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  1. #31
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    Erm - we're gonna need tickets to take turns to exit the harbour at this rate!!

  2. #32
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    Looks like most people are leaving on friday for Cherbourg, who is still aimimg for St Vaast? My current plan is to go down to the boat tomorow, thursday, accross to Bembridge and leave from there first thing fri morning when the weather will have settled a bit more. HW is about 0700 so it will be possible to leave anytime from first light. That will give me a head start from leaving Wicormarine and also get me away from the mooring and into cruising mode!

    Looking at the weather, the models like metcheck, ECMF and weather online give quite gentle winds but the forecaster produced one like the met office still give more wind!

    Being single handed, a motorsailor with big tanks etc I dont mind motoring, a chance to play with the newly installed AIS, a present from the boat show! Amasingly took 30 mins to install and worked instantly!

    If I felt a glutton for punishment and others going to StV, I could go there on fri and round to Cherb on sat am? I dont need to get back till tuesday so may not join the flet on sunday!

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    The tides and locks work well for St Vaast - we may still do that, but for it to be feasible for us we need a reasonable wind as I don't want to motor all the way.

    St Vaast to Cherbourg is about 5-6 hours, so leaving St Vaast at say 8-9 am gets you into Cherbourg mid afternoon.

    The reason I am having second thoughts about that approach is that you would only get a few hours in St Vaast - which is really hardly enough to do more than grab a meal and sleep - and it would cut down on shopping time in Cherbourg. Then for us to get back at a reasonable time on Sunday requires an early start - so that begins to feel like too much sailing and too little drinking

    I really wish that we had chosen St Vaast as the destination for a change - but tradition seems to be against that

  4. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by bedouin View Post
    I really wish that we had chosen St Vaast as the destination for a change - but tradition seems to be against that
    The problem is finding a restaurant to take 50 to 60 people.

    I and others have tried different venues but the remarks after consistantly conclude that cherbourg YC is the best venue due to proximity of staggering back and numbers.

    Always interested in other viable suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chubby View Post
    My current plan is to go down to the boat tomorow, thursday, accross to Bembridge and leave from there first thing fri morning when the weather will have settled a bit more. HW is about 0700 so it will be possible to leave anytime from first light. That will give me a head start from leaving Wicormarine and also get me away from the mooring and into cruising mode!
    We have delayed our departure until this afternoon as we weren't really ready last night and the shipping forecast was still giving West 5 to 7 so we're giving it another day to let the see calm down a bit. Our revised plan is exactly the same as yours so hopefully we'll see you at Wicor this afternoon and/or in Bembridge tonight. Our boat is "Close Encounter" the Sadler 29 on pontoon F11.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJE View Post
    We have delayed our departure until this afternoon as we weren't really ready last night and the shipping forecast was still giving West 5 to 7 so we're giving it another day to let the see calm down a bit. Our revised plan is exactly the same as yours so hopefully we'll see you at Wicor this afternoon and/or in Bembridge tonight. Our boat is "Close Encounter" the Sadler 29 on pontoon F11.
    I am still not ready, just got back from a conference yesterday, too much rich food, drink and sitting in darkened lecture theatres so going round in a daze trying to find everything then a little shake down trip to bembridge, maybe via the gosport fuel jetty, to clear the cobwebs!

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    Bad news - I'm not going

    Can't avoid having to be in the office on Fri morning and I'd find no pleasure in single handing through the shipping overnight.

    Have fun, I might go to the boatshow instead.

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