Originally Posted by Polwart
...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.