Brest2020 10-16 july - junket

  • 12 Dec 2019 14:30
    Message # 8255348

    Bonjour

    I just had a first positive phone call with a manager of Brest2020 to try and organize a junket during the event.

    The boats would be in a Brest Marina in a way to be defined.

    I will meet him, perhaps at the end of next week  (as far as the French social events allows it !). He already asked me how many boats (with there lengh) would be interested. His main issue is to manage the available pontons....

    He is also interrested in afloat animations and I already offered some collective sailing  or "non-race" around cans.... or manoeuvring demonstration....

    So please could you send me your potential interest to join; or here or on my email eric.andlauerATyahoo.fr.

    If you have any issue my phone number is +33613605375

    The berthing should be for free and you may arrive a bit late.

    Eric

    http://brest-evenements-nautiques.fr/

  • 15 Dec 2019 10:54
    Reply # 8284088 on 8255348
  • 15 Dec 2019 12:30
    Reply # 8284677 on 8255348

    Bonjour, Eric.

    This sounds like so much fun – I wish I was closer! I am really hoping that other folks jump in, about getting together for this. They could see the tall ships, and also the traditional Chinese boats that will be attending Brest, as well as Sail Amsterdam. What a great chance for a good time!

    Shemaya

  • 31 Dec 2019 19:35
    Reply # 8437613 on 8255348

    Hi Eric,

    I see that there has not been big response here in the forum, about the idea of this gathering. HOWEVER! It's been my experience, in organizing our very successful junkets in Maine, in the USA, that response here in the fora, and also in the JR Facebook group, was very minimal. The thing that worked was sending an email to everybody in the regions that seemed close enough for somebody to consider coming. In the US, this meant I sent a group email to pretty much everybody east of the Mississippi River, and in Canada following north on the same rough line. Then I kept up with whoever wrote back.

    At the moment I am no longer the JRA Sailing Secretary, as we desperately needed somebody to step forward for the Chair at our last committee election. However, our new Sailing Secretary is contending with some family health issues, so I'd be happy to help with some of the details if you might like that.

    The first task, if you'd like to send out a group email, is to decide which groups of members to include. This might be easiest by country, for this situation. Who do you think might come, from countries that seem close enough? Here in the USA we have had members travel up to about 1000 miles (!) for the last three junkets.

    You can get the email addresses from the member directory, by downloading the full list and then selecting members for each country, or state/province/county if that makes more sense. Once you have that, you select just their email addresses. I am not very skilled with the Excel program, but I was able to make a list of addresses for our mailing. Maybe you are good with Excel, and can do this yourself? If not, I'd be happy to help, if you could tell me a list of what countries should realistically be included. Or maybe another member who is a computer whiz, and is somewhere within range of Brest, might like to get involved in this?? Because of this possibility, I am posting this here, rather than sending you a direct email ;-)

    I really hope this gathering works out – I wish I was close enough to come. Seeing the boats that are coming from China, as well as connecting with other JRA members, would be so much fun!

    Cheers,
    Shemaya

    Last modified: 31 Dec 2019 19:38 | Anonymous member
  • 01 Jan 2020 15:15
    Reply # 8444946 on 8437613
    Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Eric,


    The first task, if you'd like to send out a group email, is to decide which groups of members to include. This might be easiest by country, for this situation. Who do you think might come, from countries that seem close enough? Here in the USA we have had members travel up to about 1000 miles (!) for the last three junkets.

    You can get the email addresses from the member directory, by downloading the full list and then selecting members for each country, or state/province/county if that makes more sense.
    I really hope this gathering works out – I wish I was close enough to come. Seeing the boats that are coming from China, as well as connecting with other JRA members, would be so much fun!

    Cheers,
    Shemaya


    Bonjour Shemaya and all

    Bonne Année et bonne santé.

    Thank you very much for the support.

    There is still a lot of time since july !

    The reason I posted early was that i'm also in negociation with the Brest2020 organisators. It would have been easier to have as soon as possible a estimation of the members interested but it is not that important.They are interested in ground animation and sea animation.

    I'll start the prospection in january and as you suggest, I'll use the member directory as a support. I should be abble to cope with Exel.

    I suppose that the area of interest should be the west atlantic from Portugal to Netheland.

    I'll also try and find the junks that are mooring in the Britanny area but several are not member of JRA. I'll also try and use some French connections....

    I suppose that the idea to attemp to Brest2020 for free will temp a few skippers but I suppose that the sumer cruising are still to be defined for manny of us.

    Eric

  • 01 Jan 2020 17:36
    Reply # 8445860 on 8255348

    Hi Eric,

    Hey, that's great – especially that you can manage Excel :-).

    Are you interested in people coming who do not have their boat with them? Here in Maine, we have people come from inland areas, and from places that are too far away to bring their boat but they would like to come to the junket. You might consider writing to people in areas that are not on the coast, but are within traveling range. Sometimes folks trailer smaller junk rig boats from places like that too.

    If you like, you could include me in your email list – chair@junkrigassociation.org – and I will help to let people know, especially through the Facebook group. There are a lot of folks in that group in the UK and Europe. It doesn't seem to work as a primary way to get people involved, most of the time, but I do think it helps when people see reminders. And of course it's always good to post the notice here on our JRA website, under Members' Events.

    That's great that you have some ideas about contacting junk rig sailors who are not in the JRA – it's always so great to get everybody together!

    When you say "animation" does that mean the same as something like "activities?" So on land and on water activities? It'll be great to see what gets organized. I hope you take lots of pictures, when the time comes!

    Cheers,
    Shemaya

    Last modified: 01 Jan 2020 17:38 | Anonymous member
  • 08 Jan 2020 15:26
    Reply # 8516865 on 8255348

    Bonjour

    Up to now nine junks that are interested in joining Brest2020.

    We must be selected by the managers but It should be Ok.

    Normally 6 chineses boats ranging from 3 to 7 m should be presented on the Asian area.

    Eric

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