Windy Season official launch Sat 5th Aug
Date: August 04, 2017 08:03AM
Yes, it's here at last, the 2018 windy season!
So we kick off on Sat with a bit of a SW due.
Forecast was good earlier in the week, looking a little dodgy now but still I'm reasonably confident.
The Guru is saying threshold of 43 which is always good but the downsides are-
a) A dropping forecast
b) A little Southerly
c) Windyty showing the wind a bit off the coast
a) It arrives during the day
b) No rain and no cloud cover on the approach
All in all, I think it's worth a shot. Expect it to arrive around 11.30 with a big blast and then settle in.
If I had to take a single sail it would be a 5.5 but hoping to sail 5.0.
Venue - southerly probably best sailed at country club but then there's the whole having your car stolen issue.
Baggies will get the wind earliest but not best on Southerly (a bit onshore). Bronze will be fine on the high tide at 3pm but also not the greatest when it's onshore.
Bronze probably the best compromise- better than Baggies when a little onshore and the tide is high enough to clear the rocks.