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    Posted: 03 Mar 06 at 11:44am

Originally posted by jeffers

Come on Luke...are you chicken? (I am!)

yer i vote chicken aswell   especialy if they are like the guys we have at our club one is very harazontaly excelled and is also the oldest chav sailor even.  nicknamed by us at "fat chav"

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The phantom is the best insignia and on the other side of the coin you ahve things like the finn, solo and even the albacore insignia that have clearly had no thought put into them at all.
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The fleet at Hunts range from 1 lad who is very similar in height and build to me (but is a very very good sailor) to 1 guy who is 6ft 5 and around 18/19 st.....

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Yeah me to. I used to sail a phantom and some of the guys in the class wouldnt pass as skinny.
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Originally posted by carshalton fc

personal i like the phantoms sail thingy.   very grovy.  they need to make it a bit fatter then it would suit the class


Dare you to go to the class stand and tell them that........
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personal i like the phantoms sail thingy.   very grovy.  they need to make it a bit fatter then it would suit the class
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Originally posted by neilw

Nope - it originates from the burgee of the founding club (Dovey Sailing club) and represents the legendary bells of Aberdovey.


Fair enough. Must have been synchronicity for Bell then. I wonder if that encouraged them to sell the things?

Its interesting how stories get about. There was a long standing rumour about the Cherub getting its name because the first owners' wife said "I don't know what class it is, but its a little cherub to sail". Nice story, but when I researched the history I found that
  1. The first Cherub was a high profile member of the Pennant Class and won in that class in its first season
  2. The crew in that season was the designer John Spencer, not the owner's wife
  3. The individual boat was called Cherub from the start of the build process

So the story was 100% myth!

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Fireball has to be the best.

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I have to say Neil is right.  Sorry Jim.

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