wind finally coming

What Nomadic events are coming up. Also, if anyone's planning a non-Nomadically-arranged trip and/or looking for others to join in.

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wind finally coming

Post by kelvin »

looks like !
fingers crossed , some good old sw/w winds coming in for weekend
:lol:
about time.........

some big tides as well ,so maybe some good jumping

huge swell forcast for week away (as always )
forget dreaming "its time to loop"
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Post by Al Donald »

Yes, as it happens, the Nomads are coming over to your local spot - Cold Knap on Sunday.
Unfortunately I have to work on Saturday and probably Sunday too :twisted: :cry: .
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Post by kelvin »

bit panic locally ! winds in /out but

don't panic guys , the forcast is all over the shop
But the "kelly cast " says wind sun aft [:D]

heres the real deal ! for the knap
tides are big this weekend with a 0.8m low at 2pm ---

those in the know realize that this means the sand bar will be in play when tide starts coming in for some epic jump conditions [:D]

heres the very latest wind , and these's plenty for the incoming tide
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Post by Al Donald »

At the pub night, a few were planning to go. If I can possibly get there I will. Should be interesting (:shock: ).
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Post by AlistairJ »

I've never got lucky yet with a visit to the Knap. :roll:

What's the current situation with the M4 roadworks north of Cardiff? Are delays likely on Sunday morning?
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Sunday @ the Knap

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Advice please,
I had intended to go on Sunday but after having read the location info I'm
really unsure about whether the conditions will be to challenging for me.
If low tide is 2pm then after that will the tide and wind be running in the same direction.
If this venue is better suited to much more competent sailors than me (very much a novice) then I'll go elsewhere-even though I was going to pop into the boot sale and offer to do the write up.


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Post by kelvin »

roadwks
should be ok sun am .
as for the Knap for a novice ?/ depends , hard to say without a look at you on the water , but i,ll give my tenpeneth worth

if you rock up earlyish say 11am you,ll get 3hrs with wind against tide
bit choppy but no real problems getting in out and back to where you started .


after 2pm with the big tides pushing in , unless you can sail an ironing board upwind underpowered dont bother !

Can you water start ?
If you dont feel comfortable you can always sail Newton ,but with the 0.8m low its going to be a fin killing day from 12-3pm .....
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Post by Adrian »

Wind at last :lol: but I cant play :cry: unbelievable :cry:

Have a good one
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Post by Richard »

Was considering making the trip, but with my record of getting out early I am a little daunted by Kelvin's "Ironing board" quote, don't get me wrong, it's best to know and I appreciate the heads up - that being said - are any other Nomads a definite ? - if not, anybody got any other suggestions - seems that the wind will blow and would be a waste not to take advantage, Richard
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Post by Al Donald »

It looks like the strongest winds will be in the morning (accompanied by rain!). Dropping off in pm but sun coming out.
Dudley, for the windy stuff you need to be 100% confident and quick waterstarter, and a small board advisable. In the lighter stuff, the apparent wind could be very light after the tide turns, so get ashore quick!
I'm still hopeful of getting there.
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Post by DudleyB »

Thanks for the advice Kelvin and Al.Probably best to give this venue a miss.I'm not to keen to put myself at risk or expect others to rescue me.As Richard says pity to miss the wind so I'll chose somewhere safer.
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Post by Matt »

I'm definite for Sunday unless the wind totally fails to show since I'm long overdue for another sail at the Knap, and it seems to be the only sea option tomorrow for me without a 2+ hour drive. Poole is probably the best option if you want somewhere less challenging since the tides are right.
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Post by Graham_U »

rugby on Sunday so this ones not for me. As I've often said, just looked for Bristol home matches and you'll be sure of wind on the coast.

I had planned to go somewhere today, but forecasts seemed to have dropped off so didn't make it. :cry:
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Post by DanO »

Looking like a trip to Poole Harbour for me Sunday.
See you there if anyone else fancies it!

I'll be the one struggling to uphaul!
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Post by Matt »

Hmmm.. wind forecast to drop off at the Knap late morning, so may have to head Poole way too.
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