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Old 01-08-2012, 03:10 PM
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Written for the more-general boating audience of Boats.com awhile ago, but there a few items in this feature you might find interesting, http://speedonthewater.com/in-the-ne...-comeback.html.

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And while I know this topic has been well-covered on this site, this story is more about the effort and Cibellis and Sgro.
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Congrats guys! You should start a new team-Two Joes Racing. Now there's a big one coming up in 2013; Cowes-Monte Carlo who's in?
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Not to get the thread off track, but how long is it going to take the chopper to get there when somebody goes over and the chopper is 20 miles away. With what happened in Key West I think that should be a thought.

I know thats how it was done back in the day, but for the most part they were open boats back then. They were also running a lot slower.
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Would love to see offshore run out a little bit. Have thought of this here in WPB,,,,,,,,,, Completely stuffed with 2 words HOMELAND SECURITY. At least in this area the director would not even listen........ Times have changed we have to take what we can get....
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Not to get the thread off track, but how long is it going to take the chopper to get there when somebody goes over and the chopper is 20 miles away. With what happened in Key West I think that should be a thought.

I know thats how it was done back in the day, but for the most part they were open boats back then. They were also running a lot slower.
Just under 8 mins. @ 150 MPH

Maybe a mandatory 20 min automatic air supply should be required to compete in such a race these days. Opening that conversation would be another can of worms.

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Not to get the thread off track, but how long is it going to take the chopper to get there when somebody goes over and the chopper is 20 miles away. With what happened in Key West I think that should be a thought.

I know thats how it was done back in the day, but for the most part they were open boats back then. They were also running a lot slower.
Good question - although cats are technically allowed in the rules none of the organisers accept entries from them in the UK as it's Cats that usually have the big accidents - Round Britain in 2008 didn't have air cover, the boats were all pretty much under 100mph.

European racing is as you probably already know very different and we will be doing up to 300+ miles a day unsupported with only a few safety boats and most of the time out of sight of anyone other than other competitors.

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