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Seeing that Mr Fulford has been reading these comments, I would make some additional ones... Year round fast ferry crossings should remain; slower crossings would be a step backwards - the relative unpopularity of the Clipper demonstrates this. The time-keeping of the fast ferries is really not all that bad when considering weather, loading times and number of ports of call. The unreliability of the fast ferries is blown out of proportion - I must make about 15 trips to France each year throughout the spring, summer and autumn and not once have I been stuck in France because of a cancelled ferry and I can only recall one or two cancelled ferries in Guernsey because of weather. The issue for me is the poor service between Guernsey and France. There are no day trips at all as others have mentioned, weekend trips often involve having to return on a Monday, and there are no ferries for half the year. Sorting this out seems to me to be nothing to do with the ferries themselves but merely a question of scheduling and extending the dedicated Jersey-France ferry to Guernsey which would do away with the absolute farce of changing ferry in Jersey or "trans-shipping", which now occurs in the schedules all year round. Trans-shipping means that it is no exaggeration to say that there are no ferries between Guernsey and France for half the year (except the odd few in December perhaps) because the reality is that from October to March there are only the occasional ferries to Jersey: it is only upon disembarking in Jersey, waiting, and catching the dedicated year round Jersey-France ferry that you can then get to France - all because the ferry, for apparent economic and crew reasons, is no longer prepared to travel an extra hour up to Guernsey.