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Old 06 May 2009, 18:56   #1
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RIBEX Saturday

Grimalkin (Mrs A and I) and Gold Rush (both out of Poole) are planning to leave at 9 am to go to Cowes on Saturday for a 10 am entry to the RIBEX exhibition. The plan is to see the exhibition and then take Bogi (and all others of his party who want to come) for lunch. Weather permitting Ventnor looks good for tides and shelter (round the East side of the Isle to avoid the forecasted SEerlies) for lunch before returning to Cowes (possible cicumnavigation if SEerlies ane not so bad?) and back to Poole. The 'Jolly Sailor' at Bursledon is an alternative.

We'd love company, so all comers welcome. Let me know.
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Old 06 May 2009, 19:29   #2
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Might be up for a late lunch on Saturday, but don't know my plans fully yet so don't want to get tied down to specific times.
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Old 07 May 2009, 05:20   #3
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Help if I put this in the right place !

I am aiming to be out of Christchurch around 9 am & then a slowish cruise up to cowes . I suspect you will quickly overhaul me as its due to be a bit breezy & rough so I will slow down abit but I should see you out there. Will have the radio on & listening out for you .

Alas I have to back in Christchurch by 2 pm ish latest to be able to get back in on the tide .


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Cant make Saturday, but am planning on going from Christchurch on the Sunday, weather and tides looking better.

Have a good trip and if anyone else is going Sunday, give us a shout
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Hi Steve - agreed Sunday does look alot better - but trying to meet up with Dizzy Lizzy who knows maybe Sunday aswell if its nice. Looks to be a lot less windy - hopefully therefore calmer !
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Well - left Christchurch at 8.30 - cowes at 9.30 - left at 11 - back home at 1ish ! It was very very rough round hurst & across the bay . Had to 'tack' up the solent as even at around 10knts I was airbourne on everywave.

Even worse out of the solent- forescast is saying gusting gale 8 - I was at the limit of my ability , but the boat never seemed to miss a beat .

Moments of ' oh s**t' and thinking about reaching for the radio to call Yarmouth AWLB to shadow me back to Yarmouth . Should have known better !

Unless there is a significant drop in wind / I wont be going out tomorrow - just not fun ! - maybe Sunday !
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certainly a good day for testing RIBs
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It is very choppy out there. Went accross to Cowes early this morning and been suffering with back pain ever since! At least the sun has come out. The show feels busy for a Friday. Heres a few piccies. Some nice boats here!
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certainly a good day for testing RIBs
very testing - my legs have seized ! I heard one exhibiter say - 'not a good day for tests' - an another ( at 9.30 am ) - 'I've already stuffed it !'It was ideal for the ' big boys' that were there - I should have taken one of the arctic boats back !
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We got there about 11 ish from Chichester
Rough , but worse on the way back Chi bar was big
not sure what i thought of the show, it was nice to see people that i havant seen for awhile
but to me it felt like a lot of empty wallets walking round (mine inculded)
I liked the 6.5 mt Scorpion and the Corbra which looks like they are getting there quality issues sorted.
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