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Old 15 September 2010, 17:22   #1
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North Wales RIBnet Easter cruise - 23 April 2011

It's another of those threads that will morph over time.

Anyways, some members have jumped on the idea of a cruise for all based in N.Wales as there appear to be a few of us that boat in the area from around the country. With such spectacular scenery right on the end of a good road network, it would be criminal not to try and organise something. The conwy cruise to IOM early this year was popular, but got blown out, though even then, many appeared.

Target market for Main day of 23rd. Everyone. Sibs, large ribs, small ribs, all nationalities, even french, just. More a day to get everyone together and see loads of boats. (Day before or after, Ribs able to cruise at 20mph ish in a chop, may want to go round the island or to Abersoch and back, but V weather dependant.)

Location: Anglesey, Menai Straits, Specifically starting by Menai Bridge/Beaumaris. End of the A55 for ease of access.

Destination. If Calm Morfa Nefyn, Ty Coch pub, google it is enough. Pass through the two famous bridges, Menai Suspension Bridge (largest suspension bridge in Uk i think) and Brittania bridge, one of Britains most famous stretches of water. Heading past Snowdon on the left, Stately home Plas Newydd on the right, past Caernarfon Castle and the sand dunes of Abermenai, all in a 10 mile stretch. Then over the bar and on to morfa nefyn, Ty Coch pub for either beer/bbq or beer/food. If rough we can either head NE to avoid South or Westerly winds, to Puffin Island to see seals with a stop at high tide on return at Beaumaris for fish and chips, pier and beach available to raft up, then Gazelle for beer/pub lunch, jetty and runners available. Or if Northerly and Easterly winds, we can head SW, heading on the same route but stop short at caernarvon for pub lunch, or to Abermenai for bbq. Caernarvon has jetty/marina to tie up to, or if really bad port dinorwic, marina and pub also.

Date 23rd of April. (25th is Bank Holiday, as is the following early 2nd May Bank Holiday.) High tide Menai Bridge around 3.15pm. The following week end low water is mid day. It's early in the season but heh, got to start somewhere and the weather early this year was the best.

Launch: Primarily Porth Daniel at council slip and Beaumaris at their slip, though more tidal limited, both of whom I will contact to see what they can do for us both boat storage and launch wise. Some larger boats may go for conwy, but it is v tidal dependant and a fair way away. There are also other places which will be mentioned within 5 miles, caernarvon and opposite for example. Also, for sub 5m and sibs, Gazelle Hotel is great and again i could speak to landlady also. That's where I'll be. Beaumaris too has a slip by the RNLI shed, but is tidal limited, great place with space, ideal for SIBs??

Fuel: Diesel on site at both. Petrol on site at Beaumaris and nearby garage at Porth Daniel.

Accomodation: is everywhere in both Menai and Beaumaris, plus campsites and other hotels nearby on Anglesey and mainland.

Here's hoping
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Old 16 September 2010, 04:41   #2
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If you let me know whose interested so i can keep an eye on numbers.

Plus if you'd like storage and or to launch at either:

Porth Daniel
Beaumaris

(Though you can launch at menai on your own anyway if not wanting storage or help)
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i would be up for this but st georges day is my daughters birthday, i have a while to work on the wife though so it should be ok,
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great day for charging round wales!

So far

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i would be up for this but st georges day is my daughters birthday, i have a while to work on the wife though so it should be ok,
see told you he would be up for this

think i,l get on to mary at the gazelle (main suite) lol... great food

so thats 4 so far paul
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The separate annex with veranda patio is excellent for a family! It will get booked early though.

Will list people below so we have an idea of boats going. As i mention. Day before or after, on the Fri or Sun I'm going to go on a bigger run, weather providing. On the Sat though, the main event as it were, i think anyone who can plane is welcome. I'll happily chug at 15mph to Morfa Nefyn if calm and keep an eye on sibs etc. Be there in 2 hours. It's 24 miles to MN. 9.5 to Abermenai/Caernarvon Bar. Some can go ahead anyway and get beers in. A couple of hours there and then head back for evening in a pub. Gazelle is my choice! If staying in Menai or Beaumaris it is a taxi less than 2 mile away after you've put boat away. Or moor up and join us.

Figure we leave just below half tide at mid day. Give people time to drive down and launch on the day if they wish.

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The separate annex with veranda patio is excellent for a family! It will get booked early though

shhhh dont tell everyone
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Any idea what the Gazelle charges for a double room per night Paul / Tony ?
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cmon kerny, google?

90 double with sea view and full breakfast in the newly refurbed restaurant.
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just emailed the landlady to see if i can swing a discount. Will let people know.
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