Shearwater date change

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chris
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Shearwater date change

Post by chris » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:46 pm

Due to a couple of clashes we are changing the date at Shearwater to the following week. The Shearwater Vintage will now be Saturday May 13th and people are welcome to stay on for some more sailing on the Sunday.

Shearwater is a small lake on the Longleat estate on the Wiltshire/Somerset border; ideal for the smaller dinghy, cats. are not allowed I'm afraid.

Please do say here if you intend to come just so that we have some idea. Last year we cancelled because people said they couldn't make it then several people later said they had wanted to come but hadn't said so !

Thank you.

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Re: Shearwater date change

Post by bornagainmothie » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:07 pm

I am hoping to come to Shearwater this time. Will try and make a weekend of it. Possibly another couple of boats from Greensforge if we're lucky.

Cheers

Lyndon

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Re: Shearwater date change

Post by chris » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:19 pm

Great
look forward to seeing you again.
We'll put more info up soon.
Chris

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Re: Shearwater date change

Post by Dave Norris » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:53 pm

I would like to attend the Shearwater meeting but my boat does not entirely fit the criteria. I have a Yachting world day boat that is approx. 20m years old. It is one of the last 2 cold moulded boats to be produced and it is unlikely that there will be another of this type. Would I be accepted to race?

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Re: Shearwater date change

Post by Dave Norris » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:54 pm

p.s its not 20m years old, even I am not that old even if I feel like it , it is approx 20

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Re: Shearwater date change

Post by chris » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:21 pm

We really only make exceptions to our date criteria when the boat is from a defunct class that no longer caters for a particular type of boat. The YW Day Boat does have an active class association www.ywdb DOT co.uk .It would be worth joining their association and they should be able to suggest suitable events you may be interested in. Good luck.
Chris

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Re: Shearwater date change

Post by chris » Wed May 03, 2017 9:10 am

13th May, not long to go.
Shearwater is a small lake on the Longleat estate. 16ft max dinghies only.

First race at 11.00 or very soon after, briefing just before. 2 afternoon races. Pub get together afterwards.
There is no official club racing on the sunday but if anyone can stay we can either have a race or boat swap-have-a-go etc.
Sandwich lunches available.
£7 entry per boat.

We can't camp at the club but if anyone wants to stay let me know and I can make suggestions, ( we have spare beds for a start).

If you can say if you are coming that would be really helpful.

From a couple of years ago:
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Shearwater event this Saturday

Post by Pat » Wed May 10, 2017 5:54 am

The forecast is looking promising with the wind coming down the lake and staying dry.
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So who's coming to join us? There's a few club boats turning out, including 420 and Mirrors, so slow boats are very welcome and there'll be vintage Merlin, Albacore and Int 14 as well.
We do average laps so you won't be left out there after everyone else and Shearwater laps are not big anyway.
For non-sailors, there's plenty of walking and cycling in the woods around the lake or there's Longleat or visiting Bath....
Dogs are welcome - it's a favourite local dog walking place.
Get that boat out - you know it makes sense!
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Re: Shearwater date change

Post by bornagainmothie » Wed May 10, 2017 7:16 am

Hi Pat,

I will be there with Stockholm Sprite.

Lyndon

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Re: Shearwater date change

Post by Nessa » Thu May 11, 2017 8:34 pm

I was going to bring my phantom, but I think it's too new - old design, tin rig, but I'm not sure of the build date. It won't be pre 1985.
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