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10-01-2009, 07:17 AM
Since I bought boat number 5, a Swedish 1988 Flying Flipper 29' (my Avatar), that took part in the RB08 I keep an eye out for photos and videos from this event. However my future boat retired after leg 3 due to a 'heated evening' among the team's crew members in a pub! :shocking:

The initial videos I posted are now off the web, but here's a couple of new ones.

This first one is a great documentary covering the Round Britain 2008 race.

Link; http://lasseilosangeles.multiply.com/video/item/9/2008_Round_Britain_Powerboat_Race_documentary.

A second video showing a short helicopter take of the start.

Link; http://lasseilosangeles.multiply.com/video/item/5/THE_START_of_The_Round_Britain_Powerboat_Race_2008 .

10-02-2009, 12:54 AM
Thanx, that was fantastic :yes:

1600 mile race, 8 days, WOT-ish. Unreal

10-03-2009, 01:19 PM
Took me a couple of days to look at all the clips, thanks so much it was great to them run.


10-03-2009, 05:32 PM
This is the way Deep V powerboat racing is meant to be
real ocean racing!

01-22-2012, 10:57 AM
See link; http://www.donzi.net/forums/showthread.php?66383-1981-Schiada-20SS-OB-rigged-serviced-by-Al-Stoker&p=620268&viewfull=1#post620268

02-29-2012, 12:45 AM
I was there as support crew with Toleman Group / Cougar Marine what a super cool intro into the world of Endurance racing :-) I'm such a lucky boy..... Saluti, Cadillac

"Carlsberg" stretched Aluminum 38' Cougar twin KSW gas with Merc #
3's to 46' with quad Sabre diesels with Arneson drives.

"Propeller Shirts" Wooden 32' Cougar with twin Rahele Grady small blocks with Merc #3's

12-07-2013, 10:52 PM
Mike Lloyd had for many many years been a driving force in offshore racing in Great Britain. However, the way he pulled off The 2008 Round Britain, as it's initiator and celebrated Race Director will never be forgotten. There were a few documentaries made about the race and one called David's Diary has been available online on and off. Mike uploaded it on YouTube the other day and it's a nice little film. Happy Holidays.