The recession, sorry long very temporary credit crisis, is potentially the best thing to happen to clyde sailing for the last decade.
No more will people turn up from dinghy land with Bavaria budgets and an idea of comfort actually having anything to do with racing
Th SB3 and Flying Fifteens / pipers are all enough OD for us with a limited budget ( a snot if you MUST have a lid and a trauma room) . The 1990s saw some of the best action in OD on the clyde and it is a sad state for most clubs with the demonic down-tour to Bavarias and Bendytubs with IRC tweaks.
I wish Dane and the others (paddy still got an interest at HSC?) good luck with getting more owners/syndicates into the SB3.
Everyone has their own thoughts as to which of the current one design Clyde fleets they would prefer to be involved in and why. Cost, boat, venue, numbers, average ability, social are some of the... more
It is quite impossible to separate all those factors from the boat design and venue. However one of the key factors is clearly the provision of bacon rolls at the appointed site after racing. FFs at... more
In an ideal world... There would be a boat, similar to a 1720, but smaller, more fun, and still raced by other people... There would be a fantastic venue with tidal waters and varied wind and sea... more
This just sounds bliss, other than the 1720 bit, the Venue described takes me to Howth where we raced the Etchells, the Irish certainly know how to set up a facility. Would be nice to have such a... more
I've heard this so called small whippet-like mini 1720 boat attracts good looking young ladies with its favourable weight limit... Which some say is preferable to sailing with some fat lads munching... more
SB3 way forward for OD From a Farr,Thu Apr 12 16:39
Red Obviously is the fastest .... especialy the Special edition Enzo which comes in Ferrari Red with yellow piping, an oversized RS Turbo Badge, neon blue bow light, 220w outside deack speakers,... more
Whatever happened to the Shugg 30?? or its bigger brother the Shugg 40?? otherwise - if economical sailing is your thing - the Shugg 20?? all fine boats and all comfortably fit the market brackets... more
If Your now getting serious and Ive had a few days to think this one through for the perfect boat and conditions. I think it would have to be a ride on a KT Price 48 custom built model of course,... more