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Post Options Post Options   Quote about  a boat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Aug 15 at 3:27pm
Enjoy the boat it is a great boat. Also look at the Phantom Class Association forum for any tips or questions you might have.

Considering the wind, it is also easier to go out in a building breeze. So if the forecast is say 8 knots building to 15 give it ago. But if it is a full on 15-18 straight in it might be a bit intimidating until you get more used to it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rich96 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Dec 15 at 8:41am
Originally posted by patj

Windguru is another good website www.windguru.cz

Being heavy like us you'll find light wind (below about 7 mph) an absolute pain .


The Phantom is very good in light breezes - don't be put off by 'too little' wind - just go out and see what happens. Anything over 10 - 12 knots in a Phantom is hard work so get used to the boat in lighter breezes first.

Don't spend too long worrying about the forecasts etc - go along and, if its sensible, go sailing. Too many sailing days are lost be people taking to much notice about the forecast wind.

Also - some of the better know 'wind forecast' websites regularly forecast ridiculous gust speeds - this puts off lots of people and they are regularly completely wrong.

We had one the other day that said something along the lines of 8 - 12 knots gusting 25 ?. It never went above F3 all day.

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I find Xcweather very good. Then compare with the Met office.
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