Re: Notice to Mariners Week 13
38 years is a long time to remember- sorry !!! & i was only crewing , plus it was pre GPS days. We were going N-S trying to get into the Whittaker channel which was so low that we could not find it. So we bumped from bank to bank using the echo sounder in the dark gradually working west
From memory the wing was roughly to the north of the South Buxey. However, not the current position the, old position. When I raced round it in the 60/70's it was to the NE of the Ridge half way between there & the Swin Spitway (from memory) so you would have to look at some old maps.
The Swallow tail had not been named then but a spit was forming from just SW of the Whittaker & beginning to block the entrance to the Crouch. This meant that you had to get through a narrow gap & aim for the unlit black S Buxey then the Ridge & the Sunken Buxey etc etc.
It is all down to the fact that my wife does not understand me !!