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Poll Question: Where do you prefer sailing?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote seasailor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 22 at 1:22pm
I prefer sea sailing or sailing on a large lake. I've done a fair bit of puddle sailing in my time but it no longer appeals.

Plus I live in Brighton, so it doesn't really make much sense to head inland to go sailing!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fab100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 22 at 1:27pm
Originally posted by turnturtle

For those of you giving Greta arse-ache by travelling to open meetings when there's a perfectly good puddle to sail on 30 minutes from home, does the WindGuru Effect still determine numbers?

not a sliver as much as fuel prices, how inflation is hitting people's pockets and, having got out of the habit (covid innit), getting back into it, would be my guess
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fab100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 22 at 1:28pm
Originally posted by turnturtle

For those of you giving Greta arse-ache by travelling to open meetings when there's a perfectly good puddle to sail on 30 minutes from home, does the WindGuru Effect still determine numbers?

But upsetting the midget-goblin sounds like a good marketing angle to get numbers back up
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Post Options Post Options   Quote eric_c Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 22 at 1:42pm
Originally posted by fab100

Originally posted by eric_c

 
That's another side of coastal clubs, relatively few are pure 'dinghy racing' clubs.
Which means often the main aim of the club is accommodating yachts ashore in the winter and dinghy racing is a sideline or 'for the kids'. There is a whole spectrum of this and each club is unique (?)
The positive side of that is that you can have opportunities to race bigger boats, hitch a ride to France, meet a wider range of watersports people etc.

Good point but not sure about "relatively few". The vast majority of coastal clubs I visit for open meetings are pure dinghy clubs. Perhaps that's a cause-effect inversion. ut back to my River Itchen to Portsmouth club-count, most of those are dinghy/cat-only, no floating caravans.

But go to the IoW and it seems they're virtually all floating-caravan clubs. Yachts need some form of harbour for weather protection. Dinghies don't.

Lots of clubs in that area are more diverse than you might think.
I have friends who were members at one of those dinghy/cat only clubs, but also owned a yacht in Gosport. It's quite common for people on the coast to be members of more than one club, to cover their interests. My coastal club is 'dinghy only' but I think more than half our Laser fleet either own a yacht of some sort or regularly sail on one. A lot of members of Stokes and Weston seem to live miles away, if you did  live in that Netley to Gosport area, you'd probably keep a yacht in Portsmouth Harbour or up Southampton way, or even on the IoW. It's an exposed coast with only a small harbour at Titchfield Haven? Some would say it's also a fair distance from the actual Sea, which starts at Hurst or the Forts, but that's another conversation.
Conversely, I think some of the 'Floating Caravan' Clubs are reasonably active in dinghies for kids and/or Dayboat racing? I suspect that those which don't offer anything other than yachts or keelboats (squadron, Royal London, Royal Corinthian)....?  aren't really locals' clubs, but some 'owners' will have a third home nearby. The Solent area is a bit different from many coastal areas.
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Originally posted by fab100


Originally posted by turnturtle

For those of you giving Greta arse-ache by travelling to open meetings when there's a perfectly good puddle to sail on 30 minutes from home, does the WindGuru Effect still determine numbers?

But upsetting the midget-goblin sounds like a good marketing angle to get numbers back up


Are we still talking about Greta, or Grumpf?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Grumpycat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 22 at 11:26pm
IGRF, but he is probably still sulking as it looks like he is still the naughty step  LOL LOL
Best thing he ever did for the D-zero class was NOT pick up his boat on the day he was was due to pick it up .  Wink


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Has he been banned???
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