Xmas Day Report (Force 6) & Boxing Day Force 9 Forecast!!!

Xmas Day Report (Force 6) & Boxing Day Force 9 Forecast!!!

Post by Gavin Bayli » Sat, 26 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Yo HO HO HO

GERMAN BIGHT HUMBER THAMES DOVER WIGHT
SOUTHWEST BACKING SOUTH 6 TO GALE 8, PERHAPS SEVERE GALE 9 LATER.  
RAIN THEN SHOWERS. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY POOR, BECOMING GOOD  

Christmas Day wouldn't be the same without getting out on to the water,
and yet again we were blessed with good conditions, nice steady Force 6,
air temp not too bad 11-12, but wind-chill was reading 0-+1.

Waves good, and had a mean 50 mins or so, before had to come in and
perform family duties etc.....well with a F**king 19lb Turkey etc,
couldn't push the "I've got to sail, as it's Xmas Day" scene too far.

Because Boxing day is free to do what we want, and with the above
forecast it's going to be awsome.....3.3 or even 2.8....eat your heart
out on the US East Coast!!


Info.

--
Gavin Baylis

 
 
 

Xmas Day Report (Force 6) & Boxing Day Force 9 Forecast!!!

Post by sailq.. » Sat, 26 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>Christmas Day wouldn't be the same without getting out on to the water,
>and yet again we were blessed with good conditions, nice steady Force 6,
>air temp not too bad 11-12, but wind-chill was reading 0-+1.

...eat your heart out on the US East Coast!!

Gavin:
The East Coast of the US wasm prety nice as well.
Nice fully powered 5.7/F2 Air 260.
Wind 15-20, temp 40 deg F (12 C) wind chill about 28-32 F. Nice B&J

I sailed for about 3.5 hours, lots of fun. The new Kokatat Dry Suit
had me sweating nearly the whole time. Feet were warm, had to wear
gloves for the first time this year.
Ran into Dana Miller finishing up a downwinder  in the ocean from
north Avon to Ego Beach, on a 5.2. Gave him a ride back up the his
van.
No, we are not eating our hearts out here on the US East Coast. We
just adapt to the conditions and sail!
Fortunately I didn't have any big family commitments!
Cheers!

 
 
 

Xmas Day Report (Force 6) & Boxing Day Force 9 Forecast!!!

Post by Gavin Bayli » Sun, 27 Dec 1998 04:00:00

As I hit the sack tonight, the wind looks like it's dropping off!!!
We're back down to about 20mph, and the sea still has a good swell...can
only hope tomorrow is as good as the forecast....but then we all know
how wrong that can be.

I really do intend to post some pics if the conditions are good...so
will keep you posted.

This time of year, won't even bother if it's big sail weather (5.7) and
floaty board (F2 Air 260), much rather be sailing on a custom wave board
& small sails.

Sorry just winding you up.....bit too much Xmas spirit (liquid), last
look at the anemometer shows....17mph...aaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!


writes

Quote:

>>Christmas Day wouldn't be the same without getting out on to the water,
>>and yet again we were blessed with good conditions, nice steady Force 6,
>>air temp not too bad 11-12, but wind-chill was reading 0-+1.

>...eat your heart out on the US East Coast!!

>Gavin:
>The East Coast of the US wasm prety nice as well.
>Nice fully powered 5.7/F2 Air 260.
>Wind 15-20, temp 40 deg F (12 C) wind chill about 28-32 F. Nice B&J

>I sailed for about 3.5 hours, lots of fun. The new Kokatat Dry Suit
>had me sweating nearly the whole time. Feet were warm, had to wear
>gloves for the first time this year.
>Ran into Dana Miller finishing up a downwinder  in the ocean from
>north Avon to Ego Beach, on a 5.2. Gave him a ride back up the his
>van.
>No, we are not eating our hearts out here on the US East Coast. We
>just adapt to the conditions and sail!
>Fortunately I didn't have any big family commitments!
>Cheers!

--
Gavin Baylis


 
 
 

Xmas Day Report (Force 6) & Boxing Day Force 9 Forecast!!!

Post by sailq.. » Sun, 27 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>We're back down to about 20mph, and the sea still has a good swell...can
>only hope tomorrow is as good as the forecast....but then we all know
>how wrong that can be.

Well, for your sake, I hope the "weather guessers" are reasonably
accurate for once!
Quote:

>I really do intend to post some pics if the conditions are good...so
>will keep you posted.
Go for it!

>This time of year, won't even bother if it's big sail weather (5.7) and
>floaty board (F2 Air 260), much rather be sailing on a custom wave board
>& small sails.

Ah, Gavin, this is the East Coast  of the US we are discussing.
A big sail is anything over 8 meters, and a big board is at least 300
cm. Just to put things into perspective!
Quote:

>Sorry just winding you up.....bit too much Xmas spirit (liquid), last
>look at the anemometer shows....17mph...aaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!

 17 is good, when 10-12 mph is about what you normally get
Careful with that Xmas spirit, as it can interfere with your
desire to go sailing in  "marginal"  (for the UK) conditions!
Merry Xmas!
 
 
 

Xmas Day Report (Force 6) & Boxing Day Force 9 Forecast!!!

Post by Gavin Bayli » Sun, 27 Dec 1998 04:00:00


writes

Quote:

>>We're back down to about 20mph, and the sea still has a good swell...can
>>only hope tomorrow is as good as the forecast....but then we all know
>>how wrong that can be.
>Well, for your sake, I hope the "weather guessers" are reasonably
>accurate for once!

Boxing Day Morning......08:20. bit of a Headache, compounded by the fact
that as I go to walk the Dog on the beach, the Wind is down to 10mph!!!
At least it didn't blow it's self out during the night...so it might
still be out there....if you'd seen the Weather Map / Satellite images
it's got to be there!!!!!!!

Quote:

>>I really do intend to post some pics if the conditions are good...so
>>will keep you posted.
>Go for it!

>>This time of year, won't even bother if it's big sail weather (5.7) and
>>floaty board (F2 Air 260), much rather be sailing on a custom wave board
>>& small sails.
>Ah, Gavin, this is the East Coast  of the US we are discussing.
>A big sail is anything over 8 meters, and a big board is at least 300
>cm. Just to put things into perspective!

>>Sorry just winding you up.....bit too much Xmas spirit (liquid), last
>>look at the anemometer shows....17mph...aaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!
> 17 is good, when 10-12 mph is about what you normally get
>Careful with that Xmas spirit, as it can interfere with your
>desire to go sailing in  "marginal"  (for the UK) conditions!
>Merry Xmas!

--
Gavin Baylis

 
 
 

Xmas Day Report (Force 6) & Boxing Day Force 9 Forecast!!!

Post by Steve Wat » Sun, 27 Dec 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>Yo HO HO HO

>GERMAN BIGHT HUMBER THAMES DOVER WIGHT
>SOUTHWEST BACKING SOUTH 6 TO GALE 8, PERHAPS SEVERE GALE 9 LATER.  
>RAIN THEN SHOWERS. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY POOR, BECOMING GOOD  

>Christmas Day wouldn't be the same without getting out on to the water,
>and yet again we were blessed with good conditions, nice steady Force 6,
>air temp not too bad 11-12, but wind-chill was reading 0-+1.

>Waves good, and had a mean 50 mins or so, before had to come in and
>perform family duties etc.....well with a F**king 19lb Turkey etc,
>couldn't push the "I've got to sail, as it's Xmas Day" scene too far.

>Because Boxing day is free to do what we want, and with the above
>forecast it's going to be awsome.....3.3 or even 2.8....eat your heart
>out on the US East Coast!!


>Info.

Has a great sail yesterday (Xmas Day) with my son James in the Isles of Scilly.
He was on a 5m Tush and I was on a 4.5 Rushwind. The only two out and it was
warm, windy and wavey. Most of our usual wind-heads were confined to barracks
with parents and things. My wife is a bit more understanding and even ask us
what time we wanted dinner so it would fit in with daylight sailing time. Even
bought me a Gecko helmet for a present.

Today, Boxing Day, it was blowing a good force 9 at 10.30 and swinging all over
the place from Southerly to South West. It is now mid-day and seems to have
moderated a little, but still looking pretty hairy. The boy has gone out to seek
his mates who are let off the parental leash today and he's taken his kit so I
reckon he'll be slashing this afternoon. The forecast (ignoring the rain), is
excellent for the next week I believe.

Steve Watt

 
 
 

Xmas Day Report (Force 6) & Boxing Day Force 9 Forecast!!!

Post by sailq.. » Sun, 27 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>Boxing Day Morning......08:20. bit of a Headache, compounded by the fact
>that as I go to walk the Dog on the beach, the Wind is down to 10mph!!!
>At least it didn't blow it's self out during the night...so it might
>still be out there....if you'd seen the Weather Map / Satellite images
>it's got to be there!!!!!!!

Gavin:
10:00 EST  1/26/98 47 deg. F  (that's14.5-15 deg. C), Wind 13-18 mph,
lite occasional rain, (Sun's due out this afternoon).
I'm getting out my huge 6.2 rig and the  big, floaty  F2 277 Ride (or
maybe the F2 Air again) and heading out for another 3 hour sesh!

Just winding you up a bit, old chap!
Oh, yeah, I predicted that headache ! 8-)
later

 
 
 

Xmas Day Report (Force 6) & Boxing Day Force 9 Forecast!!!

Post by sailq.. » Sun, 27 Dec 1998 04:00:00

On Sat, 26 Dec 1998 08:23:32 +0000, Gavin Baylis
Quote:


>writes

>>>We're back down to about 20mph, and the sea still has a good swell...can
>>>only hope tomorrow is as good as the forecast....but then we all know
>>>how wrong that can be.
>>Well, for your sake, I hope the "weather guessers" are reasonably
>>accurate for once!

>Boxing Day Morning......08:20. bit of a Headache, compounded by the fact
>that as I go to walk the Dog on the beach, the Wind is down to 10mph!!!
>At least it didn't blow it's self out during the night...so it might
>still be out there....if you'd seen the Weather Map / Satellite images
>it's got to be there!!!!!!!

>>>I really do intend to post some pics if the conditions are good...so
>>>will keep you posted.
>>Go for it!

>>>This time of year, won't even bother if it's big sail weather (5.7) and
>>>floaty board (F2 Air 260), much rather be sailing on a custom wave board
>>>& small sails.
>>Ah, Gavin, this is the East Coast  of the US we are discussing.
>>A big sail is anything over 8 meters, and a big board is at least 300
>>cm. Just to put things into perspective!

>>>Sorry just winding you up.....bit too much Xmas spirit (liquid), last
>>>look at the anemometer shows....17mph...aaaahhhhhhh!!!!!!
>> 17 is good, when 10-12 mph is about what you normally get
>>Careful with that Xmas spirit, as it can interfere with your
>>desire to go sailing in  "marginal"  (for the UK) conditions!
>>Merry Xmas!

>--
>Gavin Baylis


 
 
 

Xmas Day Report (Force 6) & Boxing Day Force 9 Forecast!!!

Post by Gavin Bayli » Sun, 27 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Well the pix are up on the site, some of me going for a 360, conditions
kicked in around 11:00 with solid 25mph plus, wind almost onshore, with
some good waves & swell.....classic bump & jump...
Then later on did it kick it or not, as you can see from the readout of
my anemometer, the beach had closed out as it was high tide and dead on,
then by the time it swung round it was getting dark.
Oh well can't complain, off to the Alps tomorrow!!


Regards

GB
        Time    Avtemp          Windchill       Avwind  Gust    Dir
26/12/  11:00   9.8             -0.9            23.0    29.0    SSW
26/12/  11:15   9.7             -1.4            25.0    32.0    SSW
26/12/  11:30   9.7             -1.7            26.0    32.0    SSW
26/12/  11:45   9.7             -2.2            29.0    38.0    SSW
26/12/  12:00   9.7             -2.0            28.0    37.0    SSW
26/12/  12:15   9.8             -2.1            29.0    36.0    SSW
26/12/  12:30   9.8             -1.8            28.0    34.0    SSW
26/12/  12:45   9.8             -1.8            28.0    39.0    SSW
26/12/  13:00   9.8             -2.3            31.0    40.0    SSW
26/12/  13:15   9.8             -2.3            31.0    40.0    SSW
26/12/  13:30   9.9             -2.3            31.0    41.0    SSW
26/12/  13:45   9.9             -2.3            31.0    43.0    SSW
26/12/  14:00   9.9             -2.3            32.0    42.0    SSW
26/12/  14:15   9.9             -2.1            30.0    39.0    SSW
26/12/  14:30   9.9             -2.6            33.0    44.0    SSW
26/12/  14:45   9.9             -2.8            35.0    45.0    SSW
26/12/  15:00   9.9             -2.8            35.0    46.0    SSW
26/12/  15:15   10.2            -2.6            38.0    52.0    SSW
26/12/  15:30   10.4            -2.5            41.0    58.0    SSW
26/12/  15:45   10.6            -2.4            42.0    56.0    SSW
26/12/  16:00   10.6            -2.1            39.0    53.0    SW
26/12/  16:15   10.8            -2.2            44.0    62.0    SW


writes

Quote:

>>Boxing Day Morning......08:20. bit of a Headache, compounded by the fact
>>that as I go to walk the Dog on the beach, the Wind is down to 10mph!!!
>>At least it didn't blow it's self out during the night...so it might
>>still be out there....if you'd seen the Weather Map / Satellite images
>>it's got to be there!!!!!!!

>Gavin:
>10:00 EST  1/26/98 47 deg. F  (that's14.5-15 deg. C), Wind 13-18 mph,
>lite occasional rain, (Sun's due out this afternoon).
>I'm getting out my huge 6.2 rig and the  big, floaty  F2 277 Ride (or
>maybe the F2 Air again) and heading out for another 3 hour sesh!

>Just winding you up a bit, old chap!
>Oh, yeah, I predicted that headache ! 8-)
>later

--
Gavin Baylis

 
 
 

Xmas Day Report (Force 6) & Boxing Day Force 9 Forecast!!!

Post by sailq.. » Sun, 27 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
> conditions kicked in around 11:00 with solid 25mph plus, wind almost onshore, with
>some good waves & swell.....classic bump & jump...

Nice!
There were 3 of us sailing today, and it was a bit warmer 14-16 deg.C.

Nice lite B&J with windspeed about 14-17 mph.
OK, you win, the UK has more wind, but Hatteras is warmer.
Have fun in the Alps!

 
 
 

Xmas Day Report (Force 6) & Boxing Day Force 9 Forecast!!!

Post by Gavin Bayli » Sun, 27 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Further North,  in Northern Ireland & Scotland they had severe wind,
with speeds of well over a 100mph recorded, and a lot of structural
damage.....just as well we're going via the tunnel as opposed to the
ferries, which probably won't be running, that said the wind's dropped
off to a more mundane 25mph.
The only trouble is that the forecast for snow does not look promising
as the temps are due to go well above average, and what snow there is
will thaw.
Meanwhile, in the UK, there looks as if there are going to be a number
of fronts tracking in across the Atlantic, as we say "Sods Law"

Regards & have a good New Year

GB



Quote:
>Well the pix are up on the site, some of me going for a 360, conditions
>kicked in around 11:00 with solid 25mph plus, wind almost onshore, with
>some good waves & swell.....classic bump & jump...
>Then later on did it kick it or not, as you can see from the readout of
>my anemometer, the beach had closed out as it was high tide and dead on,
>then by the time it swung round it was getting dark.
>Oh well can't complain, off to the Alps tomorrow!!


>Regards

>GB
>        Time    Avtemp          Windchill       Avwind  Gust    Dir
>26/12/  11:00   9.8             -0.9            23.0    29.0    SSW
>26/12/  11:15   9.7             -1.4            25.0    32.0    SSW
>26/12/  11:30   9.7             -1.7            26.0    32.0    SSW
>26/12/  11:45   9.7             -2.2            29.0    38.0    SSW
>26/12/  12:00   9.7             -2.0            28.0    37.0    SSW
>26/12/  12:15   9.8             -2.1            29.0    36.0    SSW
>26/12/  12:30   9.8             -1.8            28.0    34.0    SSW
>26/12/  12:45   9.8             -1.8            28.0    39.0    SSW
>26/12/  13:00   9.8             -2.3            31.0    40.0    SSW
>26/12/  13:15   9.8             -2.3            31.0    40.0    SSW
>26/12/  13:30   9.9             -2.3            31.0    41.0    SSW
>26/12/  13:45   9.9             -2.3            31.0    43.0    SSW
>26/12/  14:00   9.9             -2.3            32.0    42.0    SSW
>26/12/  14:15   9.9             -2.1            30.0    39.0    SSW
>26/12/  14:30   9.9             -2.6            33.0    44.0    SSW
>26/12/  14:45   9.9             -2.8            35.0    45.0    SSW
>26/12/  15:00   9.9             -2.8            35.0    46.0    SSW
>26/12/  15:15   10.2            -2.6            38.0    52.0    SSW
>26/12/  15:30   10.4            -2.5            41.0    58.0    SSW
>26/12/  15:45   10.6            -2.4            42.0    56.0    SSW
>26/12/  16:00   10.6            -2.1            39.0    53.0    SW
>26/12/  16:15   10.8            -2.2            44.0    62.0    SW


>writes

>>>Boxing Day Morning......08:20. bit of a Headache, compounded by the fact
>>>that as I go to walk the Dog on the beach, the Wind is down to 10mph!!!
>>>At least it didn't blow it's self out during the night...so it might
>>>still be out there....if you'd seen the Weather Map / Satellite images
>>>it's got to be there!!!!!!!

>>Gavin:
>>10:00 EST  1/26/98 47 deg. F  (that's14.5-15 deg. C), Wind 13-18 mph,
>>lite occasional rain, (Sun's due out this afternoon).
>>I'm getting out my huge 6.2 rig and the  big, floaty  F2 277 Ride (or
>>maybe the F2 Air again) and heading out for another 3 hour sesh!

>>Just winding you up a bit, old chap!
>>Oh, yeah, I predicted that headache ! 8-)
>>later

--
Gavin Baylis

 
 
 

Xmas Day Report (Force 6) & Boxing Day Force 9 Forecast!!!

Post by EDWARD STURT-PENROS » Sun, 27 Dec 1998 04:00:00

From the West Coast,  and wind starved.

Great you're getting some sailing in, we have to wait till the next good winter
front next week.

In the meantime, has you're wife always been so accommodating or is there are
training class we can send our partners to soon!

All I want is immediate submission as soon as the wind breaks 15 average and gusts
to 20.  The *** trance must remain even if the wind drops a little, you never
know it might come back!

Anyhow how do we train them??

Happy new year and those on the West Coast a real season this year please.

Quote:



> >Yo HO HO HO

> >GERMAN BIGHT HUMBER THAMES DOVER WIGHT
> >SOUTHWEST BACKING SOUTH 6 TO GALE 8, PERHAPS SEVERE GALE 9 LATER.
> >RAIN THEN SHOWERS. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY POOR, BECOMING GOOD

> >Christmas Day wouldn't be the same without getting out on to the water,
> >and yet again we were blessed with good conditions, nice steady Force 6,
> >air temp not too bad 11-12, but wind-chill was reading 0-+1.

> >Waves good, and had a mean 50 mins or so, before had to come in and
> >perform family duties etc.....well with a F**king 19lb Turkey etc,
> >couldn't push the "I've got to sail, as it's Xmas Day" scene too far.

> >Because Boxing day is free to do what we want, and with the above
> >forecast it's going to be awsome.....3.3 or even 2.8....eat your heart
> >out on the US East Coast!!


> >Info.

> Has a great sail yesterday (Xmas Day) with my son James in the Isles of Scilly.
> He was on a 5m Tush and I was on a 4.5 Rushwind. The only two out and it was
> warm, windy and wavey. Most of our usual wind-heads were confined to barracks
> with parents and things. My wife is a bit more understanding and even ask us
> what time we wanted dinner so it would fit in with daylight sailing time. Even
> bought me a Gecko helmet for a present.

> Today, Boxing Day, it was blowing a good force 9 at 10.30 and swinging all over
> the place from Southerly to South West. It is now mid-day and seems to have
> moderated a little, but still looking pretty hairy. The boy has gone out to seek
> his mates who are let off the parental leash today and he's taken his kit so I
> reckon he'll be slashing this afternoon. The forecast (ignoring the rain), is
> excellent for the next week I believe.

> Steve Watt

 
 
 

Xmas Day Report (Force 6) & Boxing Day Force 9 Forecast!!!

Post by Gavin Bayli » Mon, 28 Dec 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>From the West Coast,  and wind starved.

>Great you're getting some sailing in, we have to wait till the next good winter
>front next week.

>In the meantime, has you're wife always been so accommodating or is there are
>training class we can send our partners to soon!

Quit simple, she's quite a mean sailor as well...the only trouble being
she's not so keen on sailing in cold conditions, so I get to be greedy.
Living right on the beach helps, as it's just like nipping out to the
shops!!

Quote:

>All I want is immediate submission as soon as the wind breaks 15 average and
>gusts
>to 20.  The *** trance must remain even if the wind drops a little, you
>never
>know it might come back!

>Anyhow how do we train them??

>Happy new year and those on the West Coast a real season this year please.




>> >Yo HO HO HO

>> >GERMAN BIGHT HUMBER THAMES DOVER WIGHT
>> >SOUTHWEST BACKING SOUTH 6 TO GALE 8, PERHAPS SEVERE GALE 9 LATER.
>> >RAIN THEN SHOWERS. MODERATE, OCCASIONALLY POOR, BECOMING GOOD

>> >Christmas Day wouldn't be the same without getting out on to the water,
>> >and yet again we were blessed with good conditions, nice steady Force 6,
>> >air temp not too bad 11-12, but wind-chill was reading 0-+1.

>> >Waves good, and had a mean 50 mins or so, before had to come in and
>> >perform family duties etc.....well with a F**king 19lb Turkey etc,
>> >couldn't push the "I've got to sail, as it's Xmas Day" scene too far.

>> >Because Boxing day is free to do what we want, and with the above
>> >forecast it's going to be awsome.....3.3 or even 2.8....eat your heart
>> >out on the US East Coast!!


>> >Info.

>> Has a great sail yesterday (Xmas Day) with my son James in the Isles of
>Scilly.
>> He was on a 5m Tush and I was on a 4.5 Rushwind. The only two out and it was
>> warm, windy and wavey. Most of our usual wind-heads were confined to barracks
>> with parents and things. My wife is a bit more understanding and even ask us
>> what time we wanted dinner so it would fit in with daylight sailing time. Even
>> bought me a Gecko helmet for a present.

>> Today, Boxing Day, it was blowing a good force 9 at 10.30 and swinging all
>over
>> the place from Southerly to South West. It is now mid-day and seems to have
>> moderated a little, but still looking pretty hairy. The boy has gone out to
>seek
>> his mates who are let off the parental leash today and he's taken his kit so I
>> reckon he'll be slashing this afternoon. The forecast (ignoring the rain), is
>> excellent for the next week I believe.

>> Steve Watt

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Gavin Baylis