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Old 21 May 2010, 02:47   #1
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Alderney Sunday 23 May

With the weather looking good for the week-end (bar the possibility of fog patches), does anybody fancy a trip to Alderney for lunch on Sunday? Departing Poole/Yarmouth around 9.00am.

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Old 21 May 2010, 02:55   #2
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i am on dog sitting duties for some friends this weekend otherwise i would be with you all the way!!!

if you do go, have a great time!!!!

we are hoping to be out next weekend and down in Poole for the powerboat racing on 6th June.
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We were thinking of running up from Jersey on Sat but are having second thoughts with a forecast of F5 and slight to moderate seas. Sunday is only looking slightly better in this neck of the woods. Sunshine should be out though
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Why not bring the dog with you!
if it were just our dog i would but its a friends dog as well that has never been boating and given its "high maintenance" think its not gonna work! : (
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We were thinking of running up from Jersey on Sat but are having second thoughts with a forecast of F5 and slight to moderate seas. Sunday is only looking slightly better in this neck of the woods. Sunshine should be out though
Smooth occasionally slight from our side: it's only when we get over to you that it becomes slight to moderate.... and hopefully the F5 will reduce the risk of fog. It's only F3/4 on our side so early fog is a possibility.

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if it were just our dog i would but its a friends dog as well that has never been boating and given its "high maintenance" think its not gonna work! : (
I also think that you might have problems landing a dog on Alderney: la rage etc
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I would have been well up for Alderney this weekend, unfortunately one of my alternators has decided to give up Just in time for the 25degrees thats forecast here

Fingers crossed I wont be missed out on the bank holiday weekend due to the outstandingly awesome, unbelievably way beyond the call of duty service from

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What's the problem? You've got two engines haven't you? Jettison the dodgy one, and you'd probably save on fuel as well

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Smooth occasionally slight from our side: it's only when we get over to you that it becomes slight to moderate.... and hopefully the F5 will reduce the risk of fog. It's only F3/4 on our side so early fog is a possibility.
Forecast morning mist here now, but still touching a F5. Not sure I fancy NE wind against tide, especially in the Race.

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I also think that you might have problems landing a dog on Alderney: la rage etc
Think it would be ok with a pet passport as long as you aren't going via France!
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Now that is definately food for thought ......
All i have to do is convince the crew.
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Food for thought?

(Food at Braye Beach Hotel: for everything else......)

Be good to have you along: I'm aiming on going anyway (see Ribs and Ribbing post) and my crew will happily assist if more hands needed on your deck.

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Sunday is now looking better our way. May see you somewhere around the harbour if we make it.
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If you'd like to join us at the Braye Beach Hotel (either for a full meal or just for a drink), it would be good to see you again (especially since we can't make this year's Alderney trip). We'll be on the terrace by 1.00pm

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We won't be leaving Jersey until about 1330, so may see you if you are still around when we arrive.
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Sorry we missed you David. We arrived about 3.30 after a choppy crossing. I gather from Malthouse that you had left by then, not that it stopped us from having a beer! Hope you had a good crossing though.
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You're a brave man Erin. I took my old folks around the bay this afternoon and thought it was a bit sloppy. I wouldn't have fancied going to Alderney today I must admit; good effort.
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The wind went around southerly here this afternoon and the sea was lumpy enough. I'm sure that the big RC will cope admirably.
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See post in Ribs and Ribbing section (posted before I read this one!).

Erin: sorry to have missed you. It must have been only by less then a quarter of an hour!

Yes: the boat coped admirably - even when we met those conditions where the sea looks reasonably flat but when you come off a wave, there is a hole behind it and the drop is much bigger than it ought to be. Very disconcerting and doubtless remunerative for chiropracters of crew that aren't bracing themselves!

Not a trip for anyone prone to back or general muscular problems (the climb to get up to the quay in Alderney was itself a feat!) nor for anyone not wearing sun cream but great fun and will certainly be repeated either solo or in company. Watch this space!
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You're a brave man Erin. I took my old folks around the bay this afternoon and thought it was a bit sloppy. I wouldn't have fancied going to Alderney today I must admit; good effort.
It was pretty good out of Jersey and as far as the Ecrehoes, practically doing full chat. However, the middle 15 miles or so were rather lumpy with a 'hard' short sea which I think must have been down to wind against tide and slowed us to 18 kts. The wind was also stronger further north being about F4. Towards Alderney it calmed down a bit and was much better once we'd turned the corner into Braye and we had wind in our favour.

Shame to have missed Avocet, I even rushed round to the Braye Beach as soon as we arrived, but it must have been too late.
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