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Topic : Great mag and yearbook

StuW could also join as an Associate member for a mere £15 a year and get the excellent magazines as well as the YearBook.  Worth every penny.



Posted: 28/06/2013 13:07:01
By: RichardT
Its on the committee page on this website and is [email protected]



Posted: 28/06/2013 13:07:01
By: RichardT
"Hi Megan,\r\n\r\nSounds like Mum & Dad are enjoying the Mag...they keep saying things like 'nice picture' and 'that's interesting'. \r\n\r\nWe almost got in trouble when the Mag arrived though. The edges of the Handbook and Mag had come through the envelope at both ends and although it did look a bit like Angus's work, it wasn't us...honest! \r\n\r\nFlora & Angus"



Posted: 30/07/2013 13:32:23
By: Alistair
I liked the cover...less is often more. \r\n\r\nDidn't Leonardo leave the Class in a huff after his 'helical rig' idea was kicked into touch?



Posted: 30/07/2013 13:32:23
By: Alistair
If you don't like the yearbook may I suggest you do it next year? I am looking for a replacement as I am not sure I will be able to spare the 3 months it takes me to put it together this year. \r\n\r\nFor those of you who have been members for a long time you might remember the old style covers of just a title and logo.



Posted: 17/08/2013 21:37:50
By: Jeremy Deacon
"OK I hold my hands up! I 'designed' the yearbook cover - it's the only part of it I had a hand in.\r\nJeremy asked me to do it again, as I have for quite a few years now.\r\nI was struggling a bit to think of a new idea - it seems to me that each year should be different, so as to make it obvious that it is a different year.\r\nSo I went back to first principles. Years ago we just had the triangle on the cover and changed the colour each year - that was classy but got a bit boring. Hence all the designs recently with multiple shots to try and illustrate the various aspects of our class. I felt they were getting a bit sammie too, so I thought lets use the emblem - but in a slightly different way.\r\nDoes anyone like it?\r\nOf course the Year Book is all about the incredible amount of info inside. Jeremy is meticulous in getting all that stuff right - well done."



Posted: 04/12/2013 11:26:07
By: Magazine Man
"Actually, I liked the cover alot, you should be proud Pat, great artists such as Leonardo, Duhrer and Matisse all used B/W line drawings in some of their strongest work, I personally felt it was a very powerful use of the class logo, dramatic and with great impact."



Posted: 05/01/2014 12:50:41
By: Ben3634
"A great mag - as usual.  it really does put every other class magazine I've seen in the shade.\r\n\r\nBut when I saw the yearbook, I wondered if war had broken out - no nice piccy on the front cover, just a monotone logo.  Has there been a directive from the Ministry of Daft Ideas about preserving the nation's stock of coloured inks?"



Posted: 21/01/2014 13:35:22
By: Derik Palmer
"Great mag and year book, as always. Cheers for the photo feature, Jeremy! \r\nHas anyone else taken a look at the Nationals top 6 over the last 5years? What a line up of the best sailors in the country!\r\n\r\nQ. What do Craig, Gilbert, McGrane, Stewart, Davis, Turner,  Potts, Fells, Whitworth etc etc all have in common?\r\nA. They all race Merlin Rockets!\r\n\r\nWhat an advert that would make!"



Posted: 17/02/2014 18:50:59
By: Olly Turner
Another epic from pat\r\n\r\nJust to ask for bit of patience to our members that live abroad and also some new members just waiting for the printers to send me the spares  then I will send them out\r\n\r\nWoof woof



Posted: 18/03/2014 04:39:13
By: Megan.
Don't worry Angus\r\n\r\nDroop the ears m tail between legs and give them the big  sad eyes  look. Never fails\r\n\r\nWoof



Posted: 18/03/2014 04:39:13
By: Megan.
"Please email your address details to treasurer , happy to send one"



Posted: 18/03/2014 04:39:13
By: Megan.
Ok Julio I had given up on the first copy getting there must have been going donkey express. Will send yours as soon as I get spares\r\n\r\nShould get us dogs delivering



Posted: 18/03/2014 04:39:13
By: Megan.
Have now sent all mags to foreign lands and new members\r\n\r\nGood reading



Posted: 18/03/2014 04:39:13
By: Megan.
Is the cover an un-announced colouring competition?\r\nOr did the magazine crew argue over the boat colours and end up saying "Each colour it your own way!" :-)



Posted: 25/03/2014 07:04:57
By: Pat2121
jez...great job ....thanks..



Posted: 25/03/2014 07:45:58
By: d.h
Is it possible for somebody to send me the treasurers e mail address please, thank you. And yes I definitely will consider joining as an associate member at some point


Posted: 08/04/2014 01:06:44
By: StuW
Hello Megan,

Indeed, patiently awaiting for my copy. And, to reinforce your request, I must tell you that just last month I received a second copy of the Fall magazine edition. This one in a white envelope. Both of your mailings made it to the USA. No need to resend.

Thank you!

Julio


Posted: 08/04/2014 01:26:47
By: Julio Arana
Its on the committee page on this website and is [email protected]


Posted: 08/04/2014 01:27:05
By: RichardT
Ok Julio I had given up on the first copy getting there must have been going donkey express. Will send yours as soon as I get spares

Should get us dogs delivering


Posted: 08/04/2014 05:23:23
By: Megan.
A great mag - as usual.  it really does put every other class magazine I've seen in the shade.

But when I saw the yearbook, I wondered if war had broken out - no nice piccy on the front cover, just a monotone logo. Has there been a directive from the Ministry of Daft Ideas about preserving the nation's stock of coloured inks?


Posted: 08/04/2014 06:21:25
By: Derik Palmer
Another epic from pat

Just to ask for bit of patience to our members that live abroad and also some new members just waiting for the printers to send me the spares then I will send them out

Woof woof


Posted: 08/04/2014 06:27:40
By: Megan.
Is the cover an un-announced colouring competition?
Or did the magazine crew argue over the boat colours and end up saying "Each colour it your own way!" :-)


Posted: 08/04/2014 06:29:25
By: Pat2121
Hi Megan,

Sounds like Mum & Dad are enjoying the Mag...they keep saying things like 'nice picture' and 'that's interesting'.

We almost got in trouble when the Mag arrived though. The edges of the Handbook and Mag had come through the envelope at both ends and although it did look a bit like Angus's work, it wasn't us...honest!

Flora & Angus


Posted: 08/04/2014 09:17:31
By: Alistair
If you don't like the yearbook may I suggest you do it next year? I am looking for a replacement as I am not sure I will be able to spare the 3 months it takes me to put it together this year. 

For those of you who have been members for a long time you might remember the old style covers of just a title and logo.


Posted: 08/04/2014 09:57:01
By: Jeremy Deacon
Don't worry Angus

Droop the ears m tail between legs and give them the big sad eyes look. Never fails

Woof


Posted: 08/04/2014 10:08:14
By: Megan.
jez...great job ....thanks..


Posted: 08/04/2014 10:32:57
By: d.h
"Is it possible to get a copy f the class handbook without joining the association as I don't own a merlin but spent much of my youth in and out f the class and am very interested in the history of the class, I know Dougal is working hard on his new book and have a copy of the original Jim Parks, Ian Holt production but this does not have all the info in it. If the association can't help are there any members of this forum who could help me? Thanks for reading"



Posted: 08/04/2014 12:03:34
By: StuW
"Is it possible to get a copy f the class handbook without joining the association as I don't own a merlin but spent much of my youth in and out f the class and am very interested in the history of the class, I know Dougal is working hard on his new book and have a copy of the original Jim Parks, Ian Holt production but this does not have all the info in it. If the association can't help are there any members of this forum who could help me? Thanks for reading"



Posted: 08/04/2014 12:03:34
By: StuW
"Is it possible for somebody to send me the treasurers e mail address please, thank you. And yes I definitely will consider joining as an associate member at some point"



Posted: 08/04/2014 12:03:34
By: StuW
Is it possible to get a copy f the class handbook without joining the association as I don't own a merlin but spent much of my youth in and out f the class and am very interested in the history of the class, I know Dougal is working hard on his new book and have a copy of the original Jim Parks, Ian Holt production but this does not have all the info in it. If the association can't help are there any members of this forum who could help me? Thanks for reading


Posted: 08/04/2014 12:09:34
By: StuW
Is it possible to get a copy f the class handbook without joining the association as I don't own a merlin but spent much of my youth in and out f the class and am very interested in the history of the class, I know Dougal is working hard on his new book and have a copy of the original Jim Parks, Ian Holt production but this does not have all the info in it. If the association can't help are there any members of this forum who could help me? Thanks for reading


Posted: 08/04/2014 12:09:36
By: StuW
Please email your address details to treasurer , happy to send one


Posted: 08/04/2014 12:38:52
By: Megan.
StuW could also join as an Associate member for a mere £15 a year and get the excellent magazines as well as the YearBook.  Worth every penny.


Posted: 08/04/2014 12:42:01
By: RichardT
"Well done, Megan and all involved. I received mine today and look forward to reading them at camp this weekend. Cheers!"



Posted: 08/04/2014 12:52:53
By: Julio Arana
"Hello Megan,\r\n\r\nIndeed, patiently awaiting for my copy. And, to reinforce your request, I must tell you that just last month I received a second copy of the Fall magazine edition. This one in a white envelope. Both of your mailings made it to the USA. No need to resend.\r\n\r\nThank you!\r\n\r\nJulio"



Posted: 08/04/2014 12:52:53
By: Julio Arana
"Another great magazine Patrick Blake (I'd call him Pat but others might think the praise was directed at them!) and thank you for the work of the highest quality and dedication I love the cover of the year book, simple and to the point, but then with my Danish connections I appreciate  simple design, the year book too enables us who no longer race MR's to keep up. So thank you Jeremy as well."



Posted: 08/04/2014 19:27:09
By: David Child
Another great magazine Patrick Blake (I'd call him Pat but others might think the praise was directed at them!) and thank you for the work of the highest quality and dedication I love the cover of the year book, simple and to the point, but then with my Danish connections I appreciate  simple design, the year book too enables us who no longer race MR's to keep up. So thank you Jeremy as well.


Posted: 09/04/2014 02:29:16
By: David Child
Another great mag and yearbook.. Thanks to all who work so hard on them...



Posted: 09/04/2014 08:03:18
By: Rob Wilder
Another great mag and yearbook.. Thanks to all who work so hard on them...


Posted: 09/04/2014 08:04:44
By: Rob Wilder
Great mag and year book, as always. Cheers for the photo feature, Jeremy! 
Has anyone else taken a look at the Nationals top 6 over the last 5years? What a line up of the best sailors in the country!

Q. What do Craig, Gilbert, McGrane, Stewart, Davis, Turner, Potts, Fells, Whitworth etc etc all have in common?
A. They all race Merlin Rockets!

What an advert that would make!


Posted: 09/04/2014 09:06:30
By: Olly Turner
OK I hold my hands up! I 'designed' the yearbook cover - it's the only part of it I had a hand in.
Jeremy asked me to do it again, as I have for quite a few years now.
I was struggling a bit to think of a new idea - it seems to me that each year should be different, so as to make it obvious that it is a different year.
So I went back to first principles. Years ago we just had the triangle on the cover and changed the colour each year - that was classy but got a bit boring. Hence all the designs recently with multiple shots to try and illustrate the various aspects of our class. I felt they were getting a bit sammie too, so I thought lets use the emblem - but in a slightly different way.
Does anyone like it?
Of course the Year Book is all about the incredible amount of info inside. Jeremy is meticulous in getting all that stuff right - well done.


Posted: 09/04/2014 09:41:03
By: Magazine Man
Actually, I liked the cover alot, you should be proud Pat, great artists such as Leonardo, Duhrer and Matisse all used B/W line drawings in some of their strongest work, I personally felt it was a very powerful use of the class logo, dramatic and with great impact.


Posted: 09/04/2014 10:46:56
By: Ben3634
I liked the cover...less is often more. 

Didn't Leonardo leave the Class in a huff after his 'helical rig' idea was kicked into touch?


Posted: 09/04/2014 11:27:30
By: Alistair
Have now sent all mags to foreign lands and new members

Good reading


Posted: 10/04/2014 11:40:12
By: Megan.
"Patrick, I thought the Yearbook 'austerity' cover brilliant! As ever, both productions superb - well done to all involved"



Posted: 16/04/2014 07:26:06
By: Peter Scott
Patrick, I thought the Yearbook 'austerity' cover brilliant! As ever, both productions superb - well done to all involved


Posted: 16/04/2014 07:26:06
By: Peter Scott
I have recently returned to Merlins after 20 years sailing F15.  What a joy it is to get the mags and year book which are a really useful read.  My God the boats have moved on in 20 years but I like a challenge! Thanks.



Posted: 24/04/2014 19:54:42
By: Nigel Taylor

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