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Well from a dinghy perspective, it was disappointing, I dont want to slam
it, I'm a veteran of having worked there and I know how hard it is and if
you look around a lot of effort has still gone into making it a good show
in what must be difficult circumstances with the high Euro and bad
economy.

Not as bad as the year we all got blown up by the IRA to keep things in
perspective, or the year there was a foot of snow outside and no-one
could make it there, but not quite as buzzing a year as when the indoor
windsurfing was going on.

If you go, the mailspeed marine stand is buzzing and has loads of
bimblepimpfest stuff, the suzuki harbour is quite a pleasant place to just
stand and collect your thoughts. Rooster have a presence which surprises
with the depth of their range, I hadn't realised quite how much they did. I
had a chat with one of theguys on there and thought it would be cool if
we could get him to come down to our club and give the improvers a bit
of a chat for an evening, maybe flog his DvD.

Laser/Topper and RS, sorry guys you need something new and something
other than washing up bowls to interest the likes of us lot (there ended up
being five of us from our club and all racers two looking for new boats,
they'll have to wait for the dinghy show).

We trawled the stink boats and ogled the cruising cats and lead mines
decided it's time to do day skipper and book a bare boat warm water
cruise had lunch in the RYA lounge then left as some woman was rolling
down a scarf attached to the ceiling in a mist of blue smoke accompanied
by Aliens in some sort of Fire prevention suits banging drums, bizarre..

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Originally posted by G.R.F.

Rooster have a presence which surprises
with the depth of their range, I hadn't realised quite how much they did. I had a chat with one of theguys on there and thought it would be cool if we could get him to come down to our club and give the improvers a bit
of a chat for an evening, maybe flog his DvD.

I'd guess that would be Mr Cockerill, who's slightly more than just "one of the guys" when it comes to Rooster!


Laser/Topper and RS, sorry guys you need something new and something
other than washing up bowls to interest the likes of us lot (there ended up
being five of us from our club and all racers two looking for new boats,
they'll have to wait for the dinghy show).


The boats that Laser, Topper and RS, and also Hartley, put to the fore at the LBS are not really for the benifit of the public- they're after the business of sailing schools more.
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Originally posted by alstorer


I'd guess that would be Mr Cockerill, who's slightly more than just "one of
the guys" when it comes to Rooster!


No, although he did look a bit like the guy on the video who I guess must
be said Mr Cockerill, and I joked about them obviously having to grow the
statutory beard to work there, then my phone rang and my chum took
over so I kind of lost the thread. However it looks like I might have drawn
the short straw on training this year at our club and I thought it would be
an idea to get someone down, guru type like we do windsurfing, to give a
bit of a talk to the laser troops amongst others and in the video he was
showing something to do with waggling the rudder bit in a strange
fashion, we couldn't hear what was being said cos the sound was turned
down. (Obviously want us to buy the DVD)
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Forgot to add into the "freebies" the current issue of Y+Y!!

Oh and the statory All at Sea newspaper.
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I thought it wasn't too bad a show, i thought ovi might be there though. Seemed a lot of bargains on the first weekend this time. Got some nice new "hot socks" from rooster to keep my feet nice and toasty at tiger.
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Sorry to jump threads, but Dave, are you taking your contender to the Tiger?
the same, but different...

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Originally posted by G.R.F.

Originally posted by alstorer


I'd guess that would be Mr Cockerill, who's slightly more than just "one of
the guys" when it comes to Rooster!


No, although he did look a bit like the guy on the video who I guess must
be said Mr Cockerill


Are you sure that it wasn't a penguin in disguise ? LOL LOL LOL



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Is there going to be any dinghy clothing and chandlery left by saturday? 
I14 1482 For sale. PM if interested.
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i thought ovi might be there though


Ovi have their exhibition races on the saturday with the musto, B14 and 9er,
so im betting they will have a stand up outside on the last weekend of the
show, i know the B14 class has their newest boat (778 <-- very sexy beast,
saw it while picking up 749!!) on display...
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Originally posted by Smight at BBSC

Is there going to be any dinghy clothing and
chandlery left by saturday? 


Er I'd say unequivocally yes and cheap it will be, even the Wiered
Fish stand was empty and there were clothing stands everywhere with
tumbleweed rolling around, the clothing market everywhere is flat as a
pancake, only the chandlery/widget stands appeared to be lively..

Nothing tempting though, must be the first time I've ever bought nothing
from one of the novelty type stands like the ones where they stab tin cans
with fountain pens, I can't tell you how many useless fountain pens I own.
If ever a load of cans need stabbing I'm your man..
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