Ok chaps, here is a broad brush stab at events for the year:
February row/paddle - its the only way to keep warm
March Madness - Hamble. Weekend event (but both days not compulsory, see below)
April Ems - Northney for weekenders, cakes at Emsworth
St Denys - May 11th?
Beale, Hairpin Raid - June
July - ?
Cobnor - August
River Severn - September
Autumn Hamble Weekend - October (+/- weather), hard core campers/live aboards, softies who blag a floor to sleep on, filthy rich who get a B&B A weekend justifies the travel, pub dinner Saturday, easy sail Sunday
November - its not as bad as you think, weather is wacky these days, Hamble on a mild weekend
Bloody rip-off Government won't let tax payers access future tide tables...paid for by the hard work of our grandparent's, parent's, parent's parents when Britannia ruled the waves. Somebody please send me local tide tables before I go nuts....
On 7 Feb 2013 at 14:21, adminHBBR [via UK HBBR Forum] wrote:
> Bloody rip-off Government won't let tax payers access future tide
> tables...paid for by the hard work of our grandparent's, parent's,
> parent's parents when Britannia ruled the waves. Somebody please send
> me local tide tables before I go nuts....
Pay the lifetime membership of £20 to visitmyharbour.com and get tide
tables, tide stream atlases and UK coastal admiralty charts, along
with lots of pilotage info.
Using Portsmouth as a reference Sunday 17th Feb looks good for the Horse and Jockey up the Hamble, a "neap-ish" low of 1.7m at 09:23 and a high of 3.9m at 16:18. Assuming we have enough water on the rising tide there will be no rush to get back from the pub. Of course Saturday, an hour earlier, might be better - anyone know the Portsmouth-Hamble offset?
First High Water at Southampton on 16th Feb is 14.40 GMT. Height 4.0m
I would be cautious about heading to the H & J on a neapish tide especially if you want to hang around and carouse for long. The Ancient and Vulnerable usually wait for a Spring which would be 4.5 or above.
Could be very muddy.
Either way I'll be in Scotland so have a good time.
PS Tide tables ( on handy paper) from Warsash Nautical Bookshop. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ancient & Vulnerable are taking Harry's Girl and the Lugger to the Dr*sc*mbe Rally at Ashlett Creek this weekend. Thanks to both ends being very tidal we plan to leave A&V at 5.00am Sat, then nip into Warsash for brunch to wait for water at Ashlett Creek, returning Sunday.
After that the Tooth Fairy and I are off to The Gower with boogie boards and wet suits. (Big Kids).