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Old 24 May 2010, 06:25   #1
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Anyone see some idiots in Studland Bay this Saturday ?

Picture this, studland bay saturday afternoon, im lying in my rib having a snooze (as one does) anchored well into the bay (away from no anchor zone) surrounded by many yachts, big powerboats, ribs, kids in water playing around their boats, people is small dinghies rowing ashore, I suddenly hear powerfull engines at full revs and I am throne from the sun bathing pad up the bow onto the deck by the wash of two f***ing idots going across the bay a couple of hundered yards from the beach at high speed, probably doing at least 35 knots, i look up and they are speeding through the middle of a large number of abnchored and moored yachts, one of them hits the wake of the other boat and is jumping all over the place, they finally introduce what looks like an emergency slow down and avoid impacting several yachts and powerboats. Apart from the normal speeding waverunners these two idots were completely insane. I give it 3 months max before a fatal accident occurs in Studland Bay. Would love the contact details for the marine police so I can hassle them to do some patrols in that area at weekends. (if anyone has them please send my way) Im sick of seeing idots at speed risking peoples lives, I like speed dont get me wrong but would not dream of speeding in a bay between yachts and powerboats and kids in the water. Something needs to be done before its too late.

P.S. On way back into Poole a small boat towing a 10 year old in a rubber ring crossed the main shipping channel in between several powerboats and sailing yachts. Idiots.
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Old 24 May 2010, 12:28   #2
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I was in Studland about that time.

What were they in?
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I was in Studland about that time.

What were they in?
Not a ''Jet Rib'' I hope!!
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you are not alone, seen the same in plymouth sound by QAB on saturday, it seems a day for speed freaks!
the radio was the most entertaining, as port control and other boats pitched in with thier thoughts!
sadly we were just off out, so we missed the end of it, but i think they were going to get a ticket!
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Old 06 June 2010, 18:49   #5
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and finally, its happened

http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga07-...677&m=6&y=2010

I heard this on the VHF this afternoon as it occured
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Old 06 June 2010, 19:23   #6
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Not surprised really. Studland has been an idiot magnet for years. Before it was jetskiers it was waterskiers weaving through the boats.
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There is a speed restriction close to the beach and anchor points in Studland, so could be taken to court if you had pictures.

The collision took place in the Swash Channel and the trimaran was left badly damaged drifting into the harbour, past the chain ferry before taken under tow.
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Trimarans are very difficult to see with that big sail....... especially if you don't look where your going.... stupid twunts
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Can't work out how they think it's ok to behave like that.
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Idiots Studland Bay

I appreciate your frustration that little can be done about these idiots ,
although if you can get the boats name and SSRO number a call to the
Coast Guard on Ch 67 , or if they look like they are heading back to
Poole Harbour , a tip[ to the Harbour Master. Although lack of seamanship
and courtesy to others is why last year the Venturers Search and Rescue
had 120 call outs and assisted over 300 boat owners.
Visit www.venturers Search and Rescue to learn more about this teenage
service , which the National Lottery keeps turning down our grant
applications on the grounds " Do not meet our target group "
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Take on a couple of unemployed, asylum seeking lesbians and you'll be rolling in it
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I appreciate your frustration that little can be done about these idiots ,
although if you can get the boats name and SSRO number a call to the
Coast Guard on Ch 67 , or if they look like they are heading back to
Poole Harbour , a tip[ to the Harbour Master. Although lack of seamanship
and courtesy to others is why last year the Venturers Search and Rescue
had 120 call outs and assisted over 300 boat owners.
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In fairness to the people you assisted/rescued would it be reasonable to say that not all of them were showing a lack of seamanship and courtesy?
(as an aside - your website says 108 not 120+300).
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I'm not sure which lottery funding body you are applying to? Don't take this the wrong way, but are you filling in the application form to present VS&R in the best light to the funders? Have you read the guidance notes they provide - either it should be clear to you that you are wasting your time (or applying to the wrong pot of cash) or it should be clear what you would need to do in order to become eligible. Has anyone outside VS&R looked over your submissions? I don't know what the local arrangements are but I'd expect someone from the local council or an umbrella body (in Scotland it would be someone like the Scottish Council for Voluntary Youth Organisations) would be willing to look over the application and suggest "don't write it like that" or "try changing this bit to say..." etc. Most of these people are very used to the charity and funding world and what is necessary to tick the boxes. I'd also suggest that if you are applying for money from bodies like that you look over your website - there are a few "rants" on there which whilst quite entertaining are probably not the sort of thing a funder wants to see.
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Its a trend, just last saturday returning to Poole Harbour I was behind a large sunseeker type power boat a safe distance away doing about 10knots on the approach to the chain ferry and 5 jetskiers kept on crossing my bow repeatedly to jump the wake the large powerboat had created. If one of them had fallen I would have gone right over them and made mincemeat of them with my prop..... and what's worse all this under the eyes of the harbour master who was sat just inside the harbour near the chain link ferry crossing with his lights flashing, as I went past I slowed and told the harbour master I thought the jet skiers were dangerous and it was obvious he could see what they were doing but he just shrugged his shoulders like tehre was nothing he could do becuase they were just outside the harbour ... to be honest im getting sick of idots, boating was supposed to be enjoyable and stress free, most days there is nothing stress free about it .... I wonder if a death would make any difference
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Its a trend, just last saturday returning to Poole Harbour I was behind a large sunseeker type power boat a safe distance away doing about 10knots on the approach to the chain ferry and 5 jetskiers kept on crossing my bow repeatedly to jump the wake the large powerboat had created. If one of them had fallen I would have gone right over them and made mincemeat of them with my prop.....
to be devils advocate, whilst they were not in the right, you could just have backed off slighlty to give them more space!

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you're like the cyclists ranting on the cycling forums about car drivers, (or probably the drivers ranting about cyclists). Take a deep breath, get over it - and if you don't like the busy areas theres a whole ocean out there just waiting to give you stress free boating.
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I bet Brain Murphy (Poole Harbour Master) would like to hear about this ambivalence! They are normally right on the case with twits on water scooters. Was the vessel you informed, a green and yellow Targa called by any chance?
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Take a deep breath, get over it - and if you don't like the busy areas theres a whole ocean out there just waiting to give you stress free boating. [/QUOTE]

You got style Polwart, I like your thinking and it works for me too. Let the idiots have their own space and stay away... I find breaking the offenders nose when back on dry land very gratifying and it dont involve SAR to take them to hospital!
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Yes. If you batter a few with a wheel wrench, they will probably keep out of your way in future
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Take a deep breath, get over it - and if you don't like the busy areas theres a whole ocean out there just waiting to give you stress free boating.
You got style Polwart, I like your thinking and it works for me too. Let the idiots have their own space and stay away... I find breaking the offenders nose when back on dry land very gratifying and it dont involve SAR to take them to hospital! [/QUOTE]

I would have given them their own space but would have then not been able to return to Poole Harbour, they were whizzing across the swash channel and it was very busy. Perhaps I should have just stopped my boat and let people behind me crash into me ? You kind of had to be there to see the predicament I was in. And I was returning to poole so its not like I could have gone somewhere else, yes my ocean and they should go and find soem space rather than mess about in a main shipping channel.
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