Event: (UK) Plymouth Junket Saturday 11th May 2014

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  • 11 May 2014 00:13
    Reply # 1551459 on 1500301
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    Yes - revised start time and position announced today - line from RWYC to QAB and start 13:00 - current opinion is some will start and immediately retreat to await better weather - others may delay starting - Ash and I plan to mosey down to QAB tomorrow late morning and see what gives.

    Plymouth junket reduced to me and family plus Ash and Brian having a very nice meal ashore at Kingsand, and monitoring start from shore tomorrow. Does it still count? Sailing secretary to adjudicate.
    Last modified: 11 May 2014 00:14 | Deleted user
  • 11 May 2014 08:54
    Reply # 1551490 on 1500301
    Upon mature consideration, after weighing up the pros and cons and with a full analysis of the precise parameters of the essential constituent parts of a full-blown junket, I have to say that in this instance we would have to regard this as a junket.  Yes, the boats are missing, but the truly essential criteria are met: two or more gathered together; conviviality; pre-planning; continuing communication after the initial suggestion.

    All in all a very worthy effort and extra marks for continuing in the face of various obstacles.

  • 11 May 2014 22:16
    Reply # 1551630 on 1500301
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    Well, Ash and I attended the start of the 2014 Jester Challenge, standing below the RWYC balcony in Queen Anne's Battery as Ewen Southby-Tailyour fired the ritual shotgun-filled-with-talc at precisely 13:00. The mounting excitement as the half-dozen or so competitor boats present remained resolutely at their pontoon berths was almost unbearable. Then we went home.

    Ho hum. Met the improbably nice veteran of many Jester/OSTAR races, Bill Churchouse, anyway, so not entirely anticlimactic. I expect they'll all start to drift westward tomorrow in no breeze whatsoever....

    Edit: Ash and I were accosted by a fully booted and suited skipper of one of the local Dragon fleet, lamenting the loss of his backstay at anchor in last nights blow. Lost no time in recommending conversion to junk rig. Nasty things, stays. He seemed quite interested.
    Last modified: 11 May 2014 22:20 | Deleted user
  • 14 May 2014 13:41
    Reply # 1552566 on 1500301
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    Well, they all got away late Sunday/Early Monday (6 boats). Rather ironically, Roger Fitzgerald aboard Ella Trout III reported at noon today that after all the stormy weather he is sitting 120miles SW  of Land's End in a flat calm! Plans to catch up on his sleep.

    You can keep up with it here if you wish.
  • 17 Jun 2014 09:49
    Reply # 3008282 on 1541153
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    Peter Scandling wrote:

    The boat above the Tamar bridge is called Janvier.... something.  I shot passed it the other day but didn't get a proper look at the name.


    I expect you know this by now, it's Janvier Aquila, a Barbican 33 owned by Dennis Sidebotham who attended the South Coast rally in 2010 - Sailed past her on Sunday. He doesn't seem to be a member any more.

  • 21 Jun 2014 19:17
    Reply # 3017650 on 1500301

    When I last spoke to Dennis he said that he either had or intended to sell or give Janvier to his daughter.  I do have contact details for Dennis which I would pass on by e mail if requested.   

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