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Topic: Champs 2011 at Netley
Posted By: John Shelton
Subject: Champs 2011 at Netley
Date Posted: 09 September 2010 at 10:27
Tom - do we have dates yet for next year's Nationals? We are starting to juggle our sailing programme for next year

Posted By: Barnesy
Date Posted: 01 November 2010 at 20:06
Guys any further news on the dates?
Calendar getting booked fast.

Posted By: John Shelton
Date Posted: 01 November 2010 at 21:20
word on the street is 13/16 August - 4 days, with 23 races per day. I might be exaggerating though

Posted By: Barnesy
Date Posted: 02 November 2010 at 08:16
Hmmmmm. Hopefully it's the date that changes - (back end of Cowes)
The number of races is fine.

Posted By: Strangler
Date Posted: 06 January 2011 at 11:51
Any confirmation of dates yet??

Posted By: Tom Guy
Date Posted: 07 January 2011 at 22:33
I am pleased to confirm that Netley will be hosting this year's championships between Saturday 13th August and Tuesday 16th August.

Brief highlights:
To be sailed within Southampton Water i.e. smaller courses than normal - should benefit those who excel at boat handing!
Easy launch & recovery
Relatively sheltered so the chances of race cancellations are reduced
Race area close to club - great for spectators
Shared event with Kestrels - very friendly
10 race series
Hornet club - we hope to have 4 club boats on the water with more interest from club members if boats will be loaned

Socials/Entertainment - no disco! Okay it will be low key but if you have any special requests let us know - we should be including a quiz night, BBQ and we have been challenged to a games night by the Kestrels. And, of course, the bar will always be open.....

Free camping on site - need I say more

More details and costs to follow.

Posted By: Eric
Date Posted: 05 April 2011 at 08:22
Wondered if there were any more details - start time of first race and or measurement if applicable on Saturday; cost to enter etc.
I see that the 2010 Championships are still showing on the home page of web site - will 2011 details appearthere soon?
If I can get to Champs, is a Caravan okay in the camping field? Would it be possible to drop boat off weekend before and collect again the weekend after event?


Posted By: Tom Guy
Date Posted: 11 April 2011 at 13:17
A few teething problems with the transfer of the website to a different server have prevented the release of this information and the update of other areas. Hopefully this will be sorted over this week.

Caravans - sorry there is no change to the current byelaws at Netley - tents and camper vans are allowed, but caravans are not. The closest site can be found on this link: -

Posted By: Tom Guy
Date Posted: 03 May 2011 at 23:46
I am pleased to report that the championship details are now available within the the events calendar -

Key points:
Standard £85 entry fee for 4 days racing (10 races) includes camping on site (tents and camper vans only) - discounts for Juniors and overseas entries
A meal deal will organised along the lines of last year's event (additional cost)
Shared event with Kestrel class
Socials are still up for discussion but based on last year I don't think we need to organise a disco...

Very importantly, for those who can only make the weekend we will be running an additional event for the weekend only so at least you can join the fun for two days. We want to make this an inclusive as possible - perhaps some the plankers can make it....

I will update the championship with more details as soon as I can (accommodation list, things to do. etc)

If you have any particular queries, please get in touch.

As a starting point I think I have 4 Netley based Hornets primed to enter plus another helm looking to borrow a boat (any offers? He's a very good Scorpion sailor)


Posted By: kevin
Date Posted: 06 July 2011 at 21:10

Just a reminder the cut off date for discounted entry for the champs is the 13th of THIS month!!

Get your entries quick in to allow for extra beer moneyWink

Posted By: roger
Date Posted: 11 July 2011 at 20:39
Hi all, Thinking of bringing Shoestring down for one day. I dont suppose we will be doing much racing but may sail round the course a couple of times.
Two questions. Would you have any objections to me joining in but keeping out of the way of the serious stuff? and could I pay on a day rate for sailing?

Posted By: CLINT
Date Posted: 12 July 2011 at 12:27
Hi Kevin,
             cheque in post

Posted By: Strangler
Date Posted: 28 July 2011 at 11:52
How many entries??  My nemesis from the FD fleet has/will be entering, using one of the Breirly fleet.

Posted By: kevin
Date Posted: 28 July 2011 at 19:32
Currently 10 paid entries but I Know of at least 4 more.

Posted By: Barnesy
Date Posted: 29 July 2011 at 13:50

Dellbuoy and I will be there. First two days only I'm afraid.

Posted By: Harry Ashworth
Date Posted: 29 July 2011 at 16:54
Kevin, can you list the paid entries please?

Posted By: kevin
Date Posted: 01 August 2011 at 20:41
Now 11 paid entries:
Harry Ashworth & Ruth Walker
Peter Bennett & John Shelton
Graham Dare & Clive Stinton
Tim Coombe & Jane Smith
Strangler & Pippa Rogers
Geoff Furlong & Jim Ingram
Dick Garry & James Beer
Kevin Burt & Barry Miller
Mark & Clint Styles
Toby Morsley & Alex Rogers
Roger & Jack Kelleway

Posted By: Tom Guy
Date Posted: 02 August 2011 at 09:47
Other definites not yet entered include:
Me Smile
Dave Edge
Steve Russell
Nick Barnes
Toby Barsley-Dale

Others I presume will be coming:
Steve Cooke
Dean Saxton
Mike Owen

Rumour that Nigel Skudder may be joining us from Starcross......

Plus if there are any spare boats out there I know someone who would like to take part....

Posted By: Tom Guy
Date Posted: 09 August 2011 at 16:18
Runners and Riders -

Spot the deliberate mistakes (no clues John, yes I forgot)

Posted By: Strangler
Date Posted: 09 August 2011 at 17:46
Nice one Tom. I best be off to the one pound shop.
Be afraid, be very afraid...

Posted By: mikethelark
Date Posted: 10 August 2011 at 20:48
It does occur to me that no-one has responded to Roger's enquiry re 'Shoestring' - so why not bring it down anyway Roger and show us how it all started. Day rate? Up to Netley but it sounds like a couple of pints to me.

I wonder if any of the other older boats are considering a trip out? . . . . . . 

About to get wet together shortly!

Mike O

Posted By: roger
Date Posted: 11 August 2011 at 18:11
Thanks Mike for your reply. As there had been little response to my request I assumed day rates etc were not available and hence have no crew lined up and have now promised to do home type things so wont be coming.
Hope you all have a great time and will be back one day with a less than knackered old boat just a knackered old helm.
Cheers Roger

Posted By: roger
Date Posted: 16 August 2011 at 20:45
Well done to all. Great to read the blow by blow accounts every day and congrats to Dave and Martin.

Posted By: jonsilk
Date Posted: 17 August 2011 at 10:14
Well done to Dave and Martin. Really pleased that their efforts have been finally rewarded with a Championship.

Posted By: Southpaw
Date Posted: 17 August 2011 at 12:21
Yes, well done to Dave and Martin, look forward to seeing the full results.


Posted By: John Shelton
Date Posted: 17 August 2011 at 14:45
Really good event - Tom and his helpers should be congratulated for the organisation on and off the water. And for a championship to go down to the last race is always a good sign of healthy competition. Well done the Dirty Doggers.
Now I've got to see if we can claim warranty from Tim Coombe for our 20 year old rudder stock!

Posted By: richard garry
Date Posted: 18 August 2011 at 08:39

R Garry

Posted By: richard garry
Date Posted: 18 August 2011 at 09:16
A very enjoyable championships with excellent organisation both on and off the water as John said.

Congratulations to Dave and Martin on their win, dispite that hard working fishing boat (other people might use more flowery language) at the windward mark.
Best of luck in the forthcoming International 14 worlds and hope you will be able to fly the hornet flag at the Endeavour Trophy later in the year.

Dick  G. (aIso-ran)

R Garry

Posted By: Barnesy
Date Posted: 18 August 2011 at 09:16

Congratulations Dave and Martin.

Some good photos from Eddie M..

Posted By: Southpaw
Date Posted: 18 August 2011 at 10:40
Any chance of someone posting up the full results so that those who did not attend know who to be jealous of.  


Posted By: Tom Guy
Date Posted: 19 August 2011 at 23:28
Results and report posted - now I'm going on holiday!!

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