Ally no mates - well, not quite so bad this year

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Ally no mates - well, not quite so bad this year

Postby marisca » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:25 am

There are some on the forum who may remember that last year at just about this time I issued a plea for volunteers to take part in the prestigious King George V cup race at Gourock on my wee Contessa 32 ("wee" 'cos even the vertically challenged K.McC. is swanning around in at least 36' of plastic) - http://www.bluemoment.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7901 refers. Thanks entirely to the efforts of Pete, Geoff, Sandy, Bill and Andy - mug shots on http://www.bluemoment.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7909 - we stormed through and won the muckle great cup which made this old man very happy.

This year's race is on next Saturday 30th August and I'm not quite so desperate as last year, having 2 very race-experienced sexagenarians signed up, and possibly one much younger and definitely more attractive young lady who hasn't actually said "no", I still have room (i.e. desperately need) one or two more bodies to abuse. Experience would be good, tolerance of an excitable skipper better, and a sense of humour absolutely necessary. So, if you fancy helping me to defend the Auld Mug (actually 1926), send me a PM for anonymity or stand up and be counted on the forum.

Race starts at 1300 from Ashton. I intend to be on the boat, limbering up and whipping the crew into shape about 1100. Transport from Edinburgh cross country is available. Drinks, barbecue and music happen afterwards. Bring your own sannies for lunch.

I'll now sit back and await the avalanche of replies!

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Re: Ally no mates - well, not quite so bad this year

Postby claymore » Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:40 am

Please accept my apologies for absence, Dear Heart has just given me my 'jobs list'
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I'd be rubbish anyway but...

Postby Silkie » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:25 pm

Much as I'd like to sail on your undoubtedly exquisite gem (although I don't much fancy being abused or having my tolerance of an excitable skipper tested) unfortunately I will be working in a big blue box at the wrong time.

Good luck!
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Re: Ally no mates - well, not quite so bad this year

Postby marisca » Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:37 pm

Only 5th this year despite the sterling efforts of the crew. Another pair of hands would have been awfy useful. Lovely day with a decent wind, really too good for wasting going round in circles. Ah well, there's always next year (if we're spared).

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Re: Ally no mates - well, not quite so bad this year

Postby mm5aho » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:04 am

Sorry to have missed this. Just back in the Clyde from the west.
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Re: Ally no mates - well, not quite so bad this year

Postby Old_Glow_In_The_Deep » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:46 am

Ball-Hox!!!

Big 'SORRY' I missed this post / request :(

Otherwise I would definitely of been up for a day with 'Help The Aged' (Sailor) ..... :wink:

I can tolerate most and ignore almost all levels of abuse (with a few muttered expletives).

ANYONE looking for Crew in & around the Clyde .... just give me a shout!

OGITD (on TOP) :thumbsup:

PLUS! ... did someone mention 'Music'??? :D

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Re: Ally no mates - well, not quite so bad this year

Postby mm5aho » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:56 pm

How about the CCC closing muster - Rothesay to Tarbert, 27th Sept. Anyone intending for that?
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