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Old 12 June 2004, 12:15   #1
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Passage around Portland Bill

Can anyone recommend the safest passage around Portland Bill? We shall be travelling from Poole at Spring tide for the powerboat racing at Plymouth in July. We are not sure how far out to go to get a safe & comfortable trip. I realise it depends on the prevailing conditions, but is there a generally accepted route?

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Hi this may shed some light on it!

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Nick, I think Brambles may be a little bit off course if he goes round Selsey Bill - unless he's going round Britain!
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Hard day at work I'm off home! Well I did get the Bill bit Wright
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I reckon the old advice "keep land on the right" would have stopped a major error!
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Brambles

I have been in Email contact with AshleyD about this, but just for the forum, I recommend staying in close to Bill ( <100m ).



On the East side there should be enough water even at low water springs for you to make safe passage.



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Tuck right in close like Mark says, it's calmer there.
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That's the way I'd go too. The cliffs drop straight down at the waterline so you can go right in close.

The other option is to go way offshore, but it's not my preferred route.

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Watch out for the lobster pots(can be old orange juice containers),they get pulled under by the strong tide around portland and can be very difficult to see.
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Lobster Pots!

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Watch out for the lobster pots(can be old orange juice containers),they get pulled under by the strong tide around portland and can be very difficult to see.
They also have BLACK lobster pots in this area - absolute buggers to see"!"

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