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Old 13 August 2008, 13:49   #1
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Dartmouth - Bank Holiday weekend

We are off to Dartmouth for the Bank Holiday weekend. Hopefully the weather will be good. We have booked accomodation in a local B & B for 2 nights and plan to cruise around the area.

Any tips from local ribnetters will be most welcomed
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Yes, Andre. When is your Bank Holiday weekend?
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Yes, Andre. When is your Bank Holiday weekend?
Hi Brian, how are you keeping?

well I had in mind this coming one ie 23-25 August. Don't you have such on the IOM
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Don't you have such on the IOM
Either,
not as far as I am aware,
or,
as I havent worked for 20 years I have completely forgotten when Bank Holidays are.
You can take your pick, but thank you very much for telling me it is 23-25 August.

..........and life here is fine. Especially now it is basking shark time around the island.
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want a guide Andre
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want a guide Andre
No thanks we will manage. Just wanted some tips of what was worth seeing and perhaps what not
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Lots to do in Dartmouth over Bank holiday & start of regatta.

Where are you thinking of launching / recovery - parking is a nightmare in this week?

I would suggest cuising upriver, but if you're 9m this may be tricky!

Brixham, Paignton & Torquay are a short step away as are Teignmouth & Shaldon if the tide is right. There are some good local coves & beaches - pm me for some details I don't want everyone knowing my favourites!

I'll be around all bank holiday & regatta week so if you see a 4m eyeing you up with envy you'll know who it is!

The Dart is a great river you'll enjoy it

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Lots to do in Dartmouth over Bank holiday & start of regatta.

Where are you thinking of launching / recovery - parking is a nightmare in this week?

I would suggest cuising upriver, but if you're 9m this may be tricky!

Brixham, Paignton & Torquay are a short step away as are Teignmouth & Shaldon if the tide is right. There are some good local coves & beaches - pm me for some details I don't want everyone knowing my favourites!

I'll be around all bank holiday & regatta week so if you see a 4m eyeing you up with envy you'll know who it is!

The Dart is a great river you'll enjoy it

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Many thanks. we are coming by rib so no launch/recovery. I have spoken to Darthaven marina and was told no berting available however the harbour master's office said they would find us a space. Will look out for you.
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Many thanks. we are coming by rib so no launch/recovery. I have spoken to Darthaven marina and was told no berting available however the harbour master's office said they would find us a space. Will look out for you.
did you try noss on dart or dart marina?
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I hope to be there weather permitting - if you want to know about Salcombe which is about 17 miles away by water then just ask - 07836 268747 hope to see you there!
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darthaven and noss on dart are the kingswear side of the river, dart marina is on the dartmouth side by the higher ferry.

hope the rain stops for you !!!
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You do know the Regatta is not this weekend? http://www.dartmouthregatta.co.uk/
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You do know the Regatta is not this weekend? http://www.dartmouthregatta.co.uk/

well we are not going there cos of the Regatta so a better chance to get a berthing space.
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Well we made it to Dartmouth. The weather was not too bad on the way there and even managed from a distance to run with the race. We stopped for lunch at Ludluw Cove and passing Portland Bill got a glimpse of some of the boats heading back to Cowes including Hot Lemon II

John, sorry time did not allow us to venture your way perhaps the next time

Many thanks to Ribraff for helping to get our ladies ashore. Sorry we did not have the chance for a longer chat. It was also a suprise to see Christopher . I hope you also had a good weekend boating.

Lovely place Darmouth and would recommend it to anyone. For us it was just about 100Nm each way and only the return journey was rough and from Anvil Point to Hurst via the Needles was very rough but we survived.

During the first night there was a strong wind and a yacht which was moored up just behind us took off our GPS antenna so the return journey was charts and compass heading. Anyway quite an experience as one now gets used to the GPS

I will post some photos later
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