Dinghy show?

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Re: Dinghy show?

Post by Brookesy » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:17 pm

I'll be there all weekend on the Finn stand and look forward to seeing you all.

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Re: Dinghy show?

Post by davidh » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:35 pm

Will call in and say hi Graham............

are insults still obligatory on the Finn stand?

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Re: Dinghy show?

Post by Obscured by clouds » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:35 pm

I'll certainly pop round the Finn stand. do I get a cuppa?
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Re: Dinghy show?

Post by Meryl » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:53 pm

Anyone else going on Sunday?

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Re: Dinghy show?

Post by Nessa » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:50 pm

change of plan we are coming tomorrow after all. under the ale bar, 13.50, pink carnation, grauniad.
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Re: Dinghy show?

Post by Max McCarthy » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:01 am

I am going on Sunday, and I am really looking forward to it...

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Re: Dinghy show?

Post by SoggyBadger » Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:07 pm

Didn't go in the end. Enjoying a nice, sunny Spring day instead :D
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Re: Dinghy show?

Post by JB9 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:28 pm

Didn't see anybody I knew.

Good to see the Javelin, Hornet and a very shiny wood decked GP14 on the Harken stand.
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Re: Dinghy show?

Post by Bill-Conner » Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:11 pm

The 20 year old + Hornet won boat of the show good to see that with sufficient investment of time and cash an oldish racing dinghy can still be competative and beutiful.

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Re: Dinghy show?

Post by PeterV » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:18 pm

Lovely looking boat, I had no idea it wasn't new!
How can I get my Finn to look like that? And would I dare sail it if I could?
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Re: Dinghy show?

Post by Pat » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:51 am

I'm pleased the Hornet won as it's a nice boat and I didn't realised how old it was! I hope they make good use of the advertising part of the prize to boost the class.

We decided our boat of the show was the new Bluemotion 550. We were looking at it and Sandy commented that it had exactly the fine prow and lines of a Merlin Rocket so I replied "Is it a Keith Callaghan design because it has that look to it". A voice behind replied "Yes it's one of mine" and we found ourselves talking to the designer!

If you can imagine a Merlin grown up to 18ft then you have an idea of the shape. Keith said it's derived from his recent Hazardous Merlin design. It looks as if it would be perfectly at home on Chichester Harbour racing with the 18s though they've only tried it on Alton Water as yet. I'd certainly like to see it in action.
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