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Old 07 December 2005, 12:47   #21
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Just had a look at maps.google.com, Inverkip UK looks like a very nice place to go ribbing, then I zoomed out.

OUCH

I seems to be a pretty long tow this time. Couldn't you guys find a place a little closer to Denmark.

What about Poland, we have seen a lot off nice pictures from there ( I do remember that strange lifting device where you drive your boat onto some kind off railway wagon)

Belgium, France, Southern part off UK, Ribes again

If we choose Ribex I will only have to drive for 16 hours to get there ( If I'm speeding) 1.300 Km.

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Isn't there a ferry from Asberg to the UK say overnight with cabin so you could travel in style and then much less then 16 hours drive.

Poland would be nice but for sure to far to tow and the lifting device you mention is inland and over 1000 miles away from the UK.
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Inverkip is only 576 miles from here

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What about South Wales?

Milford/St Davids Head - within cruising range of the NWR, the Cornish RIB Mafia and would make a good or cruise (or tow) for the S(w)R?

I've never cruised it, but heard good things, loads to do and see.

The earlier the better for me/us, as the weekends will start to get busy (I hope)...

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Can you please support your post with more information like what type of accomodation, cost, distance from the marina. Could a meeting room be made available, places to eat, ect ect ect
Having spent a week in Inverkip in September I do not need convincing but many others do

How many members are from your area? If Inverkip selected can we count on the Scottish members to make all necessary arrangement, ect, ect, ect
Right Here goes,
Accomodation:
B&Bs Inverkip 1 @ £40 ish per night
Largs (about 5miles down the coast) Loads from around £18 p.p.p.n
Greenock(about 5 miles up the coast) Travel Lodges etc from £39.95 per room
Wemyss Bay and Gourock (about 3 miles either side of Inverkip) Static Caravans. Need to find out the price.

Eating:
Loads in Largs, Chartroom at Inverkip Marina, Inverkip Hotel or we coulds go to Bute, Tarbert, Millport(the best curry house ever!!)or the many wee haunts available by boat.

Fuel: Diesel only available at Inverkip however I could arrange for transport of cans to BP filling station at Greenock. Largs has both Diesel and petrol available quay side but a inflated cost.

Im sure we could arrange a meeting room if we can firm a date, numbers and for how long we need it. I would be willing to help with the organisation this end if this is a go'er.
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Will be more than willing and able to help and assist with things our end if (as it looks) it is to be Inverkip.

Just let me know.

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Guys thanks for the input so far. Inverkip /Largs Scotland looks promising

South Wales another promising location only we need more info

We will need a show of hands from the members that a RibNet conference is of interest and which location is best suited

JK can you help here
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having looked at the map and inverkip looks a great place

not sure you would get a large amount of people willing to travel that far but if they did i am sure the scenery would be worth it

what would be the objectives of the event, how long would it run for, what would be covered, who would be there in terms of presenters/trade etc

would this be the first rib net event?
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[QUOTE=Hugh Jardon] having looked at the map and inverkip looks a great place

not sure you would get a large amount of people willing to travel that far but if they did i am sure the scenery would be worth it

what would be the objectives of the event, how long would it run for, what would be covered, who would be there in terms of presenters/trade etc

would this be the first rib net event? [QUOTE]



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My guess it would have to be a long weekend, perhaps some would like to stay on and make a week of it

The first conference was in Plymouth in 2003 and it was a great event
read about it here

http://www.rib.net/forum/showthread....rence+plymouth
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Back to the roots of RN.

You & Aging Youth would make a great job of organising us lot


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Back to the roots of RN.

You & Aging Youth would make a great job of organising us lot


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Cheers but we can only come up with an idea and get members motivated. Like proposing a location and date. Then it would be up to the local members and without their input we could not even get it off the ground

so we need the following confirmation

1) Do we want a conference?

if the majority say YES then

2) Where?

3) When?

4) Once location agreed will the local members undertake to organize the event?
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Old 07 December 2005, 22:43   #32
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Only just read thru this topic...

as previously mentioned Inverkip would be a great place, with a lot of varied options on places to go (+ its only 2mins over the road for me ).

Im willing to help out with anything required, could probably also count on a few other mates, Yellow, Clyde Rib'er and Nick Mcd from this forum to help out.
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We will need a show of hands from the members that a RibNet conference is of interest and which location is best suited

JK can you help here
No problem. OK, hands up who wants to go?

Seriously though, it's a great place to go ribbing. It's a 500 mile drive from the south coast, but that shouldn't be too big a deal. Alternatively it's a moderately ambitious three days by sea for the more adventurous.

May or June would be a reasonable bet weather wise (probably as good as any other time), but you're not going to please everyone. Why not go for a week and nominate one of the weekends as the "main" event for those who can only make part of it?

What would be good if someone local decides that they want to organise themselves a week's cruising, and invite other people to join them. If they can help other people with the arrangements, so much the better.

If anyone's up for organising it (such as it needs to be organised), then just go for it. At the worst you'll have a week of cruising on your own, you'll probably get a handful of boats coming to join you, and if it really takes people's imagination you may have a major flotilla! If it looks like it's getting big then I dare say that other people can be roped in to organise a meal or help with acccommodation

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We are already racing in Dunoon, Pwhelli, France and Belgium (twice), not to mention the trip from Devon to Ramsgate etc .................. so the thought of another 500 mile trip is more than I wish to contemplate at this time of year, so it would have to be REALLY good to make it worth the trip for us!
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We are already racing in Dunoon, Pwhelli, France and Belgium (twice), not to mention the trip from Devon to Ramsgate etc
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A bit off thread, but do you have the dates/venues for next years racing?!? Ta!!

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Do we want another Ribnet meeting ?? I say Yes we do.

Where ? Well I don't care, I have a long drive anyway

When ? Well I would love some nice warm weather, light sun, no rain, no wind but a bit of waves on one side so Wave jumping is posible and no waves on the other side so the wife would like it too
Not a lot to ask .........

Could someone please post some pictures of the Inverkip area, posible with some nice calm water to show the wife.

I'm in for it.

Andre, I don't know about a ferry, but I think that the next ribnet meeting I'm going to plan a bit more time to get there, and I don't mind the drive.

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Do we want another Ribnet meeting ?? I say Yes we do.

Where ? Well I don't care, I have a long drive anyway

When ? Well I would love some nice warm weather, light sun, no rain, no wind but a bit of waves on one side so Wave jumping is posible and no waves on the other side so the wife would like it too
Not a lot to ask .........

Could someone please post some pictures of the Inverkip area, posible with some nice calm water to show the wife.

I'm in for it.

Andre, I don't know about a ferry, but I think that the next ribnet meeting I'm going to plan a bit more time to get there, and I don't mind the drive.

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Rene,

DFDS ferries travel from Esbjerg to Harwich see www.dfds.co.uk
as for Inverkip area then I am sure the local members will guide you to the best web sites
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DFDS ferries travel from Esbjerg to Harwich see www.dfds.co.uk
as for Inverkip area then I am sure the local members will guide you to the best web sites
Rene, it is just under 460 miles on road so not long drive for us the Scandinavians although most Brits will find this distance all way to eternity

By the way I am in your neighbourhood next week

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