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Old 28-04-2012, 01:26 PM   #21
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What a shame i was up for it ,ski racing still seems to do ok with entries ,its a one day thing with them though ie get there early on a sunday race and go home not additional expense of staying somewhere sat night which all adds up and the wife moaning!!
It was a one day event !! That was part of the problem !!
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Old 28-04-2012, 02:11 PM   #22
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sorry bob i realise that for that event thats why i entered , what was the problem with it being a 2 day one was that the reason for low entries ?
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Old 28-04-2012, 08:54 PM   #23
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Cancellation of Torquay Race

I had a chance to talk to Markus Hendricks today, & he advised that Ilmore, in the US., were late in delivery of his new engines for Cinzano.
He therefore found that they would not be ready for the Torquay Race, & advised ORDA accordingly.
Other competitors, upon discovering that Cinzano would be unable to attend, then "pulled" their entries, one by one, leading to a domino effect.
This sad situation is not of "Team Cinzano's" making, and it is also sad that other Marathon competitors pulled out, leading to the eventual abandonment decision.
Hopefully this is a "One-Off" and the rest of this years races will proceed as planned, and that competitors will commit to the races at Poole, Cowes & Weymouth.
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Old 28-04-2012, 10:39 PM   #24
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I had a chance to talk to Markus Hendricks today, & he advised that Ilmore, in the US., were late in delivery of his new engines for Cinzano.
He therefore found that they would not be ready for the Torquay Race, & advised ORDA accordingly.
Other competitors, upon discovering that Cinzano would be unable to attend, then "pulled" their entries, one by one, leading to a domino effect.
This sad situation is not of "Team Cinzano's" making, and it is also sad that other Marathon competitors pulled out, leading to the eventual abandonment decision.
Hopefully this is a "One-Off" and the rest of this years races will proceed as planned, and that competitors will commit to the races at Poole, Cowes & Weymouth.
Sounds like a pretty Piss-poor excuse to me . So if one of the girls don't come out to play the rest won't too ??? Now that really is a sad state of affairs when powerboat racing in the UK is teetering on the edge of the abyss
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Old 29-04-2012, 12:55 AM   #25
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should listen to what the racers want,not what the club wants,i no of 6 boats that didt enter as was 1 race
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It was a one day event !! That was part of the problem !!
Bob, your comments like this are so childish and unhelpful, I'd expect better of you. In a time where our sport needs us we should be supporting races whenever we can and not choosing to boycott because it's not a formatt you ideally want.
Neal, remind me how many races you managed at Allhallows??!

Just for the record Torquay could not run over 2 days due to a ViP visit on the Saturday so 2 days on the water was not permitted.

Chris, you have hit the nail on the head! Not all of us can afford to get hotels every weekend of a race and spend time away from our new wives/families.
We all race for pleasure as and when we can afford to, not everybody can be pleased all of the time.
We all need to put our differences aside and co operate so we can all enjoy a sport we love.
It's about time childish attitudes and ego's were put away and boats brought out to race.

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Old 29-04-2012, 11:04 AM   #27
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Old 29-04-2012, 11:08 AM   #28
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Sounds like a pretty Piss-poor excuse to me . So if one of the girls don't come out to play the rest won't too ??? Now that really is a sad state of affairs when powerboat racing in the UK is teetering on the edge of the abyss
surprise surprise look who has come out of the woodwork to have a moan as usual perhaps you should look at your own state of affairs before having a go at everyone else!!!! (by the way this is Claire not Eric)
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Bob, your comments like this are so childish and unhelpful, I'd expect better of you. In a time where our sport needs us we should be supporting races whenever we can and not choosing to boycott because it's not a formatt you ideally want.
Neal, remind me how many races you managed at Allhallows??!

Just for the record Torquay could not run over 2 days due to a ViP visit on the Saturday so 2 days on the water was not permitted.

Chris, you have hit the nail on the head! Not all of us can afford to get hotels every weekend of a race and spend time away from our new wives/families.
We all race for pleasure as and when we can afford to, not everybody can be pleased all of the time.
We all need to put our differences aside and co operate so we can all enjoy a sport we love.
It's about time childish attitudes and ego's were put away and boats brought out to race.

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back was put out thanks,nuthing to do with racing,but if it was a 1 day race at allhallows,i would of wasted my time going and not done any racing,so lukly it was 2 day and i got 1 run,nice to see you made the efort to go,and i cant see y u couldt off run 1 race in morning and 1 in the afternoon
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It was not a lack of effort with regard to allhallows it was a lack of boat.
We always intended to go but with no boat we couldn't exactly enter..
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Old 29-04-2012, 03:46 PM   #31
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Bob, your comments like this are so childish and unhelpful, I'd expect better of you. In a time where our sport needs us we should be supporting races whenever we can and not choosing to boycott because it's not a formatt you ideally want.
Neal, remind me how many races you managed at Allhallows??!

Just for the record Torquay could not run over 2 days due to a ViP visit on the Saturday so 2 days on the water was not permitted.

Chris, you have hit the nail on the head! Not all of us can afford to get hotels every weekend of a race and spend time away from our new wives/families.
We all race for pleasure as and when we can afford to, not everybody can be pleased all of the time.
We all need to put our differences aside and co operate so we can all enjoy a sport we love.
It's about time childish attitudes and ego's were put away and boats brought out to race.

Jay
Sorry Jay but I was answering a question ! Maybe you mis understood my reply. Sadly if the format does not suit everyone then everyone won't go.
By having a 2 day event everyone can go for 1 or 2 days Allhallows was 2 days partly because you only wanted to do Saturday and someone else could only make Sunday the other 9 wanted to run on both days to make it worth the trip !
Having a 1 day event excludes the majority. Having such old fashioned courses excludes some more !

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