Topic : Fantastic Championships

Well as one of those who was at the Champs last week and who has been catching up with sleep, laundry, shopping, post and work over the last couple of days, I for one would like to say a huge thanks to Willie, Jillie and Alex for organising a fantastic week at Hayling.  This Champs will go down in history as one of the best - 82 boats is a real result, not to mention the excellent Champions Dinner on the Tuesday evening.  The social events were amazing and we were lucky to have one of the best race officers in the country - the race management was second to none and after 15 boats got black flagged in one race, everyone knew that he wasn't messing around!

Apart from the three already mentioned, a huge number of other people who were also involved with various other jobs allowing the three I have mentioned to go and enjoy their sailing - as usual, too numerous to mention but you know who you are.

Well done everyone for a brilliant week - just glad we made it back from Sweden (no thanks to BA) so that we could be part of it.

Posted: 23/08/2005 19:07:24
By: Jude
Well Said. Jobs a good-un!

Posted: 24/08/2005 08:14:58
By: Jeremy3446
Well said Jude, thanks to all those who gave up their time for what was an excellant champs.. 
Some good pictures up on from fridays race.

Posted: 24/08/2005 09:02:11
By: Rob Wilder
Hear Hear! It was a royal corker!!

Posted: 24/08/2005 09:52:32
By: Dobby
It was a wicked week,superbly organised at a fantaastic venue.even the weather behaved!

Posted: 24/08/2005 10:05:08
By: Ben 3451
My boat did too! First time i have sailed that much without breaking it!! Roll on Tenby!!!

Posted: 24/08/2005 10:09:40
By: Buttercup
Really good week.  I thought the race officer was joking about the OCS. Who me? never happened before! (well the day before actually)

Best sea sailing outside Birmingham.

Well done to all.

Time Zulu

Posted: 24/08/2005 10:57:18
By: Midland Circuit Chap
Run down HISC; venue - excellent, food - good, cheap and plentiful, facilities - great, support from sailing club - very professional, wind - better than a lot had that week, launching very good, accommodation – reasonable, cheap and local, support from Merlin class ass- unbelievable, Parties - fantastic. All in all a Fantastic weeks sailing, highlight Champions dinner. John 3652

Posted: 24/08/2005 12:38:31
By: John 3652
Great sailing/racing, great weather, great company, great facilities, great organisation, great bar/catering, great socials/parties, great location.  All in all it was, well... GREAT!  Thanks to all those who helped organise the week.  Tenby here I come.

Posted: 24/08/2005 14:38:22
By: Richard
Agreed a great champs and to think there were so many doubters early in the year

Posted: 25/08/2005 18:28:16
By: observer
What are the dates for the championships for next year then? We want to be orgonised and get good accomodation!

Posted: 25/08/2005 22:30:49
By: Blank
Fixtures list has the bare bones of 2 events...

Posted: 26/08/2005 09:15:55
By: Mags
As an ex Merlin sailor and HISC member, I'm delighted to see the championships were a success.  HISC is buzzing with good vibes about how well it went and it sounds like the MR class is too.  This is due in no small part to the efforts of Willie and co, your general attitude to having a good time and the club's ability to run such a show.  There was some talk of establishing a fleet there - I hope so, the Merlin is the perfect boat for HISC, being able to sand-hop in the harbour and take the sea conditions.  The RS400s have no real presence there, so the Merlin would fit in well.  Don't be put off by the subs, if you use the place, you don't worry about it.  I have had 6 very happy years sailing the 14 there, and helping to establish a thriving class.  I hope you guys do the same.  I might even be tempted to hang up the harness!

Posted: 30/08/2005 13:26:46
By: Mark Nicholson (Mad Jack)


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