Coaching/racing weekend at Whitefriars in the early spring

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Re: Coaching/racing weekend at Whitefriars in the early spri

Post by jpa_wfsc » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:09 pm

Nessa wrote: I have family in Swindon
..is only 20 minutes away from WSC.. (OK Swindon can be about an hour to cross in the rush hour...)

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Yes - they do however need to be on a lead at all times.

Or - if you prefer - yes I own and sail a number of them...
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Post by Max McCarthy » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:17 pm

trebor wrote:Hi Rupert, I hope to come on the Saturday, with a bit of luck Sunday as well, I will bring the Aquabat, hopefully it will work. Thanks Rob.
I am pretty sure it will, it certainly looks very good from the pictures! Rob, are you going to the dinghy show?
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Post by trebor » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:30 pm

Hi Max, What dinghy show?? and where. Rob.
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Post by Rupert » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:49 pm

The dinghy show is at Alexandra Palace, north London on 3/4 March - all the dinghy classes with such things as CA membership and a bit of money will be there - sadly, this doesn't include the Minisail (yet!) or the Aquabat...

It is a good place to meet up and chat and to gawp and the latest Whizbang 2000.

After a couple of years manning various stands, I think I'm going simply as a tourist this year, on the Sunday. Looks like we migh spend the Saturday going the V&A and the other museums in South Ken.
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Post by Max McCarthy » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:07 pm

Hi Rob, there is more info here:
http://www.rya.org.uk/programmes/dinghy ... yShow.aspx

It is an enermous show, and renound for being the best certainly in the UK, and one of the best in the world, Davidh, who is on these forums is doing the main talk about Jack Holt. I am going for the first time this year!
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Re: Coaching/racing weekend at Whitefriars in the early spri

Post by Rupert » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:14 pm

Accommodation - Cirencester travelodge is £49.50 for a night, Swindon (a little further away, and harder to find and park, £33.95.

Premier inn at Blunsdon (N Swindon) (about a 10 min drive) might be better, at £39 for a double room. Very easy trip from and to the lake from there.
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Post by trebor » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:17 pm

There is not much chance of an Aquabat association Rupert, I think I have only one in country, no amount of searching brings up anything other than cvrda, my number is 723, so their must have been at least this amount. Max I do not think I will be going to show I always think they are to much like shopping. Rob.
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Post by Nessa » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:15 am

am trying to persuade new poster brownie to come - see the introductions thread.
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Post by MartinH » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:41 pm

I'm hoping to get there for at least one day. If I get around to doing all the odd jobs on her I'll bring the Grad and might even get around to setting the spreaders correctly :o
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Post by brownie » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:37 am

Nessa wrote:am trying to persuade new poster brownie to come - see the introductions thread.
Just got to check with my events co-ordinator (Err indoors!) but all looks promising, I shall contact Rupert once she gives the all clear. :lol:

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Post by Podolski » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:41 pm

Put me down, should be able to drag a crew down for my merlin.

Be nice to start meeting some people aswell.

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Re: Coaching/racing weekend at Whitefriars in the early spri

Post by Rupert » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:33 pm

Less than 3 weeks to go to the season opener - I hope you are all checking your boats are in one piece, and reading your favorite race training books avidly!

I'll go through the postings soon to se who is coming - please post to say if you are coming along asap, so we can plan things and get the right amount of lunch!
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Post by roger » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:39 pm

Hi Rupert, aiming to be there for Saturday.
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Post by trebor » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:41 pm

Hi Rupert, I will definitely be coming on saturday, and hopefully on sunday. Rob.
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Re: Coaching/racing weekend at Whitefriars in the early spri

Post by Nessa » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:15 pm

I am 99% sure I am coming with the megabyte. Her indoors will come too. I did have a moment of uncertainty and wonder if I should force her into the kestrel, but then I remembered what a palaver it is to get the mast down/up/down and had a change of heart. Doubtless she will sit in most things if asked nicely. Not sure about the dog, he is a bit more picky.
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