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Bob Ladell Posted: 04-Aug-05 11:36
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Please take a rapid look at the Events and Fixtures section above.

To attend we need to get Entry Forms in to Restronguet pdq - to beat the revised late entry date of *****20th August*****
 
Pete Lindley Posted: 18-Aug-05 10:10
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Is it not a tad expensive to charge 110 now that the deadline has passed? It isn't our nationals! I know it is 3 days, but when Weymouth of all places charged us 35 for two days, I think / know that this is extortionate for the ISO's to be charged 110!!!

PLUS we've got to get there inc Diesel etc, PLUS get our accomm, PLUS food and the likes. Looking like 450 for the 3 days - can do a lot more for that!

ISO's should be charged 50 for the three days.
 
Lloyd Walker Posted: 18-Aug-05 14:08
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have to say I agree with Pete. Too late now but these prices wont encourage people to travel. I've just been to Weston SC,two days,six races for 25 including parking.
 
Tim Posted: 18-Aug-05 16:07
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Guys,

This does seem expensive but unfortunately the club doesn't have the facilities to park the extra boats and cars at the club. This means hiring space from local businesses which need to make a profit. This of course pushes up the price. The fact of if it is a nationals or not makes no difference in the price, you all get the same racing. The event could just not be held at all if it seems too expensive then it will be the same moans about no clubs wanting to hold events.
 
Pete Lindley Posted: 18-Aug-05 20:14
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Well it looks like work won't be able to give me bank holiday off and for the entry and distance, I won't push them too hard for the leave.
If it was our nationals, then I would.

My initial figure of 450 is not far off if it is just you and crew sort of thing, but for a family going, then it could be upto around 800 I'd estimate.

I understand the profit reason, but how can 2 days = 30 and 3 = 110? AND it's only a Multi Gala for us!

I expected Weymouth to be in the 30 region as it is Weymouth and has always been pricey.

So Broadstairs cost a lot, but unfortunately the event was cancelled.

Garda also cost a lot - fair enough as it was over in Italy.

Restronguet is expensive and a long way to go.

 
Bob Ladell Posted: 22-Aug-05 12:39
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Quite agree. It is seriously expensive for a UK venue but we get :-

3 days racing in what is, for me, the UK's Garda
BBQ / pig roast or similar on at least one night ( not sure about the other )
Think there's some money to be paid for the extended boat park ?
Car Parking - as Tim has pointed out ( pity the local Parish Council aren't up for supporting one of their key local amenities by allowing parking in the field but that's the way it is )

Assume food and parking equates to 10 to 15 / day and you're left with 15 to 20 / day for racing ( for us early bookers ) which isn't a disaster next to several clubs day sailing rates with poor race officing and grotty view.

We're broke like the rest of you but hey, it's once a year and what's money for anyway ....... ? Only live once and can't take it with you - so enjoy

Looking forward to meeting up with Paolo and Deborah flying in from Italy to sail the Buzz Nationals. Now that's a long way !!

Roll on Saturday, good winds - and good company !!

Bob

Just think of all those embarrassed Restronguet sailors who will be making a point of attending all the events from here onwards - now the rest of the fleet have found the other side of Bodmin Moor - TWICE !!
 
Ian Moss Posted: 22-Aug-05 13:35
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Talking about food do we have to book extra places for non sailors? There was nothing on the entry form.

Tim, I assume you are still crewing for me?

Ian
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Tim Posted: 23-Aug-05 09:01
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I assume so too!! Unless you have replaced me with a lighter model

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ISO 653 Posted: 24-Aug-05 12:48
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WOW ! That's a tad expensive to say the least for this sort of event. As has been said already Portland is normally regarded as pricey but this is in a different league - surely we can do better. For comparison have a look at the 3 day 'Essex Dinghy Championships' package at Stone SC this same weekend - food throughout, live music, great racing, camping for free in compound etc - 30 per head. QED

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