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Offline The Q

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« on: May 15, 2018, 10:52:07 am »
Now my other main Hobby is sailing, So I thought I'd start this thread, so those with a similar affliction can view /take part / advise others of major events they may take part in.

At the moment My summer sail is being rebuilt (by me). However I still carry out duties for our various major events and the next one is..

THE 3 RIVERS RACE

 On Jun 2/3rd This is The Big race of the year. The third toughest mass participation competion event in the UK, and one of the longest inland river sailing races in the world.
 
 The 3 Rivers Race, is almost upon us, entries have closed and the competitors should get their entry packs in the next few days.

First start at Horning Sailing club 11:00 2nd June 2018, about 10 boats in a start at 5 minute intervals last start around 12:30, roughly 100 boats expected to start.

You have 24 hours to complete 54 miles of sailing under 3 bridges twice, meaning you have  take the mast down 4 times, boats from 14 foot to 45ft. (maps on the below websites)

The Record is around 8 hours, the worst year only about a dozen boats finished. My record, about ten hours, and of those races completed, the slowest 23 hours 57 minutes 7 seconds.. (same boat)

There are about a dozen guardships around the Course complete with a rescue boat each, first aid trained personnel, and radio comunication back to base. As each boat goes past a guardship they have to call out their RACE number and the next leg they are going to (  the next leg doesn't apply to my Guardship as we are at one end of the course..)

Yours truly, is based on Hickling Broad at their sailing club on a guardship,  so a long night is expected.

The 3 Rivers Race has finally got  it's own official website http://3rr.uk/, and it's official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/306353193114566/

There is a fans Website http://www.threeriversrace.org.uk/index.php5?title=Main_Page and it's facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/187800327911928/

Webcams and other information

Horning Sailing club https://horning-sailing.club/webcams.php (Note they are in the process of being reset  for the race and a bit intermittant at the moment)
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Re: Sailing
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 08:08:33 pm »
Brings back great memories as I used to live in Stalham and we had our boats moored there, a motor cruiser and a small sailing dingy.  I used to run the Norfolk Broads Arthur Ransome Cootclub website and was a founder member of the Museum of the Broads.  Great part of the UK but the weather made me move to Spain.. :angel:

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Re: Sailing
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 08:07:56 am »
I live out towards the coast from Stalham and drove through it about an hour ago. I've been round the museum many times.
 I've also  been to John Williams yard next door, with his help, and others my motorboat has now been changed to electric drive. 


For those looking on...

http://www.museumofthebroads.org.uk/
http://www.arthur-ransome.org.uk/?page_id=81

 
Death or Glory is now stored carefully at Belaugh, those boats owned by the hunters yard are still around and in use. (That's the boats from the film).

and for any Arthur Ransome fans, Horning staithe just beyond the fake paddle steamer and pub garden
https://horning-sailing.club/webcam.php?camera=club_down

It's a pity we still suffer from hullabaloos...

Another link between us is, in EM I'm attempting to model the MSWJR which had plans gone ahead been a destination from Fairford
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Re: Sailing
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 08:23:44 am »
I am moving my sailing boat from its current home on the River Blackwater in Essex up to the Broads next month.  I have just had her rerigged to help with the dropping of the mast to get through the bridges in Yarmouth and Acle.

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Re: Sailing
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 11:09:31 am »
I am moving my sailing boat from its current home on the River Blackwater in Essex up to the Broads next month.  I have just had her rerigged to help with the dropping of the mast to get through the bridges in Yarmouth and Acle.
If it's permanent have you got a mooring yet?

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Re: Sailing
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 04:23:08 pm »
I am moving my sailing boat from its current home on the River Blackwater in Essex up to the Broads next month.  I have just had her rerigged to help with the dropping of the mast to get through the bridges in Yarmouth and Acle.
If it's permanent have you got a mooring yet?
Yep - Bureside Holiday Park near Thurne.

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Re: Sailing
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2018, 09:26:23 am »
That's a nice spot.. not far from the Thurne Lion  :D

You'll see Horning sailing club sail past occasionally on a Sunday, as we do a down river race about once every 6 weeks. Depending on the tide either to the Thurne lion with a leg down the Bure  river straight then back to the Thurne Lion pub. Or straight on down river to stop before the Acle bridge and Pub.

You are probably booked and paid for for that mooring and you may have facilities we can't offer.


But Horning Sailing clubs membership fees are 77 for a person 120 for a family. (per year)
 We have sailing cruiser and motor boat moorings across the river (three club rowing Dingies are provided but you can have your own). I'm not sure what sailing cruiser fees are but I think they are between half and 3/4 of a motorboat and my 27ft motorboat mooring costs under 700.

 There is a water supply,  on the club Island, a car park, and of course club membership gets you the use of the toilets and showers.

The only additional requirement is you carry out one days duty per year (March to October), rescue boat driver (qualified) / crew unqualified / tea bar. ( A couple can do their duties the same day).
Then of course you may join in the  racing and social functions if you wish

https://horning-sailing.club/sailingprogramme.php
http://s0.geograph.org.uk/photos/82/08/820854_a28fa084.jpg

( There are the occasional races non broads design, sailing cruisers can enter)

If you are up our way and wish to consider it, the club house is open every Sunday from around 09:00 to 17:00. (and many other times) you would be welcome to visit (no mooring on the front on a Sunday / Race day at those times due to racing).

I'm not normally there on a Sunday at the moment as I'm rebuilding my sailing boat, but should you wish to visit while I'm there, just Let me know.

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Re: Sailing
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2018, 10:18:25 am »
Want to avoid something going on tomorrow?

Tomorrow 19th May 2018 is Brundall Boat show, I  10:00 to 17:00, Parking at Brooms Boat yard, free water taxi's between the sites and free entry..

Sadly I have too much else to do.

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Re: Sailing
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2018, 02:06:43 pm »
I've been to the Lion at Thurne a couple of times, but not since it was done up. I'll put that right at the weekend, as I will be camping at Bureside.

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Re: Sailing
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2018, 06:57:09 pm »
Making me quite home sick, miss the Broads immensely but it was the weather that finally got to me, those cold east winds kept giving me bronchitis and pneumonia, now just get sun burnt.   ;)

 

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