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IM Vichy 2017

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 12:34
WildWill wrote (see)

Finally got it entered 

Excellent stuff, need someone to have the beer ready for when I finally lumber in !

Another order for PSOF LG Tech T's

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 08:06
The PSOF Kit Fairy wrote (see)

No worries

All done.  All matched.  All batched. And 18 out of the 22 ready for despatch (which will be tomorrow via 2nd class post)

I still need names and addresses from the following people. Please can they mail the kit address with the details I asked for earlier in this post.

Hofmeister Bear
Simo 429

If your name is not on the list above and you don't already have your T, it should be with you by the end of the week

Cheers Guys



Oopsy, missed the email sorry Schmunks! ... reply sent in the affirmative !


Open water Swimming Groups/Buddies Conwy/Ashbourne areas

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 13:03

I don't live near enough to Conwy to go there for a swim, but I know Ghost has done a few OW sessions up in the Rhyl (?) Marina.

A little further in land you could look at Bala ?  

Also if you are prepared to drive a bit (or are passing on a Tuesday evening\Saturday morning) then Manley Mere is en-route between Conwy and Ashbourne and is a great venue between May and Oct.  

IM Hamburg 2017 Pirate Champs

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 10:03
WildWill wrote (see)

The last finisher in Maastricht missed their chip cut off time by 90 seconds ... if i remeber rightly

The last 3 all messed their chip cut off 

Yes, it was a little 'uncomfortable' seeing them cross the line all euphoric, then a bit of an 'oh' silent moment, and suddenly moving on to where the next one out on the course was.

PSOF Championships 2017?

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 15:42
Booo wrote (see)
but will hope to make 2018 if decision is favourable.


Oh, and could I put in an early vote for it NOT to be Zurich in 2018, as we always take my old mum with us to these things, and she tends to get a bit twitchy if I start to show her brochures for Switzerland  

PSOF Championships 2017?

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 14:02
Blisters wrote (see)

I still count myself as an amateur and a latecomer Pirate.
I'm only going to vote if I have a realistic ambition to get to the official sailing. I'm realistic that semi-commitments aren't good enough.

As has been said, I feel special when I pull on the Pirate colours. Everybody knows and recognises us. It's an impressive marketing triumph. There's no need for a "club" name.

Which races do I fancy going to?
Lanzarote, Nice, Austria, Switzerland, Mallorca, Wales, and Outlaw.
Why? The opportunity for decent support and a party atmosphere, preferably with a good course.

One by one each got a negative mark, except Wales.
I can see why the UK races have less of a party atmosphere, it's that the morning after is like a hangover. Everyone staggers about, fails to meet up, and buggers off home. As far as I can tell the party is still going on in Mallorca.

Very much this ^^ 
Would love to make a Championships, but unfortunately a lot of mitigating factors (kids etc) tend to dictate my races ... so fo rme next year is Vichy, but will hope to make 2018 if decision is favourable.


PSOF Championships 2017?

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 13:59

Would also need to cater for some form of username too, in order to stop unscrupulous techno-whizzes from just selecting say 'Vichy' as their IM of choice (*cough  *cough) and then voting multiples of times for that making it the winner ...

Pirate Champs 2016

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 18:29

To all those partaking tomorrow, have a great day, race (or support) well, and stay on the right side of being shit !

Race numbers

DaylightR 295 
Rosey 349 
Goblin Princess 537
LittleClown 552
Mrs BP 558 
MrsDigger 586 
Meldy 618 
Frags 619 
Trogs 664 
Blue Peter 1083 
MrDigger 1372 
ISB 1707 
Bobs Your Father 1837 
CD 1898 
decadave 1943 
Dermot 2036
Ironbaws 635

The Collins Cup

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 12:52
Simo429 wrote (see)

Am I having rose tinted specs on thinking that this is going to be an absolute domination by the europeans? 

If you look at the best athletes for all levels of tri other than Jorgensen the very best are Europeans with a smattering of elsewhere in the world.

Ah! But come 2018 will GB be part of the European team or the 'Rest of the World' team 

Pirates of the west

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 08:08
M...eldy wrote (see)

we only take pirates that can spell    ;-)

Unless of course, DrEvil's master plan is to sell off the pirates as a Barmouth based franchise  ...

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