Does anyone here have experience of how things work across "the ditch"? Participation in NZ seems to be going from strength to strength.
That’s partially because they don’t have a prescription to RRS 46 and partially because Aunty Cinda won’t let them outDoes anyone here have experience of how things work across "the ditch"? Participation in NZ seems to be going from strength to strength.
Yeah but Aussies can clear in again now. 10+ days on passage and you don't need to quarantine on arrival. I think you need neg covid test before departure and on arrival as well.That’s partially because they don’t have a prescription to RRS 46 and partially because Aunty Cinda won’t let them out
I saw the last "yacht club" being demolished in the La Rochelle marina in Dec 2019, to make way for more hardstand. That marina had pens for over 10,000 yachts.It’s interesting to note that in France the concept of a ‘yacht club’ is more likely to be a storage shed.
And the sport appears vibrant and healthy. And full of excellent sailors.
and of all the posts asking you for answers or input, this is the only one you could reply to? no wonder everyone thinks you are a turd.And I can absolutely say I am not Stanno's second name on this forum... my name is Glen Stanaway.
My point for a long time!"Value"....that's the key issue. What Value do we get from spending time sailing? From sailing a particular class? From sailing at a particular club?
The costs are well understood, so we are constantly evaluating the return we get from that investment in $'s and time.....and as demands on time becomes more pressing.....and incomes are less secure...that equation becomes harder to balance.
If AS fails to see this as THE issue...it fails to address its prime purpose. The role of AS is to constantly build Value in the sport's participation, so that everyone sees the role it has in creating that Value.
As it stands...very few see that Value. The result? Division. Acrimony. Contempt. And a sport that is losing its grass- roots appeal.
"RRS, IJs, Olympics etc".....ain't cutting it as a justification.
The participation numbers tell us that.
This is the Value that is completely missing in most sailing.Just attended an event in regional NZ. 35 dinghies over two classes $20 for six races over 2 days.
Not here they don't.After all, these IJ's, administrators and Organisers have to be paid for!
See the difference.Just attended an event in regional NZ. 35 dinghies over two classes $20 for six races over 2 days.
I thought there was protest about Oskana receiving the Seamanship award!Any news of the complaint against MA by MH regarding the unconscionable conduct by MA under the MPP
Where did that come from?I thought there was protest about Oskana receiving the Seamanship award!
Well Done on giving GRS the only excuse he and AS will ever want, to not be transparent about their worthless Insurance scam.In regards to getting AS to release data on their insurance claims, You can not expect GRS to respond to anonymous requests on a sailing forum (and quite rightly as well) A request would need to be from a affiliated club.
RMYS is a wedding reception centre with a sideline in sailing which they are trying discourage. Luckily the members are a stubborn lot and keep trying to race even when the club can't be bothered to cater for them. Witty found that out the hard way when he dropped in hoping for a meal one Sunday after the S2H.Couta, your obs re sailing melb are pretty right. Seems AS are only interested in pushing Olympics and AS team support, and clearly are not reaching out to the general population.
Also seems that other clubs are maintaining fairly strong fleets eg syc, bryc, my, bys etc.
Not sure that the other clubs are also focussed on growth or seeking to engage participants...