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Old 17 May 2004, 13:00   #21
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just checked about 30 miles from portsmouth via oars - or whatever its called

whats the "hole" like - I assume the meeting point being so far out from the bill has a good reason
It can be a bit bumpy off Selsey Bill, so you might best best to keep offshore. It's quite a long way round though.

Having said that, I have always gone closer in with no trouble; from the forts I would go straight across to the Looe Channel, passing between Street and Boulder bouys. Then keep the Mixon beacon to port and you're fine all the way across to Littlehampton.

You want to approach the harbour from due south and watch out for the training wall which covers at half tide -- but Andre will show you all that I'm sure!

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Old 17 May 2004, 13:17   #22
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from the forts I would go straight across to the Looe Channel, passing between Street and Boulder bouys. Then keep the Mixon beacon to port and you're fine all the way across to Littlehampton.
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Al least that way it isn't all open sea and can see the sights of hayling etc and it knocks a few miles off the trip .

nothing to do with me though - just talking out loud

What is the state of tide like Andre/Phil around there

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On my chart for that part of the world it's got "There be dragons" printed

Must get some new charts.

IMHO with HW Portsmouth at 1500 to make the most of the tidal steams (which I know we ribsters don't worry about) you want to be going east around Selsey Bill between 0900 & 1200 and coming back west between 1500 & 1800 (So that means an early start then)
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Littlehampton on Sunday.

Hi All.

Just trying to catch up with what has been going on. Myself & Froglover will deffinately be there. It is a good offshore run.

Paul & Kathleen do you want to run round together? Assuming you can get up early enough

Ribald you coming down with Mr Scurvey? Would be a good trip to cut his teeth on. So far the forcast is reasonable.

What time to meet at Langstone Fairway to head off?

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I am thrilled with such positive response. Lets hope the weather keeps up.

I agree the route via the Owers is perhaps a bit longer one but it is a waypoint and for sure a safe passage at any time. I know of a few locals who would stick to the route as shown by The Jackeens but these guys know it like the back of their hand. Best to keep us informed which route one wants to take.
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Sadly not as I'm working on Sunday.

I'll try to get down to Littlehampton some other time though, as I'd definitely like a look at Seahawk II

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Sadly not as I'm working on Sunday.

I'll try to get down to Littlehampton some other time though, as I'd definitely like a look at Seahawk II

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Paul & Kathleen do you want to run round together? Assuming you can get up early enough
Scuse me!!!

We are seriously considering it, thanks Kev...Missus is a bit scared offshore in Zeb

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Theres nothing to worry about Mrs, I was out there all on my lonesome a couple of weeks ago.

"The hole" is quite an experience !!

I still agree with Andre though, I think Outer Owers is the safer route with more sea time as a bonus !!

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