Leg 1 : Nieuwpoort (Be) – Solent – Portsmouth (UK)

A milebuilder; active cruising and gaining expertise!
We leave the continent, cross the English Channel and its busy “Traffic Lanes” and set sail to The Solent.
Depending on weather and tides, we plan where and when to cross the English Channel and how to navigate towards The Solent. We can follow the French coast and go more south before heading north again by crossing, or learn how to deal with the tidal gates around Dungeness and Beachy Head. Once arrived in The Solent, we can explore this nice sailing area. We end the leg at Portsmouth with excellent transport connections. A night sail can be necessary!


Date : 16/05/20 – 18/05/20, distance +/- 150 NM