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Old 08 July 2011, 05:32   #1
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Southampton to Sandbanks

Picking up my new Avon 5m tonight and was planning on heading down to sandbanks tommorrow, roughly how long should i alow? anything to avoid on the way down? im very familiar with the whole iow and southampton water but have never ventured past the needles point unless following round the iow

Any advice much appreciated
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Old 08 July 2011, 06:52   #2
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2 choices,

through hurst and turn right and via north channel. As soon as you see the green can turn left and direct to sandbanks will keep you 2 to 3 miles south of anything remotely dangerous.

Or to the needles and then make sure you are south of dolphin bank (which can be 'interesting') and then a slight right turn direct to sandbanks.

Either way will keep you clear of the 2 big things -shingles bank and dolphin bank.

Given the possible wind direction i'd take the north channel and stay a mile out all the way to avoid any rough water further out ...but thats just me...

I'll be in and out of poole harbour all weekend on Poole sea safari if you see us come and wave!!
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Old 08 July 2011, 06:55   #3
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2 choices,

through hurst and turn right and via north channel. As soon as you see the green can turn left and direct to sandbanks will keep you 2 to 3 miles south of anything remotely dangerous.

Or to the needles and then make sure you are south of dolphin bank (which can be 'interesting') and then a slight right turn direct to sandbanks.

Either way will keep you clear of the 2 big things -shingles bank and dolphin bank.

Given the possible wind direction i'd take the north channel and stay a mile out all the way to avoid any rough water further out ...but thats just me...

I'll be in and out of poole harbour all weekend on Poole sea safari if you see us come and wave!!
Thata Great thank you Peter! how long would you estimate it to take me?

And sure thing il keep and eye open for you!
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depends what you cruise at....i used to reckon a 30knt cruise would take an hour allowing for slowing for wakes and rough bits....
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depends what you cruise at....i used to reckon a 30knt cruise would take an hour allowing for slowing for wakes and rough bits....
Thats exaclty what i was thinking! possibly see you down there,

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Old 09 July 2011, 15:12   #6
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Hope you had a good day, it was breezy! I went out from calshot up to Yarmouth then to the forts, cowes and Lee on Solent, great fun and got wet, also good experience for a novice like me
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