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Mayflower would be my vote.
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It's a shame because the Mayflower hasn't really had too much of a turn out this year, we've went down for racing some Tuesdays and nothing being on, although this might have been due to cancelations at the club which we were not aware of. The Royal Corinthian does have the most active racing at the present moment and hopefully this year has just been a blip for the Mayflower attenedance wise. There are quite a few boats we know of planning to do the Mayflower Final Fling and on the plus side also, the cadet training seems to be going really well with what we've seen. Another point which we thought was very interesting was that we entered the PPSA reggatta (late because we only found out about it on the Tuesday) and the Assymetric fleet had about eight boats on the start line. The only 2 from our club were an Iso and ourselves and there is a fair ammount of assymetrics boats sitting in the dinghy park, at least 7 RS800s, a good few 4000s, Boss's etc. We at least thought the local boats who knew about the reggatta would have put in a good appearance. Saying that, the Laser fleets, Enterprises and symmetric classes had a good turn out. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tack'ho Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Aug 06 at 9:12am
Arhhh ents in plymuff sound that takes me back....siwrrllyyy image fading to sun filled hedonistic days of sailing and drinking.....
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Strange things goin on in Plymouth. I think Mayflower SC are in the final death throes - just about holding it together - and the plymouth corinthian maybe more interested in being a wedding and business meeting venue. The Racing was supposed to be combined between these 2 clubs this year due to falling entry numbers. Racing taking place at selected dates throughout the summer evenings and some weekends.

There as you say plenty of assymetrics around at mount batten, and plenty of activity on the learning side. There's plenty of space in the dinghy park at the moment - maybe due to students bein away, and also a cull of non payers.

Slightly off topic for a mo. i'm sailin a 4k there at the mo, not racin, just for fun and practicin, out most weeks, but not seen many other assymetrics out at all? I think we need more boats out to generate interest in sailing dinghies never mind racin..

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I have a friend sailing L4000's at plymouth not sure where he's sailing from but I can ask if you want.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote RodB Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Aug 06 at 6:46pm
Yes i think it would be nice to get another 4k on the water even if it was only to see if the old boat points and get a tune up.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harry44981! Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Aug 06 at 7:02pm
A bit further away, but what about Saltash SC, or Torpoint Mosquito (know nothing about torpoint- just cool name )
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Both Saltash Sc and torpoint good, for tactical, sitting out boat, racing in tidal waters. Both have active youth fleets and good socials, so worth looking at. It all depends where you live - as mentioned previously. It can be a nightmare tryin to get across the city to race in the evening after work - unless you're a teacher. 
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Any body got a skiff come asymetric type boat down there who needs a crew or anyone who wants to invest in a 49er
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Depending on exactly where you are going to live you might look at the clubs east of Plymouth

Salcombe, fair youth fleet, best club house in the world, sometimes "interesting " sailing

Dittisham, scenically nearly as good as Salcombe, v keen youth fleet,no club house, cheap

Starcross, a bit of a trek, sailing constrained by the tides, best "proper" sailing club in the area, enormous youth fleet

 

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