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Old 18-04-2008, 04:48 PM   #1
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Had the chaps from Bladerun in to see us yesterday, seems they have reduced their fees some what for the may event. Have a look if your interested www.bladerun.com
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Old 18-04-2008, 05:52 PM   #2
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Reduced down to £500 per person?

mmmmmmmm imagin what it would have been if there was a Credit Crunch and possible ression looming
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Old 18-04-2008, 07:34 PM   #3
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Pity the timing - I would have liked to have done it, but not possible.
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Old 18-04-2008, 07:47 PM   #4
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Interesting disclaimer at the end of your post...
* This posting is my opinion and is based on my understanding of fact. It is open to debate and clarification. This posting is my expression of my legal right to free speach under local, European and international laws.

How about English Law???
and what about your Human Rights???
What About Our Human Rights????

A better disclaimer which a legal friend of mine uses is:

"This email contains the expression of firm belief held by a individual who has the mental capacity of a retarded slug - any written replies should be sent C/O HM Prison Broadmore"
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Old 19-04-2008, 08:40 AM   #5
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Reduced down to £500 per person?

mmmmmmmm imagin what it would have been if there was a Credit Crunch and possible ression looming
I understand you can enter a boat for £250 does not include all the piss ups but they have a chopper and will film you.
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Old 19-04-2008, 09:04 AM   #6
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How about English Law???
English law is just too wierd, and does strange things in some cases. Lucky for us EU law can be called in to help.


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and what about your Human Rights???
Most of what I wold be relying on is based on the Human Rights laws


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What About Our Human Rights????
What about your human rights?


100% of the disclaimer is to prevent the RYA from attempting something stupid. They have indicated on many occasions that they will attempt to control what racing members publish. Illegally, but attempts cost a shyte load of money. My brief costs £500 an hour. Getting an injunction against the RYA is 6 hours prep work and 4 hours court work = £5000. Then you have to go back to court after the period of the injunction has expired etc etc...


Like taking the criminal element of the UK boat trade to court, it is a loose loose situation.

Avoiding the fight is probably the only way to win the fight.
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Old 19-04-2008, 09:00 PM   #7
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Quite an ambitious programme this year! I suppose its the make or break year for them!

Thought they might have moved on from that rather over used P1 image. Thought by now they could use one of their own photos.

Well its not long until the first one by which time my 8hp sailmate should have got me to Gunwharf so I might catch a glimpse as I chug over the channel weather permitting!

Might consider one in the Med if I get some bigger outboards fitted in time!
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Old 22-04-2008, 03:19 PM   #8
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Hello,

Thanks to Gill for her time last Thursday regarding BladeRun and thanks to Gareth for posting it.

For those of you who have never been on a BladeRun before, listed below is exactly what all our participants receive:

For £500 + vat per person:

- 3 evening meals with wine and welcome drinks (plus 1 beach barbecue)
- VIP access to clubs for 3 nights
- High quality clothing (1 BladeRun jacket, 2 t-shirts and 1 cap)
- Helicopter footage (including an edited and personalised 5 minute clip)
- All still photography
- Berthing fees in Brighton
- Bacon Roll & Coffee at start driver briefing
- BladeRun beach festival on the Isle of Wight, inc, live music, tender service
- Marine support boat (if you keep to the waypoint route)
- Luggage facility - to save things getting wet / reduce weight
- Awards

There is an optional round the island time trial on Day 1

You can see the BladeRun clothing here -
You can see the UK teams here -
You can see the Schedulehere
You can see the Route here & here
You can see the charter options here
You can see the info and pricing here

An example of the edited movie we will post on your page / make available to you please click here
(the soundtrack is the Team Captains choice by the way)

All boats will be met by Mike Bellamy, the '72 London Montecarlo winner, in Brighton with the journalist Ray Bullman and his welcome crew!

We have extended an invitation to Mike Lloyd regarding Round Britain Boats joining as a pre RB08 run to test the boats.

Events dates Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th May.

Please feel free to call Duncan on 02380439950, or drop in to our office on the Itchen, found here

Cheers,

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Old 22-04-2008, 05:26 PM   #9
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It is unfortunate that I can not do it this year, as it really would be a good one.
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Old 22-04-2008, 05:30 PM   #10
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and very well organised this time! The first year there was little or no plannign of the route etc. This time a hell of a lot of work has gone into the actual rout and support for the boats on the route.
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Thought they might have moved on from that rather over used P1 image. Thought by now they could use one of their own photos.
Noted! - I was thinking that the other day so we have spruced up the home page to with some suitable BladeRun images - www.bladerun.com
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Old 29-04-2008, 09:52 PM   #12
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BladeRun UK Date Change...

Looking at the weather report for this weekend , and talking to entrants, our marine support team and many others, we have decided that BladeRun needs a break from the weather! After the last two years have been against us, its my dream to have a great UK rally, with great weather. Consequently, we have decided to move BladeRun UK to the back end of May, the schedule is as follows:

Thursday 29th May - 7.30pm, welcome night, dinner and party
Friday 30th May - Southampton to Brighton, dinner and party overnight in Brighton
Saturday 31st May - Southampton to Brighton, finish party and awards

There are many boats that will be able to make it now, in particular Dan Cramphorns Velocity '39, entering Supersport this year for a few races, will be unveiled on BladeRun!

We are still going to run the party this bank holiday Sunday on the beach at Bembridge from 11.30am. Its going to be fun with live music, barbecue and beer tent on the beach at the harbour entrance, so please come and join us as its a good run and fun when we get there! Charlie from Head First Water Sports has kindly donated all his toys for guests to use, kite surfing to wake boarding...

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Old 29-04-2008, 09:59 PM   #13
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Looking at the weather report for this weekend , and talking to entrants, our marine support team and many others, we have decided that BladeRun needs a break from the weather! After the last two years have been against us, its my dream to have a great UK rally, with great weather. Consequently, we have decided to move BladeRun UK to the back end of May, the schedule is as follows:

Thursday 29th May - 7.30pm, welcome night, dinner and party
Friday 30th May - Southampton to Brighton, dinner and party overnight in Brighton
Saturday 31st May - Southampton to Brighton, finish party and awards

There are many boats that will be able to make it now, in particular Dan Cramphorns Velocity '39, entering Supersport this year for a few races, will be unveiled on BladeRun!

We are still going to run the party this bank holiday Sunday on the beach at Bembridge from 11.30am. Its going to be fun with live music, barbecue and beer tent on the beach at the harbour entrance, so please come and join us as its a good run and fun when we get there! Charlie from Head First Water Sports has kindly donated all his toys for guests to use, kite surfing to wake boarding...

I can't believe your luck with the weather it's like putting all your money on black and letting it ride.

The good news is The Bandit team will be there. (oh on the cheap option )

Hoping to launch the boat on the 10th and get to Ribex
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I can't believe your luck with the weather it's like putting all your money on black and letting it ride.

The good news is The Bandit team will be there. (oh on the cheap option )

Hoping to launch the boat on the 10th and get to Ribex
That or its cursed!

Anyway I love all the videos. What happened to the involvement with Round Britain? Will Ed Balme be brought back from exile in Argentina as some sort of mascot?
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