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Old 13 March 2007, 17:11   #1
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Easter Alderney day trip - Friday 6 or Saturday 7 April 2007

We are planning a trip from the Solent (Portsmouth) to Alderney for lunch on either the Friday or Saturday on the Easter weekend in our 7.5m Scorpion with 225 Optimax. Anyone interested in a cruise in company? Gavin
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But, but...........I'll already be here?
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Alderney day trip

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I would be happy to join you, I berth in Poole, so we could arrange a meeting waypoint and get over for a beer with Brian.(Looking forward to seeing you again Brian)
Any day will be OK. We can look at weatherforcasts for the best day.
I'll speak to a couple of others to see if their up for it.
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Old 14 March 2007, 11:47   #4
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See you've got a serious boat now. Clearly crossing from Alderney to Poole, while others jumped on a plane, when sea conditions were a little "fresh" showed you what great boats they are.

If you had a spare seat on your boat I'd sure like to dust my drysuit off.

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We might be interested if we can get the boat ready in time, having a few probs getting someone to put a few wear pathches on. "Hello" John and Brian looking foreward to seeing you in the near future. All the best Martin & Stephanie
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Subject to my first mate (my son) being available count us in
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Old 14 March 2007, 18:46   #7
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Looks like quite a fleet of Scorpions. I agree with watching the weather and picking our day close to the time of departure. I look forward to driving in waves that are a bit further apart than those in the Solent for a change. Gavin
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But, but...........I'll already be here?
Brian - we might be passing by - will pop on
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Howe,

I could well be in for this event as well. I have my brothers stag do the weekend after but as long as I have sorted it all out before then I will join you.

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Old 15 March 2007, 10:17   #11
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Quite right about our last trip, yes, get the drysuit dusted off. I'm sure there will be room, I'll be in touch nearer the date.
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Lucky the stag do is not the same weekend, I don't think you would make it I might be out the weekend before if your about.
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Look forward to seeing you all!
I'll make sure the beer is warm!
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We have been down to KB Boats in Portsmouth today getting Seahorse ready for the run. We fitted a second outboard (Tohatsu 18hp) that I normally use for our small Zodiac tender. Its a short shaft, but should work okay. Our preference is to go on the Friday, but of course, it depends on the weather.

Which is the best bar/ lunch venue? I used to go to the Divers but when I last sailed there 3 years ago it was all closed and there was a lot of construction work going on round the Seaview Hotel.

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The Seaview Hotel is now called The Braye Beach Hotel and is mega-expensive.

The Divers has re-opened under new management, but........

Your best bet (50yds further on) is the Moorings. Also under new management but with a massive outdoor terrace..........and you can still smoke in Alderney pubs.

Funny thing. Very few people get past the immediate harbour area.........?
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If the boat is ready?, and it s gettig doubtful, we can only do a Friday now, so we will just keep a look out on this thread. All the best Martin and Stephanie
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We are planning a trip from the Solent (Portsmouth) to Alderney for lunch on either the Friday or Saturday on the Easter weekend in our 7.5m Scorpion with 225 Optimax. Anyone interested in a cruise in company? Gavin

Nomally we'd love to Gavin. It's a great trip. We may be joining a Southern Brittany cruise with our french neighbours this Easter.

Hopefully the weather is good and you have a safe blast! A few of us will be crossing in the summer.

Kathleen & Paul
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I'm still up for it, Friday or Saturday. I'll keep it touch.
Martin, hope the boat's ready in time.
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Hi,

I still hope to take part as well, I just have a few things for the wedding and stag do to confirm then I will know for sure. I hope to make it though.

Jon I may be in Poole this weekend at the house to sort a few bits out so i'll give you a shout etc.

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Looking at the weather charts it seems that Friday may be good for the crossings with a large area of high pressure sitting over the UK. We plan to set off from Portsmouth early and top up the fuel in Yarmouth. This means that we should be at the Bridge Buoy off the Needles at 9am. We will obviously check the weather closer to the time but that's our plan at the moment.

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Sorry all, serviced the engine this weekend and found an oil leak on the turbo which cannot be rectified for the weekend.
I'll bum a lift if anybody has a space.
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