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Old 24 August 2007, 11:51   #11
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With the weather forecast saying it is going to be a warm weekend with little wind it will be very busy on the water. Those of you coming over please take note of the notice to mariners for the weekend. Their are restricted areas to be avoided, which please do as would not want to come and get any of you from the water.

For those of you who have not been before the P1 boats come up on you at a very quick rate.

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Old 24 August 2007, 12:43   #12
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Just been out there today and there was plenty of action including 3 helios filming it all!
The Team sunseeker boat were looking v pleased with themselves waving a big chequered flag ....
You don't want to find yourself downwind of that lot when they are idling! YUCK!!!
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Old 24 August 2007, 15:00   #13
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I was out with Ricky, and the marshalls don't seems to know what.s going on. In my view it was one of the worst marshalled races I have seen. The race also seemed very disorganised at the finish line.

BUT, its always amazing to see these boats, you can hear them well before you can even see them!!! Awesome.

I have pics from today, they will be out soon ....

Last years pics may be seen at

http://www.badviz.com/Galleries/P1%2...2006/index.htm
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Old 24 August 2007, 16:49   #14
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Saturday Powerboat Festival

Great day today with flat seas and a couple on intere
sting engine failures.

You can listen to race control on VHF 74 and to a commentary on 87.7FM

We will be out Saturday, but no F1 running scheduled.

Thorness bay is perfect!

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We are out tomorrow Saturday for the Racing.
Any tips for the best viewing area
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Old 24 August 2007, 18:33   #16
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Andy, Good to see you and ricky. You should have come down to the needles. There was a little gaggle at the Bridge buoy and a couple of marshals. I was able to tuck up into by the bridge buoy and get shots as they came round. They were passing perhaps 20m away and in the case of Hot Lemon, a little close for comfort! I think his spray hit my boat Some smart driving though, he cut through on the inside quite nicely, but made me soil my pants! Shame the pic is slightly out of focus, in situations like these I wish I had the new D3

I'll put more pics up on my site after the weekend. I think I'll be out again on Sunday to watch the powerboats.
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Old 24 August 2007, 18:47   #17
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Tim,
I agree shooting them on the turn would have been better, we caught them side on. With the clouds and lack of waves there is little drama to be shot or big air .... and the photos lack energy - dull!

We lost 1k engine revs off our top end, on the way to the needles. As we wanted to see the finish line we stopped at hirst castle as we could make it back from there to the finish even with our reduced performance, before the big boys made it around the island. I got to get it fixed for Sunday. We plan to get out then to take more pics.

Lets hope Sunday there is a chop and its sunny!!!!

A few of my pics are here:

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Old 24 August 2007, 18:59   #18
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Yeah, I know what you mean. I've been doing a job photographing someones kids racing in a 29er dinghy. Grey, dull and no wind...great. I figured the only way to get anything half decent out of a bad situation is to get them on the turn. If you don't mind, I'll throw some pics up on your thread. I'll look out for you on Sunday. Sometime we should hook up for a beer, wouldn't mind having a play with your canon and Ricky's Nikon 70-200
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We are out tomorrow Saturday for the Racing.
Any tips for the best viewing area
Thorness bay is usually a good spot, at the western end of the loop. Much quieter and can sometimes get a bit closer to the action.
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We were out watching today - fab and very quick boats !

One scary moment when one of them lost it on a corner came out wide and through us spectators - behind all of the marshalls ! full on fantastic weather for it

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