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by Lukey T
Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Fixtures 2013
Replies: 71
Views: 26443

Re: Fixtures 2013

Hi Luke, The Lord Birkett isnt a classic event but for me it is one of my favourite events. It is sailed on Ulswater in July and is to commemorate Lord Birketts campaign to prevent Ullswater being made a reservoir. It is a two day event with a race around the whole lake each day. It is a mass start...
by Lukey T
Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Is the cvrda the way to go?
Replies: 54
Views: 20397

Re: Is the cvrda the way to go?

[quote="Rupert"]


I still think it is a minority interest, though, but the minority could be larger than it is, if people could see past coffee table boat mags and realize that it doesn't have to be like that.




Classic boat mag made by the people who own them ?
by Lukey T
Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Help! Don't know what boat to go for?
Replies: 48
Views: 16721

Re: Help! Don't know what boat to go for?

Looking at the wayfarer info I think a mark 1 would be best. 1a looks good but if I can get them to but a pre 1985 boat I can sub the boat in for the merlin on CVRDA meets if required. Yeah I think jockey wheel is a must. I am a big fan of the beauty of wood but the boat would live outdoors so grp i...
by Lukey T
Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Help! Don't know what boat to go for?
Replies: 48
Views: 16721

Re: Help! Don't know what boat to go for?

GP14 should tick all the boxes If you don't want to race one of the old single skin glass boats should be ideal and relatively maintenance free so you can spend all your dads money on the Merlin :D You are a bad influence on me! I'm already rudder shopping :P Just got to work out an economical way ...
by Lukey T
Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Boat covers
Replies: 13
Views: 6245

Re: Boat covers

Chris Gould at Creation Covers are top class. Got my covers from him and he's fast becoming the standard for merlins and other classes. Does a real good job and can also do custom designs, I had extra sleeves to try and stop water running down the shrouds into the boat no problem and when I was look...
by Lukey T
Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Help! Don't know what boat to go for?
Replies: 48
Views: 16721

Help! Don't know what boat to go for?

Hi All, The plan is to get my mum into sailing. Racings not her thing so the Merlin idea did not go down well. I think she has seen a photo or two of me swimming beside one. :oops: Mums idea of sailing is potting around on a lake or the sea, in light breezes on a sunny day. We would not be looking t...
by Lukey T
Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Goblin Dinghy
Replies: 4
Views: 4145

Goblin Dinghy

My boss has got a goblin dinghy that he built when he was at school. At present this is stored in his shed and needs a little TLC. I am trying to convince him that it is worth getting back out on the water and doing some classic events. Does anyone know what the PY would be please? I believe the boa...
by Lukey T
Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 101
Views: 83288

Re: Introductions

Thought I'd add mine to here. Hi I'm Luke, I had never considered sailing until I set foot onto a yacht summer 2010. 4000 sea miles and a tansat later I was hooked. When I left uni late 2011 I wanted to sail and decided to start dinghy racing. Bought a Merlin, decided its hard work and loved it. Now...
by Lukey T
Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: New Year Resolutions?
Replies: 14
Views: 6043

Re: New Year Resolutions?

Convincing my dad to take up merging sailing in Sledgehammer now I have Seventh Heaven to play with.

And get to more events.
by Lukey T
Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Fixtures 2013
Replies: 71
Views: 26443

Re: Fixtures 2013

Also please forgive my ignorance but still quite new to this sailing malarkey. What is the lord Birkett trophy, as there seems to be a lot of interest in it and I'm in the middle of deciding my fixtures for this season.
by Lukey T
Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Fixtures 2013
Replies: 71
Views: 26443

Re: Fixtures 2013

Hi guys, Change of account, Podolski is gone I think my works email has decided to throw a hissy fit so been forced to change accounts. There is a committee meeting at Blithfield this week and our rear commadore is putting the event proposal forward. I have had contact from Mervyn Allen about the ev...