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NL75. 75th Anniversary of Normandy Landings 6th June 1944

RC (Cruising) - 01 Mar 19 Cruising

Confirmation required for NL75 by 30 April 2019.

NORMANDY Landings NL75, DDAY75 2019 – Confirmation of Interest
Expressions of interest totalled 46 boats and 117 people have been received. Payment time usually leads to a sharper focus as a few drop out. It is our intention to allow new entrants in as existing ones drop out. One out one in. Please keep you Branch Cruising rep and RCC advised. We quite understand reasons why people drop out. Finance is requested by end April as some parties leave on their summer cruises in May. As we get nearer to the event it is more difficult to return funding as we have entered into commitments with suppliers in Normandy. It would be appropriate for Branches to gather expressions of commitment and payment from their constituents using the format below and then submit a bulk summary to the RNSA Rear Commodore (Cruising) by 30th April 2019. Bulk remittance from Branches direct to RNSA HQ, attn Deputy General Secretary Heather Tarr with a nominal roll.
Lock opening Tuesday 4th June:
Lock opens out to sea 09:00, 10:30, 12:15, 14:00 15:30 21:15. Inboard 30 minutes later. Times advance by approx. 45 minutes per day. HW 4th 12:19 local; 5th 13:02; 6th 1347; LW 4th 19:21; 5th 20:03; 6th 20:43. Spring tides
Bring MOD warrant if flying a blue ensign. Full documentation may be needed. Proof of VAT paid. EH111 up to date. Passport with more than six months still to run. Diesel receipt showing duty paid. Marina berths will be booked in advance
The outline programme is: -
Tuesday 4th June
18:00 to 19:00 Informal Pontoon Party for early arrivals. Bring some dips, nibbles & nuts
Wednesday 5th June
Boats arrive and lock into Ouistreham Marina. Event Brief
16:00 to 17:00 Church Service Eglise Saint-Samson (gentlemen blazers)
19:00 to 20:30 Welcome reception at Yacht Club. Substantial small eats, wine & soft drinks
Thursday 6th June
Own individual plans. Walk up to Pegasus Bridge and Museum. Bus into Caen to visit Peace Museum. Movement in the area might be difficult. Paratrooper drop towards Merville.
Friday 7th June
08:30 to 17:00 Coach trip to Arromanches and Port-en-Bessin. (Scene of important RM battle) Coach departure time to be confirmed. Opportunity for lunch at own expense
19:00 Formal Closing 3 course Dinner with wine at Grange aux dimes, local restaurant. (Gentlemen blazer and club tie)
Saturday 8th June
Queen’s Birthday. Disperse to Home Ports or continuation cruise. Tall Ships are gathering at Rouen with parade of sail down the Seine on 16th.

Owner/Skippers name(s)
e-mail address
Mobile number for immediate contact prior
Boat name, length, breadth, draft and MMSI
Number of people. Adults & Junior above 15
Independent travel by road/ferry
RNSA/RNVR Branch & departure port
Informal Pontoon Party (Bring dips and nibbles) No charge
Formal reception SRCO Yacht Club. Small eats £18 per head Numbers on coach trip £30 per head Nº for formal closing 3 course dinner with wine £36 per head
Comments (£84 inclusive)
Our contacts with the UK Naval Attaché, local officials, Yacht Club and Marina as well s the local French Commemoration Committees may produce further opportunities for participation.

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