PSOF Championships 2013 - Challenge Henley

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26/09/2012 at 16:12

I keep trying to get excited about Challenge Henley. And every time I look at it, I end up thinking "there must be a more exciting event" . Maybe I'll look again in a few days and it'll have grown on me.

FF - based on recent experience of IMW.... it has the Wow Factor. Bloody horrible but perversely enjoyable, like being waxed, cycling in hail or eating a filthy hot curry.

Edited: 26/09/2012 at 16:15
26/09/2012 at 16:14
Looks like Vichy might be the best option after all. Steady Bacchus wouldn't be the same without you :0)
Trogs    pirate
26/09/2012 at 19:13
Happychap wrote (see)

Challenge have announced that next years event is on 8th September.  It clashes with our biggest event of the year and so for that reason, I'm out. 


Saves me having to decide between the full and half I suppose 

Symes    pirate
26/09/2012 at 19:42

Not going to be too difficult to win a prize at the awards ceremony afterwards if this is the Championship race 

M...eldy    pirate
26/09/2012 at 20:09

Hmmm .. what options do we have instead ??

I would add a disclaimer that moving to Outlaw would be unfair now that entries are closed ....

26/09/2012 at 20:47

Is Vichy an option do we think?

Cortina5    pirate
26/09/2012 at 21:10

HC, are we keen for Vichy?

meface    pirate
26/09/2012 at 21:12

Here Vichy Vichy Vichy

M...eldy    pirate
26/09/2012 at 21:16

I would think that the chances of Vichy being reduced were quite high?

Henley was chosen partly for ease of cost and travel, Vichy I think would be quite prohibitive?

Cortina5    pirate
26/09/2012 at 21:18
IronCat5 in the Hat wrote (see)

HC, are we keen for Vichy?

That's the royal WE, I should clarify. I ain't IMing next year.

26/09/2012 at 21:22

Otherwise Midnight Man it is

Trogs    pirate
26/09/2012 at 21:31
Happychap wrote (see)
Looks like Vichy might be the best option after all. Steady Bacchus wouldn't be the same without you :0)

Vichy is on 1 Sep, the same day as Ch'TriMan Gravelines (and a week before Bacchus)

Said I wasn't going to go long next year anyway.


Trogs    pirate
26/09/2012 at 21:35
Happychap wrote (see)

Otherwise Midnight Man it is

Aren't you busy elsewhere on 28 July?

Symes    pirate
26/09/2012 at 21:38

I'd think you'd need an event with a large-ish/largest number of entrants so that the following year there are results for that race to be based on?

Assuming Outlaw is out it was this year's event and as Meldy points out the fact it's now closed.

Edited: 26/09/2012 at 21:42
M...eldy    pirate
26/09/2012 at 21:58

It would be difficult at this stage to change it but also just as difficult to base next years prizes on this years cast of 4 or whatever ? 

Trogs    pirate
26/09/2012 at 22:00

Challenge Barcelona? 30 September this year

Scrub that, 26 May next year

Edit again:
Belay my last; 26 May is the half

Edited: 26/09/2012 at 22:09
M...eldy    pirate
26/09/2012 at 22:11

Trogs ... are you related to Plum ??  

seren nos    pirate
26/09/2012 at 22:14

IMW.its still open for next year and will probably stay open.............its the same day as Henley so the same training period.......

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
27/09/2012 at 10:32

It is a shame that Henley is stuggling to get people excited, I guess it doesnt help that Outlaw is so popular.

I dont know if we should move the championships or not?  What about those that have entered Henley on this basis?

If we were to move it, im against changing to Outlaw, purely on the basis that Outlaw was the champs last year.  Outlaw will no doubt be popular (perhaps the most popular) event most years, the location of the Champs isnt about numbers.

As I said before when this was debated on the Outlaw thread a few months ago, I think we should get back to sailing the pirate ship overseas, whether that be Europe or further afield.  For me (and I know for others) having the champs outside the UK adds the extra special element to the experience, a mini holiday, all in it together etc etc.  It just didnt feel the same at Outlaw this year with many arriving the day before and dispursed accross numerous hotels, campsites etc.

27/09/2012 at 10:37

Barley, Outlaw is now sold out, i know that all that went on the reserve list last year did get in but still, If henley is the choice then it will be a good turn out regardless i would have thought, Lanzas already booked for some and those that can't make the early one are looking later ones.

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