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Old 03-04-2012, 14:15   #1
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Hi

New to this site so hello to all fellow sailors.

Had been thinking of taking the boat into the Thames for the London Olympics but have been advised that there will be a starting price of £2,500 to enter the river? Seems a bit rich.

Any thoughts?
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Old 03-04-2012, 14:28   #2
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Hi

New to this site so hello to all fellow sailors.

Had been thinking of taking the boat into the Thames for the London Olympics but have been advised that there will be a starting price of £2,500 to enter the river? Seems a bit rich.

Any thoughts?
It's rich and unfortunately par-the-course. Some berth-holders at St.Katherine's docks will be getting kicked-out during the Olympics to make way for guests willing to pay the shockingly high marina fees during that period.

http://www.sailingtoday.co.uk/latest...e-marina-berth
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Old 03-04-2012, 14:32   #3
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And you will not even be allowed into the Thames if you are not a berthholder somewhere. Security measures and all that.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:57   #4
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Re: London Olympics

Thanks Guys,

I had heard that the Thames is 'closed' for the Jubilee but didn't realise the same was being applied to the Olympics.

Don't quite see how replacing known regular berth holders in St Caths with unknown visitors & friends contributes much to security.

Out of interest where are the displaced berthholders supposed to go?

Call me cynical but I see self interest somewhere in all of this
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Re: London Olympics

Not sure about everyone else, but we are off to France this year. London or Weymouth wer the sailing is taking place is the lat place I would want to be. The charges for anchoring up the middle of the bay with no facilities are breathing taking. Something like £100 a night for us, no thanks.

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Re: London Olympics

Cavalier, Dockhead, Pete7

Thanks - think I get the drift. Thames is clearly out, but one thought is to take the boat to one of the east coast harbours (Burnham, Brightlingsea, Walton-on-the-Naze, Ipswitch etc.) & commute by train to Stratford.

Again any thoughts?
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Meh, ...im giving the olympics a miss this year. Grosely over rated in my opinion.
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anjou, understand your position but it doesn't add much to the debate of where to go!
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