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Old 23 April 2014, 15:23   #1
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Solent to Brighton on the rib!

Monday Bankholiday! could we ask for better weather! no way!

Set off at 14:00 from Hamble and after refueling we went straight to Selsey Bill all the way at 30+knots! The water was glassy and not even a single wave until we reached the Looe Channel.
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Old 23 April 2014, 15:28   #2
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In Selsey bill the wind was a F2/3 so had a bit of chop but again with wind and tide against us, it was really calm - We passed Bognor, and Worthing and we could see Shoreham Power Station's chimney which was a good sign! From there it was just another 5 miles to Brighton Pier! and after taking a few pictures, we were on our way to Brighton Marina!
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Old 23 April 2014, 15:31   #3
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Moored on the visitor pontoons and then had a can of beer each to unwind!

Just looked at the GPS:

57nm; 2hr:20m: Burnt 61ltr
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The return journey was quite different! F4/5 Southerly wind! Wet!

One interesting thing which caught my attention was the difference between Fishermans in Sussex and Solent on the way they mark their lobster pots! In Sussex we noticed all lobster pots have flags but in the solent we often find plastic milk bottles or 500cc oil containers are used to mark a lobster pot! The difference is alot for the skipper as I often used those pot marks around Bognor and Shoreham to head to for navigation purposes but in the solent I was just being surprised by small floating ones which needed rapid maneuvering to avoid hitting the propeller!
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I had a lovely run down on Monday afternoon from Shoreham to Pompey. 34 knots all the way, 41 nautical miles, 77 litres.Click image for larger version

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Old 23 April 2014, 16:11   #6
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Looks like a great trip. I want to do that this year so thanks for sharing your experience.
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Solent to Brighton on the rib!

I went out of littlehampton with my son and powered down to Brighton for a spot of late lunch, a bit overcast and vis ability wasn't great but perfect for cruising dry, the return trip was good but a lot cooler against a stiff 3-4 in your face, great afternoon out. Would like to venture around to eastbourne as done the Solent 50,000 times... Lol

Anybody done Brighton to eastbourne... Hazards time at 25-30knots..
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I went out of littlehampton with my son and powered down to Brighton for a spot of late lunch, a bit overcast and vis ability wasn't great but perfect for cruising dry, the return trip was good but a lot cooler against a stiff 3-4 in your face, great afternoon out. Would like to venture around to eastbourne as done the Solent 50,000 times... Lol Anybody done Brighton to eastbourne... Hazards time at 25-30knots..
We popped into Eastbourne from Brighton - my advice would be to stay 1.5 miles offshore as it's much calmer and less number of lobster pots- from Brighton to newhaven that's the only hazard. In beachy head you should try and arrive if poss at slack but not essential if you are in sub F4. The rest is easy really... To be honest the scenery between Brighton and Eastbourne is much nicer than solent to Brighton!
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There is a little bank before eastbourne pier if you stay too close In from Beachy head. It's on the chart.
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