2012 Round The Island Race

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2012 Round The Island Race

Postby David Peck » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:41 am

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.

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Postby Simon Head » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:32 pm

I think Mike has an involvement in the Olympics so cannot make it.

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Postby Dennis » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:48 pm

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. :)
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Postby David Hudson » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:47 pm

Mike has entered the 2013 race.
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Postby Ru88ell » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:04 pm

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.
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Postby Dennis » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:26 pm

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:
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Postby Ru88ell » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:24 pm

Great video of the event made by the winning Shrimper crew. No sign of Mike though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQzhIZV0uvM&feature=youtu.be
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Postby SimonW » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:33 pm

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.
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Postby erbster » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:41 pm

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....)
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Postby Ru88ell » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:04 am

Charles

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQzhIZV0uvM
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