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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tillerman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jul 07 at 3:08pm
Thanks for the suggestion that my semi-humorous post of feedback on race committee work is the "right way of doing it".

I guess I'd agree with you if you mean that I did thank the race committee for their work and tell them how much I appreciated them. Maybe when things go wrong it is all too easy to forget that they are all volunteers giving up their free time and trying to do their best.

However I would not agree that posting criticism of a race committee on a public website (as I did) is the right way to do it. Much better to give quiet confidential feedback. My only defence is that I did not name names and, although some sailors and race committee may recognize some of the events I wrote about, the post is actually a composite of stuff from more than one regatta with a little but of deliberate exaggeration here and there for comic effect.

But in any case, thank you ChrisJ for your kind words. I do appreciate them. I really do.
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Originally posted by Nessie

go on, name and shame!!



I think you will know the gentleman concerned.....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Nessie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jul 07 at 4:30pm
you're not wrong!

First guess! No surprise there!

I personally think the management at Findhorn for the few events i have
been to is excellent, and will return for holidays AND racing.

Great racing out in the Firth, considering the tidal constraints that make
Findhorn unique.

A great bucket and spade venue too, which is much needed in snowy Jocko-
land!
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Originally posted by *GM*


Originally posted by Nessie

go on, name and shame!!

I think you will know the gentleman concerned.....


You may as well enlighten the rest of us now... Other clubs events would probably like to know which source of criticism has very low credibility.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Barty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jul 07 at 7:52pm

I completly agree with all the comments made here.

I am not going to name names but if anyone really wants to find out then think of formula one event title and add the suggested likely sailing location mentioned in this topic, google it and you should get there.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote English Dave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jul 07 at 12:33pm

I recently had to deal with a letter of complaint about race management after a regatta. It came from, of all people, the Race Officer himself. The complaint concerned the quality of the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions! ConfusedMy letter in response was quite interesting. Smile

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