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Old 27 April 2002, 07:02   #1
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Cherbourg Trip

Hi All

The end of May Bank Holiday weekend just happens to be my birthday weekend.

Jono and I were planning to cross to Cherburg sometime this year, and it seems that this weekend may offer the best opportunity.

The Main Plan would be to leave Poole mid Morning Saturday 1 June. Low water is 0813, but not really relevant. Highwater n Cherbourg is 1250. We would then travel back accross Sunday afternoon - having had the compuslory 'Moules & Frites' lunch (not really compulsory - but a good choice)

As this is the long Bank Holiday weekend it would also give us room for a back up plan - if the weather is poor Saturday we could pootle around Poole and travel across Sunday, or if the weather is bad for the return trip we could stay an extra day there and return Monday - even Tuesday at a push.

Hopefully you get te idea - a nice leisuely run accross from Poole to Cherbourg with some flexibility to allow for weather.

If anyone is seriously interested in joining us - could you please let me know - either put a thread on here, or PM me, or ring me on the mobile number below. You will need to be confident your RIB can make the crossing, but if there is anyone out there who has wanted to cross the channel, and would like to make that crossing in company with others this could be your ideal chance.

I will need definite information by Mid May to book the launch site (parking for trailers etc).

Let me know

Graeme
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Old 28 April 2002, 14:36   #2
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Why do you guys not join BIBOA??? If you are a member, cruises can be 'advertised' across a broader field of Ribsters.
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Old 28 April 2002, 15:37   #3
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Charles

Thank you for your observation.

I am in fact a member of BIBOA.

Whilst their cruising calendar is good - it doesn't meet with everyone's needs.

In addition to this there are many people who don't like belonging to such organisations - for a whole variety of reasons.

Also, we are not aiming to advertise these 'cruises' to a wide audience - just a few like minded friends enjoying each others company - and providing mutual support for trips that would be more risky alone.

Also, if anyone wants to do a cruise that doesn't fit in with the BIBOA calendar, this gives them the opportnity.

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Old 29 April 2002, 03:35   #4
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Also, we are not aiming to advertise these 'cruises' to a wide audience - just a few like minded friends enjoying each others company
You cannot get a wider audience than the internet!
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Old 29 April 2002, 06:04   #5
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Old 29 April 2002, 07:04   #6
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Can you keep me updated with the plans, although I may just come over for the Sunday and travel back with you guy's after sampling some local bush tucker

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Old 29 April 2002, 07:35   #7
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In actual fact it was you who mentioned reaching a larger audience through BIBOA:
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Why do you guys not join BIBOA??? If you are a member, cruises can be 'advertised' across a broader field of Ribsters
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Dont really understand your point

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Afore this gets into a BIBOA vs not in BIBOA slagging match, can I just wish you a very happy birthday and good weather for the bank holiday Graeme. I'd come with you (whilst not wearing my BIBOA hat) but I'll be in Scotland. (Wearing it! ) on the Hebrides cruise.

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Old 29 April 2002, 09:12   #9
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The last thing I want is a BIBOA Vs Non BIBOA contest.

Have sent you a pm

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Old 30 April 2002, 07:04   #10
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I should be there can you book the good weather now !!!

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Old 30 April 2002, 07:09   #11
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Could book the weather now - but all they have left is force 5 - 6 Westerlies.

Thought I would wait and see if they have any stand by weather nearer the time (looking for a 1 -2 and slight for the entire weekend)

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Old 30 April 2002, 08:08   #12
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Also, we are not aiming to advertise these 'cruises' to a wide audience
The point I was trying to make refers directly to your comment as above. If you were indeed 'not aiming' to advertise these cruises then the internet is the last place to arrange such cruises, as it IS such a wide audience. MSN messenger, ICQ etc, etc would be the vehicle to arrange these things to a lesser audience.
Simple.....now lets go boating
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Old 30 April 2002, 08:16   #13
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Rib Net is surely a place for people interested in RIBs - so what better place than to ask if any like minded people fancy a cruise?

MSN Messenger etc can only be used if you have the actual address of ALL people who you would like to ask - this is not the case here.

I cant see what the problem is with asking any other Rib Net users if they would like to join me in an informal cruise. If we didnt do that the SOC weekend would never have happened would it?

As for lets go boating - thats where I will be this weekend - on a cruise around Anglesy - arranged with friends I have met through this forum.

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Old 30 April 2002, 10:48   #15
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You're lucky, the only friend I have with a boat almost as small as mine is Bill, and he hasn't got an engine!

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Old 30 April 2002, 11:30   #16
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All I did was ask if anyone was interested in joining me on a couple of trips I am planning - how come all this hassle?

Keith

If you ever want to join us on a trip there is usually someone looking for crew

Also, if there are any trips you want to do - such as Portsmouth to IOW or whatever and you want an 'escort', just let us know.

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Thanks for the offer Graeme, it's much appreciated. I'm taking Quicksilver back up to Scotland on 15th June. I'm up there for two weeks, I suppose it's a bit far for a long weekend for you?

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Old 30 April 2002, 14:42   #18
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Weather for trip

think this virtual buoy is near where you plan to go

http://buoyweather.com/wxnav.jsp?reg...w3Java&id=FR02

hope weather calms down a bit for you, looks hairy at the moment !!!

Seas 10 to 16 feet , should make for some good wave jumping ?
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Old 30 April 2002, 14:58   #19
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Hey Hart who said I was your friend??!! I'm an associate.
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Dbillyboy (TLS), you were my friend when I asked if you wanted to go to Cardiff!!!

Let's organise a cruise from Upton.

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