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Old 25-02-2009, 09:19 PM   #1
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Class of 2009

A little quiet here this week so lets gossip

Who's up for 2009

So how are thing looking this season ?


V24 who we got, Scotty & Cliff guess 3 more total around 5 so that’s holding up

IIIC.... Ian, Brian, Alistair, Frank Possible TBC, Chris & Mark? could be down on numbers outside chance of Adam & Will maybe

IIIB Wishful-Foolish (Great names that) and lots of rumours, some undecided if 1.3 OCR or class III

Honda around 23 for both Classes

SEPA lots of calls on the season’s opening event, book early to avoid disappointment.

Tips for 2009
Well Scotty for V24 , looking good in testing and nearly as fast as the red funnel cat.
IIIC is too open to call
IIIB got to be team Playgroup coz I’m biased

I don’t know OCR well enough really but I’m sure Bob would chip in. JF whats running in Endurance?

Very much looking forward to a stretch of the legs as well, I really don’t have any bloody idea how that’s going to turn out, does egg clean off easily?..... MMMMMh thought not
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Old 25-02-2009, 10:19 PM   #2
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the X-cats seem to be growing but then i suppose you could expect that with the races being held in the UAE. Just hope the reccession ends now so the sport can build its self up.
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Old 25-02-2009, 10:33 PM   #3
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Yep that series is loooking very good
I was thinking more of the UK scene but then there will be 2 *6ltr cats available this season locally
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Old 25-02-2009, 10:49 PM   #4
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I'm rather hoping the Honda series does well this year for many reasons, the Cowes race is shaping up to be a good one especially with the amount of boats that will be there.
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Old 26-02-2009, 10:15 AM   #5
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Sold the race boat, so looking for something to do "Marathon" class in, I have one or two contenders and I am still looking for alternatives!
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Old 26-02-2009, 10:22 AM   #6
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Just a few basic races for me as new boat will not fit into 3C with the engine I'm fitting.

Otherwise might do a race or two abroad.

Beyond there and in the future still really looking for an active class with lots of good fast different boats, close racing, good venues, sponsorship .........
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Old 26-02-2009, 10:25 AM   #7
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John (cookee) I know there was talk of you going historic, and that you were looking for a pre 89 boat to do it, so I need to let you know that the rule now is 25 years old (actual build year, not design) not 20 (it nearly went to 30) as the general feeling was that 20 years old hardly makes a craft 'historic'.

Didn't wanna see you blow a load of dosh for nowt.

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Old 26-02-2009, 10:30 AM   #8
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so I need to let you know that the rule now is 25 years old
Is that just for the hull, or machinery as well?
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Old 26-02-2009, 11:02 AM   #9
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Is that just for the hull, or machinery as well?
Hull only, with a limit on how much you can increase engine capacity over the original config.
The historic rules are rather difficult, because as Mr Buzzi demonstrated last year on RB, they 'could' allow someone to produce a boat that could out perform the top current classes, which we don't want, so a max race average speed has been added, hopefully at a number that won't stiffle any genuine historic boats, but will stop anyone 'doing a Buzzi'..

see rules: http://www.boatmad.com/Marathon/mara...les26.2.09.pdf
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Old 26-02-2009, 11:28 AM   #10
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John (cookee) I know there was talk of you going historic, and that you were looking for a pre 89 boat to do it, so I need to let you know that the rule now is 25 years old (actual build year, not design) not 20 (it nearly went to 30) as the general feeling was that 20 years old hardly makes a craft 'historic'.

Didn't wanna see you blow a load of dosh for nowt.

cheers

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Thank you for the information Jon - That makes a big difference! I actually agree with the 25 year old age limit, as there are a lot of boats that fit in the 20 year old limit that would make a nonsense of racing against the sort of boats that were in the RB8 classic class.

Back to the drawing board!
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Old 26-02-2009, 11:40 AM   #11
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Go modern up-scale the Bananashark to 36' and it will look like a Buzzi Bullet job done

and think how fasssst you can go the 24' did 91 so that makes a 36' shark around 137 cool
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Go modern up-scale the Bananashark to 36' and it will look like a Buzzi Bullet job done

and think how fasssst you can go the 24' did 91 so that makes a 36' shark around 137 cool
Not with a single 280 on the back it won't!
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Old 26-02-2009, 06:49 PM   #13
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We'll be out in 3B this year, just putting the finishing touches to the B23.

Also looking very likely we will be competing in the European's in Arendal (Subject to license endorsement!) in July. Anyone else competing this year?
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Old 27-02-2009, 07:49 PM   #14
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Not racing our own boat this year, its having a rest/development. So i am doing the Italian nationals, and around if anyone needs a nav for any races this year lol, see you all out on the water soon
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Old 27-02-2009, 08:15 PM   #15
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Hello Will, I heard you'd sold the old girl.

Either way, if you dont get a seat, we could use your help (as before) at Torquay.

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Old 27-02-2009, 11:26 PM   #16
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OCR Still very vague !! New A19 for Jeremy Gibson/David Ayre !! Just finishing a new boat for myself (new design 20ish foot) lots of enquiries, promises from South East. confident that all will be revealed in Looe at beginning of May.
Several good boats on the market if anyone is looking for some cheap fun !!
OCRDA are offering 1/2 price licenses for NEW competitors in 2009 !!

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