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Sunday SE 14 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 4  
I guess Talacre is a non starter then.



Never mind - the search continues.........
 
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Sunday SE 14 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 16  
I intended to go there and see what its like with no kit.....

I texted PeterCee to that effect

Now its windy I'm getting wound up !



I think I may go down there an hour or so before high tide - so I'll get there 3pm

If anybody else fancies joining me there for an hour or so's sailing over high tide (when it should be safest and the sea closest to the car park) then either see you there or give me a bell on 07970 976540 I'll remove this number later.....



Or if you're all heading somewhere else let me know !
 
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Sunday SE 14 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 16  
Ok - first of all apologies to PeterCee for changing my mind - about 1.30 I rang Big_K and he was up for a look at Talacre after going to WK and seeing the only sailing was Cookie-Monster and Johnny taking their kit out to Hilbre island on a dinghy trolley....



Talacre was a good hike to the water, then you had to dodge the groynes.

The sailing was bang offshore but the wind is coming over a spit so it's great flat water blasting until you get to the end of the spit then you're bang in the channel - very lumpy



You couldn't sail round the back of the spit which would be much safer until there is more water so a higher tide is required.



If you feel safe enough and know where the groynes are - or are willing to take your chances then blasting down close to the beach scaring the scallies (!) is quite good fun.



It was better as the tide came in and we think it has potential on a higher tide.



There is definately a clear run for the wind in a South Easterly.
 
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Sunday SE 14 Years, 2 Months ago Karma: 4  
As Bert Said we sailed Talacre on Sunday for a few hours, The groynes are wooden posts (1 meter tall, 15cm in diameter spaced about 20meters apart) and were easily avoided as the tide came in but as they disappeared just under the surface you sart to second guess their locations and so a game of Russian Roulett starts.



That said though there are not that many of them (circa 20No in a relativly small area) and sailing along the waters edge for a mile or so was great (around 5-10 meters from the shorline).



We sailed out to one of the Mostyon channel bouys to gybe around it (why......cause its there!!) ,water becomes so choppy as you entre the channel, but not nice choppy, sort of confused swell / chop and hard to plan your route forward. Sailing along the beach though would make an excellant speed strip location in this direction as it is so flat.



On a higher tide it would be even better, IMHO it's a place worth sailing again but I recomend that yoiu do not sail there alone (just in case)



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