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Offline The Q

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Re: Sailing
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2018, 06:24:30 pm »
I forgot to do regatta week reports, it went very well.  The only rescues I had to do were non competitors in canoes or rowing boats.

Since then, each week end I've been rebuilding my sailing boat.  It's been glued back together,  filled  and sanded.  It's almost ready for top coat,  but that will wait until the rest is done. 
This weekend I'm rebuilding the rudder case,  and starting work on the tabernacle.  I was given a kestrel dinghy mast which is the right size for the boat,  except the tabernacle on the boat is to big,  and needs adapting.

The kestrel  mast has lead to me eBay bidding for and getting some old kestrel sails , they arrived today, they are marked but physically  in good condition.  They will do while  I do the "sea trials" I'll probably have to modify the jib anyway.

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Re: Sailing
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2018, 07:37:02 pm »
Reading your updates makes me really homesich as we spent many happy years on the Broads whilst living in Stalham.

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Re: Sailing
« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2018, 01:57:53 pm »
Just to make Caz even more homesick, the BBC have allowed Horning Sailing club to use a video they took of HSC and the beautiful surroundings.. it's on our front page here...

https://horning-sailing.club/index.php

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Re: Sailing
« Reply #33 on: October 31, 2018, 07:38:26 pm »
We started the winter season a couple of weeks ago with the Tri Icicle race, not that there were any Icicles seen in the unusually warm Weather.
 This link is to pictures of the race, 51 boats Started but sadly only 19 finished due to the wind dying later. Hopefully the link will show us in Yeoman 103   in the lead of our class at the time..
https://www.flickr.com/photos/142289026@N02/31645497008/in/album-72157702575756934/

Note the pictures are in reverse order so the start of the race is the last picture in the file.
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Re: Sailing
« Reply #34 on: November 02, 2018, 09:32:31 am »
There is a race on the Norfolk Broads, called the "3 Rivers Race", in which I've competed about 20 times.
 It's held the First weekend in June each year (1st, 2nd June 2019). You have around 50 miles to sail, 3 three bridges to go under (twice!!!), meaning lowering your mast and you have 24 hours to do it.
The Record is about 8 hours but last year only a dozen or so boats finished.. Normally most finish, of the 100+ competitors.
It's open to 2 person or more  boats from 14ft to 40ft, so Enterprises up to large broads cruisers.

It's classed as the 3rd toughest mass participation event in the UK, and the toughest inland sailing race in Europe. The challenge is against the course, beating anyone is secondary..
Around the course are a dozen guardships(large motorboats) each with first aid kits, rescue boats, radio to the base and qualified crew. This days I run one of these on Hickling Broad.

Anyway should any of you be mad enough to think of entering for the 59th running of the race, now we have a web page details of the race, entry forms, etc are here

http://www.3rr.uk/

Additional information on the race at these sites..

https://horning-sailing.club/

http://www.threeriversrace.org.uk/index.php5?title=Main_Page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/306353193114566/


a good video of the race https://youtu.be/mnWHWgAnXGI



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Re: Sailing
« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2018, 06:00:24 am »
Today sailing is delayed as I have the honour to lower the flags at 11:00 11/11/2018 at the sailing club, as we do every year.

https://youtu.be/bhvdiHgMs9A

 

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