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Featured Harbour show all

Isle of Man-Peel

Wales, NW England, IoM

Contacts
Harbour Keeper    VHF 12    tel no +44 (0)1624 842338   
Peel Sailing & Cruising Club    tel no +44 (0)1624 842390        

Peel is the main port on the West coast of the Isle of Man and has undergone radical changes in recent years; the old tidal harbour of yesteryear has been replaced by a fully serviced marina behind a flap gate and pedestrian bridge. The marina has a maintained depth of 2.5 meters but the approaches are still tidal so it can only be entered 2.5 hours either side of HW. The old alongside drying berths immediately outside the flap gate have been preserved as are the fishing boat moorings alongside the north breakwater. As before the berths alongside the North wall are available for very large yachts with the continued proviso that the commercial fleet has first call on them.

They have had trouble with the bearings on the swing bridge which did limit the entry times but those problems have been resolved and there should be no restrictions on entry times in 2012.

The harbour is still limited by winds from the NW through North to North East and you should not attempt entrance in strong winds in that quadrant.  Before the marina Peel was not that attractive as a port of call in the Irish Sea; now it is an ideal jumping off or arrival port for Ireland, the Mull of Galloway or North Wales or as a place to split one’s passage through the Irish Sea, especially if short handed. ... read more

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