After experiencing early problems in securing a stand, we were fortunate enough to get one in an excellent position. We found ourselves immediately adjacent to one of the two entrances to the Great hall in a prominent and busy position.
Saturday proved to be a very popular day with a lot of people in attendance, many of them taking the time to visit the K1 stand and showing a lot of interest in the boat, which received many compliments for its good looks and innovative design. There was particular interest shown in the operation of the keel and the set-up and deployment of the dangly pole, this meant that the guys who were manning the stand were kept constantly busy, whilst Jeff had a number of serious enquiries and was engaged in almost constant discussions for most of the day.
The general consensus amongst those who were there, was that the show has been – for the K1 Owners Association – a success on many levels, and as such has justified the expense and the hard work which went into it, succeeding in creating a wider awareness of the K1’s qualities amongst existing sailors and winning new friends along the way.
To those members who were able to come down to the show to help out – Dave & Marge Norris, David Hume and Alf Hawksworth, and Geoff Worrall – who came down on Friday to help Jeff to set up and then came back down on Sunday to man the stand and put everything away at the end – to all of you I say, thank you for your time and your hard work, we couldn’t have done it without you.
K1 Class Association