Topic : Wembley Short Series

First 2 races this Sunday 22nd Jan  10 am and Midday

Would be great to see as many as possible there. Have a look at our fast growing fleet and enjoy sumptious( not sure about spelling) food

and you can even pay your 2006 subscription direct thereby saving a stamp unless you pay by SO which is far the better way

Posted: 16/01/2006 10:28:12
By: Col B
We will be there with bells on!!!!

Posted: 16/01/2006 12:33:25
By: Jeremy3550
excellent i will make sure main gate is open when you  arrive

Posted: 16/01/2006 13:05:57
By: Col B
Thats very kind of you!

Posted: 16/01/2006 16:47:33
By: Jeremy3550
Not much wind ( more than I thought due to the Lake Garda effect at Wembley ) but 20 + Merlins and MRXs on the line, great stuff

Thanks to the visitors and see you on the 5th February

Sad about the Whale though we can put men on the moon but can we save a Whale

Posted: 22/01/2006 18:36:15
By: Col B
OK we want facts:
Who won?
How did Jeremy do?
Has David Bland got his new boat yet?
All that stuff

Posted: 22/01/2006 18:59:32
By: Pat Blake
Thats a good point, how did i do? Might have been better had i not been pointing in the wrong direction having a coughing fit at the start of the second race!!
Really good day out though, would recommend it to you all.

Thanks to Duncan and team for a great course and well organised racing. See you all in a couple of weeks.

Posted: 23/01/2006 10:57:13
By: Jeremy3550
Was very good sailing, coupled with a very warm welcome and a fine race team.  

Nothing negative to say at all... except a bit more wind would be good, and there was a funny smell near the top mark that I think was a curry factory.

We were first Merlin in the first (Colin was second having led for ages) and second in the second. Have to say that I do not know the name of the pair that were over the horizon by the first mark of the second race. Lots of shiny new boats and sails out at the Harp.


Posted: 23/01/2006 17:50:51
By: Antony
Good to hear so much positive feedback
alas the wind was not great although there is some suspicion that the wind ! and strong curry smell were somehow connected with colin??
p.s the shiny faster boats at the front were MRX's
We welcome all comers .Are you up for it?

Posted: 23/01/2006 20:55:07
By: can of worms
Jeremy and Antony

Many thanks for your kind comments about the racing, I am delighted you both enjoyed yourselves. See you on the start line in two weeks time - assuming I survive the Giant Slalom ( veterans class!) I have rather rashly entered this weekend in Courmayeur.

Posted: 23/01/2006 20:59:24
By: Duncan
Good to hear so much positive feedback.
Alas the wind wasn't great although there is much suspicion that the gentle wind and smell of curry were strongly linked to colin??
p.s. the shiny faster boats at the front of both races were MRX's
We welcome all comers....are you up for it?

Posted: 23/01/2006 20:59:54
By: can of worms
The shiny boat that disappeared over the horizon was yound David Bland who may be on the wrong side of 50 ?????

Called his boat Last Gasp but think there is still a bit of life in the old wizard yet

See you all on the 5th and trying to get famous sailmaker there to do a talk on sail shape but yet to be confirmed ( dave could you check)

Sailng in Dubai today god the endless desert

Posted: 25/01/2006 05:27:43
By: col b
After a cracking sail yesterday - I'm really looking forward to next weekend. Uncle Tom's going to be talking sails after lunch.

Your all welcome - if the weather's anything like the last two weekends then the hottest place to be is in yer trusty Rocket whizzing round Wembley.

We'd love to see you all - come on Mr Chairman and friends you know you love it.

See you all on Sunday 10am start.

Posted: 30/01/2006 13:26:16
By: David Lapes
We shall be back on Sunday. Spent the day fixing the damage i did the previous week yesterday! (it was all my trollies fault nothing to do with the sailing!!)

Posted: 30/01/2006 15:07:47
By: Jeremy3550
We'll be there too.  Nothing worse than bruised egos after Northampton this weekend.


Posted: 30/01/2006 17:15:56
By: Antony
Calling all Whale botherers - dust off your trailers and get on down to sunny Neasden - for the greatest Rocket racing inside the M25.

You can place your orders with uncle JP for reprints of the Good Book.

Posted: 31/01/2006 10:35:36
By: David Lapes
Thanks Dave is TS defo on for this as Sera wants to fix up some teas etc 

Gee have you ever tried to sleep on the BA red eye from Dubai with the seat in front jammed into your nads and another scottie jibbering away for 7 hours


Posted: 31/01/2006 10:39:15
By: Col B
Col did you loose your way when you got on the plane, try turning left its much nicer 
See you at Wembley on Sunday

Posted: 01/02/2006 08:18:01
By: Max
Twas a Jumbo walking through first class on the way to my tiny seat is upsetting

Dubai has 20% of all the cranes in the world amazing, tallest building in the world going up but cant say the height as somebody will top it

Posted: 01/02/2006 09:25:11
By: Col B
Tom Stewart is going to video the races on Sunday 5th then do a talk after in the clubhouse

High tea and cakes will be served after

Posted: 01/02/2006 16:30:02
By: Col B
Does that mean i am going to have to see myself sail! Just don't look at how i have set the rig up! I really don't have a clue yet!

Posted: 01/02/2006 17:50:17
By: Jeremy3550
Yes fraid so

Think its really important to know when your rig is totally upright
as a base point

When Phil King sailed ( graced ) my wee boat my idea of upright wasnt his !!!!! He was still getting a bit of weather helm at my upright position

So get your spirit level out find a vertical or horizontal bit in the boat then check your mast

Posted: 01/02/2006 19:54:06
By: Col B
Sorry guys could make it as my crew came down with the flu at the last minute! How wasit then? Was Toms filming helpful?

Posted: 06/02/2006 08:24:13
By: Jeremy3550
Sorry you couldnt make it

We had to do a wee bit of ice breaking, not sure if our rescue boat was designed for that

so anyway only did one race but got a bit of a breeze

Big thanks to Tom for his Speilberg stuff ,everybody really appreciated his sail talk and then the video nasties after. Never knew jib hollow existed

Modesty prevents me from saying who won but all to play for 2 weeks time. The wall will be finished by then

Again thanks to the visitors

Posted: 06/02/2006 09:07:20
By: Col B
Thank you to everyone at Wembley on Sunday. We had a great sail and enjoyed the friendlyness of the home club sailors. Tom's sail and rig talk in the morning was a real bonus. Thanks to every one for making us feel welcombe.

Posted: 06/02/2006 18:05:14
By: Margaret
Its a pleasure , hope you can make it in 2 weeks but know you had a lot of things on

The thought was for next year we run the weekends together but not sure what everybody thinks about that

Posted: 06/02/2006 22:55:15
By: Col B
last of the series this weekend

guaranteed no ice

decent breeze forecast

will be great to see you all

Posted: 14/02/2006 12:34:55
By: Col B
what a great race on Sunday, life in the evergreen salmon/ garwood team still

thats the short series finished but anybody is always welcome at the club

2 races each sunday 10 am and 12 am

I think you would all enjoy the racing at Wembley ( if there isnt any ice)

Posted: 20/02/2006 12:32:34
By: Col B
Sorry i missed it Col. My crew was at hospital with his Grandad. 
Time to get my boat in the garage for a spruce up before the season starts again.

See you for the Cookham open for training and racing in April if not before.

Posted: 20/02/2006 18:04:34
By: Jeremy3550
ok hope his Grandad is ok

you are welcome down anytime

Posted: 20/02/2006 19:44:19
By: Col B
17 mph south westerly sunday  if anybody fancies a blast at Wembley and then go to the dinghy exhibition

10am start

Posted: 02/03/2006 09:50:12
By: Col B


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