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Old 04 December 2006, 17:28   #1
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Corryvreckan - Weekend 14/15 April 2007

http://www.gemini-crinan.co.uk/corryvreckan.html


http://www.whirlpool-scotland.co.uk/index.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_of_Corryvreckan

http://www.wylliedraughts.com/jura/corryvreckan.htm

http://www.whirlpool-scotland.co.uk/when.html

Next year Corryveckan is in my sights!
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Old 05 December 2006, 09:00   #2
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Its on my list of things to do in 2007

along with launch rib
Christen Rib
Run-in rib

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Old 05 December 2006, 17:23   #3
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Three Rex et al

I am definetly on for it. I will be basing my new boat in antrim for a few weeks early in the season and for a few weeks in Septemner.

Watch this thread. All welcome.
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Old 06 December 2006, 13:29   #4
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Trip To Corryveckin

I recently seen an old B+W movie based on the shores in Scotland where they featured a man going thru the strait with Wirlpool in backround.

I believe the overfalls on the west of the Whirlpool are more dangerous. Also believe there are back eddies at sides that need to be used by local oarsmen going against the flow. No Issues at tide turns when locals go through but I think spring flood with westerly f5 can throw up 30 ft overfalls. I remember reading in Yachting monthly. This place is well documented on admiralty chart as dangerous.

I think there are a few 11 mtr Humbers one of which is called the Corryveckin which can be hired out of N.Ireland or Scotland for a trip. Think I read in Rib Int, Also think same boat is in the first few pages of the RIb Int Price book.

If I was going, I would hire a friggin safe boat and wear a 270 Newton Jacket on each limb so I can float regardless 4X275 Newton should do the job
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Old 06 December 2006, 16:33   #5
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You say"I think there are a few 11 mtr Humbers one of which is called the Corryveckin which can be hired out of N.Ireland or Scotland for a trip. Think I read in Rib Int, Also think same boat is in the first few pages of the RIb Int Price book."

Correct there are a number of 11 metre ribs which do the trip. All the ones I know are Redbays.
See the links page on www.Redbayboats.com, for details of some of the charter operators that cover the area.

In Particular
http://www.islayseasafari.co.uk/
http://www.puffin.org.uk/
http://www.scottishribcharter.co.uk/...mforce_rib.php
http://www.seatreks-ireland.com/

The original Corryvreckan was the original Redbay 11m demonstrator and was owned by Mr Redbay himself, Mr Tom McLaughlin. It is currently for sale on the Preowned section of the Redbay site and now goes under the name of Castor.

The current Coryvreckan is also an 11metre redbay demonstrator and details of her can be found in www.redbayboats.com Look in the news Section.

If you join in the trip I suspect there will be many other Redbays on view.

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Old 06 December 2006, 16:49   #6
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any idea whats happenin with this trip then
Keen to do this one as well, although if the weather turns Craig C looking smaggly out of his enclosed cabin at us in the open boats will be hard.

we can fit it in anytime this summer .

Fancy a trip down JW.. ?.
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Hi, I'm just new to the forum. I live opposite the Corryvreckan at Crinan.
I have created a website at www.whirlpool-scotland.co.uk which has pretty much all the info one can glean about the Corry. I'll try and master the thumbnail upload to get a pic here
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I have been through the Corryvreckan with Gemini on several occasions it seems very different but always very eerie every time I have past through there
It got a bit hairy on one occasion with sets of standing waves of about four to five metres. High some of them breaking with flat calm seas either side of them very very strange
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Keen to do this one as well, although if the weather turns Craig C looking smaggly out of his enclosed cabin at us in the open boats will be hard.

we can fit it in anytime this summer .

Fancy a trip down JW.. ?.

Im there...gimme a date so i can book my hols

i would open a couple of hatches to get the open feel but it would get the cabin wet
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