Dave Manning navigating?....they'll need luck.
BBC Wales is covering the event, look out for coverage today and Sunday (6:30pm news?)
For anyone who wants to go and wave a flag, here's Ian's note form a different forum.
The boat should be at Beaumaris Pier, start/finish line, about 9am with the RYA Timekeepers arriving just before 10am. Departure time for the start of the run is 10:30am.
I look forward to seeing some of you on the pier before and after the event.
Please look out for Debbie, she will be wearing an event sweatshirt and will be distributing the vouchers for a hot dog or burger. Hot drinks will also be available to buy.
As I have said before, we hope to have the RNLI Station open for the duration of the event and all donations will be gratefully received.
I would like to give a special mention to the event sponsors, and thank them for their support in the planning and execution of the event.
HotRIBS.com has publicised the event on www.HotRIBS.com
(boating related site and discussion forum) and donated the trophies for the event -HotRIBS.Com RIB World Record (RYA National Water Speed Record). These will be on display at the pier until Black Jack returns! After the event and presentation of the main trophy will take place, provided we clock a time, and it will be housed within the Royal Anglesey Yacht Club and remain there until the record is broken. I would like to thank the RAYC for agreeing to hold the trophy.
HotRIBS.com also hosts a page listing current boating records. I hope Black Jack is on this soon!
Suzuki Marine GB, www.suzuki-marine.co.uk
has donated an engine service in preparation for the event. The boat has not run since this service was carried out with the intention of everything being fresh for the day. Black Jack is powered by a Suzuki 250hp 4 stroke V6 outboard engine (3.6 litre). Suzuki have recently introduced a 300hp 4 stroke at the top end of their range. They now offer 2.5hp through to 300hp so have a 4 stroke engine to meet your boating needs whatever they are.
Gecko Headgear has loaned both helm and navigator a crash helmet and visor for the event. These were delivered at the end of October and I must thank Gecko for their patience. www.geckoheadgear.co.uk
Helmets available range from the basic through to those with video attachments to record whatever activity you are participating in. They also produce inter-helmet communication systems which are in use with the RNLI and HM Coastguard.
Llyn.info has also publicised the event on their Llyn Peninsula related website www.llyn.info
Llyn.info covers all news and events that happen on the Peninsula with all photo’s on the site taken by the webmaster. Please view this site as the information, articles and photo’s make interesting reading even if you don’t know the area.
Harlech Food Service have donated the hot dogs and burgers for all spectators. Harlech are a North Wales based family owned food wholesale company serving Ynys Mon (Anglesey) by way of regular deliveries. They also cover an area of Wales from Aberystwyth in the west, to Denbigh and Ruthin in the north. www.harlech.co.uk
Dickies International head office in Bangor has kindly stored the boat and trailer since it arrived at the beginning of November. The intention was to hold it for a couple of weeks until the run. The recent spell of windy weather has prolonged this period long beyond the time any of us thought. While at Bangor, Dickies carried out the engine service, sponsored by Suzuki Marine GB, as they are the local authorised Suzuki dealer and distributor.
Dickies offer new Beneteau and brokerage sail and motorboats as well as engines and chandlery, these can all be viewed at www.dickies.co.uk
With offices in Bangor, Pwllheli, Swansea, Brighton and Southampton, Dickies offer nationwide sales and service. A further office is located in Gibraltar.
Please visit these websites, they include plenty of interesting information, and not just on boating.
A sponsor’s board will be on display at the end of Beaumaris Pier on the day, please feel free to ask me or David any questions you may have regarding products and services offered by these organisations. There will also be some ‘free’ stickers available from some of the sponsors, if you want some please ask the support crew.