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headdownarseup
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hayling island race

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hi all

anybody know if this years hayling island race is going ahead and if so what dates/times etc.
missed out on previous years but ready for this year. also any limitation to boat size?

regards jon
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I am up for it, will do anything I can to help.
Need to get a boat built but that wont take long, need to build an engine as well thinking about it. Sold all the ones I had except 2, long story.
When is it usually held.

Kevin
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school summer holidays (ish) so i was told the other night.

i've never done the hayling run before so will be a first for me. hope i dont run aground as my boat is pretty heavy at 16 foot with enclosed cuddy up front. its set up for a motor running on remotes really not tiller steering so should be interesting. might have to make a tiller extension from something, but still fairly cosy inside when the weather turns nasty!

i know a few of the regulars on here have done HAYLING before so any recommendations gratefully received gents. hopefully see you there.

jon
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It's a decent run, with a well set up boats takes about hour and a half or so, but the stragglers can take longer. Once out past the Chichester entrance, you turn right and are on the open sea for about a mile, before turning into Langstone harbour. It can be a bit choppy around the bar and out on the sea, if wind and tide are against each other.

Well worth attending, I did the last one with H-A in 2012. Your boat sounds nice and sea worthy.

As always with going on the sea, carry a reliable spare engine, plenty of fuel (remote tank feed is very useful) also all the safety kit.
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well worth going----good fun----i am up for safety boat again----regards blue----ps its a "marathon" not a race----harbour masters stress over motor boats "racing"
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hi adrian
yes,my old tub should be pretty good at sea. what would you consider to be a good safety kit?
here's my idea of a safety kit.
1 anchor with enough rope or heavy mud weight.
2 spare spark plug/s
3 tools to repair outboard
4 if it all goes "tits up" a spare engine
5 as you said, plenty of fuel
6 life jackets
7 bilge pump that works or some thing to bale with? (hopefully not needed but you never know)
8 enough dry/warm clothing in case you get wet
9 flask of tea/coffee and sarnies (not a problem as i've got a small camping stove onboard and all the required ingredients for a decent bacon and egg sarnie)
10 mobile phone with the local coast guard number on speed dial? (hopefully not needed but you never know)
11 as above but with "blue's" number on speed dial? haha
12 camera and binoculars
13 small bottle of champagne for when you get to the "finish line"
14 spare lengths of rope for mooring or towing?

have i missed anything?

hopefully the hayling run will go ahead this year. if it does i can't wait. :D :D
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Hi Jon,

This is what you need for the Round Hayling Island.
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Unfortunenately we attrected by a Hayling Island pub.
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nice.

i like it a lot. that boat looks to be around 14 foot or so?
do you find that you get much water coming over the side!
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Grolsch aye? A friend told me that I should try some!

Cheers
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GROLSCH

bit too gassy for me. GUINESS is what you need. puts hairs on your chest!

how much is the fine for drinking and steering a boat, i mean, the last thing we want is another COSTA CONCORDIA episode? :D
better to do the drinking on dry land and in good company.
what say you

j
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