Hi all When you hit on the NOR you will see a list of accommodation I have sourced this information from ASC website I understand that the Frogmore Apartments are not that good and perhaps should b avoided. I personally haven't stayed at them and I am relying on third hand info but I thought I should at least bring this to your attention. If I obtain reports of this kind regarding any of the other accommodation will will let you know. Mark
The Nationals are getting closer gentlemen - time to make the decision about competing then register! We'll be posting more information for compeitiors shortly. After discussions with the club and our PRO Malcolm Hughes it looks like we'll be having a god event. See you there. Brent
While find it really hard to believe I understand that Pete Robinson might be the only one coming from NSW. Based on the straw poll I took when sailing at GFG last weekend, it also seems that Vic numbers are going to be way down. I must say that it is disappointing if the Adelaide nationals is only going to attract a handful of entries. So far there is less than 10 and I am now concerned that there might not even be 20 when all is said and done. We have secured a number of good sponsors for the event so those coming are going to be very happy with the prizes that have been organised. For those who are unable to make it that is a shame. It is also a concern though for states holding future events and the decision of clubs to agree to take on events. It is important that we have a national presence if the class is going to continue to grow. I have always been happy to travel far and wide to events as I believe its not only great fun and the best way to improve my own sailing by competing against the best in the country in big fleets, but it is in the classes national interest that effort is made to support host clubs that go to huge effort to stage an event. Had I known in Tasmania that the interest from other states to come to Adelaide was not overly strong then I might have passed the buck to Wangi. I suppose what will be will be and I hope that I am ultimately wrong about the fears I currently hold about attendance numbers at the classes 50th national championships!!!! I would encourage all of you who are currently in 2 minds whether to come to commit to this event. Adelaide is a great place to sail. The weather, food and facilities are very good and afterall, it is the 50th national championships of our class. In itself this deserves a strong turn out I would have thought. It certainly has for other classes and events such as the Hobart. Mark R
Looking a little brighter from NSW after last week-end with the possibility of yet another entry to come. Hopefully, during this last week till 10 December we will see some further entries from other States too. Is Mike able to come to defend his title?
Maybe we might be kidding ourselves on just how many members do access this website forum! I strongly suggest that you should request the State Secretaries to contact each and every member to follow up on this matter. Communication is everything so a timely reminder to all members to process their entries this week is recommended.
Having been in your position on a number of occasions I know just how frustrating this can be when organisors are endeavouring to finalise catering and other arrangements.
Looking forward to coming to Adelaide again for this my 32nd Australian OK Dinghy Championship. (Recount!)