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Post Options Post Options   Quote bicrider Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 17 at 2:39pm
Just to point out there is a sailing club at Rye. Rye harbour sailing club is a small but friendly club, we don't have the biggest fleet of dinghies on the south coast but the racing is normally close and fun and the big advantage we have over the other coast based clubs is that we launch into the river on a concrete slip so can race in the river when the sea is to rough. The fleet is mostly Lasers and a few different craft. We have a few club boats that are free to members Laser, Pico, Wayfarer and a Wanderer, Feel free to pop down the dates for the winter series are on the clubs website http://www.rhsc.org.uk/   sales pitch over :)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gordon 1430 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 17 at 3:12pm
Downs Sailing Club in Deal has some Phantoms which would be worth talking to.
Chris Shelton local guy who does the open meetings.
Really friendly club, protected beach from South West so easier launching, just the odd sledges to play with.
Is it to far South east?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Neal_g Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 17 at 3:23pm
If it's close racing and getting the kids involved then there is always our little lake redoubt sailing club. Inland but close to coast so we always get sea breeze if it's dead. Nice no frills club and good competition.
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Can't advise on clubs (North West inland and North Wales costal sailor here) but Topaz is a great kids/small adults boat for not a lot of money and A Blaze for you own jollies. Brilliant boat for the sea, bought one last November and sailed it in everything from drifting conditions inland over the winter to F6+ in Holyhead Bay last week. GRF is right, it will sometimes try to go down the mine in biggish waves/swell if you steer into the back of a big one, I've had green water over the foredeck on a few occasions, but it just seems to slow down and pop up again with a minimum of drama. When it's gets really hairy you can just dump the mainsheet and it'll sit there calmly waiting for you to decide what to do next. This summer has been the best sailing I've had for many years, and the Blaze probably the best boat I've ever owned.

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Thanks for all the input.  I'm going to be nosing around over he next few weeks, see whats going on.  Look to get a new boat over the winter.  Interesting to see so many plugs for the Blaze -  hadn't really thought about it before, but I will have a closer look.  Hastings looks good for laser numbers, Eastbourne for handicap.  Cmmmmmmm.

birider - will have a look at Rye for sure.  Size is no indicator of quality......


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Post Options Post Options   Quote transient Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 17 at 5:47pm
Prevailing south westerlies produce some big dumps in that area. Those in the lee of beachy head seem better.

Take a day and visit them all between Eastbourne and Hastings, 4 in total. They are only 30 mins apart. Check out the dump at highish tide if there is a SWer. Also check out at low tide as there are exposed reefs at a couple of them.






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Post Options Post Options   Quote patitifa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 17 at 6:04pm
Thanks Transient, good advice.

Apologies for typos- small children playing hide and seek in study.Trying to keep within an hour of home, which means between Rye and Seaford if it is to be the sea.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote transient Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 17 at 6:59pm
I'll message you some finer details. I don't really want to put a warts 'n' all appraisal on a public forum.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 17 at 8:38pm
Is Wilsonian close enough? They have a decent fleet of Blazes and seem like a nice bunch (see the Foxwells Youtube vids). It's an estuary not open sea but the sailing area is big enough....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 17 at 8:45pm
It's a funny county Kent or Kent & E.Sussex, whilst at one end you can set from one end to the other in under an hour, yet West to East can take twice as long for the same distance, so depending where patititfa is going to live and by the sounds of it it's on the A21 as bad a road as ever there was, he'll be limited to that part of the coast and communications with that are pretty dire.
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