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    Default A few questions re Rutland Water OCSG meet.

    Hi all,

    Joe and myself are hoping to attend the Rutland Water meet in a week or two. I'm just wondering roughly what the cost of it all will be. Obviously there's the £20 fee for OCSG membership, but is there also a sailing fee that goes to the RW authorities? And lastly, is there a campsite booked for this meet and if so does anyone know the cost per night? (or their tel no so I can give them a bell and find out).

    Sorry to be such a cheapskate, but business slow at the mo so I'm trying to work out in advance what the outlay will be.
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    It will be great to see you both at Rutland if you can make it. Costs are detailed in the info below which an extract from the lastest OCSG newsletter. If funds are tight then don't worry too much about joining the club for now. We are not too precious about these niceties for a "come and see" first meet - you can be our guests so will still be within the auspices of the club organisation. Hope that helps?

    First meet of the season
    Rutland Water 13th – 15th April 2012
    Camping will be as in the past at the lakeshore campsite, down Bull Brig Lane, near Whitwell village on the north shore of the lake). Signs will be out from Friday afternoon to help newcomers find us. Launching is not directly from the campsite — but the watersports centre (LE15 8BL) provides a launching and storage area in the creek (only about 250 yards from the campsite) where our boats should be secure — some people may wish to bring a cable and lock to secure their boat to a tree; or a trolley to return to the campsite with their boat overnight.

    Fees: Both camping and launching fees should be paid directly to the Watersports Centre/shop. Camping is £8 per pitch (i.e. tent/camper/caravan) per night and in order to qualify for this reduced group rate, the centre asks that we prebook, especially campervans or caravans. The Watersports Centre number is 01780 460154.

    Anglian Water rules mean that everyone must register and obtain a permit at the centre before going on the water, where the launch fee of £12 per day must also be paid (this is also a reduction from the normal rate because we are an organised group). Our procedure of signing out/in at the launch beach, to indicate which one or two other canoes we are sailing with, will also apply.

    If you just want to come for a chat and a look you will be very welcome but please use the public car park rather than the campsite and pay the appropriate parking fee.
    There will be much pottering about, some cruising and maybe a race or two over the weekend, according to demand. The event organiser is Chris O’Connor. 07952896839 only ring after 6 pm please or email chrisoconnor733@msn.com

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    Looking forward to meeting both of you, it should be a good turnout.

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    Cheers for that guys, will do our best to get up there I'm sure. It'll be a luxury sailing somewhere where the water doesn't go away - we've only done tidal sailing up 'till now.
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    Unless all of the water has evaporated in the drought.

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    It's more likely to freeze over than dry out if you believe the forecast. I watched Weather View last night and there's snow forecast for the coming week (for England as well as Scotland). I'm sure it'll be perfect again by the time Rutland comes around though.

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    Pleased to say Joe and I will definitely be coming along. Aiming to turn up sat morning - will give the campsite a ring and book it. Looks like there won't be a shortage of wind anyway, gusting to 29mph sunday according to xcweather. Hmm...
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    Good stuff, it looks like it should be windy and sunny (if a little cold). You should have a great weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jurassic View Post
    Good stuff, it looks like it should be windy and sunny (if a little cold). You should have a great weekend.
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    I'll be pitching up at around 9:00am on the Saturday and ready for the usual safety brief about half an hour later assuming there is one.

    Think Tony and his brother will be sailing on the Friday also if anyone is thinking of heading there early.

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    I will be going on Friday afternoon. There will be a briefing at around 10am on Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredster View Post
    Pleased to say Joe and I will definitely be coming along. Aiming to turn up sat morning - will give the campsite a ring and book it. Looks like there won't be a shortage of wind anyway, gusting to 29mph sunday according to xcweather. Hmm...
    Yes, but Saturday sounds ok! It'll be great to meet you both. We normally have a bit of a welcome/safety chat thing at 10am Saturday morning but whatever time you can make it will be fine - we try not to be too formal about these things. Our normal launch spot is a bit of beach/slipway between the Watersports Centre/Shop and the cafe on the headland. There will be a signout board somewhere there and hopefully someone to welcome you - Gavin is going to be around but without his own boat and I will be around but may have gone sailing/to the caf, depending on time and my inclination!

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    Silly question.....

    Do they sell spare boat bits on site? I may have left it a little late to order something that may be useful.

    One of these (what ever they are called)

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    It's a................................................. .................................bilge pump! I have one that I bought to use in my sea kayak (where you have limited space in a small cockpit). I've used it in the canoe as well but to be honest a bucket or plastic petrol can with the end cut off are more effective at shifting water fast in an open canoe.
    Quote Originally Posted by joe.ford View Post
    Silly question.....

    Do they sell spare boat bits on site? I may have left it a little late to order something that may be useful.

    One of these (what ever they are called)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jurassic View Post
    It's a................................................. .................................bilge pump! I have one that I bought to use in my sea kayak (where you have limited space in a small cockpit). I've used it in the canoe as well but to be honest a bucket or plastic petrol can with the end cut off are more effective at shifting water fast in an open canoe.
    It's not for the canoe

    It's for the outriggers, I'm not entirely sure if I've plugged the leak

    I'll be armed with Duck Tape as a tempory fix (when I find more holes)
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe.ford View Post
    Silly question.....

    Do they sell spare boat bits on site? I may have left it a little late to order something that may be useful.
    There is a shop at the Watersports Centre which sells a smallish range of sailing related clothing, chandlery, and sailing dinghy stuff but I think it's unlikely they'd have a bilge pump.

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    Then there is the much larger chandlery at the sailing club on the south shore, but still not sure they would have something like this as it might be a little too specialist. Might be worth calling them on 01780 720292.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe.ford View Post
    It's not for the canoe

    It's for the outriggers, I'm not entirely sure if I've plugged the leak

    I'll be armed with Duck Tape as a tempory fix (when I find more holes)
    Wow check you out Mr Flashy with your dedicated outrigger pump!

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    Hi,
    I paddle on Rutland Water with the canoe club based at Whitwell Creek. Pretty sure the shop at Whitwell does not stock hand pumps, hawaiian shirts and flip flops, yes and some chandlery.
    The drought means that the lake has not refilled over the winter so it could be a bit muddy along the water's edge. Looks like there should be some wind for you this year.
    Hope to see you on Sunday. . . . . Ben

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    A big thanks to all for a great weekend. Managed to learn a great deal..

    Just need to get hold of a pump for the outriggers, until I manage to find the leek

    And of course Make a new lee board

    Here's the 2 video's I managed to get in the more gentle conditions on Saturday

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    SF Peterborough 14'
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    Nice vids Joe, yourself and Fredster are looking good there. I love the skull and crossbones burgee on the bow.

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