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Old 20 April 2006, 06:22   #81
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Cheers Cookee - I will have my kids with me - so it will depend on weather I have any one else there to look after them whilst I'm out as to weather I can get a ride in the race boat. So far no other crew have confirmed they are coming.

On a different subject - does anyone know where the best areas to do things like wakeboarding and towing inflatables are in the solent area. I'm going to be there for 4 days - am planning to be at RIBEX for one of them and going Round the Island for another but that will leave two days of playing around.

Also which day is best to go to RIBEX. I am obviously going to try to save the best weather day for the round the island trip but if its all pretty much the same - which day of the exhibition will have the best stuff going on.
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Priory Bay has to be one of the best places.. Tide kinda goes out a long way tho, and then takes ages to get back in.. Loads of sand and rock pools for the kids to play in.. Only drawback, it's popular, and not very sheltered when the wind blows from the North..

Be easy enough for a few of us to head over from Pompey, and make a good day of it..
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Priory Bay - very nice and easy to get to...
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Thanks for the tip it certainly does look busy on the google earth.

I really hope we get nice weather for RIBEX this year - if we do - who's going to bring the BBQ to Priory Bay then.
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Just for the record - we'll be there as well with both boats - If anyone fancies doing over 70 mph in a RIB, then you'll be able to sign up and have a ride of a lifetime! Not to mention our leisure version, we'll be doing demos on that as well, by the way Andre and Roy - you're both very welcome!!
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One other thing to bear in mind, if your coming from Cowes to Priory Bay, don't go straight across at Ryde, you will need to go out a bit....
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Thanks for the tip it certainly does look busy on the google earth.
It is a great place Roy, my two can't wait to get back there in the summer.. One thing its hard to see from marine charts, is the way it dries out.. The OS map gives you a better idea of the way in..
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On a different subject - does anyone know where the best areas to do things like wakeboarding and towing inflatables are in the solent area. I'm going to be there for 4 days - am planning to be at RIBEX for one of them and going Round the Island for another but that will leave two days of playing around.
Roy,

I go off yarmouth and it can be really nice early in the morning/late in the evening when there is no sea breeze. Perhaps you should spend the extra days in yarmouth? There are plenty of B&Bs in the square, or a holiday camp a short walk up the road.

If you need any local help during your stay (ie if you ever need some transport in an emergency or just need a wakeboarding buddy ) then give me a bell, I might not be free the whole time, but may be able to help...I'll PM you my mobile number. I live within a couple of miles of yarmouth.

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cheers tim - looks like I wont get bored - i have plenty of choice.

is anybody else planning to go round the isle of white over the weekend of ribex - I could do with someone letting me know the best places to stop for lunch etc...
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Just for the record - we'll be there as well with both boats - If anyone fancies doing over 70 mph in a RIB, then you'll be able to sign up and have a ride of a lifetime! Not to mention our leisure version, we'll be doing demos on that as well, by the way Andre and Roy - you're both very welcome!!
It was great to see you and banana shark at Salcombe last week. Seeing your boat take off as we left the estuary together was fab.
The boys were seriously impressed (immediate hero status)

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is anybody else planning to go round the isle of white over the weekend of ribex - I could do with someone letting me know the best places to stop for lunch etc...
Possibly/probably! Can help you out with lunch stop suggestions... mostly tide dependant on the Island side once you're on the south side or in the Eastern Solent.
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