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Old 23 March 2010, 08:40   #11
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I'm thinking leave Jersey friday afternoon and stop the night in Alderney, doing the rest of the trip bright and early next morning to get a full day at the show. Couple of beers in the evening, b&b and back home again sunday.
That sounds good, your welcome at our place for the Friday night.
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Old 23 March 2010, 09:06   #12
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Sounds tempting Matt. If the weathers good, then I'd be up for it. Whether on my own boat or hitching a lift and subsidising your fuel costs. What are the dates?
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I made an idle enquiry about accommodation with a sailing club on the Hampshire side of the Solent... 60 per night for a triple room, is there anything is Cowes of that price?

(Still probably not going, but I can dream)

It would be great to see everyone here before the crossing in any case, perhaps a bit of lunch and a weather/traffic check.
Martin, surely a day off is a small price to pay, most important for the company to keep up to date with all the latest products and technology

Must admit I've done nothing about accommodation in Cowes as yet, but thank you very much for your kind offer for friday night.

Keith, would be great to have you along, dates are fri 7th-sun 10th may.
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Must admit I've done nothing about accommodation in Cowes as yet....
Early days, I used a very homely B&B when I was there last year - less than 30 a night for a single. Bit of a trek from East Cowes but handy for town and the superb Red Duster

I suspect weather is going to be a big influence, what threshold are we thinking of? Bear in mind not everybody has an aircraft carrier with the top chopped off.

In a KY stylee, here is the plan so far (I think?):

Meet up in Alderney for a late lunch on Friday the 7th. Top up tanks, swap passage notes and contact details, check weather etc. I can recommend a beer in the S.C. followed by dinner in the chippy.

Leave early on Sat the 8th, full day at the show then beers and b&b after a bite.

Head back for a relaxed Sunday cruise homeward.

Edit: Just put an info page together, no pressure. www.alderneymarine.com/ribex2010.html
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Yea I'd like to have a bit more than that just for the unforseen!
Its a 110ltr tank and I got 60ltr reserve. so 170ltr built in.
based on previous trips to Alderney ive used between 50-70ltrs getting there so I'm looking at using 130ltrs getting there from Jersey providing everything went to plan. So a stop in Alderney would put my mind at ease.

Ive done the trip twice before on other boats, but would like to take this boat across as its my own!
If we can help at all with fuel in Alderney just give us a little warning and quantities and you can collect from the Inner Harbour. Also if you are staying overnight give us a shout and we'll collect you from your mooring in the taxi. Anything else we can help with just let us know.
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Very enthusiastic for someone who's not coming!

All sounds good so far, agree the weather is the big question, can be quite horrendous even that close to summer. Although I could probably handle most seas, if it's rough it won't be enjoyable and if I'm not going to enjoy it then I'm not going!

I'll make the assumption it's going to be perfect for now, final decision will be made when I poke my nose past the breakwater.

Couple of B&B links I found:
http://www.the-caledon.co.uk/index.html
http://www.theanchorcowes.com/en/home.htm
http://www.themooringsbandb.com/
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Very enthusiastic for someone who's not coming!
I would like to go, just cant imagine it will work out that way. People treat my diary like a blank slate
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Anything else we can help with just let us know.


I am glad you got the PM
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Although I could probably handle most seas, if it's rough it won't be enjoyable and if I'm not going to enjoy it then I'm not going!

I'll make the assumption it's going to be perfect for now, final decision will be made when I poke my nose past the breakwater.

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Couldn't agree more. My decision will be made on whether I can get to my mooring by dinghy without getting tipped out by the surge on the slipway. Lets hope for millpond conditions.
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Couldn't agree more.
I just thought people might be more inclined to show willing if they know what we call enjoyable, obviously we will review the decision as it draws near.

IIRC When Tim organised the tip south he stated from the start what would be enough to stop or delay the trip, perhaps it is nice to know what the threshold is?
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