It may be better for the trailered ribs to travel down further on the Thursday and stay overnight before launching Friday morning. This way would be better for the smaller ribs and a bit more easier on fuel. I'm completely open to suggestions on this as well as any ideas for camping, launching and parking.
The larger boats cruising all the way will still leave on a thursday, stopping for one night in Plymouth and then make the run to the Isles of Scilly on the Friday rendez-vousing with the trailered ribs on route.
As for dates all I can say is it will be in a good weather window probably in the second quarter next year and before the round Ireland event. So I will plan to get my rib and trailer ready for no later than the 1st April 2013.
But as I say I am always open to suggestions and more than welcome any local knowledge and experience