Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 19 June 2009, 08:30   #61
Trade member
 
tim griffin's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Newport IoW
Boat name: Amean/Pronto/Rumbo
Make: Solent Rib Princess
Length: 7m +
Engine: 200hp Etec 260x 2
MMSI: lots of them
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,859
Quote:
Originally Posted by malthouse View Post
In terms of tides for arrival in Braye...

Sat 27th:
HW 1025 5.9m
Slack Water 1300
LW 1700 1.1m
Slack Water 1930

The approach in from the north is good, plenty of scope for tide.
SHHHH
Dont give em the answer
__________________
Tim Griffin
RYA Freelance YMI power Powerboat and PWC instructor trainer vhf first aid sea survival Diesel engine radar and navigation instructor
tim griffin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 June 2009, 08:35   #62
Member
 
Andy Moore's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Cowes, Isle of Wight
Boat name: TiLT 2
Make: Avon Adventure 620
Length: 6m +
Engine: Optimax 135
MMSI: 235032203
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,639
As I think I said, we are only going if it's really nice weather. By what day do we need to make a decision?

Or are you hardy RIBers going whatever it's like?

Andy
__________________

__________________
RIBnet: now available on Facebook!
Andy Moore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 June 2009, 03:04   #63
Member
 
Channel Ribs's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Alderney
Length: no boat
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,047
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy Moore View Post
As I think I said, we are only going if it's really nice weather. By what day do we need to make a decision?

Or are you hardy RIBers going whatever it's like?

Andy

I think everybody has some fairly tight weather criteria, with a particular sensitivity to the notorious NE'ly. (Though there is a good anchorage with shelter from the NE in Longis Bay.)

The weather at the moment is looking good, but of course too far out to be sure:

http://www.alderneymarine.com/weather.html
__________________
Channel Ribs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 June 2009, 07:38   #64
Member
 
Channel Ribs's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Alderney
Length: no boat
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,047
I dug out this aerial photo and have added they same points as in the surface view posted earlier in the thread. The yellow areas are the visitor's mooring buoys.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Braye.jpg
Views:	143
Size:	57.1 KB
ID:	43431  
__________________
Channel Ribs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 June 2009, 18:48   #65
Member
 
Avocet's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Poole
Boat name: Grimalkin
Make: Ribcraft 750 Sport
Length: 7m +
Engine: Suzi 250
MMSI: 235050647
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 899
My wife and I would love to join the cruise with Grimalkin out of Poole and will take whatever weather provided the crossing should be no more than three hours. Any longer than that and we may rethink. Like Andy Moore, we have also booked a room at the Braye Beach Hotel.

Tides prevent us being able to exit Parkstone Bay Marina in Poole between 7.00 and 10.20am on 27 June but by exiting at 10.20am could make the Fairway Buoy (assuming you mean the Needles Fairway Buoy!) for 11.00am which would be fine for arrival in Alderney at slack water (2.00pm) but might mean pushing lunch a bit tight.

Our alternative is an early rise at 6.00am to exit the marina before 7.00am and can then make the Fairway Buoy any time from 7.00am onwards. I calculate that an 8.30am RV at the Fairway Buoy would give an ETA in Alderney of 11.30am (HW approximately) and allow time for a refuel before lunch and also give the benefit of the flatter morning sea. (All times BST rather than UCT)

Given that the idea is of going as a group, we are however happy to fit in with everyone else.

What plans are there and is there a full list of those coming? Do restaurants need to be booked? If so and we're eating together, which?
__________________
Avocet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 June 2009, 03:22   #66
Member
 
Channel Ribs's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: Alderney
Length: no boat
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,047
Quote:
Originally Posted by Avocet View Post
...provided the crossing should be no more than three hours.

Tides prevent us being able to exit Parkstone Bay Marina in Poole between 7.00 and 10.20am on 27 June but by exiting at 10.20am could make the Fairway Buoy (assuming you mean the Needles Fairway Buoy!) for 11.00am.

What plans are there and is there a full list of those coming? Do restaurants need to be booked? If so and we're eating together, which?
The planned crossing speed is I believe 25 kn, the straight line distance is 60 nm so the crossing should take about 2 1/2 hours.

Tim has asked everyone to email him a passage plan based on a rendezvous point of the Needles safe water mark, I imagine he will then pick a departure time that fits the majority of the plans.

There is an excellent fish and chip restaurant (BYO) that would be a good budget choice, the legendary First and Last has also been mentioned. In any event beer part one is likely to be in the Sailing Club, to be found adjacent the HM Office.
__________________
Channel Ribs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 June 2009, 04:13   #67
Trade member
 
tim griffin's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Newport IoW
Boat name: Amean/Pronto/Rumbo
Make: Solent Rib Princess
Length: 7m +
Engine: 200hp Etec 260x 2
MMSI: lots of them
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,859
Avocet
Thanks for that I have emailed you back .

Malthouse is quite right I am pretty flexible on departure times within reason we are not going into the swinge or the race so no need to base slack water on those .

Slack water is around 1300 DST Alderney so arriving 1330 or a little later is not a problem .

as not too much tide flowing . VHF CH 72 for coms

We have some jetskiers coming 6 last time I spoke 2 hard boats Sunseeker 40
and Botnia Targa 30

Stingher rib 6.9
Ocean 8.0
ribeye 7.5
Jabs Ribeye 7.5
Biffer's 8m
Andy More
Yourself
Mick Balch (maybe)
and the Ventures search and Rescue with there Delta 9m
Fish and chips would be good for lunch and we could all meet up chat and make it informal .

Beer in Yacht club excellent idea various B and B's where people are staying people can mooch around or do there own thing or stay as a group.

Departure time next day is pretty open to discussion as I have some people who need to be back by no later than 1600 the next day .

Weather is looking good for the moment winds light wave height 0.25 metre some times 1.00 m.

It is down to the skipper of the vessel if they go or stay and the skipper should have a passage plan cts and so on and reserve fuel .
Passports required ICC (maybe) insurance docs (maybe ) VHF CERT .Charts

If you cover all bases then no problems should arise with the Harbour Master.

Malthouse is a legend for all information he has put on the web Mainbrace also.

Looking foward to meeting new faces having fun and chilling out no pressure on me as it's my weekend off.

We go as a group look out for each other and have fun .
If it goes well then we can organise other trips or make it an annual event .
If any one want to chat then call me on the mobile.

As day off today
Tim
__________________
Tim Griffin
RYA Freelance YMI power Powerboat and PWC instructor trainer vhf first aid sea survival Diesel engine radar and navigation instructor
tim griffin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 June 2009, 13:00   #68
Member
 
Avocet's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Poole
Boat name: Grimalkin
Make: Ribcraft 750 Sport
Length: 7m +
Engine: Suzi 250
MMSI: 235050647
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 899
Those coming on the cruise should remember (as posted elsewhere on this site) that Alderney is outside the European Union. This has two consquences:

1. You need to fill and deliver to H M Revenue and Customs prior to dearture Part 1 of their Form C1331 which can be dowloaded from: http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsP...HMCE_CL_000428

Upon re-entering UK territorial waters (3 miles offshore) upon our return, we need to fly the Q flag (plain yellow) until phoning H M Revenue and Customs once in port and obtaining clearance and their confirmation that it may be lowered. Part 2 of their Form C1331 should then be delivered to the Customs office or box to which you delivered Part 1.

2. Following expiry of the reciprocal health agreement between the UK and Channel Islands last April health treatment in Alderney for UK nationals is no longer necesarily free. Although emergency treatment will be given, it may be charged for and health insurance is strongly recommended for all visitors.
__________________
Avocet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 June 2009, 15:27   #69
Member
 
Andy Moore's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Cowes, Isle of Wight
Boat name: TiLT 2
Make: Avon Adventure 620
Length: 6m +
Engine: Optimax 135
MMSI: 235032203
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,639
Early days, but I just got a forecast for Sat:

F2.
__________________
RIBnet: now available on Facebook!
Andy Moore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 June 2009, 15:33   #70
RIBnet supporter
 
Trevor G's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Crowthorne
Boat name: Black Adder+BabyBlue
Make: Shearwater + Avon
Length: 8m +
Engine: TDi Diesel + Merc 60
MMSI: 235026679
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 837
Hi All
My son (age 11) and I are hoping we can join you for the run to Alderney this weekend in our 6.5m Ballistic. Is anyone camping or is everyone B&B or hoteling? We haven't booked accomodation yet so we may have no choice!

Tim - is it too late to join the run?

Thanks . Trevor
__________________
Trevor G is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:27.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.