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Old 04 June 2016, 08:44   #1
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porlock weir to portbcawl?

Looking at this one as a possible future aerotec mission. 12 miles each way so should be do able in under 1hour. Leave porlock weir just over an hour before high tid, spend an hour in porthcawl then back again.

Anyone got any local knowledge for the welsh side? am aware of the tide strength up there. also wondering how much shipping i'm going to encounter.

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I'm over that way, seen very little shipping are you aiming for the marina or the beach?
The power boat club are worth contacting. They launch from the beach by the Trecco bay caravan park, http://www.porthcawljetskiclub.com
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Shipping isn't usually an issue...the BIG Car transporting stuff bound for Portishead is EASY too see,slow and easily avoided..and weekends they are mostly at anchor anyway.
You probably know Porlock is best 2 hours either side of high for an easy launch.
I'd definatly recommend going for neap tides to help negate Tidal flow...and Races.

Personally I'd be thinking of going down to Lee Bay anyway if I were you
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Theres a big event this weekend Bristol to Penarth that looks good !
(I know its a bit late now !)



https://www.facebook.com/Bristol-to-...1559505189504/
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Theres a big event this weekend Bristol to Penarth that looks good !
(I know its a bit late now !)



https://www.facebook.com/Bristol-to-...1559505189504/
Interesting not seen that before.
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Theres a big event this weekend Bristol to Penarth that looks good !
(I know its a bit late now !)



https://www.facebook.com/Bristol-to-...1559505189504/
Gotcha
I think Chris on here is going too.
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I'm over that way, seen very little shipping are you aiming for the marina or the beach?
The power boat club are worth contacting. They launch from the beach by the Trecco bay caravan park, Porthcawl Powerboat & Ski Club - About the club
Cheers for the info, not sure whether to head for the beach or the marina, which would be easier, bearing in mind we will only be stopping for an hour? I will definitely have a co pilot on board for this one so we can wheel the boat some distance if need be. My only other question is where can we get a decent pint within striking distance of the boat? my memory of porthcawl is very hazy, last time i was there it was for a wedding party. we left early and found a club on the seafront where they only appeared to have one track playing on rotation - africa by toto. the memory and tune has unfortunately stayed with me ever since!

this is our intended route, straight across from porlock then behind nash sands then north west to porthcawl.

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Marina tie up and head to town away from the "seaside amusements" bits unless there is something specific on you want to visit
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If the weather outlook improves a little I might well be attempting the crossing this weekend...
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Hi simon have you crossed the channel
Yet? Was a bit lively last weekend when I was out!
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