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Old 13 December 2013, 03:05   #11
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Would you really think racing round the IoW is a good location to race. Bear in mind all the discussions on here about the WAFIs at Cowes Week and why a yacht race is permitted through one of the worlds busiest shipping areas.

If you are racing you don't want to be worrying about MPZ's and other shipping. Not sure a small open boat is the place to be trying to make some of those navigational decisions at 30kts when you don't really want to easy off the gas to assess what's happening. Very different on a cruise when if you aren't quite sure what a ships intentions might be you can ease off the power or move away from it without risking a few seconds on the finish time.

A race sounds great in principle... ...I suspect its fraught with problems... And saying lets have a race but not call it a race will not help when the MAIB are reviewing your case they will still describe that you were part of a first round the island challenge or whatever you describe it as. If its handicapped its a race ;-) There is no other purpose to handicapping! In fact you'd be better having it as proper race through the RYA, at least they will normally do the investigation in the event of an accident rather than the MAIB... ;-)
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Old 13 December 2013, 03:29   #12
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What about a poker run?

The K & Q in Hamble used to do one (Some friends even won it in my RIB one year while I had to work did share the prizes though)

The K&Q Poker Rib Raid - Saturday 12th November 2011

Not a race but still competitive by chance and works for any size RIB, SIB or otherwise...
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Old 13 December 2013, 06:10   #13
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That sounds great - I like that sort of event.
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Shiny shoe, It's up to the organiser to decide if the location is a good idea, I just wanted to know if an event exists that I can turn up, pay my money and race.
As for calling it a race or a challenge - they were jokes about another thread
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Hi, it's not a race but we are going round the Island next year Round Isle of Wight 4 Macmillan 2014
Looks like good fun! I'm in
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