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Old 17 July 2006, 07:32   #11
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if some/all the expenses were paid and it was just the persons time that was given for free then i suspect you would get a better takeup, but if near enough all expense is on the person with the rib and their time, then i suspect folks will be less willing

but the t-shirt sounds exciting..

but i may be wrong
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like has been said if you want paying for it dont do it,its your choice, and i know that the cowes event will have a big safety fleet
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An argument has been overheard that the cowes safety fleet sometimes ends up with some innappropriate "safety" boats included - only signing up to guarantee a free space in the marina for the weekend.
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i have heard this but they do not guarantee a berth,
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I've raced dinghies myself as well and in the same event that I am now doing safety cover for.

I still expect my expenses to be covered.

CarlyBaby, how much is a typical entry fee for one of these events out of interest?

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I have been involved with the Cowes Powerboat Festival on several occasions ans the only thing that will be provided is Mooring in the marina.

I have had the same argument with the organisers, and the reason why they cannot pay any expenses is because the event does not have a sponsorship, unlike Cowes week and other sailing events. The Entry fee just covers the hire of the Marina and the shoreside facilities.

I do not do the event anymore, but when I did it was good fun and the fuel that was used was minimal.

Anyone who does get involved in such an event please make sure you tell your insurers.

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entry for cowes basic race is 125,the national races taking part are approx double that
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race weekend

im up for that!! my boats a 5.3 Humber ocean pro,3 seater with 90 fourstroke,my experience is boating 12 years,with powerboat 2 and advanced p/boat done as well, let me know more details !! Matt
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I have had the same argument with the organisers, and the reason why they cannot pay any expenses is because the event does not have a sponsorship...
interesting response which is contradicted here:
http://www.ybw.com/auto/newsdesk/200...14mbynews.html

"Raymarine will also renew its Official Sponsor status at the Cowes Powerboat Festival (25 - 27 August)"

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Anyone who does get involved in such an event please make sure you tell your insurers....
Yes, you're certinly right there as this is outside the scope of your pleasure policy and it's not only your own boat that's not covered, it's third party risks as well. I added this to my policy last year and I think it cost me about 30.

Andrew Norton - can you clarify what insurance would be provided by the event orgainsers, and would there be a signing on procedure for any volunteers?
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yes you have to sign on and be at the early morning briefings.
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