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    Default Tour des Ports de la Manche

    7th-12th July.

    Am I likely to see anyone else from this parish there?

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    Default Re: Tour des Ports de la Manche

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobc View Post
    7th-12th July.

    Am I likely to see anyone else from this parish there?
    We might be in the area on our way home from Vannes. But we will be avoiding the Tour fleet. I normally try to arrive in a harbour the day that the tour leaves!
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    Default Re: Tour des Ports de la Manche

    Quote Originally Posted by DJE View Post
    We might be in the area on our way home from Vannes. But we will be avoiding the Tour fleet. I normally try to arrive in a harbour the day that the tour leaves!
    A wise move.

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    Default Re: Tour des Ports de la Manche

    Based on experience, very much to be avoided.

    We arrived about #3 in the running order - were met by a rib and escorted to a pontoon berth - all terribly efficient.

    They were not so impressed when it was realised that we were not part of the event - we'd just been calling them on the radio as you do.
    Got very pissed off with when we declined to move amidst the chaos of an entire fleet of French boats arriving with thier special style. Mostly any speed in a marina less than flat out means you are a wimp and the boat stops when you have mounted the pontoon.

    The party that evening was loud and long. Bit like Fasching with boats.
    Gwylan, a settee with a sail

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    Default Re: Tour des Ports de la Manche

    Quote Originally Posted by Gwylan View Post
    Based on experience, very much to be avoided.

    We arrived about #3 in the running order - were met by a rib and escorted to a pontoon berth - all terribly efficient.

    They were not so impressed when it was realised that we were not part of the event - we'd just been calling them on the radio as you do.
    Got very pissed off with when we declined to move amidst the chaos of an entire fleet of French boats arriving with thier special style. Mostly any speed in a marina less than flat out means you are a wimp and the boat stops when you have mounted the pontoon.

    The party that evening was loud and long. Bit like Fasching with boats.
    If you'd kept quiet, you probably would have been able to park for free.

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    Default Re: Tour des Ports de la Manche

    I did it two years ago on a friendís boat and heís trying to encourage me to do it again this year.

    Itís a bit of a battle of attrition , the lack of sleep is a killer over almost 10 days including delivery

    The food was distinctly poor for a a French fleet too

    Iíll probably pass and go cruising with the Missus instead - but to Brittany !
    Last edited by Bathdave; 18-06-19 at 19:43.

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