Starting them young

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Starting them young

Post by Demon » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:01 pm

After chatting with Solentgal Saturday, i thought i would post a little pic of my lad.
He is now 21 months old, but the pic was taken close to his first birthday.
Put him in the 420 yesterday, and he didnt want to get out. Looks like i have got a very light weight crew :P

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Re: Starting them young

Post by solentgal » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:26 pm

Puts a whole new meaning on nappy style trapeze harnesses Mark....... :D
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Re: Starting them young

Post by chris » Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:39 pm

Getting the grandson interested in sanding and varnishing is important too...

Gently does it!
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Re: Starting them young

Post by Garry R » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:32 pm

I hated changing nappies - i just went through the motions!!!!

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Re: Starting them young

Post by roger » Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:36 pm

I hope your going to leave that sort of joke in Aberdeen Garry.
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Re: Starting them young

Post by chris » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:38 am

Roger I seem to remember you saying that to me as I was up to my knees in the Thames launching for the Tideway!

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Re: Starting them young

Post by roger » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:12 am

Much the same as Cowes in the seventies :?
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Re: Starting them young

Post by Garry R » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:50 am

If you saw Rod Gilbert last night then much the same with the cows of today...... seemed to spend most of his time scraping the byres....

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Re: Starting them young

Post by Michael Brigg » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:00 pm

This is how to get boating into them with their mothers milk...
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Sadly, I have to report that it didn't work. My oldest (here) told me last year, "Why would I want to go sailing on a day thar I can go shopping. :evil:

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Re: Starting them young

Post by Michael Brigg » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:09 pm

It would seem relevant here to draw attention to the"Thamesis Junior Cup" run in tandem with the Elizabeth Cup Firefly open. On the Saturday, 2pm 9th April.

http://www.fireflysailing.org.uk/forum/ ... age_id=350

Last year's event report here...

http://www.fireflysailing.org.uk/news/n ... icle_id=63

Perhaps our own assotiation should consider a similar event of our own.
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Re: Starting them young

Post by Rupert » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:07 pm

My 2 have both won the youngest competitor award at the Nationals when still toddlers, but the older one goes to secondary school in September, so we do need some younger blood! I imagine he will be racing his own Mirror at Whitefriars, and my daughter will be out in her Puffin. The puffin handicap of 200 turned out to be a bit low last time, so not sure what PY to give...
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Re: Starting them young

Post by Ed » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:10 pm

Getting the grandson interested in sanding and varnishing is important too...
getting them interested.....nah.....just make em do the stuff you can't or don't want to do......like sanding the damn G4 up the bow of the Jollyboat.
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Re: Starting them young

Post by Garry R » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:53 pm

I have to confess that when I was restoring Secret Water I had everything in place except for one vital part of the centreboard lowering/hoisting system namely the block which is attached to the hog right forward in the bow - rather a gaffe. Working on my own in the garage I wiggled my way as far forward as I could and then stopped realising that the limited amount of room would make it most unlikely that I would escape and would in years to come be found as a set of skeletal remains, block and shackle in hand with Flanders and Swann playing endlessly on the CD player (waiting for the gas man to call?!!) I managed to get myself out and drew on the services of a passing young lad of 6 years old who squirmed his way into the bow and attached the block and thereafter was able to boast to his pals that he had helped out. The young lad is now about 6'4" and 16stone and props for the local rugby team so would have been of no use as a crew at all!!! There is a lot to recommend the Victorian urchin chimney sweep approach!!!!

PS Ed, you had that young daughter of yours working like a navvy. Her sandpapering hand is a blur in the photo. Slave driver.

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Re: Starting them young

Post by roger » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:06 pm

Yes Polly was always very useful, and still is when she is nearby. She has grown some but is still small enough to wriggle under the foredeck.
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Re: Starting them young

Post by jpa_wfsc » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:22 pm

All mine crewed for me when still in Nappies!!. At the time it was joy rides in Phantom, and the Mirror and then Lark.

Perhaps they will crew for me when I am in same, in a (not too) few years.
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