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Old 20 June 2002, 03:19   #1
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BIBOA Channel Islands Cruise 26-28 July 2002

Jim Macintosh and I are putting together the final details for this cruise which is promising to be quite fantastic. Briefly, the cruise will set off from the Solent area heading directly to Alderney for a fuel stop and some lunch. Jersey will be the next land-fall where my wife and I will be hosting a BBQ and hopefully, much frivolity. Saturday morning will see an early start as the tides will play a crucial part in our plans. The intention is to go deep into the Minquiers reef complex (quite spectacular) and land briefly. It is on to Chausey next (French island off Granville) where we will spend the best part of the day exploring and enjoying some fine French cuisine. Later that afternoon, we head towards Carteret where we will spend the night. Its off to the wonderful Ecrehous islands on Sunday morning armed with fresh baghuettes, cold meats etc for a leisurely brunch. The UK ribs will then make their way back home, hopefully in time for dinner . Please register your interest with Jim at BIBOA a.s.a.p. It would be great to see as many forum members as possible on this cruise. In the meantime, if you have any questions you can email me at charles@itex.je or alternatively give me a call on +44 7797 721 669.
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Looks like a great weekend.........

shame I'll be in Hong Kong! (The jet set life of a supply chain manager y'know). Have a good one and I hope to get over later in the year.

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It sounds spectacular.
I will be going to THE BOSSES BANK soon to check out my brownie points situation.
Will watch developments with great interest.
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Di and I are definitely up for that one, Charles.

Magellan Alpha will still only be armed with her tiddly-widdly engine but I will have finished installing the new long-range tanks and trim tabs by then so, if we can vaguely keep up with the rest of the pack, we'll be there.

Looking forward to it. Cheers...
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Good to have you along Mike...I thought your engine problems were resolved?
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Resolved, yes, but only in as far as I have placed an order for a Yanmar 300 with Bravo 2X leg, Charles.

Believe it or not, but E P Barrus have sold so many they are out of stock for three months. Earliest delivery will be sometime in August. Marine engine sales at that level must prove something about the state of the economy...
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Charles,
I now have the base details of the cruise from BIBOA. I am wondering if you could give us some idea of the distances involved each day.
Alan,
I understand you may have more details. Is it possible I could get an e-mail copy please?
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Ballpark distances are:
Solent to Alderney
68 nm
Alderney to Jsy
32 miles nm
Jersey to Minquiers
9 nm
Minks to Chausey
11 nm
Chausey to Carteret
16 nm
Carteret to Ecrehous
8 nm
You guys with the smelly diesels and long range tanks could probably do the entire cruise on one tank?
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Anyone from this forum partaking in this cruise?
Besides Brian and Mike, it would be very good to have you along and meet those I have not met. It is a very easy cruise taking in areas you would not ordinarily go on your own. Contact Jim ymack@riblines.fsnet.co.ukat BIBOA a.s.a.p. if you are interested. If you have a smaller RIB or SIB (Mr Hart, Pepper?) you could always crew on other boats as I am sure there is space for more.
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BIBOA Channel Islands Cruise 26-28 July 2002

Charles,

I was just browsing this thread, thinking what a fantastic time you are all going to have, then I noticed you comment about possible crew space...

I would absolutely love to go if someone wouldn't mind a rookey on board (subject to permission from 'er indoors).

I've got Advanced Powerboat, ICC, Day Skipper, VHF, but short on experience. I've also done Intro. to Tea Brewing, but failed the practical assessment due to poor quality!

But seriously, would be pleased to pitch in and get involved.

A very excited...
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Pepper (and anyone else interested) please phone Jim at 01902 372975 - immediately- and arrange through him. Sir Charles Blois has a massive 10m RIB which can take another 20 people I reckon
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Charles,

I'm looking at my appointments and need to temper my initial excitement, at least until I've rescheduled a key meeting. Would it be OK if I get confirmation before commiting to this cruise?
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No problem, just liase with Jim Macintosh
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IF, IF, IF,.........I get Cyanide back from Lymington in time, I could offer you a place on my boat (leaving from Torquay).
This offer is TOTALLY dependent on getting my boat back in time though.
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How is it progressing with Cyanide, Brian? Who will you join if she is not ready?
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Brian,

Thanks for your offer - I'd very much like to take you up on that if your plans come to fruition.

I've got the meetings re-arranged and the work covered, so I'll send some emails off when I get home tonight.

Have also activated email button here!

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Cyanide needs to go in for a major service and Scorpion are heaps busy right now.
On top of that I need at least one person to go with me to Lymington and I dont know too many people locally prepared to take a day off work for my benefit. Hence I have to wait for that triangle; space at Lymington, crew availability and not too bad a weather forecast.
If I dont get Cyanide back in time I will throw myself at the mercy of Mike Garside or Andy Mickelwrights, both of whom plan to leave from Brixham (ie here).
I am so keen on this cruise that I might even SWIM across!!
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Brian,

You could always go directly from Lymington if time was a problem? If you returned to Torquay that would probably set a new record for taking the scenic route between two places!

BTW, Chris Strickland tells me he did Lymington to Exmouth in two and a quarter hours at the weekend! (& he's still running his engines in!!)

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All those partaking in this cruise, a picture or two of Saturday night's stopover, Carteret, taken this morning Sunday 14 July.
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Barely no water....
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