National Rally - who is coming?

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Re: National Rally - who is coming?

Post by loisbarlow » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:55 pm

I echo all the above too. ***** 5 star event

Although unexpectedly not able to sail I thoroughly enjoyed viewing the proceedings on the water and marvelling at all the lovely old boats so caringly looked after. I am much better, thanks for all your concern, especial thanks to Sam for standing in as crew in my place.
So we arrived home after spending a night en-route (it's called the casual way to travel!). I find we have a few more boat bits and bobs in the garden after unloading, as Amy is delightfully anticipating picking up the TOY hull and continuing restoring her! Like father - like daughter - never can say no to a lovely old boat that needs some TLC!

Fantastic time - really appreciate all the effort made by the club and wish them success this week with their 'boat camp.'

Lois

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Re: National Rally - who is coming?

Post by RonnyDG » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:44 pm

Had a smile on my face when I woke up this morning. Thank you Hunts Team for creating a memorable event.
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Re: National Rally - who is coming?

Post by Garry R » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:02 pm

Having spent nearly two days in bed - and most of that time asleep I am feeling a deal better and am now on antibiotics to try to clear up the infection. I was really disappointed to miss out on the main event but really on the Sunday morning just knew I was not going to manage - and as Trish will tell you I can be an obstinate sod at times but could only succumb this time. Bring on 2014

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Re: National Rally - who is coming?

Post by Rupert » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:40 pm

Really sorry that you missed out, Garry. Next time indeed!
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Re: National Rally - who is coming?

Post by Spiderman » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:36 pm

I can only echo the favourable comments that have already been made in adding my congratulations to the Hunts Sailing club "team" whose combined efforts made this years National Rally a truly memorable event. Special mention should be made of Nessa and Nicky's brilliant organisation, Andy and Becks excellent race management and of course all the hard working ladies behind the galley. Jonathan seemed to be pretty busy too (when he wasn't breaking or fixing boats) helping launch and recover safety boats with Nicky as well as assistant BBQ chef with his mum. All in all a fantastic Rally thanks to all those who made a contribution.
The on the water action was hectic at times with the singlehanders having to run the gauntlet across the Merlins on the way down to green, but was also great fun and sailed in a tremendous spirit of friendly competition. Most of the shouting that I heard seemed directed more at the weather gods or the sailors own boats (well some of the Moths at least) rather than the opposition. Best decision of the weekend was clearly to postpone the BBQ from Saturday till Sunday and the gamble paying off with a marked improvement in the weather on the day.
Commiserations to Garry and Lois having to miss the sailing due to illness and I hope they are both well again soon.
Finally, Thanks to all those who attended for bringing a spectacular and extremely varied array of wonderful boats for me to admire even though I wasn't allowed to take any more home!
Hope to see you all at Clywedog next year.

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Re: National Rally - who is coming?

Post by Obscured by clouds » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:16 pm

All the positive comments make it even more galling that I could'nt make it for the w/e [blown head-gasket on the car, and unable to find a replacement with a towing hitch in time].

the only positive outcome of being at home over the b/h is that I appear to have a crew for the Merlin now. We tested the arrangement out yesterday and we seem to work well together. who says old girlfriends don't make good crew?

Oh well, I'll just have to look forwards to next year , so where will it be?
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Re: National Rally - who is coming?

Post by chris » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:34 pm

Closer to you...At Clywedog!!!

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Re: National Rally - who is coming?

Post by Obscured by clouds » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:23 pm

chris wrote:Closer to you...At Clywedog!!!

GREAT!!
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Re: National Rally - who is coming?

Post by Pat » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:39 pm

Excellent weekend - we arrived in a cloudburst and left in a heatwave! Great organisation, friendly folk and catering to die for - the smell of cooking sponge cake percolating through the clubhouse before Monday's pursuit made me so hungry!
Thanks to everyone at Hunts for being so friendly and making it relaxed and fun even if the wind wasn't always helpful.

I hope Roger got home eventually as we last saw him heading up the A1 for Peterborough having missed the A14 turn with Angie frantically thumbing through the atlas!
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Re: National Rally - who is coming?

Post by roger » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:29 am

Pat I wondered if you`d spotted the deliberate mistake. Yes we got home ok thanks just a small detour to admire the countryside and then back on our way again. :D
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Re: National Rally - who is coming?

Post by Rupert » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:29 am

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/1 ... s-at-Hunts

Minisail write-up on Y&Y. Will be writing something for the main event today.
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Re: National Rally - who is coming?

Post by Rupert » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:31 pm

Report now up.

http://www.cvrda.org/wp-cvrda/hunts-nat ... ally-2013/

on Y&Y too soon, if not yet.

I'm sure Pat will load full results when she gets a chance.
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Re: National Rally - who is coming?

Post by PeterV » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:31 pm

Well done Rupert, nicely written.
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Re: National Rally - who is coming?

Post by roger » Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:54 pm

Good write up Rupert
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Re: National Rally - who is coming?

Post by Obscured by clouds » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:37 pm

made me wish I had made it there all the more...... good write up.
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