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by Rupert
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford National Rally
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

Re: Roadford National Rally

Was fantastic to be back, 20 years on. Ed, great job, great speech at the prize giving. Really enjoyed the mix of events, the food and the socials

Now we have looked back at the last 20 years, we need to look forward to the next 20!
by Rupert
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Lucky Escape
Replies: 1
Views: 1113

Re: Lucky Escape

Blimey!
by Rupert
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford 20th Anniversary event - who's coming?
Replies: 15
Views: 1937

Re: Roadford 20th Anniversary event - who's coming?

I think we are now booked from Wednesday night to Tuesday morning. 2 veggie, (Me and Pippa)1 omnivore, (Kathryn). Guinea pigs and hamster staying at home. Saskia and Periwinkle making the trip with us. Kathryn won't be able to sail very much, so if there are any smallish crews out there wanting to g...
by Rupert
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Buss and Elston info please
Replies: 39
Views: 16404

Re: Buss and Elston info please

The link has worked, but at 12 foot, no idea what she is. Looks great, though.
by Rupert
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Swallows and Amazons.
Replies: 16
Views: 5379

Re: Swallows and Amazons.

Err, excuse me but we seem to have wandered some distance away from Swallows and Amazons. (which inccidently was repeated again last week on TV.) If we get the apple a little closer to the tree, I might prefer a digression onto this films genre cousin "The Railway Children," if only for the opportu...
by Rupert
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What’s this then?
Replies: 2
Views: 2346

Re: What’s this then?

I really liked my brief ownership. Much lighter and faster than the Wanderer, but surprisingly cramped for a crew.
by Rupert
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The Best Of…The Wingnut Award
Replies: 8
Views: 3641

Re: The Best Of…The Wingnut Award

Turns out it was 2011...
by Rupert
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The Best Of…The Wingnut Award
Replies: 8
Views: 3641

Re: The Best Of…The Wingnut Award

JPA I believe won the wingnut at Whitefriars in 2012? In the Skua, possibly for capsizing a keelboat? Garry was a close runner up for his Rocket, maybe disintegrating? There was a write up all those years ago.
by Rupert
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: CVRDA organisation
Topic: 2018 AGM
Replies: 1
Views: 5097

Re: 2018 AGM

Any changes at the AGM?
by Rupert
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Bosham classics
Replies: 18
Views: 6400

Re: Bosham classics

2/3 digit numbers were used to discourage trying to translate them, as quite frankly, it works very poorly. Granulation of numbers is, from my experience, a far smaller issue than what kit boats are using and how hard people are willing to push modernised boats compared to originals. As these permut...
by Rupert
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Bosham classics
Replies: 18
Views: 6400

Re: Bosham classics

You mention lack of quality, David. This the boats or the helming skills? Either way, I'm glad whoever thinks that doesn't bother coming along if they are so blinkered.
by Rupert
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Bosham classics
Replies: 18
Views: 6400

Re: Bosham classics

I was working, but I know the change of date did for 3 Minisail entries.
by Rupert
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Bowmoor event
Replies: 26
Views: 9297

Re: Bowmoor event

Anyone know if I can drop my boat+trailer this weekend? If someone could contact me ASAP on my mobile. 0032 499 123 672 Dean If you discover you cannot, then you are welcome to leave them at Whitefriars. However, they have tons of boat park space, so I doubt it will be a problem. Their website has ...
by Rupert
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Poole AB 60th anniversary regatta
Replies: 2
Views: 2132

Re: Poole AB 60th anniversary regatta

Sounds like this will be quite a celebration!
by Rupert
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 11+ afloat
Replies: 21
Views: 9067

Re: 11+ afloat

Lovely! By far the prettiest of the small plywood boats of the era. And since, really.