Posted: Yesterday at 19:37
Putting to the vote is all well and good, democracy and all that but do you just get the lowest common denominator? Are the people voting committed to entering their chosen event or committed to going with the majority decision.
Similar things happened when Henley was eventually chosen and in the end about 8 people raced there. There were those singing the praises of Henley, how cheap it was, UK based yada, yada, yada but they didn't enter.
Im not saying a small minority should railroad others or that the decision lies with a small group. Successful pirate championships choice is usually made by achieving a critical mass of support, a good sales pitch and a majority brought on board to support it.
It also means people nailing their colours to the mast, 'I fancy this, that and the other doesn't do that'.
I don't think the Pirate Championships should be about the most popular event , if it was it'd be Outlaw every year. To me its always been about a bit of an adventure, somewhere that has an appeal (for whatever reason). A
Anyway, those are just few of my musings and thoughts.
PS. Western Australia for 2017