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Wales, NW England, IoM (Sailing Directions and Charts)

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Courtesy Flag

Flag, Red Ensign




Tidal Stream: NP256, NP259 Navigation: Admiralty, 1826, 1411, 1410

Rules & Regulations

Various TSS schemes, see text or charts


Tidal races and dangerous overfalls around headlands, some harbours unsafe to enter in onshore conditions, see text

Tidal Data Times & Range

Standard Port, Liverpool: HW= Dover+ 0015 Gladstone Dock: MHWS 9.2m, MHWN 7.3m, MLWN 2.9m, MLWS 0.8m

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This section describes the W coast of Wales from Wooltack Point to Carmel Head and includes Holyhead Bay, the E side of Saint George’s Channel, Cardigan Bay, and Caernarfon Bay.It also covers the North Coast of Wales and the English coast Northwards to Solway Firth.

Wooltack Point to St. David’s Head

Saint Brides Bay (51°49'N., 5°13'W.) lies N of Wooltack Point and is entered between Skomer Island,and Ramsey Island, 6.5 miles N. It is free from dangers except near the N and S shores. The sea bed is formed of mainly fine sand and mud with excellent holding ground, but the bay is much exposed to provide anything but temporary anchorage. Small craft may take anchorage, sheltered from S winds, in a depth of 6m, within Goultrop Roads, at the SE corner of the bay; however, anchorage is not advised in this area during W winds. ... read more

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