You might be interested to look at the Y&Y League table for National Championship attendance. We’ve obviously had a good year in 2011, but the table as a whole is pretty thought provoking…..
Take a look at it here
It’s a bit like “these you have loved”…. Check out where the classes that you used to sail before the FF are in the table. You have to conclude a lot of our sport is fading away. The Solo is right up there with us too, as is the Contender.
What do people actually want to buy and sail – as opposed to what the marketing hype would have you believe? I think the Contender might be the only trapeze boat ahead of us in the table (I am writing this in early September… so it may change).
Our year by year attendance is pretty up and down to be honest, but the ten year average isn’t so bad.
we moved up the league 11 places from 2010, this is excellent news,
Simon Kneller and I were bobbing around in our beauty boats, yes a Flying Fifteen in Hayling Bay waiting, decided to hold an impromotu meeting.. and guess what? Nationals was high on the agenda, we fouced specfically at keeping entries up, we agreed there needs to be a few initiatives, one being a reduction for helms joining us for the first time under 35 years, we welcome other ideas, another sailing olympic triangles course, we planning to head to Scotland shores were there great on and off the water.