Launching options near Eastbourne
We have a junior sailing evening coming up in April out of Pevensey Sailing club. The sailing club is providing a number of ribs, but being a junior event we need/want to launch more. Pevensey have a process by where they beach launch over the shingle on a couple of trailers with big floatation tyres on a winch which they use on their 5.0m ribs, however the process of getting boats off their road trailers and onto the launch trailers is time consuming.
A couple of the ribs we take around are longer (6.25m and 6.5m) and a couple are 5m. I wondered if there was somewhere within a few miles we could potentially launch the bigger ribs on a trailer slip and head around, leaving the space and time for the smaller boats to be launched by the Pevensey crew using their tried and tested method.
I understand the marina will crane in/out, but charges a premium and only Monday to Friday only, which adds a couple of nights mooring and accommodation which blows the budgets.
I'd be grateful of any local knowledge or ideas.
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