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Old 10 July 2013, 16:58   #1
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Sib Club Calshot to The Folly Inn Cowes - 21st July

On the 21st July, weather permitting......

A Cruise from the main slipway at Calshot Activity centre (SO45 1BR) to the Folly Inn in East Cowes https://www.oldenglishinns.co.uk/our...ly-whippingham

This trip will involve crossing the Solent to the Isle of Wight which is about 3.5 nm and a further 1.8 nm up the Medina estuary to arrive at the Folly Inn

Meet up is around 10am at the main slipway next to the RNLI building, leaving Calshot at 11am, I'll have a word with the folly and book a few tables when we know the numbers, we'll order our own food when we get there.

As always ribs are more than welcome

Smaller Sibs who don't fancy the crossing can always meet up at calshot and enjoy the local area, there are toilets and other facilities in the main hanger at Calshot that also houses the Veladrome, Ski Slopes and rock climbing. There's also a bar that serves food (they do a really great Thai Red Curry cooked by the Thai family that run the bar, go for the hot one)
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i`m in ..weather permitting woohoo
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I did this trip today.!!

The Folly is a good pub with nice food, had to pay 6 to moor up, but I don't know whether the sibs could find a way around this?

I would love to get involved with this, however it's my son birthday that day so I don't think I'll be able to make the trip.

It took me around 40mins leaving from Warsash cruising at a steady 15knts. If the weather is right this will be an excellent cruise for the sibs.

Have fun.
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Nice one
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oooooh I fancy that!, if its ok for a small rib?
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Sorry, can't make this one as I'll be ribbing around Salcombe area then. Hope you have another good day
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you don`t have to ask mike

the only question is to wife n kids or not to wife and kids
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oooooh I fancy that!, if its ok for a small rib?
Yeah I've done it in my 3.6m Y class and 2 SR4's came round the Island with us but it all depends on the day

There is plenty to do if we don't cross but I'm sure the day will work out just fine as high tide is late morning so there is a large area behind calshot spit where there is a sheltered area and there's also the crossing to the Hamble where there are a few pubs.

There is so much to do there Sib related, but ultimately it would be great to get a few sibs over to Cowes for their fist Island trip
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gutted i forgot all about a family birthday bbq on this day .... if you could sort out another date i`d appreciate it or if you could do it again ??
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Could do if this is too short notice, can do:

Sunday 4th August

or

Sunday 1st September (Think kids go back to school on the 2nd)?
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Could do if this is too short notice, can do:

Sunday 4th August

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Sunday 1st September (Think kids go back to school on the 2nd)?
4th works for me, however 1st Sep I'm at mudeford beach hut....so always Christchurch to yarmouth a possible sib trip? Bbq on beach on return?
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4th works for me, however 1st Sep I'm at mudeford beach hut....so always Christchurch to yarmouth a possible sib trip? Bbq on beach on return?
yerp both dates good for me

though there is a dodgy birthday on the 30th aug .. i was considering the bournemouth airshow or another trip to weymouth but could be tempted by a beach bbq
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yerp both dates good for me

though there is a dodgy birthday on the 30th aug .. i was considering the bournemouth airshow or another trip to weymouth but could be tempted by a beach bbq
I'll be at air show Thursday and Friday , maybe not sat, but again Sunday. Sat and Sun eve welcome to bbq at mudeford. Red arrows on thur, fri, and sat...they did a little arrival at Bournemouth Thursday :-)
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So are we still on for next Sunday?
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So are we still on for next Sunday?
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Looks like the sun's out but the wind is too
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Wind still looking a bit much so I reckon we should do this another time
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Lets hold on and see nearer the time and make a call then dude
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Car sorted! So may do small rib Sunday if I've got over this week's work effort...
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I've missed all the dates that have happened because of work / family life! Do you reckon there could be a similar sib meet up in September? Need to book these things in early!
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