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Miss Isle’s French connection sailing with Natasha Lambert

Natasha Lambert’s sailing adventure across the English channel on 1st July 2013.  Piloting Miss Isle her specially converted 6.5m Mini Transat yacht.  Natasha is able to steer & trim the sails by sipping and blowing into a tube. The boat was modified by her dad and it works very well.Natasha leaving boulogneNatasha setting sail from Boulogne Harbour in France setting course for Dover harbour in the UK
escort vessels leaving BoulongeOur RIB Aintree and the Cat Wet Wheels leaving their moorings ready to follow Miss isle across the English Channel
miss sile passing Cap Gris nezMiss Isle passes Cap Gris-Nez on the French coast before turning NW towards Dover. Natasha is maintaining an epic pace of 7-8 knots along the French coast. We are ahead of schedule now.
miss isle shipping lanesMiss isle passed very close to the stern of this massive tanker. 230 meters long and doing 12 knots.
Miss isle enters Dover HarbourMiss Isle arrives at the Western entrance of Dover Harbour to be greeted by the press sho where picked up earlier by Wet wheels. Also The Dover RNLI lifeboat comes out to greet Natahsa and congratulate her on her amazing achievement. To see the BBC news taking to Natasha click here.  To sponsor Natasha here

wet wheels press boat
Wet wheels
dover RNLI lifeboat welcomeDover lifeboat from Aintree.

Things to do in Rye

Looking for things to do in Rye during your stay. We can offer boat rides from Rye Harbour a mile outside town or if you came by train we can pick you up from the centre of Rye at the Strand Quay.

Other things to do in Rye

The Rye bay boat trip starts at £12 per person and runs most weekends. It is best to contact us to book as spaces fill up fast.

Longer charters are available in either the RIB or the Honda Powerboat experience where you get to drive.

Rye bay boat trips £14pp

Rye bay Boat tripAre you Staying in Rye or Camber for the Easter weekend. We are offering boat trips round Rye bay on the 6th,7th,8th & 9th of April. £14 per person for 30 mins on board our RIB. We can seat 9 passengers per trip. Each trip takes in Camber Sands & the fairway buoy 2 miles off the Sussex coast. For more details of these trips see Rye Bay boat trips

Booking your seat

Early booking is highly recommended as the seats fill up fast. You can book online or do contact us

RIB trip to Ramsgate and the Goodwin sands in Kent

Goodwin Sands rib trip off kent

We left Rye Harbour in Sussex at lunch time to head for Ramsgate Marina in Kent. From ther we would head out to the Goodwin Sands for the evening low spring tide. It was a 0.1 meter tide which is very low. When we got out to the sands the bar was massive a good two meters out of the water.

A couple of the customers in the pic above on the charter got out and had a walk around the vast expanse of sand full of seals and other wildlife. It was a fantastic sunset. Being 5 miles in the channel with nobody else around is a great experience.

Sunset on the goodwin sands

When we completed the 40 mile journey back to Rye Harbour past Dover Marina, Dungeness and round the firing range at Lydd we found the huge spring tide at Rye covering the car park. No cars in there this time, there sometimes are. 100 mile round trip and all the customers enjoyed it.

Spring High tide at Rye Harbour

New bigger RIB has been ordered

Our new 10 Seater RIB is being built

We have ordered a new 7.4m Redbay Stormforce with seating for ten people.  Ready to be launched in early january 2012 it takes our capacity to over 25 people.  Ideal for your stag or hen party out or Rye Harbour. Picture show boats without all the seats.  We are contemplating driving back form Northern Ireland by sea.  Could be an epic journey, watch this space…..

Redbay 7.4m RIB

Redbay 7.4m RIB