Shearwater 19th July

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Stephen Hawkins
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Re: Shearwater 19th July

Post by Stephen Hawkins » Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:47 pm

See!

Now I new there was something else on....

Pants.

I thought I was going to get a new pair of ribs then........

Told you I would have to check my diary.

Looks like I might well be double booked!

Ho hum,

Cheers
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chris
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Re: Shearwater 19th July

Post by chris » Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:09 pm

What is the world coming to... foiled by the CVRDA commodore!
Ps Rupert can show you how to steam a rib then!

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Re: Shearwater 19th July

Post by Stephen Hawkins » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:15 am

Yes, and he has also convinced me to get signed up as an Assistant Instructor to help out with the juniors......Should not have drank that wine on Saturday night, round the camp fire. I'll agree to anything with a glass in my hand....Allegedly.

its not going to get planet fixed though.

Cheers
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Re: Shearwater 19th July

Post by Rupert » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:29 pm

I can just about remember how to steam a rib, but it must be getting on for 20 years since I actually did one for a boat - I might have forgotten some of the finer points. I do remember that they get bloomin' hot!
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Re: Shearwater 19th July

Post by chris » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:35 am

A few more details:
£10 for the day and if you want to stay on for the next day and join in with club racing there's no extra.
We don't have camping at as Longleat don't allow it but there are local facilities I can email you about.
We have a couple of spare beds too.
If you can say if you might come that would help us.
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Re: Shearwater 19th July

Post by Pat » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:40 pm

Are we doing the usual lunch arrangements and cake bringing?
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Re: Shearwater 19th July

Post by chris » Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:50 pm

Yes Lunch will be rolls ploughmans type of thing, Cake contribution for the tea very welcome.
Thanks

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Re: Shearwater 19th July

Post by roger » Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:49 pm

Well that was wet.

Thanks Chris and Lois for putting on the event and for the loan of Gently. Shearwater once again provided hopes for all to fall in and added to this lots of rain and thunder.

Blue Peter looked stunning on the water and most of the water in the boat was rain water.

It was lovely to sail Gently again and enjoyed myself despite the weather. Lots of chat and good to see Chris come all the way from Essex with his Firefly.
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Re: Shearwater 19th July

Post by chris » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:28 pm

Very very wet!
Well we all managed one very wet drifter and no more racing. Of course the sun came out by the time we had put the boats away. The forecast was the other way round.
Many thanks to those who took part and especially Chris and Garry for travelling. You don't have to be mad but it does help.

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Re: Shearwater 19th July

Post by Chrisrjwood » Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:25 pm

Thanks to all at Shearwater for a really great day! Must have been the most hilarious and wettest race ever, I finally had to retire because the Firefly was in danger of sinking from all the rainwater inside!!

Many thanks to Chris and Roger for their organisation and help and just general socialising, made a wet day into a great day.

Thanks also to Angie and Pat for the cakes, the carrot and date cake was something else! (unfortunately only Pat and I had Pat's lovely Victoria sponge {;>))

Lovely to see Chris's 14 on the water, can't believe how good it looks, well done Chris...

Looking forward to the next one, see you all there, let's hope it's a bit drier!

Chris
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Re: Shearwater 19th July

Post by Chrisrjwood » Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:26 pm

Ps, many thanks to Sandy and Pat for their wonderful hospitality, must do it again sometime......
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Re: Shearwater 19th July

Post by chris » Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:01 pm

It was great to see you, Chris,
Thanks for coming all that way.

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Re: Shearwater 19th July

Post by Garry R » Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:38 pm

I enjoyed it thoroughly. Hard to believe it was so wet and harder to believe that there had been no rain at home all day even though about 30 miles away!! AND even harder to believe that I hung the cotton sails out to dry and drips were coming off them but in less than two hours in the sun on the same day I was able to fold them up bone dry. All a bit weird but that this year's weather!! Looking forward to Clywedog now.

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Re: Shearwater 19th July

Post by Pat » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:24 pm

Yes just to rub it in, it was a glorious day's sailing at Cheddar today as we were on duty.
Chris's Blue Peter not only looked superb, she picked up speed so easily on the slightest gust and was so frictionless across the water, gliding smoothly past us as if we were standing totally still.
I hope there were some pictures of the wooden masted stately ladies with a little classic Firefly, an 'old' successful revision of a Graduate and a tatty tub of an Albacore. No-one would believe the monsoon conditions and a lens footed sail was a big disadvantage, collecting the rain, only to chuck it down our necks on every tack!. Yet it was fun and in good company. Thank you all.
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