Topic : Bring Your Lifting Rudder - Banbury Vintage Event - 17th September

Having just been down to the club, I see that last weekend's storms passed us by and so the water is still very low.

For all those hundreds of boats (3004 and below) who will be coming, please bring a lifting rudder as otherwise you will find things a mite too interesting.

Last year, we hosted 11 boats and this year, I hope that we will get more. So far, I know that Kate(no1), 111, 578 & 1066, 2056 and one other from BSC will be there.

If anyone wants details of accommodation or wants to know anything else, either email or call me on 01926 812694 /0798 4430055. The food is always good and you will enjoy a good sail, no matter what the weather.
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Posted: 13/09/2005 13:59:53
By: RichardT
Sorry I can't make it this year. Daughter's getting married on saturday. can't get to Banbury and back before my speech. Did enjoy it last year though.
Chris, No.6, 507.

Posted: 14/09/2005 20:58:49
By: Chris
As well as Kate there will be two more Merlins from Ranelagh, 2406 and 2134.
Looking forward to it!

Posted: 14/09/2005 22:29:12
By: Nick Price
We won't be going either - it's not worth travelling that far from Wiltshire just for a one day event!

Posted: 15/09/2005 12:56:42
By: Pj
Just an update on the petrol situation -there isn't one around here so you should be able to fill up.

As for Pj, Wiltshire is only just down the road compared with Aberdeen where one boat is coming from.

If anyone needs a crew, please call asap as have had to find two so far and possibilities are diminishing.

Posted: 15/09/2005 14:41:45
By: RichardT
Q:   Why don't they make french fries in Wiltshire?

A: Becuase there are no Devizes for Chippin'em

Posted: 15/09/2005 14:49:21
By: Jon
Report now on

Pictures to follow.

Posted: 21/09/2005 00:13:04
By: RichardT
Thanks for a great day at Banbury.  Managed not to leave a lump of lead at the bottom of the lake or get a boat load of maggots from the fishermaen - but we were warned!!  Good food too.  See you next year.

Posted: 22/09/2005 12:30:16
By: Garry R
Photos now available with the report.

Glad you enjoyed the day - the food is our secret weapon to slow the opposition down. Perhaps next year Pj may be tempted to make the enormous trek from Wiltshire - boats from London, Brightlingsea and Aberdeen did not seem to find the distance a problem.

Posted: 22/09/2005 20:02:09
By: RichardT
It was the crumble that kept us humble! Good day out, many thanks.

Posted: 22/09/2005 22:23:44
By: Nick Price
You can thank Pat out of 1066 for that.

Posted: 23/09/2005 13:53:24
By: RichardT
I know you've got nothing to do but the "better start" picture is not loading. Shepherd's pie also slowed us down, in a nice way.
Thanks, Nick

Posted: 23/09/2005 15:30:48
By: Nick Price
That'll be Richards Pile-up internet connection.

I think he ties a floppy disc to a pidgeons foot and sends it to the isp...

Posted: 23/09/2005 15:45:05
By: Jon
Will check it out.  Some of us out in the sticks are still on dial-up via copper wires hung from the trees.

Posted: 23/09/2005 19:33:19
By: RichardT
With the help of the pidgeon on the wire, the photo has now been sorted.  For the technically minded ie geeks, nerds, etc, I had uploaded a large photo file rather than the reduced size file that I used with the other photo.  Must be Microsoft's fault - after all everything else is.

Posted: 23/09/2005 19:48:19
By: RichardT
Lol - you should be on Linux like me.

I'll lend you a cd-rom.

Posted: 23/09/2005 21:23:29
By: Jon


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