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New CG vhf channels

From September 6 (10:00) 2017, the coastguard will be using new channels (62, 63 & 64) for MMSI broadcasts. They are, for some reason known only to themselves, being very coy about which channel will be used on which transmitter. … Continue reading

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Elwing 2016 Pt 7

The Home Run 22/8 Bloscon -> Treguier Depart before dawn. Some wind but not enough to do anything with. Arrived just after low (slack) water. Richard & Helen again. 23/8 Treguier Tide still inconvenient: neither morning nor afternoon. Temperature up … Continue reading

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Elwing 2016 Pt 6

I’ve been here before. 15/8 Lesconil -> Audierne Weather as before. Rocks as before. Re-tried a restaurant I’d been to before. 1st Menu choice was ‘off’, so was the 2nd, & the 3rd. Should have taken the warning: what wasn’t … Continue reading

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Elwing 2016 Pt 5

Back to soundings! 8/8 St Gilles sur Vie -> L’Herbaudière Started a bit late here and the wind was on the nose again plus the tide didn’t want to help either. Squeezed round the rocks as tight as I dared … Continue reading

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Elwing 2016 Pt 4

There, & back again 1/8 Sables d’Olonne -> La Rochelle More sun, with wind in the pm. On down the coast, inside Île de Ré and under the bridge (easy clearance but the water is a bit lumpy). La Rochelle … Continue reading

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Elwing 2016 Pt 3

South & Souther 23/7 Audierne -> Lesconil As usual, in Biscay, the winds are generally fresh on-shore in the afternoon. Last time I was here, it was fresh in the morning & strong to uncomfortable in the afternoon. This time, … Continue reading

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Elwing 2016 Pt 2

C.I. -> South 16/7 St Peter Port -> Treguier Wind V 1-3 (mostly 1). Motored in fine warm but calm conditions. Looking back there was a heavy fog bank over Guernsey but no problem going South. Getting a bit bored … Continue reading

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Tour de France-pt 1

Emsworth -> C.I. 10-11/7 Emsworth -> Gosport Went aboard 22:00 Sunday, departed EYH 06:00 to mooring. Wind down slightly in pm (SW 5-6), so left mooring 14:00 for Gosport. Short passage but wet enough for a starter. Should be easier … Continue reading

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Easter Rally to the Medina

Easter being early this year, this is our first full rally of 2016. The tides are convenient, but note that THE CLOCKS GO FORWARD on Sunday morning: Tides (all at British STANDARD Time) for: Portsmouth Cowes Fri 12:44 4.7 12:57 … Continue reading

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Elwing II pt 7

Sat 1/8 Notes from here are from memory as my computer refused to power-up after this. From Almere to IJmuiden started with a fuelling stop at Muiderzand marina. Then into A’dam via the Schellingwouder bridge & the Oranje locks and … Continue reading

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