oooops, that's the old leisure guide, I was meant to replace that with this years a few months back
- shall do it tomorrow.....
I personally like launching at Neyland Yacht Club slip - you can do it at any state of tide on a neap, but around an hr either side of low water on a spring is dodgy as anything cos it flattens right off to mud at the very very bottom. Also, look out for the WW2 concrete blocks that are just off the clubhouse - they don't get on with engine skegs very well!!!
Basically, there are speed limits in the small bays, like Angle, Dale, Pembroke River etc... and the main limit applies from Lawrenny all the way up both the western and eastern cleddau. It's not a speed limit as such, just no planing, and keep your wash down basically. On our way back from H-West, I normally get overtaken by all the chuggers doing 8 or 9 knots, and then I overtake them at 35knots about 20mins later when we're clear of the limits
If you're staying for a couple of days, try and plan it for a good spring, so you can get to the pubs up river on the evening - well worth it if you can. Haverfordwest trip coming up on the 11th of July, where we go as far up river as possible and park outside a pub in the middle of town.
Failing all that, get down river, and out to the islands, round to tenby, out to the smalls etc... anything's doable on a nice day.
The other weekends video when I got out to Grassholm is here:-
Timewise, from Milford Haven, you're looking at just over an hr to get to Tenby cruising around 28knots, just on an hr to get to the Smalls, and 25mins to get out to Skomer at the same speeds.
Plan it so there's been a good SW breeze, and you can't beat the journey through St Anns as an alternative to a rollercoaster ride.
If you have any dates in mind or need any more info, let us know - Peter24/7 is back on the water now too.