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Old 09 February 2012, 07:22   #31
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Ye I know I take all your well made points especially as it will be easier for me from Girvan. But I do feel they cutting out a large part of the West which as you know is our prime boating area, as I know as I keep my rib at Tayvallich. I just thought a stop over some where like Oban after Troon might have been good business and promotion. I'll still go but I still think the organisers have got their stops all wrong in Scotland.
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That is a fair point a couple of stops on the west would be well worth while.
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I just thought a stop over some where like Oban after Troon might have been good business and promotion. I'll still go but I still think the organisers have got their stops all wrong in Scotland.
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Troon to Lochalsh is 184nm and Lochalsh to Thurso is 140nm so the split isn't too bad - don't forget there are many reasons for picking venues, I believe Thurso has always been the hinge point of the event as they wanted to get the whole fleet through the Northeast point of the course together at slack water for safety reasons, apparently it gets a bit choppy up there?
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Sorry John it sounds as if I'm being picky,honestly I'm not. I know they be good safety, seamanship reasons for the stops. I am just biased re the West as it is the prime boating area of Scotland.

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Sorry John it sounds as if I'm being picky,honestly I'm not. I know they be good safety, seamanship reasons for the stops. I am just biased re the West as it is the prime boating area of Scotland.

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It would be great to visit all of the prime boating areas of the UK, but it's a race! We may be a bit too offshore to see all of the UK, but I'm sure we'll get to see a fair bit of it if we have time to look but I do expect to be a bit busy!

We are looking forward to seeing lots of new places and meeting lots of new people on the way round - Everyone is welcome to come and say hi if you're in the area!
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Hull ain't the best place either. Not looked at where you'll be heading for but if it's the same place as when we did it then try to get there with tide to spare.
If you cant lock in the marina the overnight on the waiting pontoons are not good
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All points taken. Don't worry I'll be up to see you and your boat at Troon. So until then good luck.
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apparently it gets a bit choppy up there?
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It would be great to visit all of the prime boating areas of the UK, but it's a race! We may be a bit too offshore to see all of the UK, but I'm sure we'll get to see a fair bit of it if we have time to look but I do expect to be a bit busy!

We are looking forward to seeing lots of new places and meeting lots of new people on the way round - Everyone is welcome to come and say hi if you're in the area!
What is the feeling now that the race has been pushed out to 2014, do you think it will still go ahead ?

Don't want to build a racehorse and then have to use it for pony rides.
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What is the feeling now that the race has been pushed out to 2014, do you think it will still go ahead ?

Don't want to build a racehorse and then have to use it for pony rides.
Very good question - The reason for the postponement was that a large number of people backed out at the last minute, if the reasons for that are addressed I believe it could go ahead. If I was building a boat (and I did) I would build it for the 2013 Cowes Monte Carlo Venture Cup and enter that - they are promising a race every 2 years and they will have the same classes and the Round Britain race.

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