MASS PRO-BREXIT PROTESTS: WHERE TO MEET THIS SUNDAY
LED BY BRITAIN’S FISHERMEN
Your Chance To Play Your Part In Brexit History
Below we give details of the protests at six ports around the country this Sunday.
DETAILS FOR PRO-BREXIT SUPPORTERS FOR ALL SIX PORTS
Important: below we give details for members of the public and also for boat owners wishing to join the flotillas.
For boat owners, if you need more info you’re best to contact FFL direct. For ordinary pro-Brexit folk, like us, please contact us.
Milford Haven – 10am – 2pm (15 vessels) The Rath Fishermen’s Memorial or Mackerel Quay.
We ask that you join us in Milford Haven on April the 8th from 12.00hrs onwards.
1000 – Muster to West side of Harbour entrance at Red Cunjic Buoy (Q.R).
1030 – Begin 3 anti-clockwise laps of East/West 1.5nm oval circuit from Red Cunjic Buoy (Q.R) East to Red Milford Shelf Buoy (FL.R.2.5s).
1200 – Complete 3 laps – Finish to SW side of Milford Shelf Buoy. Sound Horns/Fireworks/etc.
1230 – Vessels return to harbour or disperse to their respective port.
Newcastle – 10am – 3pm (30 vessels) – City Marina Pontoon
We ask that you join us in Newcastle on Sunday 8th April for the flotilla arriving from 12.00hrs onwards. Press will be able to travel upriver from N. Shields by request. We invite friends, family and fellow Brexiteers to watch the demonstration and show support on Newcastle’s Quayside.
09.30 – Muster in North Shields
10.00 – Begin to depart North Shields vessels start to proceed slowly upriver to arrange into line astern.
10.30 – Flotilla fully underway and proceed upstream maintaining speed over ground of 6kts.
12.00 – Arrive Newcastle city centre and pass under Millennium Bridge. – Vessels to berth at pontoon and at North quayside downstream of pontoon
13.30 – Vessels depart Newcastle city centre leaving under Millennium Bridge.
15.00 – Arrive North Shields and vessels berth or disperse to home ports.
Portsmouth – 2pm – 4pm (15 vessels) Clarence Esplanade War Memorial
We ask that you join us at Portsmouth on Sunday 8th April for the flotilla massing off the shore from 14.00hrs.
1400 – Muster off Clarence Pier.
1415 – Begin a slow anti-clockwise oval steam from Clarence pier south to fortress.
1530 – Vessels begin to mass towards Clarence pier. Sound horns/fireworks/flares ~ burn EU flags.
1600 – Vessels depart and return to home ports or berth in harbour.
Plymouth – 3pm – 6pm (80 vessels) The Hoe – Smeaton’s Tower
We ask that you join us in Plymouth on April the 8th from 15.00hrs onwards. Press will be able to go aboard vessels by request. Press ferry also available. We invite friends, family and fellow Brexiteers to watch the demonstration and show support on the Hoe or Mount Batten.
15.00 – Muster in Jenny Cliff Bay in SE corner of Plymouth Sound.
16.00 – Begin two anti-clockwise laps of NW/SE rectangular circuit marked by 4 racing buoys (see chart below).
17.00 – Complete 2 laps – Finish North end. Smaller vessels pass through Smeaton Pass. Congregate under the Hoe. Larger vessels to stay south of Shoals within lap circuit.
17.30 – Vessels disperse to their respective ports or enter Sutton Harbour. Larger vessels may berth at Victoria Pier whilst awaiting tide for Sutton Harbour.
Hastings 4pm – 6pm (20 vessels) Pelham Place Car Park
We ask that you join us at Hastings on Sunday 8th April for the flotilla massing off the shore from 16.00hrs.
1600 – Muster off Hasting harbour pier – spread out from harbour entrance west.
1615 – Begin a slow anti-clockwise oval steam from harbour pier east to Hastings pier in the west.
1730 – Vessels begin to mass towards harbour pier stretching west along shore. Sound horns/fireworks/flares ~ burn EU flags.
1800 – Vessels depart and return to home ports or berth in harbour.
Whitstable – 5pm – 8pm (40 vessels – boat to be torched on bonfire) West Harbour Pier
We ask that you join us at Whitstable on Sunday 8th April for the flotilla massing off the harbour from 17.00hrs. A whole fishing vessel will be brought ashore and torched to conclude.
1700 – Muster off Whitstable harbour – spread out from harbour entrance west.
1730 – Begin a slow anti-clockwise oval steam from east to west or raft up off harbour (tbc depending on weather)
1900 – Vessels begin to mass close in to harbour entrance stretching west along shore.
1910 (approx.) – Shore side bonfire with vessel atop to be lit. Sound horns/fireworks.
2000 – Vessels depart and return to home ports or berth in harbour.
Naturally with only limited resources on the part of FFL it’s a miracle that this series of events is happening at all. Please do not be surprised if some of the details change slightly over the next couple of days. Don’t worry, if that happens we will update the details you see here.
It’s even possible that other ports may be added. And if we hear any news about any MPs attending we will, of course, let you know.
This is one day: Sunday 8th April 2018. Usually we confine ourselves to researching and reporting original and interesting Brexit facts and news. Now we are asking something special of you.
Would you be prepared to join thousands of true pro-Brexit folk and descend on some of Britain’s coastal communities this Sunday? Will you show your support for our fishermen, wave Union Jacks, sing songs if you feel like it, and generally make your voice heard in a massive, peaceful protest taking place across the country? Will you call out to reclaim our 200 mile territorial waters?[Source: Fishing for Leave] 08.45am, 05 Apr 2018