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2014 events!

Post by PeterV » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:57 pm

Well I seem to have been persuaded to take on fixtures for 2014. I'll contact the usual suspects later in the year about fixtures or if you have any plans already please let me know. We've had some really good events this year and the 'formula' of an enthusiastic club with a reasonable number of classics already seems to work across the country.
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Re: 2014 events!

Post by roger » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:47 am

Well done Peter.
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Re: 2014 events!

Post by Rupert » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:12 pm

Thank you Peter!

I think you have summed up what it takes to run a great cvrda meeting perfectly - one reason why I've not run another at WSC recently - there just aren't enough families interested in the classic boats there to get the local support like Hunts had. Pity for the Andrews and the Whelans...
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Re: 2014 events!

Post by PeterV » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:47 pm

I'm sorry you're not getting support at Whitefriars Rupert. I can sympathise because at Staunton Harold everyone turns their nose up at anything over 5 years old, and that includes all the kids! They're all in very expensive Oppies, 420s or 29ers. Some people have only started talking to me since I bought the new Finn!
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Re: 2014 events!

Post by Pat » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:47 am

Too many folk with more cash than dash!
Baltic Wharf is the first thing that needs attention as the exact date needs confirming - I guessed when putting it on the list as "same date next year" fell in between two weekends.
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Post by PeterV » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:00 am

I'll contact Nigel and confirm.
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Re: 2014 events!

Post by Rupert » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:18 am

People do like the old boats at Whitefriars, or at least smile and say how nice they look, but those who own them either never go sailing at all or just take quiet trips out when the sun is out, none of which makes for a cvrda weekend.

I will (once confirmed with the club) be putting on the Minisail Nationals at WSC this year, though. We have decided that whilst we will do all we can to get people to West Wales for the cvrda Nats, it might be a step to far for the international travellers, so we will be doing a stand alone weekend for the nats. Boat finder service is available!
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Post by JB9 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:16 pm

We do not have a large contingent of qualifying boats at Bough Beech and I have not seen significant numbers of visitors (other than the Nationals) either. Perhaps a theme, as put forward by David, would help and seeing as I have two single trapeze doublehanders perhaps that would be a good start?
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Re: 2014 events!

Post by Rupert » Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:36 pm

A theme would certainly be good. The PY system certainly works best between boats with similar types of performance.
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Post by trebor » Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:23 pm

I would be interested in organising a beach boat event next year,( more than half the sailing fleet qualify for cvrda events ), their are 2 cvrda members at club, Paulr with his Minisail and myself with Aquabat, a couple of old Lasers, their is also a 50 year old mirror which sails every week, I do not know all the beach boats ( Toppers, Lasers etc ) but all would be welcome, perhaps we could go back to the seventies and find out why the Laser became so popular?
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Re: 2014 events!

Post by Stephen Hawkins » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:57 am

I have the same issue at SCSC (South Cerney), which is why I have decided to move to Rupert's club, Whitefriars SC. I would rather 'bolster the numbers' than be on my own at my club. Too long being a square peg in a round hole.......

Not that any of you have seen me this year, but I am sure Rupert will 'cajol' me into getting off my backside next year!

I am sure we looked a picture yesterday on a sunny afternoon, two varnished wooden dinghies, a National 12 and a Firefly, chasing each other, and a nice painted wooden Ent, round the lake. Rupert and Charlie let the side down in their plastic Lightnings, but you can't have everything! :wink:

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Re: 2014 events!

Post by Rupert » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:59 pm

We got the nice view of varnish from where we were!

Rob,

I like the idea of a beach boat event, by the way. Should it be somewhere with a beach?
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Post by trebor » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:45 pm

Hi Rupert, I would like to sail on Sea, it would be ideal, but how many Minisailers and other old beachboat sailors are fit enough to sail on Sea, boats would also have to be "able". we would need a member who sails at a Beach club to organise this. I would definitely be up for this.
Their is a Beach of sorts at our club, plus it is 5 minutes from junction 1 M5, their are 2 Minisails and my Aquabat, plus Mirrors and Toppers, Lasers etc, Plenty of old boats, water is drinking water quality, it would be a relaxed friendly meet. laid back like the "sixties".
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Re: 2014 events!

Post by Rupert » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:46 pm

Beaches don't have to be on the sea!

I love the idea. If we can promote it on here, but have it open to all sorts of beach boats, then we might get a good selection to go play in.

Maybe this is one to sort a date for with your club and with Peter on here, so it doesn't clash with other things, and then put it out to the non-cvrda owners of oddball beach boats, somehow, as well as your club members.
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Re: 2014 events!

Post by trebor » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:17 pm

I will speak to club and find out what dates would be available.
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