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Old 29-08-2008, 05:40 PM   #1
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So who, if any didn't pay their berthing fees at Cowes last weekend. I saw that several boats had notices from the marina office requesting people to pay, so I'd like to think that no one did a runner!
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Old 29-08-2008, 06:08 PM   #2
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well, I did get a little laminated note........ requesting I cough up.

Then Ace & I went to point out that we already had!
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Old 29-08-2008, 08:37 PM   #3
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Team Konrad (Daniel Cramphorn), and Donzi (Kim Collins) both got confused, didn't understand the laminated letter left in their boats requesting them to pay for the berthing, and didn't know where they should go to pay, so didn't bother.

The other 35 entries all managed ok, even the ones who've recieved a telegram from the Queen (no, not Gordon Compton)

I was in Cowes today and got it in the neck from the harbour office.

It was stated quite clearly on the CTC information thread that anyone who attempted to avoid paying their marina dues would be excluded from all future BPRC events.

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"Cowes:
We will have the North Basin at Cowes Yacht Haven as wet pits, with dry pits and the traditional beer tent on the "Groves and Gutterage" yard (ie just like it used to be in the good old days!).

Each boat in the wet pits will have to pay for their own berthing during their stay. This is because the cost of taking on the whole site (as P1 did) is far from cost effective, so you'll pay 'per metre' directly to the marina office, it can't get any fairer than that. Anyone who feels the need to try and avoid this payment will be struck from the finishers list and refused entry to any future races held by the BPRC."


If it were up to me, this would be implemented without exception, and if they fail to cough up, I'd remove them from the results sheet. we'll have to wait n see.

We got a good deal from the Cowes harbour people, the bills in question were only about 60-70 quid each, probably half of the cost of one trip from Drivers to Cowes in fuel in their boats, it beggars belief that some people find it natural to try it on like this, potentially pissing off the Cowes harbour office. Perfect for when we go back next year, cap in hand asking for help.

Ho Hum
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Old 29-08-2008, 08:49 PM   #4
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Team Konrad (Daniel Cramphorn), and Donzi (Kim Collins) both got confused, didn't understand the laminated letter left in their boats requesting them to pay for their berthing, and didn't know where they should go to pay (even though it told them in the letter), so didn't bother.
Probably couldn't afford it after one of their scooters was taken away by the local plod on Saturday night.
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Old 29-08-2008, 09:21 PM   #5
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Sorry to stick the knife in but the Porsche convertible they drive had the Road Tax from another car on the screen when i was down 2 weeks ago.
Seems the rules for us dont apply to them!!!!!!!

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Old 29-08-2008, 09:29 PM   #6
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Sorry to stick the knife in but the Porsche convertible they drive had the Road Tax from another car on the screen when i was down 2 weeks ago.

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Yes, I saw that too, however, I couldn't care less about that, only really interested in everyone working together to make the racing happen, as apposed to trying to be clever to save themselves a buck, whilst jeopardising it for everyone else.

Maybe they'll sort the marina fees and all will be ok. Otherwise the club will have to sort it, which won't go down well.
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Yes, I saw that too, however, I couldn't care less about that, only really interested in everyone working together to make the racing happen, as apposed to trying to be clever to save themselves a buck, whilst jeopardising it for everyone else.

Maybe, the rules that are in place should be enforced....if one person gets away with it, where does it end?

I for one thoroughly enjoyed the weekend both on and off the water and hope that the actions of a minority don't spoil it for the rest of us!
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Maybe, the rules that are in place should be enforced....if one person gets away with it, where does it end?

I for one thoroughly enjoyed the weekend both on and off the water and hope that the actions of a minority don't spoil it for the rest of us!
The Rules WILL be enforced don't worry about that because otherwise I will have to pay and that's not going to happen.
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:26 AM   #9
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Great does that mean your send us that top spot trophy then!! can pass the rest down the line as they were all V24's too!! 1st 2nd &3rd theres a pattern forming AGAIN !!
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Kim Collins and Daniel Cramphorn have now both paid their marina fees.

Mike had to chase it and process it himself with their credit cards, but it's done.

You'll probably find next year that the fees for the whole weekends marina berthing will added to the entry fee, and that will have to be paid before you're let in.

'The Club' really does have better things to do than chase bad payers.
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:32 PM   #11
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best way up front its like trying to get blood out of a stone!! or in the world of powerboat racing ' its like trying to get money out of powerboat racer!'
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:12 PM   #12
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best way up front its like trying to get blood out of a stone!! or in the world of powerboat racing ' its like trying to get money out of powerboat racer!'
Yes, but the reason it was done the way it was, is so that the racers pay pro rata their boat size. Hannes Bohinc and his Buzzi 50 should pay more than Max Gibson with his P18 for example. If the marina fees do indeed have to be charged up front, it's more work and arguments with varying entry fees dependant on boat length! How messy will that get! Unless of course all you lot with the smaller boats are happy to subsidise the super rich class 1 racers with a set fee added to each entry, regardless of boat size?

You see, it would have been so much easier if everyone just towed the line.
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You could do it by giving crews a "Chitty" to take to Harbour office when they sign in. Then they have to bring that back stamped "Paid" with their scrutineering sheet in order to be able to race.

Just a thought.
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Not a bad idea!

Again, shame it's necessary!
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Completly agree john its not hard to go to the office and pay! I think they sometimes want the organisers to wipe their arse's as well as stick a brush up their arse and sweep the pits!! still they say thats why they are rich!
Dave nice idea! not going anywhere with that slip signed!!
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