French Open 2011
Rod & Jo Sceptical
As you know(if you've read the mag.) we miserably failed to impress the onlookers with Merlin performance in Brittany,- it didn't help that they stung us with a new boat rating,- which was incorrect to boot! There is always 2011, and I had formally introduced a request to the FFV that they apply the old boat ratings for UK development classes.
I've checked some ferry prices for two people travelling by car with a trailer and the least expensive option is to go with Norfolk Line, Calais to Dunkirk, and drive down to Quiberon. The ferry cost is very good at £170 (different crossing times have slightly different prices)and I would estimate spending another £60 for fuel each way - its a 7 or 8 hour drive on very good roads. These ferry rates may change as the dates draw nearer.
Tesco clubcard points vouchers can be converted to eurotunnel vouchers for full or part payment of a crossing. Rate has now gone down to face value times 3 but still worthwhile, so shop in Tesco for the Christmas grub and plonk!