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by Spiderman
Mon May 08, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Picnic race
Replies: 19
Views: 15260

Re: Picnic race

Hi Keith,
Wendy and I will be there in the Motorhome with Baxter and would like to arrive on Sunday morning with a view to joining in with the club racing if that's ok.
Our preference would be for the BYO BBQ.

Cheers

Ian
by Spiderman
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Enterprise lack of pointing
Replies: 21
Views: 12059

Re: Enterprise lack of pointing

Sitting too far aft certainly wouldn't help your pointing so that may well be at least part of the problem. Most boats go better upwind with the crew weight a bit further forward particularly in lighter winds, in fact the Enterprise generally prefers the weight forward both upwind and down until you...
by Spiderman
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Baltic Wharf NEXT SATURDAY
Replies: 5
Views: 5001

Re: Baltic Wharf NEXT SATURDAY

As there have been no positive responses to this post or the similar plea on the Facebook page, asking who is intending to go to the Baltic Wharf event, have we reached the point where a decision needs to made? Maybe we should tell the club now that regrettably, due to the low number of people able ...
by Spiderman
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Merlin design 20WCa
Replies: 4
Views: 4407

Re: Merlin design 20WCa

1855 is listed in the Merlin Rocket yearbook as 20aWC which is code for Mike Nokes designed StarRocket built as you say by Wyche and Coppock. A sister ship called Cotopaxi won the Nationals in1965 in the hands of Alan Warren and Barry Dunning so quite fast in it's day, although most boats this pairi...
by Spiderman
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Merlin 3270
Replies: 5
Views: 4960

Re: Merlin 3270

Hi,
According to the yearbook 3270 is an NSM2 built by Guy Winder in 1982. She is called "Dragon Lady".
I think that you only place that you can see the list is in the Merlin Rocket Year Book.

Regards

Ian
by Spiderman
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Fireball spinnakers and a jib - anyone have any interest
Replies: 11
Views: 10549

Re: Fireball spinnakers and a jib - anyone have any interest

sam mason wrote:Moth with a Fireball Spinnaker......The mind boggles
Well Sam I heard a rumour that you were putting an RS400 assymetric kite on the Albacore so I thought I'd better give it a go! Just need a miniature crew to do the hoists and drops and put the pole on now?

Ian
by Spiderman
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Fireball spinnakers and a jib - anyone have any interest
Replies: 11
Views: 10549

Re: Fireball spinnakers and a jib - anyone have any interest

Hi,
If Godfrey doesn't want both spinnakers then I would quite like the other one.
Thanks
Ian
by Spiderman
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Last event of the year
Replies: 9
Views: 9255

Re: Last event of the year

Yes, as Lyndon says we were somewhat let down by the weather gods with the lack of breeze although at least it wasn't as cold as the last few times we have been to Bristol. Sorry that I didn't get to thank anyone from Baltic Wharf SC in person for hosting us again and doing such a great job managing...
by Spiderman
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Meeting at Hykeham (Again)
Replies: 22
Views: 17994

Re: Meeting at Hykeham (Again)

Hi Sam, It would be great to sail at Hykeham again after all these years, I think the last time must have been team racing in Ents at Lindum SC sometime in the mid 90s. I don't know if the dates have been confirmed yet, but from a purely selfish point of view the last weekend in June (24th/25th) wou...
by Spiderman
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Banbury 8th October
Replies: 11
Views: 9151

Re: Banbury 8th October

Another great weekend at Banbury Sailing Club so a big thank you to Tim, Pat and the team whose hard work made the event a resounding success. It was really nice to see such a wide variety of boats that included some that were making a first appearance at a CVRDA event such as Peter's Swift catamara...
by Spiderman
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: New Sail
Replies: 7
Views: 6541

Re: New Sail

Dolphin sails made a lot of Cat sails for the Minnis Bay Condor fleet when I was a member there. They always looked pretty decent and reasonably priced as far as I remember, but that was a while ago. If they are still going it may be worth enquiring anyway? Really impressed with the fantastic job yo...
by Spiderman
Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Banbury 8th October
Replies: 11
Views: 9151

Re: Banbury 8th October

Hi Tim and Pat, We are still planning to come and Lyndon should also be there with his two Moths. As we have done for the previous events at Banbury we would like to arrive on Friday evening if that's ok and hope to get there around nine in the evening. We will be in the motor home with Baxter and b...
by Spiderman
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare
Replies: 38
Views: 21390

Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Yes a Javelin would be an interesting choice and they are nice looking boats. There is a small fleet of them at Southwold Sailing Club and they were always fairly popular in Norfolk as I recall. They are big powerful boats though and Whitefriars might be a bit too restricted? A true classic that was...
by Spiderman
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: National Rally - everything you need to know
Replies: 16
Views: 11848

Re: National Rally - everything you need to know

Sorry for the delay in posting this, but we were off-line while exploring Suffolk on the way to Aldeburgh. Thanks again to everyone at Hunts SC who helped make this year's National Rally an outstanding success. Great sailing, great company and great fun so well done to Nessa and Nikki for all the ha...
by Spiderman
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aldeburgh YC 3rd and 4th September 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 29591

Re: Aldeburgh YC 3rd and 4th September 2016

A big thank you to all those at AYC who helped make the weekend truly memorable in spite of, or perhaps because of, the weather! A special thank you to John Adcroft whose hard work both before and during the event was clearly evident and his help and guidance when we first arrived was greatly apprec...