On of the funniest things I ever heard happened to a mate of mine a long time ago. Growing up in Birmingham when we were all so far from the sea (we'll call him) Ian woke up one morning with not much to do.. So he thought he'd idle away the time with a spot of gentle dreaming, specifically gentle dreaming of Raquel Welsh...in "Planet of the Apes"
Clamping his head phones on to cut out the noise and with his eyes tightly shut he err.. vigorously enjoyed his moment of fantasy, and when all was done he opened his eyes...... and was horrified to find that a steaming hot cup of tea had been quietly placed on his bedside table...by his mother.
Imagine coming down to breakfast..
I'm not sure what makes me , after all these years, think of Ian when I ponder the split handicap which is seemingly suggested as OK in the moth class .. Its a bit embarrasing really. I just feel every other class will be looking at us and thinking "wankers"
I like Bladeriders, they are well designed and good boats, right now they offer a lot. But sooner or later we are going to have to stop putting up with the wacking off shitty and insulting marketing and say "grow up" if you want to be part of this family.
Just my own thoughts..you may disagree.
Anyway I'll ask the Moth sailors at Hayling Island who sail a BR design because a racing committe member just cc'd me on this email exchange..
The RYA have announced that the 2008 numbers will be available from 29th February which is Friday week. I'll grab them as soon as I can so we should have updated numbers for the Opening Race if you want to use them.
Thanks. It will be interesting to see what they come up with!
Apparantly, the bladerider x8 and foiling moth may have different numbers!
And I'll forward the original if anyone doubts the above.