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Old 01 April 2019, 11:24   #1
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Only a thought at this stage but has anyone gone to watch the TT by rib?
Iíve not booked any accommodation as
A) Iíve only thought of going in the last 24hrs
B) Iíll only go if the weather suits the long crossing from Liverpool.

Will I find somewhere to moor for a couple of days/nights?

If I rock up with a tent, whatís the likelihood of finding somewhere to camp?

All just thoughts at the moment but could develop in to a plan depending on replies here.

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Old 01 April 2019, 11:59   #2
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We went in our hard cruiser a couple of years ago the attitude of the harbour staff is they turn no one away and will always find a spot somewhere for visiting boats. Plenty of camp sites with the same attitude so you'll likely find somewhere to camp
Its a great experience well worth the trip over
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Old 01 April 2019, 15:24   #3
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We went in our hard cruiser a couple of years ago the attitude of the harbour staff is they turn no one away and will always find a spot somewhere for visiting boats. Plenty of camp sites with the same attitude so you'll likely find somewhere to camp
Its a great experience well worth the trip over


Thanks for info. That sounds promising. Where did you moor?
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We stayed in Douglas which is the most direct for you but all the marinas are run pretty much the same.
Douglas is within walking distance of the pits/ start/ finish so a good place to base yourself but public transport around the island is fairly easy so no need to get fixated on Douglas
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Thanks again for info. Think Iíll weather watch as race week approaches.
If the weather is poor my plan B could be the classic TT in August.
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You might consider PMing Brian. IIRC, camping etc is massively oversubscribed during TT. I swung by for the day back in 09 and it was fairly mental.
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Thanks Wilk. PM sent
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It may make life easier if you book into the tented village , .they put up the tents and you just book them for the time you need them . It would save you time and you wouldnít have to carry as much kit
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Work commitments and weather has so far put the blockers on me getting over to see some racing.
My only hope this week, (and thereís a lot of stars that need to align) is to trailer to Whitehaven early Wednesday and get across just for the day.
Questions now are:
Is there anywhere to safely anchor in Ramsey bay or anywhere down the east coast with easy access to the TT course? Forecast is 10knot westerlies so should be ok?

Reason for asking is that, by the looks of things, all the inner harbours and marinas are tide restricted meaning Iíd struggle to get away late afternoon early evening.
If I take a small blow up tender I could anchor off and leave when I like.
Any info would be much appreciated
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You could moor up in Douglas outer harbour which is not tidal restricted, if it's only for the day.
No need for a tender, BUT, I am NOT going to recommend a particular day as the weather is very iffy this week.
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