Pirate outings in 2014

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Hope    pirate
22/05/2013 at 13:19

Best way 

22/05/2013 at 13:21
fat buddha wrote (see)
Bouncing Barlist wrote (see)

There was an overwhelming consensus reached by those at Lanzarote that the location for the 2014 Pirate Championships should be Ironman France.

I was nominated to start the thread and will do so shortly.

nice to see that democracy amongst ALL pirates still rules eh???  

I thought it was normally Barley who made the final choice anyway!!

22/05/2013 at 13:27
IrO.n Little Sister wrote (see)
fat buddha wrote (see)
Bouncing Barlist wrote (see)

There was an overwhelming consensus reached by those at Lanzarote that the location for the 2014 Pirate Championships should be Ironman France.

I was nominated to start the thread and will do so shortly.

nice to see that democracy amongst ALL pirates still rules eh???  

I thought it was normally Barley who made the final choice anyway!!

That's what Meldy likes to let him think

22/05/2013 at 18:26

Nice (geddit) choice i think i have a mini cornish ship bound for Roth though 

Doner Kebab    pirate
22/05/2013 at 18:49

i just looked at the price of hotels around that area - dont think i could afford it!

22/05/2013 at 19:16

We rented an apartment just outside Nice a couple of years back the week after IM Nice and it wasn't frighteningly expensive 

22/05/2013 at 20:38

Really want to go on a Pirate Ship again, and Nice might be a possibility, but could someone ask them to move it back a month or two? It's a bit early in the year...

Still looking at IM Canada for family reasons though...

22/05/2013 at 20:46

Last time we went we stayed at the Ibis. It was about 60E a night, so it can be done at a reasonable price. The food is expensive. 

Dustboy    pirate
22/05/2013 at 21:34

It was a blinding experience in 2008 as a supporter. Extremely highly recommended. I very much doubt I will be there in anything but spirit, but do go if you can. 

28/05/2013 at 20:18

Well the taxman has just cut off my dangly bits with a blunt knife so it looks like my plans for ROTH will be binned and the IM France trip is a no no solo what UK IM event is going to be on for 2014 ?

M...eldy    pirate
29/05/2013 at 18:15

I did have the cunning idea that would decide quite easily where to go each year ... we just go to the country that wins Eurovision each year and if they dont have an IM then we go to roll down until they do 
It would mean that we never have to do the UK 

29/05/2013 at 18:21

RBM - had you already entered Roth?  What's their cancellation policy?  If you are going to lose a lot of money, is it worth investigating if you can transfer (like IM events do) to Henley (assuming it runs again)?  Then you've not wasted so much money.

Alternatively, if you need to do 2014 on a budget, have you already done Outlaw?  Even if you have, you really can't fault it and I think it will always have a pirate contingent.  I'd go back for sure.

29/05/2013 at 18:29

Mouse no not entered so thats why i have dropped the idea before the group i train and race with started laying out cash, outlaw you are preaching to the converted done it twice one of my favorite races

Melds what a good idea Ironman Bosnia Hertazagova anyone? 

29/05/2013 at 18:34

Oh cool, I thought you'd entered already and I hate it when you lose money.

I was thinking you did Outlaw last year when I was there, but I wasn't sure.

Hmmm....

Accommodation and subsistence for Lanza was actually very reasonable.  It is full whack IM entry, obviously, and flights but I reckon you could probably stay there for cheaper than you could stay in the UK.  I suspect it wouldn't work out cheaper than Roth all together though.

You've got ones like Forestman, The Big Woody and the Enduro one?

Cotswold 113 people are thinking of putting something on for 2014 but, apparently, it's likely to be early season. I've heard they do a good race.

I'm a bit stuck for ideas beyond that...

29/05/2013 at 19:05

Yep was there last year and did the first one as well

I was chatting to Mrs RBM and have agreed to see where we are at the end of the year  financially then see what I can afford and is available Roth is out as it fills in days , I am strangely drawn back to IM Wales I loved that race but remember vowing never to do an Ironman again after that one

Mr StOat    pirate
29/05/2013 at 19:07

I'm really hoping that the Cotswold is later in the year.

Thinking I'd like to go with the ship next year to Nice, I reckon it'll be cheaper than Lanza, make a week or two of it, driving down through Frnace, glamping it up as we go

M...eldy    pirate
29/05/2013 at 19:09

Matt I think a few did that when we went before, also its only 30 mins or so to Monte Carlo for a day trip .... 

29/05/2013 at 20:09

I am marshalling at Cotswold 113 in a couple of weeks so I will sound out Graeme (RO) to see if there is any further news on a potential date for the 226

29/05/2013 at 20:24

Ooops - nothing to see here from me.

(edit due to mixing up topics - Doh!)

Edited: 29/05/2013 at 21:23
30/05/2013 at 19:24

Max, I'm in the same boat in some ways as dont think I can afford a European IM next year.  Was thinking of the Forestman as I've only heard good reports and fairly cheap.   Although I might take a year off...but I say that every year! 

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