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Bloody Mary (WOW)

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Topic: Bloody Mary (WOW)
Posted By: Andy949
Subject: Bloody Mary (WOW)
Date Posted: 08 Jan 05 at 4:03pm

WOW just got back from QMSC and the sailing is amazing!!

The wind was blowing Force 6-7 and the guys there weren't capsizing. There had been alot of retirements during the race, but the guys left standing were very very good. There was 2 Fireballs and 1 Contender doing really well I think they were winning but the standard of sailing there was impressive.

Anyone else go down for a look?



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Posted By: Harry44981!
Date Posted: 08 Jan 05 at 4:42pm
Chips Howarth and V. Townsend won in a Fireball- that's what it said on the front page. I didn't go but when i went last yearfor a topper event it was a 6, 7 in the gusts and most of the topper fleet finished, it was amazing sailing. I wouldn't like to see the launch/recovery anarchy again! and this was in boats that can be wheeled up the banks with the need for the lift thingy- i bet it was crazy!

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Posted By: nathan
Date Posted: 09 Jan 05 at 5:48pm
It wasnt that windy last year!! You might be thinking of the junior bloody mary... however that event did not reach a force 7. Saturday's event was seriously windy- 140 boats entered and lots turned up but didnt enter because of the condtions


Posted By: Harry44981!
Date Posted: 09 Jan 05 at 6:08pm
no i went for a topper event.

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Posted By: DiscoBall
Date Posted: 09 Jan 05 at 9:04pm
Yep serious wind, you wouldn't think that miracles and finns were capable of pitchpoling...!


Posted By: Wave Rider
Date Posted: 10 Jan 05 at 5:48pm
Lol um no that must of been pretty funny watching

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           -[Franko]-
Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club
           RS600 933


Posted By: Lazorsharp
Date Posted: 11 Jan 05 at 11:03am
that must have been awesome! 


Posted By: Adam84
Date Posted: 12 Jan 05 at 2:14pm
There are some good pics from the event, it looked well good. My mate went but decided not to go out when the boat next to him got blown off its trolly with no sails or mast up!! seriously windy!!!!!


Posted By: stuarthop
Date Posted: 13 Jan 05 at 5:14pm
i waz gunna go n sail in my new scorp but my crew woz 2 lazy 2 drive 2 london 4 d event ohh well watch out nxt yr!

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Posted By: Skiffman
Date Posted: 13 Jan 05 at 8:48pm

We did it in a 29er and it was auwsum, suprisingly it didn't look like too many boats broke!

I think that every boat capsized at least 2 including the fireball that won, some guy said that his windometer was gusting over 36 knots !

annoyingly we rigged our kite wrong so had to come in to fix and missed the race but still went for a blast any included a couple of pitchpoles!



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Posted By: big man
Date Posted: 05 Feb 05 at 12:38pm
i would have done the bloody mary this year if they had the jounior bloody mary aswell on the same weekend like they had last year, but they never and next year im too old. sounds like it was my kinda weather it being rough inall

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keep it flat you t***


Posted By: Jon Emmett
Date Posted: 06 Feb 05 at 8:40am
It was a shame that the report was a bit wrong. For example the race was lead for some time by Paul Cullen and Jon Ching not Matt Larkin and Dave Mason (both Fireball teams from Weir Wood). Until Chips snatched the lead...

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Posted By: Wave Rider
Date Posted: 06 Feb 05 at 10:01am
John did you race?

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           -[Franko]-
Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club
           RS600 933


Posted By: frankie_is_sad
Date Posted: 19 Feb 05 at 1:11pm
Wave rider you came 3rd didnt you?
I know and see all!!!


Posted By: tgruitt
Date Posted: 19 Feb 05 at 4:38pm
you can see all the great photos on http://www.fotoboat.com - www.fotoboat.com

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Needs to sail more...


Posted By: Harry44981!
Date Posted: 19 Feb 05 at 5:14pm

Wave rider you came 3rd didnt you?

don't think so!... Unless You have a 2nd identity?



Posted By: Wave Rider
Date Posted: 21 Feb 05 at 5:40pm

Lol,

No I didn't come third.........it would be especially hard as i didn't even do the Junior Bloody Mary although i would of loved to !!!

 

Harry did you race? 



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           -[Franko]-
Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club
           RS600 933


Posted By: Harry44981!
Date Posted: 21 Feb 05 at 5:59pm
no, quite far away from me, and i was doing other sailing then.

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Posted By: Wave Rider
Date Posted: 21 Feb 05 at 6:43pm

Yeah same here,

 

Topper Training in 30knots ..very fun



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           -[Franko]-
Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club
           RS600 933


Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 22 Feb 05 at 2:17pm
What happened with the Junior Bloody Mary? No reports anywhere that I can see, results only just posted on the QM website and they list all com[petitors as having finished 0th!!


Posted By: hydrographer20
Date Posted: 22 Feb 05 at 2:51pm
wish i was there  must have been a great day whether competing or just watching

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