windy weekend

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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windy weekend

Post by captain ben »

Its going to be howling this weekend. :)

Sat 20 knt Southerlies. Sun not looking so good.

Any one any plans.

Port Eynon is good in a S with a rising tide from 1pm onwards.

What other plans do people have?

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Post by Adrian »

I think I will be going to Overcombe as tides are good with low at mid day.

Will check this evening for wind direction etc

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Post by NeilB »

I am considering Hamworthy as the tide is high around midday. However, the wind will be very on shore. Probably Sunday for domestic convenience even though the wind may not be as good.

Overcombe might be a bit bumpy for me. Portland will be short of water.

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Post by Sue »

I was half thinking of Portland tomorrow - given had such a good time there last Sunday. Is the tide (and lack of water) a problem there tomorrow? Thanks.

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Post by MartinF »

Sue wrote:Is the tide (and lack of water) a problem there tomorrow? Thanks.
In a word - yes.

According to my calculations, there will be insufficient sailable depth of water within about 100m of the shore by the boatyard between 10:40 & 16:20.

Attached file shows tomorrow's tides (add 1 hout for BST), corrected to show sailable depth. ie: below 0m is unsailable.
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It's an ill wind that never blows at all.

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Post by Sue »

Thanks Martin - I don't have these issues to think about at Axbridge. I'll probably stay at the local pond!!

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Post by kelvin »

20 knts aint howling !
but it might mean you can get upwind ok at Knap
or Newton -so think its a bit more local for me sat
forget dreaming "its time to loop"
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Post by Graham_U »

Any suggestion for tomorrow? I'm surprised how few posting there are. I want to go somewhere and was thinking of Portland until I saw Martin's posting. I still fancy somewhere flat, do you have one for Poole?

The only trouble with Sunday is that the amount of rain that is coming with the wind. But if your going to Hamworthy Neil send me a text, as that my default.
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Post by Adrian »

Remember you can sail Portland perfectly well at low - it is just that you have to carry your kit out to the deeper water. Most prefer to go elsewhere because of that but if you cannot think of a better option carrying your kit is ok! Many good wave beaches require a long walk as well.


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Post by MartinF »

If I can get my arse in gear, I'll head down to Overcombe. Prob arrive midday.
It's an ill wind that never blows at all.

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Read Kelvin's entry and felt very reassured
so decided to test the conditions
applied the Timid's wind test but unfortunately deck chair blew away
(last seen overtaking transatlantic jet aircraft over Tenby)
and found myself shivering so much that I spilt most of my lager.
Test result negative but found myself quite comfortable in lounge with newspaper and cup of coffee.Perhaps conditions not as bad after all.
Graham did you notice the rugby results?
Perhaps O'Gara was right after all !!!

Have a really nice day you all (will think of you when sitting in front of my nice warm fire which seems to be drawing nicely in this wind !!)

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What do you mean not ENOUGH wind ?

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Post by Graham_U »

today ended up a "paper work" day, so didn't get wet. But car (well Val's car actually as I have not managed to reset the roof rack since we went to Exmouth. So now its just a case of working out where to head for tomorrow. Probably Hamworthy. Although 100m sounds like a short stroll compare with the Duck pond at Exmouth last month.

Nothing wrong with Rugby at the moment Huw, Bristol top of Gippee and Edinburgh third in the Scrumpy Jack, and we're ignoring the mickey mouse energy thingee, as our third team were not quick good enough for Glaws firsts.
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Post by NeilB »

Didn't make it in the end - to much DIY to do and the forecast didn't appeal. I tried a strong south wind at Hamworthy once before and never got away from the beach. Graham was right to go for Portland.

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