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  1. winnie

    TT 2021 ??

    I've never spoken to any-one not going over for the TT in 40+ ferry crossings or flights. Yes, the Manx would be less than 50% Don't forget that lot's of people come over for 2 or 3 days and some just for the day, so not all of those 46,000 people are here at any once. What's the average time spent here? 7 days seem reasonable? That's 300,000+ days and nights, god know how many meals, pints and hotel rooms. Certainly a bloody good earner for the IOM.
  2. winnie

    TT 2021 ??

    630 and 860 make 1,500, which is what i said. I really don't think many people travel to the iom for non TT reasons during these 2 weeks. I guessed there were 3 crossings, but your correct it's only 2. I still think it's at least 90% TT visitor's as the ferry is booked up a year ahead. I think from tue of practice week to wed of race week is 100% full, and 80% full other times of the 2 weeks, so my 90% is fair. That gives adjusted figure of 22,000 by ferry Ok, reduce plane capacity to 80% over for TT, which i think is low, but that still gives 36,000. Total 58,000, less 5% toler
  3. winnie

    TT 2021 ??

    How many do you think then?? My guess as follows: I've been on the ferry's and flown over for the TT many times in the last 25 years, and i think at least 90% of all passengers on boats and planes for a two week period are coming over for the TT. The window starts middle of the week before it starts, and will run right up until senior day, so lets say 14 days at 90% are over for the TT. Combined capacity of both ferry's is 1,500 and they are packed, so lets say 1,300 actual. Think there are three crossings each per day, so 36,400. 90% of that is around 33,000 Last June 86,0
  4. winnie

    TT 2021 ??

    That's a tough one!! Total uneducated guess: To finish the TT for good 25% To carry on with the TT 40% Don't care / undecided 35%
  5. winnie

    TT 2021 ??

    I totally agree. The manx government want it, the TT organisers want it, the bike manufacturers want it, the race teams want it, the riders want it, the sponsors want it, the TV company want it, the homestay owners want it, a fair proportion of the Manx public want it, 50,000 visitors want it, the hotels want it, the football clubs want it, the camp sites want it, the pubs and restaurants want it, the supermarkets want it, the taxi drivers want it, the bus company wants it, the electric tram wants it, the steam train wants it, steam packet want it etc etc. Who doesn't want it ?? Oh y
  6. winnie

    TT 2021 ??

    Thanks, and sort of agree with it. Don't think you realise how big the TT is, and how many non-bikers want to visit the IOM to watch it. Not all TT fans ride motorcycles, just like most football fans don't play football and boxing fans don't fight very often. There is an absolutely massive market of people that would come over to watch the racing if they could get a flight and decent accomodation without booking a year in advance. The Classic TT is getting bigger and bigger, the Southern 100 is getting bigger and i think there would be demand for another International meeting - perhaps the pro
  7. winnie

    TT 2021 ??

    Clearly, missing 2 years isn't going to stop the TT. The end of petrol powered motorcycles will be the reason in the next 20 years or so. Yes, the IOM isn't publicised very well as a tourist destination. People in the south of England are happy to drive to the Lakes and Scotland for a holiday. Subsidised ferry's might help.
  8. winnie

    TT 2021 ??

    Why do you think that missing 2 years on the trot will be the end? There is still a massive demand to come over to watch and the TV ratings are very strong. It's a brilliant medium to advertise the beauty of the island, and encourage tourism.
  9. winnie

    TT 2021 ??

    Calm down, no need for the aggression!!!! Why does marshalling and watching lots of races make you right and others wrong?
  10. winnie

    TT 2021 ??

    Don't bloody watch it then. No one is forced to compete or watch. Cut your grass or wash the car instead. Why do you look at this thread?
  11. winnie

    TT 2021 ??

    Problem is the current road bikes are just too good and reliable. The engine's are on the verge of being too powerful and the tyres keep improving. Perhaps we should be looking to slow the bikes down a bit. Less fuel? Control tyre? A new small capacity class?
  12. I think it should be free as we shouldn't accept any excuse not to be testing. In the scope of things, the cost is bugger all comparred to the cost of some-one in intensive care or off work for a couple of months.
  13. I would do the following, and i think most people returning would accept it. Test on arrival and isolate until result - if clear you can go outside and food shop, but no pub, office etc. Basically you can go outside away from your property. Re-test after 7 days - if clear you can go to office for work, but no pub until 14 days are up. I feel the pub is too uncontrolled, and on a busy evening you could come into contact with 30 odd people very easily.
  14. Are we a lot closer to achieving herd immunity with Covid-19 than has been made out? It is a question which has been asked many times, not least because the disease has a tendency to fizzle out in communities where around a fifth of people have been infected – as has been observed in London, New York, the Brazilian city of Manaus and the Diamond Princess cruise ship. The government’s switch away from a herd immunity strategy to one of full lockdown in March, on the other hand, was based partly on the assumption that we would need at least 60 per cent of people to be infected before herd imm
  15. Some scientists now thinking lots of positive people are being missed with the testing, and heard immunity could be the reason London isn't showing any signs of a second wave. If this is the case, the IOM are going to be left behind as NZ were, and at some stage they will have to let the virus spread through the population.
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