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by jon711
Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Bough Beech - June 19th
Replies: 62
Views: 18862

Re: Bough Beech - June 19th

Sorry, must have missed it somewhere, at what time is the first start???

Don't worry David, I wil be there!!

Jon

(With trapeze harness, that may get people thinking!!)
by jon711
Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Dream Classic Dinghy
Replies: 24
Views: 6716

Re: Dream Classic Dinghy

Jon, I think that there really is something special about sailing a middle aged merlin - I'm not sure if the more modern 'flatties' give you the same feel both upwind and down, nor do the much older, sub 6ft wide boats (the IXb and beyond) have that lovely powerful feeling to them. I'm damn sure th...
by jon711
Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: CVRDA banner
Replies: 2
Views: 1409

Re: CVRDA banner

If you can find it, we will proudly display it at Oulton Week..

Jon
by jon711
Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Bough Beech - June 19th
Replies: 62
Views: 18862

Re: Bough Beech - June 19th

And Balloons?? Maybe get the recue boat team standing there with vavesulas!!! :lol:

Jon
by jon711
Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Dream Classic Dinghy
Replies: 24
Views: 6716

Re: Dream Classic Dinghy

and finally......... a classic Merlin. In the absence of 3199, a Smokers delivers up an expereince that is as good a 'sail' as anything. Like the 505, the merlin does everything well and though 'out-moded' by the skiff revolution, is still a wonderful boat. D There is nothing, absoloutly nothing be...
by jon711
Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: DSM....RIP!
Replies: 37
Views: 13443

Re: DSM....RIP!

JimC, you are spot on. If all clubs had a junior training section then all clubs would benefit.... However, not all clubs are like Hunts (or WOBYC), and so we get the drop out. Not sure on the best way to promote clubs to encourage junior training. As I will be ARO at the Tera Nationals next weekend...
by jon711
Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Bough Beech - June 19th
Replies: 62
Views: 18862

Re: Bough Beech - June 19th

Will the club be signposted at all. I seem to be so used to using satnav, that I may struggle otherwise!!

Jon
by jon711
Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2010 confirmed locations and dates
Replies: 76
Views: 23980

Re: 2010 confirmed locations and dates

Good point Pat, (missed that one) will get on the case... Jon As an aside, was talking with Jamie Campbell last night, if any of his collection are sailable, then they could be borrowed on a "You bend it you mend it (properly) policy"... Possibly, not the best thing for a boat wrecker like me to env...
by jon711
Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2010 confirmed locations and dates
Replies: 76
Views: 23980

Re: 2010 confirmed locations and dates

Apart from the overall magazines we need promotion on each eligible class's website. Rupert will no doubt do the Fireflies, Chris and I the Merlin Rocket, Roger the Hornet and Ed/Neil/Alan the IC and Finn but anyone could get busy on some others. Make sure you get all the venue details, dates and s...
by jon711
Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Boats and bits wanted
Topic: Merlin rocket
Replies: 17
Views: 8689

Re: Merlin rocket

I suppose you have already checked out the Merlin Rocket website, Robbie Sampson has Merlin 8 for sail, cann't get much older than that!!

Check out http://www.merlinrocket.co.uk

Jon
by jon711
Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Ironic dinghies
Replies: 6
Views: 2136

Re: Ironic dinghies

Dragon, certainly is a submarine to which the designer omitted a preiscope but the crews keep the most of it off the driver! And what else are crews for?? :lol: We may advise on tactics, but, are often ignored even when we are right (DavidH, I DON'T mean you!!). The other main job of crews is to pu...
by jon711
Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Most Apt class name
Replies: 14
Views: 3710

Re: Most Apt class name

Merlin, for the wizard way they are to sail...

Wineglass, you need a full one to sail one..

Graduate, I learnt to race in one..

Bosun, for the Navy,

Jon
by jon711
Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Vuvuzela!!
Replies: 39
Views: 13120

Re: Vuvuzela!!

I hate to worry you (jon..be scared...be very scared as the Tera Nationals are but a week hence) but..... In years gone by, Netley used to host the Scorpion Southerns. I was a 'new' race officer and was not aware of the rules that state that belt, braces and knotted string may not be enough to keep...
by jon711
Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2010 confirmed locations and dates
Replies: 76
Views: 23980

Re: 2010 confirmed locations and dates

Rupert, I must be a numbskull (No comments please :lol: ) but Classic Boat, totally slipped off my Radar. I've always considered them a totally keelboat mag, although I do know that they do dinghy stuff. My good friend, Richard Johnstone-Bryden, writes for them, and he will be at Oulton Week, unless...
by jon711
Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Mainsheets
Replies: 8
Views: 2781

Re: Mainsheets

I have Rooster rope on the Blaze, best mainsheet I've every had. You just need to make sure that you tie the loose end of the mainsheet into the boat....

No twisting, and in freezing conditions, still warm to the touch..

Jon