Topic : The River Experience? Trent Valley on 31st May

Fed up with zooming around the big ponds?  No need to trek all the way down to old father Thames to try the river sailing experience - just come along to Trent Valley on 31st May for their Midland Circuit Open.

Interesting sailing guaranteed and an excellent sit-down lunch for the less energetic.

If you've not been before (or even if you have) make sure that you get the directions from their website.

Posted: 19/05/2009 10:46:44
By: Midlander
If you`ve at a loose end on 30th May, there  is TVSC quiz and meal for £8.00 per person + free camping.

Please contact me on 07980 696665, need to know by Thursday am to book in.

P.S Road in better condition than it has been for a long time.

Please let there be wind this year.

Posted: 19/05/2009 18:00:50
By: Guy 3482
Looking forward to it. I've landed a top crewing spot with 'TVSC royalty' John Dalby sailing Valley Freight (A prototype 'Shaggy Whippet' design). This fine bitch has come from the blue blood line breeding of the Type 42 (NSM 2 cross 4), Holt Passing Cloud and modern Winder IV with box deck.  

I appreciate this may well put off the usual trophy hunters (Whitworth, Biggsie, Stewart, Calvert, King, Truswell, Gilberto, Phil, George and Richard Dalby) but hey, what can you do. Barnsie won't be there either.

Posted: 20/05/2009 10:16:18
By: Dandy
Lets hope that there is some wind and not too much rain otherwise it is just like pushing water uphill - sailing forwards but going back down the river.  Should be a good day.

Posted: 22/05/2009 12:38:57
By: Sisyphus
Looks set fine withplenty of sun and a good wind for a pleasant day's river sailing on Sunday.  Why not dust off your trailer, load up the boat and come along.

Posted: 28/05/2009 18:27:26
By: RichardT
good luck people.
cant come this year as have visiting offspring: a rare treat!

Posted: 30/05/2009 11:22:33
By: Shaka
Any results available?

Posted: 02/06/2009 10:33:07
Still waiting for the reports to come through, so here's the results in the meantime:

1-Mike Anslow-Chris Winters
2-Rob Sloane-Belinda Bramhall
3-Terry Bridgewater-Estelle Bridgewater
4-Tim Male-Rebecca Aldred
5-Pete Browne-Dave Cluley
6-Guy Browne-Julie Redford
7-John Dalby-Andrew Dalby
8-Richard Turner-Eric Banning
9-John Richardson-?
10-James Clark-Lorna Orton
11-Jim Hopton-Louise Hopton
12-Roger Britton-Brian Wilmot

Posted: 02/06/2009 12:27:09
By: Mags
An excellent days sailing with 12 merlins line abreast steaming up the Trent under spinnaker.  Scared one or two of the gin palaces along th way.

The lunch was, as ever, excellent - somewhat difficult to force yourself back onto the water.

Next Midland event is Carsington on Sunday 14th June - somewhat of a contrast!

Posted: 02/06/2009 21:02:58
By: RichardT
Report got lost in the Internet somewhere, sorry for the delay.

Posted: 24/06/2009 09:49:07
By: Mags


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