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Old 02 September 2013, 15:56   #1
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Round Ireland 2013 Victor's Press Release

They are Press Releases, aren't they?

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Old 02 September 2013, 16:01   #2
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More of an advert?
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Te Option three in afloat..... Several reader comments offer congratulations as well lol......
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Who actually did win the race?
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Old 02 September 2013, 16:36   #6
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were we racing then?
did I miss something?
falling in seems to get you quite a bit of publicity I noticed

I do get it though, you do have to return something to the sponsor who gave you use of the car and whatever else.
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Did the organisers forget to tell anyone else that it was a race?!
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Who actually did win the race?
That's a very good question Pikey. Obviously, to win a race, there would have to BE a race, rather than a Challenge. However, if it HAD been a race, I'm fairly sure that having your boat trailered for a leg would see you disqualified, even if it was a very impressive Mazda that towed it. Getting towed in by a Lifeboat would almost certainly attract a few penalty points too. Of course, the biggest hurdle you'd have to overcome would be not actually being the first across the "finishing line", if there was a finishing line, if it had been a race....

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That's a very good question Pikey. Obviously, to win a race, there would have to BE a race, rather than a Challenge. However, if it HAD been a race, I'm fairly sure that having your boat trailered for a leg would see you disqualified, even if it was a very impressive Mazda that towed it. Getting towed in by a Lifeboat would almost certainly attract a few penalty points too. Of course, the biggest hurdle you'd have to overcome would be not actually being the first across the "finishing line", if there was a finishing line, if it had been a race....

Ahhh! right, I think I'm getting it now. Sooo if it had been a race, which it wasn't, team Linley would have been disqualified, but it wasn't because it wasn't a race, he wouldn't have been the victor, despite "Mazda UK and Linley Swan GP win ten day Powerboat and RIB Round Ireland Challenge 2013" 'cos it wasn't a race...was it?

There was only 1 winner IMHO & he jumped out of his boat half way across the oirish sea, just for some attention. I bet Mazda wish they'd thought of that one
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That's a very good question Pikey. Obviously, to win a race, there would have to BE a race, rather than a Challenge. However, if it HAD been a race, I'm fairly sure that having your boat trailered for a leg would see you disqualified, even if it was a very impressive Mazda that towed it. Getting towed in by a Lifeboat would almost certainly attract a few penalty points too. Of course, the biggest hurdle you'd have to overcome would be not actually being the first across the "finishing line", if there was a finishing line, if it had been a race....


Didn't you know? It wasn't the same boat that got towed in by a lifeboat-during the tow it didn't say Mazda down the toobs.(at least, that's what TLS's facebook page said)

Oddly though, it said it before and after the tow..
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