PSOF Championships 2013 - Challenge Henley

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

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


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?? 

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
ChallengeCheggers    pirate
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

27/09/2012 at 16:10

Why would they both be on the same day again?, i'm sure there is a simple answer but to me it's a shame as Seren says some will have commited to Wales already.

M...eldy    pirate
27/09/2012 at 16:40

If I had to vote (if we were to change the Champs) then I would go for either Lanza or keep Henley whichever had the most entries but as has been said before, Henley will benefit from last minute decisions/entries

I just got the vibe that this was not a lot of peoples choice anymore ... we can wait and look again in the New Year say?  No need to rush to a decision

There may of course be an option to take Lanza & Henley and use a % of AG for the prizes and have a big prize giving social somewhere  

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
27/09/2012 at 16:51
M...eldy wrote (see)
There may of course be an option to take Lanza & Henley and use a % of AG for the prizes and have a big prize giving social somewhere  

Not sure I like that idea, sounds a bit complicated and probably better to stick to one race otherwise it removes the element of people racing head to head.

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
27/09/2012 at 16:54

Having read the recent comments and chewed it over in my mind its probably best to stick with Henley.  Its not the end of the world if only half a dozen take part, the prize giving maybe a bit lower key thats all.

Its been published as the the pirate championship long enough, if people want to take part theyll enter, if they dont then thats their choice.  As said there's a long time to go and id imagine at least a dozen will be there racing.

M...eldy    pirate
27/09/2012 at 17:16

Suits me

seren nos    pirate
27/09/2012 at 17:27

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