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by alan williams
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford Camping CVRDA
Replies: 0
Views: 2713

Roadford Camping CVRDA

Hi Matt the Outdoor and Active manager at Roadford has suggested that you contact him re booking for the Roadford meet. Because in his words the automated booking site will show that the campsite is full when it isn't at times. It's caught me out once. The centre is open between 8.30 - 17.00hrs. Con...
by alan williams
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Hunts in June
Replies: 10
Views: 4448

Re: Hunts in June

Hi Graham You would also be very welcome at Roadford. I'll be sailing my ff and there should be aleast another racing. Launching is easy on the slipway and there are pontoons to tie up to. Hope to see you there. Should you need anymore details please contact me, my details are on the Roadford sectio...
by alan williams
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Int Moth 3848
Replies: 17
Views: 10554

Re: Int Moth 3848

The last contact I had with Sean Cox was when he was in New Zealand farming. To the best of my knowledge he's still there.
by alan williams
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Finn buoyancy
Replies: 10
Views: 6870

Re: Finn buoyancy

Hi
My Vanguard has an inflated car interior tube stuffed in the bow forward of the mast,

Cheers Al
by alan williams
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Finn nationals
Replies: 31
Views: 13164

Re: Finn nationals

I 've so far kept out of this but now I feel that I need to speak out. There was no interest at all from the BFA until Graham and I had built a good base for the Classic Finn. I feel very disappointed with what the BFA have done to this section, there is no change to their events to accommodate the ...
by alan williams
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: I know there's classic boat sale but....oooh!
Replies: 7
Views: 4833

Re: I know there's classic boat sale but....oooh!

No No No the temptation. I can already hear the ear bashing I would get just be mentioning it.
Alan
by alan williams
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Roll up, roll up, buy an entire museum collection
Replies: 133
Views: 44387

Re: Roll up, roll up, buy an entire museum collection

The only boats I would be remotely interested in would be Seabeat designed by Ray Rouse and Hornet 17. However Seonaidh says NO.
Cheers Alan
by alan williams
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford July 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 12727

Re: Roadford July 2017

Hi David
Lets just play it by ear and see who does turn up. Remember everyone qualifies for the CVRDA event. Except some of the "modern Int.Moths". As to calling it a Nationals that up to you.
Regards Alan
by alan williams
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford July 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 12727

Re: Roadford July 2017

Hi I tried recently to book a space for my motorhome on line to find that all pitches were booked. However when I went up to sail my boat on the Sunday only 3 pitches were in use. I spoke to Sara in the office at Roadford and she confirmed to me that there is/was a problem with the online booking se...
by alan williams
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Flying Ten
Replies: 2
Views: 2879

Re: Flying Ten

Post has gone.
Must have been sold very quickly.
by alan williams
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Flying Ten
Replies: 2
Views: 2879

Flying Ten

There is a Flying Ten listed on E-bay at the present time.
Al
by alan williams
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Roadford Admendments to NOR
Replies: 0
Views: 2627

Roadford Admendments to NOR

NOR Changes in the following places.


Rules of Racing to 2017.
Prizes for First Three CVRDA overall, 1st Vintage, 1st Classic, 1st Old, 1st lost Classes, 1st Multihull. First 3 Finns First 3 Moths, First 3 Minisails.
dated 2/06/17
by alan williams
Mon May 22, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: CVRDA uniform
Replies: 4
Views: 5218

Re: CVRDA uniform

We were far more stylish in the Hornet Fleet Levi jeans with you favourite brand of beer towel sewn on to the seat. Being young and having not developed a taste for decent ale mine was Watney's Red Barrel. Footwear a pair of canvas deck shoes with the toe area cut out to let the water out. Several l...
by alan williams
Mon May 15, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Fireflies no.7 plus others
Replies: 8
Views: 5275

Fireflies no.7 plus others

Hi I attended a performance at Plymouths Creative Arts School. On entering the building the first thing I noticed was a Firefly suspended from the ceiling. I made enquires and spoke to a guy from the school about it. They were given 6 by Classic Keel Boats (is this Andrew Thornhill?), and are restor...
by alan williams
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Enterprise lack of pointing
Replies: 21
Views: 9077

Re: Enterprise lack of pointing

We had the same problem with an INT14. Jeremy Pudney then the 14 champion reached in to the boat grasped the centreboard case and found side to side movement. Something we had not thought about. We stiffened the case and after that Audacity was one of the highest pointing boats in the fleet.
Cheers Al