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Old 27-11-2005, 09:31 PM   #1
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Boatmad racing???

Seeing as a few people on here would like to try some luck at racing, how hard would it be to put together a boatmad race or 2???
Could spilt it up into some kinda formula and just race for fun, all entries could cover the costs whatever they may be.
May be a none starter but could be fun. Any ideas???
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Old 27-11-2005, 09:32 PM   #2
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Wicked idea! Im up for it! So will a few of me mates!
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would be good but someone has to organise it, and if something were to happen during an event would the authorities get shitty?
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Old 27-11-2005, 09:39 PM   #4
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i forsee this being utter agro to organise.
SPLENDID idea though it is.
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Old 27-11-2005, 09:44 PM   #5
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would be good but someone has to organise it, and if something were to happen during an event would the authorities get shitty?
That is a good point now you come to mention it gav!
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Great Idea!

No Authorities, no insurance, just a few blokes going out to race!

Bring it on – but set it up quietly… the Thought Police are out there!
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That is a good point now you come to mention it gav!
plus you got to think of safety first, first aiders, safety boats etc.....
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Forget that rubbish Gav! Its all about going out and doing it!
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Forget that rubbish Gav! Its all about going out and doing it!
I agree but i would still like to know that if i flipped my boat and was stuck in it there would be someone there who knew what they were doing!
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Point taken, but there have been many races (well organised ) where racers have been left in the drink. ….and then got cold
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Forget that rubbish Gav! Its all about going out and doing it!

you on the vino? i agree its good idea from the point of veiw of someone who HAS raced, but for someone who hasnt then they could possibly be unaware of the usual dangers or good practice....... just my opinion
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I`m sure thats theres enough people on here that knows some one who knows some ones etc etc. As for the other bits and bobs, surely if everyone signed a disclaimer it could be overcome?
Only thinking aloud anyhow. May not be possible but who knows?
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plus you got to think of safety first, first aiders, safety boats etc.....
I would be up for this plus I am a first aider and a fire marshall.

Sounds like a great idea! It would be more of a poker run than a race though.
Race from Weymouth to Cowes would be a good idea!
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I would be up for this plus I am a first aider and a fire marshall.

Sounds like a great idea! It would be more of a poker run than a race though.
Race from Weymouth to Cowes would be a good idea!
god help us all if your in charge of saftey!!
count me in .
hmmmmmm..........now which boat shall i use???
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Why dont you all just enter a basic race or two, you've no need to worry about safety or organisation, if your boat can pass scrutineering buy your licence and enjoy.
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Why dont you all just enter a basic race or two, you've no need to worry about safety or organisation, if your boat can pass scrutineering buy your licence and enjoy.

i agree and is the route i will be taking
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I think that anyone that goes racing should do it because they want to beat the fleet / the man / and the class the of the day.

Powerboat racing is a very hard sport, it destroys your body, deprives your bank account…

But I need to be out there next year…..
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I think that anyone that goes racing should do it because they want to beat the fleet / the man / and the class the of the day.

Powerboat racing is a very hard sport, it destroys your body, deprives your bank account…

But I need to be out there next year…..
I fancy doing a basic just for the experience!



Dan, whats the basic racing like down in Plymouth?
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But I need to be out there next year….. [/B]
Me to, i was gonna sell my engine and pack racing in but you miss the buzz so im off testing next week at carr mill ready to do the boxing day race.

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Yeh id be up for it aswell how bout a drag race to!!
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