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Old 28 June 2014, 16:18   #1
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2015 Rib Challenge in Aid of Macmillan

Hello Fellow Ribbers

Next year myself (chris) and a mate Billy have decided to powerboat round the UK in a hopefully sponsored rib, once we have found a sponsor.

The challenge will see us circumnavigate the UK, complete around 2000 miles at sea and but we believe that its never been completed anti clockwise, which we have planned to do.

We will be starting in Poole,Dorset where we live and finishing hopefully at the Southampton Boat Show

Please take the time to visit our website Home - mrc2015

If you are interested in sponsoring us, please do contact us!

We are currently looking for a sponsored rib...

Thanks
Chris
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Old 28 June 2014, 16:41   #2
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Nothing wrong with going anticlockwise providing the wind blows in the rit direction in September although the autumn equinox may dictate if you get round. The currents will be against you most of the way.
I would suggest you re-look at your stops. You are making the job difficult by going into a lot of the declared stops. Why al the way into London? Edinburgh? Tobermory to BANGOR can be tough in September and I would strongly advise not going all the way to Cardiff, it's too far off the track.
Just my thoughts and input having been around in both directions many times.
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Thanks for the quick response, I have taken in your advice had a quick look and changed the route by making it all more direct.

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You thought about fuel yet. Of its a pistol boat some stops would be better thought out where there is quay side fuel... So Whitby doesn't have but Newcastle has two places for Quayside Petrol.

Edinburgh has none either I don't think...

Is the choice of cities due to publicity?
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Old 28 June 2014, 18:26   #5
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Didn't hot lemon do it anticlockwise? Not sure but I thought they filled up at one of the north east Scottish ports then again in Bangor northern Ireland I'm not sure but no doubt someone will confirm or correct me
Edit just Googled it and it was clockwise
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We were hoping for a diesel inboard rib, but that looks like it's going to be unrealistic, so we are thinking going round with a support van to help with the fuelling process.
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