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Old 27 December 2005, 07:32   #121
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I would be up for Inverkip the latter weekend i.e. 24/25 as it would fit us well on our way to Thurso (north of Scotland)

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Had a look at Multimap
Southampton to Inverkip 470 miles
Inverkip to Thurso 307 miles

Longer route on UK roads than on sea from Scotland to Iceland via Fareo Island

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Old 27 December 2005, 08:23   #122
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Count me in if its on the Clyde, will give as much help as I can.
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Old 27 December 2005, 13:54   #123
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I would say we are on track for a RibNet conference in Inverkip


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Old 27 December 2005, 15:09   #124
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Some of us newguys dont know what is entailed in a " Ribnet conference"
How about an proposed agenda/itinery for those that are wavering?
It's whatever anyone wants it to be!

Calling it a "conference" was just a bit of a joke really. In fact we've had at least two, possibly three, "inaugural" conferences which also confused a few people.

Over the last few years we've had one event each year that has been declared as the "RIBnet conference" and people make a bit of an effort to join in making it a bigger get together than normal.

Probably the most important elements are:

- a good cruising area
- decent launching site and berthing
- a selection of accommodation
- somewhere for a meal and drinks

Anything else that can be organised could be a bonus: an interesting speaker perhaps, local guides for cruising, maybe a treasure hunt or other competition, possibly some sort of training element.

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Old 27 December 2005, 15:09   #125
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I would say we are on track for a RibNet conference in Inverkip
Looks like it!

Now just need to decide on the date and we're away . . .

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Old 27 December 2005, 15:11   #126
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...currently free either weekend and provided the "programme" was likely to be suitable for a wee 4m boat then I would be there (probably with the wife).
Just let everyone know that you're coming and I'm sure that there will be stuff you can do in a 4m boat. If there are more ambitious plans as well then there's bound to be space on a bigger boat as well.

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Old 10 February 2006, 03:46   #127
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Has anyone had any more thoughts about this?

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Old 10 February 2006, 12:36   #128
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If anyone does want to come down to SW Wales, I'd guess that the 30th of June (friday) to the 2nd of July (Sunday) would be a reasonable time, cos that's when the Celtic Goodwill Raid is apparently passing through - plenty of boats on the water. The only downside to this, is that it's co-insiding with the seafair haven event too, so getting accomodation locally may not be quite as easy as usual, but probably not impossible.

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Old 12 February 2006, 02:47   #129
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June (longer days) sounds good

Anyone fancy cruising from Pwllheli up in the bigger ribs? Poss Pwllheli - Peele (IOM) - Port Patrick - Kip about 250 Miles

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Old 12 February 2006, 05:05   #130
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We'd be up for that Jono. Mid June - end of June as we shall be abroad until 10th June.
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