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Old 22 July 2010, 16:50   #21
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Anyone going to Harwich 30-31 July and 1st august
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Old 26 July 2010, 12:20   #22
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Me thinks we have been here before, some 15 years ago. I would like to see it work but it didnt then and proberbly wouldnt now but worth trying, I would put a team in just for a laugh provided the course didnt go round in small ever decreasing circles to please the sponsors Alan P
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Old 27 July 2010, 05:02   #23
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Me thinks we have been here before, some 15 years ago. I would like to see it work but it didnt then and proberbly wouldnt now but worth trying, I would put a team in just for a laugh provided the course didnt go round in small ever decreasing circles to please the sponsors Alan P
In which case I think you'll be disappointed ...............

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And the reason anyone would want to race a RIB for 2 nautical miles is?.
If anyone wants to re-start RIB racing in the UK, it needs to be taken back to its roots not some namby pamby spin around some cans Alan P
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Out of interest what would be the classic rib race in your eyes Mr P,
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Like the ones we used to have 15-20 years ago, a short set of safety rules and good sport. Anything from 50 - 100 miles per day, and sometimes longer over 5 days. The races where down to the seamanship and preparation of the craft. Not to go as fast as you can for the shortest amount of time. Ah, the good old days. Alan P
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Like the ones we used to have 15-20 years ago, a short set of safety rules and good sport. Anything from 50 - 100 miles per day, and sometimes longer over 5 days. The races where down to the seamanship and preparation of the craft. Not to go as fast as you can for the shortest amount of time. Ah, the good old days. Alan P
In that case you should be entering the marathon series - CTC at the end of August and Round Britain races next year and the year after plus Harwich, South Coast Marathon etc .....
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They not marathon events! Cowes Torquay is weather dependant according the the organisers. The last RB spent as long on the road as they did at sea and cut 300 miles off by going through the inland waterways!

It appears that all the events that are being planned are going to cost an enormous amount of money just to enter. I did put an application for one of the Round Britains going on in my new boat but didnt fancy stumping up a couple of thousand pounds for no specific reason so pulled out.

When we ran the first Round Britain Rib Raid in 1992 we had 8 boats with 2 from Belgium and charged 100. In 1999 we had 32 Ribs on the start line which 28 finished and charged 250 which included the home coming party.
For this money we put 2 mini buses who leapfrogged around the UK carrying the crews kit + set up all their accomadation and fuel requirements. It was a real boys own adventure, had to come home on time and everyone enjoyed themselves. I wonder at the amounts being asked to enter some of these events. We are putting a smaller boat together to do something next year but it has to give "A Buzz" For the record, I have just come back from another Round Britain, that makes 5 Admittingly in a fast yacht but 700 miles from Portsmouth to Scrabster, 350 Miles to Portpatrick via Stornaway and 400 to Falmouth.
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They not marathon events! Cowes Torquay is weather dependant according the the organisers. The last RB spent as long on the road as they did at sea and cut 300 miles off by going through the inland waterways!

It appears that all the events that are being planned are going to cost an enormous amount of money just to enter. I did put an application for one of the Round Britains going on in my new boat but didnt fancy stumping up a couple of thousand pounds for no specific reason so pulled out.

When we ran the first Round Britain Rib Raid in 1992 we had 8 boats with 2 from Belgium and charged 100. In 1999 we had 32 Ribs on the start line which 28 finished and charged 250 which included the home coming party.
For this money we put 2 mini buses who leapfrogged around the UK carrying the crews kit + set up all their accomadation and fuel requirements. It was a real boys own adventure, had to come home on time and everyone enjoyed themselves. I wonder at the amounts being asked to enter some of these events. We are putting a smaller boat together to do something next year but it has to give "A Buzz" For the record, I have just come back from another Round Britain, that makes 5 Admittingly in a fast yacht but 700 miles from Portsmouth to Scrabster, 350 Miles to Portpatrick via Stornaway and 400 to Falmouth.
You missed a raid last month!
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The GBRR10 carried a 500 entry fee, taking into consideration inflation not bad compared to 99, some 20k raised for charities and above all a very jolly bit of fun had by all and back home on time.
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