Hello Mike and everyone else.
Please don't get alarmed unnecessarily. (Dom, I know you mean well but you are causing confusion and anxiety).
As Richard mentioned in an earlier post, full details and a round-up of all arrangements will be with you shortly via 'snail mail'.
Many people on the cruise do not frequent this site therefore arrangements cannot be made fully on Ribnet.
I suggested an early departure as I know what happens on these cruises - you say 7am and invariably it ends up 2 or even 3 hours later. Trust me- this always happens.
We have to bear in mind that this is a cruise, supposed to be for fun and enjoyment - not an anxious affair with all the associated conundrums. Lets look at the options - (help guys who live over there) Chichester, Southampton(Itchen) - basically any slip that can handle any tidal state. The departure can also be delayed for a couple of hours, no problem there.
The real confusion for me is that you say it is low water springs at 7am 29/08 - How can this be, we have high water springs at 08:32am??
Surely you have approximately a 2 hour window after high. If this is the case I will suggest a 9am departure.
Let me know what you all think.