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    Posted: 18 Jun 19 at 9:34am
At Blithfield SC we have a radio sailing group. We use Df65 Dragonforce 30,000 plus sold and under £250 on the water.We dont get in the way of any sailing as we can launch and then race away from the launching area. Our own race marks with plastic bottles and a raid of the old rope store. £15 got us a countdown speaker with very nice Australian lady doing the cal ling. At present it is just sailing members involved, but we have a low cost "house,social" membership so non sailors can join and Rc race.
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Fab100,
I would add, sailors get extra points if you can get them with a gybe, whack the boom over
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I'm in favour of SUPs at dinghy clubs, but they have to be non-voting and there solely to act as skittles for passing sailors to knock into the water for bonus race-points. And the SUPers are prohibited from defending themselves in any way. It might even make sailing a spectator sport.
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Thanks all for the comments. I have only found a couple of clubs that offer special reduced membership for SUPs. The vast majority seem to lump SUP/Canoe/Kayak use into the same category as windsurfers and require full membership. (Graeme makes a good point about the downside of that.) The exception is Radio Controlled Yachting: where is it available it is usually a special category.
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I am a member of a sailing club and would prefer other activities to be a park for kids and picnic area, tv lounge for bad weather, that's it really.
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Could it be because open water swimmers and skiffs don't mix, especially in F6  Wink
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Originally posted by H2

I know a club that has focused on some activities that would appeal to non-sailing family members that run around peak racing time (ie Sunday morning) so that it is easier for people with families to come to the club together and everyone gets to do something. The club figures this will make it easier for people to justify continuing to race regularly and it reckons people will stick around for lunch which will offset the costs of offering pilates and other classes. I am watching with interest!

This is so obvious itís a mystery why Ďother activitiesí always seem to take place at different times to the sailing.  It widens the people organising activities in the first place, which is a key issue and enables more participants both on and off the water in theory - interested to know how this goes
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West Oxfordshire Sailing Club has open water swimmers. A great success, they're a great bunch of people (to me as a member anyway) but we hardly ever see them as they like early starts. We do have a spare lake though! Membership full, with a waiting list  to get on the waiting list
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 May 19 at 5:26pm
This question as been asked before, my answer is still,only people who actively sail can vote.
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