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Shipping Lanes ?

Asked by: 21st January 2013

My wife and myself are planning a visit to the island, arriving in late April. We are leaving the coast of Great Britain in a timber boat which has been built by myself and our good neighbour. This will be its maiden voyage , so as you can imagine, the excitement is building! However, I am familiar with the shipping lanes in the english channel down to the Bay Of Biscay past Madeira and am able to comply with all regulations. But as we approach the Atlantic bearing towards the Island , I am not that familiar with shipping segments. Can anybody please advise on the best/worst times to approach  ?   The craft has all neccersary illumination for nightime approach, and although only 10 feet x 8 feet, can skip along safely at 45 knots,  regards  keith & Joyce.


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  1. Steamy on Jan 22, 2013

    45 knots? That’s over 50 miles per hour – and in a 10 foot wooden boat?! You are having a laugh, it would seriously break up at those speeds against the waves.

  2. shreka on Jan 22, 2013

    Hi steamy, thanks for pointing that out, should read. 4.5 knots . Appreciate your interest though. The vessel has been built to offshore regulations and has been certified to both northern & Southern Hemisphere shipping standards. It will be a great trip, just wanted to ask about the most ad/disadvantageous periods to approach the island. Anybody with advice please get in touch . Kindest regards Joyce & Keith

  3. Steamy on Jan 22, 2013

    Ahhhh, that makes more sense.

    If you logon to one of the ship or yacht forums then you may get a quicker answer…

    Good luck with your venture 🙂