Hope to do a trip to Guernsey in the summer in a 6 mt rib with 90 hp. Going from Salcome to Guernsey . If any one has done this trip or from Plymouth (home port) Any info you can let me have would be a great help. Thanks
This is a simple trip about 80miles from plymouth to St peter port. I did it a couple of years back from jersey via guernsey for breakfast on way to Plymouth and stopped at Salcolmbe for a beer with a mate then returned direct to Guernsey from Plymouth for a late evening meal and to transfer some fuel before returning to Jersey in the early hours.
At about 25knots it obviously just over 3 hours so plan to have crew who can drive a straightish course and wooly hats or helmets regardless of time of year for wind noise. Music and easy to eat supplies etc etc helps as it just a whole load of ocean.
we were lucky to see a couple of basking sharks which 1 of our crew decided to have a quick swim with mid channel.
this route is also well west of the shipping lanes so although you will see some large vessels they have generally spread a little after passing the casquets TSS.
If you venture this far be sure to spend some time exploring the other Islands.