Forthcoming sail in company to Piel Island is planned for 26th April, sailing out on the afternoon ebb, returning the following morning (weather permitting)
Interested? Please email the club, or phone John Gorse for more information.
On a windy day, Wardley’s Member Simon Ellis had the mad-cap idea of sailing over to the Ship Inn in his Sailfish 18 “Peter Duck”
Can you find the Ship Inn?
Blowy return on the Sunday.
John Gorse rightly worried by such a folly, kindly offered the services of his much larger and more able Westerly 25.
Tidal Chart for Saturday 9 July 2016.
So off they set for a not so quick pint at the Ship.
John at the helm.
Simon (adding way-points into John’s GPS).
The sea state was rough.
Big waves everywhere. The Lancashire coast just a distant memory.
It was a scary couple of days to say the least.
They made it to the Ship Inn, but the weather was nothing like this photo!
Yacht Matonas Marris on the mud outside the pub.
Westerly 25: –
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Club members Simon and Joe Browning, Darren Griffiths, and Simon Ellis, sailing in their respective boats, enjoyed a trip to Piel Island in glorious weather. After drinks at the Ship Inn and the obligatory walk around the island, they returned to ‘Rivendell’ for a barbecue hosted by Simon and Joe. The food was excellent as usual. Next day, instead of sailing home with the others, Simon Ellis in ‘Peter Duck’ hitched a ride on the morning tide flooding into Morecambe Bay to explore the shallow channels up as far as Ulverston. Contact was made with the natives — a friendly Drascombe Dabber crewed by local residents. All went to plan and all made it back to Wardleys Creek safely.
The following photographs are shown roughly in chronological order.
Video taken from ‘Thunderball’ as ‘Peter Duck’ arrived at Piel Harbour, Saturday tea time..
Janet May hard pressed
Peter Duck taking stick
Ship Inn towards South Lakes
Barn Owl on Piel Island
Ship Inn towards Blackpool
Entering Wardley Creek
Thunderball finding mooring
Raven arriving at Piel
Darren still fast asleep in his bunk.
Bunting for the Silver Jubilee
‘Lythe Lady’ leading the pack.
Wind against tide over shoal waters
‘Lythe Lady’ looking for an anchorage.
‘Janvier Six’ taking a bow.
Silver Jubilee Video Part 1
Silver Jubilee Video Part 2
Silver Jubilee Video Part 3