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Old 29-08-2006, 03:40 PM   #1
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New Class Of Racing

HI ALL! HANDS UP ALL OF YOU THAT MIGHT LIKE TO GO RACING IN A NEW CLASS IN 2007........

THE NEW CLASS WILL BE MINIMUM BOAT LENGTH OF 23 FEET MAXIMUM POWER 500HP INBOARDS OR OUTBOARDS SINGLE OR TWIN RIGS MONO OR CAT THEIR WILL ALSO BE A MINIMUM WEIGHT RESTRICTION YET TO BE CONFIRMED.

RACING WILL BE HELD AT 5 EVENTS EACH EVENT CONSISTING OF 2 RACES WITH A MINIMUM RACE DISTANCE OF 70NM. THE COURSE WILL BE RUN AS CLOSE TO THE SHORE AS POSSIBLE TO GRAB THE PUBLIC'S INTREST.

THIS WILL BE EQIVERLANT TO OCR FOR THE BIG BOYS!!!!

I AM INTRESTED TO FIND OUT HOW MANY OF YOU WOULD BE INTRESTED IN THIS TYPE OF RACING.....AND IF THERE IS ENOUGH OF YOU OUT THERE I WILL TRY AND TAKE THIS FORWARD

YOUR RESPONCES WILL BE GREATFULLY RECIEVED
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Old 29-08-2006, 03:45 PM   #2
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Old 29-08-2006, 03:54 PM   #3
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Garry what Club is going to run it?
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Old 29-08-2006, 06:08 PM   #4
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Canopies? maximum speed limits? TV coverage? very very big PR budget?
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Old 29-08-2006, 06:22 PM   #5
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Yes to canopies if it is 508 No to speed limits as this is racing not plesasure navigation and as much PR as i can get as this is what the sport needs.
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Old 29-08-2006, 06:47 PM   #6
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Hmmmmmmnnn.

may be interested. I was thinking of not racing next year, but this may be fun. Like P1 but without the silly rules?



What would help is a website, with one or two photographers taking several hundred shots during the event, and then listing these on the website for free use. The photographers dont have to be professional, just good. The V24 guys got good coverage two years ago by writing the actual race reports and having loads of free photographs. You could have two or three versions of the same race report, and newspapers, mags etc just cut n paste your report into their publication.
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Old 29-08-2006, 07:31 PM   #7
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Could be interested - something along the lines I was suggesting in a previous thread a few months ago!
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Old 29-08-2006, 07:34 PM   #8
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Yes you have got it Tricky and yes we will have a website with full race reports and pics teams profile etc i want uk racing to move up a gear good PR good racing and good fun and yes we will have rules but we will all no what there are in plane English so you will all no were you stand from day 1
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anything about location?
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Old 29-08-2006, 08:13 PM   #10
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The plan is to run 5 events within the UK.

Prefereable as high profile as we can find
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good luck lots of intrest
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yes would be very interested, 500hp include single or twin diesel? what sort of top speeds we talking about?
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Old 29-08-2006, 08:44 PM   #13
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Yes diesels fine max 500hp top speed how fast can you make it go
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Mmm. That excludes most twin engine V8 boats.
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Old 29-08-2006, 09:36 PM   #15
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Surely the decline in Powerboat Racing is down to having too many classes !!
Why yet another OCR style class !! We all know this was the most successful style of Racing so why not get realistic & compete in OCR (The original & still the best OCR style Racing) .
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Whats the specs on the class details for OCR?
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good idea just extend the OCA course and make is another class
in OCR for bigger boat

longer course and bigger boats with bigger engines
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Whats the specs on the class details for OCR?
C Class 14ft 1000cc 2 stroke 1300c 4 stroke
B Class 16ft 1350 cc 2 stroke 1600cc 4 Stroke
A Class 18ft 1850 cc 2 stroke 2200cc 4 stroke

1 1/2 mile multi lap course average 8 turns per lap !!
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Mmm. That excludes most twin engine V8 boats.
And most twin outboard engined boats !
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250hp twins is the max for the class then...
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