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    Posted: 14 Oct 11 at 6:12pm
Hi All,
Don't forget the Weston Cat open on the 29th+30th of October including the Nacra Nationals, 20ft+ Championship, Tornado TT, Shadow TT and Spitfire event. ALL cats welcome with loads of prizes and "apres sail" 2nd to none! (the bar has been drunk dry the last 2 years!).

NOR http://www.weston.org.uk/pdfs/2011/events/NOR%20Cat%20Open.pdf

Please phone 07900 443538 or 07742607913 for more info


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Nacraman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Oct 11 at 6:31pm
Come on you Dart 18's, Dart 16's, Sprint 15's, Shearwaters, Unicorns, F16's, Hobies (all types), A classes and Catapults and have some fun....
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Of course most of the F18 fleet will be there and all Hurricanes are more than welcome (who aren't attending there own open!!).....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote nacra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Oct 11 at 11:55pm
Looks like  a good forcast for this weekend, lots of boats already at weston for the open.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ASok Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Oct 11 at 2:22pm
Just realised that this event is 60!!! Blimey thats gone up since last year. Whats different about this event?
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Hi,
 
Can't let you stand alone on that Asok... I have  reservations over attending due to the entry fee.
 
I am sure i shall end up going but feel that's the problem... that's what they're banking on.
 
Why does the double hander cost twice as much?  Must be some hell of a meal - Grafham was 28 + 9 for a meal on the Saturday but at least we had the option of not having the meal. 
 
Am i paying more because locals recieve a discount?
 
It's not like i dont mind spending money... i sail!
 
See you all there, no doubt!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote shadeux Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Oct 11 at 9:07am
Bringing it forward a week hasn't helped either. I know of 3 Shadows that can't make it now that would have been there the following weekend :-(
 
Still, good luck.
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The reason it was moved forward as I understand from the club was to accomodate the larger anticipated numbers. I was feared that over the 5/6 Nov that there wouldnt be enough water if the wind came from an awkward weston direction
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Post Options Post Options   Quote nacra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Oct 11 at 10:46pm
Thanks to all who came to the GP Sails/SUMMIT WATERSPORTS weston cat open, another superb weekend with 45 boats,excellent racing/social, visitors from holland, faultless race organisation.

Your all welcome back next year, Grant
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Local Produce Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 11 at 7:58pm
Just a further couple of points. 

I enjoyed the racing, I enjoyed the weekend as a whole. The race officer did a much better job than the one who officiated the regatta at the start of the year as that was a real disappointment.

 I feel that the price was a real stumbling block. It was not very obvious where the 60 entry fee gets swallowed up. 

1) The food

While it is nice having a communal meal with the rest of the sailors, it would also be nice to have an option to opt out. The club was put to shame by the spread put on by Grafham the week before, with different food options and to a much higher quality. The cost for the food at Grafham was 9. A bargain. I would be disappointed if the Weston food cost more than 5 budgeted/ head. I remember that they used to order takeaway but this has also disappeared.

The racing was finished before 3pm on both days and people who have a way to travel are effectively sacrificing their evening if they want to come back. There is nothing to do on a drizzly day in the vicinity in the hours between coming ashore and the food so many will simply do their own thing.

2) The Prizes
While there were a multitude of prizes of offer and they were very nice, I think if you had asked people when the weekend started if they would rather a reduction on entry fee than some hair gel you would have seen overwhelming support for even a 10 reduction. At the end of the day people are at the event for the sailing, not to be dazzled.

Many of the prizes were obviously from sponsors such as yourself, and while I understand that this is necessary for an event such as this, if you compare with classes such as the moths then their ideas are much more sailor oriented. They have a sponsor who undercuts the entry fee of the event, along with numerous others who add to the experience.

3) I understand that there are obviously costs relating to the hire of the additional field and safety boat support etc, but my concern is that this event will slowly go the way of the round the island event, with dwindling interest before finally fizzling out.

Please could you canvas the opinion of some of the sailors before next years event. We all know that in current times people are having to make sacrifices, lets not make Weston become one of them.

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