Minisail National Championships Sat 5th and Sun 6th July

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Minisail National Championships Sat 5th and Sun 6th July

Post by v8deanoncvrda » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:02 pm

Minisail National Championships Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July 2014
We encourage non-members to come along and take part. Please bring sailing suitable clothing and towel/toiletries.
Venue: Whitefriars Sailing Club, Lake 26, Cotswold Water Park, Swindon, Ashton Keynes SN6 6QR (http://www.whitefriarssc.org)
Cost: £15 per person for the weekend including lunch for both days. Please drop us a line to confirm numbers.
Accommodation available: Tent camping, Hardstanding for caravans/motorhomes.

The active MiniSail class association is happy to welcome new MiniSail sailors with free membership, free advice and when needed, free use of boats. We are a very friendly crowd with years of MiniSail experience and look forward to hearing from you on our website www.minisail.org.uk and forum http://minisail.org.uk/?page_id=315. See you there!
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Re: Minisail National Championships Sat 5th and Sun 6th July

Post by Paul Rogers » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:22 pm

Looking forward to being there. : :D
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Re: Minisail National Championships Sat 5th and Sun 6th July

Post by Rupert » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:02 am

We used the camping field extensively this weekend just gone, and it is nice and dry, so no problem putting caravans and campervans on it as well as tents, currently, provided we don't now get solid rain for 10 days...

Looking forward to hosting lots of Minisail sailors - we could have numbers into the teens if all goes well!
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Re: Minisail National Championships Sat 5th and Sun 6th July

Post by trebor » Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:42 pm

winds not to strong, not to hot, good company, perfect.
Paul, if you get any more boats, your avatar will be a post itself.
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Post by Rupert » Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:50 pm

Paul now has more boats than me, since the Bonito went.
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Re: Minisail National Championships Sat 5th and Sun 6th July

Post by RonnyDG » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:57 pm

It's bound to become an excellent event.
Can't wait to be along that many Minisails lining up at the starting grid Sunday morning and join a genuine class race.

On the off topic theme: bought two boats recently and have parted at the same time with three, maybe four. Leaving me with three to four wooden boats to shelter, store (and take care of) inside, and one plastic that will live on easily upside down under a cover outside at the club. About what I can handle sort of.
Could be wrong but for now I feel to have a balanced collection of shoes, sorry boats now... Yes probably wrong.
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Re: Minisail National Championships Sat 5th and Sun 6th July

Post by Rupert » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:22 pm

Charlie is now no longer going to be able to sail my spare Minisail at the Nationals at Whitefriars this weekend. Is there anyone out there who would like to borrow the boat? A chance to get some coaching on the Sat, followed by 4 races on the Sunday.
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Post by Rupert » Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:49 pm

Now borrowed.
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Post by Rupert » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:12 pm

Well, that was a truly international Nationals!

With entries from Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, as well as Falmouth, Southampton, Birmingham, Liverpool and Swindon, I think we can say that people travelled from far and wide!

I think we had 16 Minisails on site and 13 racing - a great turnout.
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Re: Minisail National Championships Sat 5th and Sun 6th July

Post by roger » Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:19 pm

I think you can congratulate yourselves on the resurection of the minisail class. Well done.
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Post by Rupert » Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:59 pm

Still a ways to go before I feel it will be self prepetuating, Roger, but it was great fun to have so many boats together in one place.
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Re: Minisail National Championships Sat 5th and Sun 6th July

Post by trebor » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:53 pm

nice to see Rupert have a challenger for top Minisailer.
great weekend, highlights for me, seeing approx 8 inline astern of club boats tearing towards me on a fast reach, with a beautiful sky blue Merlin in centre, Dean Martin ( not the singer ) doing his stand up routine, half a dozen Minisails contending for room at the mark, their were many other highlights but these are the ones that stick in my mind.
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Re: Minisail National Championships Sat 5th and Sun 6th July

Post by Rupert » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:26 am

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