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Old 19-08-2006, 11:40 AM   #1
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Inland waters for speed boats

Hi to everyone out there!

As someone fairly new to speed boating, can anyone help me find a lake or some water around the midlands where we can test our boat after repairs etc.

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Old 19-08-2006, 11:59 AM   #2
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some rowing lake near nottingham. very tricky tested there last year
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Old 19-08-2006, 04:20 PM   #3
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I think he means.....

National Water Sports Centre
Holme Pierrepont
Nottingham

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Old 19-08-2006, 04:50 PM   #4
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Inland waters for speed boats

Around Birmingham:

There is a lake off the M42 just north of the M6 junction, where they use to hold circuit racing.

Also Chasewater - but not sure of access nowadays.
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betton abbott near shrewsbury, next door to bowmere virtually, 12 per hour........no restrictions!
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Old 19-08-2006, 11:08 PM   #7
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Cheers, thanks for the suggestions.
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The National Center for rowing was not a general 'all commers' venue, I had to make special arrangements, and book a time when the rowers were not going to be using the lake. They were however very very helpful.
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