Tideway stream/tide for Saturday

Tideway stream/tide for Saturday

Post by Sarah A Harbou » Thu, 01 Apr 2010 04:33:20


So, my office is running a sweepstake for the winning time of the Boat
Race this weekend. And, being the only person in our team who actually
partakes in the wet stuff, I thought I might look a bit stupid if I
was a long way off from being able to guess the winning time...

So, big favour from any of you who are Tideway based at the moment -
what is the stream running like at the moment, and does anyone know
whether the tide is due to be stronger/weaker than average?

I'll be enormously grateful if your knowledge helps me win!

Sarah
xx
PS: I need to enter by Thursday

 
 
 

Tideway stream/tide for Saturday

Post by David Biddulp » Thu, 01 Apr 2010 05:07:47



Quote:
> So, my office is running a sweepstake for the winning time of the Boat
> Race this weekend. And, being the only person in our team who actually
> partakes in the wet stuff, I thought I might look a bit stupid if I
> was a long way off from being able to guess the winning time...

> So, big favour from any of you who are Tideway based at the moment -
> what is the stream running like at the moment, and does anyone know
> whether the tide is due to be stronger/weaker than average?

> I'll be enormously grateful if your knowledge helps me win!

> Sarah
> xx
> PS: I need to enter by Thursday

There was certainly a lot of land water running last weekend, hence the
pretty fast time for the HoRR & pretty slow time for the short course Vet
Head.  [I was worried that the tide wouldn't be flooding by the time the
crews reached me at Barnes Bridge on Sunday, but fortunately the flood got
to me before the crews did.  For a long time prior to the race the level was
rising while the flow was still running out.]  Since the weekend, most
reaches of the Thames have dropped from red boards to yellow, but still red
on 2 of the 3 furthest downriver
(http://riverconditions.visitthames.co.uk/).

If you are lucky, Christopher Anton will dive in with  a prediction from a
tidal prediction program which he has.

Wind from the South-West, if you believe the forecast, so may be a bit
choppy from Chiswick Eyot past the Bandstand to Barnes Bridge.
--
David Biddulph
Rowing web pages at
http://www.biddulph.org.uk/

 
 
 

Tideway stream/tide for Saturday

Post by Richard du » Thu, 01 Apr 2010 05:08:38



Quote:
> what is the stream running like at the moment, and does anyone know
> whether the tide is due to be stronger/weaker than average?

> I'll be enormously grateful if your knowledge helps me win!

> Sarah
> xx
> PS: I need to enter by Thursday

I can't actually stir myself to walk half a mile to Hammersmith
Bridge, and anyway it's dark, but

http://riverconditions.visitthames.co.uk/

tells me that every Thames lock below Caversham presently has either a
red or a "stream increasing" board.

Gravity being what it is, I guess most of that water has to go
somewhere so, unless an awful lot of Londoners leave their taps
running for the next four days, I think you might put your half-crown
AGAINST a record time?

[Four announced run-offs from the Mogden sewage plant, within the last
week, might have if anything an additional downstream impetus]

- and one of those pretty gels with the Weather, seems to think there
could be some more rain

My BRA [and probably yours] seems to indicate that it won't be the
biggest high tide of the month - more like tomorrow 31st, or have I
got that wrong?] or you could keep an eye on the moon?

Richard du P

 
 
 

Tideway stream/tide for Saturday

Post by Christopher Anto » Thu, 01 Apr 2010 08:05:40



Quote:
> So, my office is running a sweepstake for the winning time of the Boat
> Race this weekend. And, being the only person in our team who actually
> partakes in the wet stuff, I thought I might look a bit stupid if I
> was a long way off from being able to guess the winning time...

> So, big favour from any of you who are Tideway based at the moment -
> what is the stream running like at the moment, and does anyone know
> whether the tide is due to be stronger/weaker than average?

> I'll be enormously grateful if your knowledge helps me win!

> Sarah
> xx
> PS: I need to enter by Thursday

Well it's full moon today so it should be just after one of the highest
spring tides of the year. It is likely to be a bit wet over the next few
days so that won't help matters. The biggest determinant is probably the
wind.and that currently is showing 10mph gusting to 25mph SSW. This isn't a
particularly favourable direction (ranking 5 or 6 on Richard Burnell's scale
of -1 to 13).

At the moment I'd be going for about 1715-1730.

 
 
 

Tideway stream/tide for Saturday

Post by Christopher Anto » Thu, 01 Apr 2010 08:10:16



Quote:
> So, my office is running a sweepstake for the winning time of the Boat
> Race this weekend. And, being the only person in our team who actually
> partakes in the wet stuff, I thought I might look a bit stupid if I
> was a long way off from being able to guess the winning time...

> So, big favour from any of you who are Tideway based at the moment -
> what is the stream running like at the moment, and does anyone know
> whether the tide is due to be stronger/weaker than average?

> I'll be enormously grateful if your knowledge helps me win!

> Sarah
> xx
> PS: I need to enter by Thursday

You may do better with Betfair where there's currently 20 available at
1/33, 10,000 (someone with very deep pockets) at 1/50 and 102 at 1/100 on
there not being a record time. Therefore if you mopped up all this 10,122
you come away with a princely profit of 201.62 because you can bet your
life that it's not going to be a record.
 
 
 

Tideway stream/tide for Saturday

Post by Fordmeiste » Thu, 01 Apr 2010 16:14:55

On Mar 31, 12:05?am, "Christopher Anton"

Quote:


> > So, my office is running a sweepstake for the winning time of the Boat
> > Race this weekend. And, being the only person in our team who actually
> > partakes in the wet stuff, I thought I might look a bit stupid if I
> > was a long way off from being able to guess the winning time...

> > So, big favour from any of you who are Tideway based at the moment -
> > what is the stream running like at the moment, and does anyone know
> > whether the tide is due to be stronger/weaker than average?

> > I'll be enormously grateful if your knowledge helps me win!

> > Sarah
> > xx
> > PS: I need to enter by Thursday

> Well it's full moon today so it should be just after one of the highest
> spring tides of the year. It is likely to be a bit wet over the next few
> days so that won't help matters. The biggest determinant is probably the
> wind.and that currently is showing 10mph gusting to 25mph SSW. This isn't a
> particularly favourable direction (ranking 5 or 6 on Richard Burnell's scale
> of -1 to 13).

> At the moment I'd be going for about 1715-1730.

My word it was a big tide last night. Probably one of the biggest I
have seen since living next to Richmond Lock. Still they park on a
road liable to flooding and still they come back from their commute to
their cars floating ....
 
 
 

Tideway stream/tide for Saturday

Post by Ed F » Thu, 01 Apr 2010 16:29:50

Easytide (the UK Hydrographic Office tidal prediction website) shows a
6 metre tide at Hammersmith on Thursday and Friday mornings (4.30 am
and 5.15am respectively), with Sat afternnoon's high being 5.4m. That
doesn't account for air pressure, though.

All the main wind forecasting sites: xcweather, weather online,
windguru, wind finder are all predicting a SW'ley between 10 and 15
kts.

Not exactly conditions for a fast race?

 
 
 

Tideway stream/tide for Saturday

Post by Stephen Hobdel » Fri, 02 Apr 2010 17:08:09

On Mar 31, 12:05?am, "Christopher Anton"

Quote:


> > So, my office is running a sweepstake for the winning time of the Boat
> > Race this weekend. And, being the only person in our team who actually
> > partakes in the wet stuff, I thought I might look a bit stupid if I
> > was a long way off from being able to guess the winning time...

> > So, big favour from any of you who are Tideway based at the moment -
> > what is the stream running like at the moment, and does anyone know
> > whether the tide is due to be stronger/weaker than average?

> > I'll be enormously grateful if your knowledge helps me win!

> > Sarah
> > xx
> > PS: I need to enter by Thursday

> Well it's full moon today so it should be just after one of the highest
> spring tides of the year. It is likely to be a bit wet over the next few
> days so that won't help matters. The biggest determinant is probably the
> wind.and that currently is showing 10mph gusting to 25mph SSW. This isn't a
> particularly favourable direction (ranking 5 or 6 on Richard Burnell's scale
> of -1 to 13).

> At the moment I'd be going for about 1715-1730.

Wow! I'd expect more around 18m00. 17:15 seems a bit optimistic. In
fact, I think even 18m00 is optimistic, but it's a nice day outside :)
 
 
 

Tideway stream/tide for Saturday

Post by Sarah A Harbou » Sat, 03 Apr 2010 03:53:41

Thanks to everyone for the information. I decided to go for something
around 18' and in the end (for no particular reason) went for 18'12 -
gives me an excuse to hum the William Tell Overture at the telly!

Sarah
x

 
 
 

Tideway stream/tide for Saturday

Post by Richard du » Sat, 03 Apr 2010 04:10:00



Quote:
> Thanks to everyone for the information. I decided to go for something
> around 18' and in the end (for no particular reason) went for 18'12 -
> gives me an excuse to hum the William Tell Overture at the telly!

> Sarah
> x

..... I guess it's all there together in that "rousing tunes"
box ..... Napoleon's Russian campaign ..... Battle of Borodino .....
plucky mediaeval Swiss throwing off the oppressor's yoke ..... Piotr
Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrestling with his desires ..... Gioacchino Antonio
Rossini composing operas in the spare time between inventing
recipes .....

I reckon slower

Richard du P

 
 
 

Tideway stream/tide for Saturday

Post by c.an.. » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 01:15:43

On 31 Mar, 00:05, "Christopher Anton"

Quote:


> > So, my office is running a sweepstake for the winning time of the Boat
> > Race this weekend. And, being the only person in our team who actually
> > partakes in the wet stuff, I thought I might look a bit stupid if I
> > was a long way off from being able to guess the winning time...

> > So, big favour from any of you who are Tideway based at the moment -
> > what is the stream running like at the moment, and does anyone know
> > whether the tide is due to be stronger/weaker than average?

> > I'll be enormously grateful if your knowledge helps me win!

> > Sarah
> > xx
> > PS: I need to enter by Thursday

> Well it's full moon today so it should be just after one of the highest
> spring tides of the year. It is likely to be a bit wet over the next few
> days so that won't help matters. The biggest determinant is probably the
> wind.and that currently is showing 10mph gusting to 25mph SSW. This isn't a
> particularly favourable direction (ranking 5 or 6 on Richard Burnell's scale
> of -1 to 13).

> At the moment I'd be going for about 1715-1730.

Well not bad I thought and an excellent Cambridge wintoo
 
 
 

Tideway stream/tide for Saturday

Post by Sarah A Harbou » Mon, 05 Apr 2010 02:30:22



Quote:
> On 31 Mar, 00:05, "Christopher Anton"



> > > So, my office is running a sweepstake for the winning time of the Boat
> > > Race this weekend. And, being the only person in our team who actually
> > > partakes in the wet stuff, I thought I might look a bit stupid if I
> > > was a long way off from being able to guess the winning time...

> > > So, big favour from any of you who are Tideway based at the moment -
> > > what is the stream running like at the moment, and does anyone know
> > > whether the tide is due to be stronger/weaker than average?

> > > I'll be enormously grateful if your knowledge helps me win!

> > > Sarah
> > > xx
> > > PS: I need to enter by Thursday

> > Well it's full moon today so it should be just after one of the highest
> > spring tides of the year. It is likely to be a bit wet over the next few
> > days so that won't help matters. The biggest determinant is probably the
> > wind.and that currently is showing 10mph gusting to 25mph SSW. This isn't a
> > particularly favourable direction (ranking 5 or 6 on Richard Burnell's scale
> > of -1 to 13).

> > At the moment I'd be going for about 1715-1730.

> Well not bad I thought and an excellent Cambridge wintoo

Yep, though I'm not going to have won the sweepstake. Grrrr to
Metcheck for getting the forecast wrong!!!

Very classy row though. Well done boys!