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Old 01 August 2010, 16:22   #1
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Alderney...again! 7th-8th August 2010

The well known "Alderney Week" celebrations are currently underway, culminating on the weekend 7th/8th August.

Bit early to tell for sure but current forecast is saying F1-2 winds and nothing but sunshine all weekend.

I should have my new crank position sensor delivered and fitted by then fingers crossed.

My main aim for the weekend is to take t/t Martini with me and get ashore at the Casquets (don't tell Trinity House ), have a little nose round and take some piccys.

In the interest of safety I would like to keep 2 persons, at least 1 with experience, on board while another 2 go ashore, then swap over so need some volunteers! Should be a pretty interesting oppurtunity.
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Old 01 August 2010, 17:40   #2
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Is Trevor G and the Biboa gang planning to go this year? Seem to remember him mentioning it?
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Is Trevor G and the Biboa gang planning to go this year? Seem to remember him mentioning it?
Sorry - Normally I'd have tried to make it for the end of the week but this year we're on holiday elsewhere for August.
I think the Biboa Aldeney run has been cancelled due to spending too long in Jersey earlier this month and everyone running out of petrol and vacation passes !
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My main aim for the weekend is to take t/t Martini with me and get ashore at the Casquets (don't tell Trinity House ), have a little nose round and take some piccys.
Not entirely convinced you'll need a tender for this. There's a landing stage that you could nose into and jump off M-II. You'll just need to trust your temporary skipper to come back for you though

I'll see if I can find out some info without alerting any suspicion.
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Predictably, I am up for it.

I believe landing requires permission, so we may have to make do with just getting in close. I hope that crank sensor does not play up at an in opportune moment, but if it does it is nice to know there is a landing stage to secure to while adjusting it.
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Predictably, I am up for it.

I believe landing requires permission, so we may have to make do with just getting in close. I hope that crank sensor does not play up at an in opportune moment, but if it does it is nice to know there is a landing stage to secure to while adjusting it.
Will you be overnighting and taking in a few pubs and clubs?
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Will you be overnighting and taking in a few pubs and clubs?
Hope so, though I understand the mirror ball at the top isn't up to much by modern club standards and the dance floor's not very big either

Incidentally, where does it say no landing. I can't see it marked on my chart anywhere

Found this which just about shows the layout and the landing points. http://www.cyberheritage.org/alderney/IMG_4544.html
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Excellent pic, never come across those before.

I had a really good look on the last visit, it's not really a landing, although fairly steep-to, it's just rock with a bit of concrete on top.

Half the fun will be mooring the boat I think, anchors fore and aft plus there's eyes on each beam cast into the rock which we can use. Then we can set up a system for pulling the dinghy back and forth. Tripping line with a bouy on the fwd anchor as well I think (expensive anchor!)

I might put a call into TH, try and do things properly without upsetting anyone.

I'm going to get hold of a couple of buoyancy jackets which can go in the water, I suggest wet/drysuits would be a good idea as well.
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Sounds like a complex exercise. Not sure Major Appleyard would approve, by the time you've got all that rigged the Germans will be on to us . And I certainly don't intend to get wet either.
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