Here are the details for the Easter cruise – its a lovely trip and brilliant to do it in company. Also a chance for family members who are ‘wave adverse’ to enjoy the calmer waters of the trip up the canal.
Easter 2015“Cruise in Company to Gloucester” Friday 3th April-Monday 6th April
General Passage Plan
On the morning of Good Friday 3rd April rendezvous at King Road with your “buddy” boat and make passage in company to arrive at Sharpness Docks by 7.50am [30 mins. before H.W.08.20 BST] and onward up the canal to make Gloucester Docks by Friday afternoon. Friday evening drinks in Gloucester. Saturday spend all day in Gloucester with dinner in Vinings in the Docks area and afterwards drinks at a venue to be decided. Sunday make passage back down the canal, stopping off for lunch, arriving at the Sharpness end of the canal (must be Sharpness side of the Purton Lower Swing bridge before 18.00 BST) Sunday evening eat on-board. Monday morning lock out of Sharpness at H.W. 10.02 BST (The Port requirement is to be in the lock 2 hours before H.W. which enables all boats to pass through the two swing bridges at Sharpness in one group).
For the PCC Cruise to Gloucester Docks 2015 Skippers Notes, important safety information and additional details.
Reduced locking fee at Sharpness only applies if we arrive as a group on Good Friday morning and leave together on Easter Monday morning. If you want to travel outside these dates then you will pay the full Locking fee of £25 each way.
If you want to join the cruise then -:
1 1. Firstly you need to apply on-line for your licence through British Waterways website “waterscape “ https://secure.britishwaterways.co.uk/short-term Click on “buy a short term licence” and just follow it through.
2 2. Send your licence number, boat name and skipper contact details along with a cheque for £15* made payable to Portishead Cruising Club [or arrange a BACS transfer with treasurer] to cover locking in/out of Sharpness to me to be received absolutely no later than Friday 27th March!
Anne Silber. 60 Park St. Totterdown Bristol BS4 3BJ
* Please note the Sharpness Locking in/out charge of £10 has the following stipulations:- minimum of 20 boats (or if less that 20 boats £15), they all arrive and depart together, each boat must purchase their canal licence on-line, and one cheque is used for all the boats lock payment.
If you wish to join the trip you will also need to read the two documents “Gloucester Skippers notes 2015” and “Gloucester Risk Assessment 2015” which are found on the “PCC website” for you to download for your trip.