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Post Options Post Options   Quote davidyacht Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Mar 18 at 4:38pm
Forgetting about the weather (any plans we might have had are scuppered by the demise of the railway at Dawlish) it strikes me that a travelling show would stimulate more interest than being locked into the Ally Pally.  On the times that I have worked off various stands, the market has essentially been North London or Essex based, or those exhibiting grabbing 10 minutes to look around.  If the show cycled between Manchester, Birmingham and London it would cover the heartlands of dinghy racing, and could work much better to link clubs with prospective sailors.
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I doubt I will go, getting to the main road from my house was a nonstarter today, less snow but freezing rain then topped up with more snow. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote patj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 18 at 7:48am
We've decided not to go this year as we can't yet get our vehicles out of our hilly lanes and nothing's worth the risks - we're only about 5 miles from the part of the A303 that featured on the telly because people wouldn't heed the warnings and weather forecast and stop in hotels or not travel so ended up stuck for 13 hours or so.
All these reporters out interviewing snow bound drivers never ask "So why were you travelling when the forecast was so bad and advice was to stay put?" - would love to hear the answers. That irresponsibility could also be a reason for insurers not to pay out on vehicle damage.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 18 at 8:19am
Here on the southern M25 it seems to have been thawing for several hours, and the forecast is rain tomorrow.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote turnturtle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 18 at 8:21am
Originally posted by JimC

Here on the southern M25 it seems to have been thawing for several hours, and the forecast is rain tomorrow.


Not dinghy show related, but thanks for posting the update... heading around there Monday morning and I couldn’t believe it wouldn’t have cleared by then!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Daniel Holman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 18 at 9:23am
I went up last night and the M3 and M25 were the smoothest I've ever known. Quiet, nobody driving badly. Just wet. It was very, very sketchy towing through some N London residential streets though - google maps fault.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 18 at 8:30pm
Well it was a bit quiet first thing but by the time I left at 3 the show seemed as busy as normal, I had a record quick journey, no snow, we're in full thaw down here, it's all gone, great, all the hysterical news broadcasts have emptied the roads.

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Damn...for a Sunday lunchtime the Show is busy.......I'd say significantly busier that you'd normally get on the Sunday!
For those interesting in the current and future structure and - hopefully - a brighter future - some of the talks (sadly hidden away in side rooms) have been superbly informative. Many of the topics that have recently featured - the lack of fun, problems inherent in the current Class/Club model and the demographics all featured and - will be featured here again soon.

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Will their be a breakdown of the talks coming through ?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 18 at 4:34pm
Originally posted by 423zero

Will their be a breakdown of the talks coming through ?


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