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Draycote gets my vote if not the south coast...
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Well thats one for Draycote .

By the wqay Isis what is a passage race ?

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Passage racing is a kind of cross between a raid and a long distance race, but generaly shorter. I dont think there are many (if any) of them run in this country but the few bits ive heard about them sound like a top idea.

Start at point A, mission it down to point B, then possibly back to point A again. Could be run as a handicap event, or even better: a freestyle. Anything goes...
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They do a race a bit like that at Seaford and Newhaven - along the coast to the mouth of the Cuckmere and back again.

A good one is the Medway Marathon - all the way to the mouth of the Medway, with a few twiddly bits, and back again.  They try to make it as near as they can to the marathon length (26 miles I think).

Then of course there is the Round Isle of Sheppey - that's about 40 miles.  One year I did it in 4 hours - in a Laser - it was a reach most of the way round.  I intend doing it in the 4000 next September - not the best boat for it, but if I can persuade them to lay a turning mark off Leysdown, they might get more high perfomance boats with dagger boards.

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Instead of arguing about venues, what about doing an overall series, 3 weekends, North to South??? Get a lot of sponsorship behind through Y&Y and we could be onto a real winner

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Post Options Post Options   Quote timnoyce Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Nov 05 at 12:20am
I think this sounds like a brilliant idea. how about a north vs south competition or is that going to cause too much rivalry?!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote les5269 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Nov 05 at 5:20pm
Now thats not a bad idea Dalgety for the north Draycot/Grafham for Midlands and Hayling? for the south
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Plymouth for the South, that is more South than Hayling
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Post Options Post Options   Quote les5269 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Nov 05 at 5:26pm
Ok then so long as we don't sail inside the bar!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 49erGBR735HSC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Nov 05 at 5:37pm
What about Helensburgh for up North? Plymouth outside the breakwater would be a good laugh
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