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Post by Liddlerich » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:40

Is anyone up for a sail after work on Wednesday? The delayed Windguru forecast looks good. It's NE though, so I'm not sure where would work best.
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Post by MartinF » Mon Apr 14, 2008 21:43

NE is about the worst wind direction for our area. Take a look at the location finder for NE winds on the main website - http://www.bristolnomads.org.uk/wind_di ... winddir=NE
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Post by PJ & JC » Wed Apr 16, 2008 14:10

Has anyone sailed at thornbury?
Does anyone fancy a sail there tomorrow?
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Post by kelvin » Wed Apr 16, 2008 22:13

eastly winds only good for drying the washing :lol:

but it looks like some rain as well , so its tuble dryer weather :P

newton porthcawl works (just about) but can honestly say never had a good sail in an Ne this way .
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Post by MartinF » Wed Apr 16, 2008 22:42

PJ & JC wrote:Has anyone sailed at thornbury?
Does anyone fancy a sail there tomorrow?
By Thornbury, I'm assuming you mean Thornbury Sailing Club - which is actually at Oldbury on Severn? You need to be a member to sail there, or sail with a member, as the gate to the driveway to the club is kept locked.

Yes - I've sailed there a few times. Fantastic conditions if you only love mud in excessively large quantities. Oh, and strong currents. NEVER sail wind with current unless the wind's really howling & you can hack the conditions.

Tomorrow's forecast is Easterlies, which is cross-off from the sailing club. Not strongly recommended, but if you're ok with that, then make sure you're sailing on the rising tide.
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Post by MartinF » Wed Apr 16, 2008 22:46

kelvin wrote:newton porthcawl works (just about) but can honestly say never had a good sail in an Ne this way .
I've had a couple of good sails at Newton in Easterlies. There's a definite wind band though, where it blows down the valley N of Ogmore & out into the bay.

Flat as a witches tit in Easterlies, mind.
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Post by AlistairJ » Thu Apr 17, 2008 09:40

Long shots in an E/NE:

Minehead? Possibly on a rising tide.

Swansea bay? Possibly around high tide

North Devon: Cross-off wave potential?
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Post by MartinF » Thu Apr 17, 2008 20:09

AlistairJ wrote:Long shots in an E/NE:

Minehead? Possibly on a rising tide.

Swansea bay? Possibly around high tide

North Devon: Cross-off wave potential?
NE is pretty much dead onshore at Minehead - over by the shingle beach, though E can be good. Flat water again though - normally.

In N Devon, there's Crow Point which works in NE or E - though beware of currents taking you out of the estuary mouth.

Best place, though, has got to be Overcombe. Pity about the parking situation there now.
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