Lymington Challenge

Sorry guys Dry Martini will not be at Lymington. Ashley Nihell had stepped up to the plate and I'm sure was looking forward to having a good race with me and Christian. Sorry for the letdown. Unfortunately it just became too complex logistically. Licensing was not the only issue but it was enough to sway my decision. My APBA/ UIM International with US letter authorizing competition in all European offshore events (used at Cowes for the last three years) was no good at this particular event and would have to be rescinded, then an RYA licensed purchased, Physical,etc. Sally Windsor was very helpful in this matter and I thank her for her advice and efforts in trying to alleviate this problem. Being based in the US of course does not help but that will be rectified in the near future. Look forward to more racing in the UK soon.
Mike and Brigitte

Hi Mike

It would have been great to see you racing in Lymington with Dry Martini
but we understand the problems.
We look foward to seeing you over here next year

Chris Strickland
 
We have fuel left over from the needles ,,!

The Flyin Falcon Apache 41' A90 will be present for the last event of the season in lymington, it should be fun.

Paper work to be submitted shortly .

The crew FFUK

This is good news
Will put you down on the runners and riders list
 
Ok so here are the entries so far although some still to confirm with entry forms
This is the best I can do at the moment, with the lack of paperwork!
Sorry for not including all the members of the teams.
Skippers only at the moment.

R1
7 Mystic Dragon Bob Turnbull
D10 Grey Ghost Paul Glenister
99 PPG Print Phil Payter
Carbon Neutral Stephen Hemsley
Team Amaryllis Mell Hatton
R80 Seahound Chris strickland

R2

E3 My Pleasure Gordon Compton
R5 Ocean Devil John Adlard
1 Scorpion Strike Patrick Byrne
33 Minneau Bligh Julius

Unlimited Open

28 B Project Matt Sydenham
4 ZRC Project James Sydenham

BCC Class 1

1 18 TEC Care Adam Younger
New Mashan Glen Thompson

BCC Class 2

2 121 Prestidge Plumbing Clive Pestidge
TBA Rob Lister
2 926 NWJservices Neil Jackson
2 77 ANANAB Racing Graham Reader

BCC Class3

B92 CRC Racing Ashleigh Foulser
TBA Brian Peedell

MARATHON

Cinzano Marcus Hendricks
TBA Dean Gibbs
TBA Vee Ganjavian
TBA Dorian Griffiths
Smokin Aces TBA
Apache Tony Toll
TBA Chris Dodge
 
A NOTE FROM OUR RACE SECRETARY



Hi everyone

Please find here a link to the new set of Race Instructions which are on the BIBOA website; please be sure to have read this most recent copy and have it with you on the day. We have reversed the original course to accommodate more boats and altered the position of the start and finish lines. These changes have been agreed by the Course Approvals Cttee at the RYA

http://www.lymingtonchallenge.com/s...ngton Challenge inc Marathon Class 2012 2.pdf

We're looking forward to a great race day on the 29th and at present have an expected entry list of over 25 boats, which is absolutely fantastic.

Many thanks to those who have already sent in an Entry Form - it would be very helpful if all others could do this by email as soon as possible. There is one for RIBs and British Club Championship classes, and one for Marathon boats, both attached.

The Royal Lymington Yacht Club are incredible hosts and will have food and drink flowing throughout the day in the bar. They prepare coffee, fresh orange and bacon rolls in the morning, and sandwiches and light bite lunches from noon which you can purchase in the Bar.

In the evening following the Awards, we have a curry supper with three choices and all the side trimmings,followed by a sweet for £15/head; it would be really helpful if you could let me know by email how many tickets you might need for the supper so we can roughly calculate numbers; tickets can be purchased from me in Race Control throughout the day on Friday or Saturday..

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any queries: mary.puddifoot@mail.com or 07831 468 060

With very best wishes
Mary
 
View of BIBOA Race

Last year, I found that the car-park just west of the end of Hurst Spit was a good view point of the race.
The North Head buoy is close, & you get en excellent view of most of the course, but not, of course, all the Marathon course, from there.
Take a good pair of bins'.
 
Last year, I found that the car-park just west of the end of Hurst Spit was a good view point of the race.
The North Head buoy is close, & you get en excellent view of most of the course, but not, of course, all the Marathon course, from there.
Take a good pair of bins'.

That's a great line up you have for this years Lymington Challenge, congratulations to the organisers.

From an Isle of Wight perspective, will have to find a vantage point between Fort Victoria and Fort Albert. Will need a big lens!!
Give us a wave Martin.
 
Looking at the course it does appear that those turn marks are in fact some distance from the coast, the close-est turn mark appears to be the one between Boscombe and Southbourne during the race, but still I would guess its quite away offshore
I assume at Hurst Castle one would only see the boats going out to the start line/Muster area, however are the boats still racing on their return to the finish line on the return trip ? ... anyone know
 
The new Marshan 21 will be entered with Mercury's new 2.5 v6 150 pro XS. It's first test. Good luck to Andy Hiscox and Glen Thompson.:moon:
 
Looking at the course it does appear that those turn marks are in fact some distance from the coast, the close-est turn mark appears to be the one between Boscombe and Southbourne during the race, but still I would guess its quite away offshore
I assume at Hurst Castle one would only see the boats going out to the start line/Muster area, however are the boats still racing on their return to the finish line on the return trip ? ... anyone know

The Ribs and BCC boats will be racing from Mark 1 Pennington Red Pole
round Hurst to North East Shingles Mark 3 on two of the laps
The race fleet will pass close to Hurst twice,then finish at the Lymington
Bank Mark 8

The Marathon Classes finish South of Lymington Bank Mark 8
 
Here is the latest entry list



RACE Number BOAT NAME DRIVERS BOAT TYPE HULL Colour TUBE Colour DECK Colour Engines TOTAL hp
R1

7 MYSTIC DRAGON Bob Turnbull N Keyser Scorpion 9.98 White Yellow White 2 x inboard diesel 630

D10 GREY GHOST Paul Glenister Tim Coote Scorpion 10.1 White Grey White 2 x inboard diesel 630

343 CARBON NEUTRAL Stephen Hemsley John Caulcutt Joe Donahue Revenger 10m White Grey White 2 x outboard petrol 600

D59 TEAM AMARYLLIS Mel Hatton Pascoe 9.5 2 x outboard 500

R80 SEAHOUND V Chris Strickland Jan Falkowski Marc Lyne Scorpion 10m White Red White 2 x inboard diesel 630
R2

E3 MY PLEASURE II Gordon Compton Hazel Smith Home built 7.58m White Sky blue Grey 1 x inboard diesel 315

R5 OCEAN DEVIL Jon Adlard Julian Lyas Scorpion 7.5m White Grey/ yellow Grey/White 1 x inboard diesel 300

1 STING Patrick Byrne Scorpion Sting 300

33 MINN'EAU Bligh Julius Scorpion 8.7m White Yellow White 1 x outboard petrol 275
UNLIMITED OPEN

28 B-PROJECT Matt Sydenham B28 Ocke Mannerfelt White None White 1 x inboard petrol 420

4 ZRC Project James Sydenham Donzi 38 ZRC Silver/ blue None White 2 x inboard petrol 1400
CLASS 1

1 18 TEC CARE Adam Younger Mark Brownhall Technohull 888 29' White/ Purple White/ Purple White/ Purple 1 outboard petrol 350

49 COMFORTABLY NUMB Dean Gibbs Dave Brown Pascoe 8.5m White Yellow/ Grey White 1 x inboard diesel 315
CLASS 2

2 121 PRESTIDGE PLUMBING Clive Prestidge AJ Windsor Phantom Blue/ Grey 1 x petrol 200

2 46 ALIEN NATION Andy Hislox Glen Thompson Marshan 21 Silver / Blue None Silver 1 x petrol outboard 150

C51 JUPITER Rob Lister Mick Crouch Forge Craft 23' White None White 1 x petrol 200

2-926 NWJservices Neil Jackson Jason Jackson Ocke Mannerfelt B23 White Orange Black 1 x outboard petrol 200

2 77 ANANAB RACING Graham Reeder Vincent Berridge Ocke Mannerfelt B23 Yellow None Yellow 1 x outboard petrol 200
CLASS 3

B92 CRC RACING 1 Ashleigh Foulser Stewart Dick Ocke Mannerfelt Backdraft Yellow None Yellow 1 x outboard petrol 90

TBC Brian Pedell

MARATHON

B558 CINZANO BIANCO Markus Hendricks Simon Wood Power Eric Smilie CUV Racer White/ red/blue none White/ red/blue 2 x inboard petrol 1450

B41 APACHE WARHORSE Tony Toll Trevor Pickard Stuart Forsyth Apache Blue/ White None Blue/ White 2 x inboard petrol 750

FLYING FALCON Glenn Chidzoy Gabriel Sophia Apache 41 None

B110 MICROLINK FURY Vee Ganjavian Gareth Williams White None White 2 x inboard petrol 1450

C100 BLAST OFF Dorian Griffiths Rob Jenkins Fountain White None White 2 x inboard petrol 1000

B74 SMOKIN' ACES Chris Dodge Nick Dodge Dragon 39 Pink None White/ Pink 2 x inboard petrol 1250
 
Well done Chris

If only...... I had no debts.... we would be there. awsome race and good luck guys.
 
Hi Chris,
We are inboard diesel now! 2xYanmar 500 ish hp each.
I also think Drew may be bringing Silverline.
 
Entry List

Chris,
What a great entry list, why can't we get so many boats out for other races !
I do hope that Drew turns up too, Marathon looks like a really strong fleet. I guess that the majority will arrive on the water early Saturday morning, that's certainly what we are planning with Cinzano, having fueled up in Yarmouth on the way.
 
Maybe I had better get to the Yarmouth fuel pontoon first!
 
Great entry list. Have a safe race everybody and good luck! Wish I was there!
 
1st Fury
2nd Cinzano
3rd Smokin Aces
4th Silverline

About 80 mins to complete the race.

1st boat back in the bcc race
ZRC Project
2nd Carbon Neutral ( was leading until missed a bouy off Lymington)

Great to meet Brindledog (Dave) on the wall at Fort Victoria.

Will check out photos and video later!!!
 
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Thank to all the organisers and well done to Vee and Gareth in Microlink Fury.

I had the pleasure of racing in Blastoff the Fountain powered by twin Yanmars, at least it was until half way round the final lap when we blew a turbo.

A leisurely 4 hour trip back to Drivers at 7 knots. Many thanks to race winner Gareth for waiting back at Drivers for our return in the dark!

Of course thanks to Dorian for giving me the opportunity, he Rob and Ashley are a great crew.
 
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