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    Default Re: Portland Race & Tides/Wind

    agree with Brendon, in reality you have to see the weather on the day, the forcast gives you an idea, but we've stopped for days somewhere only to discover, well actually, its not that bad. tho have to say couple of weeks ago we set off ( cos of the guy rafted next to us) at 5am from Weymouth, on the portland bill inside passage which was fine, we could see a another boat in the distance really bashing round probably the usual route. (I'm not the captain !)

    we always do the inside passage, and the actual crossing (of Lyme bay) was rough due to the weather conditions, but the inside passage has actually always been ok.

    SO FAR ! touch wood.
    deborah

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    Default Re: Portland Race & Tides/Wind

    half a cable - crips I only run 10 fathoms wide............

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    Default Re: Portland Race & Tides/Wind

    Except that if you read it, he says he's overnighting in Weymouth. So I think Duncan was spot on and your comment was not required.

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    Default Re: Portland Race & Tides/Wind

    [ QUOTE ]
    Surely you don't actually take any notice of the Range Patrols do you?

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    yes I do; don't see the life's to short at all - not much further

    funnily enough I don't see me being so important that I should inconvinence others either............

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    Default Re: Portland Race & Tides/Wind

    Thanks everyone for your comments.

    Lulworth ranges seem to fire from 09:30 so we plan an early start on Tuesday so will probably overnight in Studland and be in Lulworth Cove for breakfast before they've even kicked off.

    The concensus seems to be that we should wander on out to the Bill to take a look, which is what we plan to do. Low tide at Portland is late morning on Wednesday, so looks like we will have time for brunch in Weymouth and with luck have dinner in Torquay (or maybe Weymouth!!)

    Thanks again, will report back next week sometime.
    Cheers
    Ian
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