Wardwick Wells Bahamas

On June 8, 2011, in 61 Marlow, Cruising Notes, Videos, by Aaron

This is a time laps film shows how sometimes the most narrow fairways can sometimes be very easy to navigate. We have all done it, we have looked at a chart or cruising guide sketch and immediately written off an anchorage or an entire area because of how intimidating it looks sitting at your desk. Compounding this issue are the old sailors at the yacht club bar droning on about how hard it was to get in to that bay in 1976! Well, in today’s world it’s the blog posting by a bean counter pontificating for a paragraphs about strong currents and coral heads.

Relax! I run this little 61 motor yacht alone and have a friend or guest help out when needed, like in this video. Furthermore, on this day the winds were 20kts and a ebbing tide of about 3 knots, no problem.

My point is, don’t pass up that anchorage just because it looks crazy on paper, sometime the more insane it looks on paper the easier it is to navigate, this is a good example of that.

 

 

 

Almost every yacht that transits this inside reef channel to Harbour Island uses a Pilot, and for good reason. Many props and shafts have been lost in this apply named channel spanning from Spanish Wells to Harbour Island.

This video is shot in time laps and shows some of the many corral heads and how close to the beach you must sail to avoid running aground.

 
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