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Old 28 October 2004, 14:08   #71
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Old 28 October 2004, 14:17   #72
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have a nice week-end all you Forum Cyber Ribsters!
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Old 29 October 2004, 08:56   #73
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The weather for Saturday is a whole lot better than Friday, with the low moving south and should be into the Bay of Biscay.

According to my web sites, 0700 Saturday there should be F3 winds on the south coast with a slight increase to F4 around the Channel Islands.

And according to the Met Office site it will be bright sunshine so I'll be packing be factor 5 and Rayban's

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Yes, that's what I've been seeing Mark, but for us 6 metre people planning action on this forecast, do beware. It should be down to 15 knots in the Solent by some forecasts as I write ... In fact its about 24 according to Chimet. Also, I've just spoken to the HM at Dover, (Possible option for me if quieter in the East) and their forecast for now (Friday) is 3-4... in fact it is apparantly more like 30 knots there!.... so I suspect a possiblity of some forecast revisions later today. Hopefully things are just a bit late cos Sun - Tue didn't look too bad.

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Andre and I are still hoping to do something this weekend. Plan at the moment is perhaps Cherbourg Sat/Sun though re- above looking less likely as there's still going to be lot of swell about even if the winds do drop o/n.

2nd option - Solent tomorrow (for Andre) and shorter crossing Dover - Boulogne Sun/Mon. (My favoured for domestic reasons)

3rd option - Tidal Thames through London on Sunday

4th option - pub!

So if you do come down at least we can do London!

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Old 30 October 2004, 04:33   #74
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Certainly looks a lot calmer today down south if still a bit grey.

Safe trip(s) to all.

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My understanding is that Magellan Alpha with Mike and Di Garside and Cyanide with Andy Cox, left St. Mawes early this morning en-route to the Minquierres Plateau.
Certainly, from where I am (just over 100mtrs. up on top of a range of hills overlooking Tor Bay) I can see that the sea state is very calm. Viz this morning is good and I can see about 20-25 miles out, as far as the traffic separation zone off France. The sea is calm all the way.
I have to say that Mr. Garsides ability to accurately forecast weather ahead is unsurpassed!
I have been unable to reach them by phone but will attempt contact later today and try and give you all an update.
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Magellan Alpha has had to turn back after 20 miles or as Di Garside is now suffering from severe pain due to a back injury. Cyanide with Andy Cox continuing alone.
RV due about 1400 hours with Charles, Paul Lemmer, Maqrk Wildey etc. off The Minquierres prior to a final run down to the French coast.
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Sorry to hear about Di. Do you know whether she hurt her back during the trip? If so, how? Please send her our best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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Mike and Di returned safely to St. Mawes.
Andy carried on alone. I did not realise that Andy had damaged his ankle on Thursday and has been in some pain. Anyway a call ahead to the boats RVing, has caused a change of RV site. The lead boats, including Cyanide are now in St. Peter Port, Guernsey, awaiting further instructions from Charles.
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Refreshment having been taken, our intrepid boaters are now leaving Guernsey and are en-route to Sark, where they will over-night.

Once a suitable, local source of alchohol has been found, they will then discuss their plans for tomorrow.

The flotilla now consists of Cyanide with Andy Cox
Jelignite with Mark Wildey and Jon Adlard
Scorpio with Charles and Fiona, and
A loaned Revenger with Hogo Montgomery-Swann, his son Thomas and Paul Lemmer.
(K and P - I was nearly right!)

All this typing and phoning has now exhausted your correspondent to the extend of him having to seek solace in the demon drink for the rest of the evening. So probably no more postings till tomorrow.
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Hi Brian thanks for the updates.

When did Andy make the trip from Torquay to St Mawes ?
Did he manage to miss the bad weather or is that how he got hurt ?
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