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Penny Eyre Posted: 31-Aug-04 13:45
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We need some serious Buzz training! Any suggestions?

Penny Buzz 987 (Plymouth)
 
Pete Lindley Posted: 31-Aug-04 23:09
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Chuff me Penny, I've just got home form being at the Mayflower for the past 4 days. Might have to locate a slightly more out of the SW corner of England to do it though (Chew Valley - Bristol)???

Any other Buzz people want any training at Chew Valley?

 
Penny Eyre Posted: 03-Sep-04 13:52
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So that's why it was so quiet at St Mary's at the weekend!

Chew is good for us Pete - although it would have to be after the Datchet inlands now. How many boats do you need? What cost?

Cheers
Penny
 
Pete Lindley Posted: 03-Sep-04 17:32
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It does really depend on the competency of the people attending. Total beginners / novices / keep capsizing / just know which is the front and the back etc, then 2 boats. Tope quality no need for hands on tuition but still require training, then 7.

Take it from there!

When you realise the amount of one on one tuition you actually receive for the money, then you will understand why limits have to be set!

Cost depends on where it is, how much money the club want, how much to cover my costs plus some.

Chris Hardcastle to arrange.
 
steve briggs Posted: 03-Sep-04 23:05
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Having just bought our Buzz 866,my sons still need to purchase some kit and a harness.depending on the cost i think they could do with some training,the helm is a compendant laser sailor but crew very novice.

[Edited by steve briggs on 03-Sep-04 23:09]
 
Chris H Buzz1040 Posted: 05-Sep-04 16:18
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We have normally tried to make it around 50 for the weekend and limit numbers to five boats. We can do training at Chew or as usual at Grafham, Chew would make a nice change. This would be OK for Penny how about you Steve ? Anyone else ??

Pete, could you manage Chew and what about dates in October ? 23/24th may be worth thinking about as it's half term the following week and I reckon the clocks change the following weekend.

Chris Hardcastle
 
Pete Lindley Posted: 05-Sep-04 22:43
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I'm currently available that weekend. I'll pencil it pending more interest from the fleet. Chew Valley would be a nice change I agree. Would also help open the training up to others who are unsure how to travel!
 
Penny Eyre Posted: 06-Sep-04 13:48
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Yes - we can do Oct 23/24.

Competence level: We have attended most UK regattas & Garda this year, but still linger towards the bottom of the fleet! Need training particularly on upwind/downwind techniques for different wind conditions, jib & mainsail settings and crew/helm position/balance.

Just let us know the final details!

Thanks

Penny Buzz 987

[Edited by Penny Eyre on 06-Sep-04 13:57]
 
steve briggs Posted: 06-Sep-04 22:23
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if the boys are free that date will be ok,but i must warn you they are novices to sailing a buzz.as ours is a small lake i thought they might like a day out at Roadford lake on a sunday it is not that far from taunton
 
Pete Lindley Posted: 06-Sep-04 22:46
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The smaller the lake, the less room for errors and less time to settle down after tacks etc.

It could be the weekend before instead. I'm not sure, will let you know.
 
Roger Posted: 07-Sep-04 12:36
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Pete/Chris - Andrew & Claire in Poledancer (590) may well be interested. Plus we also have a novice crew that have learnt in laser 2k and are moving up to Buzz - possibly similar level to Steve's boys - thats 4 boats!I shall also pass the word to another father & son Buzz crew in Plymouth.Roger&Penny 987 SLOW&LAST
 
Roger Posted: 07-Sep-04 12:43
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Steve - Come on down to Roadford - there are 3 Buzz's here. We race around the cans Sundays 1130 & 1400 and often are there Saturdays as well. Let us know if you're coming - only 30 minutes from Exeter down the A30 - watch the camera!
 
Chris H Buzz1040 Posted: 07-Sep-04 17:57
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We need training so we can at least have a chance of beating 987 and 590 !!

I'll check with Chew to see what the options are for October 23/24th.

Chris H
 
Chris H Buzz1040 Posted: 09-Sep-04 18:32
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The Chew training in shaping up for the 23/24th October. Looks like would could up the numbers a bit as we condsidering having two coaches and RIBS to split trainees into say 'beginners' and 'intermediates'.

Please post a message here if you have not already done so and are interested.

Chris H
 
crazy sailor Posted: 11-Sep-04 09:58
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i could do with some buzz training as i havent had it for long.
Is the training 1 day or 2?

Dan
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Pete Lindley Posted: 11-Sep-04 18:06
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It will be both Sat & Sun.
Be at the club for 10:00 masts up and covers off - make sure you leave yourself plenty of time else you will only be wasting your own time!

(The event is yet to be confirmed though (Chris H will let us all know the score)
 
Chris H Buzz1040 Posted: 13-Sep-04 19:57
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Yes assume it's on. I'm working on it being 50 per boat for the weekend.

Chris H
 
947_ Isabel_Joce Posted: 13-Sep-04 20:45
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947 would also like to come to the Chew Valley Buzz training.
 
Jane Mark Buzz 847 Posted: 15-Sep-04 11:39
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Hi

We would be very interested as we seem to be heading the wrong way through the fleet. How do we book on??

Many thanks
Jane
 
Chris H Buzz1040 Posted: 15-Sep-04 17:53
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E-mail me at chris.hardcastle@talk21.com if you want to come othwerwise it could get a bit out of hand.

Chris H
 
Chris H Buzz1040 Posted: 26-Sep-04 19:25
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Just a reminder on the training, dates are 23/24 October at Chew Valley SC near Bristol, I'm expecting two RIBS and coaches so we can split the trainees into beginners and intermediates. I'm working on a cost for both days of 50 per boat. The optimum numbers are 5 boats per coach. Thanks to those that have contacted me, e-mail address above if anyone else is interested.

Chris H
 
Philip Hubball Posted: 27-Sep-04 16:41
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May also be interested if I can get crew.
Probably more a beginner than intermediate. I will get back in a day or so.
 
crazy sailor Posted: 29-Sep-04 08:13
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Phillip - My son - Crazy Sailor - would be willing to crew for you. He is 14 and has RYA 1,2 and 3. He would like to attend, but we are unable to bring our Buzz this time around. Please let him know if you are interested in having him as your crew member.
 
Penny Eyre Posted: 30-Sep-04 14:02
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Where is everybody staying for this? We've found a B&B close by, but would prefer to be close to everybody else.

Penny Buzz 987
 
Philip Hubball Posted: 04-Oct-04 14:41
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"Crazy Sailor" - sorry for delay in getting back to you but I needed to first speak to the guy I normally sail with - saw him Sunday and he cannot attend. It would be great to have you crew for me on 23rd / 24th Oct. I'm free the whole weekend but live locally so would not be B&B'ing with the rest. What are your plans? I am probably more of a beginner on the Buzz and really just tend to do Saturday "lake blasting" for fun but am looking to learn how to really sail and manouver the boat competitively. Generally stay upright with a reasonably experienced crew! Can you get back to me ASAP if you're still interested. My email is: hubbalp@bp.com. Thanks again for the offer. Phil


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rudee Posted: 04-Oct-04 18:41
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We are the novice crew that Roger and Penny have mentioned (just purchased Buzz 859).
We completed Level one and two (Laser Stratos) in April 04 and since then we have been sailing a Laser 2000.
We are looking to learn how to handle/maneuver the Buzz competently and generally stay upright!
Need lots of hints/tips on helming and trapezing.
Please count us in and also let us know where everyone is staying for B&B.
 
Chris H Buzz1040 Posted: 15-Oct-04 19:29
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Access to Chew sailing club should be by 9am on Saturday. I'm told there will be no galley open (what sort of sailing club is this !!)but there will be coffee/tea making facilities and perhaps soup etc if Andy can get this organised. Make sure you have a decent breakfast !

We'll organise a get together in a local pub on Saturday evening for food and drink.

Let's hope the weather is reasonable !

Chris Hardcastle
 
Jane Mark Buzz 847 Posted: 19-Oct-04 11:33
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Hi

We look forward to seeing you all there.

We have friends we rarely see in the area that we will be staying with so unfortunately won't be joining in the fun on Sat evening (though I am sure we could have our arms twisted for a quick one straight after sailing....)

Happy gybing
Jane

 
Mark Wilson Posted: 19-Oct-04 12:34
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Hi Pete or anyone else going to the training.

Looking forward to the weekend.....I remember you had a waterproofed camcorder before....can you get access to it again?....it was very useful to see how we sailed, cocked up etc. as well as the fact Jane liked being on the telly.

best wishes
Mark other 1/2 of 847,
 
Pete Lindley Posted: 19-Oct-04 13:44
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There will be two camcorders, two coaches, two ribs, 1 telly, two groups depending on skill levels of the individuals.

Well that is the intention anyway!

Make sure you are all there with your masts up and covers off, practically rigged BY 10:00 - saves wasting time!

Gates are intending to be opened at 0900 by Andy H.

Make sure you bring some food as the galley will be closed on the Saturday. We will have access to the kettle and cups etc though by all accounts.

See you all there (10 boats at the last count I heard)

Pete Lindley
ISO 1013 'Team RWO'


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Chris H Buzz1040 Posted: 22-Oct-04 14:15
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Any problems, you can call me on 07885 303719.

Chris Hardcastle
 
Jane Mark Buzz 847 Posted: 27-Oct-04 14:56
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Hi

Just a quick note to thank Pete, Andy and Chris for their contributions to the training at the weekend.

Despite the weather we learnt a lot are are looking forward to club racing this week-end to try out some of the hot tips.

I think there were 10 boats so it was also a very sociable event and we look forward to seeing the others from the course at an open early next year.

If you haven't been on a training course I would thoroughly recommend them - even if just for the tips on how to set the boat up as this makes a huge difference in how controllable and how fast the boat goes.

Thanks again guys

Best wishes

Jane and Mark
 
John Paul Indoe Posted: 28-Oct-04 09:36
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I would also like to thank Chris, Pete and Andy. The weather wasn't the best for giving my new crew confidence, but the two of us really enjoyed it and learnt alot over the two days. Also, well done to Pete for putting his method of looking good on the trapeze into practice, as he is in his ISO in the latest issue of Yachts and Yachting.

Thanks again to everyone for making the weekend good fun

John-Paul Indoe
Buzz 591
 
Chris H Buzz1040 Posted: 01-Nov-04 21:46
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Thanks to everyone for turning up, its seemed to be a success despite the weather.

We'll have another go next year.

Any suggestions ??

Chris H
 
Penny Eyre Posted: 02-Nov-04 14:02
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Yes, I think Chew was a good venue. It seemed to suit enough Buzz crews to make it worthwhile. We just need to make sure next time that two safety boats are reserved for our sole use to avoid the problems that we had with getting people on(and off!)the water.
How about another weekend late March/early April - or at least before the new season kicks off? At least that will motivate us to get the ice off the covers......!!

 
David Smart Posted: 04-Nov-04 00:30
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Being probably the most regular Chew Buzz, I was disappointed to be abroad for the training event on my home water. However it's great to hear that the event was well attended and you had a great time.

Seeing that the event was so well attended, I would be very keen for another event in the spring at Chew so that I can train up my youngest son for crewing at the Nationals and possibly the odd Open meeting.

How many other takers would there be, and how many trainers? Would you be interested in doing another stint Pete. I can probably work on Andy!

If there is enough interest, I will try to arrange with the club.

David
Buzz 913
 
Pete Lindley Posted: 04-Nov-04 09:16
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I'm always keen to get people on the water and in control of their boat. Gather interest, a couple of possible dates, and we'll see what we can do.

Pete
 
steve briggs Posted: 04-Nov-04 10:08
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very keen to atttend any training venues /sailing meetings in 2005,great if we go back to Chew.
Buzz 866
 

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