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Old 26 June 2009, 18:23   #201
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Thanks to everyone who has sent me the details. The definitive email will go out at 20.00.

I will send a copy to David who has offered to add it to the laminated sheet.

There has been some good advice from NMCG which is to tick in a tight formation if the fog comes in. Perhaps we can adopt the motcycle riders formation on being two or three abreast and staggeed so no one is behing anyone. Chevron style?

If it is foggy, I am sure Tim will advise us on 72 on the best procedure.
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Thats fine Sound fog signals reduce speed radar reflectors up note your position and trust you compass .

Group call to the cruise is call sign Floptilla then your boat name please use it if you want to slow down or stop for a rest or have an emergency.
Otherwise keep 72 clear .
See you at 1100
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Old 26 June 2009, 18:49   #202
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Would be going up tonight if only the boat was afloat. One of the problems with a drying mooring . Looks absolutely beautiful out there this evening.
It is stupendous! Rubbish weather for sailing
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Old 26 June 2009, 19:03   #203
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Dolphins

I *so* hope we see some.
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Old 26 June 2009, 21:11   #204
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I *so* hope we see some.
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Ok neck on line here Sea state smooth winds 5 mph F2 for Sat and Sunday
Chance of rain small, chance of Fog / Mist early hours clearing by miday .

See ya at 1100 hours
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Old 27 June 2009, 06:34   #205
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Not a breath of wind here in Jersey. Lets hope it stays that way Hope you all have a good crossing and see you in a few hours.
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Old 27 June 2009, 06:50   #206
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Not a breath of wind here in Jersey. Lets hope it stays that way Hope you all have a good crossing and see you in a few hours.
Just looked out of my bedroom window, doesn't get any flatter than that!
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Not a breath of wind here in Jersey. Lets hope it stays that way Hope you all have a good crossing and see you in a few hours.
Yes indeed!

Alderney - 4kn W, vis 3.7 miles

Solent - 2kn Var, vis 1.0 miles

Forecast from 7 am Saturday to 7 am Sunday.
Wind: Mainly NW to W F1 to 3, becoming variable with sea breezes then NE to E F2 to 4 by evening.
Forecast: Mainly fair. Chance of isolated showers this evening especially near French coasts. Risk of local mist or sea fog banks.
Visibility: Mainly good.
Sea State: Smooth or slight.
Swell: Not significant.
Sea Temp: 16

Forecast from 7 am Sunday to 7 am Monday
Wind: Ely F2 or 3, locally F4. Some sea breezes developing.
Forecast: Generally fair. Risk of fog patches especially in the N. Chance of isolated showers Sunday evening.
Visibility: Mainly good.
Sea State: Smooth or slight.

Data from Jersey Met, last updated on Saturday 27th June 2009 at 07:36


There are currently no storms being detected by the IOW weather lightning strike report.
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Arrival

I am happy to report that despite really grim fog (sub 100m vis) the RIB.net channel crossing Floptilla arrived safely in Braye this afternoon.

Expect some stunning photos soon!
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I am really glad that the trip went without incident ( except the fog) and that all arrived safely. Looking forward to the photos. Wishing all a safe return.
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Just a few photos!

Hope the 'floptilla' had a good crossing back. Our return to Jersey started out a bit lumpy, but got better the further south we were. A selection of photos attached. Full res images can be emailed if anyone wants.
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No 3.
PS is ok to post a photo of a hard boat
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Only a few more to go! Proof that the Jetskis (Kevin and Paul) made it.
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Final set.
Loaded up with fuel and passengers from outisde Mainbrayce chandlers and evidence of the thick fog in Braye Harbour when we arrived.

Well done to Malthouse for encouraging the trip and organising the meal. I think I can still taste the pepper
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The weather looks like a repeat of the crossing I had earlier this week, (Monday & Tuesday - see http://www.rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=30635 ), in that it was flat calm going out.... and a little bumpy for the return.

I would be very interested in actual fuel consumption figures for various types of boat/engine for this trip if anyone would care to post. I will be re-filling my tank tomorrow so I will be happy to post mine too, once I know.

Anyone else interested?

Anyway, hope all goes well for the trip back.

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Just got home to the family in Cowes in desperate need of a shower!

As our VHF aerial broke off, when we fell off the top of a particularly steep wave off Alderney, we could not send our thanks to Tim and all the other organisers and helpers when we parted company at the Needles. So, many thanks for all your organisation!

I hope you are all over your hangovers!!

Andy and I had a great time so same time next year then....

Good to meet you all!!
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Brilliant trip!

Thanks to Tim and all the others for keeping us organised and fed etc.

Loved it.

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Brilliant trip!

Thanks to Tim and all the others for keeping us organised and fed etc.

Loved it.

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Ditto the above - Good fun with a good bunch of folk.

Optimax control registers total Journey - 218 miles - used 228 litres. Seems about right?
Northney Hayling to Alderney via Needles.

Definatley used more fuel going than coming back? Rapid happily glugged the extra 75 litres I took over with me but was full after 60 litres when I got back.
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Old 29 June 2009, 07:43   #219
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Hi guy's thanks for a great trip .

The role call
Grimalkin
Dizzy Lizzy
Cin Sirrah
Rapid
Mustard
Ditherer
Cookie Jar
Something Italian
Ginger Crew
Firecrest
PWC Blown Away
PWC Banshee

Thanks go to all of you for looking out for each other and staying safe to all those that were looking after the PWC guy's and for those that helped in looking after the group with comms .

To Martin aka Malthouse for sorting out the food and the Sailing Club Bar
Maiynebrace for all of there help with the fuel and other stuff.

Martini for meeting us there (nice rib ) and runing people ashore .
To Erin for helping out also with running people ashore.

Great experience nice to meet so many new faces and see some very nice ribs.

Looking forward to seeing some of the pictures Erins Mum emailed me some nice pictures of the group arriving pm me with your email address and I will forward them on.

My wife had a great time and sends her thanks to everyone for making her feel welcome .

Alderney really went out of there way to help us, the people and place is fantastic and well worth a visit .

Thank you
Tim and Jane
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Old 29 June 2009, 09:03   #220
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Tim Thanks to you for the way in which the cruise was run
even in fog the coms and the reasueance of the up date on radar was great
Hats off to the Wet Bikes fog and all could not stop them
Great to meet every one
And i would like to say sorry for shooting off at the end but my son is flying to Bali and his Uni Mates where all waiting for him at home, i know ill take some stick for it but nothing i could do.
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