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Old 30 August 2001, 17:15   #1
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BIBOA Cruising update.......

The season is getting on and we are trying to organise some more events before the weather turns bad. (Can it get any worse?!)

Anyway two events that might appeal:

1) Cross Channel. Solent to Cherbourg daytrip. An ideal "first time foreign" trip. Open to all Rib sizes and experience levels. Date is 15/16th Sept. Weather permitting!

2) Isle of Man weekend. From Anglesey to the IOM Saturday. Overnight Sat night in the IOM and return to Anglesey Sunday AM.
Again open to all. Planned for 6th/7th October. Definately weather permitting!!

Interested? Post here or email for details. cruising@biboa.co.uk

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Alan

PS. Also the traditional end of season event at the end of October - Solent to Weymouth. HOWEVER if the more hardy amongst you want to cruise into the winter then let me know!
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Old 31 August 2001, 03:26   #2
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Alan,

What's the cost of transportation of a rib from Athens to UK, in order to participate in the cross channel event ?

Michael.
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Old 31 August 2001, 03:34   #3
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I can get you a quote if you like!

Alternatively, if you want to join in but not bring your boat I'm sure that we can sort out a place with someone else for you.

Bring warm clothes!

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Forget bringing warm clothes, come in my boat. You can keep your shorts on and if you do get cold I will turn the heater up. And before anyone says that I am a "wheel house whimp" tell me that after you have spent thousands of hours at sea in an open boat!
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Old 31 August 2001, 06:19   #5
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Thanks,

SpeciaL THANKS TO EVERYBODY for the invitation AND the advice, but it would really to much of a good thing having some pictures of "SUNKISS II" on my desk from such a participation. By the way how long does it take for a cross ?

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Old 31 August 2001, 07:24   #6
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Michael,

You'd be most welcome to come to any BIBOA cruise, although for these short 1 day/weekend affairs as John says coming over and riding on someone else boat might be a little more cost effective?!

A thought for next year....we will be running the bi-annual Round Scotland event which is a week or so of cruising. Now that might be worth shipping your RIB over for? Definately need some warm clothes though..........

Anyway if you seriously want to come on a cruise let me know and we'll see what we can sort out!

Alan.

PS ALAN P Are you coming to Ireland next month with Brian Elliot etc?
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Hi Alan

Not sure yet about Brians event, Spirit of Cardiff is currently touring Northern Europe and Southern England. she will be at Gunwharf quay in Portsmouth Harbour from Monday 3rd September for a week and then back to Cardiff for Saturday 15th.
Remind me, what date is Brians event perhaps I will fly over for the weekend.

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Old 31 August 2001, 07:36   #8
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Senior Member Alan,

It' just a thought, you know like a flash in my mind the patricipation thing.
For the moment I'm just gathering info. The prospect is rather appealing.

Well boys (and girls) I must be going now. Have to get ready, lauch "SUNKISS II" and go for the weekend.

Nice ribing to everyone

See you on Monday morning.

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Old 31 August 2001, 14:44   #9
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To Alan P.
We will be leaving Plymouth at the crack of dawn (i.e. probably after 09.00) on Saturday 8th September for a run of about 240nm to Kinsale.
You will still be fast asleep then wont you?
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Suitable Boat ?.

Hi Alan,

Having only recently got a RIB (sailing cruisers for years)I am interested in cruises in the North of England.

The one to the IOM sounds good but is my boat suitable being small, at that time of year.
Also would my experience level be upto it?. I am happy with navigation etc but quite new to driving ribs and never been out in any bad weather yet.

My rib is a Ribcraft 4.8 with 50Hp 4 Stroke.

Fuel should not be an issue (12 gallon internal) + 10 gallon external.
Boat is equipped for open sea, VHF,Compass, GPS Plotter, flares etc.

Any feedback back would be grateful as I want to start cruising but all the ones I have seen advertised upto now have been down south.
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Old 02 September 2001, 11:25   #11
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Gary........

Is you boat large enough to cross to the IOM? Well the answer has to be a qualified yes. If three 4.8m ribcraft can succesfully circumnavigate Britain on the RB4 event then, in theory, a run to the IOM should be well within the boats capabilities.

The key thing for you will be weather window. In a small RIB you want to be assured of good weather both out and back. I am sure you know enough to make your own call on this but personally I will be looking for Force 4 or less to go in my 6.5m RIB. (As I do this for the enjoyment not the addrenlin rush!) So, if we are fortunate with the weather and you have the range, the kit and the confidence to do so then you would be most welcome. As an illustration, John Harvey, who is organising this cruise, has done the trip in a 5.2m RIB before, or so he has told me!

You sound like an experienced chap so would be able to make the call as to personally whether you wanted to put to sea or not - clearly with the access to advice from the more experienced hands on the day. If the weather is not good then don't go. And if the weather turns whilst you are out at the IOM be prepared to stay/get the ferry back rather than risk boat and crew!

If you want to chat more about this, or rib cruising in general drop me an email and I'll give you my telephone number.

Cheers, Alan.

PS. One point, you will need to be a BIBOA member (if you are not already one) to go on this or any other BIBOA cruise. Worth joining!
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Is this cruise still on?

1) Cross Channel. Solent to Cherbourg daytrip. An ideal "first time foreign" trip. Open to all Rib sizes and experience levels. Date is 15/16th Sept. Weather permitting!

I too will be "sailing" to Cherboug this weekend, not on a RIB but in a BMS (Big Metal Ship)

We will be sailing in "The Pride of Bristol" from Bristol tomorrow afternoon, our first stop will be Falmouth on Saturday afternoon.

We then set off for Cherboug at 0300 on Sunday morning, getting there, hopefully, around 1700.

(We only do 10 knots )

We are staying in Cherbourg untill Thursday when we will start our return to Bristol via St Ives.

So if you see us in port - or zip past us on your rib, then give us a wave. We might even make you a cup of tea!!
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Old 13 September 2001, 12:27   #13
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Here's a picture of us moored at Lundy - so that you know what we look like!

Hopefully the weather will be like this !!!
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Old 13 September 2001, 13:30   #14
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Cherbourg Cruise

Not happening this weekend - Apart from anything else the weather is looking lousy. (It was rough enough off Cornwall yesterday!)

We are still planning to run a Cross Channel cruise. What we have decided to do is to ask all interested BIBOA members to contact me or Mike Deacon to register interest. When we get a weather window we'll ring around and get as many together as possible to do the event.

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Old 13 September 2001, 13:41   #15
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Jools....

Rather you than me going round Lands End tommorrow unless the weather has moderated from Weds. We went from Falmouth to Plymouth via Fowey in a 9.5m RIB and it was exciting enough in a F5. F6-7 was forecast for today!

Hope you've taken your stugeron!

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Any more update on the early October run to the Isle of Man?
We have a "Strangford Lough Rib Raid" organised for this weekend (29th & 30th Sept) starting at 11 am from Newtownards Sailing Club. I would like to canvas / confirm all boats at this event about our run to IOM to coincide with the BIBOA run.
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Old 24 September 2001, 15:25   #17
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IOM Cruise 6th / &th Oct.

Alan Mc, (too many Alans on this forum!), yes as far as I am concerned its still on weather permitting, although I need to tie up with John Harvey. I have personally had little response from any interested BIBOA members so far!!

I'll let you know ASAP whether its still happening.

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Alan Mc, What ever the weather, I will be there. I am flying in!!

Cheers

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Old 26 September 2001, 15:53   #19
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IOM Cruise

Alan Mck, & anyone else interested.

The BIBOA IOM cruise planned for 6th / 7th Oct is still on the cards. We are going to take a view on both the weather and the number of potential participants next Weds & make a go/no go decision.

So far there has not been a huge amount of interest and we only have 2 - 3 boats. If anyone else is interested can they please contact me or John Harvey ASAP!

cruising@biboa.co.uk

Cheers,

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How far is it? and how long will it take in a RIB?

I won't be bringing mine - its a bit small! but if there's space on a rib which needs an extra hand then I might be interested

Are there going to be any other "cruises" this year? and when does the season start again next year?

I see there is a Weymouth cruise TBA in October according to the BIBOA web site.

I have my BIBOA application form in front of me
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