An update ...
Been speaking to a couple of RIBnobbers this week about ideas and possibles . Then calling some possible venues .
The outcome is that I'm making a judegment call and postponing this until 'later in 2014' ....
We have been lucky with weather and venues for the last few years, but I have a couple of big fears this year.
1) I've left it to late for various reasons
2) Its impossible/hard to get financial commitment and timecommitment from the masses of ribbers that attend as the weather could be 'duff' for a cruise in December (even in the solent) and its a busy time anyhow.
3) Venues want a signifcant financial commitment up front for anything in December (that I was happy to fund last year as then it wasn't very significant - but this year runs to hundreds of £)
4) There has been quite a lot going on at the end of this year in the Solent area ( credit Whisper, Biffer etc )
What has been suggested is something that can add/continue momentum for the Macmillan RIB/ Round the island 2014 attendance. Whisper has some AWESOME ideas for this
that I think will work very well.
So Nacho run it is in January and then 'something' a little time after to kick off 2014 with real vigour - maybe even being able to drag some of the BS/more northern members down for a weekend or Round the Island?
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Of course any other December plans / cruises etc GO FOR IT as always! Or if anyone else wants to pick up the gauntlett for Jolly..........