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Old 03 January 2010, 08:57   #1
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Trip to Isle of Scillies and rib insurance geographical cruising range

I am planning a trip to the Isle of Scillies for the Summer and want to know if my policy geographical range will cover me (Inland and Coast Waters of the United Kingdom up to 12 miles). The rhumb line distance from Lands End to the Eastern edge of St Mary's using my GPS mapping makes it 23.4nm ie 12nm from UK mainland and 12nm from UK Isle of Scilly would seem to be ok with my current policy geographical limit. What is the experience of Ribnet members?
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Old 03 January 2010, 09:43   #2
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...my GPS mapping makes it 23.4nm ie 12nm from UK mainland and 12nm from UK Isle of Scilly would seem to be ok with my current policy geographical limit.
As the Scillies are part of the UK then you are probably covered, but it would be worth checking and if not then it would be interesting to know their reasoning.
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Old 03 January 2010, 09:59   #3
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My querying it was the 12nm limit. If I were to cross Lyme Bay it easily possible to travel more than 12nm "offshore" although obviously going from one part of the UK to another.
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When I have planned to do trips in excess of the 12nm, such as the IOM trip & Alderney, I have called my insurance company and never had a problem with them giving me the OK and for no extra cost.

I use Porthcawl and have to say they are always very good.

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Old 03 January 2010, 13:11   #5
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Thanks Steve. I am insured with Porthcawl and will contact them.
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Old 04 January 2010, 07:38   #6
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Reply from Porthcawl who are very helpful:

"Thank you for your message via our web site.
We will cover you for your trip to the Scillies as it falls within the 12 miles distance from land.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to call me.
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Stephen Knipe
Porthcawl Insurance Consultants (UK) Ltd"
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Result!

Porthcawl have to be up there with the best
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Old 04 January 2010, 14:09   #8
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If you come out this way give me a shout to see if we can meet up and sink a few.......................(beers taht is).

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im with porthcawl currently and if there is anything unusual i want to do (which is most things) i just e mail them to let them know,
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Will do.
Never landed on Scillies, only near contact was having to retire from a two handed yacht race in 2008 just off Crim Rocks in a F9 (RTYC Triangle) on Kinsale to Treguier leg.
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