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Old 13 February 2010, 09:30   #1
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Piranha "Nab Dash" Amateur Rib Race

New for 2010, we have put together a day of fun Rib racing which will include 4 categories and 3000 in prize money.

The race will begin just outside the entrance to Chichester Harbour and it will be a dash to the Nab tower and back (approx 13 miles).

There will be a BBQ and presentation in the afternoon/evening at Marina Jaks http://www.marinajaks.co.uk/

Meet at Sparkes Marina, Hayling Island. For more information and to receive your application pack please visit http://www.piranharibs.co.uk/
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Old 13 February 2010, 10:41   #2
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have you got the go ahead for this from the powers that be. sounds like fun
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Old 13 February 2010, 11:00   #3
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I'd love to do this, but there's quite a difference in performance between a 4.1m rib and a 6m rib, making category 2 somewhat weighted.
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We have contacted the coastguard and VTS. Both authorities have requested that we keep them informed and then on the day contact them by VHF but neither have any objections. So yes we have the green light and it would be great if evrybody can support this event.

Its going to be a friendly and fun occasion and the main idea is to get everyone together that has an interest in ribs. We will hold a BBQ in the afternoon and then drinks in the evening for those who can stay on.

We welcome any questions or suggestions.
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is this an actual race or more of a rally? what about qhm? and the rya?
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is this an actual race or more of a rally? what about qhm? and the rya?
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I'd love to do this, but there's quite a difference in performance between a 4.1m rib and a 6m rib, making category 2 somewhat weighted.
It's a great Idea, but I'll agree with Nos4r2. An 8m with twin 250's against a 6m with a 150. There's really no competition is there.
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Old 21 February 2010, 06:01   #8
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This will be a race but at the end of the day we want it to be a day that everyone enjoys. On the spot prizes will also be awarded. In 2011 we plan to increase the categories. The RYA have been alerted.
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I hope that you have plenty of insurance in place seing as you have used and promoted the word "Race" we used to get away with holding big RIB events on Hayling 20 years ago but I dont think you wil get away with it now> I wish you well but please do cover your arse for everything Alan P
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is this an actual race or more of a rally? what about qhm? and the rya?
I'm sure the QHM would be welcome, but I don't think their rib would be that quick!
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