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Old 10 December 2009, 08:48   #61
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Old 10 December 2009, 12:11   #62
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The beaches look very shallow around Drumore. I would have thought looking on google earth that they also were only useable at around high water?
I have not commited to a single launch site as yet, the only reason I thought of Isle of Whithorn was because it looked the most useable online. There are two slips there inside and outside the harbour with the outside one looking the best. I have not actually used any of them.
It is also the nearest one to IOM that I can find.
Does anybody have the tide times for whithorn and area for 5th June to see whether tides will serve or whether they are going to be a factor in launching?
Info from IOW website
"The new slipway was constructed in 2002 to allow small craft to access the sea at all states of the tide, and was the first project to be completed as part of the Isle of Whithorn Regeneration programme."
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The beaches look very shallow around Drumore. I would have thought looking on google earth that they also were only useable at around high water?
I have not commited to a single launch site as yet, the only reason I thought of Isle of Whithorn was because it looked the most useable online. There are two slips there inside and outside the harbour with the outside one looking the best. I have not actually used any of them.
It is also the nearest one to IOM that I can find.
Does anybody have the tide times for whithorn and area for 5th June to see whether tides will serve or whether they are going to be a factor in launching?
Info from IOW website
"The new slipway was constructed in 2002 to allow small craft to access the sea at all states of the tide, and was the first project to be completed as part of the Isle of Whithorn Regeneration programme."
I would tend to agree with you Bruce from looking on line it look like the easiest slip for access at all time and being closest to IOM was an added bonus.

I may try and have a look down there sometime before we make a final decision.
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Sorry Bruce looking at too many at same time I should have said Whithorn my apologies.
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Bruce & Scotseats, there is a village website www.isleofwhithorn.com/sailing.asp that has some local info re the harbour tides etc on it and the local sailing club's email is wigtonbaysailingclub@yahoo.co.uk
Hope this helps.
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Sooooooooo...........Isle of Whithorn it is then?
I'll go check the plotter tide tables later for that date and see what they are. It would be good if we can get a little group together and go across to meet up with the main group.
So whos up for it
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seem to remember the main slip went into the harbour and the other went into the water without the benefit of jetty or tie up point and could be affected by weather not sure if this has changed. it was a few years ago opps seems it was about 1994 & 1995
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I'm up for it in theory......


Quick thought for the administrators.....

On the assumption there seems to be two main flotillas, is it worth splitting this thread into "IoM from the North" & "IoM from the South"? - that way the gory details of one won't get tangled up in the other, or more likely lost in the depths of another conversation?
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Quick thought for the administrators.....

On the assumption there seems to be two main flotillas, is it worth splitting this thread into "IoM from the North" & "IoM from the South"? - that way the gory details of one won't get tangled up in the other, or more likely lost in the depths of another conversation?
What about Whitehaven, is that the middle?
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If the idea is to meet up then it might be sensible to keep it all in one thread until such time as the fundamentals have been confirmed (dates, departure point options, one day or two with an overnight, accomodation / campsites, attending the TT, tides at IoM for the harbour etc). As that is going to end up in multiple threads.

Sounds like there are possibly 4 separate departure points at the moment?

North Wales
Whitehaven
Galloway coast
Ireland

I guess its quite possible that if there are several people coming from Ireland it will split N/S too.

Perhaps each 'post title' could help distinguish the departure point where appropriate - which will help us split it up if/when required.
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