Let me be the first to thank Ranelagh for an excellent event. I think everybody enjoyed themselves and the organisation was first class. Every one at Ranelagh is so friendly.
Posted: 18/06/2006 20:06:22
By: Alan F
but did you use your praddle?
Posted: 18/06/2006 20:32:10
I would also like to congratulate anyone involved in the coception and implementation of the Tideway event. The race was testing and enjoyable, the organisation smooth and efficient. When's the next one?
Posted: 18/06/2006 21:04:55
I had a traditional wooden paddle, and I didn't need to use it.
Posted: 18/06/2006 21:21:14
By: Alan F
Please can this be a regular event it was so much fun, it was great to race on such a testing bit of water and maybe next time I can pause to see some of the sights
Posted: 19/06/2006 00:52:29
It was great to sail a 60year old boat in this event - very enjoyable - and without any problems too.
Posted: 19/06/2006 09:06:09
Just like to add my thanks to everybody concerned in organising this event, but obviously Ranelagh in particular. I had a great day out. Many thanks.
Posted: 19/06/2006 10:44:26
The race organisation was great but I was disgusted with the food and catering organisation. Having paid £5 for food afterwards all we were given was one measly sandwich identical to those being sold to others at considerably less!
Posted: 19/06/2006 13:48:15
Poor old Pat doesn't seem to find much to smile about does he. We had a good time anyway, and thanks to RSC & MROA.
Posted: 19/06/2006 14:48:54
By: Tideway Competitor
I agree the food was rather disappointing. But at least it was an excuse for a nice curry instead. Great day, plenty of bruises to show for it. It would be nice to see the results and a few photo's....
Posted: 19/06/2006 16:18:47
By: The Minx
We had a great day too - thanks. I would like to see the results - our fault for leaving early (I had to get daughter back so she wouldn't be to tired for school).
Posted: 19/06/2006 16:33:32
On board the good ship Gurn and in between an excellent picnic washed down with a nice Australian Riesling I managed to take just over 100 snaps of the top of masts, closeups of the beach, the undersides of bridges and the occasional boat racing. The old email went into meltdown when I tried to send them to the WEbmaster so I am loking at Plan B. SO hopefully in the not too distant there will be some snaps to view.
Posted: 19/06/2006 16:48:36
I have to agree with Pat. A good day on the water - but then the anticlimax. Didn't see anything of the food - nor the beer! - and after a 2 hour wait still no full set of results.
Posted: 19/06/2006 17:05:01
An excellent day's sailing was had. Full results will be posted by Ranelagh SC, with I am sure, apologies for the delay for the prizegiving.
Posted: 19/06/2006 17:09:11
By: Chairman GGGGGGG
Fantastic day thanks to all who worked so hard for both events Tammy on saturday and Ranelagh on sunday, great race throughly enjoyed myself but both Rach and I were gutted to find out we lost out by 8 seconds!!
Posted: 19/06/2006 17:16:09
Posted: 19/06/2006 17:24:49
Ignore Alan and Liam's position, it appears that Ranelagh have made a mistkae with their results.
Posted: 19/06/2006 17:40:49
...which is why it took so long....
Posted: 19/06/2006 17:52:46
By: Chairman GGGGGGG
Had a good day out too, despite the massive hangover!! (thanks Tammy, great night).
Posted: 19/06/2006 19:58:31
To the sad foodies
Posted: 19/06/2006 20:16:00
We had a great day - it was absolutely excellent!!
Posted: 19/06/2006 20:20:50
By: Pat Blake
That said the Bacon roll i had just before we went out was good!
Posted: 19/06/2006 22:19:02
I'm not grumpy about the event. The race was superb, shore marshalling and starting was clockwork and safety cover excellent. It was just that having come off the water tired and hungry and having forked out an extra tenner to be fed, we got a measly sandwich, given with a didn't care attitude and a bar that was out of beer (tinned) which let the whole team down. It so contrasted with the day before we'd had such a well organised ploughman's and meticulously kept real ale at Tamesis!
Posted: 19/06/2006 22:32:30
had a great day too!! BUT!! our results have been screwd up, i see they have scored us as RTD!! I believe we finished a few seconds behind "Shes A Cracker" jeremy3550 and right infront of 2 other boats. the three of us finished within seconds. our sail number was 3465 and it was confirmed by Mr Price before we hit the water! pls could some one adjust the results to reflect our true position!!
Posted: 19/06/2006 23:03:23
By: Shane (1018)
And Alan Warranens result is still wrong, see the finnishing time and group, should be about 10 places lower?
Posted: 20/06/2006 07:25:34
Come on children.
Posted: 20/06/2006 08:17:06
By: me me me me meeee
what's all the problem with the food? There was a massive buffet to greet everyone when they came back, you must have all known it was there as it was already there when you signed in. It's common sense that it's going to dissapear quickly so get in there quick, pack the boat up later or let the tide float it away!
Posted: 20/06/2006 13:14:57
now we know who ate all the food while we were still on the banks of the Thames !!
Posted: 20/06/2006 13:37:51
By: The Minx
I would like to add my thanks to the clubs and the Merlin Rocket fleet who put on a fantastic event.
Posted: 20/06/2006 15:52:40
Of course you can Roger, all new comers are more than welcome. Maybe you maybe persuaded to buy a MR?!
Posted: 20/06/2006 19:10:50
Full results including corrected times for Vintage fleet now available at link below.
Posted: 21/06/2006 09:19:49
By: Nick Price
Why does Splatter & Omega have different handicaps when they are both Adur 7's?
Posted: 21/06/2006 09:34:54
Handicap cutoff is at 1616 for the Vintage boats.
Posted: 21/06/2006 10:04:47
By: Nick Price
The whole weekend was bloody marvellous - nuff said!!!! PS You'd be about a tenner for a boat trip from Tate Britain to Tae Modern so out 2 hour plus jaunt was some value.
Posted: 21/06/2006 10:33:14
By: Garry R
Good comparison! Entry could've cost more so a tenner was good value, there must have been plenty of stress caused on the day as no matter how much preparation you do it all comes down to the event there and then! Thanks very much all those who helped and a great turn-out by all. No grumbles here apart from self-infliction!
Posted: 21/06/2006 11:18:26
On what basis were the two top prizes awarded? It seems Andrew Harris had the lowest elapsed time in an old boat yet won the Vintage section only. On a handicap basis this would have been an even bigger margin. It might have been fun to have seen the results of the whole fleet worked out on an age related handicap basis!!
Posted: 21/06/2006 13:00:01
Its always going to be a hard race to get the times correct, as Flight A had to sail against the tide for longer than the others, while flight B had a big mix of boats inlcuding some fast modern boats and some older NSM2's..
Posted: 21/06/2006 13:15:06
We were about 62nd (or somewhere thereabouts) and fought the tide for a while but just enjoyed participating and being part of it. Historical day, great to be part of such an exciting fleet.
Posted: 21/06/2006 15:12:40
By: The Minx
I have placed 114 images of the Tideway Race on the website linked below.
Posted: 21/06/2006 17:02:27
By: Richard Gaunt
still no report on Y&Y etc.. Or are we in for a double page spread that alex is keeing up his sleeve???
Posted: 05/07/2006 21:17:59
A double page spread in Y&Y would be fantastic and i'm sure Alex has it all in hand.
Posted: 06/07/2006 08:53:17
By: Richard Battey
Sorry, I held onto this for a few days in case it would be combined with the main report.
Posted: 06/07/2006 16:30:12
Jackson's dropped the ball.....
Posted: 07/07/2006 12:15:58