Sailing In The Bristol Channel...
Enclosed by twin coasts, the Bristol Channel is dearly loved by those who choose to sail her waters. The uncommon tides and challenges provide a testing environment where sailors are called upon to finely weave the threads of their art to capture its advantage
The large and rapid tides together with notorious drying sands has caused the Bristol Channel to have achieved some notoriety amongst those who are not familiar with it. However its challenges are readily overcome by any competent sailor, who has undertaken adequate preparation and planning
As with sailing in any waters, you need to keep in mind your ports of refuge (most harbours dry), keep an eye on the weather (the channel faces West or South West, the direction of the prevailing winds) and keep a careful eye open for the very large vessels that use Bristol, Milford, Cardiff and Swansea