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North West Passage Cruise

The 'North West' Passage is a dinghy cruise circumnavigation of the Langstone Harbour Binness Islands. The cruise is between 5 and 7.5 miles long depending on the route taken and should take approx. 2 hours depending on wind conditions. The mudflats extend close to Farlington Marsh seawall and there is a narrow channel between the seawall and marsh to negotiate on the North Western corner.

The cruise is best undertaken in lighter airs F4 absolute max, on a rising tide in the hour before high water suggested depart LSC HW-1hr. As parts of the route are too narrow to beat into the wind, in wind directions W, SW, S, SE the cruise should be performed clockwise, in E, NE, N, NW it is best to sail anti clockwise.

The red route cuts across the shallows and sailors should be cautious about grounding. Do not sail too close to Bakers Island or South Binness Islands in a SW as the will be a lee shore and difficult to get off if grounded.

Last updated 14:25 on 4 August 2020

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