As the numbers are mounting up a bit on this cruise I am looking into the best options etc and seeing if we can negotiate discounts on slippage etc
At Calshot that weekend they have the RNLI open day, also a sailing event with 12 skiffs or however you spell it, and with the tides etc only the main slipway will be operational. I would suspect that at normal launching times and recovery times it will be quite busy but if you slip early in the morning and recover later then you could be fine.
I am not sure how many folks are launching etc from slips and were thinking of going to calshot to slip, but it is going to be their busiest weekend of the year, which is nice but if there is a few of us it might pay to split up across a couple of slipways etc but meet up on the water at a predetermined location.
I am considering putting in at either Calshot earlier in the morning or Camber Dock and will do a reccie tomorrow and will post a few pics of the Camber dock location etc.
prices for camber dock are 2.50 each way, you put the money in a machine so if the barrier is up you get a free slip....
then 8 quid for car parking for the day and there is a trailer park
for calshot the prices are 13 quid for boats less than 6m and 16.50 quid for boats over 6m, they guy can measure as he has markers so cant get away with much. that price includes slippage and parking
My recommendation would be if using calshot for slippage then get there early and allow time to slip on a potentially busy slip as with the tides the operational slips will be limited to the main one
If anyone has any other good slips to recommend then please advise for the folks travelling down that may not be familar with the area.
will keep you posted on developments and if you could advise if you are slipping and potentially from where that will help as someone may have a good slip option we could benefit from