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Old 30 April 2004, 03:39   #11
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We never get anything for fuel for the safety boats in Torbay! But I will still be out though doing safety/rescue etc.! See you In Torquay Cookee!
Looking forward to Torquay - sounds like it's going to be a fun race - round the Eddiestone and back - guess they will throw in a couple of extra bits as well - around 100 miles altogether!
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Old 30 April 2004, 04:11   #12
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The whole idea of RIB's racing on long distance open legs seems good to me. It all seemed rather pointless when everyone was doing the same courses.

It now gives competitors a choice as to what type of racing they want to do. With regards to RIB's it may encourage the building of true offshore boats rather than a few of the specials that have been built which are nothing but short circuit race boats. I think it would be a good thing if racing RIB's also had to have the ability to carry four people. The sport seemed much better to me when the boats all had dual purpose and were used outside of racing - many RIB's seem to have lost this.

Anyway - it will be interesting to see how the competitors feels about the changes and at the end of it how many teams turn up to race.
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Old 30 April 2004, 04:18   #13
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Also ....

Very much agree with Cookee about the problems of not racing offshore class 3 in rough weather. Very frustrating that races have been cancelled / shortened because in part there are many boats that are not good in rough weather.

Whilst the latest Mannerfelt Batboats are a great bit of kit they have big problems downwind (and in big beam seas). It is not just down to their deck shape either.
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So the clock has turned full circle and RIB's will be racing for what they were orginally designed and built for. Should be a good season. Does this mean that I might get more than 10 entries for the First Trans Atlantic Race next July? After all, Jan Falkowski and myself did it in 1997 in a 7 metre boat so I do not see why some of you dont fit extra tanks and "go for it" Alan P
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Iam really looking foward to this year, long runs are more about geting your boat in top condition so we dont get breakdowns so this will play a big part in this years championship,not just about speed.
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Should be a good season.

Does this mean that I might get more than 10 entries for the First Trans Atlantic Race next July?

I do not see why some of you dont fit extra tanks and "go for it" Alan P
Yes very much looking forward to it, and despite a lot of bull I seem to be making headway! Did you know there is a requirement to carry an approved first aid kit in the RIB classes - except they havn't bothered to actually write a list so you know what "approved" is! I could go on but it would bore you all to death ............

Mmmmmmmmmm Trans Atlantic race - so how many miles between fuel stops? On a petrol boat wouldn't you be a floating bomb?
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they are probably talking about cat c first aid kit
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Sorry Tim I'm obviously not making myself clear - they don't know what they are talking about! - there is no approved list!

I am obviously going to put a first aid kit on, but the point is that there is only half a rule - it could be about flares or any thing else - see my point?
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