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Old 19 April 2005, 02:54   #1
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To St. Malo and beyond July 2005

OK advance notice of an attempt to invade the neighbouring land of moules frites and two-hour lunches.

We hope to make a crossing from the Solent to St. Malo in millpond conditions and are aiming for the last week in July. Actual start date to be confirmed.

A stop-off in the Channel Islands will be incorporated.

And for the truly leisure minded we will proceed via river/canal to Rennes and further south. Several of you have done this many times and have recommended it as a good jaunt.

It's a major time commitment of around a week and may be tough going at times (not 5* comfort despite how we may love our RIBs lol ).

Would love for another boat or two to join us for part or all of the journey as we are inexperienced in those waters.

It's in the planning stages as there are many variables at this point but four or five experienced peeps have expressed an interest.

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Old 19 April 2005, 03:20   #2
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Yep, count me in for this I need to stock up on red wine,



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Old 19 April 2005, 03:54   #3
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Me and my dad were lookin at doing a trip to france on the revenger. Depends on when it is in july because i have got 3 races in that month but ill chat with my dad and see if he is up for it. i would be.
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Old 19 April 2005, 13:57   #4
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Superb.

We'll kick off some planning.

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Old 19 April 2005, 15:34   #5
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mmmmmm let me speak to the trouble n strife

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Old 19 April 2005, 15:39   #6
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Now that she's got all them helming qualifications (plus radio ) we can put her in charge (Congrats Anto )


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Old 19 April 2005, 17:07   #7
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We hope to make a crossing from the Solent to St. Malo in millpond conditions


we are inexperienced in those waters.


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sorry to but in to your thread.........

but........

i thought you ribbers were all weather, all season conquerers of the sea!

so why "millpond" conditions? & does millpond conditions exist in the channel?
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Old 19 April 2005, 17:15   #8
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Cos we're fat and lazy.

And live in hope.

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Cos we're fat and lazy.

And live in hope.

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good answer!

being fat is a blessing in disguise on a rib! just think if one of them tubes goes pop.............. you still have inherent bouyancy in a fatty!!!!
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Old 19 April 2005, 17:25   #10
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Can't beat a bit of back-up

Anyway are ya coming along or will you be there for the 'seaquel' ?

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Can't beat a bit of back-up

Anyway are ya coming along or will you be there for the 'seaquel' ?

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The BM folks are organising one later in the season which i may tag on to, and July i'm on a sailing holiday around the channel islands anyway......

Ta anyhow.
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You're welcome!

Have fun and don't forget to tell us all about it

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We have booked the last week in July off.

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Old 21 April 2005, 11:07   #14
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This sounds like a fab plan. Could you tell me what are you planning to do for accommodation? Are you going to camp, B&B, sleep on board(!) ?
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Old 21 April 2005, 14:35   #15
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Paul / Kathleen

I would be very very interested injoining you in this event, I know the waters around there quite well and would be more than happy to help you plan etc if needed.

Pencil Me in

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Old 21 April 2005, 16:36   #16
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I am thinking about it - should be fun

I will probably be looking for crew....
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Old 21 April 2005, 16:41   #17
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Hi guys

I am sure we all know this but I needed a reminder of what is required to go abroad.

If you do use this link
http://www.rya.org.uk/goingforeign/d...tentId=3713701

I have sent off my SSR registration today you can do it online at the mca website for £12

Hope this helps

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Old 21 April 2005, 16:49   #19
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pmorgan, Julian, benc and Martin...many thanks. It would be brill to have your company along with Pete and a few others who are hoping to make it. Offers of help with passage planning etc. Julian gratefully received. Thanks for checking on requirements Martin.

Hoping to B&B it despite Pete7's practical demo of how to put a roof on yer RIB .

Initial suggestion is Sat 23rd July? Or Sun 24th.
All advice most welcome (by pm or on here).

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