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Old 06 June 2010, 13:11   #51
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Oh well, will have to make do with an old aerial photo instead. Interesting though, because I'm pretty sure a close family member was dropped off there a few years back to make sure no-one cut the corner during an air race. It could have been the 'harbour official' who took her out there had assumed consent from Trinity. (sadly they went back for her)

Sark sounds fine, though I may have trouble persuading my hobgoblin with the camping bit.
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Old 06 June 2010, 14:07   #52
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Sark sounds fine, though I may have trouble persuading my hobgoblin with the camping bit.
They have proper building I believe, and tractors. Lots of tractors.
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C.I. alert

For all those C.I. rib netters who are subscribed to this thread, GJ has proposed a trip here:

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=36210

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St. Helier Yacht Club have organised a rally to St. Malo on Saturday 19th June to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the evacuation of St. Malo.

http://www.shyc.je/Notice-Board/Evac...y-Information/

If I can get more interested parties I'm planning to join the flotilla at the RV outside St. Malo and follow them in to lock through to Bassin Vaubin at 12.50 bst, rafting up on the Quay St. Louis.

If I cant find a spare berth on someones gin palace then hopefully I'll get a bed for the night inside the walls leaving sunday morning on the 11.30 lock opening.

Plan B is a quick day trip up to Alderney for lunch on saturday if not sunday.

Weather-wise its looking like a fairly promising weekend, anybody got plans? Hope to see you out and about
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Old 18 June 2010, 03:17   #55
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Plan B is a quick day trip up to Alderney for lunch on saturday if not sunday.
Ping me a text if you do go for plan B, we would be keen to join you for said lunch!
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Don't think I'll be on any cruises this weekend. Just come back from a week of living onboard in Poole, and my maiden channel crossing. I'm still getting used to the floor not moving around under me!
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Keith- glad to hear you made it back in one piece although making the crossing in a cabin boat makes the thought of doing it in an open rib far less appealing don't you think?!

Martin- will do

I'm off work all next week, hoping to get plenty of ribbing in so if the weathers favourable I'm sure I'll be popping into the northern isle at some point.
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Keith- glad to hear you made it back in one piece although making the crossing in a cabin boat makes the thought of doing it in an open rib far less appealing don't you think?!
It has certainly helped me confirm my thoughts on the kind of sea state I wouldn't go in by rib. Due to work commitments I actually came back on Condor yesterday as the forecasts were still showing F5-F6 and there's no way we were coming back in that for the sake of waiting a few extra days. . The outbound trip was ok to start with (managed 20kts with tide at one point) but after the shipping lanes we had a strong F4 against tide and we had to drop to 8 or 9 kts for almost 2 hrs. It still amazes me how the sea can throw a 6 ton boat around and slow your progress. By rib it would have been painfully slow and harsh, not something I'd have fancied. The lesson I think is to avoid wind against tide at all costs. The comforts of the cabin and protection from spray were welcome. I boat for pleasure not masochism
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St. Helier Yacht Club have organised a rally to St. Malo on Saturday 19th June to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the evacuation of St. Malo.

http://www.shyc.je/Notice-Board/Evac...y-Information/

If I can get more interested parties I'm planning to join the flotilla at the RV outside St. Malo and follow them in to lock through to Bassin Vaubin at 12.50 bst, rafting up on the Quay St. Louis.

If I cant find a spare berth on someones gin palace then hopefully I'll get a bed for the night inside the walls leaving sunday morning on the 11.30 lock opening.

Plan B is a quick day trip up to Alderney for lunch on saturday if not sunday.

Weather-wise its looking like a fairly promising weekend, anybody got plans? Hope to see you out and about
What a shame! One time when you are all coming over and we are not available...due to being at school...

The boat isnt even on the water at the moment, but we will be re-launching for the second half of our season fairly shortly and look forward to joining you on the Alderny cruise in July, although I am having a fairly large op the week before so I may only be able to go in fairly light prevailent conditions.

Hope you have a good time, and we will be very envious of you having gone into the Bassin Vaubin!

Best of luck, and I look forward to seeing any pictures!
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I'm off work all next week, hoping to get plenty of ribbing in so if the weathers favourable I'm sure I'll be popping into the northern isle at some point.
Might well be doing an Alderney run next weekend if the weather holds.
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