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  1. #1
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    Default Dover

    Heading down Channel next week so phoned Dover marina to see what latest state of play is.
    Looks like Granville and tidal are still the options but there's a kink in the North and South. Summat about buoys and traffic lights; bear to port then slalom to starboard.
    Very helpful staff on phone but thought worth asking if it as straightforward as described.

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    The new "kink" is not obvious as you enter. There is a new cargo wharf with two huge cranes on it and the entrance to the channel is to the West(left) of that. Otherwise all as before.

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    Do ensure that you obtain permission from port control before entering the channel to the marina and before leaving the marina when outbound

    They tend to get a bit peeved with people who don't cos the channel is now too narrow for two way working

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spuddy View Post
    Heading down Channel next week so phoned Dover marina to see what latest state of play is.
    Looks like Granville and tidal are still the options but there's a kink in the North and South. Summat about buoys and traffic lights; bear to port then slalom to starboard.
    Very helpful staff on phone but thought worth asking if it as straightforward as described.
    Once inside the harbour and going past the cruise terminal on your port side it is not obvious where the entrance to the wick channel is. This pdf (link below) shows the dogleg. I find Dover port control very helpful on the vhf, just keep them informed and follow their instructions.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...=1557947184622

    Www.solocoastalsailing.co.uk

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    Default Re: Dover

    Above advice is good. I went down to take a look at the new marina today, it looks completely ready though not yet open. We are waiting with anticipation for the first visitor to head in there 'by mistake' rather than follow the now convoluted route to the Tidal and Granville basins.

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    Default Re: Dover

    Thanks all. Gives me a better idea what to expect

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