The plan so far,
I have booked into the Premier Inn Caernarfon on the Friday night, we intend to have a meal at Mr fu’s around 8ish followed by a few pints of Guinness in the pub next door, anyone arriving on the Friday and would like to join us let me know.
Ronnies Caernarfon[slipway] - Boatlaunch
Those that do intend to arrive on the Friday please get in contact with Chris at Ty Calch with your eta so that he will know how many to expect and your time of arrival.
Please make sure all boats are sea worthy and that you carry all the recommended safety equipment. Each and everyone are responsible for their own safety and passage planning. Its up to each skippers decision to go or not. Check that your insurance covers you for this trip.
Last year i think everything ran well with Pikey Dave being lead boat and setting a sensible pace that suited everyone so it makes sense to me if he agrees to do the same again. In the event of fog we will obviously slow down and group closer together, remember this is a cruise not a race, no one gets left behind we all stick together.
Can you please confirm ASAP how many people there are on each rib so that we can inform the coast guard of our numbers?
Signed up so far,
Tony T + 1
Pikey Dave +1
Hadd + 3
Mick + 1
Maximus + 1
Giddy up + 2
Rocknrolla + 5
Ribeyemick + 1
Niel mac + 1
1978 searider + 1
Saturday morning high tide Caernarfon Bar is 9.30 so if everyone can meet at Ty Calch around 9ish with a planned departure time of around 10.am. Last year we made the crossing in around 3 hours 20 mins so if all goes to plan we should arrive at Dun Laoghaire around 1.30.
Dun Laoghaire Marina, Sailing Ireland, Ireland Marina - Welcome
Hopefully this year we will rendezvous with willk, Dan and tony mac at Kish bank. We will use channel 8 as our working channel. I have booked the fleet into the marina they have promised to do their best to try and get us nearer the shore but will let me know nearer the time. Last year i think the charge was €3.60/m for the night
South Dublin Hotels, Dun Laoghaire Hotel, Hotels in Dun Laoghaire, Kingston Hotel Dun Laoghaire
The hotel is the Kingston Hotel Dun Laoghaire, tel; 0035312801810 the rate is €79.00 per night for a standard twin/double room, €59.00 for a standard single room. Anyone wanting a sea view room it will cost €20.00 extra subject to availability, please book before June 10th we have a cancellation policy of 72 hours prior to arrival so let’s hope the weather forecast is looking good for that weekend
Pub, Gastropub & Live Venue - The Purty Kitchen - Monkstown, Dublin, Ireland
Saturday night we have a meal booked at the Purty Kitchen for 8.30pm this gives everyone plenty of time to relax and do their own thing, it might be best if we arrange to meet in the hotel bar around 7 for a few drinks before we depart for the evening meal. This will be 3 courses and include tea/coffee the price for the meal will be €30 per person. I have booked a table for up to 30 people anyone else wishing to join us please let me know ASAP.
We have arranged the following set menu that hopefully should appeal to everyone’s tastes
Seafood Chowder, Homemade Brown Bread
Salmon & Sweet Potato Croquettes, Honey Dijon, Pea Shoots
Deep Fired Calamari, Toamato and Sweet Chilli Dressing, Rocket Leaves
Chicken Wings With Louisiana Sauce, Cuinneog Buttermilk Ranch, carrots
Grilled Sea Bass, Saute Potato, Sweet Potato Puree, Samhire, Pickled Fennel, Saffron Aioli
Dublin 5 lamps Lager battered haddock, Hand Cut Chips, Chunky Tartar
Goat Cheese, Polenta Cake, Aubergine, Courgette, Roast Pepper, Pesto, Sweet Potato Wedges
Crackling Pork belly, Creamy Mash, Savoy Cabbage, Red Onion and Cranberry Relish, Apple Cider Jus
Dry Aged Beef Burger With Streaky bacon, Cheddar, Beef Tomato, Iceberg, Ale battered Onion ring and Hand Cut Chips
Cinnamon Spiced Apple and Berry Oat Crumble,
White Chocolate and raspberry Cheesecake, Raspberry Sorbet
O Hara’s Stout Chocolate Brownie, Boulaban farm Ice Cream
Sticky Toffee Pudding, caramel sauce, Vanilla Ice Cream
Sunday morning if everyone can be ready to depart the marina by 10.30 we should be back in Caernarfon for around 2pm. Low water at Caernarfon Sunday is at around 16.58 ht 1.16
Some useful information
Please remember its Compulsory to wear lifejackets in Irish waters on vessels <7m
Dublin Coast Guard operations room Tel; 00353 17751602 TRs Direct on channel 83
Dun Laoghaire Marina 00353 1 202 0040 m
Listening Channel – working channel VHF 8 & 16 (it might be a good idea to swop mobile numbers before we set off)
Waypoints & Marks Bearing,
Kish Bank 53°18’. 64N 05° 55.48W W Tower R band
Dun Laoghaire wpt – E B’water HD 53°18’. 40N 06°07.00W
Distance 67NM miles/ Cruising Speed 25ktn
Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire Ferry Timetable | Ferry Times | Stena Line
Looking at the ferry timetable once again the only one we might encounter is the Fast craft this is due to
Arrive in Dun Laoghaire at 12.45 and Departs at 13.30.
There are a few more that have expressed interest in joining us but as yet have not confirmed can you please let me know ASAP
My Mobile number is 07970 799613 should anyone need to contact me.