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Andre 14 January 2005 15:36

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.

Day 2

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:: :)

DJL 14 January 2005 15:58

Andre,

I'm definitely up for this one - especially after not making it last year.

Dates are in the diary!

Daniel

mstacey 14 January 2005 17:13

Never been to that part of the world so I'll go for intrested Andre

Phil Chitty 14 January 2005 17:34

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!!!

Louise 14 January 2005 20:23

Count us in Andre. Really looking forward to visiting your part of the coast again. :)

Roy Smith 14 January 2005 20:55

I would love to come.
subject to new boat being ready. love to meet up with all the names on screen.
Roy

The Jackeens 15 January 2005 09:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andre
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 .

Enjoyed it very much last year and would like to meet up with you Lil'hampton lot again(where be dragons :) ).

And if Pete 7 is out there again we needn't worry about directions. :D
Hope the weather's good.

Us :)

Nauti Buoy 15 January 2005 09:13

Hi

I would like to come too, if that's ok, be good to put a face to some of the people on here.

:thumbs:

The Jackeens 15 January 2005 09:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nauti Buoy
Hi

I would like to come too, if that's ok, be good to put a face to some of the people on here.

:thumbs:

:D

Us

Andre 15 January 2005 13:52

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

Martin 15 January 2005 18:49

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

Andre 15 January 2005 19:22

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin
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

:thumbs: The bridal-suite is yours ;)

Andre 16 January 2005 17:53

Littlehampton Cruise 7/8 May
 
Hi Everybody!

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:

Martin 16 January 2005 21:54

Good idea looking forward to the better weather already.

Martin

Andre 17 January 2005 20:25

Accomodation in Littlehampton
 
OK Guys, having spent Sunday afternoon going round the most convenient
B & Bs this is my recommendation

Arun View Inn
Wharf Road
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
Price: 35.00/person

The Nelson Hotel
61, Pier Road
tel: 01903 713358
www.nelsonhotel.com
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
South Terrace
Seafront
tel: 01903 717707

Arun Sands B & B
84, South Terrace
Seafront
tel: 01903 732489
email: info@arun-sands.co.uk
www.arun-sands.co.uk
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

MOORING

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

PS:
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

Andre 17 January 2005 20:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin
Good idea looking forward to the better weather already.

Martin

Martin sorry but got it wrong - no bridal suite at the Arun View
suggest you try the Nelson Hotel

* 4 - poster Bed :)

Andre 18 January 2005 20:28

Hi Guys

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"

Welcoming party
Martin & "Bob" the Yellow Rib
Phil Chitty -"Galaxsea 2"
Andre & Wiesia - "Seahawk 2"

Waiting for more confirmations :thumbs:

Noddy 18 January 2005 23:21

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?
Thanks
Martyn

Andre 19 January 2005 09:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noddy
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?
Thanks
Martyn

There are two possibilities

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

Andre 19 January 2005 09:45

Up dated list
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Andre
Hi Guys

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"
Simmons0 (David & Harry)- Tombouy

Welcoming party
Martin & "Bob" the Yellow Rib
Phil Chitty -"Galaxsea 2"
Andre & Wiesia - "Seahawk 2"

Waiting for more confirmations :thumbs:

:thumbs: another rib has been added :thumbs:


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