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Old 13 March 2011, 14:15   #1
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Ecrehous and Normandy estuaries - Saturday 19 March

Our friends from Cap Breizh will be spending Saturday afternoon on the Ecrehous and returning to Granville in the early evening via havre St. Germain (Lessay), Blainville, havre de Regneville and Brehel. Whilst at Regneville, they will attempt to get to the Pont de la Roque bridge and war memorial four miles up the Sienne estuary. I was going to try and get there myself on the big tide next monday but will probably join the French ribbers for an initial try on Saturday. Personally I think it will be a close call as Saturday's tide has only a 110 coefficient but it's well worth a go. If anyone wants to come along let me know and I'll email Michel who's organising the trip. In anycase, come along to the Ecrehous and say hello to our French counterparts; it'll be good to meet them and share a picnic.
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Matt's been working hard on Martini II so he may be back in the water for next weekend, but I definitely won't. I've been giving him some moral support and supervising to ensure no bodging is going on (as if it would ). If he does get launched and doesn't mind a passenger, I'll come and meet you and Cap Briezh.
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Keith - nothing seems to be happening on the Paris thread at the moment; is everyone still going? My cousin may come with me but will want things confirmed fairly soon so he can arrange time off work.
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How have you managed to argue that then

Non-members are not allowed to join official meetings for insurance reasons.
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Old 13 March 2011, 17:48   #5
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Yes, I was told that in an email. What's that all about I wonder?
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Yes, I was told that in an email. What's that all about I wonder?
We laughed at first and to be honest it is quite funny. Let me explain....

There are two sections to Cap Breizh: general members on the forum and "subscribers" of which there is a maximum of 40.

The forum members have a section "Sortie hors CapBreizh" where they can arrange cruises and meetings on an informal basis just like on here.

There is another forum "Sortie Cap Briezh" (clues in the titles tbh) that is only for the forty members. They each have an organiser who plans it in depth and there is group insurance etc. We are lucky in that we are one of the forty boats, and to get in you have to provide a huge amount of detail about your insurance etc.

The trip on the 19th is an official "sortie Capbreizh" so it is only available to the 40 members. You will not be allowed to join in as far as I know.

However, thinking practically, what can they do if you turn up and tag along? I really wonder what their reaction would be. Typical Frenchie I reckon, they'd all get very pissed off and tell you to b***** off. But what if you didn't? I don't know?

Anyway....in summary... I strongly feel that they will not let you join in.

(if you really fancied it of course you could pop over to St. Malo and launch Into the Red for the trip)
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We laughed at first and to be honest it is quite funny. Let me explain....

There are two sections to Cap Breizh: general members on the forum and "subscribers" of which there is a maximum of 40.

The forum members have a section "Sortie hors CapBreizh" where they can arrange cruises and meetings on an informal basis just like on here.

There is another forum "Sortie Cap Briezh" (clues in the titles tbh) that is only for the forty members. They each have an organiser who plans it in depth and there is group insurance etc. We are lucky in that we are one of the forty boats, and to get in you have to provide a huge amount of detail about your insurance etc.

The trip on the 19th is an official "sortie Capbreizh" so it is only available to the 40 members. You will not be allowed to join in as far as I know.

However, thinking practically, what can they do if you turn up and tag along? I really wonder what their reaction would be. Typical Frenchie I reckon, they'd all get very pissed off and tell you to b***** off. But what if you didn't? I don't know?

Anyway....in summary... I strongly feel that they will not let you join in.

(if you really fancied it of course you could pop over to St. Malo and launch Into the Red for the trip)
That's very interesting, thanks for the information. I wasn't aware that things were so regimented within Cap Breizh. I think it would be rather ironic if i was asked to leave a trip to the Ecrehous given that any official French presence on the reef would have to have the permission of the Jersey authorities. The guy who signs himself "cap_pegase35" (Michel) emailed me to say that if I wanted to meet them on the Ecrehous and then sail back to Granville via the estuaries then it wouldn't be a problem.
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The guy who signs himself "cap_pegase35" (Michel) emailed me to say that if I wanted to meet them on the Ecrehous and then sail back to Granville via the estuaries then it wouldn't be a problem.
Well he's the bloke in charge so I guess what he says goes. I have asked the question on the thread though which I assume you can't see being non-adherent, but those are the rules as far as I know.
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Well he's the bloke in charge so I guess what he says goes. I have asked the question on the thread though which I assume you can't see being non-adherent, but those are the rules as far as I know.
No, I did notice your post; it'll be interesting to see what they say given what you've mentioned above.
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No, I did notice your post; it'll be interesting to see what they say given what you've mentioned above.
If you read the little description of the forum on the index page it states "Ce forum est dédié exclusivement aux sorties organisées par l'association CAP Breizh et réservées uniquement aux adhérents de l'association".

Fairly clear to me I must say. However if the bloke says you can go then obviously you can!
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