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Old 16-08-2012, 07:15 PM   #121
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Hi, never been on the start boat, usually watch on the water or in later years from Hurst castle, so I'm only guessing the start boat is caught from Southampton early in the morning, and then does it start the race and move to a location to watch the round the bay race or does it come strait back to Southampton or Cowes, many thanks
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Hi, never been on the start boat, usually watch on the water or in later years from Hurst castle, so I'm only guessing the start boat is caught from Southampton early in the morning, and then does it start the race and move to a location to watch the round the bay race or does it come strait back to Southampton or Cowes, many thanks
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Did this a couple of years ago and found it very disappointing. We were not allowed on deck to take photographs as this was reserved for the press and the visibility through the windows was poor! Worst of all you cant here the petrol engines screaming!

Your better off watching from the shore in my opinion.
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Did this a couple of years ago and found it very disappointing. We were not allowed on deck to take photographs as this was reserved for the press and the visibility through the windows was poor! Worst of all you cant here the petrol engines screaming!

Your better off watching from the shore in my opinion.
I was going to get my sponsors some tickets but I won't bother if this is the case!
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We simply could not get safety cover for the Skerries.

West Country folk - What would you do with them.
Not sure why there was a shortage - taken from "disgruntled of Ribnet" (I don't know which area he is from - I take it there is enough safety cover for the rest of the course?

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The reason I ask, just been following the discussions on boatmad regarding safety boats for the Cowes events. The BPRC, contacted me on the 3rd of July asking me if I would help out. I said I would provided they offered basic expenses. I was subsequently contacted by on the 13th of this month to say they had enough boats to cover the minimum requirement but the more the merrier however the budget didn't allow for expenses.

My questions are:

1. How can it be that, whilst the likes of Formula Future, OCRDA and ORDA manage to pay or contribute towards expenses, one of the richest powerboat clubs in the Country cannot?

2. What does the fact that no money is set aside in the budget for safety boat expenses say about BPRC's attitude to safety?

I have so far covered 6 events as safety boat this year, all of which covered expenses. Looking at the boats, rigs and support infrastructure assocaited with the BPRC's regular entrants, I don't believe for one minute that there is no money available.

Rant over, feel much better now.
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Did this a couple of years ago and found it very disappointing. We were not allowed on deck to take photographs as this was reserved for the press and the visibility through the windows was poor! Worst of all you cant here the petrol engines screaming!

Your better off watching from the shore in my opinion.
Is this the case as me the girls and mum and dad were going to go but if we cant see much bit expensive! Claire
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Not sure why there was a shortage - taken from "disgruntled of Ribnet" (I don't know which area he is from - I take it there is enough safety cover for the rest of the course?
Cookee,
Reference your post quoted and safety expenses. Its worth pointing out that at Cowes this year there is no major sponsor. The costs of running an event in Cowes are unfortunately huge, the marina need a massive chunk.
Entry fees this year, whilst high, will not cover the cost of running the event. It is only happening due to the generosity of a few people who have given lots of time and money to keep the event on the calendar.
So any safety help is very very welcome.
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Thanks for the reply's, so from what I can make out if I did get on the start boat I may not see very much, and it appears its back in Southampton while the CPC is finishing, so assuming the CPC boats run back past Hurst to the Cowes finish line that would be missed, and to make things worse I would be stuck back in Southampton and need to travel on another boat to Cowes whereby I would not be able to see the CTC fleet racing back, I would just get to see them in the pits - I think I am much better off going to Hurst and maybe bumping into Jon Holmes as I had some years back
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You don't get to see much?

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Only 30 are allowed upstairs on deck in the open.

This year we will run a rotation, so everyone can have their chance to see the start run.

The start boat leaves from West Cowes and returns to West Cowes.

I have asked Red Jet to clean the windows! (I have noticed how salty they are on the passenger runs too).
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Only 30 are allowed upstairs on deck in the open.

This year we will run a rotation, so everyone can have their chance to see the start run.

The start boat leaves from West Cowes and returns to West Cowes.

I have asked Red Jet to clean the windows! (I have noticed how salty they are on the passenger runs too).[/QUOTE]

I have to say from the other way around we had a great view of the Red Jet in Cinzano running down the Solent so I can't possibly see how anyone could complain !
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Here are a few pictures taken from the Red Jet on the run down the Solent to show what you can see, (they are all from Littlenige, thank you, and they are rather Cinzano centric!):
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Here are a few pictures taken from the Red Jet on the run down the Solent to show what you can see, (they are all from Littlenige, thank you, and they are rather Cinzano centric!):
P.S. Well worth £20 of anyone's money to be so close, for so long, with so many boats, I would say ...
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New/revised course details & a new (Well, returnee) entry in class B are now on the race website (www.cowes2012.co.uk)
The return of The Dragon - Arpo becomes Smokin' Aces !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great to see the class B entries swelling! Still no sign of the big cougar Rib though. Anyone know if it is taking part this year? Would be a real shame if it was sat in Warsash and not in the mix....
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Is this the case as me the girls and mum and dad were going to go but if we cant see much bit expensive! Claire
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I was invited as part of a "VIP do" and was excited at the prospect of taking photos from the deck area. However, once we were away we were informed that only the "Press" would be allowed on deck which left everyone prisoner on a the ferry looking out of filthy salt encrusted windows whilst listening to the shouts of Joy from the Press group! I know that we were not alone in feeling very disappointed by the whole affair.

Obviously this is just my opinion but to attend an event that only takes place once a year and be trapped on a ferry with poor visibility and little sound tracks is not my idea of a good time!

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Reference your post quoted and safety expenses. Its worth pointing out that at Cowes this year there is no major sponsor. The costs of running an event in Cowes are unfortunately huge, the marina need a massive chunk.
Entry fees this year, whilst high, will not cover the cost of running the event. It is only happening due to the generosity of a few people who have given lots of time and money to keep the event on the calendar.
So any safety help is very very welcome.
Maybe if that had been explained to the safety crew in question they may have been happier to volunteer without any expenses - the Rib.net thread is here: Rib.net thread
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I think I am much better off going to Hurst and maybe bumping into Jon Holmes as I had some years back
I might be wrong and mis read the course but aren't the Torquay boats likely to be some distance from Hurst ,and nearer Fort Albert, on their way back into the Solent?
You will of course still get a good view from Hurst of the CPC boats returning from North Head direction.

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I might be wrong and mis read the course but aren't the Torquay boats likely to be some distance from Hurst ,and nearer Fort Albert, on their way back into the Solent?
You will of course still get a good view from Hurst of the CPC boats returning from North Head direction.

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Thanks Rob, I agree looking at the course which appears to have changed over previous years, and now as you say it does appear most returning racers may be closer to the IOW side than the Hurst side, however most years I've watched from Hurst the racers have tended to run down the middle or closer to the deeper water of the Hurst side, so I am hoping that the racers will run down the middle of that narrow passage again this year.

It would be good to hear from the racers where they think they will run in the narrow Hurst straight on the return
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Cfun, sorry I wont be there this year as i will be in the States for the Bristol Speedway Nascar Night time race that weekend. Would be nice to meet up at Hurst next year maybe. Its a great spot regardless of which side the fleet run.
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