Posted by Anthony (other posts) on January 11, 2018 at 01:11:44 Previous Next
In Reply to: Periodic Update [PIC] posted by doninisrael on January 10, 2018 at 09:07:43:
Shalom! Well done for your hair, Don. Youíll find here in France that people donít care about menís hair. I occasionally get skewish looks but I ignore them.
For your boat, I suggest the idea that I could come to England in late August or early September and meet you at the River Hamble. We could get the boat ready together and sail her over to France (Le Havre) together. We would need to discuss the logistics and work out a solution. Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Depending on the conditions, it would take 15 to 20 hours to sail the Channel at its mid point, Southampton to Le Havre. The ideal would be a WSW wind at about force 4-5, and we'll sail on a beam reach. You need to make sure the rig and the engine are in good condition, and you have your standard safety equipment. I assume you have GPS and the charts. It should be straightforward, but we need to keep a careful watch for ships at night. An AIS receiver is useful, and one of us would be at the helm at all times.
From Le Havre, you can sail / motor the Seine to Rouen. You would then have to take your mast down and motor to Paris and onwards via the canals to the south of France. I envy you for such a lovely passage and the time to do it.
Do get in touch with me. If you want to pray the Psalms with me, it will have to be in English!