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Old 26 December 2014, 18:26   #11
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cannot open it here will try later
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Old 26 December 2014, 18:29   #12
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got it, 5 days this is not that much !
and a long road from belgium
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Old 26 December 2014, 18:33   #13
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OK, here's the bit you need....

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"The ports of call shall include the following - starting from and returning to Inverness:
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Fort William – night one 2nd August Kyle of Lochalsh – night two 3rd August Lochinver – night three 4th August Scrabster – night four 5th August Inverness – Finish. Be aware that depending on the weather we may create a ‘lay day’ – so the dates as shown above in relation to the destinations may change as may the number of days the event may actually cover.
These legs represent an average of 100 miles each day. We shall not provide co- ordinates and waypoints as we wish all entrants to be encouraged to undertake their own research in this regard. However, there are relatively few off lying dangers en- route and as you will see when studying maps and charts, common sense and good judgement will afford successful completion of these relatively straightforward legs.
The exact itinerary for each day will be finalised at each morning skipper’s briefing and depending on weather etc we shall plan lunch stops and stop offs along each leg of the course. All present will have the opportunity to make sure they understand the day’s plan and when and where the flotilla shall be heading in addition to each day’s final destination.
Essential items to be carried for purposes of navigation shall include a current Marine Almanac and all Imray or Admiralty sea charts for the sea areas relating to the RS4 five-day challenge. It may sound incongress but a road atlas is also a useful aid in this region!
All entrants shall be liable for their own accommodation costs and arrangements. We have chosen the stop off points specifically with such services and facilities in mind but our advice is to book your B&B in good time in order to avoid difficulty. It will be our desire for everyone to eat together – or at least drink together each night when ever possible! Arrangements for the latter to be agreed ‘on the day.’
RIB International will have a 4X4 and boat trailer following the flotilla to each of the designated stop offs as land support. Each boat team will thus be assisted in the transport of their fuel on the completion of each leg undertaken where quayside fuel is not readily available. Please ensure your fuel tanks are clearly marked so as not to cause confusion during transportation etc."
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Old 26 December 2014, 18:36   #14
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and we know that doing the caledonian canal in 1 day ...is not that easy !
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Old 26 December 2014, 18:39   #15
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We'd start from fort William, as we can best judge the weather for the first few days, then be nice and relaxed after two days in the canal on the way back
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Old 26 December 2014, 18:40   #16
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like that boats are de salted ... could be great if we could find a slipway on the canal ...
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Old 26 December 2014, 18:42   #17
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Yes there is one near fort william as thats where A1an met us after Neptune's staircase.
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Old 26 December 2014, 18:42   #18
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Hey dude

I think it was 2003? Not sure who went but a few from ribnet did
The 4m Round Scotland RIB Challenge was in 2008

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IIRC the "round scotland" 4m event started in Inverness then south-west through the Caledonian Canal, Loch Linnhe, Sound of Mull, Kyle of Lochalsh, then around the mainland back to Inverness. Not sure where the stops were.
As you said we started in Inverness
1st night Fort William
2nd night Kyle of Lochalsh –
3rd night Lochinver
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Petrol will be a challenge for most of it!
Isn't it always
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Old 26 December 2014, 18:46   #19
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thanks ribochet, and those guys had a land support too i guess ??
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Old 26 December 2014, 18:53   #20
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LOL i used to own that SR4

OK, the slip is on Loch Locky, could be worse but not the best...
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