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2012 Round The Island Race

PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:41 am
by David Peck
Disappointing to see there are no Cape Cutters entered in this year's Round The Island Race! Does anyone know why Mike Brookes has not entered this year? Could it be he is resting on his laurels with three wins in a row?

Needless to say there are four Shrimpers, Norfolk Gypsy entries etc.

David Peck CC94

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:32 pm
by Simon Head
I think Mike has an involvement in the Olympics so cannot make it.


PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:48 pm
by Dennis
BBC news channel at about 14.00 today ran an item mainly about Ben Ainsley sailing a 50 metre gaff rigged ketch in this years race. They then showed some footage from last year mainly about boats battling against high seas etc.

Final clip of the item was of a blue hulled CapeCutter sailing past with the crew waving to the camera. :)

PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:47 pm
by David Hudson
Mike has entered the 2013 race.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:04 pm
by Ru88ell
David Hudson wrote:Mike has entered the 2013 race.

Only 4th this year - beaten by a couple of Shrimpers. Half an hour is a big gap.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:26 pm
by Dennis
Ru88ell wrote:Only 4th this year - beaten by a couple of Shrimpers. Half an hour is a big gap.

Ben Ainsley got round in less than 3 hours I believe. :eek:

But not in a Shrimper. :rolleyes:

PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:24 pm
by Ru88ell
Great video of the event made by the winning Shrimper crew. No sign of Mike though.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:33 pm
by SimonW
It's not always the drag race it seems and easy to sail into a hole, especially with a northerly. We nearly beat leopard a few years ago in a much slower boat. She went offshore into a hole and we sailed past close in to Sandown.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:41 pm
by erbster
How many on this forum have dine the ritr?
How long did it take?
Do you need to put GBR numbers on a CC?

(I'm wondering about setting myself a challenge....)

PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:04 am
by Ru88ell

You can ask Mike Brooke in Mylor. He's done it the most, and won the class a few times.

I tried once, but it was too windy - 30kts +, so we stopped in Yarmouth. You just need to get the right fleet flag. You can borrow mine.

Here's a good video of someone who did it in a Shrimper