Cruising Reports

The Ups and downs of Portpatrick

Portpatrick is one of my favourite overnight stops but it has a tidal range of 8m on springs. This is partly solved by fenders free to ride up and down on vertical fixed lines. When combined with long warps it is easy to enjoy a comfortable night there and we try and include it on Mile building trips. There are several good places to eat at ashore and great walks from the harbour.
The entrance into Portpatrick demands care especially in a strong on shore wind and if you join us on a Milebuilder sailing trip it is a good excercise to undertake as you progress towards YachtMaster qualifications.
We may well call in on the trip from Dublin to Troon in late April

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