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Ships Blog 8/4/2014

10:28 am

Morning all, hot off the Yachting Monthly press:

Gravesend Sailing Club, established in 1896, celebrates the opening of a new pontoon on Saturday 3rd May.

The club – opposite Tilbury Fort on the River Thames is a useful stopping off point for cruising yachts visiting St Katharine’s Dock hard by the Tower of London. From here it is a one-tide sail to Tower Bridge.

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And from the East Coast Pilot:

Foulgers Gat Buoyage to be […]

Ships Blog 2/4/2014

10:20 am

Welcome to the midweek Ships Blog. Bright hazy sunshine after quite an overcast start. This pattern seems to be staying pretty much the same  for the next few days with winds from the East going round to the South West over the weekend. Also there will be a little more wind as well in the next few days. We still have the dredger ‘Shoreway’ working in the harbour. The Environment Agency’s survey boat ‘Thames Guardian is due in the marina this evening staying a few days as part of her normal rotation of surveying in the Thames.

In the […]

Ships Blog 1/4/2014

9:59 am

Morning and welcome to Tuesdays’s Ships Blog. Beautiful day today with bright sunshine and the temperature already climbing the thermometer. The sunshine continues for tomorrow but not much wind about for the whole of the week, no good if you want to sail but great for the fishing boats and motor boaters!

We are still on Spring tides and today’s predictions are:

HW 13.46 4.17M and LW 19.22 0.30M so predicted depth of water over the sill will be 1.8M at low water.

In the yard the lads, Andy and Craig are busy […]

Ships Blog 31/3/2014

9:56 am

Morning and welcome to Monday mornings Ships Blog. Still as a mill pond in the harbour this morning. Forecast for today and the week looking very settled with relatively little wind. Some sunshine tomorrow but remaining cloudy otherwise. We had a few visitors over the weekend and plenty of berth holders down working on their boats getting ready to launch. Today’s inshore waters forecast:

Gibraltar Point to North Foreland

For coastal areas up to 12 miles offshore from 0600 UTC Mon 31 Mar until 0600 UTC Tue 01 Apr

24 hour forecast:

Wind Variable 2 […]

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