Chepstow boat club

The river bank at Chepstow is a busy and interesting place, especially during the season.



There are realistic speed limits on the Wye. Please adhere to them to avoid danger and damage to the river margins and craft moored on the steep banks.

tides

The area boasts the second largest tidal range in the world. In the River Wye, the tidal pattern is radically affected by fresh water levels, wind and barometric pressure. Because of this, mariners need to be aware, particularly, of the possibility of a reduction in the effective clearance beneath electricity cables and bridges over the river.

chepstow  (off the town)


                   H.W. Avonmouth + 20 mins

                   L.W. variable but approx Avonmouth + 1 hour

                   DRIES OUT EXCEPT MID-STREAM


Tidal/River flow  rates on the ebb, at Spring Tides:    Summer...............8 knots

                                                                         Winter.................10.5 knots


On the flood:                                                                   Summer..............6 knots

                                                                                        Winter..................4 knots

(There may be no discernible flow on the flood, if the river is swollen badly upstream)


RIVER ENTRANCE (BEACHLEY).......................................Mean Spring range   12.5 metres

        

Free tidal charts may be obtained from www.easytide.ukho.gov.uk/easytide.


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