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Hitch up to the bandwagon

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Topic: Hitch up to the bandwagon
Posted By: L192444
Subject: Hitch up to the bandwagon
Date Posted: 10 Aug 12 at 3:08pm
It's started ...
 
Classes trying to get a bit of PR by claiming the sailors as their own ...
 
http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/165129/GP14-sailor-inspired-by-the-Olympics - http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/165129/GP14-sailor-inspired-by-the-Olympics
http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/165162/Merlin-Rocket-class-send-congratulations - http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/165162/Merlin-Rocket-class-send-congratulations
 
Seems the GPs and Merlins are scrabbling over the same chap ...
 
Lets face it, people at this level have no doubt been through many classes ... they are sailors, they are not the produce of any one class.



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Posted By: pondmonkey
Date Posted: 10 Aug 12 at 3:20pm
+1  


Posted By: L192444
Date Posted: 10 Aug 12 at 4:26pm
Originally posted by pondmonkey

+1  
"He is one of the many Olympians the Merlin class has produced"
 
Forget the TeamGB machine ... it's all down to the Merlin Class; producing Olympic winners.Confused


Posted By: alstorer
Date Posted: 10 Aug 12 at 4:36pm
Bithell does sail (rather than "has sailed" those classes.

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Posted By: patj
Date Posted: 20 Aug 12 at 8:22pm
......And Stu Bithell has now entered the Merlin Rocket Nationals at Lyme Regis next week!


Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 20 Aug 12 at 9:15pm
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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Posted By: blueboy
Date Posted: 21 Aug 12 at 4:10pm
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?


Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 21 Aug 12 at 4:47pm
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...


Posted By: blueboy
Date Posted: 21 Aug 12 at 7:07pm
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.


Posted By: pondmonkey
Date Posted: 21 Aug 12 at 7:39pm
Originally posted by JimC

Its the hype that's rather entertaining.


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


Posted By: SoggyBadger
Date Posted: 21 Aug 12 at 7:56pm
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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Posted By: Rupert
Date Posted: 21 Aug 12 at 9:30pm
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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Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Minisail 3446 Mirror 70686


Posted By: timeintheboat
Date 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.


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Like some other things - sailing is more enjoyable when you do it with someone else


Posted By: SoggyBadger
Date 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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Best wishes from deep in the woods

SB




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