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Old 06-08-2007, 03:23 PM   #41
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Old 06-08-2007, 03:43 PM   #42
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Red face Re Cowes Powerboat Festival

Totally agree with "Tricky" about advising the RYA & P1 - if the 2 litre boats in sufficient numbers to run a meaningful race, do NOT intend to be there.
Obviously, any of them can run in the Round The Island event.
Perhaps, with Gary's news on a reduction to £250 entry fee, some may reconsider - How about it Guys ?
From £440 (?) to £250 is a major reduction, albeit now without the free ferry it seems. Racing in the UK, outside of Honda & those in P1, is in dire need of help, & this is a concession that ought to be accepted, says I.
If racers/the racing community appear divided, then no-one will be too keen to offer much in the future. All for one, & one for all I think was the saying !
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Old 06-08-2007, 04:15 PM   #43
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If I race on the friday can I marshall for the rest of the weekend?
I imagine I'd have to put a cross through my number...?
It only seems fair to help others once I've finished racing,
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Old 06-08-2007, 04:30 PM   #44
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No reason at all Maxim.
Many have done the same over the years, & I'm sure your offer of assistance would be greatfully accepted - contact the RYA powerboating dept initally to offer your help.
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Old 06-08-2007, 04:46 PM   #45
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I think, and this is only my thought, that offshore racing is undergoing a change right now, and probably a change for the better.

Short term things are going to hurt - smaller fields and drivers who cant be arsed to go to an event... This is due to many contributing factors, but I feel that this year will be our worst.

I do feel that 'the powers' are putting things right, and that we are going to turn things around.

I think 2008 will be a great year to go racing.



Having said that - My entry into Cowes around the island has been accepted. Nice of the organisers to send an email telling me they received my entry and I was now an entrant! Perhaps some other organisers could learn from that. I have turned up at one event to find I was not entered, and my entry form arrived a week later, postmarked a month previous!
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I think, and this is only my thought, that offshore racing is undergoing a change right now, and probably a change for the better.
I've been hearing that since the early 80"s
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Old 06-08-2007, 06:06 PM   #47
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