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    Posted: 10 Feb 08 at 5:23pm
how long would you give it for the wind to fill in???

i was at alton water today, race starts at 11am, but at 10 am theres no wind, so they abandoned it there and then no postponement, just threw the towel in!, i was a little unhappy as i had travelled for over an hour to get there

i would of given it till at least 11am before calling it off,

by then the wind had started to fill in nicely, so i sailed at my home club and had a cracking sail.
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Have to say, that is harsh.

I'm sure the Alton boys may be along soon, its not as though today it was freezing cold and snowing, far from it.

If its your "home club" then I think it would be worth writing into the Racing Committee cos as you say, not everyone lives round the corner.

Argue your case, so it doesnt happen again.

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I would not abondon before 11am. If you do abondon at 10am then sods law says there will be a nice wind at 11am!

We have been known to abondon at 10am at our club but then it has been blowing force 6, with a big surf on a rising tide. It would then be impossible to lauch safely. 

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Yes, I was down at Alton today... 1 of 3 who went out!

I went out about 12.30 in the 600 and was tapeezing upwind! Even though at times I was 'drifting' about it was a really nice day, even braved into the thin wetsuit and no rash vests and I was still sweating buckets!

Everyone who did'nt sail missed out it was great from 1.00 onward to 3.30ish.

 

Overall was a good sail and plenty on bimbling, but shame about the race even a short 1/2hour race would of made it worthwile for many.

Mark.

 

 



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IMHO when people turn up for cub racing they want a race. There is rarely *no* wind. Inland with no tide - give it a go.

If it ends up being a crap course - well a race is better than no race.

It does help if the race marks can be moved in to make the course smaller - if the wind gets up - send em around again.
Like some other things - sailing is more enjoyable when you do it with someone else
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MRJP BUZZ 585 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 08 at 6:34pm
That is rather early, at chew today we were supposed to race at 11 but we waited and it paid off as we got two races in at half past one.
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I'd reckon for Sunday racing due at 11am, really should leave it till at least 12 before properly canning it.

Didn't go out ourselves today, we did work on the boat instead (hopefully now I won't slide off the foredeck). The Solo and the 300 sailors were claiming that the wind filled in and it was actually fun. We didn't believe them.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GBR884 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 08 at 6:56pm

i know it was rubbish because i really wanted to race.

they normally postpone the race for a while first which is what we thought they had done (until we asked someone that actually knew what the flags meant!! )

at 11 o clock there was abit of breeze and i know i've raced in less so it seemed very strange. Me and chris thought about setting up a race but their didn't seem to be much interest.

i did get to replace my continuous kicker though so it wasn't too bad for me.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Splosh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 08 at 7:09pm
Originally posted by GBR884

i did get to replace my continuous kicker though so it wasn't too bad for me.

Adam

Yes, Little brother done it for you! It was the best splice i've ever done and better than the one on my boat! I'm going to have to redo mine

They normally at alton (as adam said) postpone it and reveiw the situation if the breeze builds. It was very strange, even a normall afternoon race didn't happen which would of been lovely.

 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote ASok Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Feb 08 at 7:52pm

2:30pm kick off in the rugby may not have helped???

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