Topic : AGM Discussions

Nice to be able to make an AGM for once. I'm sure there may be heated discussion on whether turnout was better or worse at Salcombe than the Champs, but I'm more interested in 2 subjects that were raised:

1) Reissue that MR book - ebay are making a fortune, which we ought to swipe! Does it even need adding to? Could just reprint as it is!

2) Logos on spinnakers. Stuff the sponsors, what about some cool graphics just for fun? See link below.

Posted: 18/07/2005 12:08:57
By: Mags
I have Ocean Wildcat - an impressive tiger on my spinnaker - yep that would be good.

Also have Secret Water so I suppose an old bloke with a bedpan - well maybe not!! Perhaps a sponsor who might be making incontinence pants!!!!!

Posted: 18/07/2005 13:04:08
By: Garry R
If you have read any Arthur Ransome (the only reason I started sailing) you'll know that an eel would be most appropriate for 'Secret Water'.

Posted: 18/07/2005 13:38:04
By: Mags
Am reading Secret Water as bedtime reading at the moment - printed same year as the boat was built - 1947!!


Posted: 18/07/2005 15:05:31
By: Garry R
I seem to recall that a mastodon would also fit the name - and look fantastic on a spinnaker.

Posted: 18/07/2005 15:24:49
By: Bill (3076)
Have a look at the graphics on the kite on  Sailing I think! Pole dancing graphics on kites ,Yeah bring it on big boy.

Posted: 18/07/2005 15:40:23
Think of the weight it would add, okay on an old kite in a blow but not the best way to add boatspeed.

Posted: 18/07/2005 18:53:37
By: Barry Watkin
Like so many things a good idea, but what about the cost £4-700.00 depending upon complexity (So many on this site seem very cost concious) (Frankly I's sooner buy another unadulteterated sail, but each to his own its your money!) The weight is absolutely nothing, I guess one could just buy some indelible felt tips. I've both had the logo done and DIY'd so I do know the cost, and it's not that hard if you can borrow the church hall or have a big sitting room to lay out the spinnaker but it does need to be lower than you think and do it first on tracing paper or something. Simple designs are better. I'd counsel against "Stuffing the sponsors"!

Posted: 19/07/2005 10:32:52
By: Budget Concious
I say "stuff the sponsors" only becuase I am unlikely to get any sponsorship! And also because a funky picture is way more fun than a dull text logo.

Of course, if we're going to investigate this idea fully, we need to consider the adverse affect on the secondhand spinnaker market. Which is so much better now we have made sail numbers optional.

Posted: 19/07/2005 11:49:41
By: Mags
No mags but the class has and does it keeps the entry fees down. I'd hope there were no sponsored or works teams in the MR class that has ruined so many other good classes and is fast ruining the sport as a whole. Sponsorship of event=good of individuals=bad.

Posted: 19/07/2005 14:12:55
By: Budget Concious
Oh goodness, I'm not being rude about event sponsors!

Posted: 19/07/2005 15:47:54
By: Mags
Didn't think so but good ones are like hens teeth and you've got one in Tony Pidgley so....profalactic thought no harm done.

Posted: 19/07/2005 16:13:30
By: Budget Concious
SO if a sponsor came along and offered you  a sponsoship deal youd tell him or her to piss off! Is that what yer sayin!

Posted: 19/07/2005 19:44:13
I dont answer hypothetical questions (its a rule I made to keep out of trouble with the wife).

Posted: 20/07/2005 09:15:39
By: Mags
You're a man, you'll NEVER keep out of trouble with the wife!

Posted: 20/07/2005 09:25:13
By: Hen Pecked
I concure Mr Henpecked.

Posted: 20/07/2005 10:04:44
Yeah, but 'damage limitation' is always possible. Keep aggro to a minimum.
Over the years a few helpful things have emerged:

1) Buy a GPS SatNav system for the car, to end all navigational arguments.
2) Learn not to care what colour your walls are painted.
3) Keep an eye on the calendar for 'Haircut 11am' so you remember to comment on the lovely new style she's got (even though it looks the same as the old one).
4) Put reminders in Outlook at work, so you have 3 weeks notice of birthdays and anniversaries, thus giving you a fighting chance of actually finding a present.
5) If you wish her to crew for you, all orders must be given in a quiet, friendly tone, with plenty of "please" and "thankyou".

Posted: 20/07/2005 10:05:54
By: Mags
Mr or Mrs Henpecked?

Posted: 20/07/2005 10:06:17
(No 5) N0000 way Hoesay!

Posted: 20/07/2005 10:08:13
My grandfather, a very wise man, packed me off to University for the first time with:

"When a woman's made up her mind, don't confuse her with the facts."

I haven't forgotten it!

Posted: 20/07/2005 10:24:42
By: Self Defence


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