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Old 29 June 2008, 14:34   #151
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We made the long trip from North Notts over to Lowestoft to watch the boats home. There was even a fair sized crowd on the south pier to watch them in
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Old 29 June 2008, 14:41   #152
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A couple more. Including Jon Fuller trying a prototype toob You know he loves rib's really
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Old 01 July 2008, 12:20   #153
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Spotted the Rib International Artic Blue in Southampton today looking a bit sorry for itself!

Mark you must be having an epic trip. Have Goldfish actually lost an engine during a leg so far? I was skeptical about the reliability of 380hp out of those engines but they seem to be doing very well!

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Good to see you in Portsmouth yesterday and sorry I couldn't spend more time but we had loads to do.

The Goldfish guys are a great bunch and rightfully proud of their boat and its achievements. Talking to them they said the engine hasn't itself failed rather the stern drives have been a big problem plus turbo's have been failing. As these boats are prototypes they will fix these issues and have, what I consider, to be the best RIB on the market, with the exception of the Buzzi 40 of course.

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Old 01 July 2008, 13:10   #154
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Had quite a sore head this morning after the awards dinner last night
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Old 03 July 2008, 20:33   #155
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Sorry so many of you were disappointed with lack of info on the RB site, I make no apologies but it was a pretty tough task on my own.

Perhaps if there is an event similar in the future - you could email / call the webmaster and offer your assistance?

Believe it or not I would have loved some help.
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Old 04 July 2008, 02:38   #156
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Sorry so many of you were disappointed with lack of info on the RB site, I make no apologies but it was a pretty tough task on my own.

Perhaps if there is an event similar in the future - you could email / call the webmaster and offer your assistance?

Believe it or not I would have loved some help.
I think the fact that the race ran at all was more than enough. I have helped organise motorsport events in the past and it is far from easy. Especially when you have a family and a 'real' job as well.

Well done to you and the team for keeping the news upto date

Heres to the next RB
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Old 04 July 2008, 04:13   #157
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Sorry so many of you were disappointed with lack of info on the RB site, I make no apologies but it was a pretty tough task on my own.

Perhaps if there is an event similar in the future - you could email / call the webmaster and offer your assistance?

Believe it or not I would have loved some help.
I've had a search and I don't see any messages from you saying that you could do with some help. I'm sure that plenty of people would have chipped in if only they had known.

It's a bit late to start complaining now!

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Old 04 July 2008, 06:19   #158
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The RB site was no doubt done to the best ability time and constraints allowed , however from my point of view and I'm sure many other followers of the RB John K did a brilliant job here and boatmad of tabling the leaders and all the various classes even without being asked and from my point of view it did make it more interesting to follow, thanks


Also a great insight on boatmad by John (ciao) on how it almost didn't come together

http://boatmad.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11293&page=2
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Old 04 July 2008, 06:53   #159
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Sorry so many of you were disappointed with lack of info on the RB site, I make no apologies but it was a pretty tough task on my own.

Perhaps if there is an event similar in the future - you could email / call the webmaster and offer your assistance?

Believe it or not I would have loved some help.
Ciao! I don't think it was meant as a personal criticism of the person doing the work, but rather of a slightly inward looking approach which the organisers took (the quote JK highighted is exemplary of this) - where keeping the public or media well appraised was not as important as I think it should be for a major event of this significance.

However, if you were struggling then a quick post here, on Boatmad or on the RB forums would probably have got you the offers of help you wanted. If you don't ask you don't get. I am sure if an unknown entity just volunteered their help it would either cause offence ("is my contribution not good enough") or suspicion ("who is this random person - and how much damage are they going to do to my site").
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Sorry...... I make no apologies..


Personally, I think it was a cracking event, with decent web coverage, given the budget - even Marine Track seemed to be accessible after Day 1. Considering the amount of work required to keep the whole race moving along, I think congratulations are in order - well done and bring on the next one.
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