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by MartinH
Fri May 04, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Crew Wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 5674

Re: Crew Wanted

I could float this amongst the more experienced youngsters at West Wilts. I've already bagged one to be my crew on the Saturday.
by MartinH
Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: merlin rocket free for a good home
Replies: 11
Views: 2684

Re: merlin rocket free for a good home

Wasn't there a Rocket test range up there (the whoosh, whizz, bang variety?) D I think you are thinking of the Hebrides. My brother was in the artillery and was posted to Benbecula as the Range Major's Driver. Which sounded a great posting. [naval historian hat]The Orkneys are the location of the R...
by MartinH
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Ally pally
Replies: 29
Views: 8199

Re: Ally pally

Had a great day there on Saturday and met most of he crowd.

I want to see the "foiling Oppy" in action. What sort sort of handicap would the committee give that? Increase the PY number for the extra drag?
by MartinH
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Coaching/racing weekend at Whitefriars in the early spring
Replies: 66
Views: 17411

Re: Coaching/racing weekend at Whitefriars in the early spri

I'm hoping to get there for at least one day. If I get around to doing all the odd jobs on her I'll bring the Grad and might even get around to setting the spreaders correctly :o
by MartinH
Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Dinghy database photo
Replies: 19
Views: 5866

Re: Dinghy database photo

On looking at other photos on Henley's site I find that Eric is not 812, but 2818. I thought it strange that the shadow seen through the sail is "28" it mt be the way the sail is curved it hides the first digit.
by MartinH
Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Big Al stars in Y&Y
Replies: 29
Views: 10320

Re: Big Al stars in Y&Y

Nigel wrote::lol:

Does anyone remember the TV series "The Tomorrow People"?

(Max - you may have to ask your dad!)
I can, and it makes feel old :cry:
by MartinH
Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Dinghy database photo
Replies: 19
Views: 5866

Re: Dinghy database photo

I am pretty sure that is Henley Sailing Club on the Thames. Possibly taken during the 2009 National 12 Open. My daughter was crewing for Rosie White on Eric , with the sail no that looks like 812, though I am sure that is not the hull number.
by MartinH
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Holt event at Wraysbury, July
Replies: 34
Views: 9266

Re: Holt event at Wraysbury, July

roger wrote: Anyone any contacts in the Miracles?
A friend of mine in the North East was a Miracle sailor and still has a few contacts, so I took the liberty of sending him the details of the Wraysbury event in the hope that he could pass them on.
by MartinH
Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: What does everyone else do with their sails?
Replies: 16
Views: 7016

Re: What does everyone else do with their sails?

Rule one. When buying a new house specify a double garage but tell the estate agent you're not worried how big the bouse is. This confuses them no end. Then Finn masts and Enterprise masts fit diagonally and you can (just) get all 6 in. Make a rack for the 6booms and use the garage loft for 9 sets ...
by MartinH
Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Banter
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 101
Views: 67568

Re: Introductions

Hi , I'm Martin, and tend to lurk around the fringes of the CVRDA (and the forums) rather than being a regular. I live in West Wiltshire and am yet another member of Shearwater, which is where I first found out about the Association. Having learnt to sail in Optimists with the Scouts I started saili...
by MartinH
Mon May 16, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Shearwater 50th Anniversary
Replies: 0
Views: 1620

Shearwater 50th Anniversary

2011 is the 50th anniversary of Shearwater SC and we are celebrating over the weekend 18/19th June. Sunday 19th is the "Shearwater Gold Cup" Open, with prizes for various categories across the fleet, including CVRDA eligable boats. Could your boat have been sailing when the club was formed? Certainl...
by MartinH
Sat May 14, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: I like the look of this.... ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3569

Re: I like the look of this.... ?

Look at this: http://www.nauticexpo.com/prod/cna-cantiere-nautico/single-handed-sailing-dinghies-30189-198737.html Is there a resemblence? To me the X14 looks like an updated version of the Sol.o. The builder and length are correct. As I am local, and looking for a single-hander, I might get in touc...
by MartinH
Mon May 02, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: today's sail
Replies: 14
Views: 2968

Re: today's sail

We had the best sail this year, but could only do the first race.Second race, as we were leaving looked even more exciting... two albacores over at the same time on the first lap! Shearwater can give you a good time but you do have to keep on your toes. Yes, the second race was decided by survival ...
by MartinH
Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Innovation
Replies: 12
Views: 4657

Re: Innovation

chris wrote:My advice is go and get that merlin from the boy shouts you told me about. Idle hands and so on... :roll: :shock:
Is this the one in the Sea Scout HQ in Poole? I believe that is a very early one but would need considerable time and effort.
by MartinH
Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Yonghy Bonghy Bo
Replies: 3
Views: 1398

Re: Yonghy Bonghy Bo

While on the topic of old Oppies does anyone know if they used to have "OP" as the class insignia before the combined I and O? When I was a Sea Scout in the early 1970s our Troop had two Oppies with OP on the sails and sail numbers, if recall correctly, 83 and 86.