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Old 02 September 2013, 15:34   #41
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Andy, you are more than welcome on Jianna. I think if you deal with my thirst, NOT Jianna's, that will be good enough

Sorry. gtb, only one spare seat at the moment, the other seats are taking a little rest in Hamble
That's very generous of you Ian, only 11/2 years late However I'm sure I can do better than satisfy your thirst. We'll sort out the details over the weekend
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Old 02 September 2013, 15:38   #42
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If you attempt to go in to the WEST of that island you run a severe risk of grounding on the amphibian's "road".
I think that was what he was referring to

I see the structures under the water either side of the road, I'm guessing these are Mussel beds?

P.S. I see that these are Oyster beds:
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Old 02 September 2013, 16:22   #43
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BTW A.J. and Sarah, you MUST enter the harbour by going to the EAST of that island and then in a WESTERLY/ NWESTERLY direction.
If you attempt to go in to the WEST of that island you run a severe risk of grounding on the amphibian's "road".
Also please, please bear in mind the "lobster pots" that act as a minefield for the unwary just to the south of that breakwater.
Cheers Brian, I was only jesting! I had checked it on garmin homeport and it is very shallow.
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Old 02 September 2013, 17:27   #44
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Would love to join in.

But as this would be the first trip of the season for me (because RIB'ing is a Winter thing as I'm sailing in the Summer), and I've just finished overhauling the outdrive leg, think I'd be better off giving it some more localised testing before heading across the Channel!

If I get any time to properly test it before then though, will try to join up as a latecomer.
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Sarah and I are in. Looks like there is some fun wave jumping to be had near the harbour
You've been hanging around with Matt h too much young Man!
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only one spare seat at the moment, the other seats are taking a little rest in Hamble
Yeah I've spied your seats on their holiday
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Old 02 September 2013, 18:29   #47
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Hi Nige
Can you add me to the list of hopeful participants as well?
I will probably have spare seats available as I doubt the family will be free.

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Oh yes - Regarding petrol in the marina - last time we used it it would only allow you to have €69 of petrol per use on a card, and would only let you use the same card twice, so if you need want more than about 80 litres of fuel make sure you take two credit cards!


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Petrol is available 24/7 in the harbour, its self service and takes Visa.

So far those who have expressed an interest in cruising over

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If only half manage to come along will be a good end of season cruise, just need good weather and to book B&B
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Saw David Dodd on Sunday and he said he would come in the Sting
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Old 02 September 2013, 18:42   #49
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mmm quite tempted by this - but would be by far the smallest boat again.... lol
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Excellent Trev, added to the list and updated below.

Longjohn your more than welcome as apparently size doesn't matter

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mmm quite tempted by this - but would be by far the smallest boat again.... lol
That depends on whether I take Blue Ray (so I can sleep on board) or Baby Blue (to save on fuel).
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Looks like St Vaast is very popular the weekend of the 12th/13th October. Still have a few more enquiries to make and will update later about accommodation options.
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Shame you guys haven't got cabin ribs. Wouldn't be a problem then😁
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Looks like St Vaast is very popular the weekend of the 12th/13th October. Still have a few more enquiries to make and will update later about accommodation options.
If you need some help with organization legwork etc let me know, happy to help.

As this will be a learning experience for me I'm also interested in following along with people's passage planning (route, fuel, equipment, alternatives, etc) to see how it is done for these longer trips.
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You could try looking for some accommodation - seems there is something going on that weekend, everywhere is full. Still looking though ! Another pair of eyes would be good.
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Have had to rethink this as there appears to be no accommodation in St Vaast for the 12th October. It was also going to be difficult to reserve something with 6 weeks to go taking a chance with the weather.

Have decided to change destination to Cherbourg.Will ask for the title of the thread to be changed.

Only 60 miles from the Needles to Cherbourg with a large marine with 24h access. The Hotel Chantereyne has plenty of rooms right on the marina with free cancelation and book now pay laters. Rooms from £55 to £60 per room. For those who share a twin room it works out cheaper.

Will be booking a room tonight with harbour views

http://www.booking.com/hotel/fr/chan...c4896a6dbc6dX1

Just need to find a delightful restaurant that will take a bunch of hungry Ribsters
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OK, Just booked in to same hotel as you Nigel, pre paid for breakfast too better be full cooked variety for the extra money.
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OK, Just booked in to same hotel as you Nigel, pre paid for breakfast too better be full cooked variety for the extra money.
Me too!

Those harbour view rooms were going fast think there is one left!

Looking at the pictures Andy I think you may be disappointed unless you like du pain et fromage
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No theres not - just booked the last one

Now showing sold out for Harbour views - plenty of other rooms available though so no problems yet. Certainly easier than St Vaast.
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Have decided to change destination to Cherbourg. ... Only 60 miles from the Needles to Cherbourg with a large marine with 24h access.
I think that is a good call. The adventure (for me at least) is the channel crossing, and making a longer-than-usual trip.

While I'm sure St Vaast is a great location, there is no point in stressing over accommodation and lock times etc if things are not working out smoothly.

With 24hr access and last minute hotel cancellation we can make a go/no go call last minute based on weather alone.
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