Programme 2017

Plymouth Raid V2

Dates:  14 August – 18 August 2017

 

The Raid will be based at the Mountbatten Water Sports and Activities Centre in Plymouth as in 2015.

If most of the programme looks familiar that is because it is based on the original 2015 English Raid which had to be changed due to the unusual strong Easterly winds that prevailed at the time.

The Raid is taking place in school holidays in order to help those Raiders who have children (or Grandchildren) still at school.

We have booked all of the bedrooms as accommodation for the Raid.

Cars and trailers can be parked at the Centre.

Plug-in facilities for camper vans are available but these will be on a first-come, first-served basis, although there are more plug-points than in 2015.  All Camper Van users will have 24-hour access to the Centre for showers and WC included within their charge. There are very few camping facilities nearby, although plenty of B&Bs and rental properties.

The boats will be launched, moored and recovered at Mountbatten Centre (MC).

The exact programme needs to remain as flexible as possible and will depend on tidal and weather conditions.  Thus, apart from Monday and Thursday evening/Friday morning, everything is fluid.

 

MONDAY 14th August

Day:

Arrival and registration

Evening:

18.00 Welcome reception

20.00 Supper

 

DAY A

Breakfast 07.30- 08.30

Briefing 09.00

Sail to Newton Ferrers

Racing on passage to and from Newton Ferrers

Lunch on beach and or pub

Return  Mount Batten

Supper 20.00 ( Location TBA )

 

DAY B

Breakfast 07.30- 08.30

Briefing 09.00

Sail to Cawsand for lunch,

Racing in Harbour

Cream Tea in Cornwall

Return Mount Batten

Supper 20.00 ( Location TBA )

 

 

DAY C

Breakfast 07.30- 08.30

Briefing 09.00

Sail up the Tamar

Lunch possibly at Weir Quay

Racing on passage to and from Weir Quay

Supper 20.00 ( Location TBA )

 

Thursday 17th August EVENING

Some recovery of boats

Supper 20.00

Prize giving after supper

Friday 18th August

Breakfast 07.30- 08.30

Recover boats/free sailing

ACCOMMODATION:

We have booked all of the bedrooms as accommodation for the Raid.  Cars and trailers can be parked at the Centre.  Plug-in facilities for camper vans are available but these will be on a first-booked, first-served basis, although there are now more plug-in points than in 2015.  All Camper Van users will have 24-hour access to the Centre for showers and WC included within their charge. There are very few camping facilities nearby, although plenty of B&Bs and rental properties.

FOOD:

Breakfast for those with beds in the Mountbatten Centre is included. Camper Van residents and live-aboards can buy breakfasts at the Centre for £6.95 per head per day.

Packed lunches will be provided on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for all Raiders.

Supper will be provided on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings for all Raiders.

COST:

The cost of participation in the Raid is £225 per person (this includes 3 packed lunches, 4 dinners, mooring fees and car and trailer parking).

In addition the cost of room-based accommodation in the Mountbatten Centre (including breakfast) is £110 per person (Monday evening to Friday morning).  Please note that you may end up sharing a room with crew from another boat as there are only 26 rooms in the Centre.

The participation cost and accommodation charge remain the same as in 2015.

If you wish to stay in a camper van on the premises the cost is £60 per van for the Monday to Friday period (including electric hook-up).  Those in camper vans (or live-aboards) may purchase breakfasts from the Centre at £6.95 per head per day.  These breakfasts can be booked in advance or on the day (although notice for each day is preferred).

There is no charge for children under 5 and children 5 – 12 will be 50% of the adult cost.

To book your place on the Raid please go to Register 2017  and complete the form and send it to us.   A booking deposit of £75 per boat will secure your place.

402410 61420933 and Raid England are the details you will need if making a BACS transfer.

If you are making an overseas transfer you will need to know that HSBC is the bank and that Market Place, Henley-on-Thames, UK is the address together with some or all of the below.  I have recently been using a system called Transferwise (https://transferwise.com) very successfully with much better exchange rates than most banks but contact me first to discuss the best way of paying.  If you insist upon using a traditional bank please can you “pay” the transfer fees as well because UK banks charge us a lot for accepting money from outside the UK ( although I believe it is free for you if within the EC)

IBAN:GB21MIDL40241061420933

BIC:MIDLGB2113V

otherwise please send an old-fashioned cheque made payable to:

Raid England

to
Geoff Probert

60 St. Marks Rd.

Henley-on-Thames,

Oxon

RG9 1LW

 

 

Geoff Probert

01491 577220

geoffprobertatgmaildotcom

 

Peter Chesworth

01209 822054

peteratwillowbridgecottagedotcodotuk

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