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Old 11 June 2007, 22:34   #221
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Think I'm going to have to drop out of this one which I'm pretty gutted about...

Unfortunately I think I'm gonna be working.

Hope you all have a safe and fun time.

rest assured, I'll be thinking about it and generally stropping around and being in a huff all week end!
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Old 12 June 2007, 21:01   #222
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Right folks Metcheck is giving 26 mph wind from the SW on Sat and lots of rain. Thats not going to be pleasant with a course of 210 degrees to Alderney.

http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/...e=Solent&day=4

What are peeps thoughts ?

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Old 12 June 2007, 21:39   #223
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Well the boat is loaded and waiting even had the engine serviced 10 hours early. but as my son is at uni my wife as volunteered but only if the weather is manageable . I will make my decision Thursday/ Friday. wont be much fun for her if its raining and rough.
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Right folks Metcheck is giving 26 mph wind from the SW on Sat and lots of rain. Thats not going to be pleasant with a course of 210 degrees to Alderney.

http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/...e=Solent&day=4

What are peeps thoughts ?

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Lets all hope there wrong as normal , glad i brought a geko helmet @ RIBEX so dont have to worry about rain just the sea state but ive got big b***s so as long as its not dangerous im still on for it, i want to see if these 4.8 RIBCRAFT are as good as they say they are in a big sea.
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Old 13 June 2007, 05:03   #225
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Right folks Metcheck is giving 26 mph wind from the SW on Sat and lots of rain. Thats not going to be pleasant with a course of 210 degrees to Alderney.

http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/...e=Solent&day=4

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Couple of extra beers on Friday night and a lie in / late breakfast on Saturday
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Right folks Metcheck is giving 26 mph wind from the SW on Sat and lots of rain. Thats not going to be pleasant with a course of 210 degrees to Alderney.

http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/...e=Solent&day=4

What are peeps thoughts ?

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Interestingly, the same met site gives only 13mph at Yarmouth and 18mph atAlderney!

http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/...yarmouth&day=3

Perhaps take it steady on the way there with the smaller boats in the wake of the larger boats; we should have good weather for the return passage predicting 10mph and sunny.

http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/...e=Solent&day=4


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Old 13 June 2007, 08:40   #227
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Interestingly, the same met site gives only 13mph at Yarmouth and 18mph atAlderney! Steve I'm still go for the mo
Yes been having a look at Plymouth and Portland this morning, big differences from using "Solent" as a search location. We are still on for it. Likely to meet the odd shower so we will be taking the motor cycle helmets and go wearing full oilies.

Camp site is grass over sand on a slight slope so should drain well if we have a shower rather than looking something like "Glastonbury"

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How inconsiderate to schedule A level exams either side of the Ribnet Alderney cruise.
Would love to join you all but I am chained to my desk for another week.

Have a good un!

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Old 13 June 2007, 10:23   #229
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Alderney

I am afraid that my boat is still not ready and so will not be able to join you.

However I attach a wether forecast for you to look at

Hope those that make it have a great time.

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It's always windier in Alderney than elsewhere. You can almost guarantee it'll be a Force stronger in Alderney than Jersey, and we're only 30 miles apart!
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Old 13 June 2007, 21:09   #231
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Depending upon the weather forecast, the willingness of the Rowland family aka Pete 7 and co. to venture across & our general resilience come the weekend we are still planning to make it to the Isle.

Of Alderney.

We are never again camping between the lighthouse and the Sunday mornin clay pigeon shoot.

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Depending upon the weather forecast, the willingness of the Rowland family aka Pete 7 and co. to venture across & our general resilience come the weekend we are still planning to make it to the Isle. We are never again camping between the lighthouse and the Sunday mornin clay pigeon shoot. K & P
Were going and were camping. Saturday will be a quiet and peaceful night so perhaps we could ask Brian to turn the light house off to save the elecy

Might bin the idea of a BBQ now that there are fewer travelling and go for a good nosh Saturday evening, but open to suggestions.
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Old 14 June 2007, 12:37   #233
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Alderney Taxi

I have'nt read all of this thread so forgive me if this has been mentioned before but when I was in Alderney in the 1st May bank holiday the taxi had no pontoon to land on and was stopping at 5pm.

The pontoon should be fixed by now but you may want to check.
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Were going and were camping. Saturday will be a quiet and peaceful night so perhaps we could ask Brian to turn the light house off to save the elecy

Might bin the idea of a BBQ now that there are fewer travelling and go for a good nosh Saturday evening, but open to suggestions.
Sorry cant turn the light out but will pray on your behalf that there isn't fog. The Lighthouse has the most powerful foghorn you have ever heard. It is also 400/500 yds from the campsite!
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I have'nt read all of this thread so forgive me if this has been mentioned before but when I was in Alderney in the 1st May bank holiday the taxi had no pontoon to land on and was stopping at 5pm.

The pontoon should be fixed by now but you may want to check.
Pontoon now in place. Water taxi runs later than 1700 hours. Er, exactly when it finishes "depends".
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Sorry cant turn the light out but will pray on your behalf that there isn't fog. The Lighthouse has the most powerful foghorn you have ever heard. It is also 400/500 yds from the campsite!
Yes. We were camped near it on a previous trip. It was a dark and stormy night. Oh and foggy. HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! every few minutes along with a bright light sweeping the area was a little difficult during zzzzzs-time.

Any latest weather updates? He's nailing down stuff on the boat.

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ok, am on the road now till Sat, so probably no access to PC till then.

I understand 1000hrs on Sat, just outside Yarmouth harbour is the push point (i.e. be there just prior). Pressing at 1000hrs, no faffing.

Come on, join the fun.


I will expect about 5 Ribs out of the 30+ who expressed interest. Prove me wrong ................go on.........

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Go for it. Forecast isn't brilliant but no high winds forecast. So perfect RIB weather. Want to see loadsb of piccies.

Think of me on nights. But I might be out Tuesday for a thrash.

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Couple of extra beers on Friday night and a lie in / late breakfast on Saturday

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Morning folks,

Hopefully Mike & friends will be departing Weymouth this afternoon for Alderney.

Just e mailed Jayne at the camp site to give her an update on numbers. The following depart Yarmouth tomorrow:

Old Spice, 2 crew
Voodoo, 2 crew
Just Looking, 2 crew
Merlin, 2 or 4 crew
Cookie Jar, 2 crew (Possible)

I will drop a list giving details of the boats into Solent Coastguard this evening.

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