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Old 03 February 2011, 06:43   #1
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Dartmouth to Alderney, what do I need?

Hi there, I am planning a trip to Alderney sometime in March/April, ie when weather is a bit better.

The rib is 6.1m with a 150 opti on it. I have a small aux as well. Gear wise I have fixed Vhf plus handheld, plotter, charts, gecko's, musto HPX drysuits, life jackets, 160 ltr tank, tool box.

I was also wondering what paper work I need? My insurance is arranged through Towergate and covers 30 days continental use but I have asked them to come back to me if there are any other exceptions.

I would be taking my brother as the only passenger.

Any pointers or info would be greatly appreciated.

Regards Richard
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Old 03 February 2011, 07:21   #2
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Hi, I look forward to buying you a beer on arrival.

Let me know if there is anything we can do from this end for you, any info at all.

As for gear, it sounds like your close to sorted. The mid channel can be cold even in the middle of summer.

A radar reflector is important, a good one and not one of those plastic tube jobs. Also test your VHF as you will feel quite lonely, knowing you receive well and can transmit clearly will be a reassurance.

Insurance should be fine, but it sounds like you have checked with them to be certain which is sensible.
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Old 03 February 2011, 07:29   #3
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sry forgot to mention I have Tri Lens reflector wounted on a wakeboard height A frame
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Old 03 February 2011, 07:30   #4
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All you really need is calm seas. It's a long way of its choppy.

Paperwork wise there's not really much to worry about, although technically you will want your boat papers with you in case someone asks for them (very unlikely in Alderney but always possible on your return to Dartmouth). Take your passport, just in case you end up in France (either by intention or by bad navigation ). SSR registration not a bad idea as well.

You should fill out a customs form on arrival, but most rarely do.

Tri-lens (I have one too)
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Old 03 February 2011, 07:48   #5
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Jobsagoodun, as Erin says if you pick your weather it will be a great trip. Don't be put off by a bit of fog
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Old 03 February 2011, 10:58   #6
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There are, technically, some paperwork and procedures required because Alderney is not in the EU. Part 1 of Form C1331 needs to be completed and delivered to the UK Border Agency before you leave. It can be downloaded from here:

http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsP...HMCE_CL_000428

The notes at the end of the form explain the reporting procedure with the National Yachtline and what to do with Part 2 of the form upon your return. You'll need a Q (plain yellow) flag to fly on re-entering territorial waters (12 miles off).

I've always complied with the above but the National Yachtline are invariably surprised to be contacted and I'm sure that not many people do (or are even aware of the requirement).

You'll also be asked to complete a form upon checking in at the harbourmaster's office on arrival in Alderney. Your passport isn't required but as said above, it's as well to take it in case you end up in France.

Have a great trip.
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Old 04 February 2011, 08:42   #7
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Avocet, thank your advice. I wonder how many people actully fill out the customs form?

Re my insurance, the 2 main stipulations for me were:

1. Must have another crew member on board, ie not single-handed.

2. Must have an aux engine.
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All these insurance stipulations people get saddled with suprise me.
I'm paying 300 odd pa and I'm covered for Elbe to Brest with no restrictions like that at all.
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All these insurance stipulations people get saddled with suprise me.
I'm paying 300 odd pa and I'm covered for Elbe to Brest with no restrictions like that at all.
We're paying less than that and we're covered from the canaries to Northern Scandinavia
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I had to specifically ask my insurers to permit single handed use, which they allowed without any additional premium. I think they like to try and limit risk, even though it makes no real difference to cost. I also extended my cruising range without additional charge. All I need now is to extend the season I'm allowed on my swinging mooring and I'll be happy.
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