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Offline Graham Bridle

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Re: Garda 2014 - yes really
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2014, 08:52:22 PM »
Its a start line Jim, but not as you know it.

In my time things have got better, but I think once the wind is over 15 knots it would be recognisable as a Cherub start line, present company included aren't exempt from being upside down or fixing something, although to date I have avoided T-boning anyone on the line (mentioning no Torchys :))

The good news, is that Cherub racing isn't all about the start, there are plenty of ways to win a race !

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Re: Garda 2014 - yes really
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2014, 09:50:17 PM »
And many more ways to lose a race.
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Re: Garda 2014 - yes really
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2014, 10:18:26 PM »
Am I ever going to live that down?  ;)

...Can I just mention that in 40 years of sailing, OK only raced regularly up mid 20s and over last 2 years, I have only accidentally hit someone once...

...of course there's also deliberately (we don't have an evil smiley otherwise I'd be using it)...now where's my bowsprit sharpening file?...
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Re: Garda 2014 - yes really
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2014, 02:18:55 PM »
If I can get time off work Dean and I would be interested.

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Re: Garda 2014 - yes really
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2014, 01:41:29 PM »
new rule required - No bow sprit sharpening files allowed!

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Re: Garda 2014 - yes really
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2014, 02:30:01 PM »
...I think there's already a rule about deliberately hitting people  :)

...ad actually there's one about caps on bowsprits which some of us have forgotten, if my glance around the dinghy park wasn't mistaken...including Loco btw (trying to find suitable cap). Mind you much of the damage to A+E was done by the snout support, which has a sharp edge.
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Re: Garda 2014 - yes really
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2014, 07:41:22 PM »
I have added a poll to the top of this thread. Please complete it so that numbers can be estimated while those organising are trying to look further in to the possibility of racing.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2014, 03:22:21 PM by BenR »
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Re: Garda 2014 - yes really
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2014, 10:43:35 AM »
Can we add a reply for 'all of the above'?

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Re: Garda 2014 - yes really
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2014, 10:45:15 AM »
Stu it is the minimum that you would go for that we are interested in. Even if there is full on racing you can still choose to blast and not race.
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Re: Garda 2014 - yes really
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2014, 05:36:32 PM »
While I have voted to say we would go even if it was just blasting, I would say that numbers of other boats would have an influence on our final decision. I feel that at least five or six boats would make it worthwhile, whereas two or three may not.

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Re: Garda 2014 - yes really
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2014, 07:44:48 AM »
I am interested as are several others from the chew area. Just need to pluck up courage to broach the subject with she who must be obeyed. There are a lot of other things to do in the Riva area other than sailing. The mornings are normally free. :)

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Re: Garda 2014 - yes really
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2014, 07:56:19 AM »
I am assuming that the way the question is worded "I *would* go...." means that this is the condition you would consider going, all other 'er indoors' features aside ... not that you "will" go ...

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Re: Garda 2014 - yes really
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2014, 09:21:59 AM »
Yes, that is correct. We need to gage numbers. If there is no interest it is obviously pointless organising any racing. People will still be welcome to go and blast anyway as per Andy's first comment
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Re: Garda 2014 - yes really
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2014, 11:01:21 PM »
Can we add a reply for 'all of the above'?

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Re: Garda 2014 - yes really
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2014, 11:08:56 AM »
So the time is coming for decisions to be made about summer and these decisions depend on my heart, sailing. Are we still thinking about Garda?