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The club is within what tillerman ( and most people) considers the East Midlands.

Though as a midlander born and bred there are at least a couple of counties were the residents would not call themselves East Midlanders ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜€

I didn't know the borders were so contentious. Which counties would count themselves out of the East Midlands?
 

tillerman

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The club is within what tillerman ( and most people) considers the East Midlands.

Though as a midlander born and bred there are at least a couple of counties were the residents would not call themselves East Midlanders ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜€

Another pic .

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It looks like a delightful spot. Do they have any RS Aeros? If Americans elect Trump as president again I may be looking for somewhere like this to retire to.
 
So...if Middle Nene in Northamptonshire was "getting closer",
is it the Northampton Sailing Club?

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Xeon

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It looks like a delightful spot. Do they have any RS Aeros? If Americans elect Trump as president again I may be looking for somewhere like this to retire to.
They do have some Aeros but if class racing is your thing this club is not for you. They PY handicap race with the odd personal handicap series.
Itโ€™s going to be the venue of the British moth nationals this year so I will be checking this club out for when my club closes as itโ€™s within 35 mins of my house .
 

Xeon

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Tillerman. As I said it a lovely club and within 35 mins of my house( a clue if anyone remembers where I live ๐Ÿ˜€) .
I would be sailing there now but for one reason, they stop sailing between Christmas and March.
I know why clubs did this in the 50s and 60s , no idea why they do it now.
One of the joys of being a pond monkey in the uk is the ability to sail all year round . ๐Ÿ˜€
 

Xeon

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Tally ho. But the Belvoir country is certainly in the East Midlands. Quite posh afaik.
My daughter when to uni in Northampton and all the locals she met though of themselves as midlanders not east midlanders no idea why ( they thought of the East Midlands as being more Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire way ) . On the other hand you go just a little east from Northampton to Rushton and itโ€™s all fenland and extra fingers land and it shouldnโ€™t be as your still west of Huntingdon ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜€.
 
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tillerman

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My daughter when to uni in Northampton and all the locals she met though of themselves as midlanders not east midlanders no idea why ( they thought of the East Midlands as being more Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire way ) . On the other hand you go just a little east from Northampton to Rushdon and itโ€™s all fenland and extra fingers land ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜€.
"extra fingers land?" Be careful - you are talking about my ancestry! My roots are in the fens.
 

Xeon

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"extra fingers land?" Be careful - you are talking about my ancestry! My roots are in the fens.
Stereotypes are everywhere ๐Ÿ˜€. My ancestry is Irish and Welsh which means I should be a drunk sheep sha@@er .

Itโ€™s half right , I do like a drink ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜€
 

The Q

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I know there's obvious but putting up a picture with Hollowell SC in the corner is a bit too obvious.
Ps my club is well north and east of London and have no spare places on the dinghy island...
We've also been accused of being in the east Midlands here in Norfolk, and we definitely reject that..
 

The Q

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Try this.
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I'll not be able to reply till tomorrow afternoon as..
Wind permitting I'll be sailing.
At Snowflake Sailing club, here in Norfolk ( in Anglia) most clubs close for the winter. But Snowflake SC hires Horning sailing club for the winter and there is Frostbite SC on the Southern rivers.
 

Xeon

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I know there's obvious but putting up a picture with Hollowell SC in the corner is a bit too obvious.
Ps my club is well north and east of London and have no spare places on the dinghy island...
We've also been accused of being in the east Midlands here in Norfolk, and we definitely reject that..
Opps ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ (in my defence, itโ€™s doesnโ€™t show on the pic when I downloaded on to my iPad ).
Hollowell and Banbury are the only clubs near me that still close over winter that I know of . Itโ€™s silly as this is the best time to sail at most inland clubs .

The floor is yours. The Q.
 
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