South coast anchorages

firstascent2002

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In a couple of weeks I'm sailing from Burnham to Plymouth. Current plan is
First hop to Ramsgate
Second hop to Dover
Third hop to Eastborne (picking up crew)
Fourth hop to brighton
Fifth hop to Gosport
Sixth hop to Lymington (changing crew)
Seventh hop direct to plymouth.

I've allowed 2 weeks for it. I's like to anchor as often as possible and avoid marinas if possible. Can anyone who knows this part of the coast suggest decent anchorages along the way. We draw 2 m and I'm not brave enough to consider drying her out against a wall yet!

I'd be really grateful for any ideas of anchorages on route.

Cheers

Jamie
 

l'escargot

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Drawing 2 metres I would suggest Osborne Bay and Alum Bay in the Solent if the wind goes round to West or South, neither are any good whilst the wind has any North in it. You can also anchor inshore of the moorings outside of Yarmouth Harbour. There are others such as Newtown and Keyhaven but your draught would need taking into account for arriving and departing.
 

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Osborne Bay is one of the ones in the list on the WCC site. Others to consider (from the WCC list) are
Ramsgate, just south of the harbour wall
Dungeness East Road
off Bembridge
Swanage
Just north of Start Point

We have sailed from Woodbridge to Devon last couple of years in 4 or 5 days only actually puting in to Newhaven and Weymouth and seeing out each foul tide at anchor while catching some ZZZZ

Best of luck with trip
 

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Coming back from Plymouth to Ipswich singlehanded I stopped at Torquay, Weymouth, Newtown Creek, Brighton and Ramsgate. Depending on wind direction and forecast it is possible to anchor at Dungeness and Ramsgate.
 

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