New Years Eve in Alderney

There are 5 aboard and a couple of places available on a trip to Alderney, spending New Years Eve in one or more of the pubs on the island, after a day or two’s exploring the various walks and bike routes.

NB:  must phone me to secure a place as I am filling from various sources [masked]

The idea is a post-Christmas blast southwards to the closer Channel Island (60nm) leaving from Hamble on 28 December, returning on 1 January. Means a reasonable mile-builder and something other than racing.


There are two options on yachts, depending on numbers, and the boat cost is £160 per head, without sharing berths.

Boat  -   Beneteau Oceanis   37ft
- carries an asymmetric kite
- cruiser, 3 double berths, 2 saloon berths
- diesel heating and gas
- five days from 28 Dec to 1 Jan collect 27 Dec
- charterer offers a bad weather credit to be used before end of March

Other shared costs depend on the number of days: mooring fees, provisions and diesel usage - approx £40 to 50 (?) per head.
Shore dinners are to your account.

Meet at Port Hamble Marina and ample parking is included.

Here are some handy links:

1 Visit Alderney - see the useful downloads toward the end of the page
http://www.visitalderney.com/visit/sailing/

2 Various pubs
http://www.visitalderney.com/files/managed/webeatingout_2.pdf
http://www.harbourguides.com/harbours.php/Alderney/food-drink

Actual departure time will vary depending on tides, etc. and the return trip from Alderney will be timed to arrive latish on Wed 1 Jan, however in time to get home and be back at work on Thurs 2.

Plan B in case of rough weather is to blast around the Solent and use the many ports/marinas for mooring practise and pub crawling.

Feel free to forward this note to anyone (must have some sailing experience).

Please advise back if definitely interested in going and happy to pay an immediate deposit.

Regards

Neil PM

email: [masked]
phone: +44 [masked]

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