Originally Posted by John Kennett
Obviously this would be a totally new event, so any existing record wouldn't be valid anyway.
If you just wanted an event, it would never make the 'RECORD BOOKS'
To become a record thaat would enter into the books, ie become an official record, then there is tonnes of paperwork and officials involved. Also there are only set categories allowed in the record books. Offhand these are:
Under 30 foot; Over 30 but under 50; Outright.
Then there are the specific race classes, such as the V24 class, Class3 two liter, F1 rib etc.
It is possible for a boat to hold the class record ( such as puddyfoot and hold the under 30 foot record ( as his boat was under 30 foot ))
Puddyfoots record is 82 mph.
To gain an official record you would have to beat his time, and you would need five RYA officails, and the RYA stipulate THREE minimum rescue boats!
However - there is nothing to stop a group of you organising your own time trial, with your own start finish point and your own timekeeepers ( except perhaps your insurance clauses? )
It wont be an offical record, but I dont think many will go faster than 82 mph average around the island?
If you wanted to set something up, I could lend a hand.