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    Posted: 17 Jun 10 at 8:47am
Apparently 21 twin 150hp RIBs were delivered to the Academy
yesterday.

It's all starting to happen!

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......really?  Why, are they ones they have falling apart (I suppose they do get a lot of use)?  Unless it's just a planned upgrade that will happen every few years and all the old ones are to be sold off.  
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When I was there back in Feb the ribs there looked pretty much new. I would guess this will be part of the olympic build up but it does seem a little premature.

Although they do have a number of large events coming up which will be used a test beds for the olympics.

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I think they are all part of the Olympic delivery. I saw the tender
for supply go out a little while ago. I agree though,
it all does seem a little premature.

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I'm more amazed that a coaching rib needs 300hp! How big
are these things
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Originally posted by Neptune

I'm more amazed that a coaching rib needs
300hp! How big
are these things

I don't think they're Team GBR ribs. I think they're for
the officials.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ellistine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jun 10 at 7:35pm

Had a quick gander tonight. They're all big jobs with roofs.

They nearly all have alinghi/Hublot/Wisekey on them.

Ex AC?

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Alinghi is AC sponsered, will find out for you 
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Originally posted by jeffers

does seem a little premature.


Given those "Alinghi" logos, I suspect you'd find that they got them at a very good price from the recent Alinghi/ACM closing-down sales. All the equipment to run one of the world's major regattas doesn't come up for sale every day.


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Originally posted by jeffers

When I was there back in Feb the ribs there looked pretty much new. I would guess this will be part of the olympic build up but it does seem a little premature.


Although they do have a number of large events coming up which will be used a test beds for the olympics.


like the NSSA reggatta, the last one before the olympics, apparently they want to give us the same treetment and stuff :P, arent us youths so lucky :P
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