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Offline RobinJones

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Draycote Blast?
« on: March 05, 2014, 09:56:37 PM »
Hi all,
So I was talking to Roland (I think..) at the dinghy show last Sunday, and he mentioned coming to the Draycote blast on Saturday 15th. I'd love to get into sailing Cherubs, and this sounds the perfect opportunity to see if they're the boat for me. Thing is, I've done pretty much no high performance sailing before. I'm 18, sailed for about 8 years, mainly in Streakers, Toppers, and crewing N12's, with limited trapezing on slower boats (L3000, Vago, that kinda thing). I'm a pretty competent helm, having raced at national level, but never off a trapeze. Is it still worth me popping along and seeing if I can get a ride in a Cherub?
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Robin

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Re: Draycote Blast?
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2014, 10:10:03 PM »
absolutely. you are very welcome, there is only one way to try it out and that is to do it. Sweet Dreamzzz is a marginal boat that can be sailed single and twin wire. Poppy is an out and out twin wire so you should be able to have a blast in both types of boat. look forwards to seeing you there.  ;D
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Re: Draycote Blast?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2014, 08:14:20 AM »
As Ade said, we look forward to seeing you. Can you PM me a phone number and an idea of what time you'd like to arrive?

For anyone else reading - come try one. It's fairly impossible to see why we sail these boats from the shore or a show stand :-)

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Re: Draycote Blast?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2014, 01:12:23 PM »
Hi, did you get my message? I'm obviously new to the forum and don't really know if it sent through! :)
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Re: Draycote Blast?
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2014, 07:13:42 PM »
Forecast is looking perfect for introduction to Cherub sailing on Saturday. SDzzz for the first time, ever, is ready to go! still no front foil though. Yet...
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Re: Draycote Blast?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2014, 07:55:30 PM »
On the plus side the forecast for Saturday looks excellent.
On the negative side the paint I've just used to cover a couple of dings in the boat looks terrible.


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Re: Draycote Blast?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2014, 06:58:40 PM »
Have a great weekend guys, wish I could join in.

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Re: Draycote Blast?
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2014, 09:27:52 PM »
Absolutely amazing sail on Saturday, many thanks to Roland and Dave for taking me out in Born slippy and Poppy, and of course the Cherub Class Association and Draycote SC for hosting and rescuing.

Are the videos/photo's from the Saturday going to be uploaded? It would be great to be able to have a look at them :)

Seriously looking at buying one when the finances come right, but until then, I'd love any opportunity to go for a ride if anyone can put up with me! :D

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Robin

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Re: Draycote Blast?
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2014, 09:19:56 AM »
Are the videos/photo's from the Saturday going to be uploaded? It would be great to be able to have a look at them :)
Will upload the lot to a drop box during the week. You (and your head cam)  feature a fair bit in the video http://www.uk-cherub.org.

Who took the still at the bottom? It is quality!

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Re: Draycote Blast?
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2014, 05:09:59 PM »
Really is a great photo, yeah! Got a feeling that it could have been Steve Carver :)

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Re: Draycote Blast?
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2014, 05:13:51 PM »
Cool - FYI add Ronin to the For Sale list

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Re: Draycote Blast?
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2014, 05:42:25 PM »
Someone snap up that excellent boat
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Re: Draycote Blast?
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2014, 04:03:32 PM »
Hi guys, Steve here, thanks for taking me for a sail both at draycote and Rutland, I have made this forum name thanks to Roland's nickname that I acquired. And I am currently discussing buying a cherub with my parents

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Re: Draycote Blast?
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2014, 04:05:23 PM »
Oh and I did take that picture

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Re: Draycote Blast?
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2014, 08:24:38 PM »
...which is on my desktop
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