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>> Home > Forum > Events > 2018 Boat Race
2018 Boat Race
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Penfold63
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 6
21st Jan 2018 22:27  
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31st March 2018 (One Day Only)

Ok, we had a boat race, of sorts on 30 April 2016 at Coate Water in Swindon, with friends in a race to build and sail their own boats. This year we are doing a rerun of that event. We are totally amateurs at this, and there are few if any rules for the event, other than turn up with an RC boat of some description.

If you happen to be around and would like to join in, be my guest.


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Sometimes, I think I’m essentially still a kid, just grown up on the outside....
rossiter
(Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 5
22nd Jan 2018 11:20  
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I'll get there if I can....Thanks

bilzin
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 31
17th Feb 2018 21:12  
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Not far for me to travel and I should be able to get along there.

It's about time I showed my face at the water again !


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RichardSReade
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Forum Posts: 45
18th Feb 2018 14:01  
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Can you confirm the date is the 30th April which is a Friday, also the time, as if in the morning and on the 30th I have a previous appointment and cannot make the morning, a bitter blow as Coate Water is my sailing venue.


enjoyment is important.
RichardSReade
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 45
18th Feb 2018 14:02  
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have just seen the map and can remember that there was another post that gave the venue as Tadpole lake but cannot find that post


enjoyment is important.
BigAlio
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 44
18th Feb 2018 14:44  
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April 30th is on a Monday ?

bilzin
(Commander)





Forum Posts: 31
18th Feb 2018 17:27  
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Having read this assortment of messages my questions are ......

1 Is this a rerun of the 2016 event at Coate Water to be held at the same venue ?

2 Is it definitely to take place on March 31st ?

3 Will there be cheerleaders ?


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RichardSReade
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Forum Posts: 45
18th Feb 2018 19:58  
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Sorry looked at March 30th not April the 30th anyway it is immaterial as I have just seen the date as 31st March on the original post on this thread which is a Saturday which is great as I should be free, and I believe I am correct at saying this is at Tadpole lake just North of Swindon, even closer to me.


enjoyment is important.
drspock
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 12
18th Feb 2018 20:18  
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Will attend all being well!

drspock
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 12
10th Mar 2018 12:11  
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Please can someone give a definitive meeting point location?
Coate Water is a big place!

RichardSReade
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Forum Posts: 45
10th Mar 2018 17:29  
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it is not at Coate water but at a place called Tadpole pond (or lake) which is North Swindon, click on the map on the first post and it will show the location, I am hoping Penfold 63 will repost and confirm everything soon as the date is fast approaching, I have managed to get the Lloydsman tug ready for the event, but it won@t be winning any races 😆


enjoyment is important.
drspock
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 12
10th Mar 2018 18:29  
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Thank you Sir!

pmdevlin
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 359
11th Mar 2018 21:16  
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what a great idea! wish it wasn't so far, so anyone can turn up with an rc boat, but its a race, like a drag race? what's the format, I know its informal, but I'm wondering how it works, just draw lots to race, could be elec against ic, scale against, well anything! sounds like a load of fun👍 I'm interested....😉

drspock
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 12
21st Mar 2018 11:46  
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Time is approaching for this event.If you look on google maps
you will see a huge housing development,a farm,etc,etc.
cannot locate actual pond.
If this event is to work,we need to know exactly how to get there.

pmdevlin
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 359
21st Mar 2018 13:48  
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Maybe a reply to the format might help

RichardSReade
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 45
21st Mar 2018 13:58  
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My sentiments as well, I did send an email to Chris some two weeks ago, I will send him a private message, but he has not replied to my email so I may not get any response, it is not too bad for me as I only live 5 miles or so from the venue, but without a time and anyone else it will not be much fun


enjoyment is important.
RichardSReade
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 45
26th Mar 2018 11:51  
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Well, no reply from Penfold63, no response to my email or the private message sent, even though I live only 5 miles away from the location, I have no idea where it actually is, I drive through that area quite often but have never seen a large body of water, so what to do? I don't fancy being Billy no mates.


enjoyment is important.
dR0Og
(Seaman)





Forum Posts: 5
26th Mar 2018 18:08  
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I dive past this area every day and there are 2 bodies of water either side of the road with a footbridge over them. The water is not very big (certainly a tiny fraction of the size of Coate water). If you use the map and go to satellite view you can see the water. My only concern is there is little or no parking in that area so might be a bit of a walk?

dR0Og
(Seaman)





Forum Posts: 5
26th Mar 2018 18:11  
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Here is a screen shot


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RichardSReade
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 45
26th Mar 2018 21:11  
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Got it, I must admit I have not driven past the first roundabout for a while, normally take Oakhurst way, I can see the water now, it is on the new road into the housing estate, parking may well be an issue as well as a problem if a boat breaks down unless someone can bring a rubber dingy of sorts, I have just managed to get the Sea Commander up and running, having painted the hull by hand, not 100% finished but enough to sail, if I bother to go, as there are several questions that need to be answered, like is the original organiser going to turn up?, who owns the body of water? does he have permission to sail on the water, unless these are answered then I will continue to use Coate water boating area, as it is weed free and only 3ft deep.


enjoyment is important.
RichardSReade
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 45
3rd Apr 2018 21:40  
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did anyone turn up?


enjoyment is important.