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Old 25 March 2005, 16:12   #11
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Well, i'll look into that part, who would be up for organising the racing though?
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Old 25 March 2005, 17:00   #12
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theres plenty of organisers around, you might even think about gettin an event company to organise it if BIBOA wont
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From the responce on this thread I will put good money down that BIBOA will take take over RIB racing again but not untill next year. as Pete 7 rightly said, "It was all in the best possible taste" the problem is that when the Proffesionals and hangers on took over it all went to crap. I was the only one to oppose BIBOA joining the RYA and insisted we kept racing under our own control. It is my intention to turn the clock back, allow any boat to race and let everyone have fun. It is unlikely there will be a one class series as this is not in keeping with the freedom of the sport. In the history of BIBOA we have never had an safety incident and the only complaint we ever had was when someone wen down the Calidionian Canal too fast. I will need support.
To organise a series of, shall we say, "canonball races" will need one main ingrediant, Competitors. The biggest outlay is going to be for the insurance cover. THIS HAS TO BE FUNDED and can only be funded by the competitor/enterant. It is my view that once we get the fun back into the sport the price will be a secondary matter. BIBOA are holding a committe meeting in May where I will outline a plan for 2006. This will include a full cruising series as this is where RIB racing came from. Someone once said" A RIB Cruise can be like a race but without the rules.
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Old 27 March 2005, 14:02   #14
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A small affordable race series sounds fantastic. Something along the lines of zapcat racing...affordable, open to all, few restrictions, small tight races, friendly atmosphere etc. I would love to get involved in racing and I plan to start zapcat racing sometime after I have finished uni, but a small RIB series sounds great. If I had a 90hp on my shakey I reckon it would be a half decent boat for the job, small and fast. Small boats that could also be easily used for leisure boating would be good. Perhaps with an inline double jockey for driver and navigator...hhhmm, might have a go at designing that!

Adam, perhaps you could design a suitable one design hull (although I guess you already have one with the K4+ 6.5m). If as many people buy them as have done with zapcats, you could be on to a winner!

I'm keeping one eye on this thread

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Old 27 March 2005, 15:51   #15
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A small affordable race series sounds fantastic. Something along the lines of zapcat racing...affordable, open to all, few restrictions, small tight races, friendly atmosphere etc. I would love to get involved in racing and I plan to start zapcat racing sometime after I have finished uni, but a small RIB series sounds great. If I had a 90hp on my shakey I reckon it would be a half decent boat for the job, small and fast. Small boats that could also be easily used for leisure boating would be good. Perhaps with an inline double jockey for driver and navigator...hhhmm, might have a go at designing that!

Adam, perhaps you could design a suitable one design hull (although I guess you already have one with the K4+ 6.5m). If as many people buy them as have done with zapcats, you could be on to a winner!

I'm keeping one eye on this thread

Cheers

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Hi Tim
We would love to be involved with a RIB class - although I don't think a one design class is really the way to go. Certainly an economical class and our 6.5 would fit the bill really well.

Maybe around 115hp - economical but still giving good performance. As a company we might even be interested in sponsoring a championship (to some extent) based on this type of class!

The one thing I think is essential for RIB racing is that boats are still useable outside racing. I would not allow tandem seat race specials. Perhaps RIB racing needs to combine races with cruises / long distance passages / predicted logs etc.

Just my thoughts.
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So something like a standard production leisure rib with say a 150 hp would be one class or would you do by boat length and engine size for the different classes.
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As I recall from the early days ideas was to have few classes based on length/hp range so basically they would have sort of similar speed and the race would be mainly up to the drivers and his navigator sort of the one design has become of our days.

This would be the way to go for I have somewhere proposals of rules from the early days of BIBOA but question where did I place it.

As I have not been member of BIBOA for quite some time now I am just wondering whether it had to go through them or perhaps we should look into forming a comitte to make agenda/stratig plans.

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Seems to be my lucky day as I found copy of BIBOA´s racing rules from January 1994.

To give you an idea classes was as follows:

Class: Single petrol - Twin petrol
inboards & outboards - inboards & outboards

A: up to & incl 60 hp - up to & incl 2 x 40 hp
B: up to & incl 100 hp - up to & incl 2 x 65 hp
C: up to & incl 150 hp - up to & incl 2 x 100 hp
D: up to & incl 200 hp - up to & incl 2 x 130 hp
E: up to & incl 300 hp - up to & incl 2 x 200 hp
F: above 300 hp - above 2 x 200 hp
Diesel 1: up to 7,5 metres - unlimited hp
Diesel 2: over 7,5 metres - unlimited hp

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Old 28 March 2005, 03:14   #19
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I would be quite happy to help to organise an event in Guernsey. We could either keep it in Guernsey or make it a round robin race which includes Alderney France and Jersey.

I would be happy to try to find sponsorship and subsidised travel to keep the costs down. I am not a member of Biboa but happy if thats the way it should go to join to help make this happen.

This is a good idea and needs to happen.

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I would organise a south west race/cruise leg.
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