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Old 05 November 2006, 04:33   #1
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On Course for New World Record?

The Deacons are at it again!
Mike and Dave left Lymington at 06:15 this morning to break the Round British Southern Isles Record http://www.hotribs.com/03press/241-suzuki/suzuki.asp
A short time ago they past La Corbiere, Jersey at an average speed of 58 knts in 2.5 hrs heading towards the Scillies.
We wish them good luck - could not have asked for a better day as the sea is a mill-pond at the mo
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Good luck to them but I am not sure I approve of some of these "records"!!! These quotes sum it up -

"these days everyone is much more aware not only of fuel costs but also the impact on the environment"

"The inventors of the Challenge have devised a points system relating to fuel
consumption, so it is not necessarily the fastest boat that will take the
title"

Looks like an event designed to promote Suzuki outboards more than anything else.

Maybe I will set a new World record - the slowest circumnavigation of Swansea Bay with an egg balanced on my head.....

It's NOT just this attempt - it's happening all the time - "The best assent of Mount Everest whilst playing a piano" type thing!!!

Sorry but I just don't approve of events where the person who wins isn't the winner!!!
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Good luck to them but I am not sure I approve of some of these "records"!!! These quotes sum it up -

"these days everyone is much more aware not only of fuel costs but also the impact on the environment"

"The inventors of the Challenge have devised a points system relating to fuel
consumption, so it is not necessarily the fastest boat that will take the
title"

Looks like an event designed to promote Suzuki outboards more than anything else.

Maybe I will set a new World record - the slowest circumnavigation of Swansea Bay with an egg balanced on my head.....

It's NOT just this attempt - it's happening all the time - "The best assent of Mount Everest whilst playing a piano" type thing!!!

Sorry but I just don't approve of events where the person who wins isn't the winner!!!
Couldn't agree more...it smacks too much of the farce that was the tall ships race where the winner was the crew who contributed most to international harmony or somesuch bollocks. Why even bother turning up? Do you think they haven't sussed that a race is a RACE...?

No disrespect to those competing-I just think that rules like that belittle the people out there on the sharp end.
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Couldn't agree more...it smacks too much of the farce that was the tall ships race where the winner was the crew who contributed most to international harmony or somesuch bollocks. Why even bother turning up? Do you think they haven't sussed that a race is a RACE...?

No disrespect to those competing-I just think that rules like that belittle the people out there on the sharp end.
I think that with all respect these two have proved time and again that they are at the sharp end and the fact that they were last seen doing over 50 kn probably says they are not exactly taking their time. Probably quite a challenge to watch fuel consumption and also set a fast time...
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It says 58kts in 2.5hrs - not per hour!!!

I am NOT trying to belittle the Deacons themselves - their achievments with Hot Lemon were awesome and getting around Britain in the fastest time possible is very fair game!!! I just think things like this are a total waste of time.
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It says 58kts in 2.5hrs - not per hour!!!

I am NOT trying to belittle the Deacons themselves - their achievments with Hot Lemon were awesome and getting around Britain in the fastest time possible is very fair game!!! I just think things like this are a total waste of time.
Ditto.
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It says 58kts in 2.5hrs - not per hour!!!

I am NOT trying to belittle the Deacons themselves - their achievments with Hot Lemon were awesome and getting around Britain in the fastest time possible is very fair game!!! I just think things like this are a total waste of time.
am I thick?how can you average 58 knts in 2.5 hours and it not be 58 knts per hour? Surely its saying that over 2.5 hours their average speed was 58 knts meaning at times they will have been going quicker. Failed at algebra but explain the logic here Mr Prawn..
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Let the post whore speak - he does so about every subject known to man!

Cheers to the Deacons!
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Not sure if i have got this right, is this an atemp to go as fast as they can around a route, namly the southern Isles, to get a record, if so good luck to them, and a safe journey.
whats all the stuff about tall ships got to do with it, if he fails there will be no Guinness book of records entry only a large fuel bill,
Its the challange
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Its a combination of speed and fuel efficiency

"Challengers can select their own route round the Isle of Wight, Alderney,
Jersey, Guernsey and the Scilly Isles but the course must be completed within a 24-hour period. The inventors of the Challenge have devised a points system relating to fuel consumption, so it's not necessarily the fastest boat that will take the title.

Challenge Point formula = (Distance traveled x Avg Speed x Fuel consumed x Total stop time x Total time in minutes) / 100000."
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