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by Chris B
Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Cowes
Replies: 11
Views: 6558

Cowes

Just been reading about future national rallies and its got me thinking wildly! Wouldn't it be lovely to hold a CVRDA event to celebrate Uffa Fox at Cowes sometime. I'd lovely to sail in and out of the Medina! Yes I know it's a lovely idea but probably impractical due to the cost of the ferry and ge...
by Chris B
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Int 14 project
Replies: 34
Views: 19528

Re: Int 14 project

Very impressive. A huge amount of work and beautifully done. The picture record is superb and very informative

Regards

Chris Barker
I14 No 378
by Chris B
Fri May 09, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Blithfield 24th & 25th May
Replies: 14
Views: 7570

Re: Blithfield 24th & 25th May

Should be arriving Friday teatime 5pm with my I14. Will just drop it and leave it for the night. Will not be requiring evening meals


Chris Barker
I14 No 378
by Chris B
Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Blithfield Rally 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 3303

Re: Blithfield Rally 2014

We intend coming again and have booked in to the Premier Inn Rugeley for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Quite happy with last year but this year I will probably sail on Sunday afternoon even if not racing then pack up Monday morning before leaving for home. Will be sailing single handed as last...
by Chris B
Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Fairey Racing Dinghies Booklet - newly issued
Replies: 0
Views: 2541

Fairey Racing Dinghies Booklet - newly issued

Hi Thought you might wish to be made aware of a booklet produced by my friend Charles Lawrence entitled Fairey Marine Racing Dinghies and Utility Boats 1958. It is produced from a detailed leaflet produced by Fairey in 1958 detailing all the racing dinghies and utility boats being produced by them a...
by Chris B
Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2014 events!
Replies: 48
Views: 19741

Re: 2014 events!

Hi Luke

Thanks for your reply. Looking forward to more detail in due course.

Regards

Chris Barker
I14 378
by Chris B
Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2014 events!
Replies: 48
Views: 19741

Re: 2014 events!

And another event, neatly solving the problem of what to do on the Bank Holiday weekend....
Blithfield will host a vintage weekend on 24 and 25 May.


- As it's a Bank Holiday Weekend will it just cover the Saturday to Sunday lunchtime or longer?


Regards

Chris Barker
I14 No 378
by Chris B
Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: CVRDA Origin
Replies: 1
Views: 2176

CVRDA Origin

Uffa Fox Centenary 1.JPG
For those not members of the Uffa Fox Design Facebook Page, the attached has recently been posted explaining the origin of the CVRDA.

Reprinted here as history of the CVRDA

Regards

Chris Barker
I14 No378
by Chris B
Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Uffa Fox Design Facebook Page
Replies: 0
Views: 1989

Uffa Fox Design Facebook Page

As the following comment is now hidden in the Wanted section under Prototype Flying Fifteen, I thought it would be worthwhile more prominently advertising it: 'Don't think there's a problem with the provenance as the boat is known on the Uffa Fox Facebook group (run by Michael Dixon). I won't repeat...
by Chris B
Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: The Racing and River Boat Museum
Replies: 1
Views: 2158

Re: The Racing and River Boat Museum

Interestingly, the Hamble River Yacht Club has a fleet of Fireflys available for hire, at times to non members. Details are on their website.

Regards

Chris Barker
I14 No 378
by Chris B
Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Trying To Track Down My Old Boat
Replies: 3
Views: 2983

Re: Trying To Track Down My Old Boat

I went round looking at old International 14s sailing last year and was at the Rickmondsworth and the Upper Thames Classic and Vintage International 14 opens.

I've just looked through all my photos but unfortunately your I14 wasn't at either.

Chris Barker
I14 No378
by Chris B
Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Blithfield event
Replies: 46
Views: 14977

Re: Blithfield event

As well as Y & Y final report detailed above as follows

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/1 ... ld-overall

Also see the first days report

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/1 ... ield-day-1

Lovely photos!

Chris Barker

I14 No 378
by Chris B
Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Blithfield event
Replies: 46
Views: 14977

Re: Blithfield event

Thanks to all for a brilliant weekend with lovely people. The Blithfield crowd were especially welcoming and helpful. Wish all sailing clubs were this good. CVRDA people were most friendly and helpful, racing the way all should - Professional, helpful and gentlemanly (including the ladies). Thanks a...
by Chris B
Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Blithfield event
Replies: 46
Views: 14977

Re: Blithfield event

Further to my earlier post, I have now booked accommodation and expect to be there with my wife and International 14. Her operation is the following Wednesday! We will be eating at lunchtimes but not in the evening.

Chris Barker
I14 No 378
by Chris B
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Blithfield event
Replies: 46
Views: 14977

Re: Blithfield event

I'm still thinking of coming for the weekend sailing my I14 single handed as previously discussed and hoping to arrive to deposit my boat and put the mast up on the Friday afternoon towards teatime - Will that be OK? I'll be bringing my disabled wife who won't be sailing and we will not require food...