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by Ocklepoint
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 135
Views: 35417

Re: Drinks

+1
by Ocklepoint
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 135
Views: 35417

Re: Drinks

marisca wrote:Mind you, if you lot are going to witter on about bloody Rockall all night I'm not sure I will have the will to live.


Dread nought, fear less...................there's not a lot to say about Rockall. It will be a very short conversation

Week beginning the 10th sounds a plan. Venue?
by Ocklepoint
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinks
Replies: 135
Views: 35417

Re: Drinks

I see we have been debating this since October 2011................... Yes, its that time of year again. Suggestions please: date, time, place? We usually do this in the Athens of the North in a pub named after a Greek pillar. Might this also be a Rockall Reunion, a scheme hatched at last year's dri...
by Ocklepoint
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Time to go
Replies: 1
Views: 1048

Re: Time to go

Job done

What a desolate and lonely place Rockall is. I will be very happy to never go there again

Go on then: make a donation to the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. Click on the link in the post above. It’s really easy
by Ocklepoint
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Time to go
Replies: 1
Views: 1048

Time to go

Well the time has come. Departing Edinburgh to drive to the West Coast of Scotland to set off on the Round Rockall Rival Rally. About 500nms from Castlebay, Isle of Barra to Stornoway, Isle of Lewis leaving Barra Head, Rockall and the Butt of Lewis to starbord. So far this voyage has raised over£500...
by Ocklepoint
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: If you are feeling generous
Replies: 0
Views: 1913

If you are feeling generous

Round Rockall Rival Rally. Some of us plan to sail round Rockall this summer. I'm using it as a platform to raise a bit of money for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. Please click on the link below, have a little read; there's a link to the EMCT that will give you all the information you may need. A...
by Ocklepoint
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinking in the balmy south
Replies: 10
Views: 2786

Re: Drinking in the balmy south

JeffNev wrote:I much prefer Southampton and Cowes week, not a fan of the London one.


I'm sailing during the summer.
Not much boating to be done in early January
I enjoyed my boaty day out in the smoke
by Ocklepoint
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: South and west of Islay?
Replies: 7
Views: 2845

Re: South and west of Islay?

Thanks for the information and advice: it sounds quite a daunting place.
by Ocklepoint
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: South and west of Islay?
Replies: 7
Views: 2845

South and west of Islay?

I'm thinking of an anti clockwise circumnavigation of Islay next summer.........oh the dreams!

A glance at the chart is a bit frightening, strong tides, overfalls, big waves off both the Rhinns and the Mull of Oa.

Has anyone been round that way?

Any advice, warnings..............?

Thanks
by Ocklepoint
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 7348

Re: The needs are drawing in

It's for Avy-J, for Biscay and the Portuguese coast. Done it in fog twice and said never again. No radar. Scary indeed. Maybe the nastiest is crossing the Ushant Finisterre shipping lane at the very shallow angle to the course from the Scillies/L"s End to A Corunna. Nasty at night, it would be...
by Ocklepoint
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Passages and Places
Topic: Corran Loch Linnie: Anchorage, Moorings and Harbours
Replies: 6
Views: 3327

Re: Corran Loch Linnie: Anchorage, Moorings and Harbours

What's the tide doing over Hogmanay? If it were a calm evening/night you might have enough water to lie alongside the pier just to the north of the ferry slip on the west side. Doubt that anyone would bother you. Handy for the pub.
by Ocklepoint
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 7348

Re: The needs are drawing in

Yes. If you have a Vespermarine AIS receiver/transponder https://www2.vespermarine.com/xb8000-ais-transponder it will put out a wireless signal that iSailor http://www.isailor.us/ will display on your iPad . . . and of course if you have a spare £789 But that includes a transponder. I suppose the w...
by Ocklepoint
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: The needs are drawing in
Replies: 34
Views: 7348

Re: The needs are drawing in

Yes. If you have a Vespermarine AIS receiver/transponder https://www2.vespermarine.com/xb8000-ais-transponder it will put out a wireless signal that iSailor http://www.isailor.us/will display on your iPad
by Ocklepoint
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinking in the balmy south
Replies: 10
Views: 2786

Re: Drinking in the balmy south

London, £20 each way on the train (older person), family to stay with in the Smoke, free entrance to show (RYA member)

Easy
by Ocklepoint
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Shooting the breeze
Topic: Drinking in the balmy south
Replies: 10
Views: 2786

Re: Drinking in the balmy south

My previous set of doilies was rather ruined..............replacements required

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