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As it's January and last year we had to wait until Jan 26 before anyone asked...

Who'll be entering the Three Rivers Race this year?

I've already got my 2009 crew lined up, so am hoping for another attempt.

I've finally got round to writing up my report of my 2008 attempt, though it's not ready yet, to follow up the 2006 attempt. Take a look at:
http://www.gregafloat.plus.com/index.html#2006
I'll let you know when the 2008 report is ready.

Tide and moon conditions are nearly identical to 2006, which is a bit of a worry.  Let's just hope there's more wind this time.

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Hi Greg and happy New Year.  I'm pleased to see you are entering the 3RR again this year and we are looking forward to it (from a spectator point of view) already!

What boat will you be in this year?  I like to be able to identify the boats of people I know so I can cheer them on and maybe capture them with the camera!

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I will be photographing the race again this year but will be at St Benetts, as last year was not too good because most yachts went onto Sth Walsham and onward rather than where I was - Ludham bridge.

Hope to be able to get some good pictures - weather permitting - .



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It never takes me long to find a thread on the 3RR...

There is a small chance I won't be able to fill my usual role due to the possibility of university exams on the Saturday. I hope this doesn't happen, and if I'm about I'll be doing my usual duties- helping input the self-check data on Sat morning, being on the roof at the start and plotting radioed positions on the computer/laptop all night and into Sunday.


Ncsl- I think St.Benets would be an excellent vantage point as you'll see everyone at some point on the way out and some on the way back (from 6pm ish if there is a decent wind for the raters and punts). I always look forward to seeing the photos everyone takes of the event as you get a somewhat warped view of the race from base control- all race numbers and times but no sightings (just trying to guess when some entries are passing under bridges for spectators).

I think 2009 could possibly be a very good year for entries (134 is the current record in 2002 followed by last year's 128) but it may be a struggle to match 100 finishers if the wind doesn't hold all night. Either way it should be a fascinating race as it always is- with strong class, as well as overall, racing.

By the way, this year's race dates are rather unusual- 30th and 31st May 2009- due to the earliness of the bank holiday Monday preceeding the weekend.

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Yes, I hope to do the 3RR, my son has rashly said he will crew! This time it will be in Rondonay rather than a hired yacht. boat-sail

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Hi Sue
quote:"......What boat will you be in this year?  I like to be able to identify the boats of people I know so I can cheer them on and maybe capture them with the camera!
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As before, it will be "Imagination"! (See: http://www.gregafloat.plus.com/seahawk/index.html) I am keen to have lots of photographs of her to help illustrate my reports of the race. (I'm 75% through working on my 2008 report.)

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I have been photographing the 3RR for 3 years-  www.photographs-r-us.co.uk - and try to get to differant positions each year.
Last year certainly wasnt the best for me so watch out on the Ant mouth this year and give a wave as you pass.

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quote:"......Last year certainly wasnt the best for me so watch out on the Ant mouth this year and give a wave as you pass........"

But that sounds like another vantage point where many of your shots will be facing into the sun, not usually the best angle.

I know it prevents a quick move to the other popular locations, (e.g. Potter) but in some years I have seen some great shots got from the southern bank opposite the Ferry Inn.  Much easier to get a decent exposure from there without over exposing the sky, and the blue shows up (Always the optimist me!  Bound to be a downpour this year. It'll be my third attempt!)

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You may be correct Greg,  I have been at Cockshoot and Woodbastwick before, but want to try other views.

Most of the boats last year went past Ludham (where I was ) on the outward leg, thats why I missed most.

Lets hope the weather is sunny with some wind.

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quote:"......
Lets hope the weather is sunny with some wind.
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Paul,

Whats this "some" wind?

We want lots of wind, with hopefully some sun to go with it boat-sail

By the way, Keith Darby will be out again with the Mighty Neil to get me through the bridges!!

Gary.

Fat bloke in bright yellow buoyancy aid.

Due to cutbacks, the light at the end of the tunnel has been switched off.

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