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  1. Hi All Just a quick word to warn you that the early bird discount for the Nationals at Medway is rapidly approaching. £95 if you get the Entry form back to us before the 1st of July. £120 after then. Best wishes Paul Watersong MYC
  2. Hi All Sorry for the long post but an update on how preparations for the 2018 Nationals are going at Medway Yacht Club. Please visit our Nationals website which is now up and running where you will find lots of important information and an entry list for boats signed up. http://www.sonatanationals.org.uk The Notice of Race is up there and the Entry form for you to fill in and get back to the MYC office. We are aiming for a full 5 days of racing – weather dependant of course! Book before the 1stof July and the entry fee is £95. After this the entry fee is £120. Please help us with the organisation and book as soon as you know you are coming. Thank you to those who have already booked especially visiting boats Joey and Old School! We have asked on this form that you book event Polo shirts. These will be a good quality Polo, embroidered with the event details and a list of participating boats on the reverse. We have kept these at cost price (£15) to make them as appealing as possible. We do need to know in advance to get the embroidering done and there is a cut off date of the 20thJuly. You just need to let us know the sizes and numbers on the entry form. To complement the racing we are also organising a pretty full social programme as well. Details are up on the website together with a booking form. Monday evening – 2 course supper and quiz night Tuesday - Hog roast and Live music and dancing Thursday – Wine and Tapas evening Friday – 3 Course Championship Supper with Live music and dancing We are really hoping you will book all of these events for the below cost price of £70 per person. The cut off date of 1stAugust is to help us with planning but again please book as soon as you know. To be able to offer such value we are indebted to our sponsors. Pirates Cave Chandlery, GWO marine, Wood and Stone, Craft insure and Rhokett. Hoping to see you at Medway in August. Please come and join us. Paul Nationals Committee Watersong
  3. Lightly used (4 races max) Ullman genoa for sale at £400. Ullman main to go with it at £200. A little more use (10 races or so). Ring if interested or for more info 01580 291106 or e mail pmf.hopper@gmail.com Paul - Watersong 8420 Medway
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    New Sonata Boom

    Andrew Yes it looks very similar to our boom which was replaced about 2006. Have a look if you want. We are back in the water as you probably noticed!! Paul.
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    Lifting Keelers at the Nationals

    Sounds like a great idea. New boats, people and funds for the Association. Be a b****r when they start beating the fin keelers!! Paul
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    Sonata Nationals 2016

    Hi Joe Do you know if Poole YC have decided on a date for next years Nationals? It takes a long time for all of us to broach the subject with other halves - certainly a lot longer than broaching the boat - so any news would be good! Thanks Paul
  7. Having comprehensibly de constructed our Spinnaker in a heavy weather gybe too far (!) I am wondering if anyone has an old one gathering dust which could be exchanged for (beer) money - the only proviso being that it has fewer patched holes than our reserve one we are using now!! Not difficult to beat I can assure you! Please e mail pmf.hopper@virgin.net if you have anything (at all). The more garish the better! Thanks Paul
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    North No 1 for sale

    Sail now sold!
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    North No 1 for sale

    North Genoa for sale - New last year and used for 6 (very light wind races). No reasonable offer around £325 refused. I can arrange a courier delivery for £10 if required. Please ring me on 07872 127325 Paul
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    Mast Step

    Hi all Wonder if anyone can advise me as to what is going on with my mast step plate! If you look at the attached pictures there is a wear groove both sides of the part that goes up into the mast. We replaced the mast about 6 years ago (Selden). I have packed it out with hard rubber to try and stop it wearing anymore away probably with limited success. Anyone any idea as to what to do? Thanks Paul (Watersong 8420)
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    Sonata Nationals 2011

    Hi all Just to reiterate BFG's thanks to Dabchicks for a great 2011 Nationals from Watersong and the Medway boats, and in particular to the two Rachels and Commodore John. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. In exactly a years time we will have have had our first days racing at the 2012 Nationals!! So put the date in your diary now or one of those iphone thingies! We have free craneage in and out organised for you - courtesy of sponsorship by CraftInsure as well as free moorings for the week courtesy of Medway Yacht Club. You can put the money saved to the diesel or beer fund depending on your priorities! Hope to see you on the Medway next year. Paul Watersong 8420
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    Hull to deck joint filler

    Great. Thanks for this. Hope I've still got time to do it!! Paul
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    Hull to deck joint filler

    Hi Can anyone recommend the best filler/caulk to use for the joint between the deck and hull. And has anyone found the perfect tool for scaping out the old stuff! It looks a bit of a tedious job but other than that is there anything else to look out for. Thanks Paul
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    Secondhand mast wanted

    Hi Dave Sorry, thought you were in Essex! I can probably take some pics of the mast this weekend and get them to you via your e mail. All best Paul
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    Secondhand mast wanted

    Hi Dave We have a spare mast for sale including boom and rigging for ₤150, if you or anyone else is interested. It is a Proctor mast, possibly the original, and seems sound although the spreader tips have some corrosion. Apparently there is a bend of approximately 4 inches in it fore / aft but I didn't particularly notice. The only problem it is in Kent (Maidstone), so a trip over the bridge!! All best Paul