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Old 28 March 2005, 05:49   #21
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This is very interesting & I hope something comes from all these positive ideas.

A few months ago a mate & I had a chat in the pub about organising a Cannon Ball Run "run what you brung" type race around the Isle of Wight.

The main aim was to have a properly organised event that was great fun & safe.

From memory the main points were as follows:

Select a weekend where the tides were favourable & there is not another organised event taking place in the Solent.

Liaise with all the necessary authorities to let them know what is happening, seek permission where necessary and take advice.

Create basic classes for boats, based on length & power.

Have all the correct insurance in place, with the cost divided by the number of competitors and included in the entry fee.

Have a passage plan, together with safety & emergency procedures, prepared & laminated for each competitor. This would be issued in advance and gone through in detail at a safety briefing before the start.

Now, here is the potentially difficult part. Put on the goodwill of some of the many instructors on this form to act as safety boats. I thought that perhaps five or six marshall boats strategically placed around the course would be sufficient. They would have a list of competitors and see tham all safely past their point. What's in it for them? Well once the last boat is safely past their point, they can then join the race

Finally, once the last competitor is safely back at the finish, a debrief over a pint with prize giving ceremony. And hopefully a few requests do do another one.

Unfortunately business commitments this year have meant that this remains just an idea at this stage. However, if someone fancies working with me to get it moving, or can make suggestions for improvements, please get in touch.

Cheers.

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Old 28 March 2005, 06:25   #22
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Bramble - I think the big deterrant in the past has been insurance - it is often by far the biggest expense, and for 1 event may be prohibitive, nevertheless all the best with your plans, and if it gets going and you want to do a Devon event I'd be happy to help!
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Old 28 March 2005, 06:38   #23
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Hi Cookie,

Agree with you about the insurance being the largest hurdle. Do you have any contacts, through your racing, who can point me in the direction of a specialist insurance broker? At least I can then run the numbers and see if it is viable.

Thanks for the offer of help with a Devon leg A racing weekend based in Salcombe sounds like heaven to me.

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Old 28 March 2005, 06:54   #24
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Hi Cookie,

Agree with you about the insurance being the largest hurdle. Do you have any contacts, through your racing, who can point me in the direction of a specialist insurance broker? At least I can then run the numbers and see if it is viable.

Thanks for the offer of help with a Devon leg A racing weekend based in Salcombe sounds like heaven to me.

Cheers.

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The only broker I know that might be able to help is Unicover, they reckon they can insure everything! 01903 877177 Ask for Richard Armitage, and tell him John Cooke sent you!

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The only broker I know that might be able to help is Unicover, they reckon they can insure everything! 01903 877177 Ask for Richard Armitage, and tell him John Cooke sent you!

Good luck!

Thanks Cookie,

I will call him on Tuesday.

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Old 28 March 2005, 07:13   #26
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I would like to get involved in organisation or support somehow
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Perhaps we should try one race this summer and form a committe with people from RIB.net and RIBSTERS.net, two members from each forum and if we have one strong sponsor he could nominate one member of the committe.

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From Alan Priddy's post of earlier would i be right in saying that insurance would not be necessary if we were to organise a cruise say from one point to another? ....would this be too risky?
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Ribraff I think we can not go away with not to have insurance I am afraid, the question I believe is to set up a simple format of race construction to put forward to the insurance broker and I think Cookee has given contact.

I personally hope we can set up a committe to organise one race this summer so we can work out comprehensive plans for 2006 season, like I have said we should go back to the basics like we had in early 1990´s

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From Alan Priddy's post of earlier would i be right in saying that insurance would not be necessary if we were to organise a cruise say from one point to another? ....would this be too risky?
Alan could well be right, but I think in this day & age it is too risky. If something did go wrong the lawyers would have a field day trying to define what constitutes an organised cruise or a competitive race.

If the insurance costs are not too prohibitive I think the idea of a race is a goer. At least the organising team will be able to sleep at night

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