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Old 10 June 2012, 13:50   #1
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National 'Round Hayling Island' Rib Cruise

The National Rib Cruise - 30th June

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Following the successful National Rib Show in March we are now organising with the help of TheYachtMarket.com a series of RIB cruises.

The first of these will start from Northney Marina on the 30th June 2012 navigating the scenic trip around Hayling Island including a 5 mile blast accross the Solent, a chance to sea some stunning wildlife (seals and various species of birds) and some enjoyable socialising with a 2 course dinner in the Ship Pub, Langstone and a drink or two at the Piranha Bar, Sparkes Marina.


Places are limited with prices at just 25 PP (which includes entry to the cruise, 1st drink in the Piranha Bar, drink under anchor and 2 course dinner).


Meet at Northney Marina at 14:00 on 30th June 2012

More information can be found at www.nationalrib.co.uk or please email ribshow@gmail.co.uk
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Old 10 June 2012, 14:06   #2
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Just to confirm is this to purchase a rib ride on a rib that you are providing for a trip 'Round Hayling Island' with dinner and drinks for 25 ???

Or do we take our own boats ???
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Old 10 June 2012, 14:12   #3
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National Rib Cruise

Hi.

Sorry if there is any confusion.

This is a cruise for people to join with their own RIBs.
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Old 10 June 2012, 14:21   #4
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How many RIBs are you expecting to go?
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Old 10 June 2012, 14:47   #5
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With the interest we have received we expect 20+
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I am sure the Seals will be thrilled at 20+ Ribs trying to get down their creek.
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Not much chance of seeing seals in Chichester Harbour, but if you're patient then basking sharks have often been seen off the Nabb Tower
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Not much chance of seeing seals in Chichester Harbour, but if you're patient then basking sharks have often been seen off the Nabb Tower
There is a colony of approx 25 Harbour seals and odd Grey seals that come and go. They live down a small creek that is treacherous to navigate and not very big. The worry is that they will take to the water if they see a load of boats approaching and the risk is catching them with the propellors. Looking at the timings advertised for the trip, I don't think they will be around then anyway. They scatter when kayaks go down there quietly and react to noise as their eyesight is not good. I have spent the last 4 years photographing them and logging them. They are great to watch, but I would urge only going down in ones and twos and be ready to anchor quickly once there . if the wind doesn't put you on a mudbank, the tide will.
You will be going when it is the hardest to navigate, the creek twists and turns and the water will be high enough to cover the mud, so the route will not be obvious and there are shallows everywhere on a falling tide.

There were some Dolphin sightings in Hayling Bay last summer, i would love to see a basking shark in the Bay.
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We've had one come into the lock before but there're only ever out and about when the harbour is empty and scarper when they see anyone.

For the best 'wild' life take 25 ribs past the bottom if Thorny Island when the little raggies are racing, getting in everyones way.
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I have lived around these waters all my life and I have seen a basking shark inside the harbour but it was dead. It seem sthat large wildlife go there to die.
Seals and peole mix very well provided that the owners of motor boats have respect for them and their habitate. Most of the injuries done to smaller sea life is done by yachts and fast sailing boats both of which are running silent and the wildlife donthear coming. At least with a motor boat then can get out of the way. Enjoy your cruise, 20-30 ribs at slow speed are nothing compared to 300 yachts all going as fast as they can either to get out of the harbour or even faster when they are returning to catch the last tide! Alan P
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