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Old 11-02-2005, 10:04 PM   #1
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Has anyone got the calander fot the water ski racing this year?
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17 April - Hunstanton Open
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Old 11-02-2005, 10:27 PM   #3
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Old 11-02-2005, 10:33 PM   #4
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Bloody great!!
Just noticed that no ski racing in Plymouth this year!!
In a port where we always have water why cant we have a decent event like they do in Weston?
If anyone from the local ski club is on this forum could they answer that?
Or are we only interested in a quick ski up the embankment???
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Is there a ski club in Plymouth ??
When the Europeans were in Plymouth in 2003, they were organised in the main by Exmouth and Lyme Regis I think.
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I only know 1 team from Plymouth on the ski racing circuit.
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Yeh. I see what your saying Nige about basically going where the support is but for christ sake if we cant organise a decent event down here then theres something wrong. Any event wil only be as good as its advertised.
Are the power grand prix still going this year?
We have great facilities here its just a shame that they are not pushed a bit more. !
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Which ski team it you know from Plymouth?
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I totally agree with you, we should really go where we will be seen by the general public in order to gain more interest. More interest = potentially more money for the sport!

Not sure about the power boat grand prix this year, havent heard.

Richard Kirk's from Plymouth I believe. He races FII

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Are the power grand prix still going this year?
Yes.

15th July - Practice
16th July - Time Trials
17th July - Grand Prix

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Old 12-02-2005, 10:17 AM   #11
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Last year there was also a Grand prix series sponsored by Bartercard where over the weekend they had OCR & skiing. I thought this worked quite well but I havent heard wether this is going to be the cae again this year?
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I believe that the Barter Card deal went to the wall last year hence no input this year.

As to putting on races in Plymouth, nothing stopping you putting together an organising committee and applying for a race you donít need much.

Somewhere to be based for signing in toilets showers and changing facilities a sponsor would be very nice as you will need some money for the prize giving federation fess, doctor, ambulance rescue boats, officials, judges, timekeepers, scrutinisers, people to sign in the competitors, accommodation and travelling expenses for some officials.

Then you will need help and lots of it all unpaid, radio comms, parking for campers cars oh and for boats, launch vehicles, reliable, launch crews, medic on the water, diver just in case, public address system, commentator, not forgetting insurance.

The backing of the local council and police would help.

I raced for many years and historically we raced at well established ski clubs not always in a town or holiday resort, places like Allhalows, Varne, Seasalter Whitstable, Weston, Lyme Regis, Loch Earn, Hartlepool, Chasewater, Penarth and Hunstanton to name just a few.
Why did we race at these venues, mainly because they had the facilities in place and all of the support infrastructure and club funds to subsidise the events.

Unfortunately the Ski Federation doesnít provide enough support to put on races at some of the more attractive venues it is mainly left up to a few dedicated clubs and members that are scattered around the country, again mainly at well establish clubs.
If you want racing in Plymouth, very good venue, start a club and get your application in.

This discussion about going to better venues has been going round for many years now, on the face of it the Barter card deal appeared to go some way to achieving it but it appears to have fallen early on.
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dbe1,
So does that mean that the mixed racing (OCR & skiing)grand prix weekends are finished?
As for starting a club Plymouth has one already, I`ll drop them a mail to find out the state of play as far as applying for races. Fair point about facilities although this is not an issue in Plymouth.
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So does that mean that the mixed racing (OCR & skiing)grand prix weekends are finished?
As for starting a club Plymouth has one already, I`ll drop them a mail to find out the state of play as far as applying for races. Fair point about facilities although this is not an issue in Plymouth.
As far as I am aware Barter Card are out of the picture and the link with OCR, I will be seeing one of the Ski racing technical committee members over the weekend I will find out the situation.

I raced at Plymouth many years ago, twice if I remember correctly both times out of Queen Anne's Battery Marina, forgive me if name is not quite right, good facilities.

Race was as a rough as a bears arse, out leg filled the boat with water, in leg spent most of the time emptying it, went on lap after lap for an hour, then the same in the support race.

Is the club in Plymouth a member of the BWSF, needs to be to hold races.
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I remember that race in Plymouth dbe1!!!!

What team are you / were you in ?
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I remember that race in Plymouth dbe1!!!!

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I ran F2 men Russell Coxís and ladies Julie Frame daughter of Barry Frame driver of Hot Shot, I ran a Phantom21 Boat 60 with a worked on Yamaha ProV, at the time sponsored by Hurst Communications.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by dbe1

Race was as a rough as a bears arse, out leg filled the boat with water, in leg spent most of the time emptying it, went on lap after lap for an hour, then the same in the support race.

Ha ha, yeh people always think that because of the breakwater that the sound is alway glass water - No such luck I`m affraid.
Aa few years ago they raced under the Tamar bridge which should give much better water conditions.
My gripe is that noting is ever pushed/advertised here in terms of any sort of powerboat racing, even the F1 is only on the news the day before it happens.
dbe1 how long ago was it you raced, you may have raced agaisnt my dad?
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Who was your dad and what team did he race with.
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New 'Updated' Ski Race Calendar for you. Good news for you Dan - 16/17 July !

Provisional Calendar Ė 2005 Season



17th April Hunstanton Open

24th April Stone National ***

1st May Hunstanton National ***

8th May Allhallows National ***

15th May Harderwijk, Holland, Europe Cup & Competitors Seminar

22nd May Cardiff Bay Marathon National

29th May Weston S Mare GB Europe Cup & National

11th-18th June Worlds, Hunstanton, GB

25th/26th June Viersel Diamond Race, BEL, Europe Cup

9th July Catalina Island Race, Long Beach, CA, USA

9th July Oropesa, Spain, Europe Cup

16th/17th July *Plymouth National (with Honda and Category 1 Offshore)

12th/13th August Cardiff Bay sprints (changed date)

12th/13th August Tulln, Austria, Europe Cup

16th/17th/18th August *Liverpool National (with Honda 4 Stroke)

9th/10th/11th September *Guernsey National (with Honda 4 Stroke)


19th November BWS National Racing Ball & Forum, Thistle Hotel, Cheltenham

Possible Europe Cup or International Open in Rotterdam in either August or September
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