Plymouth area of the Shrimper Owners' Association
Secretary: Elizabeth Saudek.
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We are scheduled to have our first official meeting on Sunday in Cawsand Bay and currently there is both rain and a fresh SE breeze in the forecast. Monday looks slightly better. Let us hope that the rain my garden needs will fall tomorrow and that we can enjoy a sail at the weekend.
If Sunday looks not-enjoyable-enough but you are keen to meet up please let me know which of the following would suit you best and I shall try to make a plan that keeps people happy.
put up with the weather on Sunday but change venue if SE is too strong for Cawsand
meet in a pub instead – venue to suit participants
defer to Monday, May 1st if that is a good sailing day
cancel and hope for better things on May 6th
got any better ideas?
I hope you are enjoying your sailing anyway. I have already had happy-chance meetings with Don and Max/Nick and I hope I shall be seeing more of you soon.
plans for 2017
Sunday April 30th (May Bank Holiday weekend)
HW Devonport 0930 BST
Cawsand Bay (or Jennycliff) for lunch afloat (but if you prefer in a pub ashore please say so)
Meet Barn Pool 1130
Sail to Cawsand for lunch
Saturday May 6th
HW Devonport 1550 BST
Lunch up the Tamar, possibly Kingsmill Creek or Cothele Quay
I shall arrange a rendezvous near Saltash nearer the time when I know who is coming from which direction.
Monday, May 29th.
Bank Holiday weekend and half-term, which is why I have chosen Monday – possibly some of you with families will be available, but less crowded than Sat/Sun
HW Devonport 0920 BST
Overnight in the Yealm; could be preceded by sailing in company in The Sound and afternoon in Cellars Cove. Dinner arrangements to be decided nearer the time by participants
Saturday July 8th
HW Devonport 1821 BST.
Overnight at Dandyhole on the River Lynher, with barbecue on the beach at 1800
Saturday July 15th to 22nd
Falmouth Shrimper Week
In addition we shall need a day or two of decent weather to get there and similar at the end of the week.
Friday August 18th to 25th
dates can be slightly flexible to suit participants but I shall make myself available for cruising on those dates. I hope we shall get along the coast and as we have not yet made it as far as Dartmouth together that might be an aspiration. The wind and the participants shall decide.
I hope there is enough there to suit the dates and interests of those of who like to sail in company. If you have other suggestions please say so. Also, there is the opportunity for any of you to email the group if you want to invite others on your own voyages.
We cruise in company for mutual support, social interaction and the benefits of local knowledge. Nevertheless, no-one is obliged to stay with the fleet all the time if they don’t wish to; ultimately, skippers are responsible for their own safety and well-being. It would be helpful to let me know if you decide to join/leave the fleet.
I do not have a communicating radio. Please use my mobile phone 07443500973