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2015 Internationals 5 years 11 months ago #9386

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Following the presentation by Barney at the Ints this year, there is a lot of positive feedback from members about attending the Ints in Sarasota in March 2015.

To this end, it has been suggested that the best way to get positive commitment and therefore to properly plan shipping of boats, is to set up a savings fund to spread the cost.

I am more than happy to organise this side of things and have made some provisional enquiries about the logistics. The general idea being that a sum of say £50 per month from September 2013 till February 2015 would amass £900 per participant. That is felt to be more than enough to cover shipping and should leave a bit spare.

In order to get a feel of the likely numbers I would welcome firm responses from those who will commit immediately to this plan.

From what I have heard we can fit 8 Albs in a 40 foot standard container and 12 in a 45 foot high cube container. Therefore with a minimum of 8, almost any increase in number could possibly be catered for (multiples of 4 obviously best)

If you are seriously committed, please respond within the next 2 weeks.

If it is a feasible plan we can then organise a logistics committee and a marketing committee (a shipping sponsor and a flight sponsor hopefully).

Warm seas, sand and sunshine - bring it on................. B)


STOP PRESS>>> Dates confirmed 20th to 27th March 2015.

Matt (NAA Treasurer)
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2015 Internationals 5 years 11 months ago #9387

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OK, plenty of views but no responses.
Let's change the emphasis slightly.

Responding to this post does not commit you in any way.
Also the savings plan could be 12 months Jan to Dec 2014 at £75 per month - gives a bit more time to think.

Without any idea of numbers there will not be any plans progressed for a container.

Matt

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2015 Internationals 5 years 11 months ago #9389

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Hi Matt
We would like to go to the internationals in 2015, we are just checking if we both can get time off work. Want to be able visit a few other places whilst we are out there.

Paul & Jacqui Sleeman
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2015 Internationals 5 years 11 months ago #9390

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Hi Matt, its certainly something we have discussed, too far away to commit definitely but I would say a possibility.

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2015 Internationals 5 years 11 months ago #9391

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This sounds like a great idea, I'm definitely going.

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2015 Internationals 5 years 11 months ago #9404

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Matt thanks for posting this thread and yes I think it a great idea. £50 a month should be quite painless and it gets a commitment early - so count me in. Opportunities such as this do not come around that often so time to grasp the nettle. I have always wanted to do a long haul event and missed out on the last few so Florida 2015 is very appealing. I came back from Abersoch and have started to sell some of my 'junk' on E bay - Target was £100 a month - the idea was to help fund the boat going to USA and also to empty my (many) sheds! _ So if any one wants to but some old copper kettles or bits for seagull outboards they will be on E bay next week!!

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