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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 07 at 6:04pm

It was a lovely location for the Contender Nats in 2005, though. And I know what your hubby looks like, vscott! We've met him that week!

 

 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote vscott Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 07 at 6:37pm

How great to see photos of it! 

And he has good memories of meeting you, and was disappointed not to see you both at the Dinghy show this year. We were there on the Saturday.

He sweet talked me into getting the Contender by saying we were both in the right weight range, etc. but just recently the Osprey is our first choice of sail.  Our youngest (18) is now the one who gets out in the Contender most often, when he has no choice but to come to the club. Sadly, he would rather be climbing...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Prince Buster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 May 07 at 9:12pm
Originally posted by feva_sailor

We get 5-6 45 mins races out here. But with warm water 18kts of wind and long downwind legs we dont mind.


Well this might be fine for people who's only real interest is sailing but some people do other sports in equal measures to sailing and have a hard job fitting it all in.  And from my point of view, sailing should take up no more than 3 hours of my day and for this to happen races should be no longer than 1 hour, and that's one race.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Graham T Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 07 at 10:47am

The thought of pulling an Osprey up that ramp after a Nationals race makes me wince - I hope they have a tractor.....

If anyone likes long races it is the Kielder Dam to Dam challenge this Sunday afternoon - 20 miles of fantastic scenery and shifty winds with a nice trophy for the winner.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Contender443 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 07 at 2:37pm

When we were there, there was no tractor. The first bit of the ramp is steep but the last bit into the compound is very steep. Enjoy!!

Great place to sail with a nice sheltered sandy beach. Can be very deceptive as it is very sheltered down on the beach.

Great friendly club that serves good pasties and excellent beer. What else do you want?

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A tractor........
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Graham T Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 07 at 3:54pm
Yep a tractor would be needed for my Osprey - probably the heaviest one in the fleet. I've had two trolley tyres explode under the load so far this year with the boat just sitting on the slip (and one of those was brand new!).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote allanorton Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 07 at 4:00pm

Two people can manage an osprey up there alright, by the Wednesday you'll be running up there!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fraggle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 07 at 12:28pm

Whenever I have been RO I try and have the leaders finishing shortly after 45 min so that everyone is finished around the hour.  The fleet will have usually sorted itself out by then aswell.

When I'm racing I do expect a race to last about an hour and prefer to do lots of races rather than 1 long one a day.  At my present club we have had a few long races but thats mainly because of the wind dying off so that we can barely get over the tide and us all being too stubborn to retire.  Do feel sorry for the RO when that happens. 

One thing that no one has mentioned is that most RO's are volunteers and if they get too much criticism they just won't show up next time.  We should all be grateful they showed up and give criticism in a polite manner so that they learn rather than get p'd off.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote tack'ho Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 May 07 at 10:15am
Originally posted by Contender443

When we were there, there was no tractor. The first bit of the ramp is steep but the last bit into the compound is very steep. Enjoy!!

Great place to sail with a nice sheltered sandy beach. Can be very deceptive as it is very sheltered down on the beach.

Great friendly club that serves good pasties and excellent beer. What else do you want?

it's not always sheltered I seem to recall an...mmm.'interesting' leeshore landing in a strong easterly at an Ent open

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