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Old 18-10-2011, 18:44   #1
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Last Sail of the Year

After a pretty dismal summer season due to GF being hospitalised, a chance for a last few days sailing.
Had hoped to get to Loch Fyne in Scotland, but the weather seems against this, so instead, kicking off at 1300GMT from Liverpool, sail west to Moelfre in Anglesey, overnight on the hook and then head northwards to Northern Ireland, hopefully to a small place called Donaghadee (favourite of the IRA apparently), then work into Belfast Loch.
Be nice to get back to home country for a few days.
Then back to work, and next leave the boat is out of the water for antifouling, anodes, and the rest of the crappy jobs, so looks like that's it until March 2012.
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Old 26-10-2011, 18:32   #2
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Re: Last Sail of the Year

Nigel, be interested in hearing how you anchored in Donaghadee harbour as it dries. Bangor round the corner is probably easier being a modern marina. Still the fish and chips in Donaghadee are to die for

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Re: Last Sail of the Year

Hi Pete,

Never got there in the end.
Last week the forecast was for 5 to 6, gusting 7.
Departed the marina, and at the Mersey entrence, the wind was 45 kts, pilots advisd it was more out at the bar.
Descretion being the better part of valour, turned the boat around and headed back.
As it turned out, the long term forecast was very wrong.
Got away this week for a few days around Anglesey though.
I had previously been advised that on the south wall at Donaghadee, there was just over 2m of water at LW.
Try again next year, but yes, Bangor was always there as an alternative, and now as Liverpool marina is in the Transeurope marina group, will get a 50% discount at Bangor
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