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Originally posted by turnturtle

melton Mowbray?
Seem to recall their closure was discussed on this forum back in the day, IIRC that was landlord related too as they wanted the site for development.
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Originally posted by maxibuddah

means that clubs need to focus on training first and foremost and accept racing is a minority part of their existence, whereas to date for most clubs it is the other way round.

+1

However even then it is difficult to get right. One of my clubs has a bigger rec/informal training side than the racing. We see a lot of churn with each year's intake. Think it comes down to two issues:

the training is so informal and basic that the attendees don't get any sense of progression, just a nice potter around.

There seems little attempt (though in part covid has been an issue) to bind people in socially by inviting them to hang around at the club afterwards. I think unless you make it a specific invite new people will often drift off as they maybe don't want to feel like they are impinging on the regulars.

A point missed when being down on mainly recreational watersports like sup is that there is more time and opportunity for social connections, which is the real reason most people do leisure activities in the first place. The scoresheet is a minor consideration even for most who compete. Without the social glue, comparatively 'irrational' (ie sailing, lots of buck for relatively little bang) sports will struggle to retain people.

+2 Totally agree

+3 Also totally agree (the main reason most people do leisure activities...)



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Originally posted by rodney



 Can anyone name a club which has closed other than through landlord pressures in the last 10 years?[/QUOTE]
How about Queensmead SC? I do my best to stay away from this forum but was unable to resist this challenge  Cry
<b style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; : rgb255, 255, 255;">HOAC and QSC were forced to close by HS2 on 1st October 2020. All activities on the site including Sailing have ceased.Planning is underway with London Borough of Hillingdon, HOAC and HS2 to develop the new site and move the operations and boats hopefully in Spring 2022. HOAC are busy packing and preparing for the move.QSC plan to follow HOAC in its move to the new site and will remain a Virtual Club during the Transition.
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Good find Rodney! Queensmead SC does have an active but private FB page and sailors racing as members in 2022 (ie IOS race). Hopefully they did restablish this spring.

But compulsory purchase or whatever with HS 2 comes under the same heading as landlord pressures.

So any advance on Brookvale (people look down on much nicer pieces of water in Birmingham. And maybe Ragley?
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