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by WindsorCC
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Course Design.
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Course Design.

Just further to this I thought Gareth did a great job with course design at Llandysul this weekend.

Two really different courses, both properly challenging with lots of options. Great fun to race, and equally fun to spectate seeing different approaches and paddlers really pushing themselves.

Paul.
by WindsorCC
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Annual Consultative Meeting
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Annual Consultative Meeting

I would certainly agree we have inactive and dysfunctional Vets....
by WindsorCC
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: C1 Disaster Imminent?
Replies: 20
Views: 1691

Re: C1 Disaster Imminent?

You should have seen Shepperton yesterday evening (or what is now known as t-grip Tuesday), there were seven of us in C1s, actually more than the kayaks! Ok, it’s a second class for all of them except me, but it was still a good group with a mix of div 1 and div 2 standard paddlers. I certainly enco...
by WindsorCC
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets' Points
Replies: 59
Views: 4377

Re: Vets' Points

It really is a tough one... We need to reflect the comparative difficulty of Div 1 and Div 2, make sure we maintain differentiation within Vets, and make sure any solution is long-term, not just to address challenges with specific paddlers/classes right now. My thinking is still that a multiplier on...
by WindsorCC
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets' Points
Replies: 59
Views: 4377

Re: Vets' Points

John, only problem with just adding 500 points to the normal Div 1 points (I think it's already come up in this thread) is that then coming last (even if that's by a minute) gets you more points than winning a Div 2. As well as figuring out who's the best paddler over the season, we do want to encou...
by WindsorCC
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Sshhh – it’s a secret! The Pan Celtic
Replies: 26
Views: 2810

Re: Sshhh – it’s a secret! The Pan Celtic

Dee, I may well be forgetting something important, but I doubt think there should be any financial implications, as I'm assuming it would just run as it does now, points from nominated team paddlers based on position in the race. Unless you were thinking of something else, like it being separate run...
by WindsorCC
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Sshhh – it’s a secret! The Pan Celtic
Replies: 26
Views: 2810

Re: Sshhh – it’s a secret! The Pan Celtic

Appreciate that it's not ideal for Scottish paddlers, but I do like the idea of running it as a single race at the Open, with the J12 part of the Div 2 on the Legacy.

Given it's a Prem and the Open most of the paddlers who'd be selected for the Pan Celtic teams will be there anyway...

Paul.
by WindsorCC
Fri May 31, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets' Points
Replies: 59
Views: 4377

Re: Vets' Points

Jasper I think the current system works ok for C1 vets, but I can see how it doesn't work for K1's at the moment. I do quite like Steve's suggestion of a points multiplier, rather than a time factor (which then takes us back to the days when several of us in C1M were getting 1000 points in every rac...
by WindsorCC
Wed May 22, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Div4 promotions
Replies: 16
Views: 1065

Re: Div4 promotions

Interesting idea around changing Div 4 to Open, although I echo's Dee's concerns about ranked paddlers entering and therefore messing with the percentages. Not sure how to get round that though... It sounds similar to the system British Cycling have for road racing, where everyone starts as Cat 4 an...
by WindsorCC
Mon May 20, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets' Points
Replies: 59
Views: 4377

Re: Vets' Points

Sorry Donna, I’d agree with Nick, you shouldn’t be able to get more points at a div 1 by turning up and making it to the finish line than getting 2nd or 3rd at a Div 2. Nick’s compromise of a factor at prem & 1, but direct comparison at 2/3 might work. It’s a big jump in competitiveness, in particul...
by WindsorCC
Thu May 16, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets' Points
Replies: 59
Views: 4377

Re: Vets' Points

I certainly wouldn't want to see vets scrapped, mostly because it's such a nice atmosphere on the start line. People take it to varying degrees of seriousness, but everyone is up for a chat and some banter before the start. I think the factor on time thing was an issue a few years ago as me and Dave...
by WindsorCC
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Encouraging volunteers
Replies: 6
Views: 882

Re: Encouraging volunteers

Mike, I'd agree re some flexibility at div 2 and below. When I've been jury chair/chief judge at div 2 and below I've tried to use it as a teaching/learning experience for paddlers and parents, preparing them for the strict interpretation of the rules/timing etc they'll have to deal with at div 1. O...
by WindsorCC
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Division 2/3 Veterans Trophy
Replies: 17
Views: 1518

Re: Division 2/3 Veterans Trophy

That sounds like a reasonable idea, although given the situation with points for the kayak classes now, it's likely that whoever wins the former 2/3 trophy would actually win the class overall for the year, and the former overall trophy would be some way down the rankings. Not that it's necessarily ...
by WindsorCC
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: How Much is too much for Div 1s
Replies: 30
Views: 2991

Re: How Much is too much for Div 1s

Appreciate that it's all a bit off the original topic but... I agree that there's a challenge with juniors dropping off the RTA/SRS squads and then giving up as they suddenly lose the status and access to water/coaching, but I do question if some of that is down to parents who make that the focus ra...
by WindsorCC
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Back-up Dates?
Replies: 17
Views: 1855

Re: Back-up Dates?

I think that's well worth consideration. Appreciate it won't be ideal due to people planning weekends, work, accommodation etc, but surely having a back-up date that not everyone can make is better than no race at all? For somewhere like Shepperton it'd be great to have a backup date a month later, ...