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Old 27 April 2002, 08:02   #1
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Cherbourg Trip

Hi All

The end of May Bank Holiday weekend just happens to be my birthday weekend.

Jono and I were planning to cross to Cherburg sometime this year, and it seems that this weekend may offer the best opportunity.

The Main Plan would be to leave Poole mid Morning Saturday 1 June. Low water is 0813, but not really relevant. Highwater n Cherbourg is 1250. We would then travel back accross Sunday afternoon - having had the compuslory 'Moules & Frites' lunch (not really compulsory - but a good choice)

As this is the long Bank Holiday weekend it would also give us room for a back up plan - if the weather is poor Saturday we could pootle around Poole and travel across Sunday, or if the weather is bad for the return trip we could stay an extra day there and return Monday - even Tuesday at a push.

Hopefully you get te idea - a nice leisuely run accross from Poole to Cherbourg with some flexibility to allow for weather.

If anyone is seriously interested in joining us - could you please let me know - either put a thread on here, or PM me, or ring me on the mobile number below. You will need to be confident your RIB can make the crossing, but if there is anyone out there who has wanted to cross the channel, and would like to make that crossing in company with others this could be your ideal chance.

I will need definite information by Mid May to book the launch site (parking for trailers etc).

Let me know

Graeme
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Old 28 April 2002, 15:36   #2
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Why do you guys not join BIBOA??? If you are a member, cruises can be 'advertised' across a broader field of Ribsters.
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Old 28 April 2002, 16:37   #3
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Charles

Thank you for your observation.

I am in fact a member of BIBOA.

Whilst their cruising calendar is good - it doesn't meet with everyone's needs.

In addition to this there are many people who don't like belonging to such organisations - for a whole variety of reasons.

Also, we are not aiming to advertise these 'cruises' to a wide audience - just a few like minded friends enjoying each others company - and providing mutual support for trips that would be more risky alone.

Also, if anyone wants to do a cruise that doesn't fit in with the BIBOA calendar, this gives them the opportnity.

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Old 29 April 2002, 04:35   #4
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You cannot get a wider audience than the internet!
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Old 29 April 2002, 07:04   #5
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would love to go but will run out of petrol before France!!
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Old 29 April 2002, 08:04   #6
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Can you keep me updated with the plans, although I may just come over for the Sunday and travel back with you guy's after sampling some local bush tucker

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Old 29 April 2002, 08:35   #7
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In actual fact it was you who mentioned reaching a larger audience through BIBOA:
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Why do you guys not join BIBOA??? If you are a member, cruises can be 'advertised' across a broader field of Ribsters
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Dont really understand your point

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Afore this gets into a BIBOA vs not in BIBOA slagging match, can I just wish you a very happy birthday and good weather for the bank holiday Graeme. I'd come with you (whilst not wearing my BIBOA hat) but I'll be in Scotland. (Wearing it! ) on the Hebrides cruise.

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The last thing I want is a BIBOA Vs Non BIBOA contest.

Have sent you a pm

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I should be there can you book the good weather now !!!

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