Originally Posted by ShinyShoe
From what I gather this is the unofficial answer to the PBR event that has been canned due to fuel issues.... Hence the limit on numbers.
Think the smallest on round Ireland last year was 4.7m. Hard to think any worse conditions likely for this
Yes - this is being done by some of the boats that were hoping to participate in the recently cancelled Powerboat and Rib Round Brittain 2014 Challenge - rather than keep referring to the old thread (Round Britain Powerboat and Rib Challenge 2014
) We thought we'd start a new untainted one!
As it stands - there are 5 Petrol ribs and probably 1 or 2 Diesel boats hoping to pretty much do the same route and on the same dates as the original event.
The main changes are that we're starting and ending in Southampton (rather than Plymouth), and probably stopping at Dun Laoghaire (Nr Dublin, Ireland) rather than Holyhead as there's no petrol available in Holyhead.
As usual for this type of cruise, if the weather when we're due to start doesn't play ball, we'll have to think of something else to do for 12 days!
The Provisional route and dates are:
24th July - Southampton to Plymouth
25th July - Plymouth to Scillies
26th July - Scillies to Milford Haven (Neyland Marina)
27th July - Milford Haven to Dun Laoghaire
28th July - Dun Laoghaire to Bangor (Northern Ireland)
28th July - Bangor to Oban
29th July - Oban to Inverness
30th July - Inverness to Arbroath
31st July - Arbroath to Whitby
1st August - Whitby to Lowestoft
2nd August - Lowestoft to Ramsgate
3rd August - Ramsgate to Southampton.
Petrol is a challenge but we think we've got it sorted!