Pirate outings in 2014

Is it to early to start the debate?

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Bouncing Barlist    pirate
01/02/2013 at 13:44

For those unaware, these are the Pirate Championship locations so far:

2005:  IM Switzerland
2006:  IM Germany
2007:  IM Austria
2008:  IM France
2009:  IM Switzerland
2010:  Challenge Roth
2011:  IM Regensbury
2012:  OSB Outlaw
2013:  Challenge Henley

flyaway    pirate
01/02/2013 at 13:46
Bouncing Barlist wrote (see)

Hopefully we'll choose somewhere thats as excessable as possible

Oooh, what kind of excess are we talking?!!

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
01/02/2013 at 13:48

Talking of which, I think 'Pirate Championship' is the most valid reason to call 2015 the 10th anniversay.

Lets make a call and say Austria 2015 then?

That just leaves next year

The Silent Assassin    pirate
01/02/2013 at 13:49

Just to add my 2p for what its worth 2015 should be the anniversary race, I know the idea was born in 2014, but the first "race" in kit with a big group was 2015.

I have still do to do IMCH and its well documented why I couldn't do it last time, but that's something I'm probably going to do by myself.

I feel it should be a "branded" event as that's what it all came from.

I have only supported at the big outing, but will hopefully be competing at the anniversary event, whichever and whenever it is

 

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
01/02/2013 at 13:49
flyaway wrote (see)
Bouncing Barlist wrote (see)

Hopefully we'll choose somewhere thats as excessable as possible

Oooh, what kind of excess are we talking?!!

You can make excuses if you want but the gentlemans not for turning.

flyaway    pirate
01/02/2013 at 13:51

*snigger*

sweetfeet...    pirate
01/02/2013 at 14:06

With regard to Austria sell-out speed I entered IM Austria 2013 as part of a group of five locally and I was worried about us all getting in due to the reports of it selling out in minutes. We were ready and waiting with credit cards at Midnight or 11pm or whenever it was. The reality was we all got in fine and they didnt put the SOLD OUT sign up for a good couple of days. And that was after all the 70.3 and previous years voucher entrants had grabbed their places.

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
01/02/2013 at 14:28

I think thats the a good point Sweetfeet, we've been through this a few times.  As you say, provided youre there waiting when entries open (or have an entry fairy) then you shouldnt have trouble getting in.

Ive not known anyone who'd been dissapointed if theyve been there ready.

WildWill    pirate
01/02/2013 at 14:40

I may have to take a year out in 2014 ... but will be back for 10th aniversary race in 2015

01/02/2013 at 14:50
Ok so when are we talking entries opening for Austria 2015 (gives me an idea of how much pocket money to stash away a month to ensure i canenter)
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
01/02/2013 at 14:54

I would say 1st week in July 2014 if we're going for the 2015 event.  im guessing it will be about 500 dib dobs (unless the whole euro experiment has self combusted)

Crash Hamster    pirate
01/02/2013 at 15:15

I'd rather do Austria that Switzerland; Worthersee was orsum for the swim, the bike was quick and the run course was much less confusing than at CH. Did they not also have a finishline announcer who announced a certain pirate as "Aleeson Asshole"?

Oh, and GOM can buy Mrs G an eternity ring...

01/02/2013 at 15:47
So 17 months to save 500 dib dobs should be doable
WildWill    pirate
01/02/2013 at 15:49

Id rather do Austria (than Switz) 2015 ... cos I'm do Switz this year 

seren nos    pirate
01/02/2013 at 15:50

i like the idea of austria............how many times has it ever been a non wetsuit swim

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
01/02/2013 at 16:16

I dont think it has? id doubt it ever will be, its an enormous lake.

Symes    pirate
01/02/2013 at 16:22

Thdy'll always find a deep slightly chilly bit if we ask them nicely!

IronCat5    pirate
01/02/2013 at 16:30

I'm hoping I can sail in 2015. It gives me a bit of time to save, train, and for the kids to be 2 years older (daughter will be 9 by then ).

Austria would be nice - spent some time there for work and Klaggers is nice in the sun. Potentially get the whole family out there.

01/02/2013 at 16:34
Chilly Lakes, fast bike course, german sausages and beer you ard deffo selling this one well
seren nos    pirate
01/02/2013 at 16:35

right.2014 can be a rest year for me and save for 2015.....my kids will all be adults so maybe my hubby can come........but knowing my kids probably not

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