Planning our First Days of Sailing

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Planning our first days of sailing

We’re off to Falmouth for a week of sailing in Cornwall. Michael’s planned a good sail to Fowey for tomorrow, with a 5am departure taking into consideration tides, overfalls, wind and the weekly outlook. It all hinges on Dodman Point where we have to approach at slack tides, and thereafter we have spring tides against us. So we’re planning to get to Dodman Pt as early as we can, whilst still having some sleep. Great that it will be light at 5am when we depart. Tides run at up to 2 knots at springs at Dodman point and we’ll have wind over tide after slack water, so leaving early and having the most exposed section before Dodman Pt behind us is a good idea.

Not sure what we’ll do tonight – either stay in Falmouth or head a couple of miles up the Fal to Mylor. We pick up the boat at 3

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