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"Pack the right stuff when you go to a meeting!"

Postby leaky » Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:39 pm

Guy says, "Pack the right stuff when you go to a meeting!"

What's the most important non-sailing item that you really should not foget?

Sleeping bag? (Nope, Dan Cowin just sleeps in the car).

Money? (Nope, Barnsie's got loads to spare).

Tools? (Na, Pete Nicolson just borrows yours).

Soap? (No, who needs it?)

Map? (Na, Richie & Lissa have just completed a HUGE B14 race of some 50Km up the coast of Aussieland. They didn't need a map).

Sandwiches? (Nope, someone will always give you a meal).

But how about TOOTHBRUSH? Mmmm, Very important...... Isn't it Guy???
(How's the mouth?)

What other things are ESSENTIAL to sailing away with the B14 fleet?
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Postby Guy » Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:57 am

Well sailing boots are always handy Leaky!!!

and maybe some crazy Frozen Icelandic petrol drink.
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Postby janeysailor12 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:23 pm

A boat's quite useful too

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Postby leaky » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:25 pm

Boots? Ooo, under the belt methinks. Er, actually, the boots were pre-planning. They were left in the bottom of the boat since Rockland Tiger Troffee, so I hadn't forgot them...

How's your "ring"? Still "confident"?

As for the petrol. You have to run on something local when doing the Hoo Freezer. I wonder what will work at Freddie Starcross?
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Postby leaky » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:27 pm

janeysailor12 wrote:A boat's quite useful too

Janey


That's good. How many people do you know who have forgotten rudders, centreboards and even sails???

They are out there......We need names. 8)
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Postby janeysailor12 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:10 pm

err.......... me :oops: ............. once had to drive (within the speed limit....NOT) 20 miles to meet my dad halfway between home and the open meeting to pick up a jib...... missed the 1st race, not a happy bunny.
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Postby barnsie » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:06 pm

Ever turned up at an open and the crew has forgotten to pick up the boat as the helm had come from abroad. Has not happened to me but has happened to someone known to some in the sailing world a few years ago!!!!!!!!!!!!! Most funny. :lol: :P
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Postby leaky » Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:03 pm

Nice one Janey. This could be confession corner?

Come on Cowin, we wanna hear yours!

I recon the Dan and Stu MUST have had a few?

Fells? Oh,yeah, well he's probably done them all.

Wouldn't it be funny if Rich Bell forgot sails?

Wayne Dixon is probably the only bloke to be free of this character, BUT ONLY BECAUSE he can make anything for a B14 out of bits from a smashed up matchbox....
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Postby Drew » Sat Feb 24, 2007 4:09 am

some aussie b14ers (will not mention names, they know who they are) actually got the dates of the event wrong, ended up towing the boat a few thousand kilometres for nothing more than the knowledge that the wheel bearings were in perfect order. . .
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Postby leaky » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:10 am

Oh yeah...I forgot that one.... Richie Reynolds, where are you???!

I just heard that he and Lissa will be headin' this way early June..... Deja Vu?
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Postby Richie Bell » Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:43 pm

As its confession corner

I have forgotten sails at one open :oops: luckily I drove to the Helm's house in London the Friday night before a Datchet open. Without even bothering to look in the car he just opened his front door and said 'youve forgotten the sails havent you?!' Thats how well a helm and crew should know each other.

So back in the car (both of us) and the planned drinking session happened in Southampton not London. Next day we were first to the first mark (Miraculous given our lack of ability) performed an adrenaline fuelled hoist only to find that the helm had rigged the shroud out side the permanently attached kite sheets leading to much swearing, a very slow gybe and the inevitable cold swim.

Those were the days :)

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Postby janeysailor12 » Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:24 pm

shut up!! SHUT UP.....!!!!!!! :oops: Guess who forgot her bouyancy aid when she went to Starcross....Crispin to the rescue....again. :lol:

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Postby laura_newbee » Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:52 am

Janey, did you forget your gloves aswell or do just not have any? :D
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Postby leaky » Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:31 pm

Richie Bell wrote:Those were the days :)

Richie

Ahh, bless....
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Postby leaky » Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:35 pm

laura_newbee wrote:Janey, did you forget your gloves aswell or do just not have any? :D


Sounds like Janey has a few more good stories up her sleave?
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