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Old 30 August 2001, 18:15   #1
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BIBOA Cruising update.......

The season is getting on and we are trying to organise some more events before the weather turns bad. (Can it get any worse?!)

Anyway two events that might appeal:

1) Cross Channel. Solent to Cherbourg daytrip. An ideal "first time foreign" trip. Open to all Rib sizes and experience levels. Date is 15/16th Sept. Weather permitting!

2) Isle of Man weekend. From Anglesey to the IOM Saturday. Overnight Sat night in the IOM and return to Anglesey Sunday AM.
Again open to all. Planned for 6th/7th October. Definately weather permitting!!

Interested? Post here or email for details. cruising@biboa.co.uk

Cheers,

Alan

PS. Also the traditional end of season event at the end of October - Solent to Weymouth. HOWEVER if the more hardy amongst you want to cruise into the winter then let me know!
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Old 31 August 2001, 04:26   #2
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Alan,

What's the cost of transportation of a rib from Athens to UK, in order to participate in the cross channel event ?

Michael.
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Old 31 August 2001, 04:34   #3
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I can get you a quote if you like!

Alternatively, if you want to join in but not bring your boat I'm sure that we can sort out a place with someone else for you.

Bring warm clothes!

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Old 31 August 2001, 05:47   #4
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Forget bringing warm clothes, come in my boat. You can keep your shorts on and if you do get cold I will turn the heater up. And before anyone says that I am a "wheel house whimp" tell me that after you have spent thousands of hours at sea in an open boat!
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Old 31 August 2001, 07:19   #5
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Thanks,

SpeciaL THANKS TO EVERYBODY for the invitation AND the advice, but it would really to much of a good thing having some pictures of "SUNKISS II" on my desk from such a participation. By the way how long does it take for a cross ?

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Old 31 August 2001, 08:24   #6
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Michael,

You'd be most welcome to come to any BIBOA cruise, although for these short 1 day/weekend affairs as John says coming over and riding on someone else boat might be a little more cost effective?!

A thought for next year....we will be running the bi-annual Round Scotland event which is a week or so of cruising. Now that might be worth shipping your RIB over for? Definately need some warm clothes though..........

Anyway if you seriously want to come on a cruise let me know and we'll see what we can sort out!

Alan.

PS ALAN P Are you coming to Ireland next month with Brian Elliot etc?
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Hi Alan

Not sure yet about Brians event, Spirit of Cardiff is currently touring Northern Europe and Southern England. she will be at Gunwharf quay in Portsmouth Harbour from Monday 3rd September for a week and then back to Cardiff for Saturday 15th.
Remind me, what date is Brians event perhaps I will fly over for the weekend.

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Senior Member Alan,

It' just a thought, you know like a flash in my mind the patricipation thing.
For the moment I'm just gathering info. The prospect is rather appealing.

Well boys (and girls) I must be going now. Have to get ready, lauch "SUNKISS II" and go for the weekend.

Nice ribing to everyone

See you on Monday morning.

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To Alan P.
We will be leaving Plymouth at the crack of dawn (i.e. probably after 09.00) on Saturday 8th September for a run of about 240nm to Kinsale.
You will still be fast asleep then wont you?
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Old 02 September 2001, 10:40   #10
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Suitable Boat ?.

Hi Alan,

Having only recently got a RIB (sailing cruisers for years)I am interested in cruises in the North of England.

The one to the IOM sounds good but is my boat suitable being small, at that time of year.
Also would my experience level be upto it?. I am happy with navigation etc but quite new to driving ribs and never been out in any bad weather yet.

My rib is a Ribcraft 4.8 with 50Hp 4 Stroke.

Fuel should not be an issue (12 gallon internal) + 10 gallon external.
Boat is equipped for open sea, VHF,Compass, GPS Plotter, flares etc.

Any feedback back would be grateful as I want to start cruising but all the ones I have seen advertised upto now have been down south.
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