The week-end of the Inaugural Ribnet Conference is a week away and I would like to ensure that everyone attending has a great week-end and that all arrangements are duly taken care of.
If you have as yet, still not booked your accomodation please follow these links and do so a.s.a.p.
The preferred option is the Invicta Hotel
Tel:01752 664997 Tell them you are part of the Ribnet meeting. There have been some cancellations, so try here first.
A number of people will be arriving on Friday evening, those with trailers please report to the office of Mayflower Marina (Angela) and state that you are members of the Ribnet meeting - they will direct you to their secure compound. I would suggest launching your rib, finding the berth and then park your trailer where the staff have directed you to do so.
Saturday morning a small flotilla will set-off from Torbay and (if the Garsides are not too hungover) should be arriving in Plymouth at around 11:00 am. To answer Kitten's question, I would hazard a guess for them to be off Starehole Bay at around 10:00am - Brian can confirm this.
All craft to listen out on CHANNEL 77 please! This will be the main communication channel for the entire week-end.
The focal point will be Mayflower Marina and the Invicta Hotel. I am the last person to prescribe to anyone what they should do, but I would like to suggest we all 'hang around' Mayflower Marina on Saturday morning until most people are present. Thereafter we can go boating, take in the sights, and generally potter around.
The Invicta will provide supper for everyone, so we should all be back in the marina,showered etc no later than 07:30. Dinner is loosely timed for around 8:00pm.
After the meal we will be entertained by Alan Priddy's slide show and talk in the main room at the Invicta Hotel.
Any suggestions would be most welcome.
On a personal note - weather permitting I will be leaving Jersey early on Friday morning with my family heading directly to Fowey, where I will spend the night. I intend leaving Fowey fairly early on Saturday morning and should be around Plymouth waters at approximately 09:30am. If there is anyone coming from the South please let me know so that we can team up.
Cheers - I look forward to meeting you all