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MOTORVATOR

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3,632 posts

131 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
For anybody that missed it.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/telegraphsportnew...

Good to see the msm picking up on the revival at last.

jinkster

1,113 posts

40 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
That sounds interesting. Thanks!

mickrick

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57 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
Looks like one of Fabio Buzzi's boats in the picture?

MOTORVATOR

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Huntsman

4,295 posts

134 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
Apparently required to have 50 (fifty) safety boats in the Solent for the start, I should think they'll be a risk in themselves.

We'll be out there.


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MOTORVATOR

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Same requirement on the CTC wasn't it Ben? Minimum of one per raceboat.

Anyway when you say out there I assume you are going the full distance. :tongue in cheek smiley:

Assuming you know, are any of the wooden classics entered?

Huntsman

4,295 posts

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
MOTORVATOR said:
Same requirement on the CTC wasn't it Ben? Minimum of one per raceboat.

Anyway when you say out there I assume you are going the full distance. :tongue in cheek smiley:

Assuming you know, are any of the wooden classics entered?
I'm not aware of any of them entered, would be cool if Double Century did it again.


Rower

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
Huntsman said:
I'm not aware of any of them entered, would be cool if Double Century did it again.
The Pearce brothers are still in recovery after the first trip !!!

MOTORVATOR

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Huntsman

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MOTORVATOR said:
Smart! That boat is on my shortlist should I find a buyer for Playtime, not sure I'll manage to scrape the pennies together though.

Rower

1,214 posts

150 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
Huntsman said:
MOTORVATOR said:
Smart! That boat is on my shortlist should I find a buyer for Playtime, not sure I'll manage to scrape the pennies together though.
The guy to the left of the picture is Peter Pierce and the guy on the right is David Paragaffe (not sure of the spelling there ! ) He was the owner and father of the littel boy and Peter, together with his brother John skippered and spannered it !

I have just spoken to John who gave me a bit of a story about one of the legs to Cartagena , evidently there was a very heavy swell running and Double Century had clear air on a few occasions , another Huntsman called 'The Spirit of Micheal House' was very close to them , however had much bigger engines and a much bigger fuel load , evidently the whole of the aft cabin was a fuel tank .

Consequently because of the weight it did not deal well with the sea conditions and landed after a particularly large wave with a crash that sounded like it had hit a concrete floor with the result that the transom parted company with the hull! John had seen( and heard ) what had happened and turned back to help and got the 5 crew off before she went down.

Huntsman

4,295 posts

134 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
Rower said:
The guy to the left of the picture is Peter Pierce and the guy on the right is David Paragaffe (not sure of the spelling there ! ) He was the owner and father of the littel boy and Peter, together with his brother John skippered and spannered it !

I have just spoken to John who gave me a bit of a story about one of the legs to Cartagena , evidently there was a very heavy swell running and Double Century had clear air on a few occasions , another Huntsman called 'The Spirit of Micheal House' was very close to them , however had much bigger engines and a much bigger fuel load , evidently the whole of the aft cabin was a fuel tank .

Consequently because of the weight it did not deal well with the sea conditions and landed after a particularly large wave with a crash that sounded like it had hit a concrete floor with the result that the transom parted company with the hull! John had seen( and heard ) what had happened and turned back to help and got the 5 crew off before she went down.
Rower that is fascinating, I knew that Spirit of Michaelhouse sunk, there's a photo on the web of the rescue showing the boat half submerged, I had never heard such a detailed account of what happened. Thank you.


Rower

1,214 posts

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
Huntsman said:
Rower said:
The guy to the left of the picture is Peter Pierce and the guy on the right is David Paragaffe (not sure of the spelling there ! ) He was the owner and father of the littel boy and Peter, together with his brother John skippered and spannered it !

I have just spoken to John who gave me a bit of a story about one of the legs to Cartagena , evidently there was a very heavy swell running and Double Century had clear air on a few occasions , another Huntsman called 'The Spirit of Micheal House' was very close to them , however had much bigger engines and a much bigger fuel load , evidently the whole of the aft cabin was a fuel tank .

Consequently because of the weight it did not deal well with the sea conditions and landed after a particularly large wave with a crash that sounded like it had hit a concrete floor with the result that the transom parted company with the hull! John had seen( and heard ) what had happened and turned back to help and got the 5 crew off before she went down.
Rower that is fascinating, I knew that Spirit of Michaelhouse sunk, there's a photo on the web of the rescue showing the boat half submerged, I had never heard such a detailed account of what happened. Thank you.
According to John there was a Navy frigate standing by who took 4 men off, one stayed on Double Century for that leg.

Is there a link to the rescue pictures ?

Fishtigua

6,054 posts

79 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
Funnily enough, I've just been in contact with Mike James from the Classic Offshore Powerboat Club.

I was researching some race stuff the old man did in the first Cowes/Torquay and he sent these photos of his old Hunt 34 and Pacemaker 21 from years ago.




Huntsman

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
Rower said:
According to John there was a Navy frigate standing by who took 4 men off, one stayed on Double Century for that leg.

Is there a link to the rescue pictures ?
The only pic I have seen

https://picasaweb.google.com/116493500049865636778...

Rower

1,214 posts

150 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Huntsman said:
Rower said:
According to John there was a Navy frigate standing by who took 4 men off, one stayed on Double Century for that leg.

Is there a link to the rescue pictures ?
The only pic I have seen

https://picasaweb.google.com/116493500049865636778...
That would have been taken from Double Century , apart from Domecq, BP were a major sponsor .

The boat gradually filled with water and sunk stern first leaving the bows pointing toward the sky because of the air trapped inside. So it would not become a hazard to other craft it had to be sunk which meant that John climbed on to the hull and chucked a lump hammer through one of the glass hatches , he jumped off smartish and down she went.

batboat

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22 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
You can actually join this fantastic race in a boat! Check it out on www.racetomontecarlo.com

steveobes

536 posts

63 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Wow, sounds like the cannonball run on water,when was the last time this was run?
How many boats are gona be british.
Looking at the pics this sounds like the biggest power boat race of all time.
Hope this gets the coverage it deserves,running high powered speed boats that far
is a massive cost in fuel alone.
Be nice if pistonheads support this in some way.
Will try and find out if theres a team local to me.

MOTORVATOR

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
steveobes said:
Wow, sounds like the cannonball run on water,when was the last time this was run?
How many boats are gona be british.
Looking at the pics this sounds like the biggest power boat race of all time.
Hope this gets the coverage it deserves,running high powered speed boats that far
is a massive cost in fuel alone.
Be nice if pistonheads support this in some way.
Will try and find out if theres a team local to me.
1972 was the last time, London - Monte Carlo. The reasons for it moving to Cowes I will keep schtum on as it effing well annoys me. wink

It will be an international field but there is already a good fleet of marathon boats in GB and more being built so british support is very high.

Best not talk about the fuel, the greenies don't like it. hehe

PH support see the classic car rally that is supposed to shadow them down there by road. Bit of a logistical nightmare I understand as a 250 nm leg by water might entail 500 miles by road and vice versa and I can see them maybe only meeting at the start and finish if things go awry in either.

The thing that doesn't get publicised too much is the huge amount of effort and planning that goes into getting the countless approvals to be able to run a race nowadays and this is like running a dozen in succession with a different set of bodies to satisfy every day they run. Fair play to the team for their commitment to the task.

Fishtigua

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Monday 22nd April 2013 quote quote all
Just seen this news if anyone is around London Bridge tomorrow, 10.30.

http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread.php?357274-Ve...
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