PLEASE DON'T POST ON THIS OTHER THAN CHRIS AT TY CALCH
The day below is flexible due to weather, but the first parts are key.
SAFETY- cruise is not a race, just like minded individuals heading out together. Each skipper is responsible for their boat and crews safety. See Ribnet guide for cruises. PLEASE respect local users, SPEED LIMIT near Porth Dinorwic and Holyhead harbour rules.
I'm heading Clockwise through Menai bridge at 9.30, 1/2 tide at Menai (HT 12.30) to arrive at Caernarfon or Ty Calch at 10am ish. Happy to guide people through the Strait.
Chris there has 20 boats to launch from 8.30-10. 4.5mins per boat.
We'll mill about and say hi to people until everyone is in, then off to Holyhead to eat and a cuppa/natter, then off round Skerries if Ots nice and people want, them on to Puffin thenGazelle for a beverage.
Low water by the bridges is 6.30pm. It's a big tide so ideally you want to be through by 4.30pm Though its not impossible at a big low, you really do need to know your charts/route between the bridges. Though there's plenty out who know it well. Single file boys!
Looks like we're going to be launching about 20 ribs from here on Saturday, 10 of which will be stored here from Friday night. High water at Ty Calch is approx. 11.40am but as its a spring tide (31.7ft) it will be flooding the beach and launch area fast. Overnight Ribs will be lined up on the beach as soon as we open up, and so as not to clog up the relatively small car park / setting down area we have, the ribs arriving on the morning will also be quickly transferred by Tractor onto beach area for crews to make ready. 'Colin' will be directing and assisting cars and we ask if you and your crews are travelling in separate vehicles to park non tow vehicles in the recreation area car park or picnic area as we will need to separate an area of the car park for setting down the trailers, so things are going to be tight.
We will need to start launching by 8.30am at the latest to ensure we can get everyone in on time, and trailers stored before beach completely floods! (note to Hp, can you pick a neap tide next time!)
Just by chance encounter I met a professional photographer tonight (in the local Takeaway!) who is going to be on site (and hopefully a bit on the water) so should have some good photos.
I'm covering his fee, but thought if the photo Cd's he's going to supply are any good we could perhaps sell them for a few quid to put towards the Lifeboat?? (see what there like first though!)
Ribs travelling down on Friday if you can drop us a text / call when your getting of the A55, I'll know your half an hour away and be ready for you.
I know this is going to an excellent weekend and can't wait to get started ( and finished for that matter!)
Well done everyone, see you all at the weekend, the Sunshines on back order, but been told should be here for Saturday.....
EVENING- full house at Mr Fu's chinese