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Old 11 January 2011, 08:10   #121
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Cool!

Do you need an Alderney marshall to make sure the boats pass Alderney outside of a mark, or are they allowed to come inside the reef if they feel brave enough?
I'm nothing to do with the organising - I'm competing!
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Old 12 January 2011, 06:57   #122
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Official web page

OK peeps! I have started to put the page(s) together, let me know what you think. Obviously we will add lots of info as it comes together, if there is something you want just let me know.

www.alderneymarine.com/floptilla
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Old 12 January 2011, 07:16   #123
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Martin, Are you putting a post on SBR forum?

http://www.sportsboat.co.uk/newforum...php?f=4&t=3074
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Martin, Are you putting a post on SBR forum?
My life needs another forum in it like my bath needs ice cubes

Perhaps yourgoodself might?

Feel free to use the banner.
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Hi Martin, I'll post on SB&R.

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Old 12 January 2011, 07:44   #126
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Hi Martin
A couple more pictures would be good on the website beaches , boats arriving , strange rubber clad folk on PWC thingy's the chippy the yacht club.
it's only January so we have plenty of time .
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Six months to go and already a sticky this must be a record. One thing... can we go back to calling it a Ribnet conference rather than rally... it sounds... more cooler

Ok, well my latest idea spurred on by the bloke creating the quayside petrol map and Jean-Charles' asking for a basic route map, I have created two maps on Google maps.

The first shows all the various routes (very roughly, can be refined easily later to be more accurate) that people will arrive by. Currently, there's us along with 3 or 4 (Jean-Charles may be bringing some mates, and couple of CapBreizh boats may tag along too) French RIBs coming up from St. Malo going via Jersey or else direct, both routes shown. The others are all like this, but I've had to make an educated where the Dutch will be coming from based on what their postings on their forum. The map is here; if people state their exact departing points, I can refine it and we can work out the best meeting places for all the boats coming from the different directions.

The second map is of all the possible proposed routes we could do. None of course bar the round island certain. I know alot of it is left to the moment, but I thought maybe it'd be a good idea to plan some possible routes first? As it gets closer we could then agree who was staying on like us and Blue Ray did last year, and set up a full route plan for that too. The second map is here. Basic details are available if you click the lines themselves I think.

What do you all think? If you think it's a good idea, I can refine it then we can post it on the various other forums getting involved.

PS. I can't put in code on osprey-owners but if you want to I can give you an embed code for your page Martin.

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Possible routes during the event
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Think you might want a warning on your maps 'not to be used for navigation' .

Probably best you put your crayons back in their case for the time being and leave your dad to do the passage planning. Some of them look a bit like the scenic option via some rather rocky bits.

For anyone interested, there was piece about Alderney's wildlife on Countryfile this evening. Should be up on BBC iplayer soon.
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Think you might want a warning on your maps 'not to be used for navigation' .

Probably best you put your crayons back in their case for the time being and leave your dad to do the passage planning. Some of them look a bit like the scenic option via some rather rocky bits.
It was a suggestion. I stated that I would refine the routes if there was any interest. If there isn't, I won't bother. It's just that the Dutch and the French want a basic route idea, and I thought that was a good way of showing it.
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It's just that the Dutch and the French want a basic route idea, and I thought that was a good way of showing it.
Nice work.

The Dutch will have a whole range of options, the UK inshore traffic zone, the French side, or indeed the TSS itself.

The French will almost certainly want to stick to the French coast until the last possible minute, and only then once they have stocked up at the last port with all the necessary supplies.
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As I was telling Gotchi the other day, we had a bunch of Dutch/Belgian Osprey owners down to Jersey 15 or so years ago. They're pretty hardcore when it comes to long distance cruising so I don't doubt they'll make it down to us. I wonder if I'll meet any of the last lot again, good guys
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Nice work.

The Dutch will have a whole range of options, the UK inshore traffic zone, the French side, or indeed the TSS itself.

The French will almost certainly want to stick to the French coast until the last possible minute, and only then once they have stocked up at the last port with all the necessary supplies.
Yes I realise this. Even the contemplation of doing that 800km+ trip in two days is beyond my mind, I was simply trying to give them an idea.

Yes, thats true. None of them have the officially required offshore gear, so they would have to go up parallel with Echrous then cross into British waters where the French can do sweet fa about their rules. Although some of them are Belgian flagged (quite a few) and they may come direct or via Jersey for lunch with us. Jean-Charles has got some mates contemplating coming too, so there may be quite a few of us departing St. Malo.
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As I was telling Gotchi the other day, we had a bunch of Dutch/Belgian Osprey owners down to Jersey 15 or so years ago. They're pretty hardcore when it comes to long distance cruising so I don't doubt they'll make it down to us. I wonder if I'll meet any of the last lot again, good guys
Yep. They've done 720km in a day before on a normal cruise. I don't know if it will be the same ones. Currently looks as it it'll mostly be Lynxs so the potential is there
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... Echrous... there may be quite a few of us departing St. Malo
The last time "quite a few" Frenchmen went to the Ecrehou a Jersey copper had to handcuff himself to the flag pole, I had best fore warn the local constables!
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They normally behave themselves when I'm around
When I go to Chausey they all seem to come out on deck and stand to attention
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They normally behave themselves when I'm around
When I go to Chausey they all seem to come out on deck and stand to attention
The only reason Chausey is french is because Jersey couldn't be bothered to look after it
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Please bear in mind two other RIB'S from Jersey
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Keep an eye on the thread though, as the event draws nearer we will ask for a head and hull count.
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a Jersey copper had to handcuff himself to the flag pole,
Sounds more like a rather adventurous stag do
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Sounds more like a rather adventurous stag do
A variation on vicars and tarts? Half the people dressed up a French Invaders and the other half as Coppers!
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A variation on vicars and tarts? Half the people dressed up a French Invaders and the other half as Coppers!
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I'm sure there's an English version. I'll have a look for it. I think thats the vid where the rozzers rock up in a load of SR4s (Probably the one now tied to the Jetty on Alderney)
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