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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Most popular one-design in the UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gedimin View Post
    I've spotted Melges 24 in the 'East', but ... racing spirit might be a bit 'calmer' (less competitive ...)
    What basis do you have for that suggestion?

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    Default Re: Most popular one-design in the UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Judders View Post
    I believe the executive have decided sailing is getting in the way of the core goals of the club.
    Incredible. And sad.

  3. #33
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    Default Re: Most popular one-design in the UK?

    It might be worth looking at Royal Burnham One Design. Royal Burnham Yacht Club is easy to get to from central London and is about half the distance compared to Southampton.

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    Default Re: Most popular one-design in the UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Walther View Post
    What basis do you have for that suggestion?
    Sorry if it sounded offensive It's probably just all the buzz around Solent which makes it 'more competitive' in a newcomers eyes. However, they do have a great concentration of clubs and events.
    What is the hottest spot in the East? Burnham?

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    Default Re: Most popular one-design in the UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by philld View Post
    It might be worth looking at Royal Burnham One Design. Royal Burnham Yacht Club is easy to get to from central London and is about half the distance compared to Southampton.
    I will be living in South London / Croydon area which makes me leaning towards Solent. Ideally Brighton of course, but I did not hear much about racing keelboats there

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    Default Re: Most popular one-design in the UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gedimin View Post
    Sorry if it sounded offensive It's probably just all the buzz around Solent which makes it 'more competitive' in a newcomers eyes. However, they do have a great concentration of clubs and events.
    What is the hottest spot in the East? Burnham?
    Unfortunately Burnham (particularly Burnham week) is a shadow of its former self.
    1534

  7. #37
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    Default Re: Most popular one-design in the UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gedimin View Post
    I will be living in South London / Croydon area which makes me leaning towards Solent. Ideally Brighton of course, but I did not hear much about racing keelboats there
    Brighton Marina Yacht Clubs has pretty healthy racing fleet.

    they are about to start their Biannual intro to yacht racing course which would give you a great intro to the club and their racing fleet.

    details here:

    http://bmyc.org.uk/clubclass/

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    Default Re: Most popular one-design in the UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by archie View Post
    Brighton Marina Yacht Clubs has pretty healthy racing fleet.

    they are about to start their Biannual intro to yacht racing course which would give you a great intro to the club and their racing fleet.

    details here:

    http://bmyc.org.uk/clubclass/
    I don't think they have keelboats, that's the problem. I would prefer keelboats for several reasons:
    1. Smaller teams, more involvement
    2. Competitive fleet of same boats rather than disappointing scoring systems
    3. Feasibility of purchase

  9. #39
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    Default Re: Most popular one-design in the UK?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gedimin View Post
    I would prefer keelboats for several reasons:
    1. Smaller teams, more involvement
    2. Competitive fleet of same boats rather than disappointing scoring systems
    3. Feasibility of purchase
    I can't argue with this. While IRC is a very good handicap system as such things go, OD is always more fun and competitive than handicapping.

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