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Dutch Rally

Lucas
Hello everyone,
I am planning a Rally in the Netherlands, more specific, in and around "De Biesbosch".
It's an National park in wich dae eagles and osprey are breeding, with small and wide water and access to the south-west estuary.
As I already have some responce i'd like to hear from you when, wich month, and weekdays or weekend and how many days.
Please let me know what you prefere.
Regards,
Lucas Sluimer.


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Hubert Bakker 3415
What about a three day rally in May? In 2018 there are two Bank Holiday Mondays in May (8 May and 28 May). Weatherwise, the weekend of 26-28 May may be more agreeable than early May.
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Patrick Hay 3474
Hi Lucas,
I would be interested in your proposed rally.  A long weekend in May might also suit me as I could hope to bring my son and 7 year old grandson as crew.  

I had heard about the Biesbosch and was hoping to sail there some day.  However, my boat draws over 1.5m with the centre plate down, and the mast, which is 7m tall, is not easy to lower while afloat.  Do you think these factors might be a problem in the Biesbosch?

I am based in Northern France so not too far to trailer.

Patrick
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Gerald Turner 2924
For those coming from UK ,a long weekend is desirable, ferry crossing takes a while,but  Chunnel crossing might be quicker.
So the late May bank holidays for us Brits make it the best time.
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Re: Dutch Rally

Lucas
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Thank you for your reply.
End of may it will be.
I'll arrange it and you will hear from me.
Lucas.
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Hubert Bakker 3415
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Less draft would be better to go up the narrow creeks. You will certainly get stuck in the mud a few times and need to raise the centreboard to get out of it. No big problem.
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Re: Dutch Rally

Lucas
Draft is not an issue as log as it's no more than 3 feet.
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