The BIBOA Easter Solent Cruise will take place over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend 9/10/11/12 April.
Here's an outline of the weekend's events:
Friday - launching & lunch then short local cruise Southampton water, Rivers Hamble & Itchen. Evening event TBA.
Saturday - EITHER Poker Run (with entry fee) OR a more leisurely cruise in the Solent. Evening party (for a fee).
Sunday - Cruise to Portsmouth or Poole depending on weather. Evening event TBA.
Monday - Cruise to Cowes for lunch. Recovery of boats.
There's no organised accommodation for this cruise so you will need to book your own. Crane launching & storage of car & trailer is available at Drivers Wharf (special BIBOA rate - show membership card) or use your usual slipway facilities.
The cruising is suitable for all size RIBs, but the Poker Run is usually aimed at larger boats with higher cruising speeds (35+ knots). If you have a smaller RIB don't worry that you'll be on your own on Saturday as there are already a couple of boats booked in for the cruise only, or you could crew on a bigger boat perhaps.
If you're interested, you need to get in touch with Gordon Compton (details in RIBlines), or if you're not a BIBOA member then visit the website here: www.biboa.com
and join up! (You have to be a member to participate in BIBOA cruises.)
Hope to see you there!