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Old 01 July 2009, 02:56   #1
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As a spin off from the recent, popular and successful Floptilla channel crossing, we have been invited to do the reverse trip to Cowes by Tim...

Friday night in Alderney, on to Cowes on the Sat for a BBQ and half a lager shandy before choir practice. (That is what happened last weekend isn't it?).

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Yep, don't have a problem with that. Just let me know when and we'll be there .

Just have to wait until weather tides and weekends all align for a flat sea. Probably only have to wait another couple of years.
Off the top of my head I would suggest a C.I. roundup that then departs from Braye. Any suggestions for max crossing speed or dates?

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Old 01 July 2009, 08:07   #2
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Great idea
And hopefully more members and PWC forum members will also come to the Ilse de' Blanc for a meet up BBQ and Choir Practice .

Loads of places to stay and I will see if I can get a deal on berths at East Cowes Marina.

We have the Lifeboat Pub if people want to eat in there and we could always have a jolly around the Island or to one of the Bay's for a picnic it would be a cool return visit and perhaps we can make the two crossings an annual thing.
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Old 02 July 2009, 12:52   #3
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You book the weather, and I'll book the tides. Fair?

Certainly would be interested. I think we'd benefit from a good sized 'floptilla' as I get bored on the short Jersey-Alderney leg, and that's only an hour. Something else to look at en-route and the confidence of safety in numbers woudl be nice.
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