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Old 19-07-2014, 05:21 PM   #1
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Talking Pirates of the Solent Race

I think we need to say A Really Big Thank You To Mike Lloyd, Paul Hastings for organising the Event :-)

To Vee who Very Kindly put his hand in his pocket to provide things like all our Food :-) A Real GentleMan, Thanks Vee!!!!

And last but by no means least Drivers Dry Stack, for the use of there facility's and help in running everything. Thanks Gareth, Gareth's Mum and her lovely Assistants :-)

If I have forgotten anyone who was involved with organising the event, please accept my Apologies.

Amazing Day out, I Can't Wait until the Next one!!!!!!!!!!

Let's hope it's not another year away!!!

Who else agrees about running a few of these through the summer?????
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Food

Big Thanks To Tom and Aisha for the fantastic food.

Cowes Yacht Haven was pathetic!!! We filled our boat with fuel as per Drivers Briefing, before going for food only to be greeted by empty plates with a few bits of celery left and some lettuce.

We were by no means excessively late or by any means the last people in. There was at least 15 people that arrived after us, who were greeted by the same empty plates!!!!
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Talking Big thank you to you organisers for yesterday's meeting

Big thank you to the guys that organise yesterday's meeting it was a fantastic day and glad to see there was no accidents or hardly any breakdowns Think maybe next time we should go to the folly and have a huge buffet As the parking would be easier on the pontoons as well And we would probably get better service at the bar As the service in Cowes was pretty poor But nevertheless did not spoil the atmosphere or the day.
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Big Thanks To Tom and Aisha for the fantastic food.

Cowes Yacht Haven was pathetic!!! We filled our boat with fuel as per Drivers Briefing, before going for food only to be greeted by empty plates with a few bits of celery left and some lettuce.

We were by no means excessively late or by any means the last people in. There was at least 15 people that arrived after us, who were greeted by the same empty plates!!!!
Apologies for that, we should have let you sit and eat before going off to re-fuel. We definitely got that the wrong way round. I wasn't aware there was a problem otherwise we would have ensured there was sufficient food for you. Hope the Barbecue made up for that. Next time maybe go to the Foley as you suggest.
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"Next time maybe go to the Foley as you suggest."
- I can knock ye up a few cheese sandwiches, but after that we're all goosed

Well done all - organisers and participants - looks like it was a wonderful day for you
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"Next time maybe go to the Foley as you suggest."
- I can knock ye up a few cheese sandwiches, but after that we're all goosed

Well done all - organisers and participants - looks like it was a wonderful day for you
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Just for the record it wasnt a race lol. but as we said right from the outset things may not be flawless but for a first time its great. and we can learn from it to move onwards.
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Personally, even at my age, I wanted more. I think next time it might be a full weekend with TWO days running. The only problem is that it will raise the costs of fuel, lodgings and entry and make it too expensive. No difference to doing two events in a year though. Thoughts?
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im up for that. if we have the luck for interest for a couple of events this event could be the flagship big one?
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Old 21-07-2014, 07:42 PM   #10
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Food and weekend event

Hi Gents please don't take the remarks about lunch personally, it was ment to be feedback on a totally amazing day.

I agree the bar service at Yacht Haven isn't good.

I must also Congratulate Yacht Haven for having the most expensive pint of soda Water and lime in the entire country!!! Never in my life have I been charged £2.50 for it, in Weatherspoons it's 20p!!!!!!!!

I think the weekend event is a really good idea. When you consider how far some people travelled, an extra days fun on the water for a bit of extra fuel makes the event more cost effective.

I live locally (Gosport) and if anyone wants to park there boat outside my house and have a hand launching ect in order to help keep there costs down, just ask.
I live 20 foot away from a large park where people can camp or Theres some very affordable B&b's local to me.

I do think that everyone would welcome 4/5 of these events through the summer, it makes owning a boat that much more fun :-).

As I have already said, I'm more than happy to help in any way I can to make future events possible.
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How fast ur banana shark with that motor Dave? ?
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Hi Gents please don't take the remarks about lunch personally, it was ment to be feedback on a totally amazing day.

I agree the bar service at Yacht Haven isn't good.

I must also Congratulate Yacht Haven for having the most expensive pint of soda Water and lime in the entire country!!! Never in my life have I been charged £2.50 for it, in Weatherspoons it's 20p!!!!!!!!

I think the weekend event is a really good idea. When you consider how far some people travelled, an extra days fun on the water for a bit of extra fuel makes the event more cost effective.

I live locally (Gosport) and if anyone wants to park there boat outside my house and have a hand launching ect in order to help keep there costs down, just ask.
I live 20 foot away from a large park where people can camp or Theres some very affordable B&b's local to me.

I do think that everyone would welcome 4/5 of these events through the summer, it makes owning a boat that much more fun :-).

As I have already said, I'm more than happy to help in any way I can to make future events possible.
Thanks for all the input, some good ideas there. We will be trying to make these days a regular event but can't possibly do more than say a couple a year. Life takes over unfortunately. Guess we will have to stay away from the Yacht Haven next time, it was a bit expensive but I was hoping that it was going to be a great experience for the fleet!!
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