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ECA SPRING BANK HOLIDAY CRUISE TO LITTLEHAMPTON 25th-27th May 2019

Spring Cruise to Littlehampton Please see below details of the cruise on the bank holiday of the 25th to 27th May. If you are interested in coming then please complete and submit the form at the end of these details. Tides … Continue reading

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The Baltic–the END

Dover 03/8 Fri Light Westerly & a more civilised time of day, so motor to Dungeness & Eastbourne (Sovereign Harbour). Hook up with the WiFi & e-mail and get a note to say Tringa II has left Gosport. Pop it … Continue reading

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The Baltic–Fit the 8th

Zeebrugge 24/7 Tue The tide is now essentially un-usable either early or late so I take a day out. And it’s too hot to do anything else anyway. Except shopping, which is essential. Check with Google which says that there … Continue reading

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The Baltic–Fit the 7th

Delfzijl 14/7 Sat Some delay while the harbour master does his rounds just when I wanted fuel, but got away and nearly (but not quite) got through Groningen with the 1st mid-day outbound convoy. Everything costs and I only reached … Continue reading

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The Baltic–Fit the 6th

Heiligenhafen 04/7 Wed The timing having worked out just right, the next target is Marstal (Denmark) en route to Sønderborg and the Tournament. Wind light, nose–what else? Marstal 05/7 Thu Curses! Foiled again! Wind W 4-5 (nose) and increasing 5-6 … Continue reading

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The Baltic–Fit the 5th

Stepnica 24/6 Sun Wind N moderate. More motoring but doable. 2 Bridges to pass, but the 1st had the wrong times listed so decided to stay inside the 2nd bridge as I didn’t have enough time to get fuel and … Continue reading

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The Baltic–Fit the 4th

Grömitz 14/6 Thu Checked the internet and found a sailmaker in town, looked up all sorts of useful phrases on Google and phoned the number. 3 Hours later all done: new batten & new cloth. But no sailing. Grömitz 15/6 … Continue reading

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The Baltic–Fit the 3rd

Groningen 04/6 Mon Since Groningen (never) has fuel and in the absence of the Zoutkamp HM, I was expecting to refuel at Delfzijl after a comfortable trip along the canal. Fuel at Delfzijl is available morning & evening with the … Continue reading

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The Baltic–Fit the 2nd

Kortgene (TransEurope) 25/5 Fri Wind v. light & all round the compass. Mist in the am., sun in the pm. Through 3 (large) locks to Willemstad. Willemstad 26/5 Sat Wind various generally light between N & E. Hot sun. Got … Continue reading

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The Baltic–Fit the 1st

Emsworth 15/5 Tue Departed EYH late for Fowley (all-tide) pontoon. Fowley 16/5 Wed Attempted to leave at low-water, and discovered that while the pontoon is all-tide, the surrounding mud isn’t. Left an hour late. Wind NNE 4~5 (offshore) which might … Continue reading

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