Scottish/Northern English Merlins - Marineblast Regatta 7-8th Sept
Hi all, just to say thanks for a great weekend at Cumbraes regatta and it was awesome to see 5 Merlins together - little acorns and all that. Well done to John and Andy (Hooton) for winning a ding-dong battle with Steve/Toby and Brian/Lorna, and for winning the fast handicap overall. Steve kindly said he will write a couple of paragraphs about the racing, so keep an eye out for a report.
Trying to remember how the ferry from gourock goes, we are going across the holy water (the Clyde) on Friday
The red ferries take trucks and buses so I don't think there would be a height restriction unless it is a condition of the price of the ticket.
Another boat coming. 2984 - what is she? Need to get our rigging sorted then we might give them some competition! Merlin results will be first over the line and first on handicap, 2 separate classifications unless anyone has a better idea
Not sure about airport height restrictions but whats the trailer height, much more than an suv? Would have thought what with tall airport shuttle buses and things you'd probably be ok, but can't guarantee it!
Hum think I will get fran to come to me, don't want to be mistaken as a terrorist
I mean buses which shuttle from the terminal to Glasgow :-P Let me know if getting to the shop that sells ferry tickets will be a problem btw and I'll see what I can do
Frans flight. Yes I'm towing her boat up and picking her up from airport. Gets in at 5 on the Friday. Just worried the shop will be closed. As by the time she has gone through customs and immigration controls guess it will be past 6 more like 7
Now looking like 7 boats, maybe 8. I just acquired a new boat which won't be there but the fleet is growing...
Big thanks to andy and all the folks that made us feel so welcome , fantastic sailing
What a great place to sail! Thanks for a cracking weekend, a warm welcome and an introduction to that red death stuff - it's amazing! I hope we'll be back (in force) next time round. Cheers, Tim
Yep - thanks everyone, we loved it. I even got to work earlier from Glasgow this morning than I normally do from Putney. I might join Holy Loch SC for club racing.
Yes Jez, Steppenwolf! Have plans for some mods and a shiny new paint job. Was great meeting all the southerners at what was a great regatta - here's the event report: http://www.caledoniasailing.com/merlin-rockets-at-marineblast-regatta