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Trip to Anglesey's Inland Sea

5 members spent a weekend next to Anglesey's Inland Sea in late September. Many of the longboard sailors we see at the NWWA racing events were also there, but this time all on short boards. We even met Chas Coghill, one of WPWC's founding/early members who nowadays spends many weekends at Anglesey and more time sailing dinghies than windsurfing. He can still do it though.

Our stay coincided with spring tides, so there was about 5 hours of sailable time on the water. Saturday was Northerly Force 5, which provided some great 3/4 mile reaches with 6.5m sails. Sunday was altogether more challenging - South Westerly Force 6. 4.5m sails or a bit bigger were the norm. The advantage of this wind direction was that whenever we fell in we were just waist to chest deep. I suspect this venue will work in all wind directions and it's probably more realistic for most tides to assume you can sail 1 to 2 hours before high tide and 2 hours, or a bit more, after.

Some of us stayed on site, some in local B & B/Air BnB and one just visited for the day. If you're interested in giving this place a try in the future then look up Pen Y Bont caravan and campsite, 2 miles from Trearddur Bay. If you're not staying on site then day sailing charge is usually £2 to £5 per car. I think all of us who went will be going back .... and maybe the weekend of late September spring tides could become a regular club calendar fixture?!

Photos were taken on Sunday afternoon. By then the wind had dropped and 6.5m sails were required once again.


davem - 08/12/2019 - 11:05

I'll give it a miss too, then. hope the forecst for tuesday holds up.

John L - 08/12/2019 - 09:53

Met Office says 6C so bit too cold for me today. F6 gusting 8 is a bit wild too. Tues is next prospect - mild but just as wild.

davemonks - 05/12/2019 - 22:07

I will sail Sunday if I'm back in time, away at the moment

davem - 05/12/2019 - 18:50

Still hoping to get up tomorrow, but the job for with Greg didn't exactly go smoothly today :-(

John L - 05/12/2019 - 16:44

Yes Stephen, you can't rush that

Stephen Treasure - 05/12/2019 - 10:16

Recovering from a hernia operation. Keyhole is great, but I can't yet sail - Grrr

John L - 05/12/2019 - 08:47

Anyone else joining Dave and me Fri pm? 10C and F4/5. May also sail Sunday though a bit colder.

davem - 02/12/2019 - 19:53

Might be able to join you on Friday, got to give Greg a hand with some work Thurs/Fri but hopefully get away by lunchtime.

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