PSOF Championships 2013 - Challenge Henley

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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

Edit:
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.

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
27/09/2012 at 10:38

If we were to change it the only options I can see are:

Wales
Lanza
Outlaw

I cant see there being enough interest for another event.  Perhaps the lesser evil is to leave it as Henley, even if only half a dozen race there its still the Pirate Championship, youve got to be in it to win it!


Whatever happens we need to make an early decision on the 2014 champs and sell the event / get people interested.  Even then there may still be a popularity contest with Outlaw?

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
27/09/2012 at 10:40
Flat Foo..ted wrote (see)

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.

I agree, im sure Henley will draw in quite a few more people, its also got the benefit of being unlikely to fill up so people can enter next year.  Im potentially doing Henley but not worked out my plan for next year yet.

27/09/2012 at 10:50

I suspect that 2014 will have some new LD race options in Europe with the way that WTC are expanding their race calendar around the world.

if not, why not look at other Challenge Events like Roth (although that's been done), Barcelona, Copenhagen, Vichy?? 

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
27/09/2012 at 12:07

I'm probably going to do Vichy now they changed the date to 1 Sep

cougie    pirate
27/09/2012 at 12:29

I'll be going to Challenge Henley - I think quite a few will but its not filling out as fast as Outlaw - so theres less need to commit ?

Lanza is just too early for me in the season - I wont have had enough chance to swim OW.

Outlaw was good - but thats full and it was last years event. 

IMWales - one day I'll do it - but that rough sea swim in the first year didnt appeal to the landlubber in me ! 

 

I fancy IMSweden for 2014 - I've not been there before. 

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
27/09/2012 at 12:42

Wot he said, Sweden for 2014!

27/09/2012 at 12:50

Gladys and i were looking at Sweden for 14 too, looks a right pain getting to the start though.

27/09/2012 at 12:55
Quick, start the Championship 2014 thread!
cougie    pirate
27/09/2012 at 13:10
I've not looked into the logistics ? Is the start miles away ?
27/09/2012 at 13:19

fyi - Sweden 2013 sold out in a couple of hours so you'd need to be quick when it opens next year.

Kalmar is also not the easiest place to get to - think Klagenfurt++ - and is one hell of a drive (at least 2 days each way)

other than that - pancake flat

iron fraggle    pirate
27/09/2012 at 13:20

Don't think Henley is even open for entries yet, as they're still working out the bke route.

 

Sweden 2014 sounds interesting though....

seren nos    pirate
27/09/2012 at 13:26

 

where is the latest list for challenge Henley..........if you have a dozen people then you might as well keep it there

its the same day as wales and a few have committed to wales again

Edited: 27/09/2012 at 13:26
27/09/2012 at 15:40

The website says Henley opens for entries on 3 October - and they're saying the date is now 8 September.

I'll be there - but it's only about 20 miles away from me and that's a big plus

 

Rafiki    pirate
27/09/2012 at 15:52

Anyone fancy Brazil for 2014? I can get free accomodation

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