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Old 11 January 2011, 08:10   #121
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Cool!

Do you need an Alderney marshall to make sure the boats pass Alderney outside of a mark, or are they allowed to come inside the reef if they feel brave enough?
I'm nothing to do with the organising - I'm competing!
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Old 12 January 2011, 06:57   #122
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OK peeps! I have started to put the page(s) together, let me know what you think. Obviously we will add lots of info as it comes together, if there is something you want just let me know.

www.alderneymarine.com/floptilla
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Old 12 January 2011, 07:16   #123
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Martin, Are you putting a post on SBR forum?

http://www.sportsboat.co.uk/newforum...php?f=4&t=3074
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Old 12 January 2011, 07:30   #124
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Martin, Are you putting a post on SBR forum?
My life needs another forum in it like my bath needs ice cubes

Perhaps yourgoodself might?

Feel free to use the banner.
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Old 12 January 2011, 07:36   #125
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Hi Martin, I'll post on SB&R.

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Old 12 January 2011, 07:44   #126
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Hi Martin
A couple more pictures would be good on the website beaches , boats arriving , strange rubber clad folk on PWC thingy's the chippy the yacht club.
it's only January so we have plenty of time .
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Old 14 January 2011, 17:08   #127
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Six months to go and already a sticky this must be a record. One thing... can we go back to calling it a Ribnet conference rather than rally... it sounds... more cooler

Ok, well my latest idea spurred on by the bloke creating the quayside petrol map and Jean-Charles' asking for a basic route map, I have created two maps on Google maps.

The first shows all the various routes (very roughly, can be refined easily later to be more accurate) that people will arrive by. Currently, there's us along with 3 or 4 (Jean-Charles may be bringing some mates, and couple of CapBreizh boats may tag along too) French RIBs coming up from St. Malo going via Jersey or else direct, both routes shown. The others are all like this, but I've had to make an educated where the Dutch will be coming from based on what their postings on their forum. The map is here; if people state their exact departing points, I can refine it and we can work out the best meeting places for all the boats coming from the different directions.

The second map is of all the possible proposed routes we could do. None of course bar the round island certain. I know alot of it is left to the moment, but I thought maybe it'd be a good idea to plan some possible routes first? As it gets closer we could then agree who was staying on like us and Blue Ray did last year, and set up a full route plan for that too. The second map is here. Basic details are available if you click the lines themselves I think.

What do you all think? If you think it's a good idea, I can refine it then we can post it on the various other forums getting involved.

PS. I can't put in code on osprey-owners but if you want to I can give you an embed code for your page Martin.

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Floptilla arrival routes

Possible routes during the event
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Old 16 January 2011, 16:09   #128
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Think you might want a warning on your maps 'not to be used for navigation' .

Probably best you put your crayons back in their case for the time being and leave your dad to do the passage planning. Some of them look a bit like the scenic option via some rather rocky bits.

For anyone interested, there was piece about Alderney's wildlife on Countryfile this evening. Should be up on BBC iplayer soon.
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Think you might want a warning on your maps 'not to be used for navigation' .

Probably best you put your crayons back in their case for the time being and leave your dad to do the passage planning. Some of them look a bit like the scenic option via some rather rocky bits.
It was a suggestion. I stated that I would refine the routes if there was any interest. If there isn't, I won't bother. It's just that the Dutch and the French want a basic route idea, and I thought that was a good way of showing it.
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Old 17 January 2011, 02:58   #130
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It's just that the Dutch and the French want a basic route idea, and I thought that was a good way of showing it.
Nice work.

The Dutch will have a whole range of options, the UK inshore traffic zone, the French side, or indeed the TSS itself.

The French will almost certainly want to stick to the French coast until the last possible minute, and only then once they have stocked up at the last port with all the necessary supplies.
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