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Old 15 January 2014, 09:48   #11
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True enough but we still won our class, she's a 50 year old boat and she only did 40 knots when it was built and that's what it does now, speed would be nice but on a race that long I'd plumb for reliability every time
An excellent result and if she isn't pushed beyond her limits I'm sure she would make good time to Monte!
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Old 15 January 2014, 09:52   #12
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The entry fee is a drop in the ocean you are right, but without any firm commitment on the organisers side how can we make plans, our boat is in antibes, we have got to get her here strip out the cabin and convert her to race trim, arrange support, transport, sponsors, etc, all these people firm commitments, in all honesty how could I give anybody my word with what I have heard so far
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An excellent result and if she isn't pushed beyond her limits I'm sure she would make good time to Monte!
Being a mercenary I will do what ever Chris tells me to do" within reason", but I agree with you the old girl has done her stint, I would hate myself if I broke her
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Old 15 January 2014, 12:19   #14
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The entry fee is a drop in the ocean you are right, but without any firm commitment on the organisers side how can we make plans, our boat is in antibes, we have got to get her here strip out the cabin and convert her to race trim, arrange support, transport, sponsors, etc, all these people firm commitments, in all honesty how could I give anybody my word with what I have heard so far
I have put a thread on Boatmad outlining the possibilities for this year and this event in particular - I reckon 50k might see us to Monte and back with two motor homes and a tow vehicle (you can bet we'll have to miss at least one leg out) - our small engined boat is incredibly economical!

I think the organisers are firmly committed it's their ability to persuade everyone else that it will happen is always the tough bit!
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Well I wish you all the best and if I can help let me know
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Old 16 January 2014, 08:58   #16
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Well I wish you all the best and if I can help let me know
Find me someone with pots of money and persuade them to give me lots!
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LOL, when they've got money they know how to keep hold of it
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Old 23 January 2014, 05:16   #18
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Rib races / Challenge events.

Hi Steve, I would be interested to know if you found any rib races or challenge events apart from the 'Round UK' event.
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Old 26 January 2014, 16:04   #19
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nothing as yet. i am down for the venture cup race and will be doing the C-T later in the year but would like to do another 2 or 3 national races in 2014 if possible. i have spent a long time getting my boat ready and want to race it.

I have not considered the round Britain event as i think this is more of a cruise than a race - correct me if i am wrong.

I would love it if we could get a steady 4-5 marathon race calendar together each year in the UK. Maybe even do a joint event with the French off Brittany etc.

Maybe the Venture Cup team could be persuaded to get 2 smaller races (weekend 2 day racing) going in conjunction with the big event each year (not that they don't have enough on their plates already)
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Old 10 April 2014, 13:58   #20
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round UK organized by Hugo is for sure a cruise and not a race as it s organized for small ribs from 4.5 meters. like the round of ireland.
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