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Cheesyquaver
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Could anyone tell me if boat hirers allow their boats to be used in this race. Ive plenty of sailing experience but never in the close confines of a river.
If it is possible to hire,what would be a good boat for the race?

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Hi Cheesy,
Judging by the Saileys on this site,
May i suggest Ahem.
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A couple of yards do, i believe that martham and norfolk broads yachting do, all the other boats are private, and roya no tin hat req'd, if i could work out a way of getting to giant engines in my boat that worked silently i would put em in!

Chris

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I met a wonderful couple on a hire yacht a few years ago.  A canny couple, they'd hired the yacht for a fortnight.  This enabled them to get used to the boat for a week prior to the weekend's racing - and a week to recuperate after it.  What made them special for me was their modesty.  They were entering the race just for the fun of it and the experience - and were wetting themselves at the thought of what they'd let themdselves in for.  I met them again during their second week aboard.  They'd won their class.  They were tickled pink!

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I asked the owner of the yard where I hire from about doing the YNR. His response was pretty much along the lines of "hire the boat for a week before, let us check you out, and then pony up loads of cash for the insurance"

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Hey Cheesy,

Have you raced?
Sailing the 3R is not just a case of close confines, it's also a case of doing it with dozens of other boats (who want to get past you... with some of them going in the opposite direction.)

How about offering yourself as crew?
It really is an outstanding experience.

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For thouse who are not sure when the 3 rivers race is it is on 3rd June

More details of racing and events can be found here http://www.thegreenbook.org.uk/diary/diary.asp




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Hi Cheesy
there always seems to be plenty of hire yachts in the three rivers race. There is a cut off time for entering, but I don't know how this affects hirers.
If you have never helmed in the race before you will need someone to propose you, saying that you can handle a boat and are competent. (I managed to bribe a mate when I first competed). I'd suggest you go as crew first, it really is a fantastic experience, I've found most people are not out to win, but just to complete the course within the 24 hours.
Most memorable experience, tacking back across Hickling at midnight in very breezy conditions, one crew member up in the forepeak looking out for the posts, the deck edge just underwater, and the sparkle of spray running past the cockpit, brilliant.
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Mat

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Hi Cheesy,
Mat is quite correct - you will have to have your entry endorsed as to your capabilities - and this needs to be by a current or past Flag Officer of a Sailing club.
E.W. also have permitted their boats to enter in the past - not sure about the current situation.

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As a part time stinky i know nothing about the three rivers race but find it of great intrest could someone go into more detail regards the course to be run (sailed)History of the race ect

regards cliff

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