Corus Are you coming Sep 13-14

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Corus Are you coming Sep 13-14

Post by pegasus » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:58 pm

So are you coming its on September 13-14th you can arrive earlyer loads of camping space lovely views of the steel works maybe some sea too

http://www.corussailing.org.uk/

i'll be going

hope to see you there.
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Post by Rupert » Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:26 pm

It is the Ex British Steel SC off the M4.
I've never sailed there, but it is easy to get to and the winds are generally good, blowing off the Atlantic. If there is a space in the calendar, why not?
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Post by stu » Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:37 pm

It is the Ex British Steel SC off the M4
Tis a bit long the M4 !

It's in wales, Port Talbot area I believe?
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Post by Rupert » Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:45 pm

"wind blowing off the atlantic" may have suggested it wasn't in berkshire, but I take your point!
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Post by pegasus » Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:52 pm

Ive google'd it and found two one Port Talbot and one in north wales (used to be called corus colours)

But its not too far from us and theres room in the calendar

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Post by davidh » Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:58 pm

It can't be that bad there - used to have some good Contenders sailing there I seem to recall!

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Post by Alan P. » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:35 pm

Well if it's good Contender material, it must be a good sized bit of water. Sounds good!.

Chance to bring the CVRDA Circus to the inhabitants of a yet another part of the kingdom?
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Post by alan williams » Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:53 am

Hi Guys
Sailed a two of a kind meeting there in the late sixties. The Lake was big enough to have one of the best Osprey fleets at this time. The water from the lake is used to cool a process in the steel works. I felt that it was warmer than your average lake. Wind is pretty clean except when from the west or north.

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Post by neil » Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:56 am

The International Canoes have Corus on their open circuit, and it gets good reviews
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Post by pegasus » Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:14 pm

Ill let this run abit longer and see what peoples veiws are. but so far seams possitive, so i think we should go for it, i think this is what we were talked about in the AGM.

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Post by Pat » Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:32 pm

I've seen it from the motorway and it looks good. It's a very open area of dunes between the motorway and the sea, with hills beyond the motorway, so clean winds off the sea.
Could be a blast! Question is when? September?

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Post by pegasus » Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:50 pm

We have time in the calendar for march june and oct where the month is completly free and we have time in septemeber around shearwater, could also maybe fit in around august or may

So there is plenty of room for an event, i will contact the club and ask if camping etc is available.

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Edit: just receieved this from the club

Our web site is _www.corussailing.info/_ (http://www.corussailing.info/) but
it seems not to be working at the moment and is under reconstuction.

The club is just off the M4 Junction 38 and very easy to find.
The lake is an emergency water supply for Corus steel works and as such the
level is maintained all the year round.

We are only 200 yards from the sea so get the sea breeze and normally these
is a good wind.

There is free camping next to the club which is a large area.
There are adequate toilets and showers.
We have a fully equipped galley which is currently a self help basis.
We have one very wide slipway(100ft) for launching

There is no length restriction but we do not allow cats.

We recently had 52 boats at our regatta and this weekend expect 40 boats for
our solo open and had no problem coping with the boats or people..

Like I said you are most welcome but we would not stop our normal club
racing but can organise a seperate course/start etc.



Sounds like a very active club and i think it could be goo for us.

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Post by Pat » Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:06 pm

Roadford is June I hope. Suggest the warmer part of the year as being rather open, April/May or October could be somewhat breezy :D

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Post by pegasus » Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:21 pm

Sean has sudjested that we go for august as they are quite flexiable then and we are fexable at the begining of august,
though it would be quite alot of traveling for people who go to both Brightlingsea and this event, but other peoples views on this would be great.

just to make it more clear we so far have 1 event every month other than july where we have both frensham and netly in the same month.

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Post by Pat » Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:23 pm

It's a bit crammed at that time when there's holidays and class nationals and sailing weeks to draw people away - even us sailing gypsies can't do everything!
Shearwater could probably be flexible (and even get better wind) earlier or later.

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