world speed records (sanctioning body discussion)

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by powerabout, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. gunship
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    gunship Senior Member

    Because no one cares if the sanctioning body isn't respected outside the country. world wide standards have to be set. otherwise i might just produce a sanctioning body, farm it some good reputation and then make my own world record.
     
  2. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    Yes, I understand all that but are you saying you would value it more if it is in France (or wherever it is) than if it is in the US, or is there a competing US organization that is not meeting your approval, or what? It sounds like an anti-US rant, please explain what the problem is.
     
  3. wardd
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    besides the US is hated all over the world, what can be more international than that?
     
  4. apex1

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    I wonder why there is a debate about the French?

    The FIA = Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile

    The FIFA = Fédération Internationale de Football Association

    And several other international bodies in the sports world have French names.
    More or less all these activities started in Europe, so thats no wonder, is it?
     
  5. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    Sigh! It's not, it was about the US, but forget it I am obviously not going to get an honest answer to my question here. This how it started ...

     
  6. gunship
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    no, i'm saying the french was first to be approved. You're missing the point, the govering body isnt international just because it's french. It's not about meeting my appoval, its about meeting everyones approval. so if you want a world record speed, you'll have to set it in a way that is respected by all. matter of fact is that this seems to be more of a pro-american rant to me.

    It could be in Lichtenstein or whatever if you asks me, i wouldnt care, as long as it worked.
     
  7. powerabout
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    Why dont you just say you have a US record and everybody will agree
    ( assuming your sanctioning body is actually recognised country wide if not then I guess its a state record?)
     
  8. ancient kayaker
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