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Dave 1002 Posted: 09-Jun-08 18:05
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Who wants to come to Calshot?
I have sorted out the weather for you, so the tents will not blow down and get washed away this year.
The sun and wind has been booked, force 4 SW.
If any one wants to camp or have B&B at the Centre for the Calshot Open then can you please phone and book, pay by card as soon as you can. The B&B is 22.00 per night. Phone number 02380 892077
You need to do this two weeks before the event, one of the funny rules that the Activities Centre has.

First race at 12.30 Sat 3 races 13.00 Sun 3 races

BBQ on Sat after racing has finished, bring your own food and beer, tea and coffee is free to those attending the event.

Sounds like you all had a great time in Weymouth, role on Calshot. Hope to see you all there.

If any one want to come and have a race the week end before then let me know, we have got late sailing on Sat 28 and Sun 29, start at 18.30. you can leave your boat down at the Club if you want.

Dave 1002


 
Pete Lindley Posted: 09-Jun-08 18:14
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1013 will be there.
 
Neil Ashby Posted: 09-Jun-08 20:51
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Hi Dave

Thanks 4 all the info , iso 1195 shall be there , looking forward to the beer and bbq. Do we need to book up for the camping or just the b and b? Is the camping near the centre?

Neil
 
Colin Snook Posted: 10-Jun-08 12:08
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Serenity 1190 will obviously be there (provided I can get/keep the mast straight long enough!).

I will also be out Sat 28th and Sun 29th (albeit with rooky crew - old mate visiting for weekend) if anyone fancies the dry run.

Colin
 
Dave 1002 Posted: 10-Jun-08 17:40
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Hi Neil
Yes you need to book for camping as well as B&B, I think that Camping is 5.00 per night.
Camping is on the grass in front of the Club, so you can use the Club house for showers and changing.
The Club house is not over comfortable, but there is hot water and a microwave in the galley.
Rob was thinking of doing a cooked breakfast on Sunday am on a gas ring or BBQ.
When you come to the Club, we are taking money for parking with the entry, so park in side the wooden fence in front of the Club and put the ticket in the window when you pay your entry fee. (20.00 plus car park)I will find out how much the parking is by the end of the week, after I have agreed it with my boss.
Come down for a practice if you want the week end before,
Barry - I have got my Hyde's out of the bags and put them on the boat.
Does any one want a set of Sobstad's.
Dave 1002
 
Stu B Posted: 11-Jun-08 00:28
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Hmmm, might bring the Spice along, i'll have to see what Zoe thinks!!

It does have an ISO kite!!

Stuart.
 
rob Posted: 11-Jun-08 18:24
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Rob and Barry will be there. (concept sails)

Stuart stop messing around and just buy one you know you want to. there is one on flee bay for 750 you could have it by the weekend and get a few weeks practise in before the open
 
Neil Ashby Posted: 11-Jun-08 18:25
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Dave i take it there is a bar there?
 
Lloyd Walker Posted: 12-Jun-08 12:21
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there's a good pub up the road. We all went there last year.
 
Neil Ashby Posted: 12-Jun-08 12:41
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Excellent news lloyd, you coming down to this one Lloyd?
 
Dave 1002 Posted: 12-Jun-08 14:45
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Lloyd
The pub we went to last year at Ashlett is closed now, but there is a Club next door that will let visiting sailors in.That is about 10 - 15 min walk or the bar at the Centre is open till 22.00 and does carry outs.
Is any one coming on Friday night, I will open the Club up if there is.
I have been told that there is only 1 boat in the races this year, so how many prizes do I need to get?
Dave 1002
 
Neil Ashby Posted: 12-Jun-08 19:30
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Just the one will be fine thanks Dave! I like white wine and nick likes red if that is ok
 
Pete Lindley Posted: 12-Jun-08 22:24
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We're all saving ourselves for the events that count - Nationals, Inlands, Euros!

 
Lloyd Walker Posted: 13-Jun-08 22:47
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what a shame that was a realy good pub. Yes I am intending to come just got to speak to KT. 'bout time you won something Pete
 
Neil Ashby Posted: 18-Jun-08 22:28
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So this could be the biggest turn out of the year then so far. Not to far for anybody to travel and in the middle of summer and bbq that comes complete with its own chef. wow how could anybody this
 
Ian Moss Posted: 20-Jun-08 09:36
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I have just booked the camping. Only 2 weeks tomorrow so just got it in before the booking embargo!

As Neil says, looks like it could be a good turnout. I trust all those who boats on the south coast are going to be there?

Ian Moss
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don667 Posted: 21-Jun-08 22:26
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ISOHORNY 1024 will be back for Calshot. Eloise will be at least 8 weeks old! Looking forward to it already. Shame the pubs shut, I enjoyed almost dying walking back through the tide last time!!! Camping also. See you Saturday morning!

[Edited by don667 on 21-Jun-08 22:26]
 
joshpreater Posted: 22-Jun-08 18:56
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Does anyone need a crew for this event as i have booked the train and the accomadation.

Josh
 
Dave 1002 Posted: 23-Jun-08 18:06
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Hi All
If you want to Camp at Calshot then you can still book.
You will need to grovel a bit to the girls in the office, but you should get away with it.
Don't say you know me, or I will be in trouble.
This will be your last chance to race every one before we go to Italy, so lets put in some effort and come on down to Calshot.
Dave.
 
Neil Ashby Posted: 27-Jun-08 12:48
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So are we all going to have bbq sat nite or go out for something? As long as the beer is cold and cheap thats the main thing!!!!!
Mental note must put tent up before start drinkinking.......
 
Pete Lindley Posted: 27-Jun-08 17:45
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BBQ fine by me. We are all to take our own food for the bbq, but what about the beer / orange juice part of it?
 
Dave 1002 Posted: 30-Jun-08 17:45
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Hi All.
BBQ will be going on at the Club after sailing has finished for the day.
Bring your own food, beer, wine or any other beverage that does it for you.
There is a small cruising club at Ashlett next to the pub that was used last year, but is now closed.
I am trying to get to use this in stead, it has cheep beer and is much better now that the no smoking ban is here. It only does light snacks, so have plenty at the BBQ.
The bar at the the Centre is closing at 21.30, so I would not go there unless you want a early night.
There is a Tesco Express in Blackfeild about 3 miles away, so top-ups can be purchased from there.
Those of you that are camping, can you put your tents up on the grass in front of the Club.
Extra strong tent pegs are the order of the day, if you want your tent to stay where you left it.
We find the six inch nail type are the best.
Dave


 
Marionlam Posted: 30-Jun-08 19:36
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Hey all,

Iso 1180 will be there. Please be kind we're both beginners and we only bought her 3 months ago!

Really looking forward to seeing how everybody else does it as so far the only teaching we've had is our own playing about...

Marion & Simon
 
Neil Ashby Posted: 01-Jul-08 13:33
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Hi Marion and Simon
The class is very friendly and i am sure you will learn a lot over the weekend.Any problems with your boat or not sure about something then dont be shy just ask somebody. We all started off knowing nothing and some of us still dont know a lot I will be giving a small q and a session sunday morning which may help you too.

Neil 1195
 
Marionlam Posted: 01-Jul-08 13:49
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Thanks Neil - will definitely come and look for tips on Sunday morning, too.

Can't wait!
 
Lloyd Walker Posted: 01-Jul-08 16:37
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Neil; judging by the way you spelt drinking I guess you have already started!
 
Marionlam Posted: 03-Jul-08 10:58
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The weather forecast isn't looking too good... At which stage would you normally decide to go ahead or not?
 
Pete Lindley Posted: 03-Jul-08 13:22
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I would decide to attend a race meeting if:
- It has been organised.
- I have time off work.
- I have enough brownie points / wife is crewing for me.
- I could afford it.
- I wanted to have some fun.
- I wanted to meet friends.
- I wanted to learn (especially if there is a planned tuning talk given by the new know it all and speed demon of the class, going ahead.)
- I wanted to race against boat of the same class.


I would not attend if:
- Any of the above didn't come into force.
- The current time of deciding being (Start time - 2 hours - travel time to get to venue) and I had boat / crew / helm failure.
- I was dead.
- The venue is the other side of the country and I was marginal on the top items (brownie points / work)


I wouldn't let the following effect my decision:
- The weather.
- Being slightly ill / injured (unless it was severe Sinusitis as was the case at Sheppey)
- Having to take my own dinner to the club. (Do we need to bring sandwiches for Saturday & Sunday ???)


Pete


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Dave 1002 Posted: 03-Jul-08 17:28
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Hi Pete
Yes the forecast is not too good.
Depends on which one you look at, from 18 knts to full gale.
Oh did I see rain thrown in as well.
The Club has tea and coffee (free) but that is all, so bring all you want to eat.
I have looked at sailing in the Southampton side of the Spit.
Depending on the wind direction, then we may do that, at least the water will be flatter on that side. Ask Colin about the Solent Waves we had last Sat.
So will decide on the day.
People that are camping, I said about the six inch nail type of tent pegs, make that 12 inch nail tent pegs,
Hope to see you at weekend.
Dave


 
Neil Ashby Posted: 03-Jul-08 18:43
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Ah it all looks quite good i think, cornwall is bearing the brunt of it. 18 mph sat and 25 sun with the odd shower thrown in. I agree with dave that flatter water is the way forward but if it is sailable i would like to more out in the solent rather than fighting the sure line espaecially as it is springs this weekend.
Neil
 
Dave 1002 Posted: 03-Jul-08 21:27
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Be afraid, very afraid, the Germans are coming !!!!!
I have just spoken to a man in Germany, he is coming to Calshot , tomorrow,(Friday).
He is hoping to have a mast delivered to the Centre.
He intends to race with us, so Calshot is now holding it's own international event.
That is a Club first.
Dave
 
Pete Lindley Posted: 04-Jul-08 10:46
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http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?sc=28765

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5day.shtml?id=3471

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/se/se_forecast_wind.html

http://www.accuweather.com/ukie/forecast.asp?partner=accuweather&trav
eler=0&postalcode=SO14%200AA&metric=1

 
rob Posted: 04-Jul-08 18:11
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People should note that the "accu weather" wind figures are in Kilometers per hour not mph or knts.

Every forcast says somthing different between 12 and 39 mph take your pick! Don't be put off from coming you can always not go out if you don't like the look of it, that is better than missing out on great conditions, which it could be.

We have, more than once, not gone out at an event having traveled for hours. You get the chance to watch others swim and capsize and go warp 9. We have never felt any presure from other sailors to go out and people still talk to us in the bar.
 
Pete Lindley Posted: 04-Jul-08 20:19
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There will be a camcorder out on the water this weekend. I do believe the cameraman accepts beer as payment!

My only concern about this event is the food on Saturday evening. I've near on never needed to organise my own food in a kitchen that has no cooker or on a bbq in the rain.

What is the contingency plan regarding bad weather? Are we bringing the bbq's in the club house!???



Pete

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joshpreater Posted: 06-Jul-08 16:54
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Well, those that didn't go missed a good event, only difference it didn't actually involve sailing. It was definately the best non sailing sailing event i have ever been to, we went ski-ing which was great then the five-a-side match began before firing up the barby. Great effort from all those at calshot
 
Dave 1002 Posted: 06-Jul-08 18:13
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Josh
Let the train take the strain, not bad to be home before 5 pm.
You forgot about the ride in the boot of the car and the two snooker tables and the ski bobs and the super fast ring-goes , did I miss something?. Oh yes, cheap beer.
Hope to see you all again soon
Dave

 
Ian Moss Posted: 06-Jul-08 18:51
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I'll second all that. My boat didn't even get unpacked. It was possibly sailable on Saturday but it really did look horrible and with the mean wind speed reading 27 knts it was a unanimous decision not to sail. Sunday morning was more of the same but with torrential rain.

We really did wonder how much fun we could have on the small indoor ski slope but we were all given boots and skis and had the run pretty much to ourselves. The ski bobs and rings really ensured everyone had a great time, especially when we found out you could oil the runners. It was just like a play zone for big kids, and we all made full use of it (pictures to follow). As Dave says that was followed by beer, food, beer, indoor 5 aside football, beer, big bbq, beer. Then the bar closed and two cars apeared to take us all to another club with a couple of snooker tables so it was beer, snooker, beer and then back to the clubhouse for more beer.

Even if sailing had been possible on Sunday I doubt anyone was in a fit state to do so.

Great weekend. Thank you to everyone at Calshot Sailing club for organising such a great activity weekend.

Ian Moss
ISO 1207

[Edited by Ian Moss on 06-Jul-08 18:52]
 
joshpreater Posted: 06-Jul-08 19:03
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Yea, i did forget all those things, also remind me never to go to the top of the ski slope and go down without learning how to slow down first, i have a nice gravel rash style mark going across the entire width of my back and yes the boot of that car was surprisingly comfy
 
Stu B Posted: 07-Jul-08 00:51
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Sounds like you all had a great time despite not sailing!!

We had a good blast on the Medway today, lots and lots of wind, and big gusts, but the water was probably a bit smoother than at Calshot!
Mind you, i guess you'll all find that our in a couple of weeks time when you come along to do the Medway Regatta!! Details on a seperate thread but to be brief - July 19th/20th at Wilsonian SC - http://www.wilsoniansc.org.uk/ Free Camping at the club!!!

Stuart and Zoe
Buzz 763
 
Neil Ashby Posted: 07-Jul-08 09:35
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Weekend was a disaster for sailing but the social was second to none. Our activity organiser found us countless things to do , thankyou dave, First prize for skiing should go to ellie i think for her acrobatic skills in the rubber rings! second prize should go to josh for a very unique wsay of holding you tent down with anuything he could possibly find! And josh how did you miss the goal during football with those feet! Third place should go to the iso horny team for cooking an excellent bbq .
All in all a great weekend.
i will be doing the medway regatta stu, see u there.
Eveybody else i will see you at the nationals and good luck to all of those going to the eurocup

Neil 1195
 
Richard 828 Posted: 07-Jul-08 11:58
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...Presumably the germans won the skiing? Or is Nik better on a snowboard?
 
Pete Lindley Posted: 07-Jul-08 15:59
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Nik didn't come out to play on the slopes on Saturday.
 
Ian Moss Posted: 07-Jul-08 17:22
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Nik said he hated skiing. Also when I asked him if he would have sailed in the conditions like they were on Saturday in Germany..... He said they didn't get conditions like that in Germany. They did join in for the BBQ though.

Ian
 
Dave 1002 Posted: 07-Jul-08 18:14
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Thanks to all of you who turned up for the Calshot Open.
The weather did the usual thing and made life difficult for us.
We are happy to try again next year, we must get lucky soon and get a sail on at least one day, hopefully both days next time.
It was great to see you all again, those who want home early missed some great ant-ticks on the ski slop.
Big thanks to Neil for Sunday morning tune-up session, I'm going to try make sense of the tips Rachel wrote down.
Pete what is the best way to get the photos to you ?
Thanks for all the great comments.
See you all in Italy.
Dave
Commodore Calshot S.C.
 
Pete Lindley Posted: 07-Jul-08 19:28
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Dave 1002 Posted: 16-Jul-08 18:21
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Hi Pete
I have not had any luck sending you a report.
I can not get this address to work,
I have used @ and all other combinations.
Have you got another one.
Call me on
07720 626563
02380 894439
Dave
 

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