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Old 26 September 2006, 04:04   #1
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Round the Island Speed Record for a standard Production Rib

Client of mine was asking if there is any records of the fastest time for a standard production rib around the Isle of Wight.
Best place to ask is here.

Could it be done ??
and would it be based on HP only .
It would have to be around a pre determined course probably via waypoints so can read the boats track on the gps to ensure no deviation .
I will leave this one to the boy racers on here if it could be done with minimum rules but maximum safety could it be a possible Rib net event next year in aid of a chosen charity.
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Why Waypoints? Just a start and finish line would be OK...Wouldn't it Tim?
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I believe that John Puddyfoot holds this record in his revenger rib set a couple of years ago, If im right
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I will leave this one to the boy racers on here if it could be done with minimum rules but maximum safety could it be a possible Rib net event next year in aid of a chosen charity.
Yes, I would definitely be up for this.
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Yes, I would definitely be up for this.
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can more info be found on this subject??? rules etc?? very interested..
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Go Richard!!!

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Ok everyone September copy of motorboat and yotting,article rib v sportsboat, Race,around the island between a Hydrolift s24 -7.35 meters and 310hp 6.2 litre v8 mercruiser versus Goldfish rib 7.60 meter and yanmar 315 hp 3.6 litre diesel.
Both good for over 60 knots .Apparently its a 55 mile circuit and the rib managed it in a tad over 57 min one minute ahead of the hydrolift .The record belongs to a James Sheppard and Chris Parsonage in a class 1 powerboat in a time of 30 mins I,m fairly sure that we haven,t all got access to a class 1 powerboat so the goal is sub 57 mins folks.Also if contacted MBY have said they will act as a official time keeper.
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can more info be found on this subject??? rules etc?? very interested..
It just an Idea Leeway
Would be open to standard production ribs minimum qualification PB2 Driver and Navigator .

Waypoints put in so safety boats can be nearby minimum qualification for them PB2 and at least one member of the crew to have first aid training .

If the race was based on HP only ,would it work or what alternatives are there .
Idea being that a client of mine has a new Brig rib with a 150 Verado and was asking if there are any records for round the Island so I asked here.

I think it has potential for rib manufacturers or any one else to enter there boats with whatever lump on the back but it must be a standard production rib and outboard/inboard ,different classes would be based on engine size.

What does everyone think, would anyone volunteer for safety cover . It could have a charity tagged on ie Solent Safety Organisation for all the Independent Lifeboats that cover the Island and Solent ??
Does anyone want to organise/run it.
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would anyone volunteer for safety cover .
Why the need for safety cover?
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Errrr! In case someone broke down or someone got injured!
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Hi Tim


I am sure I could make myself available for some safety Cover as long as it is not St Cats !!

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Errrr! In case someone broke down or someone got injured!
Ah, I see, so is it dangerous to go round the island then?
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In Tims defence would it be correct to call on the rescue services of the Solent when arranging an on water event unless a real emergency arose. Any event held on the water would almost certainly have its own fleet of safety vessels.


With regards to is it dangerous going around the island the answer to that has to be yes if the boats arnt prepared adequatly and the trip has not been planned correctly.

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Ah, I see, so is it dangerous to go round the island then?
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Ah, I see, so is it dangerous to go round the island then?
spexially when you and your mates are out!

I think it's a cool idea, mind you if Puddy set the record it won't be easy to beat those revengers are nippy!
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In Tims defence would it be correct to call on the rescue services of the Solent when arranging an on water event unless a real emergency arose. Any event held on the water would almost certainly have its own fleet of safety vessels.


With regards to is it dangerous going around the island the answer to that has to be yes if the boats arnt prepared adequatly and the trip has not been planned correctly.

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I would agree that any trip to sea can be "dangerous" if the boat is not prepared, however, i fail to see what planning is required for a circuit of the island, other than deciding whether to go clockwise or counter clockwise. Sea conditions would play the biggest part in setting a record, and I've always found it difficult to plan those.

You instructor guys make it all sound so difficult!
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spexially when you and your mates are out!

I think it's a cool idea, mind you if Puddy set the record it won't be easy to beat those revengers are nippy!
Ang on, your one of me mates! Puddlefoot did go rather well, and he only used a pair of 150's Hasn't a South African rib been round quicker since then, or was that before that revenger.
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Hasn't a South African rib been round quicker since then, or was that before that revenger.
Before.

Obviously this would be a totally new event, so any existing record wouldn't be valid anyway.

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Not being negative but it's been raced round loads of times unless you can beat these times why bother.....from an old boatmad post 2005....and some of these times must be ribs

As there was three starts within the Basic 'round the island' race, some of the timings posted by Ben are not quite right.

Only the first start results were correct.

The clock was started as 'Negotiator' crossed the line, and the time it took to get the other starts under way needed to be deducted from their elapsed time.

So corrected elapsed times are:

Boat 50.....32:22

S-6............40:51

G-97.........46:34 ......... (77.15mph average )

V-3...........*****

V-66.........*****

V-2...........49:29

C-57.........*****

GT-19.......*****

G-4...........*****

C-12.........*****

C-5...........54:36

R-66..........*****

C-18..........*****

110............61:20

R-13...........54:48

R-2.............55:45

14..............56:12

C-7.............56:14

11...............56:30

R-11............57:11

R-29............59:42

R-8..............60:14

C-49............61:34

C-31............62:29

R-33............62:48

926.............64:53

R-10............65:55

B-52............79:31
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