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Old 17 March 2002, 08:03   #1
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Send Off for Spirit

The thread for The Spirit is very interesting, but as it has gone on for a while it is difficult to find out what is going on and where. Up to today I was not available for the send off, now that I am I am trying to find out where to go, when and how.
I take it RIBS are going out, where can we launch fro free w/out slipway hassle.
Is there a site with all the info?
Help please.
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Old 17 March 2002, 11:33   #2
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Hi Dave

In a nutshell:

The Programme for the weekend is roughly:

RIBs arrive at various times, mainly Friday 29th and Saturday 30th.

Nadia has arranged facilitis at Cardiff Bay Yacht Club - full use of slip and facilities for 15 for the weekend - no matter when you arrive. Security seems good.

Cheap accommodaion is available in local Holiday Inn Express -need to quote SOC send off.

Friday night - Party.

Saturday 30th - approx 0900 - some RIBs going out to meet Pride of Bristol - an ex-Navy Fleet Tender, who is coming down for the send off.

I believe there is a dedication ceremony for SOC at 1200 on Saturday.

After escorting POB into harbour, there is the possibility of a River cruise to see the Millenium Stadium etc on Saturday pm. As there are no tidal problems this can be arranged onthe day.

POB is mooring alongside, and RIBs may tie up alongside her.

Accommodation is (or was) available aboard POB Sturday Night.

Saturday night - PARTY.

Sunday morning - impromptu activities.

I beleve SOC departs from alongside at 1200, and locks out of Cardiff Bay at 1230.

A procession of RIBs, (and possibly other local boats), along with POB, will escort SOC out of harbour, and stay with her for a short part of her journey (mainly subject to weather)

o/c - return to Cardiff. Some RIBs departing, some staying, some going home via sea.

The end - or the beginning.

Hope that helps - not a complete list but a good flavour of what is to come I hope.
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I agree with David - Keiths obviously trying to out-do Spirit by getting the record for the Longest thread - so it is difficult to find inportant info in the thread.

How about keeping this thread for IMPORTANT updates - eg times and locations of events and as a summery for the other thread.

The other thread continue with the general chit-chat about the send-off.

I will post sailing times of Pride of Bristol on this thread after wed night.

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Old 21 March 2002, 18:15   #4
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Copy of Post made to other Spirit thread.... (John could you change the subject of this thread to something like "SoC Weekend Times and Places"


OK - after a mamoth session trying to work all this out - I'm glad were not going all around the world

So to make sure that we will be in Cardiff for the Blessing of Spirit (12:00 on the saturday at Roath Basin) we will be setting off on Friday night here are our Plans:-

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Good Friday
High Water AvonMouth 20:00
Stop Gates Bristol Dock 18:30

Therefore
All crew to be on board by 17:30
Lock out of Bristol Harbour 19:00

We will then make are way to Penath Roads and Anchor here about 22:00

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Saturday
High Water Cardiff 08:00
Plan to enter Cardiff Bay between 08:00 - 10:00 depending on lock access after HW
Attend Blessing of Spirit 12:00

Passengers can join PoB at any time
Tea and Coffee for anyone that wants to say hello!

"Cruise" of Cardiff Bay being planned for the aftrenoon by Nadia

Party at the WaterGuard in the evening

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Sunday
High Water Cardiff 10:00 (Remember the clocks change!)
PoB may lock out between 10:00 and 12:00 depending on lock access

SoC Lock out 12:00
Send-Off SoC in Bristol Channel


PoB then plans to anchor off Flat Holme - some passengers may want to go ashore onto the island.

Those Ribsters not accompaning Spirit to Gibraltar may want to "Cruise" Flat Holme, Steep Holme, Weston-Super-Mud, Bristol Channel before recovering there RIBs in Cardiff Bay

Again - come and say hello to the PoB and warm up with a cup of Tea!

PoB will start returning from the Holmes to Bristol about 17:00
Return Bristol before 20:50 (Stop Gates are closed in Bristol Harbour)

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There you go - easy

See you all soon
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Ok - so that blows our plans out of the water somewhat.

Will have to re-think plans for Saturday morning cruise.
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Old 22 March 2002, 14:21   #6
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Here is a re-post of Nadia's mail on the Location of the Yacht club etc.
I would suggest that people coming by car / train without a Boat may want to meet at the Cardiff Bay visitors center - and then radio/phone for a RIB to take you on a tour of the bay! - or to take you to the PoB berth.

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Meeting the POB and River Cruise:
Jools, you will let us know your ETA's next week.
We have got the blessing of the SOC and crew at 12:00 on Sat, which would be good if we could all be there. I was thinking can we escort you in before that? and do the river trip like 2/3pmish?
I am happy to come along to that anyway, crew place needed perhaps, and play tourist guide.
Don't want to make too much of a timetable, but have a few things booked!

Directions to the Bay:If you want to walk, will take you about 30 minutes - a brisk one.
By main bus station or central train station.
Go to Wood Street - literally by the station. Ask for the number 8 bus marked Mermaid Quay / Cardiff Bay - a single costs you 60p (and have the correct change ) Get off by The Packet pub (ask the driver); and walk to Tube - about 7 minutes (+ via 3 pubs!!!)
Phone me! 07811553925
Alt get a taxi, should cost you about 3-4.00 to the Tube / or The Waterguard Pub!

As Keith mentioned, if you all could display your SOC send off stickers on the dashboard, for those of you driving up, will be easier for the security guard on the road to the Yacht CLub.

Directions to CBYC: M4 Junction 33. / 9 miles south. Take exit marked Penarth / Barry. Take the left sliproad off, and head towards ASDA, at next roundabout turn right(unless you need supplies) and head towards the newish looking houses. you will see ALDI on your right (more supplies). At this roundabout, turn right again(unless you are coming to my house and I live down by the newish houses) and go under the dual carriageway you have just gone off. you will see signs marked to the International Sports Village. follow that road, you will pass the Red House Pub(my local) on the left side and get your first glimpses of the Bay. Go through the security gate, the guard will be briefed on your arrivals, and to look out for the RIBNET stickers, he will also have a list of people arriving with boats via trailer(reminds me - can those arriving by road, pass me their rego plates, or is that too complicated?) Follow road to end - you have arrived at the CBYC. Park car, launch boat, have fun.
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Here is a streetmap of the bay

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap...=173500&zoom=3

The YC is on the "tip" under the word "Penath" in "Penath Flats"

The SoC Blessing will be near to the lock to the right of the word "Techniquest"
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As we will be there from Friday Lunchtime we are more than happy to provide a 'water taxi' service.

Is anyone co-ordinating this, or shall I just post my mobile number here?

(Guess it would be better to arrive by RIB than Taxi)
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I come back from Scotland and someone is trying to pinch my record breaking thread!!!

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Copy of Nadia's information bulletin #1

from the main SOC thread:

INFORMATION PAGE ONE:

GETTING THERE - TO CARDIFF

By Train / bus / public transport:

You will arrive at Central Station(hopefully, if you have not been sleeping)

Taxi - to your hotel, CBYC or The Tube - will set you back about 3-4.00 depending on the traffic.
Tell the driver you want to go to Cardiff Bay Visitors Centre- he should know where that is.

Bus - to your hotel, CBYC or The Tube - take the #8 to Cardiff Bay / Mermaid Quay.
Get off at The Packet pub. Cost 60 pence single. Take correct money. Times of buses Mon - Fri about every 15-20 mins.
10:02/10:17/10:32/10:47 untill 18:17 - then its not that regular.
Sat about every 20 mins 08:14/08:34/08:54 untill 18:45
Sunday every hour 07:43/08:43/09:43/10:43/ then 10:45/11:15 (anything after that you may miss the send off!)

On foot - to your hotel, CBYC, The Tube - will take you about 20-30 mins depending on your stride.

If you get lost or end up in a strange lane, call me 07811553925


By car / road: Call me when you get here, and I can help, advise / meet you!(by jnct 33)

M4 Junction 33. Take the A4232 for 9 miles.

To CBYC - take exit marked Penarth / Barry. Stay on the left sliproad, and head towards ASDA. At roundabout, turn right, and next roundabout, turn right, and go under dual carriageway just exited. Go through the security gate - the guy will be aware there are a number of boats arriving, and if I have had your details, he will know your car reg and your boat! And perhaps even look out for the RIBNET sticker. Follow road to end - CBYC.
Park, launch, have a drink. Come and see us and party.
(I will take all monies for the CBYC and square up with them direct - saves you some hassle) The CBYC will know you are arriving as well. Please stay on the main / access roads - there is a bit of construction going on and there may be some heavy traffic at times. Do not park on the road, please. If the CBYC car park become full, I have an alternative safe car park we can use for trailers and parking. If you are happy to keep boat in water, once launched, I will stick note on here tomorrow, once I have seen CBYC in the am and arranged exact site location for us - he was going to move some boats so we could all be together.
Postcode of CBYC is CF11 0JL

To Tube- stay on the dual carriageway, go through the tunnel, at roundabout take last exit left. At traffic lights turn right. (big office block The Point on your right) Straight on over the next light. At next traffic light (Assembly building on your left,) turn left and follow road . You will pass Roath Basin, see The Waterguard Pub on your left. At T- Junction, turn left and you will see Tube. Postcode of Tube is CF10 4PA

To Hotel- you will have to sort that one out as people are staying in different location.
For Hanover and Holiday Inn Express / Schooner Way.
Go through Tunnel as above, at roundabout turn left and keep on left slipway. You will see County Hall on your right and UCI Atlantic Wharf Entertainment Complex on your left. At roundabout turn 2nd left. Then next right into Schooner way. After about half a mile you will see the Holiday Inn Express Schooner way on your right, after about a mile and a half, you will see Hanover Hotel on your left.
Postcode for Hanover Hotel CF10 4RT
Postcode for Holiday Inn Express, Schooner Way - CF10 4EE

IF YOU GET LOST CALL ME, I WILL TRY AND DIRECT YOU. WILL HAVE PHONE ON 24 HRS - 07811553925 - I AM HERE TO HELP(YOU DRINK THE BEER!)

By Water:
You lot know your way around the waters anyway. Check Chart for Bristol Channel.
About 5 miles out of Cardiff, let Barrage Control know, Channel 18. They need about a 15 minute prep time. They will also need to know your draft. Approach - head round the outer Wrach bouy, and go towards the Wrach channel. Keep porthand bouy clear, and watch for South Cardinal Bouy, pass 2nd port bouy and keep in the middle of port and starboard bouys - can get a bit shallow esp in half water. Red lights mean no entry/ two green and white in the middle, come in under intructions, all three green, clear to come in. Locking in is on the quarter to and quarter past the hour, locking out on the half and full hour. Lock one is out of action - the lock gates are permanently open, but do not enter this one, you will get into trouble. Lock 2 and 3 are fine.All locks are clearly numbered. when you come in off the Bristol Channel, Lock one is on the far right, 2 in the middle - duh, and lock 3 on the far left - me thinks.The Pride of Bristol will need to come in lock 3 because of its draft. Barrage control will advise anyway. All locks are 40 metres long and 10.5 metres wide barrel. (although, they only have an 8 metre entrance) If your VHF does not work, tel number for Barrage Control is 029 20700234.
They will also have a list of arriving boats and will hopefully be expecting you with welcoming arms.

Once out the Barrage, the CBYC is ahead of you but slightly to the right. On the far left you have Penarth Marina channel 80.
Then you have the estuary for the River Ely, head that way. CBYC on the right then. Clubhouse fairly easily spotted. Quite a few boats on moorings there, so beware. Mooring bouys are not connected, so they say!!!
Channel 37 or tel number 02920666627 / Barrie 007773462769
Club Manager.
Moor up, if you arrive Friday night, check out the Clubhouse bar,
All facilities available for us to use for the duration of the week-end. Will get security gate pass checked out tomorrow for 24 hr access.

AGAIN, CALL ME IF ANY PROBLEMS 07811553925

Refuelling:
Available at Penarth Marina. Channel 80 or tel 02920705021
Sat and Sunday only 09:00 - 17:00
Diesel 32 pence per litre / petrol 88 pence per litre.
Cash sales.

Please please please, keep 3,000 litres of diesel for the SOC for sunday!!!

Food and drink supplies, available at ASDA or at the pub!!!

Right then, you have arrived!

Oh, for the really posh:
By plane: Arrive at Cardiff Airport, get a taxi to the city - cost about 20.00 . Call me!!
By helicopter - arrive at heliport in the docks and get a taxi.
By bicycle / motorbike: was that an option for anyone?

Watch out for next information page.



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