Originally Posted by Davidgriffiths
I ve a couple of questions for Chris re secure parking etc as for some us the distances involved probably mean we need to travel down the day before, safety list (can get all the bits and pieces but I ve learned that paddles aren't much use on a 7metre rib - but could come in handy for someone else, engine repair kit - again with an etec, thats a laptop and a large workshop). Having a black rib always seems to get me stopped by the law at these type of events so having some sort of offical safety boat stickers / flags etc would be useful.
Save all emailing Chris perhaps we could get a list of relevant questions going?
We are trying to arrange several slipways for different types of boats at different locations in West London. Secure boat parking, launching tractors, car parking, toilets, road closures, footpath diversions etc are on the list of things to sort out.
Paddles can be an excellent idea to get you out of trouble with 6 knots of tide and land water every bit helps!!
Each boat will get a flag to identify themselves to the PLA/Met etc.
Everybody will also get a large pack a month or two before the event stuffed full of information about the event and there will be a skippers briefing as well.
I encourage everybody to watch this video if new to the Thames - Port of London Authorities documentary about travelling on the Thames on Vimeo
and to explore this website Boating on the Thames