Littlehampton Cruise 7/8 May 2005
OK Guys as some of you have already heard Phil Chitty and I are putting together plans for another LAmpton cruise :thumbs: . This cruise gives the Solent ribsters and not only, an opportunity to see that ribbing life is also beyond the Selsy Bill :D
Last years cruise was well attended, from memory about 12 ribs .
The plan this year is to have a 2 day cruise with an overnight stay in Littlehampton, ie the Arun View ect, over the next couple of days we will find out how many rooms the Arun View have and if necessary just book the lot.
As you know Littlehampton is a tidal river and when choosing the right day the tides have to be taken under account
The initial proposal is for Saturday 7th May - Sunday 8th May
HW at Littlehampton on the saturday is at 11:25. The LAmpton ribs can launch in the morning and meet the flotyla ;) say about 11:00 .
The plan would be to venture up the Arun river say as far as Arundel and enjoy there a sandwich lunch or perhaps a pub lunch at the Black Rabbit.
In the afternoon back to Littehampton and an evening meal at the Arun View.
The Arun View have their own mooring so no problem here.
Depending on the weather conditions either back to the Solent or a quick bash to the Brighton Marina for lunch
This is our proposal and if we have :thumbs: I will then put this down in the Cruise events for May
Names please:: :)
I'm definitely up for this one - especially after not making it last year.
Dates are in the diary!
Never been to that part of the world so I'll go for intrested Andre
The more the merrier.
The cruise last year was my first meeting with anyone else from RIBnet other than Andre and it was great to meet so many fellow Ribsters.
More information to follow in the next few months!!!
Count us in Andre. Really looking forward to visiting your part of the coast again. :)
I would love to come.
subject to new boat being ready. love to meet up with all the names on screen.
And if Pete 7 is out there again we needn't worry about directions. :D
Hope the weather's good.
I would like to come too, if that's ok, be good to put a face to some of the people on here.
Well so far a very good response :thumbs: . Will confirm in a day or two the dates given as we must first talk to Paul at the Arun View. My guess is that 99.9% the cruise is on for 7/8 May. Upon final confirmation will make the entry in the events
Those who would like to participate pls PM me name of rib, how many persons
and if B & B is required
Count us in last year was great fun and a two day event is even better. Off to put the date on the calendar. It will also be our second wedding anniversary (ahhhh) and Anto's birthday that weekend :D So get us a good room ;)
M & A
Littlehampton Cruise 7/8 May
The dates of our cruise are confirmed for 7/8th May and these have now been entered into the event calender .
Phil & i have been looking up the local B & Bs so will post information on this subject tomorrow as still need to speak to one place on the phone.
As the B & Bs insist on a credit/debit card guarantee for the reservation we believe it will be best for all around that each party make their own bookings.
I trust you agree :thumbs:
Good idea looking forward to the better weather already.
Accomodation in Littlehampton
OK Guys, having spent Sunday afternoon going round the most convenient
B & Bs this is my recommendation
Arun View Inn
Tel: 01903 72235
there are 2 twin rooms left and the price is with breakfast 47.50/per room for two persons sharing
The Arun View have only got 4 rooms so you can guess who got in first.
Yes you are correct the organizers :thumbs:
Just opposite the Harbour Masters office is :
Quayside Bed & Breakfast
36, Pier Road
tel: 01903 721958
ask for Jane and mention the rib cruise
the Quayside has 7 rooms all with en suite
The Nelson Hotel
61, Pier Road
tel: 01903 713358
they hv 5 rooms
2 x twin
2 x double
1 x family
in total they can cater for 12 persons
Double or twin £50.00 with breakfast
family room £65.00 with breakfast
Just round the corner from the Nelson Hotel
Regency Bed & Breakfast
tel: 01903 717707
Arun Sands B & B
84, South Terrace
tel: 01903 732489
B&B from £25.00/pppn
As each B & B want credit card deposit or guarantee it is best if all interested parties made their own reservations. Please do not leave it too late as the above B & Bs are within walking distances from the river and mooring . Also nearer the time some B & B may not want to accept a reservation for 1 night.
Once you make a reservation please confirm this to me. I will upon receipt of confirmations make a list of participants and post on the forum
Very important aspect of the cruise and this can be arranged at the Arun View or at the pontoons by the Harbour Masters office. In order to make these arrangements will need to know how many ribs. Hopefully by the end of February or early March these numbers will be known.
Since last year's cruise the Arun View have had some proper steps made down to the pontoon. No more climbing up the ladders. :D
We have all signs of a good cruise in the making so to those undecided - don't hesitate and make the necessary arrangements :thumbs:
JK we hope you will be participating as well
By the RNLI is a very good Youth Hostel and if any of you are members then this would be a good place to stay
Tel: 0870 7706114
suggest you try the Nelson Hotel
* 4 - poster Bed :)
So far the following have confirmed their participation:
The Jackeens - "Zebedee"
Roy Smith - possibly
Louise & Richard - "Blue Ice"
Martin & Anto - "Remedy"
DJL - "Bumblebee"
Richard - "Nautibouy"
Martin & "Bob" the Yellow Rib
Phil Chitty -"Galaxsea 2"
Andre & Wiesia - "Seahawk 2"
Waiting for more confirmations :thumbs:
This sounds like a really good weekend and If I can get the time off we will be there.
I am not familiar with the area so can anyone tell us where the best launching site, with overnight parking, would be?
First you can have your rib launched at the Littlehampton marina (West bank)and as it is a weekend the charge for this is £30.00 (you must have a valid insurance policy) . This charge will also cover the parking of the trailer & car. The Marina do the launching using their own tractor. Overnight mooring at the marina is an option but in May there could be a problem with space. We will arrange mooring at the Arun View and at the visitors pontoons which is by the Harbour Master's office and in walking distance from the listed B & Bs
The other option (East bank) is to use the public slip and launch on your own . There is a charge about £ 6.00. This slip is next to the RNLI station. Meter parking for car and trailer is just behind the RNLI
Hope this is clear to all concerned
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