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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Stuck on Bembridge ledge!

    Hopefully they didn't do as one entrant to the 2015 RTIR did when stranded there and complain they they hadn't sent out a 'proper lifeboat'

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  2. #12
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    Jan 2005
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    Default Re: Stuck on Bembridge ledge!

    Is that an Easterly cardinal mark - to the East of them?

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Stuck on Bembridge ledge!

    I am puzzled by the location of this drying area the yacht is sat on. The apparent nearby easterly Cardinal maybe is Bembridge Ledge Cardinal, then in the distance (long lense used maybe) could be New Grounds Cardinal. So maybe the photo is taken from the end of the pier of Bembridge Lifeboat station. Good few metres above sea level. Looking at the chart there is a hazard drying ht called Cole Rock in that area, it is charted as dries 0.2m.

    Or maybe the yacht is on top of Sharpus Rocks (or Long Ledge) a little SE of Cole Rock. The photo being taken from high up on the Foreland ground above the rocks. Sharpus Rocks is charted to dry 2.6m.

    If Cole rock the it must have been quite some low tide and I will be even more more careful around there. If Long Ledge/Sharpus then not surprising. It is well charted but maybe they were going inshore to cheat what could have been a very strong contrary tide around that point. Having crept inshore for the last 5 miles it could be someone forgot to go out a little here. Or failed engine no wind, or Nav oversight or watch leader oversight (it happens), could be other reasons as well, even anchoring while try to stem the tide maybe.

    One could choose to cut inshore of Bembridge Ledge Cardinal, there is plenty of water (for smaller vessels like this one) some of the distance toward the headland. Between 3m and 9m at CD for half the distance to land. But you do have to remember to clear Long Ledge to the south as well and clear Cole Rock to the NW too.

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Stuck on Bembridge ledge!

    Quote Originally Posted by captainhaddock View Post
    Is that an Easterly cardinal mark - to the East of them?
    Bembridge Ledge buoy ITYWF,

    I guess they went a bit too far inside it......... on a falling tide .

    They seemed to get away OK at HW escorted for a short distance by the Bembridge ilb.

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Stuck on Bembridge ledge!

    Quote Originally Posted by Channel Sailor View Post
    I am puzzled by the location of this drying area the yacht is sat on...............

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    The AIS showed exactly where they were for most of the day


  6. #16
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    Default Re: Stuck on Bembridge ledge!

    So it is Sharpus Rocks, dries 2.6m.

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Stuck on Bembridge ledge!

    I haven't made that particular cock-up yet, but I do find it distateful when people post photo's of others in trouble; just post the chart bits as a warning to others.
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  8. #18
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    Sep 2001
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    Default Re: Stuck on Bembridge ledge!

    I don't think it does much harm unless someone gets hurt or there's more damage damage to the boat than to the skipper's pride.

    Even when there is some proper damage, in the case of spectacular stupidity, like Lieutenant Wilson (Cowes Week 2011), I don't have an issue. What I don't want to watch is someone's boat being destroyed and people being killed.
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  9. #19
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    Default Re: Stuck on Bembridge ledge!

    Quote Originally Posted by VicS View Post
    The AIS showed exactly where they were for most of the day

    Vic - which AIS website is that from … I use Marine Traffic and it isn't nearly as good as your image.

    Seajet … come on, nobody died, and it's clear he's not really in trouble. Come down off that horse & have a laugh with the rest of us. Now that he's back afloat with no serious harm done, I'm sure the skipper has added it to his list of funny tales.

  10. #20
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    Default Re: Stuck on Bembridge ledge!

    We've all been there......haven't we?
    Port St Mary, IoM. The Halon extinguisher dates the incident which, of course, could never happen again! And no, the cork had not been drawn before encountering the reef, well to seaward of the SHM, I might add.
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