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RUNAWAY BUS, K 7055
à jour au: aout 2019
1977 plan Paul WHITTING, construit en UK, dériveur, (with wooden daggerboard)

1977 Terry Vernon and Mike Richardson
She was campaigned it for several seasons on the east coast and  Cowes when there was a big IOR interest and did all the EAORA circuit, including 80 -100mile races and some night races sometimes racing across the channel to places like Ostend, Calais and Holland. 

1990 Derek Stroud and Bob Casson purchased her in 1990. She was on the River Orwell, north of Ipswich.

1991 Cowes Week: 10e/??.
Beken Of Cowes picture:

1993-94 They sold her in late 93 or early 94 to someone in Southampton and later she went to the west country (Brixham) where she was successfully raced.

1994 James Hockridge have bought her.

2006 QUARTER TON CUP, GB: DNS. Coeff: 1.000.

2007 Mark Mills of  Mills Design kindy agreed to help with the design and optimisation work of the Bus and David Heritage Racing Yachts of Cowes are carrying out the rebuilding project.

2-4 juin, Vice Admiral's Cup: 2 - 3 - (6) - 1 - 1 - 4 - 3 - 4 = 18pts, 2e/8 quarter à 7pts. Coeff: 0.890, Paul KELSEY
QUARTER TON CUP, GB: 6 - 1 - 3 - 3 - 10 - 8 - 6 - 5 - (15) = 43pts, 5e/26
23 juin, Tour de l'ile de Wight: inscrit cat IRC 3C, départ à 06h00.
Cowes Week: 4 - 5 - (10) - 3 - 5 - 2 - 5 = 24pts, 4e/13 quarters et 7e/41 IRC8.
September, Jersey Regatta: 5 - (7.5) - 2 - 4 - 6.5 - 2 - 3 - (9) = 22,5pts, 4e/18 quarter . Coeff: 0.895

2008 Winter Series: dnc - dnc - dnc - dnc - 2 - 1 - and 8 times dnc = 61pts, 12e/16 class 4 Coeff: 0.893
1er mai, Obelix Trophy: 2 - 5 - (8) - 3 - 2 - 7 - 4 - 6 - 6 = 35pts, 4e/15 quarter. Paul KELSEY
31 mai, Vice Admiral's Cup: 7 - 6 - 3 = 19pts, 7e/13 quarter.
15 juin, QUARTER TON CUP, GB: 9 - 5 - 7 - 6 - (13) - 2 - 11 - 9 - 8 = 57pts, 9e/25
28 juin, JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race: 8e/17 quarter, en 8h16', compensé: 7h23'. 14e/48 IRC 3C
July, Royal Southern YC's July Regatta: 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 = 5pts, 1er/3
2-9 aout, Cowes Week: (dnf) - dns - 7 - 7 - 2 - 2 - 6 - (16) = 40pts, 7e/15 quarter, Coeff: 0.892
(Skandia Cowes Week: Quarter Tonner Runaway Bus holed in collision with Sgt Pepper)
20 septembre, Nab Tower Race and the Tiny Mitchell Trophy: 3e/9 IRC 5 en 2h23' à 3'.
RAF Yacht Club Trophy: ?e/??

Infos Site Quarter GB.

2009 20 avril, 18th Red Funnel Easter Challenge: 3 - 3 - 2 - 3 - 2 - 3 = 16pts, 3e/7 quarters. Coeff: 0,891
5 juin, IRC National Championship: 5 - 3 - 1 - (8) - 6 - 5 - 7 - 4 = 31pts, 3e/10 IRC 3. Coeff: 0,891
16 juillet, QUARTER TON CUP, Cowes: 7 - 10 - 6 - 2.5 - 5 - 3.5 - 9 - 6 - 13 - 9 = 58pts, 7e/27
1-7 aout, Cowes Week: 4 - 2 -- 2 - 5 - 2 - 5 - 5 = 20pts, 4e/13ttc quarters

2010 18 avril, Warsash Spring Championship: 1 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 4 = 16pts, 4e/10 quarters, White Championship
30 avril, Obelix Trophy: (osc) - 6 - 7 - 4 - 6 - 10 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 3 = 48pts, 5e/14 quarters. Paul KELSEY
15 mai, Royal Corinthian Yacht Club: 3.5 - 8 - 7 - 3.5 - 5 - (9) - 5 - 4 - 3 = 39pts, 5e/14 IRC quarters
14 juin, QUARTER TON CUP, Cowes: 15 - (27) - 17 - 15 - 20 - 10 - 18 - 24 - 17 = 136pts, 16e/35 Coeff IRC: 0.892
1 aout, Cowes Week: 9 - 5 - 9 - 4 - 9 - 5 = 32pts, 7e/14 IRC quarter

2011 25 juin, Sovereigns Cup, Kinsale: 7 - 7 - 2 - 5 - 7 - 6 - 7 - (8) = 41pts, 6e/12 IRC 3, 5e/10 quarters Coeff: 0.892
11-13 juillet, QUARTER TON CUP, Cowes: 13 - 21 - 20 - 10.5 - 15.5 - (31/bfd) - 16 - 13 - 14 = 123pts, 16e/30, 2e/14 corinthian, Kelsey/Williams

2012 Runaway Bus is for sale. For more information please see www.runawaybus.co.uk, Lying Cowes, Available immediately. Contact Paul Kelsey on 07767 888 223
March-April, Warsash Spring Series: 4 - 2 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 2 - 10 - 10...= 70pts, 6e/7 quarters,
Paul KELSEY
18 mai, Vice Admiral's Cup Regatta: (dnc) - dnc - dnc - 10 - 10 - 9 - ocs - dnc = 77pts, 11e/11 quarters Coeff IRC: 0,893
25 juin,
QUARTER TON CUP: 18 - 20 - 21 - 12,5 - 12 - 12 - 20 - (23) - 9 = 124,5pts, 18e/30, et 2e/7 Corinthian
Picture from Quarter Ton Cup website,

30 juin, JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island: DNC/544 IRC ttc
October, Runaway Bus is sold and has gone to Jersey......

2013 15 juillet, QUARTER TON CUP, Cowes: 13 - 20 - 15 - 18 - (21) - 20,5 - 12 - 15 = 113,5pts, 18e/26 Coeff IRC: 0,892, Tom HILL

2014 21 juin, JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island: 2e/47 IRC 3C en 10h45' Coeff IRC: 0,896
26 juin, QUARTER TON CUP: 18 - 19 - 17 - 18 - 15 - (20) - 16 - 18,5 - 17 = 138,5pts, 19e/33, Coeff IRC: 0,895
, Tom HILL

2015 15 mai, Vice Admiral's Cup: ?e/13 Quarters
27 Juin, Round the Island Race: en 8h08' temps réel, 69e/496 IRC, 44e/172 IRC 3 et 5e/12 quarters
9 juillet, QUARTER TON CUP: 10 - 12 - 13 - (dnf) - 13,5 - 12 - 15 - 5 = 80,5pts, 12e/20, Coeff IRC: 0,895
, Tom HILL

2016 28 Mai, Poole Regatta: 3 - 2 - 3 - 3 - 4 - (5) - 3 - 5 = 3e/12 IRC 3, Tom HILL
June,
For sale: 'Runaway Bus' GBR-7055, 'Runaway Bus' was built in 1977 for Mike Richardson, then the proprietor of Seahorse sails on the UK East Coast. She was built to the same lines as 'Magic Bus', winner of the 1976 Quarter Ton Cup at Corpus Christi, designed by the late Paul Whiting. She passed through several hands before being fully rebuilt by David Heritage in Cowes in 2006, providing a new structure and deck, new rig, keel, rudder and systems, leaving the boat looking as ne...w. She's a beautiful boat - there are plenty of pictures available on the internet. Tom Hill bought her in late 2012 and sailed her since in Jersey and the UK. Results, once they learned to get the best out of her, have been quite good: 1st Jersey Regatta 2015, 3rd Poole Regatta 2016 and 2014, 2nd IRC Small Boat Regatta 2014, 1st Quarter Tonner, 2nd in Class and 4th Overall in 2014 Round the Island Race, 2nd in lower rating division, 2015 Quarter Ton Cup.
She has been well maintained, has lots of good sails, and is ready to go. Trailer and Outboard included.

2019 August, Picture and comment from Northern and Southern Ireland racing yachts past and present Facebook, "Runaway Bus Whiting Quarter Tonner washed and waxed and hull sanded ready for antifouling in Kinsale Boatyard today"