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by MrMcP
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: New moorings and pontoon in Ardminish Bay, Gigha
Replies: 32
Views: 30578

Re: New moorings and pontoon in Ardminish Bay, Gigha

We had a coffee stop at the boathouse last weekend (would have been lunch, but since they don't take cards and the cash machine at the local shop was out of action we moved along). Met an unimpressed chap from Cushendall who had spent the night alongside at the pontoon, to allow easy access to land ...
by MrMcP
Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Craignure to Tobermory friday night
Replies: 3
Views: 2741

Re: Craignure to Tobermory friday night

Thanks Steve, ours are sorted on an earlier ferry, glad you got your transfer arranged. Andy Let me check - I have someone coming to Tobermory Friday evening to join our boat, just not sure what ferry they are crossing on. Will let you know tomorrow. Thanks, Tobermory Taxi came up trumps on this, ge...
by MrMcP
Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Craignure to Tobermory friday night
Replies: 3
Views: 2741

Re: Craignure to Tobermory friday night

Anyone going Craignure to Tobermory from the later ferry ( 2200 sailing from Oban) can give a lift to my wife on friday night? Its a long shot, but no taxis available or willing to do it. Let me check - I have someone coming to Tobermory Friday evening to join our boat, just not sure what ferry the...
by MrMcP
Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: WHYW charter
Replies: 0
Views: 5601

WHYW charter

Quick question - does anyone know of charter companies that permit use for WHYW? We're looking to enter next year but currently boatless. Have met charter boats there before but not sure the crews were entirely honest with the charter companies (despite appearing on the start list for all to see).
by MrMcP
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Yachts on moorings - etiquette
Replies: 14
Views: 5626

Re: Yachts on moorings - etiquette

When kayaking on some rivers in Norway in 2001 we returned to the campsite (full of fellow boaters) to find a very somber mood. One of the Eastern Europe paddlers had not returned home from a solo run, and an empty kayak, one shoe and a buoyancy aid had been found washed up on a shingle bank below t...
by MrMcP
Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Volvo Race
Replies: 4
Views: 2742

Re: Volvo Race

There was a mark of the course off the Brazilian coast which took them over there in the first place. The subsequent run down the coast then low crossing to Cape Town was to avoid the St Helena high higher up in the S Atlantic. Decent race so far, the move to one design seems to have paid off.
by MrMcP
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Round Mull
Replies: 27
Views: 10944

Re: Round Mull

Geoff, The Erraid steamer channel caught someone again, which looked sore. Both Stoirm Mhor and Ajax had a crunch on the rock. Spoke with Ajax later and they seemed happy no damage done. Bodach just added it to his collection of rock encounters.... We thought someone also hit the rocks just after t...
by MrMcP
Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Round Mull
Replies: 27
Views: 10944

Re: Round Mull

Geoff, I promised a photo of you with the spinnaker up, so here it is:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/673 ... C01125.jpg

Edit: There's a few more photos of the race here: http://s163.photobucket.com/user/andymc ... und%20Mull
by MrMcP
Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Around the Scottish Coast
Topic: Round Mull
Replies: 27
Views: 10944

Re: Round Mull

No, not looking promising at all... Not even allowed oars this time along the Sound of Mull!
by MrMcP
Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Round Shuna Race
Replies: 3
Views: 2508

Re: Round Shuna Race

Entered one year but it was cancelled due to excess wind (they have dinghies taking part and it was decided that having watched a 45ft Oyster fail to get cleanly off the pontoons at Craobh, it might be unpleasant for the wee boats). Course is any direction round Shuna, and each boat is given an indi...
by MrMcP
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: 2014 calendars
Replies: 21
Views: 7889

Re: 2014 calendars

Hopefully someone would have said by now if there was a general problem, but in the meantime if you PM me your email address and preferred resolution I can email them to you?
by MrMcP
Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: 2014 calendars
Replies: 21
Views: 7889

Re: 2014 calendars

To atone for previous lateness, here's May ahead of time. May https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67392791/May/thumbnail.JPG 1024 x 600 https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67392791/May/1024-600.JPG 1024 x 768 https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67392791/May/1024-768.JPG 1280 x 800 https://dl.dropbox...
by MrMcP
Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: 2014 calendars
Replies: 21
Views: 7889

Re: 2014 calendars

As ever, late. Cracking photo, hope I haven't ruined it and thanks to Geoff once again for providing. April https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67392791/April/thumbnail.JPG 1024 x 600 https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67392791/April/1024-600.JPG 1024 x 768 https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/67392...
by MrMcP
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: 2014 calendars
Replies: 21
Views: 7889

Re: 2014 calendars

Apologies to all but work has kept me away from home, where all my boat pics and the software to create the calendars is sitting on the home PC. I was hoping to get them done finally tonight, but now off on the road again until Friday evening. I'll get a few months worth done this weekend as things ...
by MrMcP
Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: 2014 calendars
Replies: 21
Views: 7889

Re: 2014 calendars

Ach blimey, got distracted by work and stuff. Will get on it tonight...

Edit: blimey wasnae what I typed, is there a pure magic censor in here...?

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