Pirate outings in 2014

Is it to early to start the debate?

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flyaway    pirate
22/02/2013 at 09:10

but from what FB was saying, you dont know there is going to be an IMW in 2014... they wont confirm till after this year's race anyway, which is too late for some earlier season ones that will have filled up...

sorry to make things more confusing!!!

M...eldy    pirate
22/02/2013 at 09:16

Isn't it about time you were under the knife or something ? 

flyaway    pirate
22/02/2013 at 09:17

not till this afternoon, i'm afraid!

M...eldy    pirate
22/02/2013 at 09:19


Bouncing Barlist    pirate
22/02/2013 at 09:55
flyaway wrote (see)
I'm sure there will be someone who can organise something, if the people racing and supporting want to hang around. But you can't know till the time. Those of You going to Lanza will all still be there on Monday, you'll have the holiday/party feeling, it should totally be the championships. Enough of the people there raced Outlaw last year and are planning to do whichever is the champs next web and that's what its about, IMO.
Anyway, that's my case made. I'll be quiet now, as I'm still not going!

I like spiders

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
22/02/2013 at 09:59
M...eldy wrote (see)
Barlos is quite right with regards to previous years being easier to decide when we had not done all the European ones and there was a logical step to the decision

*Cough* Sweden

M...eldy    pirate
22/02/2013 at 10:22

Lol!!!    I knew that would come !

WildWill    pirate
22/02/2013 at 10:26

I'm retiring 

22/02/2013 at 10:28

we have reached the inevitable result of a big group of unorganised people designing a horse - we have a camel

basically whatever is decided on isn't going to please everyone - that's a given.  so what you need to do - in my humble opinion - is to put together a list of say 5 (max) events for 2014 and 2015 and have a vote and go on the majority decision.  yes, I know that's very evolutionary but ffs, it will at least give an answer! 

the choice of the events should come from the senior members of das Piraten who perhaps have a better insight into the events, logistics, costs, suitability for newbies etc.



and let me throw one other idea into the mix - do a long distance event NOT associated with WTC or Challenge - there are enough about these days not just in the UK but in Europe as well.  and many of them are good - e.g Outlaw.  and don't forget that IM Sweden and Challenge Almere were existing recognised LD events that got taken over by the big corps

some of us are doing Ch'triman in late August - it's between Dover and Dunkirk so easy to get to - and has sprint, middle and long distance races (over 2 days) so something for everyone.   (we're doing the middle).   same goes for Ironbask down in St Jean de Luz near Biarritz which has a sprint, standard, middle, long and a paratriathlon on the same day.  in fact France has many events around the country like this and they are low key, easy to get into and shall we say, cheap!   

in my view - one of those should get the vote but that's me.  I like doing something different

Edited: 22/02/2013 at 10:38
M...eldy    pirate
22/02/2013 at 10:34

FB I hear what you are saying, I think tho that the general consensus has been that an branded long distance has more of the appeal to a newbie than a non branded, that said the same appeal is there where the masses go also ..

Did we not have a voting panel one year before?  I am not sure tho if that is open to abuse these days by a few who would get pleasure out of that

Personally, I'd like somewhere reasonable cost wise, a bit of sun is a bonus and with a good crowd of people, if I cant find the latter i'll go with the PSOF  

22/02/2013 at 10:41

I agree that a branded event has appeal for the newbies who want to pop their IM cherry but it doesn't have to be a given.  quite a few pirates did events like the Big Woody before moving onto IM branded.

as I said, just throwing it into the mix

anyway I've retired don't you know 

The Silent Assassin    pirate
22/02/2013 at 10:42

Will there be that many people wanting to go long next year or will everyone be saving up for Austria?


M...eldy    pirate
22/02/2013 at 10:44

You and Will have retired more times than i've had hot dinners

yes SA .. they will 

22/02/2013 at 10:46
M...eldy wrote (see)

You and Will have retired more times than i've had hot dinners

but Pebble still wins the "I've retired don't you know" champs - I think he's up to 8......

M...eldy    pirate
22/02/2013 at 10:48

Not that you're counting ... !!

22/02/2013 at 10:58
fat buddha wrote (see)


some of us are doing Ch'triman in late August - it's between Dover and Dunkirk so easy to get to -

What the middle of the Channel ????

WildWill    pirate
22/02/2013 at 11:00

I may pop out of retirement (possibly) for the 2015 anniversary race

M...eldy    pirate
22/02/2013 at 11:09

Lol Will !  That didn't take long  

WildWill    pirate
22/02/2013 at 11:18

I'm having a year out next year ... and then I'll think about 2015 ... Depending on what races people are doing I may do one more .... I'm not getting any younger

M...eldy    pirate
22/02/2013 at 11:28

You are hardly drawing your pension Will  

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