Worlds – News from the Safety Briefing & Aussies Go For Cranes…!!

safety briefingSafety briefing today at 6.30 that all crews attended. Safety is paramount following the sinking of a ferry a year ago today. All boats released at 8.30 for nationals and worlds. Tomorrow’s practice race we will be released at 10.30.

One thing to note that all the ozzies have to be craned in and the brits all go in via the slipway! (what’s that all about!!)

Breeze tomorrow is as for today – 10-12 knots. There seems to be 10-20 degree wind shifts due to wind sheer as the water temp is same as air temp at 27-29 degrees 🙂

More data/reports to follow tomorrow…

Helen 🙂

GBR 3539

Thought About Accommodation for Weymouth….???

If you haven’t thought about accommodation yet for Weymouth, this just came in. Sounds ideal frankly!!!  There are still places available !!!

I see that there is a week-long Flying 15 event at WPNSA this summer and we would like to offer our holiday home for rental as it is within easy walking distance of the venue.

We have a 4* rated (Visit) Enjoy England Victorian holiday home.  The house sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (double, twin and adult-sized bunks), is extremely comfortable and well equipped with free WIFI, outdoor tap for washing gear, garden for drying and plenty of inside space for drying too.

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Vive La France …..!!

It’s only December, and I’ve already met one team wanting to go to the French Championships in Dinard in 2013 (May 18/20).  It’ll be popular – I’ve never heard a single adverse comment about the fun people have had there.

I also hear that the French Fleet hope to have 7 teams at our Nationals in Weymouth – blimey!!  How terrific will that be?!?!

Ireland – a Hong Kong Alternative….?!?!

There might be lots of reasons that you can’t get to Hong Kong for the Worlds this year…. Time, money, shipping the boat… or didn’t/couldn’t qualify.  So could there be an alternative project this year??

Have you considered the Irish Championships??  It’s a pretty good idea – and with the best balanced people on earth !!!   Take a look at this research from Tom Waples

BIFFA HQ Goes Racing at the Scottish….!!

Can’t get twitter on this phone, sorry it’s too old…. here is a report!!

6 am start –  Dawn over shap very picturesque, Goacher is 30 mins behind on the road –  is this a good omen for the w/e?!?!  Or is that going to be the only time he is behind me this w/e!?!

Very clear skies don’t bode well for wind anyhow the club’s great and a warm welcome awaits; met up with another fifteen crew at Hamilton for the usual breakfast stop.  More later your roving sec and reporter


The Belgian Nationals were Really Very Good……..

The Belgian Nationals was one of the Friendliest Open meetings of 2011, right up there with the French at Dinard! The race management was excellent, eight races in two days with little hanging around in between and good courses. Chimay Bleu and Chimay Cheese for Prizes and two excellent dinners arranged by Veronique and the team. What could be better?  The fleet are a good mix of Classic, Silver and Gold boats and the event attracts visitors from Britain and France. I hope to see as many visitors there as possible for 2012 to support the growing Belgian fleet.

Andrew Murphy