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Old 19 January 2003, 11:38   #1
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The BIBOA South-West Cruise May 24/25th 2003

The BIBOA South West Cruise is planned this year for the weekend of 24th and 25th May, i.e. 2 weekends after the RIBNET inaugural meeting.

It will also be based at Mayflower Marina, Plymouth and, shock, horror, use the same Hotel, The Invicta, near The Hoe, as our land base.

I would welcome expressions of interest from fellow members.

I will arrange Berthing and trailer parking, at favourable rates at the Marina, and if you give me 24 hours, I will try and get us rates at The Invicta as well.

For those who have not been on this cruise before, let me run over some of the salient points.
Skippers must be BIBOA members and have up-to-date 3rd party insurance.
The Cruise is especially focused on those relatively new to ribbing/those with families and those who would appreciate “easy” offshore cruising.
On each of the two days we will leave Plymouth and go either East or West, staying close to the coast and passing all the places of interest that I can conceivably think of along the way.
Each day we will cover about 70-80nmiles.

If you are interested I have a write-up (uses MS Word) and another document (in MS Excel format) with details of all waypoints, bearings etc. which I would be happy to e-mail you.

Alternatively call me on 01803 559800 or e-mail me with as much of the following info as possible
You and crews names
Boat name, make, length, petrol or diesel
Engine size and rough cruising range
Does your VHF support Dual Watch?
Your mobile phone number.
Any other factor or information you think I would like to know

Using some of this info. Iwill then circulate a list of “runners and riders”.

This will be the fourth year this cruise has been held, and weather apart (!), most participants seem to have had an enjoyable time, this apparantly despite my Capn. Bligh like insistance that skippers "Stop fannying about" and get on with it.
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Old 19 January 2003, 15:58   #2
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We are hoping to get on many more cruises this year - and the SW Cruise is deinately one of interest. We are also hoping to make the RIBNet Meeting

I have e-mailed you details as requested
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Old 19 January 2003, 18:24   #3
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Count me in Brian.

Email has been sent.
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Old 20 January 2003, 03:34   #4
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It's in the diary, Brian. Add 2 Garsides and Mag A to the list.
Cheers...
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Old 20 January 2003, 07:24   #5
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I have arranged for all BIBOA memebers to get a 5% discount off the rates for the Invicta for this cruise.

I have made my booking already and have (in the space of less than 24 hours!) received notification from 10 people that they are likely to attend.

Not bad, huh?
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Divide by half...... and then some.
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I've booked the hotel room.

Wish it was summer ?
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Wonwell Beach

Just one of the beautiful places that will be visited by the lucky attendees at the South West Cruise 2003, May 24th and 25th.............
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Did I mention Charlestown?
Ah well, any excuse to bring this thread back up to the top again.
Charlestown is a privately owned little harbour that houses a number of "Old" sailing ships. These are used by film and TV companies and re-rigged/painted/named for each program or film.
We won't be able to actually enter the harbour, so I thought you would like to see what you would be missing if you don't attend The S/W Cruise.......oh, there I go again!
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Almost unbelievably, and despite my trying to put everyone off with threats of bad weather, some 14 boats have now signed up for this cruise.
Those of you at Plymouth this last weekend have had a small taste of "the best cruising area in the south of England" so how about some of you signing up for some more?
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