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Old 31 August 2002, 05:08   #1
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Despite the colourful disagreements about legislation, it is quite obvious that we all care deeply about our hobby (in some cases profession). The SoC sendoff weekend was great fun and it was good to put faces to the names. There are often threads on RIBNET for people to meet up and go on cruises (Graeme Cooper’s Cherbourg trip for example) together. BIBOA also caters for get-togethers of ribbers.

How about we arrange a ‘get-together’ weekend for RIBNETers, so we can put a few more faces to the names, and perhaps continue a few discussions!

My idea would not be to go for a ‘cruise’, but rather to meet somewhere we could do some local trips, mess about in the boats, do a bit of cross decking (I said cross DECKING not cross dressing!), drinks and a meal in the evening etc. Just an informal gathering organised over the ‘net. No club, no fees, just pay your own expenses, come and go as you wish sort of weekend. I’m thinking of the sort of messing about in boats weekend that would include the tiddlers (ie. me) and bigger boats alike (Brian in Cyanide, we could go for a swim in his on board swimming pool).

Perhaps we could go to Bristol and stay on Jools’s PoB? How about North Wales, plenty of reasonable B&Bs up there?

It may be too late for this year now, but who knows. Well, what do you think fellow RIBNETers

Keith (I hope this has more success than my Highland Explorer - I was the only one who turned up) Hart
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Old 31 August 2002, 07:14   #2
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I might be up for it if someone is willing to let me go on their boat due to me not having my own (I will of course contribute to fuel). North wales sounds good, used to spend a lot of time when I was younger in a little village called Tudweiliog (spelling?) near Neffyn, Pwhelli. Also most of our club's boat dives are done from Anglesey, love the place.

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Just a question.
Could/should this be combined with The Return of Spirit of Cardiff?
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Old 31 August 2002, 09:00   #4
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A SoC return is a good idea as well. I was thinking perhaps the Spring of 2003. Sod it, why not do both?

I'm going up to Scotland at the end of this month and I could bring Quicksilver back again.

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Keith,

The spring of 2003 sound great. If we start organising it now. Maybe everybody will have time to get this event into their calender.

If somebody else would like to join in from the mainland of Europe, I would like to do a cross channel trip as well. I wouldn't like to go alone for the first time.

That is if you would like someone from Denmark to join the cruise, or what ever we decide to do

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If you can't find anyone else from the continent to cross the channel with, let us know and I'm sure that someone will come over from the UK and escort you!

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Thanks John

I'm in for it..

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There are a lot of Ribsters in the South coast, if it was held down in the Solent then maybe we could all put our visitors up.

Great idea it has my full support, perhaps we can get a party sponsored by the SSR!

Rene, I was born in Copenhagen and now live in Southampton. we would be happy to come over with you accross the channel.
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Pfft south. The north is FAAAR superior!
If we do it next year sometime I might have my freediving technique improved, and possibly be spearfishing, so I could always catch some fish and we could have a bbq on the beach (providing noone is offending by spearfishing, it is after all the least destructive way to catch fish). Just a thought.

Still looking for someone to offer to trust me in their boat

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I would love to join you in Spring 2003, that is if you don't have any objections.
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