Well my thanks to Daniel for offering his assistance
Charles point noted, thank you.
"It's 5 to 6hrs drive time from here to Southampton, no excuses this will be a minimum 3 day event, Friday to Sunday".
I spent 5 hours plus, last time travelling to plymouth.
I think that the concensus of opinion is to join in with the Ribex event (assuming it goes ahead).
So the date is set 4/5/6 June 04.
As for the venue, I think there are 2 options:
1 Stay in Cowes. 2 Stay in Yarmouth.
I will start looking at Hotels & B&B's in the two towns to see if we can get a good deal. I will try and keep the costs down but I expect Cowes to be dearer than Yarmouth.
I know it is a long way off but hopefully with a bit of forward planning we could make next years event even bigger than Plymouth.