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  1. #1
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    Default Well - what did you think?

    The sailing was magic, I thought the food was much better than the YC's previous performance and enjoyed the company as ever! Thanks to Roger for all the logistics!

  2. #2
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    Yup - concur - that was excellent ... thanks to you both!!

    superb sailing over, excellent company ... a little shame the wind didn't come round more to the east for the slog back - can you sort that for next year please?!

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    The yacht club did a good job - enjoyed it all very much.

    Thanks to Roger for all his hard work, and fergus for sniffing out the right venue.

    Just get the wind right next time for the return voyage!.

    Thanks

  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fergus View Post
    The sailing was magic, I thought the food was much better than the YC's previous performance and enjoyed the company as ever! Thanks to Roger for all the logistics!
    I don't believe you, not possible, you are only saying this to annoy me even more!
    'The will of the people' = The will of a few fanatics who have duped the unsuspecting.

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    Unfortunately - it is true (the YC food and company - not that he's trying to annoy you).

    Oh - btw - thanks for the txt weather forecast - we got it as we came in via the needles!!

  6. #6
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    Default Improvements

    Had a brief chat with Fergus at YC and we concluded that current format works OK (after all it has evolved over a number of years). Its impossible to square the circle between those that want a barbeque on the green (which I don't think would be allowed) to those that like excellent French Cuisine to those that want to share the evening with other formites and by the very numbers incurrs mass catering.

    This year I thought the YC food was the best ever.

    My current thoughts are that we continue with YC on an early neap tide Saturday in September with an option for St Vaast for Friday for those that want to do it. If we can continue to berth a number of the bigger boats near each other for the Saturday afternoon then a gathering on the boats and pontoon gives everyone a good opportunity to talk to people before the meal as during the meal most will sit with their crew.

    Happy to receive others comments as ideally I would prefer the Cherbourg trip to be like sex - consensual!!

    Many thanks to Fergus for doing another good job arranging the meal with the YC. From memory it was fixed menu for previous years with option of a veggie but this year Fergus negotiated a choice for each course which I appreciated. Well done Fergus!!

    This year there were 2 boats that wanted to be listed so that they could enjoy the berthing discount but they made it clear that they were unlikely to join us all for the evening meal. As it happens I don't think they turned up but personally I am happy to include others that may prefer to meet everyone on the saturday afternoon but not join us for the YC meal - any views??

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    I am happy to include others that may prefer to meet everyone on the saturday afternoon but not join us for the YC meal - any views??
    As it has no impact on the number of forumites who can attend the meal then I for one am quite happy for them to tag along.

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    Would you mind telling us how many attendees were active forumites or not ... ish.

  9. #9
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    14 active Formites, 33 diners in total but if my boat is anything to go by I had 2 Formites and 4 "lurkers" on board. 3 of the "lurkers" have been to Cherbourg at least 4 times.

    Its unfortunate that so many of the regulars could not make it probably like yourself through circumstances beyond their control. I assume over the years there is always a turnover of people moving on and new people joining.

    While numbers were down this year I personally thought the quality was high and it was very convivial but maybe I am biased.

  10. #10
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    Default Great weekend

    I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend, although the slog back to Chichester was very wet indeed! Great food, great company, and to my amazement nothing on the boat broke (apart from the torches (ingress of water).
    Thanks again.
    Chris Monniot and crew.
    Chris

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