After the success of the North Wales Easter RIBnet rally 2011, I feel I need something to aim for through these dark nights and something to get our season off to a flyer again.
(Plus Kerny appears to need a thread to distract the bored Hadd, TT, Willk et al from picking on him whilst little U boating, i mean boating takes place)
We had 18 boats from all over the UK last time, (some from as far as Nottingham) travelling from Porth Daniel, Menai Bridge to Morfa Nefyn and back (all in one piece safely I might add). Plus we had a journo on board who got us published in Rib International magazine with over 5 pages of fine pics. Though Nitrox evidently organised the whole thing according the magazine article! (
TT and I are still trying to think how to exact our revenge.)
Anyways, enough of that success, during that time many expressed great interest in circumnavigating Anglesey itself (some actually did that day!) so.... let's get it on and see if we can get over the 18 boat mark this time!!!!
I'm planning on launching Friday 27th for the season, then weather permitting, heading around the island starting from Menai Bridge again. High tide is around 3pm, so we have all day to potter around anti clockwise, then clear the bar at Caernarfon and come through the bridges with plenty of water. It will finish with a meal and plenty of rusty nails in the Gazelle Hotel. (Book early if you want to stay there as the RIBnobbers dive in quick. However there are plenty of hotels in Beaumaris and Menai, a 3 minute taxi ride either side.)
We can stop at Beaumaris and Moelfre if people wish to see the lifeboat, Holyhead marina for fuel if people need (all types,petrol, food, beer..
sorry, water! how irresponsible, though our boat does tend to use more beer per mile than petrol
More specifics nearer the time though, whatever people want, so get your name down and we can start a roll call list!
(IMHO unless v calm, a 5m+ deep V is about the minimum to go around the island, due to tides and winds in all directions as you go around, weather is very variable. It can be flat calm on one side and then wind over tide with overfalls in places on the other. All are welcome though to tag along for sections they are comfortable with. I'd strongly recommend the tough charts for the area. We seemed to cruise at around 23 knots last time (unless youre in a black osprey
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