Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 06 February 2002, 07:52   #1
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Newfoundland
Length: no boat
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 2,097
"longest ever unassisted RIB crossing?"

Lifted this from IBI news (marine industry trade paper):

"It has been confirmed that the recent Atlantic Challenge 1000 - three 7.5 metre Mercury MerCruiser powered RIBs crossing the ocean from Portugal to the Azores - will be entered in the Guinness Book of Records. It is the longest-ever unassisted ocean crossing by rigid-inflatable craft.

The Valiant Patrol 750SD RIBs with MerCruiser D4.2L D-Tronic diesels operating through Bravo Three twin-propeller drives completed the 1,000 nautical miles in 46 hours, 56 minutes and 55 seconds, an average speed of 22 knots per hour.

The non-stop, no refuelling, night and day journey was completed without serious incident."

Errrm am I missing something here? Doesn't Alan Priddy hold this record by a much larger margin?!

Comments? Alan P?!!
__________________

__________________
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 February 2002, 10:07   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Portsmouth
Boat name: Not sure
Make: ABC/Priddy
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2 x 500 FPT
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 926
The truth is that anyone can get into the Guiness book of records Anything from stuffing maggots up your nose to eating S**t.

This entry proves that it is a comic rather than the official book of records that it origanaly was set up for and as a rule we do not bother with it. But you are right, they are only boys at the game.

For the record The longest unassisted trip by RIB is.........
(And we have the official world record documentation to prove it)

The Spirit of Cardiff, powered by a Yamaha ME 240 i Deisel engine
And built by Offshore Expeditions.

Horta (Azores) to Lizard Point UK 1234.8 Nautical miles @ an average speed of 24.6 knots day and night with no problems apart from Jan eating all the food that was left on board!

Perhaps you should contact the officials and tell them that they are not in possesion of the real records and should contact the UIM before they print such slandeous statements!
__________________

__________________
Alan Priddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 February 2002, 12:25   #3
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Newfoundland
Length: no boat
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 2,097
Ah yes but this was recognised by.......

the Portuguese Nautical Motor Sport Federation (FPM) so it must be kosher!!

More details on http://www.valiant-boats.com/news.htm

Makes interesting reading and I am certainly not belittling their achievement.

It has me started thinking of records that are perhaps within the grasp of us mere mortals. The fastest circumnavigation of Canvey Island is I think well within our capabilities!

Alan
__________________
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 February 2002, 18:23   #4
Administrator
 
John Kennett's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brighton
Length: 3m +
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 6,830
So it looks like the press release was a little ambiguous -- it's till a record, but a national one, not a world record!

John
__________________
John Kennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 February 2002, 18:33   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Portsmouth
Boat name: Not sure
Make: ABC/Priddy
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2 x 500 FPT
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 926
Ah, but it now all changes! we have all forgoten about Edna O'Coinan who part motored, part sailed across from St John's to Ireland in a 17ft humber. Surely he holds the record.
__________________
Alan Priddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06 February 2002, 18:58   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Portsmouth
Boat name: Not sure
Make: ABC/Priddy
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2 x 500 FPT
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 926
And now the truth emerges! Having looked at and studied their story on the Valiant web site it would appear that they only traveled 893 nautical miles, so I do not know where the Atlantic 1000 came from!
__________________
Alan Priddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 February 2002, 04:01   #7
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Newfoundland
Length: no boat
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 2,097
Alan P

I'd sue if I were you.................
__________________
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 February 2002, 09:08   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Portsmouth
Boat name: Not sure
Make: ABC/Priddy
Length: 10m +
Engine: 2 x 500 FPT
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 926
We have written to the Guiness Book of records asking them to correct there entry and pointed out that they should investigate what they are told!
__________________
Alan Priddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 February 2002, 11:32   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Highlands
Boat name: Quicksilver
Make: Quicksilver
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mariner 15hp
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 1,771


I really do wonder about these so called reference books. I recently saw that the 'Readers Digest Book of FACTS' stated that twins have identical fingerprints. This is absolute nonsense. Twins have identical DNA but their fingerprints are different. You would think that they would check their facts. Having seen such a glarring error that I knew about, it makes you wonder what other rubbish they have printed as so-called fac!

Go get 'em Alan...

Regards

Keith Hart
__________________
Small boat - BIG truck

www.photo4x4.co.uk
Keith Hart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 February 2002, 12:05   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Northants
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 23
'Readers Digest Book of FACTS' .....!!!!

You're older than I thought Keith...or you recently paid a visit to the dentists.... they are the only place readers digest books are found now aren't they..


Alan P...

Those sort of distances must be like sitting on a fuel barge. What's the burn rate on Spirit like?
__________________

__________________
chris h
seajay is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:32.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.