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#1 big bri

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 07:43 AM

PLEASE NOTE,Dates have been Revised,to Sat 21st/Sun 22nd
Hello sports fans.
As some are now aware.Ther has been some rumblings about a gethering again this year of Rev flyers .NOT AN EVENT,,,,,Gathering
The Gathering at Dunstable a few years ago was a realy kewl idea and one we should try and do more often outa season.Its a long wait until next years calendar starts and we all get together.Thats if we arent spread all over the globe doing events and our own thing.Winters are a pain over here.Long and depressing at times.but it does give us a chance to get it on.With some of the Top guys in our sport free to help and teach[pritty please].Who would be doing events and stuff in summer.
The Dunstable gathering realy helped many people in many ways.Helped people of all skill levels.Helped people come outa ther shells,Make some great freinds,put faces and names together.Im sure anyone that was fortunate enough to be ther would agree and i hope would wana do it all again and bring some some new folks along.We all started somewher and learning with a large group of mixed levels is a Fast Track way to move up a few steps on the ladder.
ALL ARE WELCOME,The more the better.A day trip on either days is also kewl for anyone who cant make the full weekend.

Im blameing Bob[Stone in shoe]for wetting our appetite for more.He did such a great job with the Org of the Dunstable Gathering.His patience was legendary and hes mentioned he [and others]would like a trip up North for a weekend and do a similar gathering again.Thers been a few folk now asked if i [ME],would get the idea moving. They have asked abouta visit to Ainsdale beech near Southport.Its wher we fly regular as a team most Saturdays.,,,,
ok,im up for it and all the agravation it may bring.Ive done some ground work already

Heres the plan so far.
Dates are
November,Saturday 21st,Sunday 22nd.Tides are checked and are ok for Ainsdale beech.Some may wana arrive Friday 20th also.
Two days beech flying as a group.Split into teams of all levels or what everyone feels they would like to get from the weekend
We have some Gazebos and shelters sorted.Cars can park free at the beech and you can fly streight from your boot or store your kit in Our pop ups and team tents.
Its November,so plann on cold and wet clothing.That said.We do get some great weather on this coast for the time of year.Bring a Camera,an open mind and no egos please.
Im sure ther will be enough experienced pilots along to help.I hope we can tempt some team Captains...Hint hint Felix,Stephen,Simon,,,,,,,,

I have talked with several local Hotels and B&Bs in and around a 5 min drive to Ainsdale beech.Good locations at reasonable prices.
B&Bs on the same street.Within 20yds of eachother.Thers a good selection of rooms,singles,doubles,twins and family rooms.
The Premier Lodges are ok,but i think exspensive.Hotels are also.
The B&Bs are all nice.Located near all Southports DITRACTIONS.The proprietors are aware of us and kean to help.
Ive spoken with a local Indian Restraunt and Chinese[in English...lol].Thers several pubs on the street wher we will be based.Along with shops for bits and bobs.

A typical twin room.Two nights bed and breakfast[English]£50-£55 for the weekend ,per person.I will post links and info once i have an idea of definate numbers.

The beech,A few clips to give an idea of space.The second one i think was November three years ago.




Southport Map

http://maps.google.c...v...le&resnum=1

Some local History
http://www.visitsouthport.com/
OK,Anyone fancy it.I have some definates already
Please give a Yeah and i can get some link up for the Travel and Accomadation for you soon
Its eight weeks WAY to the dates,and i hope we can all fly and have a ball.

LIST OF FLYERS SO FAR CONFIRMED

Sailor 99
Hippie Chippie
Bob
Jonesey +1
Bruce +1
David E
Richard
Kevin the beard
Paul
Boston Frank
Pudders
Clare
Dave B
Mike B
Neil E
Andy Scott
Marty Juggles
Big Bri
Simon
Bryan B
Peter +3
Balloo
Mrs Balloo


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Edited by big bri, 15 October 2009 - 07:15 AM.


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Posted 07 October 2009 - 08:19 AM

Nice one Bri, see ya there.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 09:44 AM

Great idea Brian. Unfortunately the family Hoath will not be able to make this one. It's a real shame because it's a fabulous beach with enough space for 100 rev fliers :devil:

I hope it all goes well and look forward to seeing all the photos.

Stephen

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 10:24 AM

Must go and pick up Jeremy's mankini from the dry cleaners other then that all set .. see you there :)

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 10:52 AM

Great idea Brian. Unfortunately the family Hoath will not be able to make this one. It's a real shame because it's a fabulous beach with enough space for 100 rev fliers :devil:

I hope it all goes well and look forward to seeing all the photos.

Stephen


Definitely a great idea! Who ever would have though that there might be a need for space for 100 fliers... <grins>

My correspondence with LOCOG is proceeding apace through the bureaucratic hoops. I may be getting closer to contacting a real person though. The next few days may be telling.

My STACK card is freshly minted so that is another base covered, if needs be.

I will have to check the company diary in the morning to see if there is any possibility of actually attending the event. Here's hoping.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 11:06 AM

Unavailable that w/e.

My band's got a village hall fund-raising gig where we're raising money to repair wanton vandalism. Making me miss the Ainsdale Beach fly-in eh? It's enough to make you want to lob a brick through their window. ;)

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 11:16 AM

...pick up Jeremy's mankini from the dry cleaners...

Did it take long to clean do you know?

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 12:45 PM

My correspondence with LOCOG is proceeding apace through the bureaucratic hoops. I may be getting closer to contacting a real person though. The next few days may be telling.

My STACK card is freshly minted so that is another base covered, if needs be.


I doubt it, kite flying isn't recognised as a sport by the sports councils, one of the action items for me this year is to try again (STACK have applied twice in the past and failed - I am led to believe it was because we do not have enough members to be taken seriously).

Good luck though.
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Posted 07 October 2009 - 12:49 PM

i know, i know, i've been a bit quiet lately but i full intend on being there for at least one of the days.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 01:31 PM

Hi fellas,
Great start so far..Seems you Southern softes arent so soft realy.

Im Just back from Southport on MOOOOCH..

I will start a total or List.After the weekend.Then get some Accommadation details up also.

Ive just sorted a big Mother of a Tent/Marque from a freind.Dont worry,its for Brewing and chatting in.Not sleeping


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Posted 07 October 2009 - 05:33 PM

I doubt it, kite flying isn't recognised as a sport by the sports councils, one of the action items for me this year is to try again (STACK have applied twice in the past and failed - I am led to believe it was because we do not have enough members to be taken seriously).

Good luck though.


My communication is about using 100 kites to 'represent' the 5 ring logo.

There is no associated claim.

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 02:24 AM

A question for consideration

Quite a few pilots cant do the dates and/or would prefare alternative dates.Nowts carved in stone.

WADA YA THINK PEOPLES

No skin of our noses.We are ther anyways.


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:47 AM

21/22 Nov. would suit me better Brian

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 05:50 AM

21/22 Nov. would suit me better Brian

I'm easy if that suits others better. I was about to book accommodation but I'm not committed yet and the more the merrier as far as Iím concerned, whatever suits others best is fine by me.
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Posted 08 October 2009 - 06:06 AM

I would like to come but will ait till dates are confirmed, either should be ok at the moment

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 07:57 AM

I am easy, Davids dates are fine by me, Dec 26-27 could be tricky though. :lol:

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 12:21 PM

OK,Sounds good.Thanks for the input people and patience

Dates now changed to
November,Saturday 21st,Sunday 22nd..Which brings the dates forward one week.I hope everyone is kewl with this.

I have checked the tides again and ther OK.Ive also checked with the Guesthouses and all is good.

Job done then

I will post Guesthouses later and a good map.
Thanks

BRIAN.,.

Edited by big bri, 08 October 2009 - 12:22 PM.


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 12:59 PM

DAMN, new dates mean we can't come... :(

OK,Sounds good.Thanks for the input people and patience

Dates now changed to
November,Saturday 21st,Sunday 22nd..Which brings the dates forward one week.I hope everyone is kewl with this.

I have checked the tides again and ther OK.Ive also checked with the Guesthouses and all is good.

Job done then

I will post Guesthouses later and a good map.
Thanks

BRIAN.,.


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 01:18 PM

Aha, I was sorting out the first Dates.

Might have a problem with the new ones as I wanted to make a long weekend out of it.

If I can swap stuff around you still might see a Bear in the AIRea. tee hee.

I will try, honest.

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 03:27 PM

Watching and waiting... 21 Nov is the first clear weekend in my calendar in November so looks good, although much depends on work around that time.
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