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26-04-2019, 09:12   #1
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Crossing from Cherbourg to Dublin tonight

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Myself and the family are due to depart Cherbourg at 5pm French time this evening. How bad do you reckon the crossing will be? We are due to arrive in Dublin at 11am
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https://www.met.ie/forecasts/marine-.../sea-crossings
Have a look there. Not to good I'm afraid
Locally very high. 9-14 meters. Can't see it sailing
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26-04-2019, 10:25   #3
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Irish Ferries on twitter are confident of it sailing and indeed they will if at all possible due to tight scheduling.

I presume its the Yeats on service, in which case there is no better cruise ferry probably on the planet to cope with a bit of chop.
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First proper bad weather for their new ship, they'll be dying to find out how she handles it. If you are bad travellers OP, turn in early and stay in your bunks. Stay off the booze and eat a light meal beforehand.
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Irish Ferries on twitter are confident of it sailing and indeed they will if at all possible due to tight scheduling.

I presume its the Yeats on service, in which case there is no better cruise ferry probably on the planet to cope with a bit of chop.
I'm about 200kms from Cherbourg atm, with waves expected to hit up to 14 meters it will certainly be a bumpy sailing. Not really looking forward to it tbh
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First proper bad weather for their new ship, they'll be dying to find out how she handles it. If you are bad travellers OP, turn in early and stay in your bunks. Stay off the booze and eat a light meal beforehand.
Also: "Do not sit facing backwards from your direction of travel."
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Keep feet off the floor. Best advice I ever got for a bumpy sailing, and it was rough.
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Don’t drink coffee either, god it’s awful coming back up during a choppy crossing.
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Stay as close to the centreline of the boat as you can, depending on the ship normally about 2/3rds back from the bow is most comfortable.
Eat crackers and sip water
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Load up with sea sick tablets, its the only thing that works for me.
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Get some menthol vicks if you and rub it under your nose, there may be some vomit about and that will help with the smell.

A bucket might be handy too!
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Get yourself some ginger nut biscuits - when I'm feeling rough and unable to keep food or water down, a nibble on them is all I can usually face - spent a miserable 24 hours last weekend sailing in horrible conditions, crying that I'd forgotten the bloody things.


And yes, the middle of the boat vertically and lengthways is the best place to be, if you've any choice in the matter.


Best of luck! Please do report back!
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Get yourself some ginger nut biscuits - when I'm feeling rough and unable to keep food or water down, a nibble on them is all I can usually face - spent a miserable 24 hours last weekend sailing in horrible conditions, crying that I'd forgotten the bloody things.


And yes, the middle of the boat vertically and lengthways is the best place to be, if you've any choice in the matter.


Best of luck! Please do report back!
Just checked in ferry departure delayed until 10pm. It will take 20 hours to cross, so instead of arriving at 11am tomorrow morning we will now arrive at 8pm... At least they gave us meal vouchers
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Would love to know how this trip is going?
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They are just at lands end now expect to be in Dublin at 9pm tonight some serious pitching and rolling going on. I know a few people on it now.
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