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Paul Fenn 441 Posted: 04-May-04 22:56
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When and where is it? how much? and do you need to be a member of the class assoc?
Paul
 
Pete Lindley Posted: 05-May-04 17:44
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Seeing as the Buzz class is so quiet, I'll help them out and give you a few details that I can think of off the top of my head.


Downs SC (Deal in Kent)
Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th, Monday 31st May.
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Yes you do need to be a member of the class association. There are joining forms on the Buzz website.


Pete Lindley
ISO 1013 'Team RWO'

 
Paul Fenn 441 Posted: 05-May-04 23:26
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cheers pete, your right this site is quiet
 
Pete Lindley Posted: 05-May-04 23:38
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The Buzz site is quiet - please be a bit more specific!

Pete
 
Ian Moss Posted: 06-May-04 09:25
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Thanks Pete,

Yes, Buzz nationals are at Downs Sailing Club. All class members should have been sent the details via post.

Details are also on the website to download: http://www.downssailingclub.co.uk/page1/page1.htm

Cost will bve 60 which includes 2 evening meals for helm and crew plus evening entertainment! There is also free accomodation on a first come first served basis but that obviously has to be pre arranged!

8 races over 3 days + a 'special', 10th Anniversary race, on Sunday (Not part of championship)
 
nathan Posted: 10-May-04 14:45
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Any ideas of numbers yet? Many past champions returning?
 
jeremy blackman Posted: 11-May-04 23:44
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Have just checked the numbers entered so far and we are up to 17 which is looking good so come on the rest of you dont be left out.

Remember if you are looking for free accomdation though it is on a first come first served basis and you need to contact our Sailing sec. Details are all on our Web site www.downssailingclub.co.uk.
 
Liam Posted: 12-May-04 12:43
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I plan to enter in Buzz 407 (although haven't got round to filling in the form as yet!). It would be interesting to see a list of whose entered on the website/ message board. I have seen the number of advance entries for events increase in other classes when this is done. Looks like there should be a reasonable attendance this year in any event.
 
Chris Dutton Posted: 15-May-04 10:38
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As the entry list builds up, the 10th Anniversary Buzz Nationals at the Downs Sailing Club looks like being a terrific event. Already six previous national champions have entered including last year's winner. Moreover Yachts and Yachting are proposing to devote a special feature-length article to the event with photos by the renowned sailing photographer, Nick Champion. There are many prizes on offer including the Winner's trophy, Chairman's Cup, Endeavour Trophy for outstanding effort, Pro-Am competition, Long-Distance trophy, Junior Prizes and, hopefully, free T-shirts for all competitors. So don't delay, send your entry form in today!

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adey Posted: 19-May-04 13:25
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My crew unfortunatly cannot make the Sat of the nationals due to exams. If I used another crew for saturdays races could I use the points in the final results?
 
Bob Ladell Posted: 19-May-04 23:35
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Pete Lindley Posted: 20-May-04 07:26
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Speak up Bob!
 
Nikki Carpenter Posted: 20-May-04 15:33
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I am hoping to sail at the Buzz nationals...but I have no boat and no helm!

Is anyones crew unable to make the nationals? Or is there someone who has no regular crew?

My weight is 53kg.
And I am very nimble on my feet.
I have reguarly crewed for Liam Pike in Buzz407, and he taught me how to trapeze in F6-7. So I'm used to strong winds and trapezing!

If anyone does need a crew, I can be contacted on:
phone: 07963264247
email: kita@kaseycarpenter.fsnet.co.uk

Thanks,
Nikki Carpenter.
 
Chris Dutton Posted: 20-May-04 15:46
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Message for adey:

The Buzz class rules only say that you need 2 people in the boat and the ISAF rules say you have to finish each race with the same crew you started the race with (you're not allowed to jettison any ballast!!). So I think you're OK to use different crews for different races. I hope to see you there on the 29th,

Chris Dutton
 
Ian Moss Posted: 20-May-04 21:17
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It is normal that you sail with the same crew for an event, just as you sail with the same boat using the same set of sails otherwise you could swap and change to suit the conditions! That said it is usally at the descretion of the Race Officer to permit changes so as long as you have informed them what you are doing and they allow it you will be OK.

Certainly not something the class will have a problem with.
 
Pete Lindley Posted: 20-May-04 21:33
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I don't think there would be a problem either.

Note our nationals rules though Ian!
 
jeremy blackman Posted: 20-May-04 22:14
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I can confirm that I have checked this out with the race committe and it will be OK. There is no objection as long as it is not done in order just to suit wind conditions which in your case it is not.

An amendment is to be posted to the Sailing Instructions as follows:-
"Substitution of Crew will be allowed in exceptional circumstances subject to prior written approval from the race committe."

In your case this is considered to be such a case and should be requested at time of entry or registration.

Hope to see you there jeremy BUZZ 844
 
adey Posted: 24-May-04 13:30
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cheers guy's. Ill see you there then.
 
Jane Mark Buzz 847 Posted: 01-Jun-04 13:37
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Just a quick note to thank all of those involved in organising the event at Downs Sailing Club, particularly the race officers and safety boat crews, galley and bar helpers, helpers on sleds and winches, games organisers, accomodation providers, orgainsers of the pottery coasters + all club members for making us so welcome, and also thanks to the Class Association for supplying quality T-shirts and for all the others bits they do with out most of us realising, and lastly to fellow competitors for making good racing. We had a great time.

A bit of feed back as requested:-

We like the format and think it works well. 3 days is about right although we would be happy for it to be either a bank holiday or not as not being teachers or having children school holidays are not an issue.

Pro-am is good and has helped us a lot.

For newcomers perhaps there could be a bit on the web-site telling you what to expect, ie number of races, start time, length of races, storing boats, pro-am, all standards welcome (no qualifying required) etc. I know we were a bit duanted the first time we entered and this sort of information would have been useful. I would be prepared to help with this for next year if no-one else wants to do it but not for 6 months or so due to other committments.

Anyway, thanks again for all those who made it a good event.

Jane

 
Chris H Buzz1040 Posted: 01-Jun-04 17:18
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Thanks Jane.

Seems like everyone had a great time, those who were thinking of coming and didn't missed a great event - check out Yachts and Yaching for a major report in a few weeks.

There was some serious discussion about having the nationals in the summer holidays, for many May is still a bit early in the season and perhaps taking leave would be easier in the summer.

So what about next year, when, where, with or without ISO's,we need to know !!!?? Post your thoughts or suggestions here especially if you didn't make it this time round so we can better the 22/23 boats we had at Downs.

We can provide more details about the event to help encourage those those who've not been to a nationals before if that's what's needed.

I'd also like to add my thanks to Downs Sailing club for their organisation, hospitatility and friendlyness.

Chris Hardcastle




 
Pete Lindley Posted: 01-Jun-04 17:55
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http://www.isoracing.org.uk/iso_guides/first_race_meeting.htm


 
Alex C Posted: 01-Jun-04 19:00
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Although there aren't that many youth boats anymore, it might be worth considering exams! Still none next year, so I will be volunteering my services at the front of the boat.
Cheers, Alex
 

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