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Topic: which class to join
Posted By: javelinuk
Subject: which class to join
Date Posted: 07 Aug 13 at 9:42am
if you are considering joining a new class may i bring your attention to the recent invitation to the  javelin europeans 2013, please read and then visit" rel="nofollow - to join in   http://uploads/14296/1369425604_48_FT0_invitation_javelin_europeans_2013.pdf" rel="nofollow - http://uploads/14296/1369425604_48_FT0_invitation_javelin_europeans_2013.pdf

Posted By: JohnW
Date Posted: 07 Aug 13 at 10:34am
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THEY HAVE FREE BEER after each race !!!!!Beer

(I sailed a borrowed Javelin many years ago - lovely boat).


Posted By: javelinuk
Date Posted: 07 Aug 13 at 8:25pm
  cheers     if you ever fancy having another go ,we can provide you with a loan boat

Posted By: Aching Knees
Date Posted: 07 Aug 13 at 9:53pm
It was a great event and a good bunch of sailors .  
I wont forget it for a while.

Posted By: rb_stretch
Date Posted: 08 Aug 13 at 6:30am
Having considered a Javelin in the past, I did found the lack of information on the internet a major obstacle that put me off taking it further. For example I could not find any way of figuring out whether any were for sale. I just looked at the class website again and I still think the class would stand a much better chance if there was more information for potential class sailors.

Posted By: Simon Lovesey
Date Posted: 08 Aug 13 at 8:07am
We have three Javelins entered at SailFest,  so if you are in the Weymouth area over the Bank Holiday Weekend chance to see the class close up.

We also have a growing number of Fireballs competing,  so a bit of a Peter Milne jamboree.

For both racers and spectators/visitors plenty of shoreside activities,  workshops and taster sessions -  free parking and venue access.

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Posted By: javelinuk
Date Posted: 08 Aug 13 at 12:05pm
we are at the present moment looking at updating the web site , and btw boats for sale have always been in short supply however i do know of 3 which  will be coming on soon i will try to keep you posted as and when i hear. gotta go, just in the garage mending mine at the moment ( i mean working of coarse )  

Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 08 Aug 13 at 12:39pm
Saw then sailing at Carsington a while back - they do look great - long and lean.

Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Minisail 3446 Mirror 70686

Posted By: Aching Knees
Date Posted: 08 Aug 13 at 1:59pm
There are some more pics and info here" rel="nofollow -

Posted By: ian.r.mcdonald
Date Posted: 19 Aug 13 at 1:51pm
or you could join the "real deal" on

Posted By: javelinuk
Date Posted: 19 Aug 13 at 10:04pm
nice one ,but i have to say i have previously owned osprey no.28 and then later no.1022 when an osprey was an osprey and not a modern variant. when we say classic one design we mean it .. looking forward to seeing you with your carbon fibre bow sprit .. you know it,s only a matter of time you,ll be able to race along side an rs 400     heres to classic one design classes  have a look at jjboats for the one design classic ...................   no offence intended  

Posted By: ian.r.mcdonald
Date Posted: 20 Aug 13 at 8:17am
valid point- but my Osprey  is a 20 year old wooden version with metal pole and mast - will stay that way and am still winning the odd race at open meetings and fhe second baot at the natilnals was also wood/classic
the boat builders wierd classes seem to be waning and people seeing the sense in buying classic classes like Osprey and Javelin (you have to admit it does look a lot like an Osprey!)
RS400 prices have dropped like a stone

Posted By: Do Different
Date Posted: 21 Aug 13 at 2:47pm
"Originally posted by blaze720

There was absolutely no point in producing yet another lightweight oriented boat that required helms and crews to look at each other and think 'Well just maybe they should diet next season  ... if we are ever to be fully competitive'    ;-)  

From rb_stretch
Amen to that. 

What would be even better would be more boats that can take a heavy helm competitively...  "

The above seen on another string.

Nuff said methinks............, in fact don't we know of two that can take weighty or light, in kind conditions or heavy and on lake or a tideway.  

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