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Old 10 December 2011, 14:18   #1
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Scilly Isles

I wish to make a crossing to the Isles of Scilly from the cornish coast on my 4M Searider. I have a WOT speed of 23 knots and 60 litres of fuel. I wish to go in April/May from as far west in Cornwall as possible. Can anybody recommend a slip on the coast and a favourable destination on the Isles to aim for. I'm intending to overnight on the Isles and return the next day. We have VHF, wing engine, flares, GPS and charts. Any other advice is of course welcome. I will be crossing in calm conditions........it's not a "we're going come hell or high water" escapade. More of an "everybody has told me not to do it and I still want to" voyage.
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Old 10 December 2011, 18:02   #2
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OK, so a slightly bigger picture. I'm going anyway, and currently Penzance seems good. As does any landfall in Scilly. We are four months away but CoastGuard and RNLI will be informed. Just need a steer. Boat's good and have done coastal twenty mile runs as prelims. Have done Padstow to Falmouth (15hrs) at night in one hit and Lymington to Cherbourg daytime. Just want advice on this "Atlantic" voyage which I am a bit apprehensive about.
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Just need a steer.
You've posted in the wrong section of the forum.

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Sorry chaps,
I'm in the wrong place, look forward to being in the right place. Willk will see me right.
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Hi, when the Rioja has worn off (works do), I'll do my best. but I reckon you've gotton the measure of it already.
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Looking forward to any advice. Hope the Rioja went down well!
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Right or wrong place, I can tell you about my trip to Scilly this year.

I went to Isles of Scilly from Penzance on my Ribcraft 5.3 on Royal Wedding day, good trip E2-3 2 hours to St Marys. Intention was to stay full weekend following the Gig World Championships. However due to weather deteriorating ( BBC News - Hundreds stranded in Isles of Scilly by high winds ) we returned the following day E6 on the nose. Doubled the fuel consumtion to 2L/nM, crew seasick (not a problem but he forgot to lift his Gecko visor first) Yuk. Fabulous 6 dolphins doing their stuff surfing rib bow wave off Lamorna.
All in all a pretty memorable trip.
Launch at Penzance slip wide and easy, parking for car and trailer adjacent to slip, or at IOS Parking up at Wherrytown in secure compound. Have hot chocolate and cherry bakewells as 1/2 time stop at Wolf Rock. St Marys Harbour is easy entrance up St Marys Sound visitors swinging mooring/ visitors pontoon (need a tender though). Campsite at The Garrison but fully booked for Gig Worlds weekend (as is all other accomodation on St Marys for that weekend).
Make sure you take PLENTY of fuel. I took 90L in built-in tank plus 65L in extra jerry cans and am very glad I did in view of fuel consumption doubling on return trip. Drysuit for the trip, radar reflector, flares, PLB, Nav Lights, dry bags for kit (see photo) we took Gecko helmets and were very glad we did considering return conditions.
And have fun...
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