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  1. #41
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    Default Re: Cheapskates Offshore Racing Club (CORC) - would there be any takers?

    Quote Originally Posted by MissFitz View Post
    , what we really need in this country is an active Mini 6.50 class - but attempts to get it going seem to be doomed to failure. Sadly.
    If you can not afford an Impala...

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    Default Re: Cheapskates Offshore Racing Club (CORC) - would there be any takers?

    Quote Originally Posted by MissFitz View Post
    Definitely an idea for next year. And there's Round the Island. But some racing specifically for smaller boats would be good. Of course, what we really need in this country is an active Mini 6.50 class - but attempts to get it going seem to be doomed to failure. Sadly.
    Minis are hardly in the cheapskate bracket.
    There is quite a lot of round the cans racing in small boats, around the clubs. Problem is usually the tide. A slow small cruiser battling a 2 knot tide on a light wednesday night is painful to watch, let alone being aboard.
    It seems to me the appetite for passage racing is limited enough among the big boats, they seem to mostly want to do dinghy courses.
    The 1/4 tonners might be worth a look?

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    Default Re: Cheapskates Offshore Racing Club (CORC) - would there be any takers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Judders View Post
    If you can not afford an Impala...
    Well, I might be more inclined to bankrupt myself for a Mini! I would also note that a) you can pick up a proto pretty cheap & b) even I could afford a decent marina berth for a boat of 6.5m LOA.

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    Default Re: Cheapskates Offshore Racing Club (CORC) - would there be any takers?

    I check the listings now and then but haven't seen anything for less than £20k for about five years.

    Where are you seeing them?

    They'd utterly fail under IRC so I would get spanked in JOG but it'd be great fun none the less!

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    Default Re: Cheapskates Offshore Racing Club (CORC) - would there be any takers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Judders View Post
    I check the listings now and then but haven't seen anything for less than £20k for about five years.
    I've been obsessively monitoring Mini prices for the past four years but to be fair mainly series boats. Unfortunately, just as the second generation ones were starting to get into my budget (under £20k), sterling went through the floor. And I finally decided it just didn't make sense to buy one when there's no class racing at all in this country (which there was back when I started looking). If there were, I'd still be very tempted by a Zero or Tip Top (well-equipped version of the former on the class website at the moment for €21k), or even a Pogo 1 or Ginto at €10-13k. And Pogo 2s (which is what I really want) are already going for as little as €23k & will be even cheaper after the next Transat. Don't know so much about the protos but I can see a couple for €20k or less at the moment, & I'm told decent older ones have gone for as little as £8k.

    They are so much fun, it's so tempting - but it would be a very lonely business being the only Mini in an IRC fleet. Hence the Sonata. Much less fun but a lot cheaper, plus good class racing & much more suitable for piddling around the Solent in.

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    Default Re: Cheapskates Offshore Racing Club (CORC) - would there be any takers?

    Coming a little late to this thread, but I do have sympathy with the sentiments of the original post.

    JOG was founded to address more or less the same problem some 70 years ago, but times have certainly changed. While several posters have pointed out that you can still compete in JOG on a very low budget, there's no denying that it is no longer the norm.

    So while there is a strong case for saying - "come on all us cheapskates, join JOG and by doing so change the norm", it may seem preferable to be part of a club/fleet populated entirely by people in the same metaphorical boat.

    But if you were to found such a club, my guess is that you would start to see the old "inflation" creeping in again next year!

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    Default Re: Cheapskates Offshore Racing Club (CORC) - would there be any takers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan ashore View Post
    So while there is a strong case for saying - "come on all us cheapskates, join JOG and by doing so change the norm", it may seem preferable to be part of a club/fleet populated entirely by people in the same metaphorical boat.
    Well yes, that is the thing. I'm sure the JOG guys are all lovely but can't help thinking it would be more fun to be in a crowd of similarly cash-strapped skippers rather than feeling like a poor relation. And again, while I have absolutely nothing against older chaps, it would be great if a smaller boat racing club attracted more young sailors & women. The Mini fleet is fantastic for that - great mix of sexes, most of them on a shoestring budget & so young they make me feel ancient!

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