New Training Event: WPNSA

12/02/2013 09:36:54
Olly Turner
I'd like to attend the march dates if it goes ahead, please!

I would've committed sooner but have only just gotten my crew back from skiing.

Kind Regards
Olly

30/07/2013 01:32:23
Alistair
We're OK with the date.

Alistair & Moira Glen

23/08/2013 04:36:04
Gareth Griffiths Notting Hill Rigging Co
Hi Alan

The spare boat might be a great idea for us...

I wouldn't be able to say mine is going to definitely be ready in time and I would rather not pressure myself to get things ready. But I spoke to my mate who i will be sailing with and he was keen on the training event too.

Would also be great to try out another boat.

Thanks for the heads up...

09/09/2013 09:33:57
Rick Knapp
I would try to make either date, though my regular crew cannot make March 9th, greatly appreciate your effort so far, Alan, in promoting this event.  More training opportunities, more often, has to be the future for the class.

25/10/2013 07:04:28
Dave Lee
Hi Alan

I can do that weekend. Steve Harling of Starcross is also interested.

Regards

Dave Lee

25/10/2013 07:04:28
Dave Lee
Hi Alan

How many more boats do you need to make it viable? And are you constrained by a deadline, or could you give it another week to try and get a few more confirmations? I'm happy to help try and drum up some more support.

Regards

Dave Lee

28/11/2013 10:25:25
Gareth Griffiths
Hi

I am keen but would be keen on attending the whitstable open, March might be too soon for me finishing my boat.

28/11/2013 10:25:25
Gareth Griffiths
It's a maybe...!

If you run it in march, and my boat is ready yes...! If June or boat is not ready then no.

28/11/2013 10:25:25
Gareth Griffiths
I echo Ricks sentiments above...!

I have some time I can spend on my boat over the next few weeks... Probably won't get a test sail in.

I'll let you know by February how I am getting on.

28/11/2013 10:25:25
Gareth Griffiths
The dates are the toughest constraint. One suggested is very early in the year for me the other clashes with an open.

If there is a boat available to borrow I am in for sure.
Mean we look at other dates?

It is an awesome venue for sailing and training? I am dead keen to try and help make things happen if I can in any way...

18/12/2013 09:39:42
Steve Harling
Bit surprised you have cancelled the training weekend so early as I am sure there will be more boats able to attend nearer the time.  Is there any chance you can reconsider to give more people the chance to commit themselves.

05/01/2014 12:50:41
Ben3634
March for us, Weymouth never disapoints.

05/01/2014 12:50:41
Ben3634
I'm committed and feeling pretty robust.

12/01/2014 05:28:59
Alan3571
NEW TRAINING OPPORTUNITY!  I am looking to sponsor an event for Merlins this year at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNPSA).  Richard ‚??Tricky Dicky‚?? Whitworth has agreed to be our lead coach and I am now canvassing for feedback on dates and expressions of interest in coming along.
DATES: we can either have Richard on 8/9 March (but WPNSA will be busy ... and cold?!) or we can have him on 14/15 June (this clashes with Whitstable Open for those planning on going there).
COSTS: This all depends on number of boats but is likely to be around ¬£40-60/boat if I can drum-up 5+ boats but you will need to sort your own food (very good/cheap canteen on-site) and accommodation (lots of choice from 4 Star to Smaller B&B‚??s).
CONTENT: open to suggestions but I am thinking of something to suit all standards so suggest we cover boat set-up/tuning, race tactics, practice races and an evening Q&A with each boat getting a personalised ‚??Training Plan‚? output from the weekend to work on at your leisure! What would you like to cover?
We will need to make a decision on dates soon so please let us know if you are up for this and your preferences by the end of the weekend.

12/01/2014 05:28:59
Alan3571
bump

12/01/2014 05:28:59
Alan3571
OK,  it is looking good for 8th & 9th March (and I will confirm details with WPNSA and then write to all to get your final commitment.

So far I have the following expressions of interest (to varying degrees!)and would be grateful if you could confirm in principle to this date: -

David Lee
Alistair Glen
Ben Archer
Rick Knapp
Andy Hay
Louise Johnson
Ben Hollis
Andrew Chapman
Claire Clark
Duncan Bell
Edward Gilder
Richard Stevens
Mark Reddington
Gareth Griffiths
'Frinck'

Once I have more robust commitment I can calculate costs and send out letters of invitation and put a poster around to local clubs.

Alan
Regards

Alan Feist

12/01/2014 05:28:59
Alan3571
So just 2 boats then?!!  Come one folks............

12/01/2014 05:28:59
Alan3571
Rick, thanks for the e-mail, I happened to have two crew so could lend you one?  We may also have access to a spare boat or 2 if anyone needs one (Gareth?).

Come on everybody else, give me an update.........

12/01/2014 05:28:59
Alan3571
OK folks,  only got 4 confirmed attendees (including me!) so I am afraid I am going to have to pull the plug on this opportunity; real shame as it is a great venue.  However, I will endeavour to work with the Committee to try to arrange something for 2014 that we can get into the formal Events calendar.  Sorry for any disappointment but hope to see you one the water!

12/01/2014 05:28:59
Alan3571
I meant 2015... still not got my head in this year yet!

12/01/2014 05:28:59
Alan3571
Steve, I have been promoting this opportunity for some time and, whilst the level of interest has been good and I am happy to stump up a reasonable subsidy to cover the coaching, I can't afford to cover the full financial risk of booking the venue, training rooms, rib and other costs at my own risk on the off-chance that people might turn up if the forecast looks OK! Sorry.

15/01/2014 09:12:25
Alan3571
Hi Gareth,  so is that a yes or no.........!?!

17/01/2014 03:30:10
Redders
Hi Alan,
I can't make either date unfortunately having expressed an interest!
Good luck with it.
Mark Reddington
3760

22/01/2014 05:27:07
Duncan Bell
I am very interested in this and would like to go . Sounds like a great opportunity.

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