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    Default club regattas

    when I first started sailing the bristol channel back in 1990, we routinely went to all the regattas of local clubs. And by we, I mean lots of members from each club. So for example Newport Uslmouth would get lots of visitors from Portishead and cardiff and chepstow and Barry - and vice versa.

    One of my jobs when I briefly was chairman of the BCCC was to try and agree a program for all the various club regattas so that this visiting could happen.

    Its seems to have dies a death. Why?
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    I struggle to get to my own clubs (NUSC) social events let alone others, not that I wouldn't want to. Unfortunately it's mainly due to work, having to work on a Saturday and a limit of 4 off a year pretty much screws up attending. I do try to get to one big thing a year.
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    A Bristol Channel calendar would be nice.

    We missed lighting the boat up in Portishead Marina, and joining in with the Bristol Harbour (Cabot Cruising Club) one this year (we've not joined in so far after 2 years in the area) due to short notice and conflicting plans as a result.
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    Default Re: club regattas

    The BCCC has evolved into the BCYC. .they organize 2 or 3 rallies each year supported by boats from many of the BC clubs.

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    yes I know Graham. It changed over to the BCYA after I handed it over to Robert Lee Warner, who made a much better job of running it than I ever did.

    But its still a valid question - whatever happened to the idea of mass visits to other clubs regattas. I have fond memories of events all over the channel.
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    At the BCYA AGM every year they start the Bristol channel calendar. It's seen as an opportunity to avoid clashes between club regattas and races like the Holmes and Lundy races. Unlike other areas it not possible to for each club to have the same weekend every year.
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    Default Re: club regattas

    This links to the BCYA website, and shows the 2018 calendar.
    The info for the 2019 one is being collected and will be published soon. It is updated regularly as more events are reported by clubs, so it’s worth checking regularly.
    https://www.bcya.org.uk/wp-content/u...VENTS-2018.pdf

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    Seems to be less interest in casual not too serious racing now.Events like the TV race organized by Barry YC would at one time attract dozens of visitors in a wide variety of boats from far and wide .

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    True Graham. Done that race a few times back when. But no one seems to do this sort of visiting / racing any longer. We have one or two biggish channel races like the Holms and round Lundy but the old fashioned idea of goint to another club for a few drinks, some socialising, maybe some dancing and a casual race has died
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    I would like to have a go at the Portishead around the Holmes race this year. Never been able to fit it in before. I like the idea of chosing your own start time.

    We entered the CYC boxing day plus one race and CBYC New Years day pursuit. Both were a bit of fun but as far as I know no visitors from outside the Cardiff Bay area.

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