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Bank Holiday Sailing

Started by Started by: steve d
Things to do at home mean that I can't get down to Devon this weekend. Is anyone sailing on the South Coast? The forecast is wet (sometimes very wet ) and windy but it's the dreaded northeasterly. Any ideas? According to friends of mine on the Isle of Wight it has been great over there but who can face paying Wightlink's rip-off prices?

Last updated: 23/05/08 09:47 By: steve d
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Added by gmjones on 23/05/08

Old Harry rocks

I'll most likely be heading to Studland beach midday-ish tomorrow, the bay usually catches some clean wind when it's blowing NE and there should be a decent bit of swell. If anyone's interested drop me a text 07757 024368

Added by beth on 23/05/08

If it looks like it will be good on Monday we might go to IofW on Sunday morning. Otherwise I think we'll sail Pagham.


Added by shelleygraham on 23/05/08

By chance we will be in North Devon, but a family visit and the weather prospects probably mean we won't take kit!
Depending where you are - can recommend inland sailing when the weather's like this. We use Datchet Water, near to Heathrow. It has mile plus reaches and the wind direction is pretty irrelevant. It also normally catches the best of what wind is available. Day visitors are 15 and the facilities are OK. No waves tho :) Happy to give directions etc to anyone that fancies that option.

Added by Andrew on 23/05/08

I'm intending to go to Christchurch tomorrow (Saturday). Forecast is Easterly, which should be ok at Avon beach, but if it stays NE, we might retreat to the harbour.

Added by Kiwi Steve on 24/05/08

I'm toying with Littlestone or St Marys Bay in Kent for Saturday afternoon. Might be a bit of wind swell and port tack jumping to be had. Sunday will be wet and miserable and be good for a sleep in &/or DIY. Monday?

North Foreland to Selsey Bill
Strong wind warning 0303 Sat 24 May 1800 Sat 24 May

Northeasterly winds will reach force 6 or 7 today and will increase to gale force 8 this afternoon.
Inshore waters forecast
24 hour forecast: 0600 Sat 24 May 0600 Sun 25 May
Wind Northeast 5, increasing 6 to gale 8, decreasing 4 later.
Sea state Moderate or rough.
Weather Fair, then thundery rain later.
Visibility Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

Added by adrian on 25/05/08

Monday looking good, with a 18-22knot NE wind direction.
Any suggestions, perhaps Pagham, Hayling, Stokes bay or even Calshot.
Good to arrange a place for as many as possible.