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Have a sound around on websites and get a ride cowes week this year. then when you are there chat to people at the beer tents and get a list of rides for nxt year.

with big boat sailing, although the aftguard on the boats are crap and most dinghy sailors could do a better job, u would probably end up starting in a pretty cruddy job, usually as rail meat, or if you talk the talk, bow (if you are small) or mast (if you are big). but you can work your way up, if you just keep on giving good advice and prove your worth u will soon get shunted backwards.

the other and better way to do it is to go and win some regattas in dinghies keelboats etc around the solent and then you fast track your way to the back of big boats. and theres the option of picking what boat you wanna sail which means you dont have to sail sh***ers

btw, big boat sailing is horrendous compared to dinghy sailing and the only decent thing about it is the drinking in the evening. far better to bring ur mps down to stokes bay and bus there every weekend. weel thats my opinion anyway

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ASok Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Apr 09 at 3:26pm
Originally posted by Jamesd

btw, big boat sailing is horrendous compared to dinghy sailing and the only decent thing about it is the drinking in the evening. far better to bring ur mps down to stokes bay and bus there every weekend. weel thats my opinion anyway

Have a go and make your own opinion.  Personally a well drilled crew pulling off some great mark roundings under close boat to boat racing conditions is extremely satisfying!

I'm not one for long off-shore races, but 2 handed racing across the channel or up the coast is my idea of a very good weekend.

Each to their own though.......................

 

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Originally posted by bovlike

Hi Fergus.

In the short term give Dicky or Boatman a ring at Sunderland (pm me if you need there numbers) and they should be able to get you out on some boats from down there. (there's nothing to big but it gets you started!)

What Uni are you going to, Solent or Southampton?

You can sail a musto so you will be fine on a yacht!

 

 



Thanks Bov, its Southampton Uni for Naval Architecture.

I take it you mean Martin Boatman? I'll probably be going to a MPS training weekend at Derwent this weekend so will speak to him there.


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yup Martin Boatman. hope the contact i gave you from soton uni helps.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 29er397 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Apr 09 at 3:33pm
Originally posted by Jamesd

Have a sound around on websites and get a ride cowes week this year. then when you are there chat to people at the beer tents and get a list of rides for nxt year.



Shame, I think thats the same week/weekend as the MPS nats this year. Would have been a very good idea and loads of fun.
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