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Old 14 January 2014, 15:50   #1
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Is there a central website that lists all the available race events for ribs or marathon racing in the UK for 2014 ? RYA site is pretty useless.

If there is nothing out there does anyone know of any clubs on the south coast that are running races in May

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Old 14 January 2014, 17:22   #2
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Have a look on Boatmad www.boatmad.com

That's probably the best source of powerboat race info.
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Is there a central website that lists all the available race events for ribs or marathon racing in the UK for 2014 ? RYA site is pretty useless.

If there is nothing out there does anyone know of any clubs on the south coast that are running races in May

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The RYA are useless - the Round Britain thing Hugo is doing is mentioned on there and then there's the race to Monte Carlo - not sure what else there will be at this stage for Marathon other than Cowes Torquay?
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The RYA are useless - the Round Britain thing Hugo is doing is mentioned on there and then there's the race to Monte Carlo - not sure what else there will be at this stage for Marathon other than Cowes Torquay?
Morning John, I talked to Chris, the owner of GEE, he was at the meeting at the boat show, his feeling was that they are still unsure of what's going on with the London to Monte Carlo, his attitude was that he's not going to do it if they are not offer anything in return for the entrance fee other than "it's going to happen". Do you know what's going on?
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Morning John, I talked to Chris, the owner of GEE, he was at the meeting at the boat show, his feeling was that they are still unsure of what's going on with the London to Monte Carlo, his attitude was that he's not going to do it if they are not offer anything in return for the entrance fee other than "it's going to happen". Do you know what's going on?
No more than anyone else really - Like all things racing Boatmad is probably a better resource than here but the organisers have been very positive from the very beginning, race instructions will hopefully be available by the end of the month which will make everything a bit more "real", I am still hopeful it will run with or without us.
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Ummm, Chris's words were vacant car park, so he's out. Oh well,, I've done it in a racing car would have been nice to do it in a boat as well
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Ummm, Chris's words were vacant car park, so he's out. Oh well,, I've done it in a racing car would have been nice to do it in a boat as well
Shame but I think it would have needed a lot of restraint to get her there in one piece anyway - from what I saw on RB08 the old girl isn't used to the higher speeds in rougher conditions.
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i have to confess i am a bit surprised about people not signing up to the race because of the worry about loosing their entry fee when considering an event like the London to MC. The entry fee is tiny compared to the other costs involved in competing, especially if its split between a crew of 3 or 4.
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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
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i have to confess i am a bit surprised about people not signing up to the race because of the worry about loosing their entry fee when considering an event like the London to MC. The entry fee is tiny compared to the other costs involved in competing, especially if its split between a crew of 3 or 4.
In all fairness some money has been lost (myself included) on the original Cowes Monte Carlo and I for one don't blame people for being cautious. I can understand Chris's reticence given that and his apparent lack of confidence to be honest.
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