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Old 02 February 2009, 15:25   #1
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Getting into RIB racing

I have just stepped off of a racing RIB and experienced the best day ever. I have been driving powerboats for a number of years and I really want to try and get into RIB racing. So if anyone can give me any help / contacts / tips of how to take the "first step" it would be a great help.

Many thanks.

I'm Solent based but can drive and WILL travel
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Old 02 February 2009, 15:59   #2
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Bananashark are on here, might be worth speaking to him. I know Chris recently did a bit?
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Old 02 February 2009, 17:51   #3
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I know Chris recently did a bit?
One race that lasted about 15 mins however it certainly wetted my apetite.

Luke keep us posted on how you get along
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Cookee is Bananashark racing on here.
Chris has got a video of his first race somewhere, looked like fun!
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Thanks for the reply's chaps I will get a hold of bananashark and see what happens I will keep you updated!

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http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=27889
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he might do you a deal?
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Would be great to see RIB racing getting going again in this country - so a lot depends on what type of racing you want to do? Certainly there are opportunities to race in basic events - but needs some more competitors and enthusiasm to keep Richard Strawford company racing at National level.

I have some options if of interest - around boats I have designed - including a new 7.7m race / leisure twin stepped hull RIB being built by Watermark Marine. Also can import Technohull RIBs or have a KR7 race / leisure RIB for sale.
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Thanks for the reply's chaps I will get a hold of bananashark and see what happens I will keep you updated!

Regards

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Here I am! Email me on cookee@bananasharkracing and follow the link to our website for more information. A deposit has been paid and the boat may be collected before the end of the week, so it will be something else for us next!

There is a lot of race discussion on Boatmad although mostly hard boats it is still worth a look.

BIBOA and the RYA are also places to contact - Good luck!
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