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by jon711
Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Oulton Week 2010
Replies: 115
Views: 40084

Oulton Week 2010

Please post your intentions to compete, or any other queries on this thread. We seem to have 6 confirmed entries already. Nearer the time I can provide directions. Please do not use the club house postcode that will take you to the wrong place..... You will need the dinghy park..

Jon
by jon711
Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2010 confirmed locations and dates
Replies: 76
Views: 24571

Re: 2010 confirmed locations and dates

I'm starting to wonder, if we maybe we should create a new thread for Oulton Week, it may get lost in the other posts.....
by jon711
Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2010 confirmed locations and dates
Replies: 76
Views: 24571

Re: 2010 confirmed locations and dates

David, We don't normally have Broadside, but if enough of you guys want it, we can get it..... However be careful, the drinking normally starts at 11:00 am, is only interupted by the sailing and goes on till midnight. Even the hardiest drinkers need the "wishy washy" beer to keep going that long. I ...
by jon711
Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2010 confirmed locations and dates
Replies: 76
Views: 24571

Re: 2010 confirmed locations and dates

It seems that we may have at least 6 CVRDA entries for Oulton Week already...... This is looking good as there are over nine months to go..... Richard Johnstone-Brydon is keen to make a photographic record of the event (And he is only interested in classic boats), so we WILL get good coverage in all...
by jon711
Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2010 confirmed locations and dates
Replies: 76
Views: 24571

Re: 2010 confirmed locations and dates

I hadn't heard about Jim Hoseason, a real gent, a great shame. I hadn't heard anything specific about hiring cruisers for Oulton, but we do have members and visitors that have used hire cruisers for years. It's usually a nice way to spend the week, either moor at the club, close to the social (eveni...
by jon711
Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2010 confirmed locations and dates
Replies: 76
Views: 24571

Re: 2010 confirmed locations and dates

David, you will be made very welcome. As for camper vans I may have to get back to you. While the grassed car parking next to the dinghy park does not officially allow overnight stays, when the powerboats have the Broad, thier crews turn up in HUGE Winnebago style motorhomes 2-3 days before the even...
by jon711
Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Otter or.........not a.........
Replies: 43
Views: 11646

Re: Otter or.........not a.........

Alan, You have clearly never raced a Star - The "Dry Fly" of sailing - along with the International Canoe quite simply the most difficult boat to sail, the medal race in Quindango was a justification for keeping it in the Olympics alone the places changing constantly - the technical aspects of the ...
by jon711
Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Bosun
Replies: 13
Views: 8349

Re: Bosun

I took a school team to race against Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth many years ago...thrashed them...always had a soft spot for Bosuns since then!!! Several years teaching cadets to sail in them did nothing to lessen my opinion of them. They are solid and slow, good simple boats for tra...
by jon711
Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Wooden Flying Fifteen.
Replies: 4
Views: 1103

Re: Wooden Flying Fifteen.

Could be Broxbourne they race classic 15's. The background in the picture looks about right!!
by jon711
Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2010 confirmed locations and dates
Replies: 76
Views: 24571

Re: 2010 confirmed locations and dates

As AG and Rupert both know the Oulton Broad Yacht Club, have allocated start times to the CVRDA for next year. If you want this as a permanent event (or just a re-occuring one) then you will need to turn up!! Can I encourage, CVRDA members from Noth Norfolk, Norfolk, Sufolk and Essex (Not forgetting...
by jon711
Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Boat storage
Replies: 11
Views: 2757

Re: Boat storage

Still trying to find storage...... I do so want to bring this boat back into the CVRDA fold..... Any help appreciated.....

Jon
by jon711
Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Marauder, Minisail and ???
Replies: 49
Views: 13307

Re: Marauder, Minisail and ???

David said:- Could home building start again. I presume there is a ? on the end of that one? (Sorry, that's my Rupert hat on :P ) The whole issue of DIY is a bit of a dead duck these days. Personally I blame Builders and planning regulations that allow you to call your Garden a "Brown field" site, ...
by jon711
Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Boat storage
Replies: 11
Views: 2757

Re: Boat storage

While at work (night shift this week), I live in Harlow, so I suppose I could expand the search to Middlesex or Suffolk....

(re the Blaze with the 100 mile wings - when I bought it, I did consider calling it "Always Ultra" as it had wings.. (Not sure my Mother would have liked that!!))
by jon711
Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Boat storage
Replies: 11
Views: 2757

Re: Boat storage

Rupert wrote:
jon711 wrote:
(My Blaze is taking all the available space in Cheshire)
Cheshire is quite big...have they extended the wings on a Blaze since I last looked?!
I like that the only boat with 100 mile wings!!!LOL
by jon711
Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Boat storage
Replies: 11
Views: 2757

Boat storage

Has anybody in the Essex/Hertfordshire area, got storage space for a classsic dinghy this winter?? (Would prefer undercover, but could cover the boat well enough to cope with frosts)....... I really would like the boat, but because of storage problems (I live in a flat, and in the deeds is written n...