Poland 2015 WORLDS
16th September 2014 at 9:11am #1172
I have just booked accommodation for the worlds in Puck. You need to start looking if you’re going it is all getting booked up.
I am prepared to organise the transport for the UK boats if you wish me to do so. I think you did it this way before. Was it this company. http://www.sailboatdeliveries.co.uk/.
I will give them a ring to pencil us in so we are at least part way there.
Dates of measurement 24th/25July. Sailing Practice Race 26th. Racing 27th to the 1st Aug with a lay day.
I would suggest the boats need to be there from the 23rd July at the latest, and ready for home/UK on the morning of the 2nd August.
If the person or persons who planned this in last time have plans to do it this time please say, I don’t want to step on anybody’s toes.
Please check my dates etc. I would hate to get things wrong. :roll:16th September 2014 at 9:54am #7622
Just had a phone message from the company who transport the boats. He informs me somebody has already contacted them but he did not have the details of who with him. ? So I am sorry if I have jumped the gun. :oops: If I can help please let me know Ken.
It is Andy our Secretary who has contacted the transport company. How super efficient our association is, just another task fulfilling the UK Road Map.19th September 2014 at 11:28am #7623andyt15064Participant
I’ve got a quote from Sailboat Deliveries of £625 per boat for between 9 and 12 boats. I’ve also done some calculations of comparable costs – I can e-mail you the details if you want them but assuming two of you are double trailing a summary is as follows:
1. Using Sailboat Deliveries to take your boats £625; return flight Ryanair £260; deliver boat to Emsworth £80 Total £965 Losing one day travelling.
2. Double Trailing via Folkestone/Calais: Ferry with trailer £150; 1750 miles @ 40p = £700; 2 nights overnight accommodation for two £240 total £1090 or £545 per person (losing 4 days travelling)
3. Double Trailing via Harwich/Hoek van Holland: Ferry with trailer £400; 1650 miles @40p = £660; two nights overnight accommodation for two £240. Total £1300 or £650 per person (losing 4 days travelling)
Only back of envelope stuff but if you might be interested in using the Sailboat Deliveries option please could you e-mail me. No deposits needed at this stage – I just need to see if we have between 9 and 12 people interested.
Andy19th September 2014 at 2:14pm #7624burtParticipant
who wants to double/triple?19th September 2014 at 2:32pm #7625GBR1501Participant
Question.. :?: . do we need to qualify for this event…??
Burt... thort you only did quadruples or full bottles…19th September 2014 at 6:21pm #7626321Participant
He might be alright as it’s ‘buy one get one free’ in Poland19th September 2014 at 8:02pm #7627andyt15064Participant
We’ve got 14 places if past precedent is anything to go by. I would think that this means anyone who wants to go will get a place. We’ll discuss plan B at the committee meeting at the Inlands.
Andy24th September 2014 at 8:07am #7628
It is certainly a lot of money now to attend open meetings in our own country but it is certainly very expensive to travel abroad. I think in this day and age the time off work is also very limited. Decisions like how to manage the number of events, how much time from work we can take, and how much money we can afford to spend is going to have a big impact on numbers attending events.
The cost to attend Poland is looking very expensive. I think £625 per boat for a minimum of 9 boats is a lot of money; but, in defence of the trailer idea, and having once driven to Puck this cost outweighs the drive it yourself option.
For me the drive overland of 900 miles each way from my home in Woodbridge, Suffolk by ferry from Harwich to Puck would have to be taken over 3 days and would incur an overnight crossing to Holland with cabin, 1 night B and B en route and 2 days travel/driving and meals for the 3 days. Include the return trip and I would need 6 days travel time. Plus the worry of break down car and trailer, accidents, breakdown cover etc would be removed.
So for me the trailer is the best option plus of course an air fare of £200 and a travel time of 2.5 hrs.
However have we looked at a container ? I will talk to Andy and see what we can sort out.
I have just recently sent an Osprey dinghy to Cyprus at a cost of £2000 so I am sure it could be done.
Anybody got contacts with the container companies ?
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