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  1. #1
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    Default West Mersea Yacht Club Round the Island race

    To day was the WMYC RTI race.

    There were very few entries perhaps 20 or 25. It was only a few years ago there were over 150.

    I wondered what had changed, and then I read the WMYC website and it said "This year we welcome once again entries from Windsurfer Raceboards, Rowing boats (Gigs/Skiffs),dinghies and catamarans." How can you sensibly handicap "Windsurfer Raceboards, Rowing boats (Gigs/Skiffs)."?

    I know it is a fun event, but if there is no sensible organization, why do WMYC think people will enter?

    Also the entry fee is £20 ... This just seems like greed, I would not pay WMYC £20 just to sail my boat round the Island, when I can do so for nothing
    I respect my elders, but I can't find many now

  2. #2
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    Default West Mersea Yacht Club Round the Island race

    To day was the WMYC RTI race.

    There were very few entries perhaps 20 or 25. It was only a few years ago there were over 150.

    I wondered what had changed, and then I read the WMYC website and it said "This year we welcome once again entries from Windsurfer Raceboards, Rowing boats (Gigs/Skiffs),dinghies and catamarans." How can you sensibly handicap "Windsurfer Raceboards, Rowing boats (Gigs/Skiffs)."?

    I know it is a fun event, but if there is no sensible organization, why do WMYC think people will enter?

    Also the entry fee is £20 ... This just seems like greed, I would not pay WMYC £20 to sail my boat round the Island, when I can do so for nothing
    I respect my elders, but I can't find many now

  3. #3
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    Default Re: West Mersea Yacht Club Round the Island race

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidofMersea View Post
    To day was the WMYC RTI race.

    There were very few entries perhaps 20 or 25. It was only a few years ago there were over 150.

    I wondered what had changed, and then I read the WMYC website and it said "This year we welcome once again entries from Windsurfer Raceboards, Rowing boats (Gigs/Skiffs),dinghies and catamarans." How can you sensibly handicap "Windsurfer Raceboards, Rowing boats (Gigs/Skiffs)."?

    I know it is a fun event, but if there is no sensible organization, why do WMYC think people will enter?

    Also the entry fee is £20 ... This just seems like greed, I would not pay WMYC £20 to sail my boat round the Island, when I can do so for nothing
    were prizes offered, perhaps entertainment after or even a bbq.
    Some members must be away on the Fastnet & Cowes Week

  4. #4
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    Default Re: West Mersea Yacht Club Round the Island race

    Going round Mersea island requires lifting boats across a road causeway.

    I doubt many competitors's boats in the Fastnet would be capable of that without hiring a crane
    Substance over style

  5. #5
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    Default Re: West Mersea Yacht Club Round the Island race

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Harry View Post
    were prizes offered, perhaps entertainment after or even a bbq.
    Some members must be away on the Fastnet & Cowes Week
    I believe there is only one trophy, The Coconut Cup, which you keep for a year. I have not heard of any entertainment, BBQ, etc
    I respect my elders, but I can't find many now

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