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    Posted: 21 Feb 11 at 9:01pm
So, Double summertime, good or bad?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12523164
I can see the argument that some Scots have about how late in the day sunrise is but wouln't it be great for evening racing? We could start the series earlier in te year, end it later and maybe get more than one in per night. I'd vote for that!
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They had in WWII. Not sure things are that grim ATM. Perhaps if at the same time they passed a law making it legal to disembowel bankers with a bayonet they might get my vote. I'm often up at (or even before) the crack of dawn anyway to pursue my passion for photographing wildlife although having everyone else and (literally) their dog up and about at that hour too would seriously screw things up for me. All this synchronising with Europe is botty water. It's no more a valid argument to be on the same time as Germany as it  China or Japan.
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bad call I think, I couldn't face collage if it was still dark. And still get back in the dark. In regards to evening racing a fair few people like their evening races to be a slightly more warm affair in regards to water/air temp. Which the changes would not effect.
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Couldn't face going to / from college in the dark?!?!?!?
 
I hate to break the news to you, but the next 40odd years of going to work might be a harsh suprise unless you pick a career to suit!
 
I'm all for a bit of double summertime.  My love of long summer evenings far outweighs my complaints at dark mornings in the winter.  The time I'm usually up - its dark anyway!!
 
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Great for mid-week evening sailing. Thumbs up.

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About time too.
 
This stupid piece of time management costs British business huge amounts of money each year due to not being able to speak with the correct people at the appropriate time.  Don't think for one minute that it is only an hour a day that we are out of communication with the rest of Europe either.  My company (Spanish owned) is out of communication with each other for 3 hours per day - one in the morning, one in the afternoon and one for lunch.  
Synchronous days are an important part of modern business life and that is the reason why we should adopt it - a nice upside is that it is lighter at night.
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Originally posted by SoggyBadger

...All this synchronising with Europe is botty water. It's no more a valid argument to be on the same time as Germany as it  China or Japan.
Not everything is about Europe!
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Originally posted by Matt Jackson

Originally posted by SoggyBadger

...All this synchronising with Europe is botty water. It's no more a valid argument to be on the same time as Germany as it  China or Japan.
Not everything is about Europe!

Absolutely. I've done a lot of consultancy work for Ford over the years. They seem to manage OK talking to their German, Spanish and American counterparts.

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double summertime would be great for sailing and business as well as fewer road accidents I am told

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did someone mention double portions....mmm yes please. Warm summer evenings Smile
 
A lot of the evidence produced years ago in support of moving time around was based on road traffic accident figures, apparently much of it was trumped up. 
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