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Old 12 June 2008, 09:44   #21
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I can't think of a reason why anyone would go round the outside of Islay, so my guess is that they will all come up to the east of Jura.

A position between Scarba and Luing would probably be a good bet if you want to go that far north, or close in to the south west point of the Mull of Kintyre if you're staying south. They could feasibly go either side of Gigha, but it's more likely that they'll pass just to the west - that might be another good spot.

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Old 12 June 2008, 10:02   #22
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I can't think of a reason why anyone would go round the outside of Islay, so my guess is that they will all come up to the east of Jura.

A position between Scarba and Luing would probably be a good bet if you want to go that far north, or close in to the south west point of the Mull of Kintyre if you're staying south. They could feasibly go either side of Gigha, but it's more likely that they'll pass just to the west - that might be another good spot.

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thanks John,

I am hoping/planning to be in tayvallich (Loch Sween) so will probably have Carsaig (mainland not mull) as my vantage point. If the weather is very nice may even pop the boat in the water. I guess that by then the field will be quite split up so may be best to stay "local" to our cottage where Mrs P can entertain the kids if they are bored, watching for a couple of hours.
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By my reckoning they'll be a mile or more offshore by the time they get as far north as Tayvallich, but Keilmore might be a good bet for viewing from the shore as they should come in reasonably close.

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Old 12 June 2008, 12:48   #24
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We are planning to take a rib out and look on when they pass Hurst Castle…can’t wait
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it looks likely that I will be on the west coast of kintyre for the tuesday (Bangor --> Oban) leg. Are most of the boats likely to go round the east of Jura? ...is there a reasonable prospect of seeing some boats in the sound of Jura - if I make the missus watch for hours and not see any action because the fleet either goes round islay or through the sound of islay I will be in trouble. Sound of Jura seems most logical to me - but what do I know!
I will be doing that leg with Gordon Compton in his RB4 Rib - wave!
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I will do! I suspect you will just be a streak of colour on the horizon.
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testing today based out of Southampton dry stack. Looking at around 63 knts. Large selection of props still to try. Will be on the water again tomorrow. What communication device are people using. I've always used interphone. Seems very good. So many little things to do still though.
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Does anyone know what time the boats will be arriving/leaving Milford Haven and where the competitive legs in/out of MH will end/start?
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Notice to Mariners No. 70 of 2008 - ROUND BRITAIN POWERBOAT RACE 2008

ROUND BRITAIN POWERBOAT RACE 2008

1. MARINERS ARE HEREBY advised that legs of the Round Britain Powerboat race will finish and begin at Milford Haven.

2. On Sunday 22nd June 2008 the East Channel will be closed to commercial traffic between 1200 and 1800. The incoming boats will use a line drawn between Rat buoy and E Chapel buoy as the finish line (approximate position 51° 40'. 85 N 005° 08'W).

3. Boats will approach at full speed until the finish line and then slow to a maximum of 20kts to proceed in single file to Carr Jetty (approximate position 51 41.'9 N 004 57.5 W) where they will berth to pontoons overnight.

4. There will be 40-50 boats of lengths between 15m and 7.5m.

5. On Monday 23rd June 2008 the East Channel will be closed to commercial traffic between 0830 and 1100 to allow the start of the next log.

6. The boats will leave Carr jetty at 0830 and proceed down river, max speed 20kts, to Dale Roads anchorage (approximate position 50° 42'N 005° 07'W) and will "muster and circle" until their start times.

7. There will be two starts, at 0930 and 1000. The boats will start from Rat/East Chapel buoys proceed down the East Channel before heading west. Keeping to the South of St Ann's buoy.

8. A committee boat will attend the start finish line at all times and will monitor VHF Ch 12.

9. For details of the fleet while in Milford Haven contact Port Control on:

i. VHF Channel 12
ii. Telephone 01646 696137
iii. Fax 01646 696110
iv. Email portcontrol@mhpa.co.uk

10. Admiralty charts 3273, 3274, 3275 and Imray 2600.11 refer.

11. This notice will self cancel at 2359 pm 23rd June 2008.
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If the 3 metre swell we have at the moment stays, that'll make things a bit more interesting.
I suspect I might go and camp out near East Blockhouse (Angle) to see them arrive on Sunday afternoon....

Will ask the office staff to keep the spellcheckers on as well - "5. On Monday 23rd June 2008 the East Channel will be closed to commercial traffic between 0830 and 1100 to allow the start of the next log."

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Hi Alex - I was thinking of watching them coming into St Anns on Sunday pm, then somewhere offshore on Monday, depending on conditions.
Do you know if there's anything shorebased on Sunday evening in connection with the race?
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