Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 14 January 2005, 10:36   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: West Sussex
Boat name: Grey Mist
Make: Parker 800 Baltic
Length: 8m +
Engine: 2xMercury Diesel 170
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3,827
RIBase
Littlehampton Cruise 7/8 May 2005

OK Guys as some of you have already heard Phil Chitty and I are putting together plans for another LAmpton cruise . This cruise gives the Solent ribsters and not only, an opportunity to see that ribbing life is also beyond the Selsy Bill
Last years cruise was well attended, from memory about 12 ribs .

The plan this year is to have a 2 day cruise with an overnight stay in Littlehampton, ie the Arun View ect, over the next couple of days we will find out how many rooms the Arun View have and if necessary just book the lot.

As you know Littlehampton is a tidal river and when choosing the right day the tides have to be taken under account

The initial proposal is for Saturday 7th May - Sunday 8th May
HW at Littlehampton on the saturday is at 11:25. The LAmpton ribs can launch in the morning and meet the flotyla say about 11:00 .

The plan would be to venture up the Arun river say as far as Arundel and enjoy there a sandwich lunch or perhaps a pub lunch at the Black Rabbit.

In the afternoon back to Littehampton and an evening meal at the Arun View.
The Arun View have their own mooring so no problem here.

Day 2

Depending on the weather conditions either back to the Solent or a quick bash to the Brighton Marina for lunch

This is our proposal and if we have I will then put this down in the Cruise events for May

Names please::
__________________

__________________
Andre
Andre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 January 2005, 10:58   #2
DJL
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Make: Ribcraft 6.5
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki DF175TG
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 929
Andre,

I'm definitely up for this one - especially after not making it last year.

Dates are in the diary!

Daniel
__________________

__________________
DJL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 January 2005, 12:13   #3
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: none
Length: no boat
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 283
Never been to that part of the world so I'll go for intrested Andre
__________________
Regards

Martin
mstacey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 January 2005, 12:34   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Bracknell
Boat name: Boatless and lost
Length: no boat
MMSI: Who?
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 531
The more the merrier.
The cruise last year was my first meeting with anyone else from RIBnet other than Andre and it was great to meet so many fellow Ribsters.

More information to follow in the next few months!!!
__________________
Phil

Born to stuff!!
Phil Chitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 January 2005, 15:23   #5
Member
 
Louise's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Reading
Make: None
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,039
Count us in Andre. Really looking forward to visiting your part of the coast again.
__________________
MUM POWER!
www.biboa.com
Scorpion RIB Group on Facebook
Louise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 January 2005, 15:55   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: SOLD
Length: under 3m
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 794
I would love to come.
subject to new boat being ready. love to meet up with all the names on screen.
Roy
__________________
Roy Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 January 2005, 04:05   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brittany/Portsmouth
Boat name: Merlin
Make: Solent 6.5
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200
MMSI: soon !
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 5,451
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andre
OK Guys as some of you have already heard Phil Chitty and I are putting together plans for another LAmpton cruise . This cruise gives the Solent ribsters and not only, an opportunity to see that ribbing life is also beyond the Selsy Bill
Last years cruise was well attended, from memory about 12 ribs .
Enjoyed it very much last year and would like to meet up with you Lil'hampton lot again(where be dragons ).

And if Pete 7 is out there again we needn't worry about directions.
Hope the weather's good.

Us
__________________
Happy New Resolutions!!! : RIBbing for the craic!!!
The Jackeens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 January 2005, 04:13   #8
RIBnet supporter
 
Nauti Buoy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: West Wittering
Length: no boat
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,447
Hi

I would like to come too, if that's ok, be good to put a face to some of the people on here.

__________________
richard@kidzrides.co.uk
Mobile: 07885 487777
Nauti Buoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 January 2005, 04:24   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Brittany/Portsmouth
Boat name: Merlin
Make: Solent 6.5
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200
MMSI: soon !
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 5,451
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nauti Buoy
Hi

I would like to come too, if that's ok, be good to put a face to some of the people on here.



Us
__________________
Happy New Resolutions!!! : RIBbing for the craic!!!
The Jackeens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 January 2005, 08:52   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: West Sussex
Boat name: Grey Mist
Make: Parker 800 Baltic
Length: 8m +
Engine: 2xMercury Diesel 170
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3,827
RIBase
Well so far a very good response . Will confirm in a day or two the dates given as we must first talk to Paul at the Arun View. My guess is that 99.9% the cruise is on for 7/8 May. Upon final confirmation will make the entry in the events

Those who would like to participate pls PM me name of rib, how many persons
and if B & B is required
__________________
Andre
Andre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 January 2005, 13:49   #11
Member
 
Martin's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Pagham Harbour
Boat name: Scallywag
Make: Arran 16
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 327
Count us in last year was great fun and a two day event is even better. Off to put the date on the calendar. It will also be our second wedding anniversary (ahhhh) and Anto's birthday that weekend So get us a good room

M & A
__________________
Martin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 January 2005, 14:22   #12
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: West Sussex
Boat name: Grey Mist
Make: Parker 800 Baltic
Length: 8m +
Engine: 2xMercury Diesel 170
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3,827
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Martin
Count us in last year was great fun and a two day event is even better. Off to put the date on the calendar. It will also be our second wedding anniversary (ahhhh) and Anto's birthday that weekend So get us a good room

M & A
The bridal-suite is yours
__________________
Andre
Andre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 January 2005, 12:53   #13
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: West Sussex
Boat name: Grey Mist
Make: Parker 800 Baltic
Length: 8m +
Engine: 2xMercury Diesel 170
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3,827
RIBase
Littlehampton Cruise 7/8 May

Hi Everybody!

The dates of our cruise are confirmed for 7/8th May and these have now been entered into the event calender .

Phil & i have been looking up the local B & Bs so will post information on this subject tomorrow as still need to speak to one place on the phone.
As the B & Bs insist on a credit/debit card guarantee for the reservation we believe it will be best for all around that each party make their own bookings.

I trust you agree
__________________
Andre
Andre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 January 2005, 16:54   #14
Member
 
Martin's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Pagham Harbour
Boat name: Scallywag
Make: Arran 16
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 327
Good idea looking forward to the better weather already.

Martin
__________________
Martin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 January 2005, 15:25   #15
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: West Sussex
Boat name: Grey Mist
Make: Parker 800 Baltic
Length: 8m +
Engine: 2xMercury Diesel 170
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3,827
RIBase
Accomodation in Littlehampton

OK Guys, having spent Sunday afternoon going round the most convenient
B & Bs this is my recommendation

Arun View Inn
Wharf Road
Tel: 01903 72235

there are 2 twin rooms left and the price is with breakfast 47.50/per room for two persons sharing
The Arun View have only got 4 rooms so you can guess who got in first.
Yes you are correct the organizers

Just opposite the Harbour Masters office is :

Quayside Bed & Breakfast
36, Pier Road
tel: 01903 721958
ask for Jane and mention the rib cruise
the Quayside has 7 rooms all with en suite
Price: 35.00/person

The Nelson Hotel
61, Pier Road
tel: 01903 713358
www.nelsonhotel.com
they hv 5 rooms
2 x twin
2 x double
1 x family
in total they can cater for 12 persons
Double or twin 50.00 with breakfast
family room 65.00 with breakfast


Just round the corner from the Nelson Hotel

Regency Bed & Breakfast
South Terrace
Seafront
tel: 01903 717707

Arun Sands B & B
84, South Terrace
Seafront
tel: 01903 732489
email: info@arun-sands.co.uk
www.arun-sands.co.uk
B&B from 25.00/pppn

As each B & B want credit card deposit or guarantee it is best if all interested parties made their own reservations. Please do not leave it too late as the above B & Bs are within walking distances from the river and mooring . Also nearer the time some B & B may not want to accept a reservation for 1 night.

Once you make a reservation please confirm this to me. I will upon receipt of confirmations make a list of participants and post on the forum

MOORING

Very important aspect of the cruise and this can be arranged at the Arun View or at the pontoons by the Harbour Masters office. In order to make these arrangements will need to know how many ribs. Hopefully by the end of February or early March these numbers will be known.
Since last year's cruise the Arun View have had some proper steps made down to the pontoon. No more climbing up the ladders.

We have all signs of a good cruise in the making so to those undecided - don't hesitate and make the necessary arrangements

JK we hope you will be participating as well

PS:
By the RNLI is a very good Youth Hostel and if any of you are members then this would be a good place to stay
Tel: 0870 7706114
__________________
Andre
Andre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 January 2005, 15:27   #16
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: West Sussex
Boat name: Grey Mist
Make: Parker 800 Baltic
Length: 8m +
Engine: 2xMercury Diesel 170
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3,827
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Martin
Good idea looking forward to the better weather already.

Martin
Martin sorry but got it wrong - no bridal suite at the Arun View
suggest you try the Nelson Hotel

* 4 - poster Bed
__________________
Andre
Andre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 January 2005, 15:28   #17
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: West Sussex
Boat name: Grey Mist
Make: Parker 800 Baltic
Length: 8m +
Engine: 2xMercury Diesel 170
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3,827
RIBase
Hi Guys

So far the following have confirmed their participation:

The Jackeens - "Zebedee"
Roy Smith - possibly
Louise & Richard - "Blue Ice"
Martin & Anto - "Remedy"
DJL - "Bumblebee"
Richard - "Nautibouy"

Welcoming party
Martin & "Bob" the Yellow Rib
Phil Chitty -"Galaxsea 2"
Andre & Wiesia - "Seahawk 2"

Waiting for more confirmations
__________________
Andre
Andre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18 January 2005, 18:21   #18
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Carterton, Oxon
Boat name: Trigger's Broom
Make: FRib
Length: 4m +
Engine: Suzuki 15hp 2/s
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 272
Send a message via Yahoo to Noddy
This sounds like a really good weekend and If I can get the time off we will be there.
I am not familiar with the area so can anyone tell us where the best launching site, with overnight parking, would be?
Thanks
Martyn
__________________
Live every day as if its your last and one day you will be spot on!!
Noddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 January 2005, 04:15   #19
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: West Sussex
Boat name: Grey Mist
Make: Parker 800 Baltic
Length: 8m +
Engine: 2xMercury Diesel 170
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3,827
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noddy
This sounds like a really good weekend and If I can get the time off we will be there.
I am not familiar with the area so can anyone tell us where the best launching site, with overnight parking, would be?
Thanks
Martyn
There are two possibilities

First you can have your rib launched at the Littlehampton marina (West bank)and as it is a weekend the charge for this is 30.00 (you must have a valid insurance policy) . This charge will also cover the parking of the trailer & car. The Marina do the launching using their own tractor. Overnight mooring at the marina is an option but in May there could be a problem with space. We will arrange mooring at the Arun View and at the visitors pontoons which is by the Harbour Master's office and in walking distance from the listed B & Bs

The other option (East bank) is to use the public slip and launch on your own . There is a charge about 6.00. This slip is next to the RNLI station. Meter parking for car and trailer is just behind the RNLI

Hope this is clear to all concerned
__________________
Andre
Andre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 January 2005, 04:45   #20
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: West Sussex
Boat name: Grey Mist
Make: Parker 800 Baltic
Length: 8m +
Engine: 2xMercury Diesel 170
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3,827
RIBase
Up dated list

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andre
Hi Guys

So far the following have confirmed their participation:

The Jackeens - "Zebedee"
Roy Smith - possibly
Louise & Richard - "Blue Ice"
Martin & Anto - "Remedy"
DJL - "Bumblebee"
Richard - "Nautibouy"
Simmons0 (David & Harry)- Tombouy

Welcoming party
Martin & "Bob" the Yellow Rib
Phil Chitty -"Galaxsea 2"
Andre & Wiesia - "Seahawk 2"

Waiting for more confirmations
another rib has been added
__________________

__________________
Andre
Andre is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:29.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×