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Old 21 July 2011, 02:01   #421
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Currently 9 knots and falling here, 14 knots mid channel:

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Old 21 July 2011, 02:34   #422
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10 knots from the northwest today, 12 knots from the northeast tomorrow...

Clear skies and calm seas for the weekend!
Yep, it really is rather nice! About time!!
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Don't shoot the messenger time. After what seemend like endless discussions yesterday about the weather patterns over the weekend, etc, etc, etc the five skippers put the trip to the vote. The overwhelming view was that things are not stable enough and that there is a concern that we might arrive OK but then get stranded on Sunday so the vote was 4 to 1 against the trip this time but we willl do it later, if we ever get any stable weather that is.

This was not taken lightly and I for one am gutted because I really wanted this to happen.

Sorry guys, I know that gotchiguy will now leap in with accusations of wimpishness but that's that.

Hoperfully we'll see some of you around the Solent or Poole during the first weekk of August if any of you are about.
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Old 21 July 2011, 02:46   #424
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This was not taken lightly and I for one am gutted because I really wanted this to happen.
If it doesn't feel right, then the only good decision is to postpone.

No doubt now that the decision is made the weather will take a rapid turn for the fantastic! Murphy and his pesky law!!
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Sorry guys, I know that gotchiguy will now leap in with accusations of wimpishness but that's that.
No no, not at all. Just think you're missing out. Like Martin predicted at 5 this morning - Anyway, the sun is shining hard and the sky is blue. Surely the one "for" could simply join up with Trevor's group?
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Surely the one "for" could simply join up with Trevor's group?
Crikey Gotchibrat, that is a good idea.
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Crikey Gotchibrat, that is a good idea.
Yes. Seeing as we just discussed it in person just before this post and you agreed.
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you agreed
Aw, don't spoil the magic of the internet!
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I think you pair may have been couped up in a console a little too long. That's enough inane ramblings for the time being thanks.

Presumably Paul, Trevor and Avocet are still coming. We'll be there.
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You are quite sad.
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Presumably Paul, Trevor and Avocet are still coming. We'll be there.
Are you coming up today?
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I may have recruited a couple more ribs from Jersey but they've not done anything about accommodation etc so who knows.

Also Andy the undertaker's in Guern at the mo, he's coming up to see us on saturday
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That's enough inane ramblings
You don't get a thread this size without some rambling, never mind the quality and all that.

Anyway, uniquely, Gotchifop was right and I am sure that if the Sportboater who wanted to make a go of it this weekend wanted to they would be able to tie in with Trev and all. Though there may be issues with return dates?

Speaking of dates, I reckon you have until lunch time to clear your mooring if your coming up today.
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The more hot air being vented, the less boating getting done it seems

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Hi again, since we're not going, The Town House in the High Street should have vacancies. I've already told Teevor so get in quick

Apparently you have to google "The Town House Alderney" to find it although I'm sure you already know the place.

We're now havng a massed Solent meeting with some other boats that didn't want to do the cross channel thing so it looks like a busy time both ends. We're now up to 10 I think

Hope you guys have a great ime
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Hope you guys have a great time
You too, sounds like you've gone from a flotilla to an armada

Remember there's always every other weekend of summer of course, there's often a gang of us in Alderney in any given spot of nice weather

Has everyone managed a refund for their accommodation?
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Also Andy the undertaker's in Guern at the mo, he's coming up to see us on saturday
That sounds ominous! Sounds like the SB&R guys might have made the right call...
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Presumably Paul, Trevor and Avocet are still coming. We'll be there.
Yup - we're all still on for the cruise as far as I know!
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Speaking of dates, I reckon you have until lunch time to clear your mooring if your coming up today.
ETD is Fri am about 9.30. ETA is 10.30 Fri am. Subject to weather and non-workers getting up in time!
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That sounds ominous! Sounds like the SB&R guys might have made the right call...
A good skipper plans for every eventuality Just check your insurance covers repatriation costs...
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ETD is Fri am about 9.30. ETA is 10.30 Fri am. Subject to weather and non-workers getting up in time!
Is it even light at that time of the morning??
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