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    Default Milford Haven to Falmouth

    Anybody know about the Bristol Channel ports between Milford Haven and Falmouth?

    I am thinking of single handing a long keel 32ft boat on that passage, day sailing, in around 50nm chunks.

    Looking at CPN there only appear to be drying ports on the Bristol channel side many with a bar as in mud sand!

    I know I could do it in 36 hours direct but would prefer not to in a boat thatīs strange to me.

    Route/Port suggestions gratefully accepted - I have never sailed that area
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    Default Re: Milford Haven to Falmouth

    You don't have many options. I would plan to do it in one go to Newlyn, and then from there to Falmouth. Use Padstow as a potential port of refuge.

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    Default Re: Milford Haven to Falmouth

    +1!

    Milford Haven to Newlyn, get the tide right around Lands End and into Mounts Bay.

    Last time we picked up a buoy outside Penzance which was very convenient-and cheap-nobody came for any fees- and we left on the next suitable tide.

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    Default Re: Milford Haven to Falmouth

    Is Padstow accessible in poor weather? Presumably go in and anchor or is there a harbour? Nothing on laptop chart!
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    Default Re: Milford Haven to Falmouth

    Thank you Halcyon and Rotrax for the advice.
    Overnight to Newlyn looks good and I take the point about the tidal gate off Land end.
    I will find a crew for the passage
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    Default Re: Milford Haven to Falmouth

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Devil View Post
    Is Padstow accessible in poor weather? Presumably go in and anchor or is there a harbour? Nothing on laptop chart!
    It's not ideal if there is a big swell or strong westerlies, but would assume that you don't leave Milford in these conditions. It's also quite far out of your way, but would be ok to divert to in an emergency.

    http://www.visitmyharbour.com/harbou...w/expanded.asp

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    Default Re: Milford Haven to Falmouth

    Thanks Pete - was looking to halve the passage but I see itīs a 70nm hit so not really much use. Liked the link, must remember My Harbour... didnīt like ...... is guarded by the Doom Bar.

    fair winds
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    Default Re: Milford Haven to Falmouth

    If the wind has no east in it and conditions are fine then Anchor at Lundy. I used to go from Cardiff to Plymouth each summer for about 5 years. In the right conditions Lundy is a good stop followed by Padstow. Padstow to Mounts bay took me 13 hours in 2010 in a Moody 31.

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    Default Re: Milford Haven to Falmouth

    Done it a few times solo in both directions: MH to Lundy to Padstow to Newlyn (Porth Curno if wind and swell favourable) then Falmouth.
    It's 80 miles MH (overnight at Dale on the pontoon to save a 6 mile slog out of the marina into prevailing westerlies) to Padstow if you want to miss Lundy otherwise the longest leg is Padstow-Newlyn at 60 miles and mostly favourable tides. Not sure why Padstow has the reputation it has; I suspect it's the off-puttingly named Doom Bar which, I believe is named after the colour of its sand. Any conditions which make Padstow inaccessible rule out a trip around The Land. Plus Padstow is a beautiful harbour, best in UK, IMO.
    Last edited by Quiddle; 01-05-19 at 14:15.
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    Default Re: Milford Haven to Falmouth

    That`s interesting anchoring behind Lundy - I had only really heard of it in weather forecasts! Then onto Padstow anchoring there.. Dale is presumably at the mouth of MH... Canīt find it at the moment
    Last edited by Sea Devil; 01-05-19 at 14:53.
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