Cruise to Hull Marina
There seems to be quite a lot of interest from members to take their boats down the Humber (and back 😰) so I thought I would try to organise something.
The dates have not been set however, due to tides we are restricted to certain times
The general plan would be as follows:
Overnight in Goole
Lock through onto Humber (-3 hours to +1.5 hours Goole high water)
Cruise to Hull Marina (-2 hours to +2 hours high water Hull Alexander Dock)
rest of day in Hull. lots to see and explore or lazy day on boat.
Pen through onto Humber
Cruise to Goole
Lock through to Aire and Calder Navigation
Cruise to Great Heck
Possible dates due to tides are:
Friday 13th March to Sunday 15th March
Friday 27th March to Sunday 29th March
Friday 10th April to Sunday 12th April
Friday 24th April to Sunday 26th April
Friday 1st May to Sunday 3rd May
perhaps you have noticed a pattern; basically every 2 weeks the tide is roughly okay
Once a date has been fixed the exact timings can be worked out. I would arrange the time with Ocean Lock and it is important to be there about 30 minutes before the appointed time.
All members with appropriate (and inappropriate) boats and equipment are welcome to come along however, it has to be emphasised that ALL boats and crews PARTAKE AT THEIR OWN RISK and each crew is responsible for their personal passage plans.
Many people will tell you the Humber is the second most dangerous river in the UK, but treat it with respect and it can be an awful lot of fun. If you are doing this for the first time there are quite a few things you need to be aware of and I can walk you through some of them and offer assistance in planning, safety equipment, charts, radio and radio frequencies being top of the list. This will follow in a second communication once I have a list of participants (AKA fools who are willing to follow me 😰)
Looking forward to hearing from you
Andy Flexney (Sea Swift, S17)