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Old 30 April 2004, 05:21   #1
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Hi there,
I`ve committed myself to a week of safety cover for a sailing regatta in Bridlington and my friend has sent me a dvd showing the huge beach from which everybody is launching.

I`m just wondering if anybody has had any experience of this neck of the woods and has and advice they are willing to share?

The slip (I dont know the name) has a large tarmac hard at the top and three or four tractors to haul boats up the slip from the beach. They seem to have some sort of system of attracting the trators attention by holding off a mark. The boats all have cut down blue barrels for flushing at the rear. Its just outside of Bridlington. Does this ring any bells?

And finally but most importantly does anybody know any good pubs for 30 rib crews? Good beer and food are vital!

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Old 30 April 2004, 06:20   #2
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Hi Chris,
The slip / launch service is well used by divers, ribsters and jet ski boys alike.
Good service - costs last season were 8 to the council for slip fees and 6 for tractor launch(inc recovery).
You need to register at first use with Council at office at top of slip - giving proof of insurance and confirmation of safety equipment.
Don't attempt to save 6 by using your own vehicle to launch - there are some spectacular photos of pretty 4x4s up to their roofs in water !
Launching and recovery can be tricky in onshore winds with the surf.
Easy to find - just look out for "South Shore" signs as you come into Brid from Wetherby/Driffield on A614.
There are toilet/shower facilities in the boat park area.
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chris - forgot to add : there are boat/engine wash-down facilities ............. including the cut off blue barrels !

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Thanks for the reply,

We have booked the tractors and place for a set fee for all the boats for a week so the costs are covered. I had no plans to take my two wheel drive golf anywhere near the sand / seawater!

What is it like launching and recovering in a chop?

Is there anywhere for RIBS to overnight if the weather closes in and they cannot be recovered?

Should I plan on re-doing my bearing before driving back to London?

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Yea but what about........

the important part of the question "where are the good pubs"
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Recovering at South Shore is okay, unless you have a strong South Easterly or North Easterly (6+).

As for the good pubs, try "The Windsor" at the top of the harbour, or try to blag your way into the yacht club opposite.

Word of caution - do not attempt "The Hilderthorpe" which is a bit further down the road from the windsor - it is a trawlermans pub and gets quite "handy" most nights - short of that unless you travel to the old town part of Brid, you would be hard pushed to get a good one.

Try these links and check out the forums etc;

www.bridlington.co.uk

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www.bridlington.net

As for overnighting if the weather closes in - unless you can get secured in the compound at the top of the slip and fix a wheel clamp, removing all electronics etc.... then my advice is sleep on board outside your hotel

Hope this helps.
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names & places

the name of the facilities is the "Belvedere Boat Launch" and is run by the East Riding County Council.

(my fault CJL got the dvd in the first place)

you can contact the Belvedere on 01262 673761

they seem very helpfull as we are going there at the end of July with around 30 Ribs.

thanks for your infomation

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