Well here goes, hope this makes sense and gives everyone an idea of how its all going to work.
Isle of Wight Blast
Sunday 8th August 2004.
HMS Daedeleus, Lee on Solent, Hampshire.
N50 48.310 W1 12.868
1810 hrs – 4.1 Metres.
1114 hrs – 1.6 Metres.
Suggested Launch sites in the area of the Rendezvous are at HMS Daedeleus, N50 48.403 W1 12.654 and Warsash public slipway, N50 51.099 W1 18.382. I have chosen these two as a guide because I have personal knowledge of them, they are free to launch, have good free parking and are available at all states of the tide. If there is an onshore wind then I suggest launching at Warsash as it is protected from the wind. (Further sites can be obtained via www.boatlaunch.co.uk
VHF Radio Channel: - To be confirmed
with a listening watch kept on Channel 16.
If any one wants MMSI numbers then I suggest we exchange these via private message. I am quite happy to co-ordinate this if everybody with DSC wants to send me their numbers.
I would have liked to go through the Needles on the High Tide but realise that we should aim to go through on Low Tide.
(The following Waypoints have been chosen straight from a chart and can be changed if anyone knows of any more suitable).
1) N Ryde Middle - N50 46.479 W1 15.749 3.03 Miles
2) Prince Consort - N50 46.414 W1 17.553 4.35 Miles
3) Waypoint 3 - N50 46.110 W1 19.638 5.91 Miles
4) Waypoint 4 - N50 43.994 W1 26.235 11.3 Miles
5) Waypoint 5 (Yarmouth) N50 42.901 W1 30.042 14.4 Miles
(With the option of stopping at Yarmouth for fuel etc)
6) Waypoint 6 - N50 42.684 W1 31.563 15.5 Miles
7) Waypoint 7 - N50 41.539 W1 33.768 17.6 Miles
8) Bridge (Needles) - N50 39.629 W1 36.879 20.7 Miles
9) Waypoint 9 - N50 39.085 W1 34.377 22.7 Miles
10) Waypoint 10 (Compton Bay) N50 39.507 W1 30.091 25.8 Miles
(Possible Lunch and Self Refuelling Stop)
11) Off Hardman Rock - N50 37.564 W1 27.410 28.8 Miles
12) Off St Catherines Point N50 32.944 W1 17.682 37.7 Miles
13) Off Monks Bay - N50 35.266 W1 07.998 45.3 Miles
14) Off Bembridge - N50 41.134 W1 02.236 55.3 Miles
15) Nth of No Mans Land Fort N50 44.593 W1 05.602 57.9 Miles
16) North Sturbridge Buoy N50 45.328 W1 08.230 60 Miles
17) Off Lee Point (Mainland) N50 47.247 W1 12.290 63.7 Miles
18) Completion - N50 48.248 W1 12 963 65 Miles
has kindly agreed to supervise the catering. It might be best if everyone brings their own grub and Liquid refreshment and throws it on Hightower’s BBQ. Ribald was looking in to a place suitable for landing on the South side of the Island.
First Aid: -
Initially self help then via HM Coastguard on VHF Channel 16 or
44A Marine Parade West
Tel: 02392 552100
In case of dire emergency below are a couple of local Hospitals:-
IOW Healthcare NHS Trust,
St Mary's Hospital,
Isle of Wight
Telephone 01983 524081
Royal South Hants Hospital
Off St Mary's Road
Telephone: 023 8063 4288
I have been unable to identify any refuelling spots on the South side of the island and therefore suggest that we all carry enough fuel for the journey and allow extra for unforeseen circumstances. It would appear that we have a couple of volunteers in the larger boats prepared to carry spare fuel for the smaller boats. I suggest carrying this in plastic cans to prevent damage to the carrying boat.
The following is a list of Marinas on the route. (Information gleaned from RIB Net).
Cowes Yacht Haven http://www.cowesyachthaven.com/
East Cowes Marina http://www.eastcowesmarina.co.uk/
Island Harbour http://www.island-harbour.co.uk/
Lymington Yacht Haven http://<br />
Lymington Marina http://<br />
I can’t recommend any Hotels, Guest Houses or Camping Sites in the area but I’m sure the good folk on RIB Net can.
I hope that this is detailed enough to ensure a safe, pleasant and enjoyable journey for all.
I have done a quick head count and compiled the following list of members wishing to attend.
1) Phil Davies
2) Daniel TD5
5) Andy Stevens
6) Andy Beach
9) The Jackeens
11) Bilge Rat
12) Slim Tim ?
14) Gary and Pete
15) Jamie in a Flatacraft with 30 HP.
I propose that we do the route in one day. That seems to be the general wish. It saves booking too much accommodation and it should be easily achievable.
I don’t like to set a time limit on this but if we set off at 1000 hrs I would guess that we should all be around the island easily by 1900 hrs including two hours for a lunch break and chinwag.
Any other information would be most helpful if anyone can see any obvious flaws in this plan.
Regards Nick Reis.