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Chris Dutton Posted: 16-Apr-07 10:39
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Downs SC invites all Buzz sailors to come along to the Buzz Open meeting on 5th/6th May. You're guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome and conditions permitting, excellent sailing on the open waters of the Downs, as those who came along to the 2004 Nationals will remember.
There's a list of local accomodation on the club website at the following link:
http://www.downssailingclub.co.uk/links/bedb.htm
There are also local campsites at Sandwich and Martin Mill.
1st Race starts on Saturday at 12 noon with a earlier start on Sunday (9am) to allow for travel home. However, visitors are welcome to stay on and join in the club racing on Monday.
I hope to see you there,

Chris Dutton
Buzz 1061
 
Bob Isa Buzz 947 Posted: 16-Apr-07 12:59
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Chris, thanks for the invite. It is a timely reminder for us all to plan our May Bank Holiday sailing at Downs. Looking forward to it already!

We have just returned from Chew Valley where there was an excellent turnout of 15 Buzzes (but v little wind). Lets hope that we can get an even better turnout at Downs which should be possible with the numbers of Buzzes resident in Kent.

Bob
 
Stu B Posted: 16-Apr-07 23:29
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Hi Chris,

9am start Sunday!!! That sounds very early!!

Zoe and I shall be there with our Buzz and have booked our accommodation already, as has Roger and Penny. We look forward to another great weekend of racing at Downs!

See you all there. . .

Stuart.
Buzz 763.
 
Penny Eyre Posted: 17-Apr-07 21:49
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9am start on Sunday - OMG!! Better stay out of the bar on Saturday then....

We're also looking forward to it - B&B all booked up(thanks to Stu & Zoe!)We're staying over Sunday night and hope to enjoy Monday sailing too (time and weather permitting).

See you there...
Roger & Penny
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Chris Dutton Posted: 19-Apr-07 17:36
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Hi Folks,

great to hear that you're coming to Deal. By popular demand the start time on Sunday will be not before 10am! We wouldn't want to interfere with drinking time on Saturday night.....

Chris Dutton
Buzz 1061
 
Adam 570 Posted: 01-May-07 18:58
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Hi people, interested in coming to downs the weekend, will prefer to camp due to lack of funds! But cant find any camping details on the website. Anyone know of any campsites fairly close to the club?
 
Penny Eyre Posted: 01-May-07 19:17
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Adam
Bryn & Candice in 590 are camping. Hopefully they'll pick up this message and respond to you. I think they just Googled it!

Penny
 
Chris Dutton Posted: 02-May-07 13:45
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Hi Adam,

here's the link to the Sandwich campsite which is fairly close:
http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/sites/details.asp?revid=1650

best regards,

Chris Dutton
Buzz 1061
 
Stu B Posted: 02-May-07 23:45
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Chris,

Will the club be open Friday night? I would like to rig up ready for the Saturday if possible. Anything to save getting up too early!!

Stuart.
Buzz 763.
 
Bryn n Can Posted: 03-May-07 08:51
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Hi

sorry for the late response,

The campsite we are staying at is about 10 mins walk for the club (apparently)

its called clifford park caravans and is 11 per night,

ring 01304 373373 to book if i were you!

Good luck, see you on the weekend, good wind forcast,

Bryn n can
 
Chris Dutton Posted: 03-May-07 10:14
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Hi Stu,

there's a grassy area in front of the club where you could leave your boat overnight but it would be more secure to put it in the compound. I'll ask if there is a key-holder nearby who could let you in,

best regards,

Chris Dutton
Buzz 1061
 
Adam 570 Posted: 03-May-07 11:00
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Thanks ever so much for your responses people, much appreciated. Got booked into clifford park site. See you all saturday!

 
Pete Lindley Posted: 03-May-07 14:10
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If you are a spare available crew, post here as there are a couple of helms with boats still looking to get on the water this weekend.
 
Chris Dutton Posted: 04-May-07 08:22
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Hi Stu,

Simon Cory lives nearby and should be able to let you into the club on Friday evening. Give him a call on 07802604730,

best regards,

Chris Dutton
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Stu B Posted: 08-May-07 00:38
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Hi All,

Thank you to Downs SC for a well organised and enjoyable event at the weekend!! Another good turnout with good racing and weather too!!

Well done Simon and Annie!

Bad luck Ed and Sarah, could have been different if your halyard held up!! And Pete . . . you really should try and stay in the boat!!!

Thank you Chris for writing the report so quickly, this can be found at http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/?article=136249

There's a great photo of Simon and Annie with the report, are there any more photos from the weekend?

See you all soon,

Stuart and Zoe.
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Bryn n Can Posted: 08-May-07 16:25
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Hi Guys,

Thanks Downs SC for looking after us this weekend, it was a big learning curve for us as it was the first time we had sailed on the sea together, never mind the 'choppy' conditions.

It surely was a challenging weekend, but despite the 700 mile round trip, a broken gearbox and sore shoulder(s) we had a great time and are even more determined to come back next year and put up more of a fight for the downs sailors. (especially those who left the scratch on the front of poledancer

Look forward to seeing you all at felixstow and any of you who are coming to our event at Roadford lake.

Also thanks P&R for the tips!

Bryn and Candice
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Pete Lindley Posted: 08-May-07 21:30
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Excellent weekend. Well done to Downs SC for all their hard work. Perfect weather also.

Can't remember the last time I did so much swimming in one year let alone twice in one race!
 
Penny Eyre Posted: 12-May-07 10:14
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Pete - nice swimming - and awefully good of you to trip over and let us through to the last finish.....trust those car keys survived!!?? R&P FAST&LOOSE987
 
Pete Lindley Posted: 12-May-07 21:41
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VW Remote key fob worked fine after two swims! - Probably due to the fact my wetsuit shrunk in the wardrobe over the winter and didn't let any water inside!
 
Chris Dutton Posted: 14-May-07 16:53
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Photos of the Downs Buzz Open can be found at the following link:

http://www.downssailingclub.co.uk/page1/page1.htm

Chris Dutton
Buzz 1061
 

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