Bit of a thread drift so pull up a sand bag
There were actually three races in 1992. 3 boats Alan Priddy, Jan F and another probably Jean Paul the Belgium were doing round GB and met us in Scotland. Actually they were sat 100 yards to the West of the Pentland firth wondering what to do about the huge random waves being formed as the North Sea emptied into the Atlantic dropping about 3m in the process. We tipped up and wondered too, so I tapped the driver on the shoulder and said go, one of the others will sort it all out if it goes pear shaped and off we shot. They must have thought we knew what we were doing because they followed us, if only they had known we had never been there before. Once through the race the driver slowed down then asked why there were foot prints on the front of the engine casing. I told him I had been stood on it because the front of the engine was more horzontal than the deck of the rib.
Hugo Mountgomey-Smith and Mike Southward organised the Glasgow to Edinburgh rib race at the same time which joined us at Corpach I think and Michael Alexander and Richard Freer organised the Highlands and Islands Race. Michael and Richard started it all by going around the highlands and Islands in a 4m flatacraft about 89 time with the intention of raising the profile of the highlands and bringing people up to their. Michael was also famous for another adventure, he escaped from Colditz.
He was very please we brought an Army Lynx helicopter along too which drew quite a crowd at lunchtime whilst we passed through the locks at the Western end of Loch Ness.