A couple of things are falling into place in the organization of this week-end to meet all you ‘cyber ribsters’.
I have had a lengthy chat to Mr.Tony Saunders the harbourmaster for Mayflower Marina; he has been most helpful and will make every effort to accommodate all our ribs. Obviously, he would like to know precise numbers, lengths and whatever else is pertinent. It is important to start collating this information, so, please forward me your details. The other important consideration is the number of people trailing their ribs to Plymouth, and in turn launching at the slip next to the marina. He has offered to make arrangements for the safe storage of the trailers; again, numbers and lengths are important. I have negotiated a discounted rate and trust that everyone will be ‘helpful’ in providing me with their information.
Brian Elliott has very kindly made the effort and driven down to Plymouth this morning to investigate accommodation for us. He has found a suitable hotel called the Invicta Hotel who I have telephoned this afternoon. It seems that this hotel will suit our requirements perfectly. Nice and clean, good room for our meet/slide show/dining. Lovely bar across the hall. Secure CCTV parking for 16 cars at rear. Betty and Roy Martin are the proprietors (Martin is keen on boats and engines, so will probably join us) and if you ring up and mention RIBNET they will know who you are and you will receive the discounted rate already negotiated. First come first served!! Their telephone number is 01752 664997and Hotel web-site
. I have already booked my room!
There is not a whole lot more I can do at this stage but will appreciate your co-operation in confirming your attendance and Rib details.
ps I speak for everyone I hope, thanks for the effort Brian.