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    Tide Tables for Stoke Gabriel

    The 2024 Stoke Gabriel tide tables are now available - priced £2 - from the Village Post Office/Stores (Roz's) and the River Shack.

    Stoke Gabriel (Duncannon) has its own official UK Hydrographic Office predictions. The SGBA Tide Tables booklet consists of the times and heights of high water and low water for our immediate boating area, and are presented in a reader-friendly format. Times are now given in GMT and BST, so no need to add one hour in BST!

    The booklet also includes pilotage instructions for entering the Creek and a Flood Alert page, listing the dates of all High Waters that reach 4.8m or more.

    The tide tables are produced annually by the SGBA and, thanks to our advertisers (who cover the printing costs), all proceeds go towards SGBA, helping to maintain the clubhouse at Mill Point and our fleet of 50+ Club Boats.

    Online tides: The Admiralty's EasyTide site provides 7 day tidal predictions for Duncannon. Note by default all times are shown in UTC; if necessary, you can adjust the times on the page for BST.

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    Important Tidal Heights

    The booklet contains guidance on how to calculate the height of tide at any point on the tidal cycle. The following heights are locally important:

    4.9m Mill Point dinghy park/quarry floods
    4.6m Mean high water (springs)
    4.3m Dart Harbour village pontoon not accessible with dry shoes
    4.2m Bibby footpath leading up from the cove inaccessible from Mill Point along the foreshore
    3.9m Mill Pool dam floods
    3.6m Foreshore path to Mill Point floods
    3.0m The Drascombe Lugger and Devon Yawl float on the swinging moorings off the clubhouse
    2.7m Mean sea level (half tide) - DHNA low tide pontoon at Mill Point not accessible if tide above this level
    2.5m Club safety-boats should not enter or leave the creek when the tide is less than 2.5m
    1.6m End of SGBA creek slipway accessible from channel
    1.2m End of DHNA quay pontoon accessible by kayak/canoe
    0.8m Stoke Gabriel Creek channel starts to flood
  • Weather

    Wind, weather and tides are crucial to any boating trip, especially in Stoke Gabriel where the creek dries at low water on spring tides. Before planning any trip check the tides and weather and always use the river within your capabilities.

    The wind in our section of the river can vary considerably from the forecast direction and strength. Use the forecast as a guide but check local conditions before setting out. Be aware that the wind in the river tends to be more gusty and variable than the wind at the coast.

    Everyone has their favourite online weather forecaster. The SGBA does not endorse any website in particular, but you might want to try one of these:

    If you plan to go out to sea, and wish to see the weather, sea and wind conditions in Start Bay, use the Froward Point Coastwatch Station website and webcam and the wave buoy in Start Bay

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