2024 Cruise #2 to Lydney 4th to 6th May
Published 09:30 on 22 Dec 2023
2nd cruise planned for 2024.
Lead boat Hedley Blackwell
1st May Bank Holiday Mini Cruise to Lydney 4th to Monday 6th May 2024
Below is a rough outline that I can flush out with the Lydney Harbour Master and Lydney Yacht club if there is any interest.
There is sufficient water this weekend for boats drawing up to 2 meters to pass safely over the sands and I will produce a detailed plan closer to the time and a quick PowerPoint that may help those who feel a little nervous about going upstream of Portishead.
Saturday Distance approximately 34.5NM avoiding sands Lock out Cardiff on or before 11:00 (Low water at 10:40 2.5m)
Aim to be between M4 and M48 bridges by 15:25 >15:55 (2 to 2.5 hours before High Water) Sharpness Lock in Lydney between 17:35 and no later than HW 17:55 (HW Sharpness 17:55 6.7M) 19:00.
I can request for LYC bar to be open for the fleet and organise entertainment and possibly food if there is interest.
Options: Lazy day in local area. Torus Crafts, Steam Train, Local Parks Possible Day sail to St P (Club between bridges) with LYC dinghy fleet and lunch in local pub. Depending on Numbers it may be possible to lock a Cruiser or two out for this trip if the majority of the fleet can fit in the inner lock /basin so they do not need to be lowered to let the trippers escape.
Return to Cardiff Lock out Lydney at 07:00 8.4m Low Water Cardiff 12:39 1.7m
Last updated 15:45 on 22 December 2023