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F16 @ North Sea Regatta #208796
04/18/10 04:42 AM
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We have applied to get the F16 class included in the Delta Llyod North Sea Regatta next month.
The regatta was initially only F18, F20, Hobie 16 and Dart. The organizers are willing to let F16 attend if we can get a minimum of 10 boats on the water.
The regatta is 22-24 May 2010 in Scheveningen, The Netherlands.
Regatta website is www.nsr.nl
It will be awesome promotion or F16 if we can get this happening.
We now need your support to attend. If you want F16 to be a major player in Europe now is the time to act and get on the water.

Gill, How many boats can you have here?
Wouter? You have the most contacts for F16 in the Netherlands. Can you contact everyone or pass them on to me.
Blade? Stealth? Spitfire?
Eric? Its not that far.
Please pass it on to all F16 sailors in Europe.

Winter is over!!! TIME for ACTION!! Please email me if you want more info or can attend.. even if its not for the whole regatta.. bundy(at)2bsailing(dot)eu

Hope to see you there.
Darren

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Re: F16 @ North Sea Regatta [Re: Bundy] #208797
04/18/10 05:47 AM
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Sounds like a fantastic opportunity!!
Hope you and the series is well supported by the Euro F16 fleets..

Re: F16 @ North Sea Regatta [Re: Stewart] #208809
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Best of luck, keep us posted.


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Re: F16 @ North Sea Regatta [Re: pgp] #208815
04/18/10 09:52 AM
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Sounds like a Fine idea. I'd love to come; but still broken and no money!!!

Spitfire is not an F16 I am afraid...

Might be worth trying to get hold of Hans via here or the F16 owners forum on the website: http://www.formula16.net/forum/

Hans


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Re: F16 @ North Sea Regatta [Re: scooby_simon] #208881
04/19/10 01:53 PM
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Darren,

You can count me in. I would love to see some more F16 there!

Gill


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Re: F16 @ North Sea Regatta [Re: Gilo] #208915
04/20/10 02:21 AM
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I doubt anybody from the UK will be attending. With Fuel currently costing 7 US dollars a gallon or 9 AUS dollars a gallon and the cost of taking a Van and Trailer across the Channel being in excess of 497 USD / 534 AUSD it soon becomes a very expensive hobby.
Therefore, one trip to Italy and the F16 Euro's is basically all I can afford both numerically and family. However, I'm sure there are enough mainland F16's to make up the numbers, it's just a shame of the relatively short notice.


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Re: F16 @ North Sea Regatta [Re: Mark P] #208919
04/20/10 07:08 AM
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Actually the $AUS is not far off parity with the $US at present, at about $0.93 last time I looked. $US 7 = approx. $AUS = 7.50. Still I get your point about the cost of travel. We were one of the few countries to go through the GFC pretty well unscathed, but keep that quite because we have enough migrants as it is.

I guess it is too far for Wouter to go.

Re: F16 @ North Sea Regatta [Re: Phile] #208924
04/20/10 08:53 AM
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Holy crap! It costs $500 to cross the channel? Is that by boat, or the chunnel?

Re: F16 @ North Sea Regatta [Re: Karl_Brogger] #208925
04/20/10 09:03 AM
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hope its by private jet!!

Re: F16 @ North Sea Regatta [Re: Stewart] #208926
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It's by ferry I'm afraid - being an island we're a 'captive' audience!!!

I went on to the web this morning to check prices for that weekend and crossings (one way) ranged from 173 to 402. When booking a return trip the closer to the weekend either way the price goes up so out Thurs and back following Weds the total best price is 350. Go out Thurs last ferry and return last ferry Sunday, best price is 506... On top of that by using the late ferries you HAVE to book a cabin - cheapest is 37pp.
Then we've got fuel, acommodation etc.


John Alani
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Re: F16 @ North Sea Regatta [Re: Jalani] #208930
04/20/10 09:33 AM
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I thought you could drive through the chunnel, wikipedia says no.

Re: F16 @ North Sea Regatta [Re: Jalani] #208931
04/20/10 09:38 AM
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so piggyback two boats a trailer? 4 on a truck?
would that work? Don't know just thinking.. s

Radical idea.. 34 kms across the channel. Dover to Calais.. long distance tune up.. have a truck ready to pick uyp the boats in Calais..

Re: F16 @ North Sea Regatta [Re: Jalani] #208932
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Originally Posted by Jalani
It's by ferry I'm afraid - being an island we're a 'captive' audience!!!

I went on to the web this morning to check prices for that weekend and crossings (one way) ranged from 173 to 402. When booking a return trip the closer to the weekend either way the price goes up so out Thurs and back following Weds the total best price is 350. Go out Thurs last ferry and return last ferry Sunday, best price is 506... On top of that by using the late ferries you HAVE to book a cabin - cheapest is 37pp.
Then we've got fuel, acommodation etc.


Look outside the norm a little and go Dover Dunkirk return with Norfolk Line ferries and a car and trailer is 134.00 return going out Friday evening and returning Monday morning. They are a great Ferry Co and are so much cheaper than the P & O's and the likes across to Calais.

Re: F16 @ North Sea Regatta [Re: Karl_Brogger] #208934
04/20/10 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Karl_Brogger
I thought you could drive through the chunnel, wikipedia says no.
You drive onto a train and the train goes through the tunnel.

Re: F16 @ North Sea Regatta [Re: Mark P] #208939
04/20/10 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Mark P
I doubt anybody from the UK will be attending. [...] it soon becomes a very expensive hobby.
Therefore, one trip to Italy and the F16 Euro's is basically all I can afford both numerically and family. However, I'm sure there are enough mainland F16's to make up the numbers, it's just a shame of the relatively short notice.
Same here, my only outing this year will be Italy. And even sharing costs with Mark (taking his van and double stacking) between the ferry (325), the tolls (40), petrol (300), the Swiss vignettes (54) , the hotel stop on the way (80), the accommodation in Gravedona (250pp), the regatta fee (200pp) and the necessary food () and alcohol () funds it's going to be an expensive trip. But they say Como is really nice, I'm not sure a week end in the north sea in the middle of may can compare with a week in Italy in July smile

Re: F16 @ North Sea Regatta [Re: waynemarlow] #208943
04/20/10 10:32 AM
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Thanks Wayne - they are cheap!!

I've just entered the dates needed - out Thurs and back Sun (last ferry) and it's come out at 175.

Unfortunately, you've then got to drive from Dunkirk! That's 300km as opposed to 35km......

Still, for those that can get away and can afford it, it's a very good option that I certainly wasn't aware of.


John Alani
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Re: F16 @ North Sea Regatta [Re: Jalani] #208947
04/20/10 10:44 AM
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Arrgh, can't you spell the name of this city right, it's Dunkerque darn it!

John, Dunkerque is closer to the Neederland than Calais.

Re: F16 @ North Sea Regatta [Re: Jalani] #208952
04/20/10 11:04 AM
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John you obviously don't live in Australia, USA or Canada!!
300 Km is what I do to see my son every weekend when I'm home.. Its a bugger but not a huge drive..

One of the issues in living in the most isolated capital city in the world.. Tyranny of distance!!





Re: F16 @ North Sea Regatta [Re: Stewart] #208958
04/20/10 11:36 AM
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Sorry Pepin...........

'O' level history and all that! smile - showing my age.


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Re: F16 @ North Sea Regatta [Re: Jalani] #208959
04/20/10 11:40 AM
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Stewart, when it takes 40 mins (and sometimes more) to drive 20 miles around here it tends to colour one's judgement of distance!!

The point I was making was that paying the higher price to travel to Rotterdam had to be balanced against a drive of just 35km and say, 6 litres of fuel as opposed to getting the cheaper ferry but then driving 300kms for 3+ hours and using 60 litres of fuel!


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