This was discussed at great length by the organising committee and it was decided that it was the best simple idea that didn't need any extra equipment to participate with. The whole "battle" would only last 20minutes maximum with 10minute tidy up, they will be in a separate area away from the main display area so no non competing vessel can get involved or any competing vessel to leave the battle zone. This is just a small part of the weekend and there will be plenty of other serious events such as the warship display to commemorate Jutland and WW1 era ships.
Please, please come to the weekend, even if you don't participate in the battle, as the following weekend I'll be flying out again to this hot and dry miserable place for 12 weeks, 12 hour shifts again!!! I will be fighting my own management to get 2017 off because they say I'll be going out again over the time covering Mayhem weekend and I want to see all my good Mayhem friends again just incase.