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Old 27 February 2007, 01:59   #131
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Has anyone made a firm date yet?
I'll pop up and say hello...>:O)

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Old 27 February 2007, 13:15   #132
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Could I please add my name to the list?
Bryan plus 3-5 will confirm by end of week
(Boat name) well big blue thing called a selva? (yes I know a selva) Will get the miss to think of one
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Old 27 February 2007, 14:10   #133
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It's quite straightforward. VAT may become payable on the value of goods moved across boundaries into EEC member states. Because the Channel Islands Administrations (Bailwicks) are not members of the EEC, VAT cannot and will not ever be charged on entry to the the Islands. VAT may become payable if you are considered to be importing goods into an EEC member state. Therefore when you enter EEC waters after leaving a non-EEC country, you may be asked to provide proof of VAT paid. This may include entering French, or British waters. In practise, this will never happen, unless your movements are particularly suspicious (such as making a fast night passage which you haven't logged with the coastguard) or you annoy the customs in some other way. We've made a number of passages to the Channel Islands and France and never needed a scrap of documentation. On two occasions, I've been to France without any documentation at all, not even a passport. I wouldn't recommend to anyone to do the same though! You will find the Alderney officials very un-official unless you do something unsociable, or wear a seatbelt in a car, or a helmet on a motorbike. And Brian warned me that using a mobile 'phone in a car on the island is an imprisonable offence!
Thanks for that Richard.

I should imagine as long as we play ball then we should have no problems. I for one am planning to have photocopies of all my original boat papers, not the originals as I don't want them to get wet.
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Old 27 February 2007, 14:11   #134
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Could I please add my name to the list?
Bryan plus 3-5 will confirm by end of week
(Boat name) well big blue thing called a selva? (yes I know a selva) Will get the miss to think of one
Bryan,

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Old 02 March 2007, 03:16   #135
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I have been considering a trip to Alderney for some time.
Maybe unwisely I made the trip to Cherbourg solo last year which went fine despite quite choppy conditions on the way out. Alderney looks infinitley more inviting than Cherbourg! Would have to be a weekend/long weekend though for me.

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Old 02 March 2007, 06:06   #136
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I have been considering a trip to Alderney for some time.
Maybe unwisely I made the trip to Cherbourg solo last year which went fine despite quite choppy conditions on the way out. Alderney looks infinitley more inviting than Cherbourg! Would have to be a weekend/long weekend though for me.

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Carlo,

Read the thread from the beginning and you'll get the dates and some basic timings etc.
A more in detail outline plan will follow later this month.

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Old 02 March 2007, 14:00   #137
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Any thoughts on the Torbay departees? Are we intending to leave at roughly the same time? By the way, I have a TV friend who would like to film the event and make a dvd.. would everyone be OK with that? We are Graham plus three...
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Old 03 March 2007, 08:12   #138
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Any thoughts on the Torbay departees? Are we intending to leave at roughly the same time? By the way, I have a TV friend who would like to film the event and make a dvd.. would everyone be OK with that? We are Graham plus three...
As long as its a good high quality DVD at a reasonable price. Look forward to it.

You know some of these jaunts might make a half decent 30 min slot on the Adventure Channel. Seeing as Discovery Wings has gone from Sky maybe we could get Discovery RIBs to replace it
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Old 03 March 2007, 08:17   #139
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Any thoughts on the Torbay departees? Are we intending to leave at roughly the same time? By the way, I have a TV friend who would like to film the event and make a dvd.. would everyone be OK with that? We are Graham plus three...
Graham,

We haven't heard from the South West RIBsters for a while now with regards this thread. Can you do some digging around and see who's interested. It would be handy for me if someone down that part of the country did all the planning for the South West and then sent me all the details at a later date.

Looks like accomodation is going to be very limited for this so on the Island all we have to concern ourselves with is replenning the boats, mooring them up and most likely getting Jimbo to supervise the Tent Pitching.

Keep me posted and obviously if your the only one coming from your direction I'll supply details for you to follow.

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I have been watching this thread for a while and may be interested in joining in if it would be OK.

We would be leaving from Plymouth and it would be our first cross channel crossing.

I would only consider it if there are any others we could go with for that little bit of saftey and company.

I am thinking about taking our 2 boys ( 1 at 10yrs and 1 at 8 yrs) and would try some longer trips to see how they cope before a crossing. Also I would welcome any advice from those that have tried a 4 hour trip in open water with children where they have little to do or see.

Although this is a very vague request to join you all, is there somebody who is sorting out the camping arrangements or is it DIY.

Tim

PS. Is it really necessary to fly the Q (yellow) flag on return to the UK and fill in the customs forms?
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