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Offline andy_peters

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2017 Open Meeting 4 (re-run) Queen Mary SC October 14/15th
« on: October 02, 2017, 08:56:13 PM »
QMSC have kindly agreed to host us once again following the windless meeting back in May.

Saturday - all Cherubs welcome to blast, the day fee is included in the £25 open entry fee.  Just make yourself known to the office before you go sailing.  Usagi will be there ready to sail from 12PM.  Off the water by 4:30ish.

Saturday evening - I'm afraid the same as usual.  Beer, followed by curry, most likely followed by a little more beer.  Venue - same as usual as well - Magpie/Phoenix/White Horse and Shahin for a curry (unless people fancy an Italian or Chinese for a change?)

Sunday - 4 back to back W/L races starting at 10:35.  First 2 races we will be the 2nd start in the Club racing (with the RS400's and asymmetric fleet).  Final 2 shorter races wil be just Cherubs

Accommodation Saturday night available as usual at chez Peters or if you prefer there is a Travelodge and Premier Inn round the corner at Sunbury Cross.

Usagi will definitely be there - who will be joining us for the final class racing of the 2017 season?  Let us know by posting below if you would like to stay with us so we buy enough bacon and sausage for breakfast
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Re: 2017 Open Meeting 4 (re-run) Queen Mary SC October 14/15th
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 09:45:07 PM »
EJ (Jay and Guy) planning to come. 1 van space please?

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Re: 2017 Open Meeting 4 (re-run) Queen Mary SC October 14/15th
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 09:10:09 PM »
Does anyone fancy crewing king tubby?
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Re: 2017 Open Meeting 4 (re-run) Queen Mary SC October 14/15th
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 01:16:57 PM »
All,

Assuming that we will have the 10knts or more forecast for Saturday afternoon Usagi will be rigged and ready for blasting at 12PM.  I have a couple of locals to take out already.

I think EJ will be joining us and King Tubby if a crew can be found.

Who else?   The long range forecast is looking quite promising - 19 degrees C and  F3-4 both days.

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Re: 2017 Open Meeting 4 (re-run) Queen Mary SC October 14/15th
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 08:33:43 AM »
Shiny will finally be attending.
Plan to arrive late Saturday afternoon so no practice for us (seems like cheating anyway.)

2 floor spaces please Mr P.

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Re: 2017 Open Meeting 4 (re-run) Queen Mary SC October 14/15th
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 11:41:54 AM »
King Tubby will be attending, with Una up front. please could we have sleeping accommodation.

what time will you be at the club until on Saturday? I have an opticians appointment at 2pm so won't be hitting the road until mid Saturday afternoon
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Re: 2017 Open Meeting 4 (re-run) Queen Mary SC October 14/15th
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2017, 05:34:45 PM »
We shall be there for both days and if we would reserve some color space that would be ace! :)

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Re: 2017 Open Meeting 4 (re-run) Queen Mary SC October 14/15th
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2017, 03:05:26 PM »
Omg - looks like good foiling conditions - can I have a go.....

Floor space for all is approved  :)

We will be at the club until around 5PM after that just come straight to our house - TW16 6SP

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Re: 2017 Open Meeting 4 (re-run) Queen Mary SC October 14/15th
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2017, 09:11:01 AM »
GB will be there for SUnday racing.

we have another new crew.  i think i'vs had a different crew for each of the open meeting events this year. 

we should also have all teh trophies engraved by then and will be handing them out to those who are there.
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Re: 2017 Open Meeting 4 (re-run) Queen Mary SC October 14/15th
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2017, 09:18:29 AM »
Any one who wants to have a play can do. We will be there most of the day saturday. :)

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Re: 2017 Open Meeting 4 (re-run) Queen Mary SC October 14/15th
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2017, 10:05:01 AM »
How did the last event of the series goes?
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Re: 2017 Open Meeting 4 (re-run) Queen Mary SC October 14/15th
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2017, 09:52:42 AM »
Apologised for the delay  been a bit hectic at work the last few days.


So I can’t speak of Saturday (someone who was there please fill in here)

Sunday dawned to a very light breeze with 7 cherub rigging up to join the club racing for 2 races with 2 further races scheduled for us after club racing had finished.  The course was a simple windward leeward with the finish at the bottom.

Race one started on time with only 3 cherubs on the line at the gun with the rest still desperately trying to get to the line on time in the light breeze.   The racing was very close in the light air for the front three with each one holding the lead at least once round one of the marks on the 4 lap races.  Even after a capsize on the downwind leg of lap 1 the eventual winner was Andy and Jill closely followed by Luke and Olli in Dans boat and Nick and Dean in Green Banana’s.   The wind was just not strong enough for the foiling A&E but was building throughout the race which looked positive for the races to come.

Race two got off to fairly busy line with the cherub just getting to a point where all could twin easily.  The race was once again won by Andy and Jill but with the building breeze Jonny and Alex on A&E managed to get round in second with Dan’s boat third.   Green Banana’s had a bit of a mare twice getting tangled up in club boats giving room at the mark and locking the tillers extension against their hulls making it impossible to keep clear.  Rounding a bottom mark with 8 lasers and 2 RS400s is not fun.

The breeze continued to build for Race 3 and 4.  With a clear race course it enabled the cherubs to resume the footing off and blasting up wind at speed.  Nick and Dean were working out who was best in which position on the boat for this event with Dean taking the helm for the last two races which proved a more stable platform for the rest of the day.  Lots of fun was had downwind with some good runs and some then some bad lay line calls causing early drops to get up to the mark.  Dan’s boat suffered a jib cleat breakage and headed in for race 3 for repairs but started race 4 only to suffer other issues to limp round the last lap.

After the last race most crew headed all the way up to the top of the  dam for a long kite run home for some fun. Once back on shore some boat swapping ensured as people tried out the foiling A&E.

Prize giving was held in the club house once all boats where packed.  The Winners of the day were the locals Andy and Jill followed closely by Jonny and Alex in A&E and third was Nick and Dean on Green Banana’s.

http://www.queenmary.org.uk/SailResults/Open%20Racing%202017/20171805_2017%20May%20Cherub%20Open.htm

The overall traveller series also concluded with Andy and Jill taking the 2017 Honours with new comers Luke and Olli in second and Green Banana’s in third. Link to the result below.

http://www.uk-cherub.org/forum/index.php/topic,2301.0.html

This closes the season for the cherubs with 6 successful open meetings and a good nationals. Next years program is coming along well and the boat show stand also in the works we are looking forward to a good year in 2018.
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Re: 2017 Open Meeting 4 (re-run) Queen Mary SC October 14/15th
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2017, 07:47:11 PM »
Thanks Nick, I will add something for Saturday and send to Y&Y with a couple of pictures - from QM last year unless anyone has any from last weekend?