Topic : Bosham classic rally in September

Hi, sadly I'm not an owner of a classic MR, but am very interested in the whole subject.

You may be interested to know we are running (2nd year) a Classic Boat Revival for classic dinghies on Sept 22/23 and would love to see as many classic/vintage Merlins there as possible. Check out the club website at Last year we had over 50 boats on the line, this year hoping for 70+.

Pleased to say that a classic MR was one of the first to enter this years event!

Like many old dinghy racers we just don't want to see old race boats that might be a bit past their sell by date rotting and unloved in some dinghy pArk, we are keen to see them back out racing where thy should be.

Come and join us to race and party like the good old days!!

Please help spread the word and do come down and join us.

Please get in touch if you need any further info on the Revival event or want to discuss how we can revitalise classic dinghy racing in general.

Posted: 28/08/2012 13:07:38
By: David Edmund-Jones
I'm hoping to go to this with 3245. First CVRDA event ever for me!

Posted: 28/08/2012 13:08:09
By: Mags
Dave you can easily resolve that by buying my classic merlin which is in a garage in Hampton...the number is 1220, I think or it may be 1222, probably 1220...I cant sail it as I live in North America..

Posted: 28/08/2012 16:09:52
By: Mike
It's not 1222 because that is a Restless i think......

Posted: 28/08/2012 16:39:35
By: WP .
Could it be 1242 ? because that would be interesting ?

Posted: 28/08/2012 16:41:04
By: WP .
We'll be there again with the Albacore since the Merlins are both off the water. It's a nice event, inside the harbour and the club has good catering and hospitality. 
Bring plenty of change for the car park though.

Posted: 28/08/2012 19:48:26
By: Pat2121
In that case its 1220, called HIC, Bob Hoare built X1...or X11, jeez, what has happened to my memory?

Posted: 28/08/2012 20:15:45
By: Mike
Hi Mags, We are not CVRDA, but still look forward to welcoming you to the Bosham Classic Boat Revival meeting! Click the link and enter now. See you there.

Posted: 29/08/2012 09:01:14
By: David Edmund-Jones
Hi Pat2121, Glad you enjoyed the event last year and delighted you are coming again this year. Not entered yet I see. Click the link and get your entry in now!!

Posted: 29/08/2012 09:05:33
By: David Edmund-Jones
Hi David
I put your event on the De May (MR) Vintage cal for our 2012 series. This along with several other events was then coordinated with the CVRDA but no one said it was not a CVRDA event at the time - sorry ! De May events are usually one day only and Sept 22 was the date published. Basically, any merlins in this series just join in and we take points for the series from the days racing. No additional organisation required.
Is it possible to offer Saturday only at £18 as this is quite an expensive event for those not wishing to do whole weekend. I also realise that this would probably not be possible by internet advanced booking.

Ben Marshall

Posted: 29/08/2012 17:23:56
By: Ben MR 1477
Hi Ben, Many thanks for the update. Glad to integrate wherever we can. Love to get as many vintage MR's to Bosham for 22/23 Sept. Is there another event we clash with or is it because the event is listed as a De May series event listed for 22nd only? Please get in contact with me at some point so we can discuss the whole scene in more detail with a view to ramping things up a bit for 2013. dej2012(at) - thanks

Posted: 30/08/2012 12:18:48
By: David Edmund-Jones
The Bosham event it 6-7 July this year. I am most upset to notice a clash on my calendar which means I can't attend (when you're singing at the O2 you can't just cancel!) but I would urge everyone else to go and enjoy Chichester harbour and the varnished beauties.

Posted: 31/05/2013 10:10:31
By: Mags
It also clashes with the Lord Birkett at Ullswater which we'd already decided to attend before the Bosham date was announced.

Posted: 31/05/2013 17:36:26
By: Pat2121


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