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Old 02 October 2009, 14:16   #1
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Redbay ardbeg 2009 -cancelled due to poor weather forecast

ARDBEG 2009 -CANCELLED DUE TO POOR WEATHER FORECAST

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This must be the third year in a row.

I thought that Redbay Boats were made of better things.
Not to be put off by a little breeze on the west coast of Scotland especially when you consider that most of the boats travelling would have cabins.

If they had to endure the crap that get's chucked at us on the south west coast of Ireland jeez they'd never go boating...cabin or no cabin.



Could it be that maybe, just maybe Redbay's are more at home in sunshine.

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Old 02 October 2009, 14:30   #2
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Baydreamer,

I've just had a text from Malin Head MRCC forecasting a F10 in the North Channel tomorrow, the date of the canceled trip. The L3 course I was booked on has been cancelled on sheltered waters due to the horrendous WX.

Would your professional advice be to take a group of 20-30 boats (many open 6.5s) on a 80Nm round trip in those conditions?

I appreciate that desperate sales situations call for desperate marketing techniques, but your post smacks of the kind of shite* generally dished out by Timw.

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Old 02 October 2009, 14:43   #3
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I appreciate that desperate sales situations call for desperate marketing techniques, but your post smacks of the kind of shite* generally dished out by Timw.

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"desperate sales situations call for desperate marketing techniques"

What the f$$k is that supposed to mean especially when I was only asking a question.

For you information of which it is none of your business but I have no commercial interest in the marine industry.

But it pi$$es me off when I hear all this bullshit about using Redbay's "When you must go to sea"
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Old 02 October 2009, 14:44   #4
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i was heading down to the Exeter MET ofiice on saturday until they sent me this


Dear Sir
We are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday 3rd October, howeverI'm afraid that the weather conditions are not looking particularlyfavourable for flying. We recommend that if you are intending to flydown you might want to look into alternative forms of transport. You canof course keep up to date with the weather situation via the GeneralAviation Briefing service. http://secure.metoffice.com/logon.jsp Saturday 3rd October 2009 + Southern areas starting mainly dry but rather cloudy - somebright/sunny intervals in the SE. + Outbreaks of rain overnight across northern and central parts, locheavy northern/ NW areas, becoming lighter/ patchy as moves SE - notreaching the extreme SE until well into the day. + Clearer/brighter weather with blustery showers into the far NWovernight spreading SE to most areas. + Showers mainly in exposed N+W areas, a few extending south and east + later Showers heavy /squally across N areas and may turn wintry overScottish hills later.+ Cloud and loc heavy rain probably slower to clear from N.Isles. + Generally very windy, notably more so than recently. Gales likely innorthern and central parts. Low-mod risk severe gale gusts in exposed NWand later the NE - could become very gusty in NE England (lee effects). + A milder night, offset by wind/rain. Maxima near normal in central/ + southern areas but turning rather cold in N, feeling colder in wind
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What the f$$k is that supposed to mean especially when I was only asking a question.
Let me clarify: It means that I think you are possibly on the beer and posting guff. Do feel free to justify your OP comments though, i.e. would you recommend taking a fleet of ribs to Ireland to the Hebrides and back in a (forecasted) F10?

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Good to see that you keep a close eye on their website though, even though it pi$$es you off.
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Old 02 October 2009, 15:11   #6
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"desperate sales situations call for desperate marketing techniques"

What the f$$k is that supposed to mean especially when I was only asking a question.

For you information of which it is none of your business but I have no commercial interest in the marine industry.

But it pi$$es me off when I hear all this bullshit about using Redbay's "When you must go to sea"
So if a F10 was forecast you'd happily go to sea?
It would be irresponsible to encourage anyone to go to sea in them conditions.
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think nowadays with all the risk assesment stuff they are covering themselves ,,perhaps echos of the illfated fastnet yacht race in the 1970s ,
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or look at it another way ,,better to be on land wishing you were out at sea, than being out at sea wishing you were on land .
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Calm it gents .. I wouldnt be keen to do so much with that kind of forecast .. Its supposed to be FUN .. now .. remember there will be another time if it doesnt suit everyone
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Calm it gents .. I wouldnt be keen to do so much with that kind of forecast .. Its supposed to be FUN .. now .. remember there will be another time if it doesnt suit everyone
Well said BZ,Redbay and Excalibur ribs both have excellent rough weather reputations,and I for one was most impressed with the RB 650 I saw at this years SBS, BUT in a Ball's out competion with the OL BRINEY there can only be one winner! Force 10!?.. Better off on Ribnet!Always[hopefully] another day!
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