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Mudeford rally 10th June

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  • jimbobtom
    I have just uploaded some pics of my sail in Mudeford today. Premature to think about the rally in June, I know but............. I also took the opportunity to
    Message 1 of 24 , 9 May

      I have just uploaded some pics of my sail in Mudeford today.

      Premature to think about the rally in June, I know but.............

      I also took the opportunity to photograph the beach inside the harbour with the two concrete blocks on the western side of the harbour that I suggested as the meeting point for overnight.

      The smaller block has two benches next to it, which may obviously be useful for us.

      The larger block is further up the beach and has a 'hole' located near it for deeper water mooring, it is an old bomb creator apparently, so some may prefer it as a place to anchor.

      Also included a pic of the harbour entrance and slipway.

      Tom

    • jimbobtom
      I know the Mudeford/Christchurch harbour is a few weeks away but I would appreciate some feedback from others. The overnight location I have planned is in a
      Message 2 of 24 , 24 May
        I know the Mudeford/Christchurch harbour is a few weeks away but I would appreciate some feedback from others.
        The overnight location I have planned is in a quiet spot of the harbour, a fairly short walk away from public toilets and the beach Café/restaurant.
        However it seems the café has gone a bit more upmarket since I used to have a morning fry up and a cup of tea for £2.00 all in.
        The place has a good reputation for food and on Saturday nights booking is essential, but looking at the menu now a burger and chips is £13 and a pint is £4.60!
        Would everyone be ok with this sort of cost?
        There is a more 'reasonable' pub on the quay and anchoring is no problem, its just not a peaceful for overnighting.
        Am I just tight?........
        Obviously I'm happy to cook on the boat, but a nice meal and a few drinks always goes down well!
        Tom
      • Alan Moulton
        Hi Tom, Unfortunately I cannot make this rally but I will offer my opinion anyway. I would vote for your original plan, the quiet spot, because a good nights
        Message 3 of 24 , 24 May
          Hi Tom,
          Unfortunately I cannot make this rally but I will offer my opinion anyway. I would vote for your original plan, the quiet spot, because a good nights sleep is important after a day's sailing. Most people take food and decide whether or not to cook in the evening anyway. I have been to rallies where everyone cooked and the trip to the pub was just for socialising. If attendees know the food is pricey, they can choose as individuals. So stick to your plan and don't worry.
          Alan
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          Sent: 24 May 2017 21:52:12
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          Subject: [dinghysolent] Re:: Mudeford rally 10th June
           
           

          I know the Mudeford/Christchurch harbour is a few weeks away but I would appreciate some feedback from others.
          The overnight location I have planned is in a quiet spot of the harbour, a fairly short walk away from public toilets and the beach Café/restaurant.
          However it seems the café has gone a bit more upmarket since I used to have a morning fry up and a cup of tea for £2.00 all in.
          The place has a good reputation for food and on Saturday nights booking is essential, but looking at the menu now a burger and chips is £13 and a pint is £4.60!
          Would everyone be ok with this sort of cost?
          There is a more 'reasonable' pub on the quay and anchoring is no problem, its just not a peaceful for overnighting.
          Am I just tight?........
          Obviously I'm happy to cook on the boat, but a nice meal and a few drinks always goes down well!
          Tom

        • jimbobtom
          Thanks Alan. Tom
          Message 4 of 24 , 24 May
            Thanks Alan.
            Tom
          • curlew5878
            In the past, I walked from the quiet spot to the ferry and went over to the old pub at Mudeford. David
            Message 5 of 24 , 24 May
              In the past, I walked from the quiet spot to the ferry and went over to the old pub at Mudeford.
              David
            • curlew5878
              The ferry captain also kindly showed me her tidal charts etc and explained how the extreme tidal streams work in that location. David
              Message 6 of 24 , 24 May
                The ferry captain also kindly showed me her tidal charts etc and explained how the extreme tidal streams work in that location.
                David
              • Elizabeth Baker
                Hi Tom,I was hoping to make it to Christchurch, sailing from Chichester over a couple of days, but circumstances are conspiring against me and it seems now
                Message 7 of 24 , 25 May
                  Hi Tom,
                  I was hoping to make it to Christchurch, sailing from Chichester over a couple of days, but circumstances are conspiring against me and it seems now I'll be unable to come. On the subject of food, I agree with Alan, but of course if you have to book, that's difficult if you don't know how many to book for. David's idea of a walk to Mudeford via the ferry sounds reasonable if it runs late enough to get everyone back.
                  Liz


                  From: "Alan Moulton alan.moulton@... [dinghysolent]" <dinghysolent@...>
                  To: "dinghysolent@..." <dinghysolent@...>
                  Sent: Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 22:28
                  Subject: Re: [dinghysolent] Re:: Mudeford rally 10th June

                   
                  Hi Tom,
                  Unfortunately I cannot make this rally but I will offer my opinion anyway. I would vote for your original plan, the quiet spot, because a good nights sleep is important after a day's sailing. Most people take food and decide whether or not to cook in the evening anyway. I have been to rallies where everyone cooked and the trip to the pub was just for socialising. If attendees know the food is pricey, they can choose as individuals. So stick to your plan and don't worry.
                  Alan

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                  Sent: 24 May 2017 21:52:12
                  To: dinghysolent@...
                  Subject: [dinghysolent] Re:: Mudeford rally 10th June
                   
                   
                  I know the Mudeford/Christchurch harbour is a few weeks away but I would appreciate some feedback from others.
                  The overnight location I have planned is in a quiet spot of the harbour, a fairly short walk away from public toilets and the beach Café/restaurant.
                  However it seems the café has gone a bit more upmarket since I used to have a morning fry up and a cup of tea for £2.00 all in.
                  The place has a good reputation for food and on Saturday nights booking is essential, but looking at the menu now a burger and chips is £13 and a pint is £4.60!
                  Would everyone be ok with this sort of cost?
                  There is a more 'reasonable' pub on the quay and anchoring is no problem, its just not a peaceful for overnighting.
                  Am I just tight?........
                  Obviously I'm happy to cook on the boat, but a nice meal and a few drinks always goes down well!
                  Tom


                • jimbobtom
                  Sorry to hear we wont see you Liz, the ferry runs until 10pm at least. Mind you I haven t used it since it went over 20p a time to use. I think its £2 each
                  Message 8 of 24 , 25 May
                    Sorry to hear we wont see you Liz, the ferry runs until 10pm at least. Mind you I haven't used it since it went over 20p a time to use. I think its £2 each way now!
                    There are lots of options too.
                    I do like David's comment about the tides and how extreme they can be, I agree they are but to me they are normal and everywhere else is odd, only having low tide for 45 mins to an hour is lovely, I don't even look at the tides for launching or recovering even with out 6.8m rib.
                  • Algie Bennett
                    We had leave Mudeford with the new proa project as we kept smacking into sandbanks everywhere anything more than about an hour either side of high tide. It is
                    Message 9 of 24 , 25 May

                      We had leave Mudeford with the new proa project as we kept smacking into sandbanks everywhere anything more than about an hour either side of high tide.

                       

                      It is lovely there though that current in The Run is quite mental. We could paddle through it full tilt quite happily in our kayak but loads of dinghys seem to get caught and walk back in.

                       

                      Kind Regards,

                       

                      Alg Bennett

                      www.smalltrimaran.co.uk (not much on here yet, just started sorting it)

                       

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                      To: dinghysolent@...
                      Subject: Re:: Re: [dinghysolent] Re:: Mudeford rally 10th June

                       

                       

                      Sorry to hear we wont see you Liz, the ferry runs until 10pm at least. Mind you I haven't used it since it went over 20p a time to use. I think its £2 each way now!

                      There are lots of options too.

                      I do like David's comment about the tides and how extreme they can be, I agree they are but to me they are normal and everywhere else is odd, only having low tide for 45 mins to an hour is lovely, I don't even look at the tides for launching or recovering even with out 6.8m rib.

                    • Elizabeth Baker
                      I walked my old Mayfly dinghy in there once against the ebb, and she was planing on the end of her painter! At least you can do that in Christchurch - it s not
                      Message 10 of 24 , 25 May
                      I walked my old Mayfly dinghy in there once against the ebb, and she was planing on the end of her painter! At least you can do that in Christchurch - it's not possible at Chichester where there is no land to jump out onto between the West Pole beacon and the shore.
                      LIz


                      From: "'Algie Bennett' alg@... [dinghysolent]" <dinghysolent@...>
                      To: dinghysolent@...
                      Sent: Thursday, 25 May 2017, 19:44
                      Subject: RE: : Re: [dinghysolent] Re:: Mudeford rally 10th June

                       
                      We had leave Mudeford with the new proa project as we kept smacking into sandbanks everywhere anything more than about an hour either side of high tide.
                       
                      It is lovely there though that current in The Run is quite mental. We could paddle through it full tilt quite happily in our kayak but loads of dinghys seem to get caught and walk back in.
                       
                      Kind Regards,
                       
                      Alg Bennett
                      www.smalltrimaran.co.uk (not much on here yet, just started sorting it)
                       
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                      Sent: 25 May 2017 18:41
                      To: dinghysolent@...
                      Subject: Re:: Re: [dinghysolent] Re:: Mudeford rally 10th June
                       
                       
                      Sorry to hear we wont see you Liz, the ferry runs until 10pm at least. Mind you I haven't used it since it went over 20p a time to use. I think its £2 each way now!
                      There are lots of options too.
                      I do like David's comment about the tides and how extreme they can be, I agree they are but to me they are normal and everywhere else is odd, only having low tide for 45 mins to an hour is lovely, I don't even look at the tides for launching or recovering even with out 6.8m rib.


                    • jimbobtom
                      I almost always use the outboard to come through the run or wait until it is slacking. I found out 25 years ago, that if you attempt to cross the run by
                      Message 11 of 24 , 25 May
                        I almost always use the outboard to come through the 'run' or wait until it is slacking.
                        I found out 25 years ago, that if you attempt to cross the run by swimming from the black house on the sandbank, you can just grab the last ladder on the harbour wall down the other end towards Avon beach.
                        I did it once by wouldn't attempt it again.
                      • curlew5878
                        For anyone coming from Keyhaven, last time I left Hurst Point at HW-1, when the stream is slack, and still found that there was HW at Christchurch, enabling
                        Message 12 of 24 , 26 May
                          For anyone coming from Keyhaven, last time I left Hurst Point at HW-1, when the stream is slack,  and still found that there was HW at Christchurch, enabling me to sail in. Obviously, check my information if doing this.
                          david
                        • jimbobtom
                          I m really sorry but I can t host the Mudeford rally this weekend coming. On Saturday I sliced a good portion of my finger almost completely off and I am
                          Message 13 of 24 , 4 Jun
                            I'm really sorry but I can't host the Mudeford rally this weekend coming.
                            On Saturday I sliced a good portion of my finger almost completely off and I am waiting for an operation to put it back together.
                            Luckily the Mudeford lifeboat station was open and the guy gave me the first aid I needed before going to Lymington hospital. He will always have my gratitude.
                            Tom
                          • curlew5878
                            Tom I am really sorry you did that and hope you are OK. David
                            Message 14 of 24 , 4 Jun
                              Tom
                              I am really sorry you did that and hope you are OK.
                              David
                            • jimbobtom
                              I m fine thanks David, on the plus side and before it happened, I had a great sail Saturday morning from Mudeford out around Poole Bay and back to mudeford.
                              Message 15 of 24 , 5 Jun
                                I'm fine thanks David, on the plus side and before it happened, I had a great sail Saturday morning from Mudeford out around Poole Bay and back to mudeford.
                                Tom
                              • curlew5878
                                Mudeford weather looking OK! David
                                Message 16 of 24 , 6 Jun
                                  Mudeford weather looking OK!
                                  David
                                • jimbobtom
                                  Don t rub it in David! (joke) Once again I can no longer host the mudeford rally but if I can I might arrive on foot to the rendezvous point. Tom
                                  Message 17 of 24 , 7 Jun
                                    Don't rub it in David! (joke)
                                    Once again I can no longer host the mudeford rally but if I can I might arrive on foot to the rendezvous point.
                                    Tom
                                  • curlew5878
                                    Sorry, Tom, I did not mean to do that. I hope to launch at Keyhaven on Saturday morning and return there on Sunday afternoon, weather permitting. Hoping for a
                                    Message 18 of 24 , 7 Jun
                                      Sorry, Tom, I did not mean to do that.
                                      I hope to launch at Keyhaven on Saturday morning and return there on Sunday afternoon, weather permitting. Hoping for a straightforward sail with no complications.
                                      David
                                    • jimbobtom
                                      No Problem David. I know you didn t mean anything. I have had Mark who has the trimiran on the phone asking me about the rally. He is planning to sail from
                                      Message 19 of 24 , 7 Jun
                                        No Problem David. I know you didn't mean anything.
                                        I have had Mark who has the trimiran on the phone asking me about the rally. He is planning to sail from Calshot Saturday morning.
                                        I have informed him that I am unable to sail but that you are sailing from Keyhaven and could probably advise him on the tides and weather etc if needed.
                                        Tom
                                      • curlew5878
                                        Difficult from Calshot as Hurst is a tidal gate. david
                                        Message 20 of 24 , 7 Jun
                                          Difficult from Calshot as Hurst is a tidal gate.
                                          david
                                        • curlew5878
                                          I think I am now the de facto host, which is fine, but I am not absolutely definite for the rally. But I will co-ordinate information at least. David
                                          Message 21 of 24 , 8 Jun
                                            I think I am now the de facto host, which is fine, but I am not absolutely definite for the rally.  But I will co-ordinate information at least.
                                            David
                                          • jimbobtom
                                            Thank You David, sorry to let people down. However I am hoping to be onshore for arrivals Saturday afternoon/evening but it all depends how I am feeling. I
                                            Message 22 of 24 , 8 Jun
                                              Thank You David, sorry to let people down.
                                              However I am hoping to be onshore for arrivals Saturday afternoon/evening but it all depends how I am feeling. I know the wife would prefer me to stay at home though, so we will see.
                                              Mind you I could also organise it again in a few months time, should others want me to that is.
                                              Tom
                                            • jimbobtom
                                              Locally published tides and weather for Christchurch Harbour. Sat 10th Low 0535 0.5 1 High 1035 1.6 2 High 1405 1.4 Low 1745 0.7 1 High 2245 1.8 SSW Force
                                              Message 23 of 24 , 9 Jun
                                                Locally published tides and weather for Christchurch Harbour.

                                                Sat 10th
                                                    Low 0535  0.5
                                                1 High 1035  1.6
                                                2 High 1405  1.4
                                                    Low 1745  0.7
                                                1 High  2245 1.8

                                                SSW Force 4 to 5, dropping to Force 3 to 4 by late afternoon. Sunny.

                                                Sun 11th

                                                2 High 0200  1.4
                                                   Low  0605  0.5
                                                1 High 1110  1.6
                                                2 High 1435  1.4
                                                   Low 1820  0.7
                                                1 High 2325  1.8

                                                Spring tides on Sunday.

                                                SSW Force 3 to 4, increasing to force 4 to 5 by late afternoon. Sunny spells.

                                                As you know I am now unable to host, which I am gutted about, good sailing to you all and I hope to organise another in Mudeford again soon ish.

                                                Tom
                                              • jimbobtom
                                                Did anybody make it to Mudeford in the end? Tom
                                                Message 24 of 24 , 12 Jun
                                                  Did anybody make it to Mudeford in the end?
                                                  Tom
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