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    Posted: 22 Aug 12 at 10:16am
Originally posted by timeintheboat


I'm not sure rabble is a word I'd associate with the Merlin class.


As a former Merlin Rocket sailor myself, I'm confident that any current Merlin sailor is sufficiently proficient in written English to correctly interpret the self-deprecating phrase "us rabble" within the context that it was written.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote timeintheboat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 12 at 11:03pm
Originally posted by SoggyBadger

Originally posted by JimC

For a start how many of the Olmpic team are there? One? Not much of a who's who is it...


That depends on whether or not you swallow the BS about the Olympic sailors being the best.

Hats off the Stu. Unlike the rest of the Team GB prima donnas he's prepared to associate with us rabble.

I'm not sure rabble is a word I'd associate with the Merlin class.
Like some other things - sailing is more enjoyable when you do it with someone else
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A Nationals is about far more than sailing - I bet the Olympic sailors would be terrible at the drinking, being so out of practice, and probably not too good at sleeping under boat covers, having forgotten at 2.00am where they are staying. All good Nationals skills...
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Originally posted by JimC

For a start how many of the Olmpic team are there? One? Not much of a who's who is it...


That depends on whether or not you swallow the BS about the Olympic sailors being the best.

Hats off the Stu. Unlike the rest of the Team GB prima donnas he's prepared to associate with us rabble.
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Originally posted by JimC

Its the hype that's rather entertaining.


Yep, that's what I thought the OP was offering a smirk at.
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Originally posted by JimC

Like the Merlin's claiming the turnout is a who's who of dinghy sailors.


Where exactly are they claiming that? Not in the piece quoted by the OP.
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Its the hype that's rather entertaining. Like the Merlin's claiming the turnout is a who's who of dinghy sailors. Arrant nonsense of course. For a start how many of the Olmpic team are there? One? Not much of a who's who is it...
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Originally posted by L192444

Seems the GPs and Merlins are scrabbling over the same chap ...
 

Oh for heaven's sake. This upsets you because? What's exactly wrong with people identifying someone as a past or present member of their community?
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For once the claims would appear true! Pretty down to earth, really, and just enjoys sailing dinghies, from all I've heard. 
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......And Stu Bithell has now entered the Merlin Rocket Nationals at Lyme Regis next week!
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