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by Spiderman
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Last event of the year
Replies: 9
Views: 8572

Re: Last event of the year

Yes, as Lyndon says we were somewhat let down by the weather gods with the lack of breeze although at least it wasn't as cold as the last few times we have been to Bristol. Sorry that I didn't get to thank anyone from Baltic Wharf SC in person for hosting us again and doing such a great job managing...
by Spiderman
Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Meeting at Hykeham (Again)
Replies: 22
Views: 16625

Re: Meeting at Hykeham (Again)

Hi Sam, It would be great to sail at Hykeham again after all these years, I think the last time must have been team racing in Ents at Lindum SC sometime in the mid 90s. I don't know if the dates have been confirmed yet, but from a purely selfish point of view the last weekend in June (24th/25th) wou...
by Spiderman
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Banbury 8th October
Replies: 11
Views: 8136

Re: Banbury 8th October

Another great weekend at Banbury Sailing Club so a big thank you to Tim, Pat and the team whose hard work made the event a resounding success. It was really nice to see such a wide variety of boats that included some that were making a first appearance at a CVRDA event such as Peter's Swift catamara...
by Spiderman
Sat Oct 01, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: New Sail
Replies: 7
Views: 5921

Re: New Sail

Dolphin sails made a lot of Cat sails for the Minnis Bay Condor fleet when I was a member there. They always looked pretty decent and reasonably priced as far as I remember, but that was a while ago. If they are still going it may be worth enquiring anyway? Really impressed with the fantastic job yo...
by Spiderman
Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Banbury 8th October
Replies: 11
Views: 8136

Re: Banbury 8th October

Hi Tim and Pat, We are still planning to come and Lyndon should also be there with his two Moths. As we have done for the previous events at Banbury we would like to arrive on Friday evening if that's ok and hope to get there around nine in the evening. We will be in the motor home with Baxter and b...
by Spiderman
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare
Replies: 38
Views: 18672

Re: Down to one boat... each... plus a spare

Yes a Javelin would be an interesting choice and they are nice looking boats. There is a small fleet of them at Southwold Sailing Club and they were always fairly popular in Norfolk as I recall. They are big powerful boats though and Whitefriars might be a bit too restricted? A true classic that was...
by Spiderman
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: National Rally - everything you need to know
Replies: 16
Views: 10732

Re: National Rally - everything you need to know

Sorry for the delay in posting this, but we were off-line while exploring Suffolk on the way to Aldeburgh. Thanks again to everyone at Hunts SC who helped make this year's National Rally an outstanding success. Great sailing, great company and great fun so well done to Nessa and Nikki for all the ha...
by Spiderman
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aldeburgh YC 3rd and 4th September 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 27019

Re: Aldeburgh YC 3rd and 4th September 2016

A big thank you to all those at AYC who helped make the weekend truly memorable in spite of, or perhaps because of, the weather! A special thank you to John Adcroft whose hard work both before and during the event was clearly evident and his help and guidance when we first arrived was greatly apprec...
by Spiderman
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Aldeburgh YC 3rd and 4th September 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 27019

Re: Aldeburgh YC 3rd and 4th September 2016

Hello, Wendy and I are also planning to continue Eastwards from Hunts and do a bit of touring on the way across to Aldeburgh. We will be in a motor home towing my classic International Moth and will probably drop the boat off on Thursday if that's ok with the club? We have campsites booked for durin...
by Spiderman
Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Help WITH MY pegasus
Replies: 8
Views: 6849

Re: Help WITH MY pegasus

Hi Neil, What number is your Pegasus, is it wood or GRP and where do you plan to sail it? I used to sail a fibreglass peggie number 221 in Malta many years ago, but I am always pleased to hear of one that is still going strong and being cared for. Who did you order your cover from in the end, some m...
by Spiderman
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: 1973 Merlin Rocket
Replies: 13
Views: 7968

Re: 1973 Merlin Rocket

Hello and welcome to the CVRDA forum, it's always nice when another classic wooden Merlin appears, particularly when it's an example of design that was pretty rare to start with. The Rapidity design by Tony Watts was his final design and I think that there were only ever three of them built by John ...
by Spiderman
Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: National Rally - who is coming?
Replies: 27
Views: 13877

Re: National Rally - who is coming?

Hi Nessa, We will be coming to Hunts again for the National Rally and are planning to arrive in the motorhome on Friday evening although not sure which boat we will be towing yet. Please count us in for the AGM and barbecue. Looking forward to meeting everyone again as it seems a long time since the...
by Spiderman
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Clywedog 9-10th July
Replies: 27
Views: 14879

Re: Clywedog 9-10th July

Sorry Keith,
I'm afraid that I can't make it this either as I am in Germany on a training course until the 20th July. We will definitely try and come next year all things being equal. Hope it all goes well and the weather gods are kind.
Ian M
Int Moth K2883
by Spiderman
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Staunton Harold in June
Replies: 44
Views: 21883

Re: Staunton Harold in June

It sounds as though we missed a great event although not through choice I hasten to add as I am in Germany on a course at the moment! So I am hoping that the positive feedback and healthy number of entries might tempt Peter and the events committee at Staunton Harold into running it again next year?...
by Spiderman
Tue May 31, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Avon River Rally - Long Distance 'Picnic' Race
Replies: 38
Views: 20736

Re: Avon River Rally - Long Distance 'Picnic' Race

A big thank you from Wendy and I to all those at Severn Sailing club who made us so welcome and kindly let us sail with them on Sunday to get used to "River" conditions. I found that Sunday's lessons proved extremely valuable when it came to yesterday's picnic race which was certainly a novel experi...