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Re: Any interest in a long distance river race as a CVRDA op

Post by Ed » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:07 am

Aw.....come on.....Aggie would be perfect :-)

Actually a Firefly would be perfect....reckon we will all be following Rupe.

Sounds like a lot of interest and as I now I have also worked out that this is the bit of Avon I have driven over so many times, thinking would love to sail that sometime.....reckon I will put it in the diary. Now all I need is a car capable of towing a boat up there.

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Re: Any interest in a long distance river race as a CVRDA op

Post by neil » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:10 am

Ed wrote:Aw.....come on.....Aggie would be perfect :-)

Actually a Firefly would be perfect....reckon we will all be following Rupe.

Sounds like a lot of interest and as I now I have also worked out that this is the bit of Avon I have driven over so many times, thinking would love to sail that sometime.....reckon I will put it in the diary. Now all I need is a car capable of towing a boat up there.

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Re: Any interest in a long distance river race as a CVRDA op

Post by Ed » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:29 am

Sounds good to me! :-)

although I do need to get my head around getting another tow-car as sailing just at Roadford is a little limiting.

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Re: Any interest in a long distance river race as a CVRDA op

Post by roger » Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:29 pm

chris wrote:Roger,I know a man who might be able to help.
That would be very useful Chris, do you know his number,

By the way does he have a daughter who is a very good crew who recently appeared in a National Magazine? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Any interest in a long distance river race as a CVRDA op

Post by Pat » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:16 pm

Tewkesbury is also good water for Albacores - we're interested!
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Re: Any interest in a long distance river race as a CVRDA op

Post by azimuth » Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:28 pm

This is rather exciting!!! I look forward to welcoming you all to SSC for some adventures on the river (ditch sailing as its sometimes called!). Basically I have the go ahead to hold the event so long as there is interest so, as there clearly is, I will speak to people my end and get it confirmed as part of our calendar, then speak to Peter - is that the right thing?

I did wonder if a 1 day event on a bank hol Monday would work, as I say camping will be avalible and I would imagine there would be no problem with anyone who wants to joining in with our Sunday club racing - will confirm these details closer to the time...

Ed - yes it is the bit of the Avon which is crossed by the m5 just north of Tewkes, but sounds like you've worked that out....

I'm also looking forward to showing our Comet fleet some proper boats! :lol:
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Re: Any interest in a long distance river race as a CVRDA op

Post by chris » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:25 am

Yes, do go ahead. As soon as your date is fixed we'll officially put it in the CVRDA calender. several of our events have the option to join in with club racing which makes sense all round.
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Re: Any interest in a long distance river race as a CVRDA op

Post by chris » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:27 am

roger wrote:
chris wrote:Roger,I know a man who might be able to help.
That would be very useful Chris, do you know his number,

By the way does he have a daughter who is a very good crew who recently appeared in a National Magazine? :lol: :lol: :lol:
does sound a bit familiar!

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Re: Any interest in a long distance river race as a CVRDA op

Post by Obscured by clouds » Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:08 am

sounds good.

Big question though: Merlin or Finn?

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Re: Any interest in a long distance river race as a CVRDA op

Post by azimuth » Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:10 pm

Tony, would be great to have you with us, either boat would be good, MR may be the more natural river boat but we have a history of Finn sailing at my club too. That said short tacking a Finn on the river is hard work on the legs, fortunately their are bends in the river so short tacking all the way can't really happen!

For myself, if I have a zenith in service by then I might be tempted to use one of them, but I probably won't so will probably be in the Finn as usual.

Chris - the date for the picnic race is confirmed, I will get the CVRDA invite to join us for it confirmed (just a formality with this much interest!) and let you know.

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Re: Any interest in a long distance river race as a CVRDA op

Post by jules22 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:28 pm

Sounds great ! :D .

Won't the river be busy with all the narrowboats/ powerboaters on a bank holiday ?. As if the event is, where I think it is, is it not part of the Avon ring ?.

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Re: Any interest in a long distance river race as a CVRDA op

Post by giles » Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:40 pm

Well done Keith. There is a lot of interest!! It was in my diary after Banbury with the hope that you could organise. I think that this is one for Olwyn, Kate and Cassie.
Hopefully see you in Bristol.
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Re: Any interest in a long distance river race as a CVRDA op

Post by azimuth » Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:00 pm

Thanks Giles! Yes getting much more interest than I expected! I plan to be in Bristol so see you there...

Jules - you are right about the location, there are always some narrow boats and cruisers - they are one of the challenges of river sailing and due to their size they have right of way over us! Although logically it might I can't say I've noticed bank holidays having a big effect on their numbers, what does have an effect is the weather - seems they are not the hardiest types and like sunshine!
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Re: Any interest in a long distance river race as a CVRDA op

Post by Spiderman » Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:52 pm

Great idea Keith and dates permitting I would certainly be interested in giving it a go. Haven't really done any river sailing since my days at Trent Valley longer ago than I care to admit. Should make an interesting change although I don't think it would be a venue for the Magnum!

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Re: Any interest in a long distance river race as a CVRDA op

Post by amyb » Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:32 am

Bit late reading this post but as my TOY would not be the most suitable, pending work commitments assuming I actually have a job I was going to make Roger the offer he already seems to be suggesting!! pick something Merlin shaped out of the shed!

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