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Old 16-08-2014, 09:04 AM   #1
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Long distance class 3 racing

Just been reminded by one of our "Pirates" Andy Hiscock about what I would call "proper offshore racing" for the class 3 fleet. Five hours of hard and painful racing from London to Calais and back to London. These boats are well capable of doing these long races but do the crews and organisers have the stomach to run such races? There's still the Cowes/Poole/Cowes race which isn't happening anymore. Why not Southampton/Poole/Southampton? That would be a real test of man and machine - based out of Drivers!



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Would get me back to doing a few races - but then again I'm probably from a different racing age!

But for me offshore racing was so much about different conditions, tactics, navigation - and the whole challenge of it too.

Also I think it encourages different approaches to racing, boats and ultimately design and development.


But on the negative side - so difficult to organize nowadays.
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Anything seems difficult to organise mate, I'll probably be up for more longer stuff also
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Anything seems difficult to organise mate, I'll probably be up for more longer stuff also
Well that looks like the end of that one then. No one interested in a long distance Class 3 race. Times have changed obviously.

And there was a possibility of a Round The Island but as no club is interested we will have to do it as a Poker Rally .......
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Well that looks like the end of that one then. No one interested in a long distance Class 3 race. Times have changed obviously.

And there was a possibility of a Round The Island but as no club is interested we will have to do it as a Poker Rally .......
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Round the island was a classic,whats wrong with people..... Perfect for spectators
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Old 22-08-2014, 08:33 PM   #7
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Well that looks like the end of that one then. No one interested in a long distance Class 3 race. Times have changed obviously.

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Mate. You need to open your eyes and look around. There are only 4 class 3 boats currently racing, and these are 115hp boats so they're unlikely to have the range to get round the island.

Where are these long distance class 3 boats going to come from?
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if any club put on round the island i am sure they would get the entrys and support,cant remember why it was stopped,was it harbour masters decision?
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they will get round the island one of the best races to do

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Mate. You need to open your eyes and look around. There are only 4 class 3 boats currently racing, and these are 115hp boats so they're unlikely to have the range to get round the island.

Where are these long distance class 3 boats going to come from?
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if any club put on round the island i am sure they would get the entrys and support,cant remember why it was stopped,was it harbour masters decision?
DQHM told me that as long as it was before 30th April (before the holiday season) a Round The Island could run!! In all probability you could run one in September/October when the holiday season is over.
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SEPA are very quiet on this one. Come on Barry, you could run a race from Ramsgate to Brighton dead easy. It would be a tough one to take part in but it would be a PROPER race.

I'm beginning to sound like Ray Bulman!

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DQHM told me that as long as it was before 30th April (before the holiday season) a Round The Island could run!! In all probability you could run one in September/October when the holiday season is over.
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get it calendered for next year,you will get the entrys,something to look forward to
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Mate. You need to open your eyes and look around. There are only 4 class 3 boats currently racing, and these are 115hp boats so they're unlikely to have the range to get round the island.

Where are these long distance class 3 boats going to come from?
50 kn miles i think they would with no problem.



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50 kn miles i think they would with no problem.

Bring it back mr lloyd.
Not me Blackbeard thank you, been there, got the T shirt. It has to be one of the younger fellas!!
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We've done round the island this year for Macmillan cancer trust, 65 plus boats turned out, nice day out and did good money for a good cause.
There's boats and people out there I just think they don't want all the crap that goes with organised club events, I'm thinking that the poker runs are pound for pound the best way to have fun
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round island race.....we would definitly enter in our class 3c boat.
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Just been reminded by one of our "Pirates" Andy Hiscock about what I would call "proper offshore racing" for the class 3 fleet. Five hours of hard and painful racing from London to Calais and back to London. These boats are well capable of doing these long races but do the crews and organisers have the stomach to run such races? There's still the Cowes/Poole/Cowes race which isn't happening anymore. Why not Southampton/Poole/Southampton? That would be a real test of man and machine - based out of Drivers!



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Cowes/Poole/Cowes would be awesome!!
I'd be very interested!
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round i w

I hold the rec for round iw in a V24 ding dong
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round the island race

We would be up for it Lets get back to proper OFFSHORE RACING
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