Okay then seeing as I started this perhaps I should suggest a solution. I can at least be called impartial as I come from the Midlands (Meriden, the centre of England, is only about 5 miles from my house, as far from the sea as you can get, excluding my house in Scotland of course, which is as near to the sea as you can get!).
Let's have TWO RibNet meetings. One in the South in Spring. This would allow our continental friends to come. One oop North in the August as Alan Priddy suggests.
So, Poole (check out the tides there!) has been suggested. Are there any other contenders? Remember whosoever suggest the venue must be able to do a bit of arranging of slipway use, pubs, etc.
Back to you folks.
Keith (this sounds like fun) Hart