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Old 06 April 2011, 11:05   #221
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Ermmm it looks like I am unable to come this year due to a heavy workload.
Is there anyone out there who would like to take over the organising on the Isle of Wight (Vectis) side of the Channel.

As I can't commit 100% I can only offer help or advice.
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If no-one else steps-up, we are 99% sure of going (again) and I don't mind trying to co-ordinate the Solent side of things.
My only reservation is that like last year, we may well stay on a bit longer and return the following week so may not be coming back on the Sunday - this shouldn't be a problem as by Sunday it's just a case of making sure returning boats are relatively co-ordinated for their passage plans.
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Old 06 April 2011, 12:55   #222
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If no-one else steps-up, we are 99% sure of going (again) and I don't mind trying to co-ordinate the Solent side of things.
My only reservation is that like last year, we may well stay on a bit longer and return the following week so may not be coming back on the Sunday - this shouldn't be a problem as by Sunday it's just a case of making sure returning boats are relatively co-ordinated for their passage plans.
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Ok well GD has been badgering me over the last few days (he is in Canada on business - nope not lucky before you say-) to officially confirm that we are on for the trip again (not that anyone would have thought otherwise but whatever!).

Over the past few months I have been in contact with both the Dutch and the French RIB clubs in attempt to pull them into joining us, and they seem to be fairly keen still but coming from a variety of places both in France and the Netherlands. Matt originally posted on CapBreizh with an offer to help them, and it looks as if he will need top be held to this as we currently plan on having Into the Red in the UK from half term until the trip back across with you lot.

Currently I have a Vipermax coming up from Vannes to St. Malo by trailer and launching there, and a smaller boat coming from Carteret. Along with a couple of Dutchies doing their own thing (doing the 720km in two days I think was the last I heard from them). None are definite but those are the ones I have/remember from two months ago. I will revisit the threads I made on the French forums and see if any of them are still interested.

Anyway, it's still ageeeeesss away. What's the rush? The boat goes into the water in two weeks time so we hope to see some of the CIers around and maybe wave them off on the Paris trip from Alderney.

Oh and Gotchigran is still intent on coming, although she and gotchimum are insisting on staying in the Braye Beach. Camping for us it looks like
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Old 11 April 2011, 15:49   #223
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I have a rough plan to stay until the friday/saturday but flexible on date's, hope to make it to Jersey for a day or two &make the return trip in company.

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I have a rough plan to stay until the friday/saturday but flexible on date's, hope to make it to Jersey for a day or two &make the return trip in company.
Has anyone expressed an interest in staying the week and going back with you?

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I know it's a bit gay and unecessary, but what do you all think about setting up an "eventbrite" event. It would help with calculating numbers and would allow us to see who wants to stay how long. I will get on with refining the google maps so that they can be used for navigation ASAP.
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I know it's a bit gay and unecessary,
Not sure what they've been teaching you at that fancy school of yours, but there's nothing "gay" about eventbrite. Indeed using "gay" as though it were an insult might be considered offensive by members of the gay community.

However it does sound "totally unnecessary".
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It would help with calculating numbers and would allow us to see who wants to stay how long.
do you think so? I suspect you'll have two lists "those who bother to register on eventbrite" and "those who don't bother". As with all Ribnet cruises you've got all the last minute drop outs and short notice "can I come toos" which totally depend on the weather and circumstance. What does it matter if you thought 10 boats were coming and only 3 show up, or you though half a dozen would be realistic and 15 arrive. Each boat is organising its own passage, its own accommodation etc so there's no disaster in either case.
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Not sure what they've been teaching you at that fancy school of yours, but there's nothing "gay" about eventbrite. Indeed using "gay" as though it were an insult might be considered offensive by members of the gay community.
C'mon Poller's, get with it. Everything crap is 'gay' with kids these days. My 16yo refered to my socket set as being 'gay' this morning when trying to remove a snubber bracket.

Anyway, when are you CI gays coming to God's county on the proper side of the Channel?
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but there's nothing "gay" about eventbrite.
If you follow the link to the site in my last post you will see that the website itself has a bright orange, white and blue homepage. In my opinion the design and colours of the site are best described as "gayly colourful". For me to use "gay" as a contraction of that is surely acceptable.
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However it does sound "totally unnecessary".
Thank you for your opinion. That is why I asked before doing anything about it.
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do you think so? I suspect you'll have two lists "those who bother to register on eventbrite" and "those who don't bother".
Right.....
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What does it matter if you thought 10 boats were coming and only 3 show up, or you though half a dozen would be realistic and 15 arrive. Each boat is organising its own passage, its own accommodation etc so there's no disaster in either case.
Ok so it's not a good idea for the harbourmaster to be aware how many boats are coming in and therefore to leave us a couple of buoys free since RIBS raft up a lot more easily that yachts?

It's not a good idea for the small sailing club to have a rough idea of numbers so that they can be ready with the required amount of refreshing beverages?

Again, for either the steak burger lady (forget her name) or Martin, it is not good for either of them to know rough numbers for catering for the BBQs?

Is it not good to know rough numbers so that Mainbrayce know what fuel requirements are expecting? Most who wanted fuel last year made separate contact, but would it not be easier to give them one set of figures?

Would it not be good to know for planning purposes how many people plan on extending their stay like some did last year so that we can alter distances according to their size of boat?

Would it not be good if the campsite could be given a rough number of people coming from the group so that maybe they could reserve a corner of the field to put all the people in the group closer together?

It is recommended by the RYA that you tell someone on shore you go somewhere, and your expected ETA. If one boat does not turn up but we are expecting him, if we know for sure that he should be coming then are we not in a better position to be sure it is necessary to call out SAR services rather than being "not sure" of numbers and wasting their time?

Is it not good that at all the separate RV points the leader knows who should be arriving and how many should be with him?
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As with all Ribnet cruises you've got all the last minute drop outs and short notice "can I come toos" which totally depend on the weather and circumstance.
Precisely. Hence rough numbers to help with planning.
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Anyway, when are you CI gays coming to God's county on the proper side of the Channel?
We're not CI but we're planning on bringing the boat up to the Solent at half term which is right at the start of June. Then using it in the Solent, (maybe joining CapBreizh's cruise when they're over ~17 July) and possibly Martini's cruise to the Scillies. It means GD can work and we can also use the boat. Then we can cross back over with the floptilla on the 23 july.
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Ok so it's not a good idea for the harbourmaster to be aware how many boats are coming in and therefore to leave us a couple of buoys free?
The harbour will not, quite reasonably, reserve buoys. Neither do they turn anyone away.

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for either the steak burger lady (forget her name) or Martin, it is not good for either of them to know rough numbers for catering for the BBQs?
We trialled an alternative to the ten-quid burger recently, I think it went well.
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Anyway, when are you CI gays coming to God's county on the proper side of the Channel?
As soon as I get a boat!
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