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Topic: More great race reports
Posted By: MerlinMags
Subject: More great race reports
Date Posted: 25 Jun 15 at 10:36am
I have to highlight this report as we were sent an additional document a few days after it was first published.

Scroll down a bit to find "Attack of the Killer Chain Ferry
or Trials and Tribulations of an RS400 Back Marker" by Tony Cliff, which is good to read.

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/183700/RS400-Southern-Championship-at-Parkstone" rel="nofollow - www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/183700/RS400-Southern-Championship-at-Parkstone



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Posted By: gordon1277
Date Posted: 25 Jun 15 at 10:54am
Hi Merlin
Nice touch having a report from someone other that 3rd or 5th as normal.Also a good read and more of us are in that mind when going away than winning.
Gordon

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Posted By: laser47
Date Posted: 30 Jun 15 at 2:25pm
Sounds like they hit one of the enormous barrel jellyfish that are/were off the beach. Actually surprised the didn't make it in to the race reports for the event as they seemed to be the talk of the bar when everyone came in.


Posted By: fab100
Date Posted: 01 Jul 15 at 6:21pm
Originally posted by laser47

Sounds like they hit one of the enormous barrel jellyfish that are/were off the beach. Actually surprised the didn't make it in to the race reports for the event as they seemed to be the talk of the bar when everyone came in.

The jellyfish made it into the 100 report for Parkstone, bless 'em


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Posted By: rogerd
Date Posted: 03 Jul 15 at 4:48pm
http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/183966/Hornets-at-Stone


Posted By: iiiiitick
Date Posted: 06 Jul 15 at 11:06pm
A few years ago we had an RS 300 open at Combs which was great fun on a lovely day. I wrote a race report but the fleet split into two very clear halves. My report featured the leaders as someone very close to me won but a friend who was in the other half of the fleet wrote a report for that race. We put both out together which was a great success and covered all the excitement.


Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 08 Jul 15 at 2:40pm
http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/184072/Minisail-Championship-at-Whitefriars

Well, this is my attempt at a report. The weekend was enormous fun, so pretty good easy to write about, but maybe hard to explain why it was fun, given how few people there were!

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Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Topper 44496, Minisail 3131, Minisail 3446


Posted By: laser47
Date Posted: 15 Jul 15 at 3:44pm
In other news, the 300s have been at it again.

Reports from their Aberdovey Nationals last week are on their Facebook group.


Posted By: iiiiitick
Date Posted: 25 Jul 15 at 9:57am
The trouble is that one slaves away to write a race report and get it to Mark within the week...oh joy! when you see it in digital print....but as is the way in the digital age it quickly scrolls away into oblivion. did anyone see my Byte Nationals report posted yesterday?


Posted By: sargesail
Date Posted: 26 Jul 15 at 7:18am
I did tick - amazing find of that rudder.  My kids enjoyed reading about it.


Posted By: Mark Jardine
Date Posted: 28 Jul 15 at 10:14am
Originally posted by iiiiitick

The trouble is that one slaves away to write a race report and get it to Mark within the week...oh joy! when you see it in digital print....but as is the way in the digital age it quickly scrolls away into oblivion. did anyone see my Byte Nationals report posted yesterday?


For reference, 731 people have read the report so far. Your writing is not in vain! Clap


Posted By: iiiiitick
Date Posted: 28 Jul 15 at 3:37pm
Originally posted by Mark Jardine

Originally posted by iiiiitick

The trouble is that one slaves away to write a race report and get it to Mark within the week...oh joy! when you see it in digital print....but as is the way in the digital age it quickly scrolls away into oblivion. did anyone see my Byte Nationals report posted yesterday?


For reference, 731 people have read the report so far. Your writing is not in vain! Clap

Yes, but 700 of those were me!


Posted By: iiiiitick
Date Posted: 29 Jul 15 at 10:10am
This week I have friends sailing in the Firefly Nationals, as well as other friends competing in the Javelin Europeans. Every day reports are posted on here of the Fireflies and very good they are, but they are tack by tack accounts of the top few boats and there are no daily overall results. My friends are obviously placed somewhere between 6 and 40! Unless they spent the week in the pub of course, I have no idea. I think that these reports are like a local paper, you only buy it to see pictures of your kids in the nativity play.

Not many boats in the Javelins but I get nightly reports by text anyway.


Posted By: Mark Jardine
Date Posted: 29 Jul 15 at 10:19am
Originally posted by iiiiitick

This week I have friends sailing in the Firefly Nationals, as well as other friends competing in the Javelin Europeans. Every day reports are posted on here of the Fireflies and very good they are, but they are tack by tack accounts of the top few boats and there are no daily overall results.


One of the tabs I have open on my browser at the moment is http://www.restronguetsc.org/results/2015/Firefly%20Nationals%202015.htm" rel="nofollow - http://www.restronguetsc.org/results/2015/Firefly%20Nationals%202015.htm which I'm refreshing every so often to see if it's updated with the day 3 results!


Posted By: kneewrecker
Date Posted: 29 Jul 15 at 10:23am
Originally posted by iiiiitick

I think that these reports are like a local paper, you only buy it to see pictures of your kids in the nativity play.

So what's changed in 30 years then?  I only ever bought Y&Y to read the clubs and classes bits of the classes I was interested in.  And to dream big drooling over the classified ads.

I thought everyone read Y&Y back to front?  Thesedays I only click on the reports for classes I'm interested in, or feel peer-pressured into reading through backdoor links off this forum.... your Byte report being a prime example LOL


Posted By: iiiiitick
Date Posted: 29 Jul 15 at 11:31am
Originally posted by Mark Jardine

Originally posted by iiiiitick

This week I have friends sailing in the Firefly Nationals, as well as other friends competing in the Javelin Europeans. Every day reports are posted on here of the Fireflies and very good they are, but they are tack by tack accounts of the top few boats and there are no daily overall results.


One of the tabs I have open on my browser at the moment is http://www.restronguetsc.org/results/2015/Firefly%20Nationals%202015.htm" rel="nofollow - http://www.restronguetsc.org/results/2015/Firefly%20Nationals%202015.htm which I'm refreshing every so often to see if it's updated with the day 3 results!

I never saw that! They were 11th after day one!


Posted By: iiiiitick
Date Posted: 29 Jul 15 at 11:35am
Originally posted by kneewrecker

Originally posted by iiiiitick

I think that these reports are like a local paper, you only buy it to see pictures of your kids in the nativity play.

So what's changed in 30 years then?  I only ever bought Y&Y to read the clubs and classes bits of the classes I was interested in.  And to dream big drooling over the classified ads.

I thought everyone read Y&Y back to front?  Thesedays I only click on the reports for classes I'm interested in, or feel peer-pressured into reading through backdoor links off this forum.... your Byte report being a prime example LOL

instagram.......byte_sailing_uk       More pressure!


Posted By: kneewrecker
Date Posted: 29 Jul 15 at 11:46am
#tagforlikes


Posted By: iiiiitick
Date Posted: 29 Jul 15 at 12:05pm
Originally posted by kneewrecker

#tagforlikes

Not sure I understand that.....are the semi naked women you? I do hope so!

Thank you for following us. x


Posted By: kneewrecker
Date Posted: 29 Jul 15 at 12:19pm
I'm afraid not, and those semi naked women who follow you or like your pictures, are probably the same guy called Roland who works from a bank of linux boxes in the basement of his mom's house in Idaho.  


Posted By: jeffers
Date Posted: 29 Jul 15 at 12:33pm
Originally posted by kneewrecker

I'm afraid not, and those semi naked women who follow you or like your pictures, are probably the same guy called Roland who works from a bank of linux boxes in the basement of his mom's house in Idaho.  

Sounds like the voice of (bitter) experience....


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Paul
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D-Zero GBR188
Ex Rooster 8.1 '11'
Ex Laser 167534
Ex Blaze 655


Posted By: kneewrecker
Date Posted: 29 Jul 15 at 12:46pm
you never heard of Sinbad?  Ask Graeme one day.....


Posted By: Woodburner
Date Posted: 29 Jul 15 at 1:53pm
Sinbad (internet windsurfing troll)is sadly gone, died a few years back, was good value whilst he lasted, and that nutter Oneup or Pueno who was probably him as well.

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http://www.edgeactionsports.co.uk/collections/pads-and-helmets" rel="nofollow - Ridiculously priced bike helmets clearing out


Posted By: iiiiitick
Date Posted: 29 Jul 15 at 4:26pm
I am new to this instagram thing, an instagram virgin you may say. Quite a few teenage girl sailors seem to 'like' our pictures and some of their photographs seem to be of them doing beachy things with their friends. I have been told that I should 'like' or even 'follow' them back, but I have no wish to share a cell with Mr. Glitter or Rolf, so I do not.



Posted By: PeterG
Date Posted: 29 Jul 15 at 5:49pm
I think Rolf and Gary did a little more than "like" a few instagram photos!

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Peter
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Laser 189635
DY 59


Posted By: tgruitt
Date Posted: 31 Jul 15 at 2:06pm
Can people stop using "Snakes and Ladders" in race reports, I'm reading about 2 or 3 a week now with this most irritating phrase in. Many thanks. Disgruntled. 

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Needs to sail more...


Posted By: kneewrecker
Date Posted: 31 Jul 15 at 2:12pm
could be worse.... they could be talking about the apres-sail in terms of Cluedo.... 

... you know Colonel Mustard doing Miss Scarlet in the Drawing Room with a Candlestick.  Very RS200...


Posted By: Roger
Date Posted: 31 Jul 15 at 3:49pm
Originally posted by tgruitt

Can people stop using "Snakes and Ladders" in race reports, I'm reading about 2 or 3 a week now with this most irritating phrase in. Many thanks. Disgruntled. 


I agree.... but also....

I wish they'd stop using "Champagne Sailing" - it means so many different things to so many people and it's repeated use in report after report just shows a lack of imagination......
rant
rant
rant over.


Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 31 Jul 15 at 4:46pm
Mmm, but cliches become cliches because they communicate well with people. Maybe a talented writer can come up with a different phrase, but its a pretty evocative shortcut for variable conditions in which it was easy to gain or lose a lot of ground quickly...

Anyway I'm sure we all have our own stylistic quirks. I'm very prone to starting paragraphs with adverbs, particularly ones starting in a, and most especially anyway. If I'm not careful I'll see half the paragraphs in a report starting with it...


Posted By: tgruitt
Date Posted: 31 Jul 15 at 9:04pm
Originally posted by JimC

variable conditions in which it was easy to gain or lose a lot of ground quickly...


Nicely put, I'd much rather read that than and stupid board game related cliches!

I agree about 'Champagne Sailing' too, I don't even like Champagne!


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Posted By: iiiiitick
Date Posted: 31 Jul 15 at 10:38pm
I would not use 'Champagne sailing' because it is over used but what an evocative phrase it is? Bubbles, spray and sunshine. It's like 'leaden skies', we all know what that means or 'crashing waves'. I think I may try, 'the sails crackled like cooking bacon' or 'the spinnaker billowed like the breasts  of a beautiful woman'.


Posted By: kneewrecker
Date Posted: 01 Aug 15 at 7:55am
It's never 'Stella Artois' sailing is it.... But that would be more appropriate :

Verbal, emotional and sometimes physical abuse of the 'sailing spouse'

Feels good at the time, but hurts in the morning

In those susceptible, it can result in out of character acts of minor cheating and rule infrigement.


Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 01 Aug 15 at 9:01pm
I see one of my colleagues has managed to get both the snakes and the champagne past TPTB...

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/184683/International-Canoe-Europeans-at-Travem%C3%BCnd" rel="nofollow - http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/184683/International-Canoe-Europeans-at-Travem%C3%BCnd

I thought this was a pretty damn good report though...


Posted By: tgruitt
Date Posted: 05 Aug 15 at 11:55am
Reports from the Windward Mark are back, this one is good!

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/184772/Volvo-Noble-Marine-RS200-Nationals-day-3" rel="nofollow - http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/184772/Volvo-Noble-Marine-RS200-Nationals-day-3


Posted By: kneewrecker
Date Posted: 14 Oct 15 at 12:19pm
Originally posted by JimC

Mmm, but cliches become cliches because they communicate well with people.

OK- got a new one for you.... 'inaugural'... I'm sick of that word in article titles and event descriptions.

I fear the only solution is to stop reading reports about new classes that may or may not make it past 3 or 4 of these blessed events.


Posted By: iiiiitick
Date Posted: 14 Oct 15 at 3:18pm
I think that those of us who write reports should give each other tasks, to insert strange words. I have voluntarily managed to use 'flatulence' and 'trombone' recently.


Posted By: iiiiitick
Date Posted: 19 Oct 15 at 7:33pm
My word Mr. Bolland........stereotyping, biting!!!!


Posted By: chrisg
Date Posted: 19 Oct 15 at 11:24pm
http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/186263" rel="nofollow - http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/186263  Clap Excellent as usual from Steve, possibly funnier still from the back of the fleet http://myrs300.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/not-event-report-rs300-inlands.html" rel="nofollow - http://myrs300.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/not-event-report-rs300-inlands.html (I can relate to this one more than the front of fleet reports)...



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