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So, bringing it back round, the Olympics should be run using the it available at pay and play places, so you can go and hire the boat that your hero won gold in. After all, you can run on a running track the same as Bolt's and wear the same (maybe smaller) shoes, even if it takes you 60 seconds, not 10, to do the distance.

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Originally posted by Rupert

Originally posted by turnturtle

Rupert - you appear to use the word custodian when (grass roots) minion would be more appropriate 😂


Enthusiastic sailors, whether employed by the RYA or volunteering/working to improve people's skills and fun at club level ARE sailing's custodians.

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Originally posted by Rupert

So, bringing it back round, the Olympics should be run using the it available at pay and play places, so you can go and hire the boat that your hero won gold in. After all, you can run on a running track the same as Bolt's and wear the same (maybe smaller) shoes, even if it takes you 60 seconds, not 10, to do the distance.

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No one's talking about it going that far, are they? Olympic rowing and cycling, for example, use the kit weekend amateur competitors use, not Boris Bikes and the hire boats from Battersea Park Boating Lake.

On the other hand, given the decline in participation during the period when "exteme sailing" has been promoted, maybe it could be said that a rotomoulded Olympics could hardly be worse for the sport. After all, when dinghy sailing was in its boomtime even the Olympic boats were designed as dual purpose cruiser/racers suitable for overnight camping on European lakes.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote turnturtle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 May 18 at 5:46am
It is interesting though Rupert - the sailing events which offer the lowest cost of equipment and are also the ones with event supplied equipment: Laser, Radial and RS:X.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 May 18 at 8:30am
The doom bringers amongst us are predicting there won't be any, or at least many, weekend warriors soon, so rotomoulded will best represent the sport as it stands once the baby boomers have joined PGYC.

From a personal point of view, I'm seeing families joining the club and the kids learning to sail. Of the hundreds I've seen coming through Juniors whilst my kids have been growing up, I've seen many going on the university team racing success, becoming instructors, crewing yachts, racing fast trapeze boats, pottering in small boats, making careers out of water sport. Also seen many fall by the wayside as other things become more important in life, which is fair enough.

I also see middle aged and newly retired people either coming back to sailing after decades, or taking it up for the first time.

Many in both of these groups see it as a lifestyle choice where the actual sailing and racing is only part of it. The group activity, whether it is joining the club committee, helping out with safety cover or volunteering to help with Sailability is just as important.

These aren't people who have lived with sailing all their lives, but they have brought new enthusiasm and ideas to club sailing.

Will there be fewer of these people coming to the sport in future, as pensions pinch for the generation currently in their 40s and 50s? Probably, just as there may well be for the National Trust and Ramblers.

Should we all give up because of that? I think we just need to accept there will not only be some shrinkage for reasons beyond our control, but that clubs will change over time, and in fact have, but not necessarily for the worse, as new sailors get what they want to out of the sport.

This may include a larger role for leasing of boats, but I can't currently see it as an economic model for clubs, centres or builders.
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Have a look at this.

Way to go for Olympic Sailing?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NGieU_BrNw

Let's create some heroes!!


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"World Sailing are seeking tenders for equipment to be selected for the Men and Women One Person Dinghy Events, starting at the 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition... 
World 
Sailing’s Board of Directors will make a recommendation to the Council on whether to 
retain, evolve or select new equipment"

http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/EQReEvaluationInvitationToTenderFINALPublished-%5B24054%5D.pdf : tendering for one person male and female boats (currently laser and radial). 

For some reason I thought the equipment review would be keeping the laser, but looking in LP and their monopoly and maybe forcing open more licence manufacturers with a new spar / sail design...

But it seems the tender process is open for full boats too. 

Aero? Devoti? WAZP? 

We'll find out the shortlisted tenders on the 13th July. If they decide to evolve or select new equipment trials will be before September 2019. 
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