Lake district saling

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shaun
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Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Lake district saling

Post by shaun » Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:45 pm

Hi,
I have just bought my first boat (Red Admiral) and I was wondering if anyone could give me some advise on trailer sailing in the lakes (i.e. where to launch, help with lifting mast, moorings, cost etc). I currently sail her in the north sea just off Sunderland, but wish to trail her to different places.

giraffe
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Post by giraffe » Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:38 pm

Hi Shaun,
Here's a link to all the lake user guides, which should start you off...
http://www.lake-district.gov.uk/gtga_dr ... earch=true

regards,
martin
Martin
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robvega
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Post by robvega » Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:26 pm

Hi Shaun
I'm based at Fairfield Marine on Ullswater with Vega, which belongs to http://www.uccmp.co.uk/
The slip is a bit tricky because its only concrete to the waters edge, then drops away quite steeply, ok for launching but harder to recover!! Next door is http://www.ullswatermarine.co.uk/ They do all launches & recovery for you, for a fee of course!
There are a couple of slipways that belong to campsites and a public slip at Glenridding see http://www.boatlaunch.co.uk/ for details and also at Glenridding is http://www.glenriddingsailingcentre.co.uk/
The best slip on the lake belongs to http://www.ullswateryachtclub.org/
I'll be bringing Vega home at the end of September, but if you need any more info or help next season then don't hesitate to get in touch.
Hope this helps
Rob

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