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Post Options Post Options   Quote zippyRN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 14 at 8:44pm
Originally posted by Ruscoe

I get that all the time from my mates, one pal says its not a sport.  He doesnt understand whats physically demanding about sailing a boat.  Actually he has probably got a point! 


I know this is thread necromancy ... 

invite him for a sail , maybe it'll be a comedic as those who  think aerobics or a ballet class are easy and end up in a heap 20 - 30 minutes into a hour - 90 minute class ...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote turnturtle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 15 at 4:44pm
guess I was right.... ;-)



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Andymac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 15 at 5:38pm
Ha!
Wrong on every count for me.
Apparently, I'm supposed to have £1000+ a month spare. Since these results must be worked on some sort of average, then one of you B@#£%&#&$ must have my share.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Woodbotherer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 15 at 5:55pm
Well according to that RYA survey not only is participation in dinghy racing up but the age demographic is reducing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote maxibuddah Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 15 at 6:06pm
Well it ain't me Andy so I guess it is jimbo. Got to love the fact that are all supposed to be slightly more right wing than ukip 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 15 at 6:07pm
Did they simply take every preconception and write them down, or do a survey in a south coast Royal Yacht Club?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iiitick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 15 at 6:43pm
Nonsense! We all know that the Dinghy Sailing community is populated by  red hot right wing socialists.
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If you read the FAQ it seems that the profile is wildly exaggerated. I didn't really understand the marketing techie speak, but I *think* what they've done, very roughly, is to say that if the data says 51% A, 49% B, they display it as being A. They said something on the lines of that if they showed the average for each group, they'd all look almost exactly alike... Rather like stereotyping all Scots as red haired I suppose.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote turnturtle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 15 at 8:52pm
Originally posted by maxibuddah

Well it ain't me Andy so I guess it is jimbo. Got to love the fact that are all supposed to be slightly more right wing than ukip†


A few months ago maybe... There was a short period of time where I could express my meta-modernity by saying f**k it and having lilac decks bonded to handbuilt British racing machine - to hell with the resale... All it took was a slight easing up of the Fois Gras and Chateau Petrus.... New boat saved for before the waiting list cleared.

Sadly now I've gone and got myself another mortgage and it's back to beans on toast and Tesco claret ... And that's just about being able to buy some cheap and nasty import from Eastern Europe, designed by some cad with a questionable batting average. If only there was a British company offering something similar, but y'know, British built and designed with credibility. With strong residuals and a quality brand backing with training, circuit events on tap and a ready supply of consumables in case of problems... Hell, they could probably knock a bit off for a bit forum love. Ah, I guess I can dream...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jack Sparrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 15 at 1:42pm
Life can't be that hard:

According to this: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2948079/Buy-home-say-experts-mortgage-rates-hit-record-low-ve-got-decent-deposit.html

It is the best time in history to get a mortgage. You'll soon have that £1000 spare like YouGov says you will.

Then you can go to Butler Boats (or should I say more British than Britain Boats) for the boat you know you want. You know the boat? The one that would help keep those slightly older kids in the sport and the older generation feel a little less old than they are. There by dealing with the sports stereotypical criticisers and participation trend in one fell swoop. Who knew the thread question could be that easy to solve! ;-)
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