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Jul-14-2006 @ 1:38 PM                           Permalink
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Hi Everyone,

Im new to this site.
Ive been to the Norfolk Broads before and im going again next week.

anyway we are collecting out Boat from Wroxham and would really like to make our way down to Oulton Broads to watch the Power boat racing on Thursday.Is there any way of getting the times of the water so we can get under the bridge at Great Yarmouth, and make sure we get back under the bridge so we can take the boat back for Saturday morning.

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Jul-14-2006 @ 2:17 PM                           Permalink
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Hi and welcome.

For tide times use the Tide Table link at the bottom of this page. Aim to go through Yarmouth at slack water, which is about an hour after low water. If you do a search there are plenty of threradds discussing Yarmouth passage in detail.

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Thanks for that.

Im not to sure what the slack water means.
I just thought the lower the water the better.

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Hi
and a big welcome to the site  Smile
Lots of piccies please under Holiday Tales.
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Here's the description of Yarmouth tides from my website. It should explain slack water.

The tide at the confluence of the Bure and the Yare does strange things. The falling tide will continue to fall until low water Yarmouth Yacht Station (approx 1 hour after low water Yarmouth Bar). During the ebb, both the Bure and the Yare flow out towards the sea. At low water, the tide begins to flow up the Yare across Breydon Water, however it still continues to flow down the Bure. This is caused by a combination of two factors:

*      The vast expanse of Breydon acts as reservoir space, and water from the Bure can join the incoming tide and spill out into Breydon Water.

*      The incoming tide will run up the Bure at depth, whilst water near the surface is still flowing down river.

The time at which water begins to flow up the Bure, at least near enough the surface to affect a sailing yacht, occurs about 1¼ hours after Low Water, and is known as Slack Water.

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Low tide is when the water is at it's LOWEST but not necessarily at a "stand still"
Slack water is when the incoming  water meets the out going water and is at an equilibrium or there abouts.
Normally about 1 hr AFTER Low water.

If you catch it right then it is like cruising or sailing on near still waters.
Have a look at  www.ncsl.co.uk/webcam as there are some video clips of cruising through Yarmouth in both direction.

The video bk2nth shows me arriving too early ( about 1/2 hour ) before slack water!!!

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For the first time ever I got to see the power boat racing, and it's well worth it. We called the Harbourmaster in the morning to reserve a mooring (to try and avoid stern on).

When we got there I asked the Harbourmaster where he would like us to go, anywhere you like he says. So we had the eastside finger to ourselves. The showers at the station are great, unlimited water - bliss.

As I was paying for the moorings and showers I had a great chat with the Harbourmaster and asked him where the best place to watch was, which was the common, but they charge 2.50 to get in. But, he says, you've paid for a mooring, so just walk out on the dock, just as good a view!

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I totally agree Richard, the power boat racing is great to watch, and even more spoectacular when its a choppy breezy night like it was on our last visit Evil Grin

best be moored by 5pm, and we had a great view moored at the Wherry Hotel. would recommend though, if you dont like loud noise, take some ear plugs or cotton wool along, the roar of the engines can be deafening as they thunder around the broad. the whole show usually goes on for around 2 hours, and is great family fun. Playful Wink


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