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Old 14 May 2007, 12:41   #21
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...mmm - well once you have done the event perhaps you will post here with one of these statements "I am really glad there was no dockside petrol available, it really added to the fun/challenge/excitement to drag my boat out the water and get to the local (1 hour round trip!) filing station - before I shut at 5pm..." OR "I think this event would run so much smoother and give the little guy a fairer chance against the big teams if dockside petrol could be organised"

Perhaps you are right and i don't undertsand - but I think there are a lot of people here put off circumnavigating the UK (not necessarily as part of a race) by the limitted availability of dockside petrol.
If everyone worried too much about the practicalities then a race like this would never happen. Get the idea, make it happen, solve to problems as they crop up.
Dockside petrol is one problem, but they have onboard the company Wessex Fuels who provided it for the 1984 race and so should know the difficulties and be able to provide a solution.
The organisers are incredibly committed and with a full entry list of 60 boats registered and others on a reserve list behind them I really think it will all come together and be a huge success.
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Old 14 May 2007, 14:34   #22
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QUOTE=simmons0;199475] If everyone worried too much about the practicalities then a race like this would never happen. Get the idea, make it happen, solve to problems as they crop up.
Dockside petrol is one problem, but they have onboard the company Wessex Fuels who provided it for the 1984 race and so should know the difficulties and be able to provide a solution.
The organisers are incredibly committed and with a full entry list of 60 boats registered and others on a reserve list behind them I really think it will all come together and be a huge success.
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Old 14 May 2007, 15:03   #23
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If everyone worried too much about the practicalities then a race like this would never happen. Get the idea, make it happen, solve to problems as they crop up.
Dockside petrol is one problem, but they have onboard the company Wessex Fuels who provided it for the 1984 race and so should know the difficulties and be able to provide a solution.
The organisers are incredibly committed and with a full entry list of 60 boats registered and others on a reserve list behind them I really think it will all come together and be a huge success.
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Sorry if I am being misunderstood - I am not trying to decry the event, the organisational effort that will go in to it or the teams and the efforts they will put in to the event. Bruce commented (post 2 of this thread) that he was concerned about fuel availability and had not been given a convincing answer at RIBEX. I think it is a reasonable concern - and was simply disappointed that it got a "whats the problem" type response.
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So glad you came up with a location on the otherside of the world. Not sure that many of us could get our boats there.
Must slap meself for getting my facts wrong.
Sorry i didn't realise when you said the only place in the World - you meant Europe...
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I think it would be impossible for him to give an honest and convincing answer to the petrol question at this stage.
All he could really say is that there will be dockside petrol available in one form or another, but who's providing it, how and where are still up in the air.
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are Japan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Iceland, Madagascar, Cuba and even Australia - not countries?
Just noticed this thread

We did first round Iceland race back in 1978... and that is truly round the island... not "British" way of crossing channel.... and name it Round Britain race

Spoke to Mike and pointed this out.. respect his points..

Also similar object Open 24 hours in Britain means "we close 22.00 hours Saturday opens Sunday morning 8.00 and close 16.00 and opens Monday morning 08.00"

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Interesting date for the race - June 2008...? Wonder if it will clash with the Round The Island Race 2008 which usually takes place in June...?


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Does anyone want our "Race and Logistic notes" from Round Britain 1992 or 1999 or Round the British Isles 2000 or that other big island "The World" 2002?
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As far as I remember, the instructions in 1999 were just "keep the brown bits on the right"

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