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Originally posted by Jamie

Why does a class have to have a classification as a "Youth Class" before a youth will sail it?

i think the reason i dont want to get into a boat that is suposed to be an adult class is that i think if i did i cant imagine what the parentals would do at opens and all the aldults would gang up on me . ive seen the laser sailors at our club.

So far as I'm aware there isn't such a thing as an 'adult class' and from my experience classes are crying out for yonger people to sail their boats. So if yoyu show interest to the right people you will almost get dragged in to any class.

Most adult sailors that i've met are just big kids anyway. So there is no problem.

Oh Amd why do the parents have to go to the opens? if you are there with other adults and can get yourself there. (train, lift, coach.) they don't need to come. It's more fun without them anyway. 

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jamie i would like to see you get a boat on a train or coach i know i would be imprest at that

other wise how else dose a under 17 get him and his to an open

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5420 - join a proper class, and then get to know the people in the class. If you're nice to people, and ask politely, you'll find there's usually someone who can help you get your boat to events. Most classes love to see young sailors at events, and will help in any way they can. Oh, and Jamie is absolutely right about the big kid bit - we love having yoofs around, even when they beat us! Just stop worrying about the RYA, find a boat you love sailing and get out and do it!

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hay i sail a proper class and there are people that would help me all they could but know one o know has a doble staker traler i did not start this so dont go on at me and my class
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Originally posted by 5420

jamie i would like to see you get a boat on a train or coach i know i would be imprest at that

other wise how else dose a under 17 get him and his to an open

If you are going to stick with a singlehander when you havn't got a car then you'll have to stick with local events or wherever your parents will take you. Unless you can find some kind soul with a double stack. One of many reasons why I sold my Laser.

I on the other hand have been to many sailing clubs all over Britain by train, bus, coach and on foot (once, all in one trip.) and some parts of Europe without the bother of persuading my parents.   And had fun almost every day.

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Not having a go - there's always a solution if you look hard enough. If you like the class you're in, stick with it!
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i dont need one as my perunts take me to all the events i want but i was just coming from the pont of veiw of people that dont have perunts that are not as supertiv as mine

mine are grate they are taking me to all the opens this year and the nats which are 4 days long i do not think you can gat much better than that

 

and they may take me to garda this year is the vareos go only if we can get enof boats

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Originally posted by 5420

i dont need one as my perunts take me to all the events i want but i was just coming from the pont of veiw of people that dont have perunts that are not as supertiv as mine

mine are grate they are taking me to all the opens this year and the nats which are 4 days long i do not think you can gat much better than that

 

and they may take me to garda this year is the vareos go only if we can get enof boats

Do your parents already sail? If not They are giving you a whole lot more active help in getting sailing than mine did. I got a lift the 3 miles to the club most weeks so long as I tried to get a lift back. But to do any sailing further a-field than that I had to get myself there by means fair or foul. To be honest this was the reason I gave up on squads fairly quickly. My parents were not unwilling but not keen to do towing and travelling all over the place. I found I could be more independant and have more fun with my sailing If I sailed with people in doublehanders.

Ok they did get a but twitchy when I said I wanted to go to A europeans in Como with 3 people they had never met before instead of doing my 6th form work experience, but they let me.

 

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Originally posted by Jamie

 One of many reasons why I sold my Laser.



Jamie,

I really cannot see you sailing a Laser.......sorry!


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Oh it did happen, but before I got indoctrinated into the wonderful world of crewing.
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