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Old 11 April 2012, 16:25   #51
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Old 11 April 2012, 17:04   #52
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Old 11 April 2012, 17:34   #53
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Old 11 April 2012, 18:46   #54
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Rob Jones - Alderney

Guys I made the crossing last year in not so favourable conditions. Video really tells the story but needless to say i loved every min of it and cannot wait for some more
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Old 12 April 2012, 11:35   #55
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Looks scary to me. Glad you all made it OK in the end though.
How come you ran out of fuel?
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Old 12 April 2012, 12:12   #56
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How come you ran out of fuel?
lol That is a long story!

AFAIR it came down to sheer endurance in terms of hours of motoring, with wind and tide working against them the engine just plain drank their tank dry.

Rob may admit, when they had not hit the half way mark after their planned total trip time - they could have looked at things differently?

Heavy weather boating uses a lot more fuel than flat cruising!
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How long would the crossing "normally" take?
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Old 12 April 2012, 23:01   #58
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Mrs A and I did Poole - Braye in a shade over two hours last Easter .... but that was in very good conditions (and Mrs A likes playing 'dare' with the tankers!)

The picture of us at the top of the page was taken in even flatter conditions on Alderney - Le Havre the following day.

I normally allow two and a half to three hours for Poole - Braye in reasonable conditions.
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Old 13 April 2012, 02:50   #59
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Mrs A and I did Poole - Braye in a shade over two hours last Easter .... but that was in very good conditions (and Mrs A likes playing 'dare' with the tankers!)

The picture of us at the top of the page was taken in even flatter conditions on Alderney - Le Havre the following day.

I normally allow two and a half to three hours for Poole - Braye in reasonable conditions.
Brainz, We try and meet @ 11am (allow a bit for faffing) to make sure we get a cold beer in Alderney sailing club before 2pm . We did have a little bit of fog on the outward leg in 2009 and return leg in 2010 but we've been very fortunate with conditions.


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After a long absence from RIBnet cruises, Magellan Echo (formelly Magellan Alpha) will coincide our Alderney trip with yours (if thats OK !!)

We’ll be running from Ramsgate down to Alderney so might not make the 2pm beer appointment, but look forward to sharing a few with like minded ribbers over the weekend of 20-21-22 July.

Happy to adjust our plans to meet up & cruise with other SE ribbers ??
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