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Originally posted by CT249

My club never gets more than 10 boats but we have a higher level of sailing than any of the clubs mentioned - our lake is 1175 metres above sea level.
Sorry, I'll get my coat.

Is there enough air to blow the sails at that height?!
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Originally posted by CT249

My club never gets more than 10 boats but we have a higher level of sailing than any of the clubs mentioned - our lake is 1175 metres above sea level.

Sorry, I'll get my coat.



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Originally posted by H2



The FB feed for Chew Valley near Bristol suggests that they have large fleets show up for club races (did I dream that they said they get near 100 boats out)?



Yes, Chew had 100ish boats on a couple of Wednesday evenings last year. We’ve had 98 entries in total so far this Weds evening series, but not all on the same week.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote H2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 May 19 at 12:23pm
Originally posted by Oli

Originally posted by H2

Another way to look at this is to consider how many local boats race in the large events that visit these Premier Clubs. Draycote Dash, Grafham GP, Bloody Mary, Steve Nicks, probably others...always surprises me how few local boats enter and race which makes me wonder if they can't be arsed to show up for a 100+ boat event then do they show up for a club race?!?

a hundred boat event might eat up some members with volunteering, wouldnt use that as a good measure.

As someone who goes to many of these events I can assure you that the volunteers are many and brilliant but they are not in the main keen racers based on the chats I have had with them. They like helping out at the big events and the energy of it all.
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Was it you H2 at POSH? That was a well run event fair play to Paignton for running that one.
Good turnout this year.

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Was it you H2 at POSH? That was a well run event fair play to Paignton for running that one.
Good turnout this year.


Yup was me. Enjoyed POSH this year, well run but would have loved some more breeze!
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Originally posted by mozzy

 
What about Frensham pond? Aren't both Roger Gilbert and Nick Craig members? I reckon they have a pretty high championship win per km2 ratio!

Nick sails at Burghfield now - some Sundays and most Wednesdays.
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H2 mine was the Blue Phantom, so yes more breeze would have suited me as well.
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Originally posted by mozzy

Originally posted by CT249

My club never gets more than 10 boats but we have a higher level of sailing than any of the clubs mentioned - our lake is 1175 metres above sea level.
Raced on silvaplana once, near St Moritz. 1,800m. Was high enough to feel the altitude after a hoist.

Where on earth do you sail?

A reservoir near the university town of Armidale, New South Wales, although we also have a yacht down the coast. It's spectacularly fluky at times but the altitude means that the gradient breezes can be reasonably fresh. 

We've only been here 18 months and it's very different from Sydney's sailing scene, but the club has one member who has won nationals in several classes and another who has won worlds in two classes and an Olympic medal in a third, so the standard of sailing at the front isn't too bad.

Silvaplana sounds like fun. I once sailed (or drifted) on a windsurfer around the tiny glacier-fed lakes at the top of Gavia Pass in the Alps, 2600m ASL. I'd ridden the bike up there and the idea of falling in and then riding back down the 19km 8% descent in wet cycling knicks was terrifying!   :-)




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