Thought I'd start a new thread here to keep the results separate from the rest of the discussion.
The current "Overall Race Positions
" published on the RB web site have several discrepancies with the results published for each leg
Some of this is obviously down to penalties being dished out and subsequently taken back (or not). Some of it is just weird. There's precious little information on the RB web site, and from the statement on the home page this almost seems to be something that they are proud of . . .
From The Organisers of the Round Britain Powerboat Race.
We wish to make everyone aware that this Great Race is being run as a Corinthian Event primarily financed with the racers own money. It has therefore not been possible to have secretarial staff or any other expensive facilities supporting the event. We only have personnel who are giving their time free of charge to help the event and the racers. Therefore please understand that as the race and everyone associated with the race are moving everyday and due to the unusual format of the race, communications and information is very difficult. We make no apologies for this, our primary concern is for the racers and their race, everything else has to take second place.
It's not really helping the cause of powerboating as a spectator sport if they just give the finger to everyone who is following and supporting the race. I know that things aren't ideal for the organising team, but how hard could it possibly be to publish proper results (or just email them to someone to pass on) including details of the penalties?
Anyway, enough of my constructive criticism and back to the detective work. These are the differences:
Portsmouth to Plymouth
43 Swipewipes.co.uk (+30 minutes)
88 Tequila (-16)
110 Seafarer (+30)
185 GEE (+30)
343 Carbon Neutral (-20)
So presumably 43, 110 and 185 received 30 minute penalties after the original results were published. No idea why 88 and 343 had time taken off though - typo? timing problem?
Milford Haven to Bangor
2 Hot Lemon (-60 minutes)
4 Hardleys (-1)
16 Team Scorpion Dubois (-60)
33 Gutta Boyz (-10)
81 Wettpunkt.com (-50)
110 Seafarer (-60)
111 Venturer (-39)
185 GEE (-90)
My guess here is that 2, 16, 110 and 185 all had 60 minute penalties applied before the results were published, but all appealed successfully (with 185 also getting the 30 minutes back from leg 1). Again, no idea what happened with 4, 33, 81, 111
Bangor to Oban
Looks like nothing has changed. Yet!
Originally Posted by ciao!
I think its best that we wait for tomorrow "Protest Committee" meeting - I will then post up the outcome - I am a little too close to be posting that kind of info here - hope you understand.
Any news? Are the currently published "Overall Race Positions" 100% correct?