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by JBS
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Age Categories for the 2020/21 Racing Season
Replies: 34
Views: 2772

Re: Age Categories for the 2020/21 Racing Season

What has happened in previous season (like last year) when events didn't run because of too much/little water? Did they still get a vote for that event or not?
Whatever the answer a precedent has been set.
by JBS
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.1 Veterans Trophies
Replies: 17
Views: 3309

Re: 6.1 Veterans Trophies

Steve, my ANY class was related purely to previously held ranking ie: me ranked in Prem C1 but not ranked in K1 above Div 2 thus ruling myself or someone in a similar position from coming and getting that particular trophy.
by JBS
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.1 Veterans Trophies
Replies: 17
Views: 3309

Re: 6.1 Veterans Trophies

I agree with Rose. Highest ranked Vet who has not competed in Div 1 or above in ANY class. The Alan Harwood for the men and a new one for the ladies.
So, now that is sorted.....where are the existing trophies anyway?
by JBS
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.1 Veterans Trophies
Replies: 17
Views: 3309

Re: 6.1 Veterans Trophies

I was there! Some of the floor felt that the trophies should only be awarded to K1M others (myself included) felt that they should be open to the highest points regardless of class or gender. As it was taking a while to sort out it was suggested to withdraw it and come back with a clearly worded mot...
by JBS
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.2 Entry Fees
Replies: 55
Views: 8376

Re: 6.2 Entry Fees

An average (is there such a thing) weekend costs us £120-£140 depending on camping fees and distance. Pinkston being more and HPP less. Add another £44.10 to that and it will have a real effect on what races we do. Adding at least 25% to the cost of the weekend.
by JBS
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: 6.2 Entry Fees
Replies: 55
Views: 8376

Re: 6.2 Entry Fees

Real terms: My stanndard family entry fees for a Div 2 will go from £60.9 to £105 The proposed increase is too much too soon. Do some research, look at the unintended consequences! My entries are a competitive K1M and a C1W,Vet and C2 the latter three are simply entering because it makes it an inclu...
by JBS
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets - New Points System Please
Replies: 34
Views: 5416

Re: Vets - New Points System Please

I'm pretty happy to see it stay as it is. I like the challenge of trying to get the full 1000 at a Div 1 in my C1 and accept that when I got in the semi final at the Open last year (thanks for forgetting I was there too Bob :oops: ) I got less points than at a Div 2 where I pick up the full 500 easi...
by JBS
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Annual Consultative Meeting
Replies: 11
Views: 2565

Re: Annual Consultative Meeting

The following is proposed by Proteus CC: We have a very inactive and dysfunctional Vets section and as such we have discussed extensively and honed the following proposal. Do we have a club to second this: Vets a fairer ranking system; Lets face it the lower age limit for Vets means some are only ju...
by JBS
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets photo on website
Replies: 3
Views: 1201

Re: Vets photo on website

In my defence.............I'm a VEt and we forget stuff! :oops:
by JBS
Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: HPP Prem/Div 1 - Sept 21/22
Replies: 7
Views: 2195

Re: HPP Prem/Div 1 - Sept 21/22

I agree.....and there are nearly always local paddlers who can step in at a moments notice.
by JBS
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets' Points
Replies: 59
Views: 9024

Re: Vets' Points

So, leave it as it is then. An imperfect system that appears to be working. It looks to me (based on no data) to be more Vets at races than previously and on the whole we seem to be enjoying it.
by JBS
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets' Points
Replies: 59
Views: 9024

Re: Vets' Points

Just to add to the debate...... The same paddler (Joel) paddled both C1 Vet and K1 Vet, on the same day on the same course at yesterday's Washburn Div. 1 race. Now that the results have been posted I see that he was able to secure the full 1,000 points available in his C1 but only 340 points out of...
by JBS
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets' Points
Replies: 59
Views: 9024

Re: Vets' Points

On reflection, I think I largely agree with Darren. Sorry Bob, I know exactly where you are coming from I got more points at a Div2 than I did from the British Open too (thanks for forgetting I was there too :wink: ). However, it does seem unreasonable to uproot the whole system just to cater for a ...
by JBS
Tue May 21, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets' Points
Replies: 59
Views: 9024

Re: Vets' Points

How many Vets are actually racing at Div1 or Prem? Not that many.....so unless they are complaining should we just leave it as it is?
We all know the score.....want to secure good points race in Div 2 or Div 1. Want to race on "bigger" water got to Div 1's or Prem's. I know that's what I'm doing. :D
by JBS
Wed May 15, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Vets' Points
Replies: 59
Views: 9024

Re: Vets' Points

Firstly, I don't see a reason to have separate points for C1's and K1's in Vets. Personally, I find it reasonably straight forward to get 500 points in my C1 at a Div 2 but a proper struggle in K1. So far I have managed it 3 times out of four but only in one of those would I have been the outright w...