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The first event of this years new Classic travellers series has just been held at Bosham. A great weekend with good breezes and non stop sunshine, together with courses which seemed to take us up and down nearly all the creeks in the harbour. Three Faireys made up the Classic fleet, Doug Branson’s 454, my 197 and Peter Blick joined in on Sunday having had car failure whilst on his way on Saturday morning.
The next event will be the CVRDA Clywedog rally, a fantastic venue in a large remote lake in the middle of Wales over the Bank Holiday weekend, 25th, 26th and 27th May. Details are on the CVRDA site. Join us if you can.
Sorry, number should be 01494 483360
Now sold and donation made.
Sorry Stewart, Correction to email, petervintonatbigfootdotcom
Looking at the register I reckon I remember this boat when it was owned by Martin Scarth at Maylandsea Bay, it was a beautiful boat. If you get it finished in time we can have a competition between two Bruder rigs which would be good!
I’ve just entered without any problems.
No longer for sale.
Sorted now thanks.
I was hoping to go, last open I did at Burnham was in the late 70s, but I’m not able to make it so I’m going to sail on the muddy Bristol Channel instead of the muddy Crouch.
My 1963 Fairey Finn has the back edge of the deck ring at 3730mm from the transom edge and the front of the ring is 675 from the bow. On the original rules the deck ring had to be 680 +\- 5mm from the bow so mine is as far forward as possible. On my Devoti (1998) the mast ring in its fully aft position is in the same position as my Fairey, 3730 from the transom edge. The basic setting for the rig is 35mm forward from this and up to 50mm in stronger winds. Your mast step will probably need to be moved further forward to get the right leech tension with the mast forward but as a starting point I’d suggest your step needs to be able to move up to 50mm forward of your current position.
I too am not a great fan of windward leeward courses and appreciate a bit of variety. Contrary to Richard’s experience I had a disastrous start in one race at Thorpe Bay and finished 10th, with all the places made up on the reaches. This was helped a lot by the tide and that too always adds some interest. The best courses I’ve sailed are at Salcombe week and on the Blackwater, lots of variety and tide. At least though none are as bad as the courses we used to sail in the 70s, always 5 miles offshore, a triangle sausage with beats of well over 1.5 miles and race lengths of about 3 hours.