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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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the forecast looks good (windy) thur - Weston is sailable in the morning, any takers?
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Hi Pete
Half keeping an eye on it - but I'm a fair weather person for Weston, and won't be keen if it's raining. At the moment Friday looks to be drier than tomorrow. The tides will be v high - not sure if that is a problem or not?
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Would also like an answer to that question. Also contemplating an early start at Portland (high tide puuurrrrfect at 10am)
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Just checked various weather sites and my intended plan is to sail at WSM on Friday. High tide is at 11.00am ish, so if it's too big (wavey) I'll let it drop and sail 1 - 3 hrs post high tide when hopefully it may flatten a bit. I'll need to save some energy for the walk back! Friday looks to be sunny at the moment :D

Not keen on tomorrow (Thursday) due to probability of more rain, plus winds are stronger and may be too much for my smallest sail, a 4.7. I'll check it out again in the morning though. As much as I love Portland, I know my kit will be far too big there tomorrow. Should be a great day down there ...

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I have decided to postpone till Friday as 50mph gusts didn't sound too appealing. That said, Portland still looks better than Weston for tomorrow.....?
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Hi Jeremy

I'm staying local tomorrow ie WSM. I live the wrong side of Bristol for Portland, so on a weekday it can take 2.5hrs + to get there. Don't have the inclination for that tomorrow, particularly as it looks pretty windy down there again, and I fear I'd be overpowered on my kit (happened a couple of times last year, and it's a lot of travelling to get there and find it's too windy for a decent sail!!).

So will recheck in the morning, but am likely to try out WSM.
Have a good sail if you get out.

Oh yes, where has Peter got to - starts the thread and then disappears :wink: :D

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Sue wrote:The tides will be v high - not sure if that is a problem or not?
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Thanks Martin - don't want a long drive/ full day out tomorrow, so I'll go and have a look at WSM. Wind is predicted to be SW, so even if highish tide it should be easier to get out past any submerged posts compared to a westerly. I'll report on how any others fare if I don't get on the water ...

Any other takers for tomorrow??

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I'm half tempted to go for an early one at Weston to catch the incoming tide in the sunshine, then work later to save some valuable holiday time. The tides pretty big though with EasyTide saying 12m in which case there might not be any beach left so might be best to park on the road. WXtide on this site predicts a bit less though, 11.1m.

I'll see what the wind is doing in the morning and decide then. Don't want to miss a rare windy day if I can help it. 8)
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Had to work in the end. - Went to Oxwich on Sat, glassy windy (ish) in shorts nice. 8)
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