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

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

Post by dlee3660 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:38 pm

How about a Daring?
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Re: The Lost Classes will Rule........beware

Post by roger » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:45 pm

dlee3660 wrote:How about a Daring?

A Daring at Whitefriars.... That I would love to see.
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Re: The Lost Classes will Rule........beware

Post by Rupert » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:23 pm

There are 2 Darings, Roger. I assume it is the 505 style one that is meant!

Neither would be a 70's lost class, though.
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Re: The Lost Classes will Rule........beware

Post by dlee3660 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:58 pm

I did mean the 505 style one.
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Re: The Lost Classes will Rule........beware

Post by roger » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:05 am

stand corrected. Mind you the other type at Whitefriars would be quite a sight :shock:
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Re: The Lost Classes will Rule........beware

Post by alan williams » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:53 am

Or a Challenger
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Re: The Lost Classes will Rule........beware

Post by Rupert » Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:59 am

A tank would be a little unfair, wouldn't it?
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Re: The Lost Classes will Rule........beware

Post by davidh » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:31 am

Rupert,

I'd love to see a Daring at Whitefriars but as fas as I know there are none left. A nice boat - fully cvrda legal but sadly long gone. The 'old' Weston Sailing Club - up at the 'seaweed hut' used to be their spiritual home, along with the Challenger. A quick search on the forum should throw up a number of strings on these boats and some pictures I found of the Challenger (I was looking for what I hoped was a Daring) - both boats of course came from the drawing board of Bill O'Brien who died recently.

It saddens me that there will be a gap in the ranks of the classic boats - an important gap too. Designers such as Bill O'B picked up on the work done by the likes of Jack holt with the Hornet to create easy to build, hard chine 'flyers' (the Challenge was known as the poor mans 505.... basically it was a hard chine version that used a 505 rig). These boats were home built, using cascomite and often poor quality ply with the result that they just didn't last.

A shame - and as I said, a gap in the history!

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

Post by SaturdayGirl » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:00 pm

I know ...

Starts with the letter H

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

Post by Pat » Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:19 pm

Well the MOD is retiring some but ..... :D

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

Post by SaturdayGirl » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:12 pm

LOL..

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

Post by Rupert » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:26 pm

Thought it needed a crew?

Actually, not very lost either, the MOD named H, so maybe you mean a different one?
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Re: The Lost Classes will Rule........beware

Post by SaturdayGirl » Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:30 pm

Can`t say more than an H

My trusted hack has to much on me ( i must behave )

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

Post by Brookesy » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:54 am

Now what possible boat could David be sailing with a trapeze begining with an H?
Could it possibly be a class that is having its Nationals at Netley next year ?
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Re: The Lost Classes will Rule........beware

Post by alan williams » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:03 pm

So Dave did you manage to get Revo from Barry's parents or have they loaned her to you ?
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