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    Quote Originally Posted by galadriel View Post
    Mudisox, that not such a bad suggestion, Portland is not out of reach of those down west, or us in lake Solent.
    Agreed, I'd be interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudisox View Post
    I run a 24 hour event over Midsummer Solstice, so probably 22-23rd June next year ending up at Portland 1700, having started anywhere. Miles may be added by a variety of "cruising activities" are also undertaken.
    Purpose is to have some tall tales to tell during the de-brief with drink. Easy to arrange a meal too if there is sufficient support.
    I'd be up for that Richard. What about an anchorage instead with a beach bbq, or is all this sunshine getting to me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by colhel View Post
    What about an anchorage instead with a beach bbq
    Not sure there's much of that kind of thing in Portland (could be wrong, never been) but if we did and if the tides were right for me to make use of KS's http://www.verdonet.org.uk/stuff/IMG_2494.JPG then I'd be delighted. She probably felt a bit small and insignificant next to all those big shiny boats at Cherbourg

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    The marina is great and "boat that rocks" restaurant is big enough

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    Portland. 2012. Olympix?
    Next time, it'll all be different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twister_Ken View Post
    Portland. 2012. Olympix?
    If they ask nicely I'm sure we've got space on the BBQ for them too ...

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    Default Midsummer Madness.

    I do have a certain sway on the adjacent moorings to the marina, maybe even at the Academy, and the Olympic nausea doesn't start until July and the event is in June. Anchorage is available for those that want it and
    This years' rules were:

    Midsummer Madness Cruise 2011..
    Yachts may start their cruise from anywhere and covers any continuous 24hr period from 1200 on 20th June 2010 until the main get together at the RNSA moorings in Portland Harbour, starting at 1700 21st June 2011. The choice of starting point and route to Portland is left to the individual skipper’s decision, who should be aware of the conditions and proceed in a seamanlike fashion.
    Rules.
    Yachts may use sail or motor to carry out the cruise, but distance under sail alone shall count for double miles. Buoys/Headlands and lights shall act as turning points [ called Waypoints]. Distances shall be measured over the ground and should include at least one leg greater than 20 miles. International Collision regulations shall apply with particular attention being made to comply with VTS schemes. A written log shall be kept and a paper chart record of the cruise with hourly information, as a minimum kept, and produced at the meet, for scrutiny.

    Additional miles may be gained by;

    Entry and stay in a port/harbour for 1+ hrs
    [Treble miles for foreign parts]
    10 miles
    Anchoring for 15+mins[double if to 2 anchors]
    5 miles
    Launch dinghy and row ashore with +50% crew
    5 miles
    Man overboard practice, including recovery
    5 miles
    Cook a 3 course meal whilst underway
    10 miles
    Reef / Set storm sails
    5 miles
    Heave to for 10 mins for a brew
    5 miles
    Stream warps or lie to storm anchor.
    6 miles
    Construct weather map from weather forecast
    12 miles
    Take and plot an astro sight
    15 miles
    Most junior crew member to take over navigation for 4 hrs and produce 20 min fixes, by a variety of methods including tide calculations.
    10 miles
    Crew member to masthead
    5 miles
    Catch a fish [first only to count]
    5 miles
    Crew member to swim round ship
    5 miles
    Meal ashore/Pub/ices
    10/7/3 miles
    Shopping/postcard run
    3 miles
    Bake bread or cake
    5 miles
    Calibrate log [ Portland Hbr free of tidal stream]
    5 miles
    Swing compass and produce deviation table
    15 miles
    Dress ship overall
    10 miles
    Go aground or have a collision
    - 25 miles

    Yachts should communicate on channel 6 or flag hoist, the number of miles claimed on arrival.
    The above are to be applied in the spirit of the cruise and in the event of dispute the sole judge shall be organiser.
    There is no entry fee, but indications of participation in advance please to enable prize and liquid refreshment preparation. OPUS of Mudford Sock [10m Catamaran], will be the initial focus point on 21st June 2011, where your prize can be collected.

    Apologies for lack of format, but it should give you an idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudisox View Post
    This years' rules were:

    Midsummer Madness Cruise 2011..

    [...]

    Additional miles may be gained by;

    [etc]
    I rather like this idea. Bit worried that KS's small size will limit the number of miles we can travel and at the same time rule out stops for some of the shorebased tasks, but on the other hand I'm entirely up for the three course meal and bread baking, and own a set of signal flags for dressing overall (family heirloom, so old I think they're made of cotton).

    Do the storm sails / trailing warps have to be under press of weather, or can you rig them for half an hour in a sunny F3 and claim the miles? (Hoping the latter!)

    Have to admit I'm a bit rusty at some of the formal navigation tasks. Perhaps I'll have to ship my nav-geek friend as crew

    Quote Originally Posted by Mudisox View Post
    Yachts should communicate on channel 6 or flag hoist, the number of miles claimed on arrival.
    Extra points for signalling via flag hoist?

    Pete

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    Default flags mean prizes

    Oh yes.
    we'll give you an extra 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prv View Post
    I rather like this idea. Bit worried that KS's small size
    I'm assuming that your small size (i.e. shallow draft?) also makes it harder to go aground for the extra 25 miles too

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