some 25 years ago we were holed up in Baucette Marina for a few days waiting for the winds to abate (blowing steady F8). Had a gone there with a another boat who had in tow a 4m Avon Searider with a 50hp merc (was prettty new at the time...) and we played for 3 days popping in and out of the entrance.... was pretty wild but great fun.... not sure I would do it today though!
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15-04-12, 08:53 #11
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15-04-12, 11:55 #13
Charlestown, Cornwall. A bit tight..
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15-04-12, 16:36 #16
We went into Perros Guirec with about a foot to spare either side - no room for fenders!
On arrival, we came around the breakwater and saw the marina off to the right. All looked fine until we realised it was enclosed with a wall which was submerged, rather like an infinity pool, with the entrance hard to starboard through two concrete pilings.
Have a look here.
http://www.digimap.gg/perros_guirecThese are the voyages of Play d'eau....www.playdeau.com
15-04-12, 16:47 #17
I'd like to put in a vote for Vlieland. Although fair-sized vessels use the harbour it can be a bit unnerving when the tide is running across the entrance at 4 knots.
Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere
15-04-12, 17:24 #18Registered User
- Join Date
- Jul 2009
I have only been into Beaucette once but it was certainly an interesting experience. The HM guides you in by vhf and when I first called him up he said "do exactly as I say, and don't touch your VHF, just raise your arm to show that you understand my directions". He then guided me towards a wall of rock but at the last minute the entrance appeared and in we went.
Inside it's like something out of a James Bond movie.'The lyf so short
the arte so long to lerne.'
15-04-12, 17:26 #19Registered User
Location : Oxfordshire
- Join Date
- Oct 2004
Went into Beaucette last year with winds in the high twenties - brown trouser moment that I won't be in a rush to repeat!
15-04-12, 17:45 #20
It was virtually flat calm with a hint of swell when we went in and even then I was saying to myself "This is not for the faint hearted".
Its the threat of jagged rocks piercing the hull that makes it unlike any harbour entrance I've encountered. There's no nicely finished masonry in site at the point of entry, just a bloody great hole where the explosives have been used to blast the entrance. It's just not natural coming so close to bare rock!
If the number of people that were stood at the entrance is anything to go by, it would seem that the locals consider a boat coming into their marina a spectator sport!www.sealinef43.com - Stunner for sale. (Actually its now sold!)