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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by ted.walsh » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:22 pm

you prep it, ill press it! :D

especially with the Italian lakes, its fair to say you haven't really been boat racing until you've been to Italy. They are properly mad for it... :P

slightly off topic methinks, sorry Mr Administrator...

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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Techteam » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:07 pm

I'm at Garda next weekend for a couple of days work, I'll scout around........

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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Richie » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:26 pm

Garda would be good, I could do some sailing during down time.
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Techteam » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:34 pm

Oltranza Cup Bill ??

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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:33 pm

Some nice ideas but if Cumbria drops the ball we're looking at Loch Eck. Made the preliminary enquiries and it's all very positive...
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by Jordangbr » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:33 pm

A couple of sexy Rivas as support boats?
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Re: Isle of Bute

Post by mtskull » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:42 am

Exasperating to think of the many places with which Donald Campbell and Bluebird have been associated over the years, where the local populace and authorities would, in all probability, move heaven and earth to host the proving trials.

Meanwhile, back at the place with the longest and most famous connection with Campbells and Bluebirds: (sound clip of snoring and tumbleweed).
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Post by Renegadenemo » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:18 am

I honestly don't get what all the fuss is about regarding Coniston. It's deep and dark with extremely unpredictable weather. The facilities are less than ideal and no one over there seems bothered anyway. If they don't pull out all the stops to host us it's a no-brainer, we run somewhere else.
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Re: Return to the Water

Post by Malcolm Ops » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:25 pm

I am sure that Coniston is not the 'only' location, but it is perhaps the most important to the story of K7?

Coniston - four outright world water speed records by K7.
Ullswater - the first outright world water speed record over 200mph by K7.
Lake Mead - one outright world water speed record by K7.
Lake Dumbleyung - one outright world water speed record by K7. [Perhaps the most enthusiastic township behind DMC and K7].

As the first two are LDNPA 'controlled' we have two overseas contenders and of course the sites that are 'neutral' (have never seen Bluebird K7), closer to home.
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Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:29 am

How about a change of scenery? Coniston has had more than its fair share, Dumbelyung is shrivelling before our eyes and I suspect Lake Mead is horribly deep in the middle...

Loch Eck, anyone?

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=loch+ ... 0&bih=1045
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