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Old 07 June 2009, 17:43   #1
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Isle of Wight Festival - Friday Night

Hi, Really want to go over from hayling to Cowes (Newport)to Listen to the Prodigy on Friday night next week, the Tide is all wrong :-( Low Tide is 2117 and at 1.4m. Does anyone have any idea if I can still get up to newport and nearly along the stage with the leg trimmed up etc or is it a no go...

I can probably get there a couple of hours before low tide and will be leaving about 2330 - 0000

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Old 08 June 2009, 03:15   #2
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Hi

You will be okay two hours either side of low water.
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Old 08 June 2009, 16:34   #3
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It was packed each evening last year just by the festival site. Good atmosphere though! (I was on the shore, not on a boat)

The silly council were trying to ban boats stopping there this year, but they gave up with that, so you should be OK.

There really isn't much water there at low tide though, I'll see if I can find a pic from last year to show you.
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Here you go, although this was at HIGH tide, late afternoon I think.
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Hi, Really want to go over from hayling to Cowes (Newport)to Listen to the Prodigy on Friday night next week
do you have a ticket then or just hoping to be near the concert?
is this what most people do when they go by boat?
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I presume they ban landing there or patrol it?? as its a paid gig! Are there mooring buoys there? whats the sea bed is it soft or rocky??
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I presume they ban landing there or patrol it?? as its a paid gig! Are there mooring buoys there? whats the sea bed is it soft or rocky??
Yep,they ban landing..which is fair enough,and it is patroled by stewards.No need for mooring bouys you can anchor,or more likely just raft off the many boats/ribs.The bottom is softish mud and shingle/small stone mix.Good vantage point and atmosphere!bring some booze,and your fog horn!{Beats clapping!}
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There was fance there year before last. Bottom is mud with the odd stone. If you dry out plan to stay in the boat otherwise the mud goes everywhere. Suggest you moor bow to the opposite bank or you will dry out at an odd angle. Leave the main channel clear, the standard of boat handling for some of the mobos that turned up year before last gave Lurcher and us some concern. Huge great gin palaces trying to push there way into gaps that didn't exist. Hide behind a yacht or something out of the way.

We were about 200 yards from the stage, could hear the music and with binos had a good view. It might have been possible to get closer but you run the risk of being trapped in.

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I've always been tempted to run the boat up there, but with the stories about poor helming & the carange that followed I've been put off. Its been 'a few years' since I saw the Prodigy at Portsmouth Guidlhall , not sure I coudl cope with it now.

If the weather improves I may give it a go - but dont fancy another damp, windswept night on the boat (its always like that when I sleep on it) , but I do have mates who slept on the deck of thier ribcraft - (somehow ! ) last year.
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You need a fishing umbrella

Photos from Tim and Jimbo,

http://www.james-davies.co.uk/e107_p...e=15&o=30&l=15

The story from last year is worth a read,

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...Wight+Festival

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