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The location of the event and the class sailed is of no importance, its purely a chance to pit the best teams from all the classes against each other in the same type of boat.

You could sail it at South Cerney in Cadets if you liked it would still be an interesting event and would be of interest to most of us.

Its a real shame that the host club hasnt sent out more details, could it be that DSM have requested exclusive rights to reporting it ?

Hopefully we'll get more info next week.

Next time Burnham on Crouch, send out a preview ahead of the event.

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Or it may, just may ... be something to do with the name ...

Who do you think, by title alone, buys each respective magazine.

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DINGHY Sailing Magazine
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YACHTS and YACHTing

May be they are aiming at a specific target audience? (Or maybe its obvious which is the better magazine (No bias here ... Never ... ) )
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Hmmm location and the boat does make a difference!

It is a long way from Weymouth to the Endeavour and having raced a 49er I was not that keen to sail the Omega.

Both myself and Nick Thomps have decided to give it a miss this year...

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But John, didn't you sail a Byte? win the Worlds? Is it now in Omega's? though it was Zennon's?

Having been lucky enough to invited on four occasions I have to say it is a fantastic event, a lot of fun and the probably the most competitive sailing you are ever likly to do.

It may be a long way, from Weymouth, but it is a lot further from Newcastle!

I have only once not attended after being invited, I thought the birth of my daughter was a good enough excuse, I did send a mail to the organiser explaining this so the class would get invited again. 

I will try my best to get invited back next year!

 

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Yep I won the Byte Worlds but my invite came through the Laser class (for winning the Radial Nationals). I spoke to Mark Powell who won the Lasers and went last year and he did not rate it but the final decision was really made on cost.

You are quite right it is a longer drive from Newcastle than it is for Weymouth but it is nice for me to have a weekend off sailing/coaching and socialise with mates instead!

I must admit I have still never been and I'll do my best to get invited back next year!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote laser4000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Oct 08 at 2:33pm
Originally posted by Chew my RS

No Steve Tylecote to defend his crown?  Looks quite a strong lineup though. 

1Craig

2Gilbert

3Camm

4Burridge

5Sten



Steve didn't compete in this years Firefly nationals and IIRC he didn't compete in any other nationals - you need to win the nats in order to get invitied even if otherwise you would be 'defending champ' Paul Kameen won the freddies sailing with his new wife in a boat they bought for 50 (and did up!)

I don't agree with that top5 - you've got to fancy barton/allen to make it into the top 5. Actually I'd probably put him on the podium place alongside craig/gilbert.

Good luck to everyone..
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Post Options Post Options   Quote andyrj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Oct 08 at 4:01pm

no Steve TC.

Didn't you notice that he is crewing for Paul Kameen who did win the Firefly's this year.

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If you get the chance to go grab it ... it is an excellent event.

Top quality competition and good social as well.

Of course the Xenon was quite different to a Musto Skiff but adaptation is all part of the challenge. There was some bloke up the front of the boat running around

The boats are more similar for some but then you'll never level off the playing field completly.

I have done it twice and viewed it as an honour. Miss it & miss out ...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Oct 08 at 6:40pm

I guess the results will be here in due course

http://royalcorinthian.co.uk/result.php?race=2008-12-1-0

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Post Options Post Options   Quote MRJP BUZZ 585 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Oct 08 at 7:01pm
Pete Bartons crew has now changed to the the 800 nats winning crew, so he is still up there with a strong team
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