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Old 31 January 2005, 14:07   #1
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Ellen MacArthur return

As you probably all know Ellen MacArthur will be returning to Falmouth at the completion of her transglobe attempt. If anyone is considering a trip to watch her return and would like somewhere to store their Rib for free overnight/s I have some storage space available on Cornwalls South coast (within easy launching of Fowey & St. Mawes) there are several hotels very close by as well. PM me for some more details if you'd like them.
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Old 31 January 2005, 16:50   #2
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Storage

Storage , how much a foot???
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Old 31 January 2005, 17:24   #3
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I should have known you'd find this Eddo, I nearly put a 'hard boaters need not apply proviso!
Yes I did say for free, I've checked my birth certificate and I am Cornish
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Old 02 February 2005, 13:02   #4
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ellens return

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Can you tell me what the situation for launching quite big RIB's i Falmouth is.

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Grove park I think it is, slip in the centre of Falmouth is suitably wide and ok for massive ribs. Kernow will tell you more I'm sure.
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Slip way next to Falmouth Marina - very nice harbour master - you can leave trailor on site but need to park vehicle in long stay carpark 5minutes walk away.

Do not have to worry too much about tide times as slip way accessible except for very low tides.
I think link is http://www.falmouthport.co.uk/

Wish I could be there!
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Old 02 February 2005, 13:36   #7
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Hi Stuart
Yes Alan's right, very large slip right in the middle of Falmouth which is ideal for large ribs. Other options to consider would be to launch from St.Mawes which is easier to reach from anywhere east(don't know these slips but speak to Andy Cox his marine business is based there.) Fowey, further afield again but much quieter than Falmouth also with reasonable slip and adjacent parking.Depending on Ellen's arrival time would expect Falmouth to be heaving around the waterfront and parking v.difficult. Again depending on arrival time will try to get out on the water myself.
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St Mawes

Coming from the East, St Mawes is less of a drag although roads down to St Mawes are a bit windy with a big rig. I've launched 6.5m at St Mawes Harbour slip and dont think I would want to try anything larger. Giving Andy Cox (allround top bloke) a bell would be probably be a good idea. I'm sure he'd sort you out.
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Old 02 February 2005, 15:13   #9
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I work in St.Mawes during the Summer and have launched works 5.6m RIB down the harbour slip.
It is a very steep slip and the browe is quite sharp! Don't use a Merc as it bottoms out propa jobby!!!
The main road into the village is on average fine (windey, but ok), but there are a couple of narrow places along it to watch out for.
Grove Place in Falmouth by the NMMC is a good place as Kernow says, because you can leave your trailer there and your right next to the pontoon which B&Q Castorama will be berthing.
Im gonna be working ( GUTTED ) so all of you who go, have a wicked time and give Ellen a loud cheer from me!!!
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Old 02 February 2005, 20:28   #10
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Mylor Yacht Harbour is good

Two Slipways, parking for car and trailer available on site
Fuel , both petrol and Diesel available if required
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I berlieve Ellen is expected arrive in Falmouth on Tuesday morning.


I am going out to meet her , is anyone else?
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Old 07 February 2005, 10:20   #13
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would certainly like to, thought about trailering to St. Mawes to launch. It all depends on her ETA for Falmouth but all being well will be there.
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Well done to Ellen! 71 days - wow! Jealous of any of you who make it out there to greet her!
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Fantastic - A hero in the true sense - God we Brits are good on the sea. Well done Ellen
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Well done Ellen
That's DAME Ellen! Been watching her homecoming on TV. It must have been amazing to have been part of it. Looking forward to seeing some piccies if anyone managed to get close enough!

P.S. There's a documentary about the yoyage on ITV tomorrow night at 10pm.
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