Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 29 July 2010, 11:26   #31
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Portsmouth
Boat name: Not sure
Make: ABC/Priddy
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2 x 500 FPT
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 926
Quote:
Originally Posted by philb View Post
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.
I rest my case, organisors do not have to charge a fortune for everyone to have fun!!

Cookie, as I said in my last post, I was sailing around Britain as well Alan P
__________________

__________________
Alan Priddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 July 2010, 03:43   #32
Member
 
Cookee's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Salcombe, Devon, UK
Boat name: BananaShark
Make: BananaShark
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2xYanmar 260 diesels
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 4,225
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alan Priddy View Post
I rest my case, organisors do not have to charge a fortune for everyone to have fun!!

Cookie, as I said in my last post, I was sailing around Britain as well Alan P
My wife has a boat with sails on and I grew up sailing - in fact I was lucky enough to sail on TS Royalist. (I have yet to sail around Britain let alone cross the Atlantic)

The charges for racing in general are quite high and have been the subject of more than one discussion on Boatmad which is where the racers tend to hang out - It is a fact that "Racing" requires more management in terms of scrutineers, timekeepers, safety crews etc, especially in today's health and safety era - whether the entry fees are appropriate or too high would only be judged by seeing the accounts for a similar race such as RB08.

The other way of looking at the entry fees is that the races appear to be well supported - so they can't be too high to be totally unjustifiable!
__________________

__________________
Cookee
Originally Posted by Zippy
When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
Cookee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31 July 2010, 17:07   #33
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Essex/Vendee
Boat name: shockwave,Voluntry 2
Make: Pac 22/ searider5.4
Length: 6m +
Engine: 180hp turbo,yam 90
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,015
I was out on our nornmal patrols happened to see the start from a distance off Langaurd bouy.Was the large motorcruiser called COBRA marshal/Safty boat also a cabin Halmatic rib about 28ft.At the end off the afternoon it seamed one boat must have flipped hope the crew were ok.Anyone know
__________________
PeterR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31 July 2010, 17:15   #34
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Essex/Vendee
Boat name: shockwave,Voluntry 2
Make: Pac 22/ searider5.4
Length: 6m +
Engine: 180hp turbo,yam 90
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,015
i have just heard on the news here one died and one with serious head injuries .Very tragic.Our thoughts go out to his family
__________________
PeterR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31 July 2010, 19:39   #35
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Colchester
Boat name: Project
Make: Atlantic 21
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mariner 2.5 v6
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 44
Yes Was a Very Sad day in the pits. a bad end to a day of very good racing.
A Big Loss to the sport and to boating.
__________________
Joshv6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 August 2010, 06:50   #36
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Edenbridge
Boat name: Scorpion
Make: Scorpion 8.5mtr
Length: 8m +
Engine: 315hp Yanmar Diesel
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 696
Racing

I remember those days mr priddy. Damn im getting old.
__________________

__________________
Julian Lyas
Julian is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:31.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.