Waiting for the tide to go out

by Adrian on July 27, 2013

We’re currently anchored over a sandbank just outside Padstow harbour in Cornwall. The depth is 1.3 meters and falling, and we’re waiting for the tide to go all the way out so we take the ground and dry out.

This will be the first time we’ve dried out, so it’s all a bit new. All going to plan do far…

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Dan Hacking September 14, 2013 at 07:29

If you’re near Hayling Island…..think you’re that way, there’s a massive Kitesurfing event tomorrow from about 9. 350 setting a record and then going down wind to lancing…..would be quite a sight from the sea…..some serious wind coming later in the day.


Paul August 16, 2013 at 17:11

Hi Adrian,
We crossed paths this summer outside the race at Portsmouth and you called us up. We were chartering a sister ship Frifurch. We had a great holiday. We can send you some photos if you send us your email.


Paul and Viv.


Biton Walstra July 28, 2013 at 13:44

You will be fine as your yacht is made for it!

I grow up sailing in the Waddenzee and have been drying out ever since with lots of different yachts. Some times to do some maintenance what is now not allowed any more.

Before you want to dry out get a good weather outlook and drive around a bit with an eye on the sounder to make sure the sandbank is level.

Have fun and don’t forget to make a BBQ :)


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