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Old 14 September 2009, 03:33   #1
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It's this weekend - 19th and 20th September both days from 2.15 with a party at the Ferry on Saturday night. The Saturday race will be outside the Estuary and on Sunday we will be racing in the Estuary itself between the Ferry Inn and the entrance, you will be able to pretty much everything from Cliff House and the Yacht Club, thee will be a commentary, and it is certainly a spectacular location where you can actually look down on the race boats.

See you there!
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Old 16 September 2009, 17:43   #2
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Ill be coming down on the Saturday morning till Wednesday now the engines fixed.
I was there last year and it was a good weekend
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Ill be coming down on the Saturday morning till Wednesday now the engines fixed.
I was there last year and it was a good weekend
Come and say hi! (I'm doing the commentary on Sunday so I'll be easy to spot!)
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Will do, where are you doing the commentary from ?
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Usually the top of Cliff House Gardens by the yacht club - come and say hi!
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Fantastic weekend with some very close racing especially on the Saturday, a great party on Saturday night and no complaints about the commentary either! Thank you to everyone that turned up, the Harbour Office for letting us race in the Estuary again, the safety crews and all the officials and helpers with a very big thanks to the two girls from the Eyes Wide Shut team that sold a crazy number of raffle tickets on Sunday that pretty much paid for the paramedic we had to hire for the weekend!

I will try and upload some photos later - Proper Job!
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Fantastic weekend with some very close racing especially on the Saturday, a great party on Saturday night and no complaints about the commentary either! Thank you to everyone that turned up, the Harbour Office for letting us race in the Estuary again, the safety crews and all the officials and helpers with a very big thanks to the two girls from the Eyes Wide Shut team that sold a crazy number of raffle tickets on Sunday that pretty much paid for the paramedic we had to hire for the weekend!

I will try and upload some photos later - Proper Job!
Cookee, i saw 2 races on the Sunday and was very entertaining. Was planning to come and see you to say hello but ended up watching from Sunny Beach / bay. However managed to bump into Jonny H in his rather nice little SR4. Had a great day out, started from Plymouth up to Dartmouth back via Salcombe to Plymouth. A total of 80 NM in the SR4.

I did notice that every boat had a Yamaha engine do they use any other?
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Cookee, i saw 2 races on the Sunday and was very entertaining. Was planning to come and see you to say hello but ended up watching from Sunny Beach / bay. However managed to bump into Jonny H in his rather nice little SR4. Had a great day out, started from Plymouth up to Dartmouth back via Salcombe to Plymouth. A total of 80 NM in the SR4.

I did notice that every boat had a Yamaha engine do they use any other?
They have tried the Johnson and Suzuki 4 strokes (same motor), but with the wrong gearbox ratios meaning very big pitch props and nothing available from the factory means that it is the engine of choice within the current rules.

That's a good day out in an SR4 - perfect conditions!

BTW It's sunny cove! Hope you got a good view of the chicane from there - Richard Mason and Rob Mcarthy were swapping paint almost round there a couple of times I think!
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They have tried the Johnson and Suzuki 4 strokes (same motor), but with the wrong gearbox ratios meaning very big pitch props and nothing available from the factory means that it is the engine of choice within the current rules.

That's a good day out in an SR4 - perfect conditions!

BTW It's sunny cove! Hope you got a good view of the chicane from there - Richard Mason and Rob Mcarthy were swapping paint almost round there a couple of times I think!
Here's a link to my Facebook photos of the event - only the Saturday as I was too busy talking on Sunday (commentating)

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Cookee, i saw 2 races on the Sunday and was very entertaining. Was planning to come and see you to say hello but ended up watching from Sunny Beach / bay. However managed to bump into Jonny H in his rather nice little SR4. Had a great day out, started from Plymouth up to Dartmouth back via Salcombe to Plymouth. A total of 80 NM in the SR4.

I did notice that every boat had a Yamaha engine do they use any other?

I managed to make it down at the weekend and I did mean to come and say hi on Sunday but, like Gibbo, we watched it from sunny cove! It was a great weekend and it was nice to finally meet another RIBnet supporter!

It was good to meet up with you Gibbo and chat about our boats! After you left, I did a couple more test runs and managed 36 knots, with the missus, fuel and gear on board, pulling 5,900 rpm, 15p prop which I am well chuffed with !
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