Schedule - Round Anglesey Ribnet 2014
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You should be self sufficient and are to make you own decisions as to whether to proceed or return. Buddying up with a similar sized boat is wise just to watch each other.
Main party will be launching at Chris Seddon’s slip at Ty Calch 07917 859345. Once all in the water they will departing at 10.30am in an Anti-Clockwise direction around the Island, making way to Conwy Marinas Mulberry pub for Mid day. Follow experienced boats through the Swellies and Strait, but there’ll be plenty of water.
I'll join you just after the bridges most likely, I'm in the Black and Yellow humber commonly known as "The Cardinal".
The run to Conwy, even if there is bad weather will be manageable for most. Yes it may be lumpy in the latter part but it’s not far. It’s circa 30 miles from Caernarfon, sheltered to Beaumaris then open water to Conwy of about 12 miles. Only if there is rarer NE wind with a Force 6+ will we find it difficult to make it, based on experience over the past 25 yrs. But turn around at Puffin Island if you wish.
High tide is at mid day in Conwy, by all means pass the marina and go up to the castle for a nosey but PLEASE DO NOT
go to the quayside and tie up as it is busy at Easter and having spoken to Matthew, the harbourmaster, 01492 596253, they can not cope with us all trying to come alongside the quay. The marina is open 3hrs either side roughly. Please note the speed limit as you enter the river.
A few select ribs with banners may pop round with the buckets to see if we can collect some money.
Conwy Marina, is a private enterprise, run by John. There is a pub “The Mulberry” and John has said he is happy to host over 35 ribs for FREE right in front of the pub for a couple of hours. He will try and line/raft us all up in front of the pub, but if not on to pontoon H. There will likely be someone to greet us and point us in the right direction. Please listen to others when instructed, DO NOT just go on any pontoon!! This will provide us with a good decked area to have lunch, drinks, toilet break and conversation if nice and inside area if inclement.
There is fuel available, but please contact John at the marina ahead of the day on 01492 593000 to pre-warn.
We will then head out at about 1.30 to go around the island anti-clockwise running with the falling tide, (Weather providing) with a stop at Holyhead (no petrol) for a cuppa, toilet and a break. Then head round to Caernarfon in due course, with a possible stop at Pilots cove. Averaging 20mph we should make it back to Caernarfon by about 5.30.
Very weather dependant.
If weather is poor, or people want a short run, they can then head back to Caernarfon in the shelter of the Strait. There and back is about 50m.
Round the Island incorporating Conwy is about 100-110 miles. Most 6m ribs will use circa 1-1.5L of fuel per mile. I’d advise 50% extra fuel to what you expect, as a buffer for bad weather.
There are 3 castles, 3 bridges, 2 piers, over 4 lighthouses (?) 4 marinas, a stately home, 2 lifeboat houses, plenty of Islands and wildlife and the Snowdonian Mountain range on route.... oh and the second most dangerous stretch of water in the UK (Menai Strait)
This really is quality cruising ground. Let’s all enjoy the day, help others where you can, stay safe and meet some new people whilst raising some money for charity.
Evening do is at the Celtic Royal in Caernarfon, please PM Christyclach 07917 859345 on the forum as for food it is pre-order ticket only.
PLEASE DONT POST BANTER ON HERE, IF YOU HAVE A PERTINENT QUESTION THEN PLEASE ASK AS IT MAY BE WORTHWHILE FOR OTHERS TO SEE.