> 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!
> 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
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.
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