark
Thanks very much indeed.

We will be in the pits in Wood Wharf from Thursday lunchtime until the start on Saturday at Tower Bridge with the E-Lites crew, there will be a convoy down to Southend where the real start will happen and then we'll be off to Guernsey via Brighton for a drop of diesel (not all of the boats will stop there).

The full course, entry list and lots more information including how to track the boats live via PC or Iphone on the website Venture Cup website
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Cookee, just saw you come past the Longnose near North Foreland before turning West up the English Channel. It looked pretty lumpy out there today, but awesome to watch. It is going to be a long old day at the speeds we saw on the race website
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