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    Default Anti-nuclear Protests in Cherbourg


    See here [http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/0919-01.htm]

    "The US plan to send 140 kilograms of bomb-grade plutonium for processing in France will be the most controversial nuclear shipment for years. Throughout its two-week voyage, the plutonium will be protected by British military forces. When it arrives at the port of Cherbourg it is expected to be greeted by protesters."

    It's not clear when they are due to arrive - I only hope there are no blockades by fisherman in sympathy with the protesters.


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    Default Re: Anti-nuclear Protests in Cherbourg

    Isnt it going to be fun?
    Gales, protesting fishermen and now the chance to glow in the dark!

    Seriously tho - at what wind level will butters butt out? We dont want to encourage foolhardy behaviour if first timers are joining us. I guess the balance between adventure and discomfort will vary on the boat but might be useful to know the threshold that skippers would not wish to cross. Seem to remember boats turning back last year.....!

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    Default Re: Anti-nuclear Protests in Cherbourg

    I won't be going with any 7+ in the forecast, which there is at present, according to MarineCall for Thursday night and Friday.

    Obvoiusly, it is very imporant that all skippers make their own decisions, and do not feel encouraged by, or committed to, any body else.

    Just because some arrangements have been made, doesn't mean we are forcing anybody to make the crossing !!

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    Default Re: Anti-nuclear Protests in Cherbourg

    Richard

    We had forecast F6 going over last year but this increased for a while mid channel. Coming back we had steady F6. Big difference is that we're not going on top of springs this year so that's a factor for sea state. For our crew, I'd probably call a halt if it's forecast much more than F6 (or F5 on the nose) as we're not getting any younger and the thought of a long wet beat through the night isn't as exciting these days.

    For first timers, F5 might be a more sensible limit but this depends on the boat and crew.

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    Default Re: Anti-nuclear Protests in Cherbourg

    Tom,
    My own thoughts, as well. It is always well to remember that any forecast is always +/- a couple of Beauforts
    Chris

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    Default Re: Anti-nuclear Protests in Cherbourg

    i have my own rule. i won't set out if the forecast is for more than 4 ahead or 6 behind. for the moment some forecasts are saying 'go' on that basis, others are saying stay home. decision time is thursday.

    p.s if we do go there's a spare double berth

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    Default Re: Anti-nuclear Protests in Cherbourg

    Then a general forecast from HERE
    Who do we trust most??




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    Default Re: Anti-nuclear Protests in Cherbourg

    Personally, won't trust any forecasts before Wednesday...

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    Default Re: Anti-nuclear Protests in Cherbourg

    I'm not great at this but the forecast synoptic chart on <A target="_blank" HREF=http://aflcharters.co.uk>Dream Dancer

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    Default Re: Anti-nuclear Protests in Cherbourg

    Not sure we can trust any forecast anyway!!

    Alternative venue? -

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