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    Posted: 01 Mar 08 at 9:19pm
Skiff/foiling fatigue set in early.
505 look great. N12 looked great.
Streakers trying hard - it might happen.
Solos all over the place - did they have the most boats of any class?
Speckled hen from the barrel - top marks!
Hartley's Wayfarer looked - err - good.
Peter Vincent good as always.
Everyone - if you have a kite it looks better firm rather than limp.
The Squib no D12 in sight - must have been the only one in that room.
I14's getting uglier.
The Alto - why?
Those sit in boats near the bar - what all that about then? Weird.
Most string - FF vs Merlin.
The demographic of attendees seems to be maturing.
No big WOW (last was the gorgeous wooden phantom of (2?) years ago.



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N12 Did look good

Graduate new mainsail - interesting as they will be sailing it off the same PY

New BLAZE Gorgeous..... But I am biased...

New Streakers look very nice shame they were hidden away in the other hall

And where did all those Solo's come from - I've never seen so many in the same place before.

 

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What was wrong with the 14s, was matt critchleys new 14 on the stand?
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The 14's all looked really nice in my opinion. Saw loads of foumites at the show, Guest#260, noyce, hoppy and many others. Including ratface and villian. "Ben Ainslie get of my oppie" You should have told him noyce


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I'm too lardy for this one but it did look very nice. Met loads of people whilst at the show, very social, and didn't spend at much as normal !

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Yeah the Blaze did looked sorted.  
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The show never seems as exciting after you've been to a few... so enjoy your first few folks! I've been to so many and stood on a stand so often I can't be bothered to go. Spent today a) working, b) IC bimbling and c) helping put in a new mains supply to the club and can't say I miss doing the show...



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Mar 08 at 7:15am

Originally posted by JimC

The show never seems as exciting after you've been to a few... so enjoy your first few folks! I've been to so many and stood on a stand so often I can't be bothered to go. Spent today a) working, b) IC bimbling and c) helping put in a new mains supply to the club and can't say I miss doing the show...

you should go ... help you keep up with the times

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Contender443 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Mar 08 at 7:31am

OK thanks for the tips. We have just got the family up, done Mother's day (breakfast and pressies in bed for BNS) and are getting ready to go to the show.

I see no mention of the Contenders  by anyone else...

I went to Stokes Bay yesterday to collect and another Contender (long story!!).

As there was a Laser Q event on it was crawling with Laser squadies - I never reaslised how small Laser sailors are getting. Maybe I have spent too long in the Contender fleet.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ptcruiser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Mar 08 at 9:18am

I thought the show was great!  Earls Court could learn a lot.

Met Ben Ainsley and Paul Goodison and got a couple of Autographs

Chatted to Geoff Holt - what a great man

Met up with the guys at Hartley Laminates - great stand and a really friendly bunch of blokes.  New Wanderer is a great family boat.

My daughter loved the bug (well...it is better looking than the Optimist)

I loved the look of the sunfish and the Finn

Loads of great stalls in which to part me with my cash 

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