The Lost Classes will Rule........beware

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The Lost Classes will Rule........beware

Post by davidh » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:37 pm

Beware indeed.....

If all goes to plan and I get a following wind, a downhill home run....a few lucky breaks (okay..have run out of cliches) then.....

next year will see a new addition to the ranks of the Lost Classes. (and no - this is NOT the rumoured fast plywood special...) - but a boat that will be happy going head to head with the M14s and Marauders.

No more clues for now other than it will be, I hope, just what the Lost Classes wing should be about - hopefully restored to it's prime and looking (and going) quick!

Watch this space for more news on this 'exciting' development - either that or wisely watch from a safe distance as (with the aid of supercrew Jon) fittings start pulling off in all directions.......

Can he now havesimple windward leeward courses with a 2 mile beat? How many laps around Shearwater would that equate too?

D
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Re: The Lost Classes will Rule........beware

Post by JimC » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:46 pm

davidh wrote:next year will see a new addition to the ranks of the Lost Classes.
A spectre from the past?

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Re: The Lost Classes will Rule........beware

Post by davidh » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:53 pm

Jim,

Nice try - I like it.

Sadly that spirit has yet to be reincarnated so "Bzzzzzz - wrong answer"

D
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Post by Nessa » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:11 pm

yes, I too had thought something spooky was going on....

on a vaguely related note the marauder (to be named Ghengis the Menace and painted black and red) emerged from the boat shed today looking worse than I remembered, but drying out has meant the paint is coming off like butter.
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Re: The Lost Classes will Rule........beware

Post by Rupert » Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:57 pm

Looking forward to meeting your lost class, David! Would love more to come out of the wood (or GRP) work, so we can get a true fleet together.

Following the Nationals, I was wondering whether we should have an overlap on the lost classes with the other fleets - John's Skua was the obvious example there - a class with very few boats left, but probebly not a lost class, as designed before 65, or so I believe. I have a feeling we should present a trophy at the Nationals for the first boat from a lost class whatever the design date, prior to 1985, of course.
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Post by Brookesy » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:48 pm

Sounds like a bit of a 'challenge' David...
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Post by alan williams » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:43 pm

Not that horrible turd brown Typhoon thing. FOTFRAL.
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Re: The Lost Classes will Rule........beware

Post by davidh » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:24 pm

Hi Alan,

sorry - do not get the FOTFRAL??

Is that anything to do with the overweight soon to be ex-olympic singlehander that is clogging up the ranks these days?

You lot will be trying to claim that they are a lost class soon (some may wish they were now...)

D

PS - tis the other Dave...Dave Chivers - who has the brown Typhoon....
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Post by neil » Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:16 pm

no Finn bashing please or this will be banished to Banter
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Post by davidh » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:39 pm

Neil....

Yes, a good point... I've seen the thread over on Banter so may place a comment or two there. I take it that my defence...that my comments were (a) true and (b) in the public interest won't wash on this occasion???????????

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Post by jpa_wfsc » Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:43 pm

Is the Bell ringing yet? Or am I out on a flyer?

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Re: The Lost Classes will Rule........beware

Post by davidh » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:42 pm

John

BZZZZZZZZZZZZZ - wrong answer......

would you like the questions fomr the easy envelope?

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Re: The Lost Classes will Rule........beware

Post by corkman » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:52 pm

Not a "Mercury" by any chance? I haven't seen a "poor Man's International 14" for over 40 years.
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Re: The Lost Classes will Rule........beware

Post by Pat » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:49 pm

You need to come to some of our events then corkman - the Mercury is alive and well and travels regularly from Bristol Avon Sailing Club :D

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Re: The Lost Classes will Rule........beware

Post by chris » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:41 pm

Indeed, I raced against two Mercs there recently.

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