DETAILS OF CRUISE
THE LIFFEY CRUISE 15/16 SEPTEMBER 2018
**** REMEMBER WE ENTER THE LIFFEY ON THE SOUTH SIDE INSIDE THE RED CAN BUOYS AND OUTSIDE (SOUTH OF) THE SHIPPING CHANNEL.*** NO NEED TO CONTACT PORT VTS ON CH 12 IF FOLLOWING THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
All three bridges will lift starting SATURDAY with the East Link first at 1430 hours. Make sure you are not late by arriving in the vicinity or alongside the Poolbeg SC with at least an hour to go. Its a good idea to have lunch at Poolbeg (toasted sandwiches) or aboard, and relax with friends.
Once through East Link which we will do keeping very close together, we make our way up the Liffey past Samuel Beckett and Sean O'Casey bridges, to the Matt Talbot footbridge which does not open.
Take your time and fly your flags! fly your spinnaker is wind permits.
Then proceed to the new Port Pontoon just at the Point Depot which has plenty of room for all. Big boats inside, Smaller ones rafted out.
There is no power or water but there is security.
WE WILL BE DINING IN A LOCAL HOTEL SINCE THE CILLAIRNE IS BECOMING CRAMPED AS OUR NUMBERS GROW, AND IS NOT WEATHERPROOF WHEN GOING TO BBQ AREA. WE WILL GATHER ON CILLAIRNE AT 1800 BEFORE MOVING TO THE RESTAURANT. We hope to have Fred Fortune musician aboard Cillairne at 2200 hours to end the evening.
HW DUBLIN SATURDAY 16:20 LOCAL 3.7 m - LW 22:10 1.3 m half way between springs and neaps
Tide flooding up Irish Sea and up the Liffey until 1600 hours. Malahide boats can leave at HW -3 hours at 13:30 with a rising tide and 2.5 m over chart datum.
HW DUBLIN SUNDAY 17:10 LW 10:40
We will be transiting east link at around LW slack.
The St Brigid will probably be transiting eastbound through East Link at 1100 and we will follow her through and the bridge will not have to open at 1200 hours just for us. So be ready to depart at 1030 latest off your pontoon berth and circling close to East Link.
Tidal streams outside Liffey
Saturday north going until 1600, then south
Sunday north going until 1700, then south.
1/2 spring rates of 2-3 kts off Bray and Baily.