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Poll Question: How far do you regularly travel to your sailing club of choice?
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    Posted: 08 Feb 11 at 1:21pm
Just out of curiosity really. How far do you travel to your preferred sailing club and how long does it take you to get there?

Do you drive past any other clubs in favour of going to the one you are a member of? If you do drive past others why did you not join them?


Edited by chrisg - 08 Feb 11 at 2:44pm
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When I raced Ospreys it was 14 miles to the club (about 1/2 hour drive). These days it's more like six miles and maybe 10 minutes drive. The current club is the nearest to me.
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11 miles to a reservoir , alternative is 8.5 miles to a river club.
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I drive 40+ miles (about an hour) because that's where my nearest fleet is, and we have a combination of easy, safe launching and proper channel waves for racing in (on?). I pass several clubs en-route, but none offer Shoreham's friendly facilities. I am by no means the furthest traveller to our club!

Launching a modern foam sandwich boat across a shingle beach with a shore dump is a recipe for disaster.

Nearest puddle (20 mins away) has a length limit is is completely unsuitable for trap boats, although I sailed hikers there for a few years.
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dinghy sailing club is 5 miles (which i attend most often), the yacht club is 20 miles.
 
the sailing club ive always been a member of and will continue to be so, mainly for the people and then the racing.  the yacht club because its the best one around and where i kept my boat because its where the crew live.
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50 - 100 m  ( metres   LOL  )

My record is 8 minutes, from looking out of the window, deciding to go, getting changed, taking the boat out of the garden down to the beach, rigging, and sailing. - was a Pico though so it was quick to rig.


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13.5 miles and pass 2 other clubs on the way...better beach and facilities. 

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i travel about 11 miles to the small reservoir club where i sail.

a much bigger club on a much larger reservoir is about six miles away.


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2.5 miles and pass 7 pubs on the way.
It is a reservoir
I have even been known to cycle.
Twas but a momentary aberration.
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Originally posted by I luv Wight

50 - 100 m  ( metres   LOL  )

My record is 8 minutes, from looking out of the window, deciding to go, getting changed, taking the boat out of the garden down to the beach, rigging, and sailing. - was a Pico though so it was quick to rig.
A foiling Pico obviously......surely not a real Pico? Wink
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