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    Posted: 25 Sep 16 at 7:47am
Not so dim that I cannot see the spectacle value  but fail to see the logic in the wording of the promo. Am I the only person bored by class tribalism? 

"Battle of the Classes
This Sunday’s pursuit race, where various Dinghy Class Associations will Battle it out in front of the Southampton Boat Show crowds to find the best, is all set to be a classic event. With a record entry for the Southampton Boat Show of 41 boats across a wide cross section of Dinghy classes and types, and many Champions competing, it is likely to be a close Battle."

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I believe most classes are only sending boats where people have indicated they are willing to attend.

No class tribalism here, things have moved on.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Do Different Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Sep 16 at 9:16am
Excellent Jeffers, good on yer. I can see it as a showcase event and in theory the best sailors should and probably will come out on top but "the best class" ? No basis or reason for class bragging. 
Got that of my chest, now going sailing.  Smile


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Nothing wrong with a bit of friendly rivalry, surely?
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Gp's and Enterprise rivalry, any others ?
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Originally posted by Rupert

Nothing wrong with a bit of friendly rivalry, surely?

It went a little beyond that in the early days between 2 single handed classes.

Things are much more cordial these days....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KeithF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Sep 16 at 9:54am
Originally posted by jeffers


It went a little beyond that in the early days between 2 single handed classes.

Things are much more cordial these days....

How true and this forum has certainly mellowed since then!  Having owned one of those classes I used to log on every few hours to view the carnage.

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Great Shame the FINN/ Europe report shows the reults but with Helms surnames only.
How old public school is that! Rowen Atkinson would have had a field day.
I dont think this website or the magazine should accept reports like that.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Sep 16 at 3:25pm
It is info off the tracker, so put in to show how they did. Is there an official report anywhere? That I would expect to have full names.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote FreshScum Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Sep 16 at 4:08pm
Originally posted by gordon1277

Great Shame the FINN/ Europe report shows the reults but with Helms surnames only.
How old public school is that! Rowen Atkinson would have had a field day.
I dont think this website or the magazine should accept reports like that.

I thought it was a great report, thanks Emma!

I think it's great that people give up their time to contribute reports so we can keep in touch with the different events going on.

It said "Results according to tracker, 90 minutes post datum". Possibly this was a clue that it wasn't produced by a wannabe schoolmaster.

Have you contributed anything worth reading recently?
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