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    Posted: 17 Jun 10 at 9:54pm
2 weeks until the Birket!!!!  GET IN
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Nore race on Sunday too- long reaches along the sides of the Thames. I'll wave as we pass the end of the medway!

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Its the Medway Marathon on Sunday, current forecast is for 14mph northerly which should mean quite a lot of reaching!
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Windermere!!.. Completed yesterday,not a great deal of wind but still a great event with 25miles sailed. Great race, water and welome...
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Originally posted by Mark Jardine

Originally posted by Merlinboy

Lord Birkett! 

The views,

The sailing,

The volume of competition,

The Beer

AWESOME, well worth the 4hr drive for me!



I totally agree - it's been a while since I've done it now, but it is well worth the drive (from anywhere in the country). For me it was a 320 mile drive each way!

Totally agree well worth the 6 hour drive each way inan old transit camper with ear plugs in to keep the engine noise to level that didnt hurt

 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mark Jardine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 10 at 9:33pm
Originally posted by Merlinboy

Lord Birkett! 

The views,

The sailing,

The volume of competition,

The Beer

AWESOME, well worth the 4hr drive for me!



I totally agree - it's been a while since I've done it now, but it is well worth the drive (from anywhere in the country). For me it was a 320 mile drive each way!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Merlinboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 10 at 9:30pm

Lord Birkett! 

The views,

The sailing,

The volume of competition,

The Beer

 

AWESOME, well worth the 4hr drive for me!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote redback Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 10 at 3:45pm
Its just 24 hours to the South Kent Race at Wilsonian Sailing Club - not a very long race but from the Medway Towns to the mouth of the Medway and back, its not short anyway.  In June the same club hosts the Wilsonian Grand Prix which is a long race weather permitting.  And just a week before that many of the Wilsonian SC boats will be doing the Medway Marathon from MYC which is marathon length.  So it seems the Medway is a good area for long distance races.
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By a brilliant piece of mutual planning - not- the Nore and Medway Marathon races clash this year on 20th June.

Two great, classic races, but the competitors in one will actually be able to see those in the other at some point... 

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The Solent Slog could be open to you. http://weston.org.uk/site/open/slog.htm 
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