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  1. #11
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    Default Re: So, do we go ahead, or try for late in season?

    If you compare to previous years, we had 35/40 boats and crew, and about 15/20 without boat groups. We'd need similar. Last year we got the marquee cheap as they used it for other events. , at this late stage, this not likely, as I couldn't book without numbers. Even a smaller marquee isn't going to cover costs with current numbers.

    I think postponing is best option currently, as food not booked either, and all getting a bit late in day to book food and marquee even if we get sudden run of people booking late

  2. #12
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    Default Re: So, do we go ahead, or try for late in season?

    The snag is that if like me you only look at PBO, Scuttle and the For Sale, it is quite likely that one could be entirely unaware that an 'event' is in the offing.

    It was only by pure chance that I stumbled on this.

    Its quite a nice idea having a separate header for everything from events to pubs to IT issues etc.etc, but I bet you that 98% of the readership never look under those headers unless they have a specific reason.

    Put the post back on Scuttlebutt, and I bet there will be many more enquiries.

    I was rather looking fwd to this dispite being about the least 'clubby' person around...I wanna see what people look like!!

    I'm dead against creating ever more separate headers, in fact i much prefered the way the forum looked a couple of years back.. blah blah..

    All best and thanks for putting the work in on this.

    Nick

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  3. #13
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    Default Re: So, do we go ahead, or try for late in season?

    Nick,

    Several posts went onto Scuttlebutt, same on Mobochat, and even PBO a few times. Under different headings!

    You can't take a horse to water etc.

    If you can post a message or two, maybe it would get more response than my posts so far, but it's really a bit late to get it organised now

  4. #14
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    Default Re: So, do we go ahead, or try for late in season?

    lets do an informal one. just book the moorings and we can meet up for a few Sat night

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    Default Re: So, do we go ahead, or try for late in season?

    Phil,

    My 2nd post was to confirm 6... I am with you the event it is a great one, and Brendon does a great job organising it, but does it need a marque? I for one do not think so if we do not have the people to fill it, the people that attend irrelevant of numbers is what matters IMHO..

    PS why has this not been highlighted on the main forum?
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    Default Re: So, do we go ahead, or try for late in season?

    The reason for the marquee, is that even with lower numbers, there is almost nowhere that will take on this number at the cost we can do it for, nearby the marina (major consideration), with a bar too.

    Rapidly coming to conclusion that maybe best set latter in year with lots of publicity

    It's all been on main forum(s) many times. Problem is that people haven't seen messages obviously?

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    Default Double entry

    was only kiddin about the 2 posts

  8. #18
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    Default Re: Double entry

    Well Brendan, 102 views, and no new names since... perhaps an informal meeting is the way to go...
    remember....
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  9. #19
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    Default Re: Good Idea

    When this meet was first suggested at Wareham back in the dark mists of time, 2002 was it? Newtown Creek was the idea, then it got too big for that and Yarmouth was put foreward, then it got too big for that. Then John Watson put foreward a rescue plan and came up with Mercury.

    So are we small enough for say, Yarmouth. I suspect time is too short to put anything together, now, so I guess something in June or July would be good.

    I suspect there may a few die hards gather in Yarmouth that weekend anyway[img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
    Old Chinese proverb 'Man who sail boat into rice field, soon get into paddy'

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    Default Re: Good Idea

    OK, I'm going to call off the official Mercury meet, but keep the forum here open for now, so that an informal meet can be arranged by those that still fancy getting together that weekend.

    As the sponsorship from MDL is still there, maybe we can try again later in the season. Either summertime (though that means holidays and stuff gets in the way) or maybe right at the end of the season

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