Worth doing a search on here, there is one thread were Dockhead reports of a knockdown in a 55ft yacht.
Weather could be
nice and warm but more likely wet and cold with wind
on the nose so lots of water
on the deck
. You will need a good sailing jacket, trousers and wellies plus hat.
Routing could depend on weather
but lots of harbours along both channel coasts to stop off for a break but this sounds a bit of a delivery
trip. There is a traffic separation zone which is monitored by Dover Coastguard with Radar
and they take a dim view of infringements. Professional yacht skippers have been fined for breaches.
No tides in the Baltic
, but there is a 1/4 knot current
in your favour. Wind
in the Baltic are dependent on the continent. We found calm conditions in the morning which built up during the day and faded out at sunset.
is an interesting country but don't drink the beer
as it does nasty things to your head
I will be surprised if you can do this trip in 4 days even if its 630 miles. The canal
will slow you down as will the channel tides.
Take a camera