For one of our first ever trips out on Windthief this summer I want to go to Cardiff Bay.
Simple reason for this is to get some practice handling her, sail trimming, mooring up, anchoring etc – basically to freshen up my skills. I also want to take my good lady and #1 son to get them comfortable with handling her, warps, sheets and sails etc. We all did a Comp Crew together two years ago but they have not been sailing since and I have only done a little more than them.
Is it possible to do this in the bay area? It look big enough but I have never been there and don’t know if there any restrictions in place.
Also, this would be the first time that we would have ever used a lock so I would appreciate some guidance on how to do it correctly!
We will be coming up from Barry and I have the Imray BC Pilot so happy with the navigation / pilotage piece – it’s just the physical sailing skills that are rusty.
Thanks in advance
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