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Old 25 January 2008, 09:36   #11
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Is this challenge a bit like a Triathalon - the leg along the south shore involves trailers on country lanes, and the third part of the challenge is to see who can launch & recover fastest?

....or does the "south shore" leg involve a small diversion via Folkestone & Lizard point?

A bit like JIY I've too many metres to take part, but could maybe help in a support role.
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Old 25 January 2008, 09:57   #12
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Yes its a RIB Int event, if you call the office there, dad will give you all the info you need. I do have to comment on the sense of humour expressed here on Rib.net, it did make me chuckle this morning when reading what people had put on this post.

Regarding the bias spelling, I was never good at english, having said this dont be petty regards the term "Round Scotland".

Now whats the genuine thought on what craft you would use if you were thinking of going round Scotland in a craft less than 4.5 meters?

And no, its not a joke, we circumnavigated Britain in 2004 in craft less than 5 meters, the boats proved themsleves to be fantastic. The whole idea of the event is to remember Micheal Alexander(passed away in 06), who in an Avon Searider over 20 years ago circumnavigated Scotland. So with all our 08 engine technology and modern hull design and build quailty, why is this not an event, able of completion?
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Old 25 January 2008, 10:02   #13
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I believe craft of all sizes are welcome, RIBs over 4.5 meters are welcome as support craft. Although please remember although Im Hugos son, im not running the event or part of the team who are so dont know all the details, just simply taking part. If you call the RIB office they will have all the info you need. Its from the 1st-8th of August 08
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Old 25 January 2008, 11:01   #14
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why is this not an event, able of completion?
Well it probably is, but the organisers have rather limited the field.

Tom when did Michael and Richard do the first trip around Scotland? I thought 1989. Have a read back through the old BIBOA journals if you have access to them. Sadly Michael passed away in 2004. Had a great argument with him standing on the quay at Scrabster in 1992. I told him that Rib No 38 was beached in the middle of nowhere on the West Coast of Scotland. He said rubbish it finished an hour ago. An interesting debate followed as we had definately watched a young Paul Lemmer tie the two Mariner 50 hp engines up to his rib console 4 hours previously. Why? well he had snapped the transom which was now bending backwards and forwards as each wave rolled past the stern. Seemed the only thing stopping the whole lot falling off was the tubes. We followed him into the shore and he beached it in a deserted cove with no obvious road access and probably 60 miles from the nearest civilisation. When we asked Paul and his navigator (Barrus Sales Manager) if they wanted a lift he waved us on and said don't worry we will sort something out, just let the finish control know, which we did, hence the argument with Michael because there was no way that boat over took us. After a hour or so it transpired there were two ribs with No 38s in the race.
Oh and Paul Lemmer and Co? well they picked up a trailer and brought the rib across to Scrabster that night. A Scout hut requistioned and some late night GRP work by Mike and Ralph Williamson (who now build the Vipermaxes) saw them back on the water the following day.

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Old 25 January 2008, 11:13   #15
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Pete7 re his sad death in 2004, your right, time flies, he was a very wise man. I remember staying at his house as a young boy, and looking through all his old scrap books of his time in the army and the trips he made by inflatable boat, some the pictures where amazing. Im looking forward to the event, re his date on which he completed, i will investigate but I know it was around the 80s, although some of his scrap book stuff shows boating experiences of similiar mileage in soft bottom zodiacs etc. Was a very good seaman
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This event doesn't seem to have been publicised too well. Can only find a mention on one other forum last post Q4 2007.
Is there an event website?
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More inf owill be in the next issue of RIB, bear in mind I have info alot quicker than the printed page so you may not have of heard much yet, I will attach the flyer i had sent to me, email hugo@ribmagazine.com or wait until next issue.
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