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Old 19 October 2004, 08:04   #51
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Any from the Solent end confirmed yet ?
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Old 19 October 2004, 12:39   #52
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I am booked in my head to go, just waiting to get a long term weather forcast nexy week before I drive down from Newcastle! Guess I will still leave from the Solent, picking Tim up in Yarmouth.
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Old 21 October 2004, 05:32   #53
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Would it be possible to post a 'runners and riders' list based on what you know and their start points.

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Old 21 October 2004, 13:51   #54
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Sadly, I've got absolutely no chance of making this event as Friday 29th is turning into a nightmare businesswise. I've got two people on holiday, one person giving evidence in court, and somebody else who will need to leave early 'cos his wife will be in hospital....

(If anybody else EVER says to me "Oh, it's all right for you because you've got your own business !" I'll bloody well swing for 'em, or at 'em anyway)

Sorry I can't be there. Hope the weather's good, everyone has a safe passage and a brill time, and that there's no requirement to dismantle any French machinery.

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Old 21 October 2004, 17:15   #55
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Sorry I can't be there. Hope the weather's good, everyone has a safe passage and a brill time, and that there's no requirement to dismantle any French machinery.

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Well said as usual Brian.

Hope the cruise goes well and look forward to hearing all about it when ye get back.

missus vaya con dios from us too
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Old 22 October 2004, 03:53   #56
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Weather Forecast

For those of you concerned about the weather for this event, here's my forecast for the next 7 days for the Western Channel.

Between Friday 22 and Friday 29 the area will dominated by a low that moves about over the UK and Ireland. On Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday this will deliver S to SW winds of between Force 4 and Gale 8 intermitently. The sea will not be RIB friendly.

There will be something of a lull on Tuesday before it picks up again next Thursday SW 4 to 5. On Thursday the wind will ease with the low centred on the area. It is therefore likely that the breeze may be from the N in the Poole area and west of Falmouth from the S. Friday should be see the breeze fairly light all the way across to St Malo.

It's a bit early to look further ahead than this but my guess is that this trip might be a goer. I'll update in due course.
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Old 22 October 2004, 06:39   #57
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And following on from that, can I just reiterate Andre's comments about us hi-jacking the thread....

The weather concerns are really just with myself and Andre's boat, both 6mtr with cruising speeds of 25 knots. If its much more than pretty flat, due to a decrease in speed we just won't be able to make St Malo in the day. For example, if we have to drop down to 20 knots average, it will take 8 hours, 10 hours at 15 knots. So our weather worries are more about logistics, before we even think of safety. All you people with 8Mtr + Ribs will still probably knock on at 25 knots in something that I would have to drop down to 15 for....

So big boys, please ignore our whether moans and enjoy..... Us minnows will follow if we can.

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Old 22 October 2004, 07:03   #58
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Just an update on our plans/problems:

We will be on Lake Windermere as of tomorow without an internet connection all week. As much as we would like to make the trip it means cutting 2 days off our usual holiday and driving nearly 10 hours straight to the south coast towing the boat.
As it stand at the moment we are planning to make the trip but only if we are sure the weather is going to be good.
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Old 22 October 2004, 08:12   #59
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Just to follow up on Mike's post we will be there to see the big ribs off and weather permitting may "escort" them,(now that is a laugh) to Alderney , then perhaps head for Cherbourg for the night, who knows, so David & Harry you are welcome to join us cos Mike & I have taken the whole weekend off . The weather will be the deciding factor
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