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Old 26 November 2008, 18:59   #1
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the great british rib rally

just heard about this, web site has just been launched, i'm looking for a way to prove i am getting younger, any one else know about this trip in June 09 ?
Where do you start with working out fuel costs etc

Just starting a discussion?
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Old 27 November 2008, 01:48   #2
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I take it this is the website? http://www.greatbritishribrally.co.uk/

I was initially interested untill I saw the are only allowing ribs of 7.5m and above that can go at 30kts

Well thats me counted out, in standard trim the pac 22 will only do about 27 - 28kts and its far too small to be able to cope with those big waves they might encounter

Looks good none the less, I wonder how much fuel it would take?????


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Old 27 November 2008, 02:41   #3
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Just laugh and walk away ROFL
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Old 01 December 2008, 18:00   #5
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Its June 2010 actuallly!

Hi
Looks to me like the event is June 2010
The program does sound a little rushed - and of course its not a race.
Lets see if there is any evolution in the program or boat minimum criteria?

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To be fair, from what I've seen on the web site it looks like a being a great event. Anyone organising something like this has to draw the line somewhere, and it's never going to suit everyone.

Still, it's a free world, and there's nothing stopping anyone from organising their own cruise, setting up their own club, or just following the same route without actually being part of the event.

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I think with events like this you need certain rules in place to make it viable, someone is going to be responsible for up to 35 boats and god knows how many people, they need to reduce the risk as much as possible to make the event both safe and a success.

As John said you can do your own one etc.
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I think with events like this you need certain rules in place to make it viable, someone is going to be responsible for up to 35 boats and god knows how many people, they need to reduce the risk as much as possible to make the event both safe and a success.

As John said you can do your own one etc.
Fair comment. I do understand where you're coming from- it just seemed to be the opposite to some stated aims which is a tad confusing.

On a different level I'm no less guilty of being elitist anyway (note I mean elitist with tongue firmly in cheek) when I organised a Searider only run so I'm hardly in a position to criticise
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I think its a great opportunity, relative low cost compared to the RB08, mods to boats etc the chance to tick the box on this one with the security of cruising with like minded people, its a long haul cruise, your pace, your route per leg. I am sure ribs will shadow with other similar size ribs, start each day together, looking out for each other and beer it in the eve with each other, I am hoping we wont have to do much else with each other.

So who is up for it ?????????????
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An interesting thread. 2010 is the 20th aniversary of the first Round Scotland which a lot of people were not around for. There is a strong possibility that "us olduns" may all get together in type of ribs that started all this off to do it again. The biggest Rib back then was David Georges 7.7 Delta that looked like a battleship compared with what is around now! The main fleet was made up of 5 metre boats which had a ball.
My personal view is Ribbing has gone the wrong way in bigger may be better, and I suppose that I have to take some of the responsibility in this by building, what was at the time a big boat to go around the world.
A decent set up and prepared 5 metre Rib is more than capable of completing a round Britain and Ireland and it is a shame that the organisers are not looking at the roots of Ribbing and electing to run the 7.5 minimum rule.
It is always a risk when a manufacturer sponsors an event when another manufacturer may do better and grab the free headline PR.

Good luck to them anyway.

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