Worthing South Coast UK sailing report F8 with gusts 56mph, what a days' sailing...

Worthing South Coast UK sailing report F8 with gusts 56mph, what a days' sailing...

Post by Gavin Bayli » Tue, 31 Oct 2000 01:39:50


Just come in off the water, or should I say blown off, mind you I could have
changed down to 3.3, but I'm quite knackered. 2 hours this morning in
classic cross shore 4.5 weather, superb faces and nice down the line riding,
probably one of the best days of the year, we even had sun, but it was mixed
in with some vicious squalls, the conditions for the South Coast were some
of the best for a long while, just makes a change to be able to head off
downwind riding rather than upwind, one run must have put nigh in 20 turns,
downside was took two long beats to get back, then had to do it all over
again. Used RRD 258 & Ezzy 4.5 wave 2000.

Then this afternoon, survival sailing, wind cross on F8 with my anemometer
recording gusts of 56mph, used Critical Section 250 with Ezzy Wave 2000 4.0,
with loads of downhaul and outhaul. Board was very sweet after I moved the
mast foot all the way back, the strength of the wind flattened the chop
right off between the waves which were coming in beautiful lines, which made
for some very fast gybes, both on the faces and inshore, what a  day!!!!

Remember you can see the conditions and weather data from our weather
stations around the UK, total of 13 in all, updating at 08:00 on the hour
for video and every 30mins for weather data, through out daylight hours, but
we're keeping updating during the night as we've got 90mph winds forecast!!!

Regards

Gavin B

http://www.boatastic.com

 
 
 

Worthing South Coast UK sailing report F8 with gusts 56mph, what a days' sailing...

Post by info » Tue, 31 Oct 2000 16:20:48

where did you sail???

Eric
--------------------------------------------
http://robby-naish.com

Windsurfing Search Engine

Quote:
> Just come in off the water, or should I say blown off, mind you I could
have
> changed down to 3.3, but I'm quite knackered. 2 hours this morning in
> classic cross shore 4.5 weather, superb faces and nice down the line
riding,
> probably one of the best days of the year, we even had sun, but it was
mixed
> in with some vicious squalls, the conditions for the South Coast were some
> of the best for a long while, just makes a change to be able to head off
> downwind riding rather than upwind, one run must have put nigh in 20
turns,
> downside was took two long beats to get back, then had to do it all over
> again. Used RRD 258 & Ezzy 4.5 wave 2000.

> Then this afternoon, survival sailing, wind cross on F8 with my anemometer
> recording gusts of 56mph, used Critical Section 250 with Ezzy Wave 2000
4.0,
> with loads of downhaul and outhaul. Board was very sweet after I moved the
> mast foot all the way back, the strength of the wind flattened the chop
> right off between the waves which were coming in beautiful lines, which
made
> for some very fast gybes, both on the faces and inshore, what a  day!!!!

> Remember you can see the conditions and weather data from our weather
> stations around the UK, total of 13 in all, updating at 08:00 on the hour
> for video and every 30mins for weather data, through out daylight hours,
but
> we're keeping updating during the night as we've got 90mph winds
forecast!!!

> Regards

> Gavin B

> http://www.boatastic.com


 
 
 

Worthing South Coast UK sailing report F8 with gusts 56mph, what a days' sailing...

Post by Gavin Bayli » Tue, 31 Oct 2000 23:27:48

Gnarly old Worthing, where the cam is...

Regards

GB

Quote:
> where did you sail???

> Eric
> --------------------------------------------
> http://robby-naish.com

> Windsurfing Search Engine


> > Just come in off the water, or should I say blown off, mind you I could
> have
> > changed down to 3.3, but I'm quite knackered. 2 hours this morning in
> > classic cross shore 4.5 weather, superb faces and nice down the line
> riding,
> > probably one of the best days of the year, we even had sun, but it was
> mixed
> > in with some vicious squalls, the conditions for the South Coast were
some
> > of the best for a long while, just makes a change to be able to head off
> > downwind riding rather than upwind, one run must have put nigh in 20
> turns,
> > downside was took two long beats to get back, then had to do it all over
> > again. Used RRD 258 & Ezzy 4.5 wave 2000.

> > Then this afternoon, survival sailing, wind cross on F8 with my
anemometer
> > recording gusts of 56mph, used Critical Section 250 with Ezzy Wave 2000
> 4.0,
> > with loads of downhaul and outhaul. Board was very sweet after I moved
the
> > mast foot all the way back, the strength of the wind flattened the chop
> > right off between the waves which were coming in beautiful lines, which
> made
> > for some very fast gybes, both on the faces and inshore, what a  day!!!!

> > Remember you can see the conditions and weather data from our weather
> > stations around the UK, total of 13 in all, updating at 08:00 on the
hour
> > for video and every 30mins for weather data, through out daylight hours,
> but
> > we're keeping updating during the night as we've got 90mph winds
> forecast!!!

> > Regards

> > Gavin B

> > http://www.boatastic.com


 
 
 

Worthing South Coast UK sailing report F8 with gusts 56mph, what a days' sailing...

Post by Neil » Wed, 01 Nov 2000 00:14:57

Gotta love the chill factor...burrrrrr.

Neil

Quote:

> Gnarly old Worthing, where the cam is...

> Regards

> GB


> > where did you sail???

> > Eric
> > --------------------------------------------
> > http://robby-naish.com

> > Windsurfing Search Engine


> > > Just come in off the water, or should I say blown off, mind you I
could
> > have
> > > changed down to 3.3, but I'm quite knackered. 2 hours this morning in
> > > classic cross shore 4.5 weather, superb faces and nice down the line
> > riding,
> > > probably one of the best days of the year, we even had sun, but it was
> > mixed
> > > in with some vicious squalls, the conditions for the South Coast were
> some
> > > of the best for a long while, just makes a change to be able to head
off
> > > downwind riding rather than upwind, one run must have put nigh in 20
> > turns,
> > > downside was took two long beats to get back, then had to do it all
over
> > > again. Used RRD 258 & Ezzy 4.5 wave 2000.

> > > Then this afternoon, survival sailing, wind cross on F8 with my
> anemometer
> > > recording gusts of 56mph, used Critical Section 250 with Ezzy Wave
2000
> > 4.0,
> > > with loads of downhaul and outhaul. Board was very sweet after I moved
> the
> > > mast foot all the way back, the strength of the wind flattened the
chop
> > > right off between the waves which were coming in beautiful lines,
which
> > made
> > > for some very fast gybes, both on the faces and inshore, what a
day!!!!

> > > Remember you can see the conditions and weather data from our weather
> > > stations around the UK, total of 13 in all, updating at 08:00 on the
> hour
> > > for video and every 30mins for weather data, through out daylight
hours,
> > but
> > > we're keeping updating during the night as we've got 90mph winds
> > forecast!!!

> > > Regards

> > > Gavin B

> > > http://www.boatastic.com

 
 
 

Worthing South Coast UK sailing report F8 with gusts 56mph, what a days' sailing...

Post by info » Wed, 01 Nov 2000 00:53:04

the only *** I found was haylingisland.net one
where is the worthing one?

Eric
--------------------------------------------
http://SportToday.org/
Windsurfing Search Engine


Quote:
> Gnarly old Worthing, where the cam is...

> Regards

> GB


> > where did you sail???

> > Eric
> > --------------------------------------------
> > http://SportToday.org/

> > Windsurfing Search Engine


> > > Just come in off the water, or should I say blown off, mind you I
could
> > have
> > > changed down to 3.3, but I'm quite knackered. 2 hours this morning in
> > > classic cross shore 4.5 weather, superb faces and nice down the line
> > riding,
> > > probably one of the best days of the year, we even had sun, but it was
> > mixed
> > > in with some vicious squalls, the conditions for the South Coast were
> some
> > > of the best for a long while, just makes a change to be able to head
off
> > > downwind riding rather than upwind, one run must have put nigh in 20
> > turns,
> > > downside was took two long beats to get back, then had to do it all
over
> > > again. Used RRD 258 & Ezzy 4.5 wave 2000.

> > > Then this afternoon, survival sailing, wind cross on F8 with my
> anemometer
> > > recording gusts of 56mph, used Critical Section 250 with Ezzy Wave
2000
> > 4.0,
> > > with loads of downhaul and outhaul. Board was very sweet after I moved
> the
> > > mast foot all the way back, the strength of the wind flattened the
chop
> > > right off between the waves which were coming in beautiful lines,
which
> > made
> > > for some very fast gybes, both on the faces and inshore, what a
day!!!!

> > > Remember you can see the conditions and weather data from our weather
> > > stations around the UK, total of 13 in all, updating at 08:00 on the
> hour
> > > for video and every 30mins for weather data, through out daylight
hours,
> > but
> > > we're keeping updating during the night as we've got 90mph winds
> > forecast!!!

> > > Regards

> > > Gavin B

> > > http://SportToday.org/

 
 
 

Worthing South Coast UK sailing report F8 with gusts 56mph, what a days' sailing...

Post by Gavin Bayli » Wed, 01 Nov 2000 02:29:45

Go to www.boatastic.com and take the link to weathercams, I think you'll
like what you see, the Hayling & Brighton cams use old PC based technology
with static cam images, as you can see the video cams are slightly more
interesting!!!


Quote:
> the only *** I found was haylingisland.net one
> where is the worthing one?

> Eric
> --------------------------------------------
> http://SportToday.org/
> Windsurfing Search Engine



> > Gnarly old Worthing, where the cam is...

> > Regards

> > GB


> > > where did you sail???

> > > Eric
> > > --------------------------------------------
> > > http://SportToday.org/

> > > Windsurfing Search Engine


> > > > Just come in off the water, or should I say blown off, mind you I
> could
> > > have
> > > > changed down to 3.3, but I'm quite knackered. 2 hours this morning
in
> > > > classic cross shore 4.5 weather, superb faces and nice down the line
> > > riding,
> > > > probably one of the best days of the year, we even had sun, but it
was
> > > mixed
> > > > in with some vicious squalls, the conditions for the South Coast
were
> > some
> > > > of the best for a long while, just makes a change to be able to head
> off
> > > > downwind riding rather than upwind, one run must have put nigh in 20
> > > turns,
> > > > downside was took two long beats to get back, then had to do it all
> over
> > > > again. Used RRD 258 & Ezzy 4.5 wave 2000.

> > > > Then this afternoon, survival sailing, wind cross on F8 with my
> > anemometer
> > > > recording gusts of 56mph, used Critical Section 250 with Ezzy Wave
> 2000
> > > 4.0,
> > > > with loads of downhaul and outhaul. Board was very sweet after I
moved
> > the
> > > > mast foot all the way back, the strength of the wind flattened the
> chop
> > > > right off between the waves which were coming in beautiful lines,
> which
> > > made
> > > > for some very fast gybes, both on the faces and inshore, what a
> day!!!!

> > > > Remember you can see the conditions and weather data from our
weather
> > > > stations around the UK, total of 13 in all, updating at 08:00 on the
> > hour
> > > > for video and every 30mins for weather data, through out daylight
> hours,
> > > but
> > > > we're keeping updating during the night as we've got 90mph winds
> > > forecast!!!

> > > > Regards

> > > > Gavin B

> > > > http://SportToday.org/

 
 
 

Worthing South Coast UK sailing report F8 with gusts 56mph, what a days' sailing...

Post by Iain Cunningha » Wed, 01 Nov 2000 04:52:08


Quote:
> Go to www.boatastic.com and take the link to weathercams, I think you'll
> like what you see, the Hayling & Brighton cams use old PC based technology
> with static cam images, as you can see the video cams are slightly more
> interesting!!!

<neat link>

On the subject of Hayling, for those of you that have had trouble with the
cam there, the following was just posted in another newsgroup:

---------Begin quotation---------

Apologies to you and anyone else trying to use our weather station.
We replaced the annometer on Thursday, after the previous one got
damaged by 'extreme weather' and the new one appears to have taken a
similar battering over the weekend.

We will try to get a look at this soon - but no-one here is
volunteering to get on the roof of the Inn on The Beach until things
calm down!

----------End quotation----------
---------Begin quotation---------

Good news,

Hayling Cam & weather station now online again.  Bruce was the Fool ..
err... hero who sorted that out for us this time.

Even with the "weather proof" casing I do not know how the system will
fair over the next 24 hours - so here are the latest readings...

Hayling Island .net

Date: 30/10/2000
Time: 12:02
Temperature: 11.6 C
Lo: 7.9 C (29/10 11:42)
Hi: 12.6 C (29/10 00:12)
Wind: Strong breeze
Direction: 301 (WNW)
Speed: 29.1 mph (6 Bft)
Highest Gust: 78.1 mph (29/10 00:12) <- That's when the system went down
Chill Factor: 0.6 C

The picture is also quite interesting at the moment - take a look at
http://www.haylingisland.net/surfcam

----------End quotation----------

</neat link>

There you go, so hopefully, that's at least one of the dodgy links from
Boatastic fixed?

Iain

 
 
 

Worthing South Coast UK sailing report F8 with gusts 56mph, what a days' sailing...

Post by Iain Cunningha » Wed, 01 Nov 2000 05:25:47


 [Hayling.net]

This will teach me not to recheck sites just before posting news about them!

After all that, it's broken again!  An 80.1 mph gust this time :)

Iain