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Old 04 July 2010, 02:22   #101
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Getting close now .
Final check list
Engines in good working order
Charts and Passage Plan prepared
Flares Coastal Pack
Handbearing compass
Plotting Instruement
Spare fuel/oil
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VHF
GPS
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Accommodation booked
Beer and Food tokens.

Leaving around 1030 1100 ish Needles Fairway Buoy
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Old 04 July 2010, 03:17   #102
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Just to add to Tim's top tips.

For the latest weather on this side have a look at our site:

http://www.alderneymarine.com/info/index.html

From that page there is a seven day forecast via Windfinder, the local shipping forecast, wind history stats for the Channel Light Vessel and here plus tides and all sorts of handy gubbins like that.

Tim, you have Mel's mobile number if you can pass that about in any coms I am sure she will not mind. Feel free to call with any last minute questions.

The mooring buoys are generally full up most weekends at the moment, so bear in mind you might need to raft up. Having said that the Friday arrival will make a big difference and any German towels on buoys will be dealt with. lol

As it stands nothing is booked for wining and dining, let me know if firm arrangements are required.

We will be listening out on the Floptilla VHF channel and can always be reached on M2.
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Old 04 July 2010, 07:46   #103
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Q flag and lodge Part 1 form C1331 with HM Customs & Excise?

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsP...HMCE_CL_000428
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Old 04 July 2010, 13:43   #104
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Q flag and lodge Part 1 form C1331 with HM Customs & Excise?

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsP...HMCE_CL_000428
Beat me to that one David after sampling the local firewater I would recommend the download forms and q flag it's powerfull stuff the Alderney Gin and Whiskey ran my jetski on them for a month.
Fish and Chips Friday can we sit at the yacht club and eat them please .
And can we have a BBQ at the yacht club on Saturday x per head and numbers to Martin sorry don't have Mels number .
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Old 07 July 2010, 04:51   #105
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Fish and Chips Friday can we sit at the yacht club and eat them please.
Not sure about eating at the club with F&C, but will ask. We can certainly eat on the chippy's own patio.

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And can we have a BBQ at the yacht club on Saturday x per head and numbers to Martin.
That sounds good, it will be a DIY affair but we can certainly buy in the meat, spuds and greed stuff Saturday morning.

Can someone volunteer to be grill chef please?

Price is going to be about 40 quid for the barbie and a fiver a head for the ingredients. Any special requests, other than the world class local dairy herd beef?

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the world class local dairy herd beef?
Worth the trip on it's own!
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Old 07 July 2010, 17:32   #107
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Arrangements are in place to open the Sailing Club bar on friday afternoon ready for the first boats arriving, although unfortunately the bar will have to shut at about 1430 to allow for afternoon tea and cakes to be served (I know, it does nothing for the hard earnt reputation of 2,000 drunks clinging to a rock). However, there is no 'drinking up' time limit, so you can line them up to tide you over until the bar reopens at 1800 if you wish.

Upshot of all this being, if you get there quick enough you can quench your thirst with alcohol, if not, you'll have to make do with tea . If weather makes for a delayed arrival, and by general consensus it is beer-o'clock, rather than tea-o'clock then the venue can be moved to the Mooring's or Diver's instead.

The bar will be reopened again on Saturday at a time to suit the next tranche of arrivals. As with last year, the thanks will need to go to my mother for opening and running the club bar for us.
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Old 08 July 2010, 02:19   #110
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The bar will be reopened again on Saturday at a time to suit the next tranche of arrivals. As with last year, the thanks will need to go to my mother for opening and running the club bar for us.

Erins Mum is brilliant she not only runs the club but teaches Yachtmaster Theory among other things , we were made so welcome last year so the least we can do is put the beer tokens into the sailing club coffers.


Any mackerel about as fancy some fishing on Sat for the BBQ surf and turf Islander style.
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