SHEARWATER Event

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SHEARWATER Event

Post by chris » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:37 am

Shearwater Event
Shearwater is small lake on the Longleat Estate set in beautiful surroundings and not a lion in sight (unless they escape). Our clubhouse overlooks the water and there are a few benches near the start box for better views for spectators. Its also good walking through the woods.
We have a limit of boats up to 16ft (monohulls only). Our plan is to have teas/coffees, rolls, cakes etc available to buy and to charge £10 per boat entry. This year we are running the event over two days but we are not allowed to camp or campervan overnight on the site. We have arranged with a local pub to meet up there for a meal together from about 6-30 to 7.00 and have booked the skittle ally from 9.00pm. The pub is happy for camper vans to stay overnight but it does not have any facilities such as loos it can leave open. A few club members have spare beds, indoor camping (ie mattress on floor) or gardens for tents. So if you would like hospitality ‘pm’ me and I’ll see what I can sort out. Boats can be left at the club but it is worth bringing a chain and padlock to lock them down.
The plan is to have three races (50-60 mins) each day, possibly with a pursuit as the first race on Sunday. We’ll aim to start at 11.30 on Saturday and 11.00 on Sunday. Some club members may join in on Sunday.
Entry forms to sign on arrival with the usual about insurance etc..
I’ve been promoting some early ribbed merlins amongst members and we hope to see nos. 1,6,7,16,111 or 252, out complete with their original cotton sails. (Nos. 40 and 68 are still works in progress I think). Any boats sporting cotton sails will be particularly welcome and the Cotton-Sail-Challenge trophy will be awarded.
It’s really helpful to have a good idea of numbers so please say if you are planning on coming.

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Re: SHEARWATER Event

Post by Rupert » Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:41 pm

This would have been a great one to get to, I love Shearwater, but sadly, we are picking the kids up from France then. They will have spent the summer there, as they are flying over on Monday.
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Re: SHEARWATER Event

Post by Nessa » Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:59 pm

I can come both days, Nikky can only come on the Saturday, so either I bring a single handed or I find a crew for Sunday. I am not sure what will happen on the Saturday night as Nikky has to be in Barnet on Sunday and I'm not sure how or when she will get there!
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Re: SHEARWATER Event

Post by chris » Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:17 pm

I expect I could find you a crew for sunday if that helps.

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Re: SHEARWATER Event

Post by Paul Rogers » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:06 pm

Have pm'd you again Chris.
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Re: SHEARWATER Event

Post by keithr » Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:25 pm

Very sorry I am on duty Saturday on disability Canal Boat and club training on the sunday.

I am going to have to start saying NO to requests.

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Re: SHEARWATER Event

Post by PeterV » Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:37 pm

I need to come to Shearwater again (I think the last time I was there was for an Alkmaar event in about 1992) but we'll be cruising from Falmouth, hopefully in the Scillies.
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Re: SHEARWATER Event

Post by Obscured by clouds » Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:36 pm

PeterV wrote: we'll be cruising from Falmouth, hopefully in the Scillies.
Not in this weather you won't! :lol:
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Re: SHEARWATER Event

Post by alan williams » Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:31 am

Sorry will be Eire.
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Re: SHEARWATER Event

Post by chris » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:23 am

Hopefully a few more can make it.
Please let me know if you can as it really helps.
Thanks

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Re: SHEARWATER Event

Post by Chrisrjwood » Fri Aug 07, 2015 11:53 am

Hi Chris, have booked the weekend so barring any unforeseen circumstances I will be there (provided that you can ensure excellent weather just as Alan did at Roadford :D )
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Re: SHEARWATER Event

Post by Pat » Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:57 pm

Same accommodation as last year is available Chris!
The evening pub is exactly 998 metres from our property according to the survey when we bought, but exactly what point of our property to what point of the pub land wasn't clear - anything else would have said "a kilometre away"! :lol:
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Re: SHEARWATER Event

Post by roger » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:56 pm

I am bringing at least one Hornet possibly more if I can persuade one of the insurance companies to do me a deal on the shearwater event and Bosham. Any ideas of companies that might insure two boats for a month?
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Re: SHEARWATER Event

Post by Nessa » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:09 pm

Speak to Jon Langford at Nobles, they have done this for me with classics they know don't get out much. Speak direct to him, he is a nice man.
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Re: SHEARWATER Event

Post by Michael Brigg » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:57 pm

Nessa wrote:Speak to Jon Langford at Nobles, they have done this for me with classics they know don't get out much. Speak direct to him, he is a nice man.
Me too. I think Nobles are prepared to do "specials" for old faithfuls. They insured my Sculling boat for a single week-end event last year.

As Nessa says, ask and you may be rewarded. They are a company that seem to know their customers. a rare and precious thing in the insurance market.
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