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Old 08 February 2012, 09:06   #21
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and Edinburgh is Leith i believe...

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and Edinburgh is Leith i believe...

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Oouch note I added the whistling so as to be in character
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Why come all the way into Troon to go back out round the Mull passing Campbelltown to go way up to Skye? Ah the draw of commercialism!!
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Old 08 February 2012, 11:05   #24
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you have answered your own question!

passing Campbelltown !

hides now lol

seriously though it will be all about the other 2 forms of transport - Air and Land
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Take your point but still think its do with the Ching Ching of the tills at Troon marina
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I don't have any access to the decision making process but I think it's fair to say that the race organisers has to take into consideration all of the factors which I'm sure include safety and logistics for all of the competitors.

As far as the logistics are concerned, the Troon stop gives us a more even spread of distances which may be a happy by product but it means we have to carry a smaller maximum amount of fuel.

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Not a big fan of Swansea then?!?!?!?!?!?!
Neither will you be, when you wake up in the morning and half the fleet's been nicked.
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Personally I think the change from Camplebtown to Troon can only be good for the event has the potential if organised right to bring a lot more people to see the boats hopefully generate more media attention which could then result in a lot more people going to see the boats at Edinburgh/Leith and surely this will mean happy sponsors of event and team which is what everyone needs to make these things happen.
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Sure you don't mean business wise !?
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haha it can't not help thats for sure but from a personal point of view business aside I have over the years raced all over UK and Europe on quads, car circuit racing and rallying I have also helped in organising events and i know how difficult it is to get and keep sponsors for both competitors and organisers so a more accesible location which will attract more spectators is going to work out best for everyone.

I know the die hard fans who would travel to see the event where ever it is don't always see it this way but it is unfortunately what all sports need to survive.
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