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Old 06-17-2010, 10:51 PM
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Uh, ILMOR POWERED!! Good run guys, Congrats!
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Top Banana View Post
It was over 800 miles and ran over five days with a rest day in there too. Each town that they stopped in tried to outdo the town from the night before. I heard that all the competitors were treated like royalty and had a great time.

The city of Galway, which was one of the stops on the Volvo Around the World sailing race, knew the value of these kind of one off races and stepped in to help with the sponsorhsip.

Unfortunately for our team, it came a little too late and we missed the shipping date. Best pricing we could get for the shipping back and forth out of New York was between $25 and $28,000. Not counting airfare, hotels, support vans, meals and maybe just one visit to the pubs..LOL.

At that time it was too much for the organizers to come up with, so we sat on the beach waiting for the next opportunity.

We also hoped to leave the boat over there and race in the 50th running of Cowes.

Of course as we all know, once the boat was in European waters, Bob the Builder might have taken a run over the Med to the Black Sea or through the Suez Canal. One of these days, things will work out and I might be able to join him on one of his adventures.
Yes I do hope we can get together on a adventurous run sometime, Charlie. That would have been a great event to do. I was really disappointed that the sponsorship did not come thru as hoped. My consolation prize was to do this run down to the Caribbean, so maybe another time in Europe.
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Old 06-25-2010, 03:21 AM
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I was priveliged to be part of the support crew for Cinzano for the Round Ireland race (along with Mike Nickolson & Max Smillie) having been involved in the rebuild prior to the race. The new 725 Ilmor`s behaved faultlessly and Markus Hendricks was delighted to acheive not only overall win, but the only boat to complete all 5 legs. Cinzano clocked speeds of 83+ Knts which we believe can be improved upon with further testing.
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